Artimus Pyle is the former member of the one the greatest southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd. The band holds a truly tragic history of a plane crash that killed three members and other crew members. However, Artimus survived the crash and was still making music. He has released many albums with Lynyrd Skynyrd and toured with various bands.
So, where is Artimus today? Learn more on Artimus Pyle and get to know more on him, including his married life, net worth, and much more.
|Birth Name||Thomas Delmer Pyle|
|Birthday||July 15, 1948|
|Parents||Mildred Midge Pyle and Clarence Del Pyle|
|Children||Chris Pyle, Kelly Pyle|
|Net Worth||$3 million|
Is Artimus Pyle Still Married? Who’s His Wife?
Artimus’s information on his marriage has been very mysterious. The drummer is married twice. While there is no information on his first wife, his second wife is Kerri Hampton-Pyle. However, there is not much information on how the couple met and when they tied the knot.
Nonetheless, he also shares three sons, including Chris and two daughters, Kelly and Pepper. Moreover, Artimus is also a grandfather of two grandchildren. He resides in North Carolina with his wife.
How much is Artimus Pyle’s Net Worth?
Artimus played with Thickwood Lick before joining Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1974. He initially played alongside the original drummer Bob Burns and made his recording debut with the band in August 1974 on Saturday Night Special, which became the first single from the band’s third album, Nuthin’ Fancy. He also played drums on other albums like Gimme Back My Bullets, One More from the Road, Legend, and Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991.
Artimus, fortunately, survived the 1977 plane crash that killed many members and crews of the band. However, he suffered from torn chest cartilage but managed to cross hundreds of yards to call for help. After the crash, Artimus also played with the reunited Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1979. In 1982, he started recording and touring with the Artimus Pyle Band and released three albums with the band. He also took part in the Skynyrd Tribute tour and joined the new Lynyrd Skynyrd in recording Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1991 before departing from the band in 1991.
Regardless, he and the original drummer of the band returned to play with the current version of Lynyrd Skynyrd following the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. Besides, he was a guest performer on Eli Cook’s album Primitive Son in 2014. As of 2020, Artimus Pyle holds a net worth of $3 million.
Artimus Pyle Wiki-Bio
Thomas Delmer “Artimus” Pyle was born in 1948 in Louisville, Kentucky. He celebrates his birthday on July 15, which makes his age 72. He is the son of Mildred Midge Pyle and Clarence Del Pyle. His mother was a homemaker while his father was a construction superintendent. He has two sisters, Marilyn and Peggy. Artimus graduated from Eastmoor High School and attended a year at Tennessee Technological University. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Artimus holds an American nationality and comes from White ethnicity.