An Evening With Jim Weatherly

With Special Guest Jeff Roberson

GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi is pleased to welcome Jim Weatherly to the Sanders Soundstage to discuss his recent book with Jeff Roberson, Midnight Train, and discuss his long-standing music career. We will conclude the program with a special performance of some of Weatherly's favorite songs and a book signing for individuals who either attended the program or purchased a book on-site.

Born in Pontotoc, Mississippi, March 17, 1943, Weatherly began writing songs when he was about 12 years old. As a distinguished songwriter, Weatherly has written songs which transcend all genres. Two of his most popular songs, "Neither One Of Us Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye" and  "Midnight Train to Georgia" each won a GRAMMY Award for Gladys Knight & The Pips. "Midnight Train to Georgia" also holds the distinction of being in the GRAMMY Hall of Fame®. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York in 2014. 

Weatherly has also had seven albums and has contributed his gift of songwriting with Vince Gill, Steve Wariner, Dan Seals, Neil Diamond, Garth Brooks, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Linda Davis, Marie Osmond, Bill Anderson, Charley Pride, Eddy Arnold, Dean Martin, Johnny Mathis, Ray Boltz, Peter Cetera, The Indigo Girls, Jeff Carson, Kenny Rogers, Reba McIntire, Kenny Chesney, Joan Osborne, Hall & Oates, Ed Bruce,  The Temptations, The Manhattens, The Spinners, The Oak Ridge Boys, B.J. Thomas, Lynn Anderson, Tanya Tucker, Andy Williams, David Sanborn, Ruth Brown, Etta James, Reverand James Cleveland, Widespread Panic, Danny Thomas, Miles Jaye, Jennifer Hudson, David Ball, Peggy Lee, Russ Taff, and many more.

Jim now lives in Brentwood, Tennessee with his wife Cynthia, their daughter, Brighton, and their son, Zack. He continues to write and publish his own songs as well as record and release CDs on his own Brizac Records label.

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Tickets on sale for Non-Members starting at 10 a.m. on Jan. 31, 2019.


Jeff Roberson, a Mississippi native has spent 25 years as a writer and editor at the Oxford Eagle, the Ole Miss Spirit, and the Oxford Citizen. In 2016, he joined the staff of the Oxford office of Families First for Mississippi, whose mission is to improve the lives of the people in his home state. A graduate of the University of Mississippi, Roberson is currently serving on the alumni board of the Ole Miss School of Journalism and New Media and has previously served on the Ole Miss Alumni Association board and the Ole Miss Band alumni board.