Jim Sonefeld Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Jan 31, 2024 By Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Originally Published on Jun 23, 2022
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Grammy Award winner and musician Jim Sonefeld is a well-known celebrity in the music industry.
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About Jim Sonefeld

James George 'Jim' Sonefeld is an American Musician and famous drummer best known as a founding member of 'Hootie & the Blowfish.'

Jim was born in Michigan on October 20, 1964. He grew up in Lansing and played collegiate soccer in South Carolina.

Jim Sonefeld had intentions of being a professional soccer player. However, he joined the pathway to music, started a career in it, and became a professional drummer and musician. He released his first solo album 'Snowman Melting' in 2008 while at the Aquarian Nation Records/The Orchard Record Label.

Check out more regarding his bio, net worth, relationship, and times with 'Hootie & the Blowfish.'

Jim Sonefeld's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jim Sonefeld’s net worth?

Jim Sonefeld's net worth is approximately $5 million. His primary source of income is music.

How much does Jim Sonefeld earn per year?

Currently, there is no information regarding Jim's income per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jim Sonefeld?

Currently, there is no information regarding Jim Sonefeld's height.

How old is Jim Sonefeld?

Jim Sonefeld celebrates his birthday on October 20 every year. In 2021, the American drummer became 57 years old.

Childhood And Education

James George 'Jim' Sonefeld was born on October 20, 1964, in Michigan, United States, to Otto and Mary Lou. Jim was raised in the capital city of Michigan, Lansing. He finished his high school education at Naperville Central High School in Naperville, Illinois. Jim is also a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he became a member of the South Carolina Gamecocks and played collegiate soccer. Jim Sonefeld loved soccer while in college and had a greater interest in it than music.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Jim Sonefeld’s partner?

Jim Sonefeld is currently married to Laura Bryan. Laura was an ex-wife to Mark Bryan, a former bandmate of Jim. The duo married in 2008 and are still together.

Before Jim married Laura Bryan, he was previously in a relationship with Deborah Ann Mason. The both of them were together for a while until they broke up. Jim Sonefeld has a total of five children from both his marriages.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known As…

Jim Sonefeld is best known as one of the founding members of the American rock band 'Hootie & the Blowfish.'

Jim Sonefeld, alongside fellow bandmates Darius Rucker, Mark Bryan, and Dean Felber formed the rock band 'Hootie & the Blowfish.' The band, which gained massive success right from the first album released, was formed in Columbia, South Carolina, in 1986. The band's debut album 'Crack Rear View' was released in 1994. Soon, the band traveled around the world to support the 16 times Platinum album and one of America's best-selling albums. A few years after the release of 'Cracked Rear View,' the band recorded four more studio albums.

Sonefeld slightly changed his path in music with his solo release, 'Love,' celebrating gratitude to God for a new life. In the opening song, Jim described God as a gift he could barely wait to open every morning. The huge improvements and recovery in his life led him to share his story with Celebrate Recovery groups around the southeast. 

Jim's solo album is 'Snowman Melting' (2008). His Eps include 'Found' (2012), 'In' (2014), and 'Love' (2015).

What awards has Jim Sonefeld won?

Jim Sonefeld has two Grammy Awards in his award cabinet. He won the Best New Artist award and Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals. He won both awards at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards.

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Jim Sonefeld Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

James George Sonefeld

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Musician, Drummer


University of South Carolina

Net Worth



Laura Bryan


Otto Sonefeld, Mary Lou
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Written by Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason

Bachelor of Science specializing in Mass Communication.

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With over 3+ years of professional experience, Olanrewaju is a certified SEO Specialist and Content Writer. He holds a BSc in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos. Throughout his dynamic career, Olanrewaju has successfully taken on various roles with startups and established organizations. He has served as a Technical Writer, Blogger, SEO Specialist, Social Media Manager, and Digital Marketing Manager. Known for his hardworking nature and insightful approach, Olanrewaju is dedicated to continuous learning and improvement.
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