Jim McCormick is a Grammy and CMA nominated, multi-platinum selling songwriter who has scored three #1 songs atop Billboard’s Country Airplay chart: Gabby Barrett’s “The Good Ones,” which spent two weeks at #1; Jason Aldean’s “Take A Little Ride,” which spent 3 weeks at the top; and Brantley Gilbert’s “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do.”
Barrett’s “The Good One’s” received the 2021 Song of the Year nomination from the Country Music Association and won Favorite Country Song at the American Music Awards that year.
Other recent releases co-written by McCormick include Luke Bryan’s “All My Dreaming There,” Jason Aldean’s “Lights Go Out,” Dalton Dover’s “Here About a Girl,” Harry Connick Jr’s “I Do Like We Do,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Minute,” Jon Pardi’s “Lucky Tonight,” Charlie Pride’s “Standing In My Way,” Payton Smith’s “Need You to Not,” and Trace Adkins’ “Welcome To” and “Jesus and Jones.” His songs also have been recorded by Tim McGraw, Jamey Johnson, Keith Urban, Randy Travis, Trisha Yearwood, Ronnie Milsap, Tyler Farr, Cody Johnson, Matt Stell, Dalton Dover, James Barker, Shenandoah, Smash Mouth, Samantha Fish, and many others.
He has served as a board governor and vice-president for the Recording Academy and on the board of the Nashville Songwriters Association International. He is also an alumnus of Nashville’s Leadership Music.
McCormick is a former decade-long member of the faculty of Loyola University New Orleans where he taught “The Craft and Business of Songwriting.” He’s also lectured extensively on songwriting at Berklee College of Music, Georgetown, Vanderbilt, Belmont, and Tulane, as well as GrammyPro and NSAI events.
He is a recipient of the Academy of American Poets’ “Poetry Prize” as well at the Cutting Edge Music Conference’s “Lifetime Achievement Award.”
He divides his time between his two homes of Nashville and New Orleans.