The Timekeepers

The Timekeepers

Hi - I'm Biff Watson. That's my brother Jim on the drums, and I'm next. Then Landon Spradlin and Bev Emerson. We were the Timekeepers, and this picture was taken in 1965 when we were all around 12 years old.

Our Story

The Timekeepers were how I got started in my career, although I didn't know it was a career until many years later. I just loved what I was doing and did it all the time. There aren't really any short cuts, but it doesn't feel like it takes a long time when you love every minute. And I still do. I like helping others have that same kind of joy in life, the joy of creating and expressing yourself, and gaining the confidence and experience that will help with everything else you do. Sounds great, doesn't it? You can sound great!


Born and raised in Virginia, Biff has been involved since 1971 in the Nashville music industry as a session musician, producer, writer, publisher and manager. He has been featured in Guitar Player, Guitar World and MIX magazines and is a two-time Academy of Country Music nominee for Guitar Player of the Year. Biff serves on the Board of Directors of the Country Music Association, and is a Trustee of AFM Local 257. In 2015 Biff was named Musical Director of the Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony, inducting the newest members into the esteemed Hall. He is President Emeritus of the Recording Musicians Association, Nashville Chapter, and is an alumni of Leadership Music, Class of 1997. Biff serves on the Advisory Board of The American Music Channel, and has been co-writer, co-producer and performer on the music for Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40 Countdown. He has produced #1 singles and gold albums, as well as many other records on artists from all over the world. His list of musician credits include Keith Urban, Shania Twain, Bob Seger, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood, The Band Perry, Willie Nelson, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Clint Black, Don Williams, Peter Cetera, Harry Connick, Jr. and many others. A more complete list can be found at He is affiliated with BMI and ASCAP, is President of Biff-Bangs Productions, and CEO of Entrepy (a media and technology products and services company). Biff is married with three children and two grandchildren, and enjoys tennis, reading, gardening and the lake.