Jimmy Robbins

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Jimmy Robbins
Jimmy Robbins, 2018
Background information
Birth nameJames Michael Robbins
Born (1989-09-03) September 3, 1989 (age 34)
OriginRaleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
  • Musician
  • singer-songwriter
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active2005–present
LabelsUniversal Motown (2007–2009)
WebsiteOfficial website

James Michael Robbins (born September 3, 1989, in Raleigh, North Carolina) is a country music Award-winning American songwriter and producer.


In addition to having penned ten number-one singles, he won a CMA Triple Play Award in 2014 for having three #1 songs in a twelve-month period as well as winning the ASCAP country song of the year for Thomas Rhett's It Goes Like This. His songs "We Were Us", performed by Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert, won the Musical Event of the Year award at the 2014 CMA Awards, the CMA song of the year in 2020 for "The Bones" by Maren Morris and CMA Musical Event of The Year award for his cowritten and coproduced "Half Of My Hometown" by Kelsea Ballerini featuring Kenny Chesney Robbins has produced songs for artists Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Canaan Smith, Carly Pearce, Gnash, Chrissy Metz, Maddie and Tae, Mickey Guyton, Maren Morris, RaeLynn, Sabrina Carpenter, and Trent Harmon.

Since 2016 Robbins and his wife, Sarah Robbins, own and operate Mailbox Money Music, a boutique publishing company based out of Nashville with a roster of writers working in multiple genres. Current writers include Robbins, Eric Arjes, Steven Lee Olsen, Dawson Anderson, and On The Outside.

Personal life[edit]

On April 16, 2016, Robbins married Sarah Boddie in Gulfport, Mississippi.[1] Their daughter Lily was born in January 2018.[2] Their son Ridge was born in December 2020.[3]

Select songwriting discography[edit]

Songs written or co-written by Robbins.

