Jim McCormick Project

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New Orleans native Jim McCormick’s songs have been recorded by Tim McGraw, Randy Travis, Ronnie Milsap, Trace Adkins, Luke Bryan, Trisha Yearwood, Rodney Atkins, Jamey Johnson, Julianne Hough, and many others.

He is a staff songwriter with BMG Chrysalis and a sought after top-liner for many projects. Previously he’s worked as a staff writer with Warner Chappell Music and with James Stroud’s Generator Music in Nashville. He travels frequently to Los Angeles, London and Scandinavia to collaborate.

McCormick has performed his songs at clubs and festivals throughout the U.S., including the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival; South By Southwest Music Conference in Austin, TX; the Key West Songwriters Festival; Tin Pan South in Nashville; as well as the Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival in Mexico.

He has taught classes on songwriting and the music business at Berkelee College of Music, Tulane University, Loyola University, University of New Orleans, and Denmark’s Englesholm Winter Jazz Conservatory. He founded the New Orleans chapter of Nashville Songwriters Association International and frequently visits grade schools to encourage young people in their writing.

McCormick is a partner in McConnell and Associates Consulting, which offers customized business and economic development services, with a focus in the entertainment and creative industries. Also he has served as a consultant to the State of Louisiana’s Office of Entertainment Industry Development and is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of New Orleans. Born and raised in New Orleans, he now makes his home in Nashville and New Orleans.


1. “Louisiana”—Tim McGraw (Curb)
2. “Good Times Ain’t What They Used to Be”—Jamey Johnson (Universal)
3. “We Rode in Trucks”—Luke Bryan (Capitol)
4. “Every Time I See You” —Luke Bryan (Capitol)
5. “Sorority Girl” —Luke Bryan (Capitol)
6. “Cold Beer Drinker”—Luke Bryan (Capitol)
7. “I’m in Love with the Girl”—Luke Bryan
8. “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do”—Brantley Gilbert (Vallory/Big Machine)
9. “A Little Bit of Missing You” – Trace Adkins (Show Dog Universal)
10. “Happy to Be Here” – Trace Adkins (Capitol)
11. “Cowboys Are My Weakness” – Trisha Yearwood (Big Machine)
12. “That’s What Love Look Like” – Trisha Yearwood (Big Machine)
13. “You Didn’t Have a Good Time” – Randy Travis (Warner Bros)
14. “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now”—Ronnie Milsap (RCA)
15. “Good Folks Out There” – Rodney Atkins (Curb)
16. “When I Get It”—Craig Campbell (Bigger Picture)
17. “Somebody Like You” – Julianne Hough (Universal)
18. “Georgia Mud” –Joanna Smith (Sony)
19. “Time Well Spent”—Bobby Pinson (RCA)
20. “Time Well Spent”—Blue County (Curb)
21. “You Gotta Do This to Do That”—Axiz (Jive)
22. “One Thing” – Jeff Bates (Black River)
23. “That’s What I’m Talking About”—Ash Bowers (Broken Bow)
24. “She’s My Girl”—Jed Hughes (Capitol)
25. “Lonely in LA”—Lauren Lucas (Warner Bros)
26. “Slow Dancing”—Ray Scott (Warner Bros)
27. “Gin Heals” – Anders Osborne (Sony/550)
28. “Still Remains” – Cartel (Wind Up)
29. “Impossible to Fall”—Jared Lee (Warner Bros)
30. “The Cowboy’s Mine”—Joey Martin (of Joey and Rory)
31. “Roadside Sandwich” – Jessie Farrell
32. “Like Father, Like Son” – Hollywood “Wolf” Yates (Ghost Note Records)
33. “Girls with Girlfriends” – Liam Brew (Compass Bros)
34. “Pretty Runs Out”—Amanda Shaw(Rounder)
35. “Who Do You Think You Are” – Amanda Shaw (Rounder)
36. “Good Southern Girl”—Amanda Shaw (Poorman Mayfield Music)
37. “Cruise”—Amanda Shaw (Poorman Mayfield Music)
38. “Rock n Roll & Pensacola”—Joshua Stevens (Robbins Records)
39. “Love Like This” –Cory Morrow (Apex/Right On Records)
40. “Right For Me”—Dayna Kurtz (Kismet Records)
41. “I’m in Love and It’s Getting’ Worse”—Adam Brandt
42. “Girls With Girlfriends”—Chris Cavanaugh
43. “You Just Want Me” – Hannah Weeks
44. “Blame it on a Woman” – Shane Owens
45. “Mess of Me” – Sarah Lenore
46. “The Shake” – The Elms
47. “Unless God Appears First” – The Elms
48. “The Wildest Heart” – The Elms
49. “The Little Ways” – The Elms
50. “Lily” – The Elms
51. “Saturday High”— Cowboy Mouth
52. “Young Animal” –Mulebone
53. “Around the Lakeside”—Kim Carson
54. “You Can’t Drown Your Sorrows” – Kim Carson
55. “A Girl Could Get Hurt This Way” – Lindsey Mendez
56. “Dirt Road Dancing” – Cooper Boone
57. “Unrehearsed” — Zuri Starr (Stereofame)
58. “Start with My Shoes” — Zuri Starr (Stereofame)
59. “Here in Louisiana” – Hip Boot Joe
60. “Lulaby”– David Osmond
61. “Right Once”– David Osmond
62. “You Wanted Me”– David Osmond

Jim’s description of this project:
Bringing it all home…

The overarching narrative of the project is a return to the place and people that shaped me and a recasting of the songs I have created since I began working in country music. It’s a Jim McCormick record of my favorite songs that I’ve composed in the ten years since I began working as a professional songwriter in Nashville. Some of the songs have been recorded by the biggest names in country music–such as Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan and Randy Travis– while others have never before been released.

The idea is to bring together the songs with the individuals who have been my greatest and most personal musical influences from New Orleans. I have already secured commitments to record with me from Paul Sanchez, Anders Osborne, Alex McMurray, John Gros, Jimmy Robinson, and Tommy Malone. And I will be reaching out to others.

A New Orleans musician will accompany me on each song, which is pretty much the set up for each of the tracks: lead vocal and accompanying instrument.

Threadhead Records is excited to partner with Jim on this project