Jim Weatherly

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Jim Weatherly
Birth nameJames Dexter Weatherly
Born(1943-03-17)March 17, 1943
OriginPontotoc, Mississippi, U.S.
DiedFebruary 3, 2021(2021-02-03) (aged 77)
Brentwood, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresCountry, pop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1974–2021
LabelsRCA
Buddah
Brizac

James Dexter Weatherly (March 17, 1943 – February 3, 2021) was an American singer-songwriter. He wrote mostly pop and country music. His best-known song is "Midnight Train to Georgia", recorded by Gladys Knight & the Pips. It peaked to number 1 on the pop and R&B charts, and went on to win a Grammy Award.

He also wrote "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)" and "Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me".

He played quarterback at the University of Mississippi.[1]

Weatherly died on February 3, 2021, at his home in Brentwood, Tennessee at the age of 77.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Thompson, Wright (February 2010). "Ghosts of Mississippi". Outside the Lines. ESPN. Archived from the original on November 7, 2012. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  2. Organ, Mike (February 3, 2021). "Jim Weatherly, famed 'Midnight Train to Georgia' singer-songwriter, dies at 77". The Tennessean. Nashville, Tennessee. Retrieved February 4, 2021.