Artist Album Song
Abby Anderson I'm Good (2018) "This Feeling"
Alexz Johnson Skipping Stone (2012) "Back of the Room"
"Pleased To Meet You"
"Skipping Stone"
Amanda Jordan Single (2022) "Break Your Heart"
Andrew Hyatt Single (2018) "Do It With You"
CAIN "Habit"
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Zombies On Broadway (album) (2017) "Dead Man's Dollar"
"Throwing Punches" (Zombies demo)
"Rich Kids With Summer Jobs" (Zombies demo)
Andy Brown Cedarmont (2018) "About Last Night"
Ashley Cooke Already Drank That Beer: Side A (2021) "The Opposite Of Love"
Shot In The Dark (2023) "Mean Girl" Ft. Colbie Caillat
"Tryin' To Love You"
Ashley Gearing Train Track EP (2015) "Cry Baby"
"Train Track"
Badland Sons Single (2020) "Wild"
The Band Camino The Band Camino (2021) "Damage"
Beamer Wigley Meteorite (2016) "Greener"
Billy Currington Summer Forever (2015) "Wake Me Up"
Ben Platt Honeymind (2024) "Treehouse Ft. Brandy Clark"
"Shoe To Drop"
"Boy Who Hung The Moon"
Blake Shelton Based on a True Story… (2013) "Sure Be Cool If You Did"
Brandy Clark Brandy Clark (2023) "Ain't Enough Rocks"
"Up Above The Clouds"
Brett Kissel We Were That Song (2017) "That's How The World Ends"
Brett Young Brett Young (2017) "Close Enough"
"Left Side Of Leavin'"
Ticket To L.A. (2018) "Reason To Stay"
"Used To Missing You"
Weekends Look A Little Different These Days (2021) "Dear Me"
"You Didn't"
"You Got Away With It"
Father Stu (film) (2022) "Long Way Home"
Brian Kelley (musician) Sunshine State Of Mind (2022) "By Boat"
"Tennessee Truth" (2024) "Dirt Road Date Night"
"How We're Livin"
The Cadillac Three Bury Me In My Boots (2016) "Party Like You"
"This Accent"
Country Fuzz (2019) "Heat"
Callista Clark Real To Me: The Way I Feel (2022) "Sad"
Calynn Green Single (2020) "Chills"
Canaan Smith Bronco (2015) "Love At First"
Carly Pearce Carly Pearce (2020) "Halfway Home"
"Woman Down"
"29" (2021) "Messy"
Carson Boatman Single (2019) "Country"
Cassadee Pope Summer (2016) "Piano"
Catherine McGrath Talk Of This Town (2018) "Good At Love"
"Just In Case"
"The Edges"
CB30 Single (2020) "We Are Right Now"
Chad Brownlee Hearts on Fire (2016) "Gone Gone"
"Somethin' We Shouldn't Do"
Charles Kelley Single (2022) "As Far As You Could"
Chase Rice Ignite the Night (2014) "Gonna Wanna Tonight"
The Record (2021) "Bedroom"
Chris Lane Ft. Scotty McCreery Single (2021) "Small Town On It"
Christina Grimmie Single (2020) "Cry Wolf"
Clare Dunn Put You Into Words (2018) "Put You Into Words"
Dallas Smith Tippin' Point (2014) "A Girl Like You"
Lifted (2014) "Thinkin' 'Bout You"
Side Effects (2016) "One Little Kiss"
"Sleepin' Around"
Dallas Smith (2023) "Good Time Getting There"
Dan + Shay Obsessed (2016) "All Nighter"
"Already Ready"
"Dan + Shay" (2018) "Island Time"
Bigger Houses (2023) "Heartbreak On The Map"
"What Took You So Long"
Dan Smalley If I'm Being Honest (2020) "Till Country Comes Back"
Danielle Bradbery Single (2022) "A Special Place"
Darling Brando Single (2020) "Nightlights"
David Fanning "Doin' Country Right"
David Nail I'm a Fire (2014) "Whatever She's Got"
Dierks Bentley Black (2016) "Pick Up"
Due West "Move Like That"
Dustin Lynch Where It's At (2014) "Halo"
"Sing It To Me"
Current Mood (2017) "Why Not Tonight"
Dylan Scott Dylan Scott (2016) "Back"
Easton Corbin Let's Do Country Right (2023) "In It"
Eli Young Band 10,000 Towns (2014) "Let's Do Something Tonight"
Fingerprints (2017) "Never Again"
Love Talking (2022) "Lucky For Me"
"Tell Me It Is"
Emily Reid Wine EP (2019) "Wine"
Emily Weisband Single (2021) "New Salt"
Eric Ethridge Single (2020) "Gasoline"
Single (2020) "Forever With You"
Eric Paslay Single (2023) "Best Friends"
Single (2023) "Perfect Stranger"
Filmore Single (2020) "Me Lately"
Florida Georgia Line This Is How We Roll (2013) "Headphones"
Anything Goes (2014) "Girl On The Radio"
Gabby Barrett Gold Mine (2020) "Thank God"
Chapter and Verse (2024) "Growing Up Raising You"
George Canyon I Got This (2016) "Daughters Of The Sun"
Gloriana Three (2015) "Get Back That Goodbye"
Gnash (musician) We (2018) "Dear Insecurity"
"Feel Better"
"Nobody's Home"
"The Broken Hearts Club"
Single (2023) "The Art Of Letting Go"
Gone West (band) Canyons (2020) "When To Say Goodbye"
Hailey Whitters Raised (2021) "College Town"
I'm In Love (2023) "Bad Love"
Hannah Ellis That Girl (2024) "Still"
HunterGirl Single (2022) "Hometown Out Of Me"
Single (2023) "Lonely Outta You"
Hunter Hayes The 21 Project (2015) "I Mean You"
Idina Menzel Drama Queen (2023) "Make Me Hate Me"
Ivory Layne Single (2020) "God Save The Queens"
Jake Owen Days of Gold (2013) "Beachin'"
"One Little Kiss (Never Killed Nobody)"
Greetings From...Jake (2019) "In It"
Jana Kramer Thirty One (2015) "All I've Got"
"Last Song"
Jason Aldean They Don't Know (2016) "Lights Come On"
Jennifer Nettles Playing with Fire (2016) "Hey Heartbreak"
Jerrod Niemann This Ride(2017) "But I Do"
Jimmie Allen Mercury Lane (2018) "How To Be Single"
John King "Baseball Cap"
Joy Oladokun and Maren Morris Single (2021) "Bigger Man"
JP Saxe and Maren Morris Single (2020) "Line By Line"
Keith Urban Fuse (2013) "Gonna B Good"
"We Were Us"
(with Miranda Lambert)
Graffiti U (2018) "Drop Top (feat. Kassi Ashton)"
