Jim has 5 national and international charted recordings to his credit, Ray Charles "Slip Away", Gene Watson "Bottle of Tears”, Dorothy Moore "I Found Someone', Ed Bruce "Someone Who Would Care", Eric Clapton with Bobby Whitlock "Southern Gentleman" and Country and Western 1959-1986 CD Box Set, Ray Charles. Jim is a feature artist with "The Original Flares", on Catbone Records, "Belly Full of Blues". In 2015 he co-wrote the theme song to the Movie, “Happy Log" which also featured 5 other recordings of Jim’s songs. He was awarded the Mississippi Dreamers Achievement Award in 2017 for his continuing contribution to Mississippi Music. Now semi-retired, he lives in Alabama with his wife and partner, Reneda. Together they are the founders of The Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival.