Timothy Ray Menzies (born August 25, 1959, in Mechanicsville, Virginia), also known as Tim Menzies and Tim Mensy, is an American country music artist. Initially, he was a member of the band Bandana, in which he charted several singles on the Hot Country Songs charts in the 1980s. After leaving Bandana, Menzies began a solo career on Columbia Records in 1990, releasing his debut album Stone by Stone that year. A second album, This Ol' Heart, followed in 1992 on Giant Records. Overall, these two albums produced six singles for Menzies on the country charts as well.
In addition to his work as a musician, Menzies has written songs for several artists, including Mark Chesnutt, Shelby Lynne, Trisha Yearwood, and Reba McEntire.
Menzies was born in Mechanicsville, Virginia. He debuted as a performer at age three, with a band his mother was a member of. Born to a musical family, he, his two brothers, two sisters, and parents performed throughout Virginia. They opened shows for Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash and other country music stars. At age eight, he was playing mandolin in the band. Menzies suffered a hearing disorder as a child, which he overcame at age sixteen following seven operations.
In the mid-1980s, he played guitar in the group Bandana, which released ten singles for Warner Bros. Records between 1985 and 1987. Menzies left the band in 1986 and was replaced by Michael Black and Billy Kemp.
Menzies co-wrote the single "Mama Knows," recorded by Shenandoah and released in 1989. That same year he signed to Columbia Records, performing as Tim Mensy, with his debut album Stone by Stone following a year later. It produced three singles, all of which made the lower regions of the country music charts.
A second album, This Ol' Heart, followed on the Giant label in 1992. It included three singles, one of which ("She Dreams") was later a Top Ten hit for Mark Chesnutt in 1994. Menzies did not release another album until the self-titled Tim Mensy in 2002.
In 2014, Tim Menzies released a Christian album titled His Way Of Loving Me. It was released under his birth name and created with help from Ben Isaacs of The Isaacs family band.
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