Kellie Pickler "Feelin' Tonight"
Kelly Clarkson Piece by Piece (2015) "Good Goes the Bye"
Kelsea Ballerini Unapologetically (2017) "In Between"
Kelsea (2020) "Homecoming Queen"
"Half Of My Hometown"
"Country Song"
Subject To Change (2022) "Walk In The Park"
Kimberly Perry Super Bloom (2023) "If I Die Young Pt. 2"
"Burn The House Down"
"Black Corvette"
"God's Hometown"
"Fool's Gold"
King Calaway Rivers (2019) "A Picture Of The Way You Are"
Kyd The Band Kyd The Band (2017) "Ice Cream"
"Wishful Thinking"
Character Development (2020) "Easy" featuring Elley Duhé
"This Time Last Year”
"Heartbreak Anthem" featuring Gnash (musician)
"Hard Feelings"
Season 3 (2020) "I'll Stay"
"Love Somebody Else"
Laci Kaye Booth Self Titled (2021) "Treasure"
Lady Antebellum 747 (2014) "All Nighter"
Leah Turner Leah Turner (2014) "Pull Me Back"
Leaving Austin Single (2019) "She Can"
Levi Hummon Levi Hummon EP (2016) "Chain Reaction"
"Life's For Livin'"
"Love You Hate You Miss You"
"Window Down Days"
Patient EP (2019) "Tough Love"
Single (2019) "Night Lights"
Single (2019) "Drop Of Us"
Single (2020) "Good Taste"
Single (2022) "For Me"
Single (2024) "Another Shot"
Lindsay Ell TBA (2016) "All Alright"
Logan Mize Single (2020) "Who Didn't"
Love and Theft Whiskey on My Breath (2015) "Hang Out Hungover"
"TBA" (2016) "Candyland"
Lucy Hale Road Between (2014) "From the Backseat"
"Those Three Words"
Luke Bryan Kill the Lights (2015) "Corner Booth"
Single (2022) "Prayin' In A Deer Stand"
Maddie & Tae Start Here (2015) "No Place Like You"
The Way It Feels (2020) "Everywhere I'm Goin'"
"I Don't Need To Know"
"Tourist In This Town"
"Tryin' On Rings"
"Water In His Wine Glass"
Breakthrough "People Need People"
Single (2021 "Mood Ring"
Through the Madness, Vol. 1 (2022) "Strangers"
Through the Madness, Vol. 2 (2022) "More Than Maybe"
Well In Your World"
Madeline Edwards Crash Landed (2022) "Mama Dolly Jesus"
Maggie Rose Dreams > Dollars - EP (2017) "More Dreams Than Dollars"
"Too Many Love Songs"
Maren Morris Hero (2016) "I Could Use a Love Song"
Girl (2019) "The Feels"
"A Song For Everything"
"The Bones (song)"
Single (2020) "Better Than We Found It"
Humble Quest (2021) "Circles Around This Town"
"Background Music"
"Humble Quest"
The Bridge (2023) "The Tree"
"Get The Hell Out Of Here"
Mary Sarah Just Go With It (2017) "Just Go With It"
MaRynn Taylor Single (2021) "I Know A Girl"
Matt Ferranti Matt Ferranti (2020) "New Ways To Love You"
"Love Somebody"
"Outta My Radio"
"Heaven To Me"
Matt Simons When The Lights Go Down (2016) "Take Me Home"
Megan and Liz "Long Distance"
"Old School Love"
"Run Away"
Michael Ray Michael Ray (2015) "Look Like This"
"Think a Little Less"
"This Love"
Amos (2018) "Drink One For Me"
Mickey Guyton Remember Her Name (2021) "Indigo"
Mike Parker Single 2023 "Thinking Of You"
Single 2023 "Better Man"
Single 2023 "Sawdust"
Single 2023 "Bluejean Masterpiece"
Single 2024 "Love You On My Mind"
Miranda Lambert Platinum "Babies Makin' Babies"
Morgan Evans (singer) Single (2021) "Christmas In The Sun"
Life Upside Down(2023) "Hey Little Mama"
Nash Overstreet U Don't Get 2 Do That ep (2017) "Brand New Man"
Nicolle Galyon First Born (2022) "Sunflower"
"Death Bed"
Old Dominion Meat and Candy (2015) "Til It's Over"
On The Outside Single (2021) "Sleepless"
Single (2023) "Go Broke"
Single (2023) "Act Like You Don't"
Single (2023) "Country Music Never Broke My Heart"
OSMR Sweet Life EP (2017) "Lookin' At You"
"Sweet Life"
Quinn Lewis Single (2021) "Don't Love Back"
Rachel Wammack Rachel Wammack EP (2018) "Hard To Believe"
Single (2020) "What He Does"
RaeLynn Me (2015) "Careless"
"Kissin' Frogs"
Always Sing (2015) "Always Sing"
WildHorse (2016)
"Love Triangle (song)"
"Say (Feat. Dan + Shay)"
"Your Heart"
Origins (2018) "Dirty Word"
Baytown (2021) "She Chose Me"
Ray Gibson "In Your Kiss"
Reyna Roberts Single (2022) "Another Round"
Robyn Ottolini Growing Up To Do (2024) "House I Grew Up In"
Ryan Hurd Pelago (2021) "The Knife Or The Hatchet"
Sabrina Carpenter EVOlution (2016) "Run and Hide"
Sam Fischer Not a Hobby (2018) "This City"
Sara Evans Slow Me Down (2014) "Slow Me Down"
Words (2017) "Marquee Sign"
Sasha Sloan Me Again (2024) "Highlights"
"Don't Laugh I'll Cry"
Scotty McCreery See You Tonight (2013) "Before Midnight"
Temecula Road What If I Kissed You (2017) "What If I Kissed You"
Hoping (2017) "Hoping"
The Shires (duo) Accidentally On Purpose (2018) "Accidentally On Purpose"
The Swon Brothers The Swon Brothers (2014) "What I'm Thinking About"
The Tragic Thrills The Tragic Thrills "Crazy"
Tim McGraw Damn Country Music (2015) "Top of the World"
Thomas Rhett It Goes Like This (2013) "It Goes Like This"
"Sorry For Partyin"
Tangled Up (2015) "Anthem"
"Learned It From The Radio"
Thompson Square Just Feels Good (2013) "Home Is You"
Tori Kelly A Tori Kelly Christmas (2020) "Gift That Keeps On Giving"
Trent Harmon You Got 'Em All (2018) "Her"
"My Somebody"
"There's a Girl"
"On Paper"
Walker Hayes 8 Tracks (2019) "Acceptance Speech"
Single (2020) "Trash My Heart"
Waterloo Revival Front Row EP (2016) "I Could Get Used To This"
"Meet Up In The Middle"
Witt Lowry ft Kyd The Band If You Don't Like The Story Write Your Own (2023) "Hurt Alone"

