|Birth name||James Dexter Weatherly|
|Born||March 17, 1943|
|Origin||Pontotoc, Mississippi, U.S.|
James Dexter "Jim" Weatherly (born March 17, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter. Weatherly played quarterback at the University of Mississippi 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 for which 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".
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.
|1973||A Gentler Time||—||—||—|
|1974||The Songs of Jim Weatherly||—||94||94||Buddah|
|1975||Magnolias & Misfits||45||—||—|
|1976||Pictures & Rhymes||—||—||—||Brizac|
|The People Some People Choose to Love||—||—||—|
|2003||Songs I've Written||—||—||—|
|2004||Christmas Like Christmas Used to Be||—||—||—|
|US AC||CAN Country||CAN||CAN AC|
|1973||"Loving You Is Just an Old Habit"||—||116||—||—||—||—|
|1974||"The Need to Be"||—||11||6||—||13||17|
|1975||"I'll Still Love You"||9||87||—||23||—||9|
|"It Must Have Been the Rain"||58||—||—||46||—||—|
|1977||"All That Keeps Me Going"||27||—||—||—||—||—|
|1980||"Gift from Missouri"||34||—||—||—||—||—|
|"Safe in the Arms of Love
(Cold in the Streets)"
- Thompson, Wright (February 2010). "Ghosts of Mississippi". Outside the Lines. ESPN. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
- Biography, Allmusic.com
- Billboard, Allmusic.com
- Billboard Singles. Allmusic.com.
- Whitburn, Joel (2011). Top Pop Singles 1955–2010. Record Research, Inc. p. 959. ISBN 0-89820-188-8.