Jim Weatherly

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Jim Weatherly
Birth nameJames Dexter Weatherly
Born(1943-03-17) March 17, 1943 (age 71)
OriginPontotoc, Mississippi, U.S.
GenresCountry, pop
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1974-present
LabelsRCA
Buddah
Brizac
 
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Jim Weatherly
Birth nameJames Dexter Weatherly
Born(1943-03-17) March 17, 1943 (age 71)
OriginPontotoc, Mississippi, U.S.
GenresCountry, pop
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1974-present
LabelsRCA
Buddah
Brizac

James Dexter "Jim" Weatherly (born March 17, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter. Weatherly played quarterback at the University of Mississippi[1] before choosing songwriting over a football career. Weatherly wrote songs that were performed by Ray Price, Lynn Anderson, Brenda Lee, and Bob Luman, but it is for the songs covered by Gladys Knight & the Pips that he is best known. Knight recorded the Weatherly-penned tunes "Midnight Train to Georgia", "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)", and "Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me".[2]

Weatherly, who had previously recorded with The Gordian Knot [clarification needed] at Verve Records, and also later at RCA Records, was offered a solo recording contract with Buddah Records after the success of "Georgia", and he released a number of albums in the 1970s.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

YearTitleChart Positions[3]Label
US CountryUSCAN
1972WeatherlyRCA
1973A Gentler Time
Jim Weatherly
1974The Songs of Jim Weatherly9494Buddah
1975Magnolias & Misfits45
1976Pictures & RhymesBrizac
The People Some People Choose to Love
2001Dancing Moon
2003Songs I've Written
2004Christmas Like Christmas Used to Be
2008Autumn Lights

Singles[edit]

YearTitleChart Positions[4]
US CountryUS
[5]
US ACCAN CountryCANCAN AC
1973"Loving You Is Just an Old Habit"116
1974"The Need to Be"1161317
1975"I'll Still Love You"987239
"It Must Have Been the Rain"5846
1977"All That Keeps Me Going"27
1979"Smooth Sailin'"32
1980"Gift from Missouri"34
"Safe in the Arms of Love
(Cold in the Streets)"
82

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Wright (February 2010). "Ghosts of Mississippi". Outside the Lines. ESPN. Retrieved November 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ Biography, Allmusic.com
  3. ^ Billboard, Allmusic.com
  4. ^ Billboard Singles. Allmusic.com.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2011). Top Pop Singles 1955–2010. Record Research, Inc. p. 959. ISBN 0-89820-188-8.