Jay started playing drums at age 12. By age 14, he began playing in a country band with his parents; he has played music his entire life. During his later teens, he formed a rock-and-roll band with his brother and several friends where they played local club scenes in Nashville and Knoxville. His band previously opened for comedian, Killer Beez. The band eventually released an album that received significant radio play.
Jay also played drums on the televised concert series “In the Park” in the state of Kentucky and previously won “Battle of the Bands” at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. Jay became a member of the Tennessee BackRoads Band in 2011. Jay is married and has two daughters.