Jim McCormick is a staff songwriter at BMG Music in Nashville. McCormick has celebrated two #1 songs on the Billboard country charts: Jason Aldean's Take A Little Ride, which spent 3 weeks in the top position, and Brantley Gilbert's You Don't Know Her Like I Do. Current releases written by McCormick include 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", and Trace Adkins's Jesus and Jones. His songs also have been recorded by Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood, Randy Travis, Ronnie Milsap, Jamey Johnson, Smash Mouth and many others. He has served as a board of governors' vice-president for the Recording Academy and on the board of the Nashville Songwriters Association International. McCormick is an adjunct faculty member in the Music Industry Studies program at Loyola University in New Orleans and has lectured on the craft and business of songwriting at Berkelee College of Music, Georgetown University, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, and Tulane University, as well as at GrammyPro and NSAI events. He is a member of Nashville's Leadership Music class of 2013 and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Georgetown University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in poetry from the University of New Orleans.