Jim McCormick Signs Publishing Deal With Eclipse Music Group

Jim McCormick has signed an exclusive publishing deal with Eclipse Music Group.

The Grammy-nominated songwriter has had two No. 1s on the charts: Jason Aldean’s “Take A Little Ride,” which spent three weeks at No. 1, and Brantley Gilbert’s “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do.” He is also a co-writer on Gabby Barrett’s new single, “The Good Ones,” which will be released to radio on June 8. His current releases include Kelly Clarkson’s “Minute,” Luke Bryan’s “All My Dreaming There,” Harry Connick Jr’s “I Do Like We Do,” Jon Pardi’s “Lucky Tonight,” and four songs on the new Samantha Fish record. His songs also have been recorded by Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Cody Johnson, Trisha Yearwood, Randy Travis, Ronnie Milsap, Jamey Johnson, Smash Mouth, Tyler Farr and more.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to be working with Jim, a long-time leader in the songwriting world and a consummate professional,” said Kurt Locher, co-founder of Eclipse. “Jim’s talent and versatility enables him to work with a great range of outstanding artists, and we’re excited for what the future holds.”

McCormick has served as board governor and vice president for the Recording Academy and on the board of the Nashville Songwriters Association International. He is also a 2013 alumnus of Nashville’s Leadership Music.

McCormick is a faculty member at Loyola University in New Orleans where he teaches songwriting. He has lectured extensively on songwriting at Berklee College of Music, Georgetown University, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University and Tulane University, as well as at GrammyPro and NSAI events. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Georgetown University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from the University of New Orleans. He divides his time between Nashville and New Orleans, where he lives with his wife and three sons.

“I’ve been very fortunate in my career to have had incredible creative and business partnerships with my publishers, and this new chapter with Eclipse Music Group steadily continues that trend,” said Jim. “Kurt Locher and the whoe team at Eclipse display a commitment to excellence, in both the craft and business of songwriting, that makes the company a great fit for a writer like me.”



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