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.
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.
After high school graduation Thames moved to Nashville, TN to attend Belmont University. In May 2015 she graduated with B.B.A. in Music Business. While in school, Thames interned for Deston Entertainment (Desmond Child), 3 Ring Circus Music (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.
Today, Thames is continuing to craft her music and develop her style by writing and playing in writer's rounds around Nashville. She is currently in the process of writing songs for her newest EP, expected to come out in 2016.