Jim Blakey, in his earliest memories of childhood would listen to his momma sing gospel songs in church and at home and even while travelling in the family car. He inherited that love for music and the love to worship God in song from her. The first time Jim sang solo in church he was so young and small that he had to stand beside the pulpit so that the congregation could see him. Like his mother, Jim has always had a song in his heart and sings and writes songs almost every day. Jim is a quiet person by nature so his music is his prayers, his testimony and worship. Sometimes there is even a bit of a sermon in them.