Jim Collins (singer)

For other people named Jim Collins, see Jim Collins (disambiguation).
Jim Collins
Born (1956-06-19) June 19, 1956
Origin Nacogdoches, Texas, U.S.
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1985–present
Labels White Gold
Platinum Edge
Associated acts Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Tim McGraw
George Strait

Jim Collins (born June 19, 1956) is an American country music singer-songwriter. Between 1985 and 1998, Collins released three studio albums. He also charted seven singles on Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. His highest charting single, "The Next Step," peaked at No. 55 in 1997.

As a songwriter, Collins has had more than 150 of his songs cut, including singles by Kenny Chesney ("She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy", "The Good Stuff", "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven"), Chad Brock ("Yes!"), Jason Aldean ("Big Green Tractor"), and Gretchen Wilson ("I Don't Feel Like Loving You Today") which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Song.[1] "The Good Stuff" was Billboard's Number One country single for 7 weeks of 2002.



Title Album details
The Next Step


Year Single Peak chart
US Country CAN Country
1985 "You Can Always Say Good-Bye in the Morning"A 78 N/A
"I Wanna Be a Cowboy 'Til I Die"A 59
"What a Memory You'd Make"A 75
1986 "(Because of You) The Things I've Done to Me"A 65
"Romance"A 59
1997 "The Next Step" 55 90 The Next Step
1998 "My First, Last, One and Only" 73
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos

Year Video Director
1997 "The Next Step"[2] Steven Goldmann


  1. BMI.com | Jim Collins
  2. "Production Notes". Billboard. November 29, 1997. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
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