Julie Thames was born and raised in Newnan, GA where legendary Alan Jackson also spent his childhood. In 2008 Thames began artist development working on songwriting and performance. Her first CD “Say Yes” was released a few years later in 2010. In 2012, before high school graduation, Thames released her sophomore CD, self-titled “Julie Thames” produced by veteran artist/producer Diane Durrett on Blooming Tunes Music label. Her first single, September Rain, maintained its position for 6 months on Atlanta’s 94.9 The Bull Backyard Country.
The musicians performing on Thames self-titled CD include Grammy award winning drummer Yonrico Scott (Derek Trucks) keyboardist Randall Bramblett (Bonnie Raitt), bassist Ted Pecchio (Susan Tedeschi) keyboardist Eric Frampton (Paul Simon) and guitarist Markham White. Also, featured on the duet Endlessly is Nashville’s Corbette Jackson.
After high school graduation Thames moved to Nashville, TN to attend Belmont University. In May 2015 she graduated with a degree in Music Business. While in school, Thames interned for Deston Entertainment (a publishing company run by Desmond Child), 3 Ring Circus Music (a publishing company run by Jeffrey Steele), and worked part time for Marcus Hummon, a playwright, producer, and Grammy award winning songwriter. Through these experiences, Thames gained knowledge and experience on how to produce and publish her own music.
In January 2014 Thames released her independently recorded and produced single “Wildfire” that was recorded and engineered by fellow Belmont Students. Today, Thames is continuing to craft her music and develop her style by writing and playing in writer's rounds around Nashville. She currently is in the process of writing songs for her newest EP, expected to come out this fall.