Jim Collins (singer)

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Jim Collins
Jim Collins singer-songwriter.jpg
Background information
Born (1956-06-19) June 19, 1956 (age 64)
OriginNacogdoches, Texas, U.S.
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1985–present
LabelsWhite Gold
Associated actsJason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Tim McGraw
George Strait

Jim Collins (born June 19, 1956) is an American country music singer-songwriter. Between 1985 and 1998, Collins released three studio albums. He also charted seven singles on Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. His highest charting single, "The Next Step," peaked at No. 55 in 1997.

As a songwriter, Collins has had over 200 of his songs recorded, including singles by Kenny Chesney ("She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy", "The Good Stuff", "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven"), Chad Brock ("Yes!"), Jason Aldean ("Big Green Tractor"), and Gretchen Wilson ("I Don't Feel Like Loving You Today") which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Song.[1] "The Good Stuff" was Billboard's Number One country single for 7 weeks of 2002. In 2002 "The Good Stuff" won ASCAP song of the year, was Academy of country music's single of the year. Jim's next number one song was courtesy of his fellow Texas native and country music legend, George Strait, who took "It Just Comes Natural" to the top of the charts for four weeks in 2006. The Thompson Square song "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 2011, won Country Air Checks song of the year and was iTunes country song of the year. In 2014 Easton Corbin's song "Baby Be My Love Song" topped the charts at position number 3 in the US Country Airplay (Billboard). In 2020 Jim Collins was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame.[2]



Title Album details
The Next Step


Year Single Peak chart
US Country CAN Country
1985 "You Can Always Say Good-Bye in the Morning"A 78 N/A
"I Wanna Be a Cowboy 'Til I Die"A 59
"What a Memory You'd Make"A 75
1986 "(Because of You) The Things I've Done to Me"A 65
"Romance"A 59
1997 "The Next Step" 55 90 The Next Step
1998 "My First, Last, One and Only" 73
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
  • ACredited to Jimmy Collins.

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1997 "The Next Step"[3] Steven Goldmann


  1. ^ BMI.com | Jim Collins
  2. ^ | Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame
  3. ^ "Production Notes". Billboard. November 29, 1997. Retrieved November 18, 2011.

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