Jim McCormick is a staff songwriter at BMG Music in Nashville. McCormick has earned two #1 songs on the Billboard country charts: Jason Aldean's “Take A Little Ride,” which spent 3 weeks in the #1 position, and Brantley Gilbert's "You Don’t Know Her Like I Do." Current releases written by McCormick include Kelly Clarkson’s “Minute,” Luke Bryan’s “All My Dreaming There,” Jason Aldean’s “Lights Go Out,” Harry Connick Jr’s “I Do Like We Do, ”Jon Pardi’s “Lucky Tonight,” Charlie Pride’s “Standing In My Way,” Shenandoah’s “Noise,” and Trace Adkins’ “Jesus and Jones.” His songs also have been recorded by Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Cody Johnson, Trisha Yearwood, Randy Travis, Ronnie Milsap, Jamey Johnson, Smash Mouth, Kristin Chenowith 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 faculty member in the film and music industry studies program of Loyola University where he teaches the craft and business of songwriting. He’s also a member of the faculty of Belmont University in Nashville. He has lectured extensively on the craft of songwriting at Berkelee College of Music, Georgetown University, Vanderbilt University, and Tulane University, as well as GrammyPro and NSAI events. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Georgetown University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in poetry from the University of New Orleans.