JIMMY WEBB is an American songwriter, composer, and singer known worldwide as a master of his trade. His platinum selling classics include "Up, Up and Away", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "Wichita Lineman", "Galveston", "The Worst That Could Happen", "All I Know", and "MacArthur Park". His songs have been recorded or performed by the best including Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Judy Collins, Isaac Hayes, Art Garfunkel, Linda Ronstadt, R.E.M., Michael Feinstein, and Carly Simon. According to BMI, his song "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" was the third most performed song in the fifty years between 1940 to 1990. Webb is the only artist ever to have received Grammy Awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration.
Jimmy Webb is the Chairman of the national Songwriter's Hall of Fame and the co-chair of ASCAP. His book, Tunesmith: Inside the Art of Songwriting, in addition to being a good read, is considered a "bible" among musicians. Webb's latest cd, "Just Across the River" features duets with friends including Billy Joel, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne and Glen Campbell. Webb is married to Laura Savini, PBS host and producer.