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|Birth name||James Walton Aldridge Jr.|
|Born||November 12, 1955|
|Origin||Florence, Alabama, United States|
|Instruments||Singing, guitar, bouzouki|
|Years active||early 1980s-present|
|Associated acts||The Shooters|
Aldridge is known primarily as a Nashville songwriter. He has written dozens of hit Country songs including the Number One hits "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me" by Ronnie Milsap (1981), 'Till You're Gone by Barbara Mandrell (1982), "Holding Her and Loving You" by Earl Thomas Conley (1982), "Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde" by Travis Tritt (2000), and "I Loved Her First" (2006) - recorded by Heartland. He is listed as a "Music Achiever" by the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, which is a precursor to future induction, and has been awarded a star on their Walk of Fame.
He worked for 17 years at Fame Recording Studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama as a producer, songwriter and back-up musician. The studio was the subject of 2013 documentary film Muscle Shoals.
Aldridge is an alumnus of the University of North Alabama, and has recently signed back on to teach at UNA in the Entertainment Industry Program in the Fall of 2011.
Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October 2017.