1981 Jim Photoglo – Fool In Love With You
Jim Photoglo grew up in California and began chasing a career in music in his early twenties. He signed with 20th Century Fox Records in 1979 and began recording his first album.
Jim released his first album in 1980 simply using the name Photoglow. The first single from the album, We Were Meant To Be Lovers, stalled at #31 on the Hot 100.
In 1981, Jim did slightly better with a single from his second album. He released Fool In Love With You as Jim Photoglo and the single reached #25 on the Hot 100.
Both of Jim’s records did better on the Adult Contemporary chart, where they peaked at #14 and #11. He had two other singles reach that chart but never reached the Hot 100 again.
After spending two years singing backup vocals for Andy Gibb and concentrating more on songwriting, Jim moved to Nashville and began writing songs for Country artists. Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, Patty Loveless, The Oak Ridge Boys, and many others recorded his songs.
Two songs he wrote went to the top of the Country chart for The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Alabama and two others reached the top ten.
Jim recorded a few more albums beginning in the nineties. He joined with Russell Smith of The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Bernie Leadon of the Eagles, and songwriter Vince Melamed to form Run C&W, performing bluegrass versions of songs from the sixties and seventies.
He later played bass and sang in touring bands for Dan Fogelberg, Carole King, and others. He currently tours with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, playing bass and guitar and supplying backup vocals.
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