Raised in Nashville, TN, the heart of country music, Stinson grew up with musical influences all around him. Around 1970 he landed a gig touring with Dottie West. After a while, he left Nashville behind and made the big move to sunny California. He put together a band of his own there, Silver. The group managed to do okay, even landing a chart-making hit, but Silver turned out to be a short-lived effort. By the mid-'80s, Stinson was back in Nashville on comfortable old-home soil and working on albums with singers like Lyle Lovett. Stinson also helped form another band, the Overtones, with Kevin Welch.
Stinson's skills on the drums have given him the chance to work as house drummer for television shows such as The American Music Shop. He has also joined forces with a couple of friends and started a record label, Dead Reckoning. ~ Charlotte Dillon, Rovi