James Hand (musician) Dead, Bio, Age, Wife, Children, Net Worth, and Songs

James Hand (musician) Dead
James Hand (musician) Dead

James Hand Biography

This is what you need to know about the late James Hand, an American country music singer, and songwriter.

James Hand Death

Hand passed away on June 8, 2020, at the age of 68. About the cause of his death, Hand’s health condition started out as a heart issue, and led to some other complications,” the James “Slim” Hand account posted last asking fans for prayer.

Though he’d begun singing and playing guitar in public as a young man, the spotlight escaped him until late in life. He lived with his family in a small town called Tokio, just outside of West, and would frequently come down to Austin to play. 

James Hand Age

James Hand was born in 1952 in Waco, Texas, U.S. He is 68 years old as of 2020.

James Hand Wife

Hand was a married man but little is known about the mother of his children. However, he lived with his family in a small town called Tokio,

James Hand Net Worth

Hand had an estimated net worth of $1 million U.S dollars. His musical career was the primary source of his income.

James Hand Early Life

Born in Waco, Texas, United States, Hand took to guitar playing and singing at the age of 12. He worked in various jobs, including horse training and driving a truck. About his work with animals, Hand said, “People act like it’s some big deal, like this whole horse whispering thing. But I’ll tell you something – you can whisper to ’em, you can get down on your knees and act like ’em, but the horse knows you ain’t a horse.”

James Hand Career

Hand joined a small band when he was a teenager and started performing in honky-tonks and roadhouses across the state of Texas. At some point he started to write and perform his own songs. After years of continuous traveling and live performances, he released his first album in 1999, when he was 47 years old.

In 2014, Hand played a fictional version of himself in the independent film Thank You a Lot. The Austin Film Society’s website noted that Hand and co-protagonist Blake DeLong, playing his son, had a chemistry that was “hilariously realistic”.

James Hand Songs

  • Shadows Where the Magic Was, on Crystal Clear Sound (1999)
  • Evil Things, on Cold Spring Records (2000)
  • The Truth Will Set You Free, on Rounder Select (2006)
  • Shadow on the Ground, on Rounder Select (2009)
  • Mighty Lonesome Man, on Slim Hand Music (2012)
  • Stormclouds in Heaven, on Slim Hand Music (2015)