Jim McCormick is a Grammy and CMA nominated, multi-platinum sellingsongwriter 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 3weeks at the top; and Brantley Gilbert's "You Don’t Know Her Like I Do."
“The Good One’s” received the Country Music Association’s 2021 Song of the Year nomination and won Favorite Country Song at the AmericanMusic Awards that year.
Other recent releases co-written by McCormick include MattStell’s “One of Us,” Dalton Dover’s “Here About a Girl,” Luke Bryan’s “All MyDreaming There,” Jason Aldean’s “Lights Go Out,” Harry Connick Jr’s “I Do LikeWe 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’ “WelcomeTo” and “Jesus and Jones.” His songs also have been recorded by Tim McGraw, JameyJohnson, Keith Urban, Randy Travis, Trisha Yearwood, Ronnie Milsap, Tyler Farr,Cody Johnson, Matt Stell, Dalton Dover, James Barker, Shenandoah, SmashMouth, Samantha Fish, and many others.
He has served as a board governor and vice-president for the RecordingAcademy and on the board of the Nashville Songwriters AssociationInternational. He is also an alumnus of Nashville’s Leadership Music.
For over a decade now McCormick has been onthe faculty of Loyola University New Orleans where he teaches “The Craft andBusiness of Songwriting.” He’s guest lectured on songwriting at BerkeleeCollege of Music, Georgetown, Vanderbilt, Belmont and Tulane, as well asGrammyPro and NSAI events.
He is a recipient of the Academy ofAmerican Poets’ “Poetry Prize” as well at the New Orleans Cutting Edge MusicConference’s “Lifetime Achievement Award.”
He earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from Georgetown University and a Masterof Fine Arts degree in creative writing from the University of New Orleans. Anative New Orleanian, he divides his time between his two homes in Nashvilleand New Orleans.