Developing the Lyric with Tim James | In-Person + Streaming Online


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Holiday Closing: NSAI will be closed Friday May 24 through May 27 in observation of Memorial Day. We will re-open on Tuesday. Have a safe holiday weekend!

Weekly Nashville Workshops

Tue, 05/28/2024 - 5:45pm


LOCATION: 1710 Roy Acuff Pl. Nashville, TN 37203

TIME: Doors will open at 5:15pm CT / Event will begin at 5:45pm CT


If you are unable to attend this workshop in person, please note that it will be available for live streaming and uploaded to our Content Library for later viewing. 




Tim James is an award-winning songwriter from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Having written standards such as “My List” (Toby Keith), “Give It All We Got Tonight” (George Strait), “Love Like Crazy” (Lee Brice), and others, James has seen the music industry from the inside out, for better and worse, in richer and poorer times.

Going Crazy (Left Foot, Right Foot, Breathe) is a candid look at the inner workings of professional songwriting. It is also an honest, vulnerable memoir about overcoming life's trials and tribulations. James has lived an inspiring story of going from a small-town country boy to living and thriving in the big city of Los Angeles, then back again. Revealing his own faults and missteps along with subsequent lessons learned, James shares his journey rich with poignant details about how he not only survived but has flourished both personally and professionally.

Filled with humor and raw emotion, Going Crazy (Left Foot, Right Foot, Breathe) is a testament to all-American grit, perseverance, and integrity. Tim James still writes and performs while continuing to have his songs recorded by some of the biggest names in country music. He is the father of two teenagers and two dogs, happily living in his hometown.


*NSAI does not require you to wear a mask, but we encourage you to do what feels most comfortable.



NSAI non-members are permitted to observe two workshops prior to joining to experience what NSAI is about. If you have attended more than two workshops as a non-member, you will be asked to join NSAI as a member to fully benefit from membership and attend future events. 



Limited parking will be available in the NSAI parking lot. 

Additional parking is available on the street and in neighboring paid lots.