Jimmie Lee Sloas grew up in Fairborn, Ohio & Isonville, Kentucky. He is an American session musician, producer and songwriter who plays bass guitar. Formerly a member of a famous Christian band called The Imperials (bassist/lead vocals/BGVs) in the 1980s and 1990s, Sloas holds several session musician and production credits, primarily in country & contemporary Christian music with artists such as Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, LeAnn Rimes, Kellie Pickler, Reba McEntire, PFR, Switchfoot, and Jessica Simpson. In 1996, Jimmie also co-founded the group Dogs of Peace with former Whiteheart guitarist Gordon Kennedy. Sloas also recorded with the heavy metal outfit Megadeth on their album The System Has Failed. He was nominated for Top Bass Player of the Year in the 2006, 2008 & 2009 Academy of Country Music awards.
Jimmie's father (Dave), was a member of the popular Bluegrass group, The Sloas Brothers. David (Jimmie's older brother), served as Tammy Wynette lead guitarist from the early 80's until her death and currently plays lead guitar for Country star, Aaron Tippin.