James was featured on CMT Canada’s, Big in a Small Town, as one of thirty artists selected across Canada to participate. "They emailed me and asked me to audition," said James from his Kelowna home. "They picked 30 artists from across Canada, two of them from BC. It was a really cool experience. All the staff and crew treated us like gold. It gave my album, Heart of the Matter, great exposure."
James, who won a song writing competition in 2002 sponsored by Factor, CMT, and Country radio across the nation, released the EP Near You with the title track making it to the top ten in CBC’s Searchlight contest last Summer.
James has performed everywhere from large concerts to store openings. Whether a solo, duo or trio appearance, James tailors his show and set to accommodate! He will be performing at the Interior Savings Sunrise Rotary RibFest for the second year in a row when he takes to the stage on August 26th.
James is an accomplished singer/songwriter who describes his style as urban country, easy listening, with a touch of the blues. His debut album, Heart of the Matter, continues to get airplay across Canada and overseas.
When James isn't performing, he spends his time as a volunteer for hospice and doing shows at the cancer lodge. He wrote a song for Soles4Souls, which was later replaced by the Canadian-based not-for-profit organization known as Shoe Bank Canada, an organization that gets shoes to people that need them in Canada and around the world.