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Songwriter, Guitarist, & Cellist Brian Sutherland is an up and coming Florida native musician currently living in Central Florida writing and performing with his own group. Brian has shared the stage as a performer with artists like The Beach Boys, Copeland, Paramore, Craig Campbell, Craig Morgan, Connor Zwetsch (American Idol), and The Likes of Us. This is Brian’s 3rd visit to the Island Hopper Songwriter’s Festival, earlier this year he participated in the 22nd Annual Key West Songwriters Festival.

James Michael Stanley, (born February18, 1982) is an American country music singer from Eustis, Florida. He grew up there on rural road CR. 44a. He spent most of his child hood training horses on his parents horse farm. Jimmy attended Florida State University where he began to visualize a path in music playing small clubs around Tallahassee before making the move to Nashville in 2005. He immediately got a job at the world famous BlueBird Cafe where he studied some of the greatest songwriters and learned how a song was crafted. Jimmy has shared the stage with artists like Sam Hunt, Tony Arata, Ronnie Milsap etc. In 2012 he landed a featured role on ABC’s Nashville which later turned into a speaking role. Shortly thereafter he was casted for the soft scripted reality show called CrazyHearts Nashville on the network A&E. After the first season Jimmy returned to touring and released his debut single “Say You Want Me” on SiriusXM’s The Highway in 2015. His second single, “Like I Stole It” was released to radio Spring of 2016.