Select production discography[edit]

Year Artist Song(s)/Album Details
2012 Alexz Johnson Skipping Stone Producer
2015 RaeLynn "Me EP" Producer
2015 Canaan Smith Canaan Smith (EP) Co-Producer w/ Brett Beavers
2015 Canaan Smith Bronco Co-Producer w/ Brett Beavers
2015 John King "Baseball Cap" Producer
2016 Levi Hummon Levi Hummon EP Producer
2016 Matt Simons (2016) "Lose Control (Acoustic Version)" Producer
"Take Me Home" Producer
2016 RaeLynn Wild Horse (album) Co-Producer w/ Nicolle Galyon
2016 Sabrina Carpenter Run and Hide Producer
2016 Trent Harmon There's A Girl Producer
2016 Waterloo Revival (2016) "I Could Get Used To This" Producer
"Meet Up In The Middle" Producer
2017 Maggie Rose "Dreams > Dollars - EP" Producer
2017 Kelsea Ballerini "Music" - "Unapolagetically" Co-producer W/ Jason Massey and Forest Glen Whitehead
2018 Trent Harmon "You Got 'Em All" Producer
2018 Keith Urban "Drop Top (feat. Kassi Ashton)" Co-producer W/ Jesse Shatkin and Keith Urban
2018 Catherine McGrath "Cinderella", "Good At Love", "Just In Case", "The Edges" Producer
2018 Maddie and Tae Friends Don't, "Die From A Broken Heart", "Tourist In This Town" Co-Producer w/ Derek Wells
2018 Clare Dunn Put You Into Words Co-Producer w/ Clare Dunn
2018 Gnash (musician) The Broken Hearts Club Co-Producer w/ Gnash
2018 Sam Fischer "This City" Producer
2019 Leaving Austin Single (2019) "She Can"
2019 Maddie and Tae "People Need People" Co-Producer w/ Derek Wells
2019 Kelsea Ballerini "Homecoming Queen" Producer
2019 Maddie and Tae "Bathroom Floor" Co-Producer w/ Derek Wells
2020 Kelsea Ballerini "Club", "LA", "Bragger", "Needy", "Country Song", "The Way I Used To", "Half Of My Hometown" Producer
2020 Chrissy Metz "Talking To God" Co-Producer w/ Derek Wells
2020 Chrissy Metz "Actress" Co-Producer w/ Derek Wells
2020 Chrissy Metz "Feel Good" Co-Producer w/ Derek Wells
2020 Kelsea Ballerini "Ballerini" album Producer
2020 Maddie and Tae "We Need Christmas" EP Co-Producer w/ Derek Wells
2020 Clare Wright "I Could Use A Beach" Co-Producer w/ Eric Arjes
2020 Derek Austin "Her Daddy Don't Like Me" Co-Producer w/ Jonathan Singleton
2021 Carly Pearce "Messy" Producer
2021 Ashley Cooke "Sunday Morning Kinda Saturday Night" Producer
2021 Maddie and Tae "Woman You Got" Co-Producer w/ Derek Wells
2021 Maddie and Tae "Mood Ring" Co-Producer w/ Derek Wells
2021 Joy Oladokun and Maren Morris "Bigger Man" Producer
2021 Chase Rice "If I Didn't Have You" Co-Producer w/ Jonathan Singleton
2021 Kelsea Ballerini and LANY "I Quit Drinking" Co-Producer w/ Noah Conrad
2021 Mickey Guyton Indigo Producer
2021 Ashley Cooke "Already Drank That Beer: Side A" Producer
2021 Morgan Evans The Country and The Coast side A Producer
2021 Eli Young Band Lucky For Me Co-Producer w/ Eric Arjes
2022 Brett Young Long Way Home Producer
2022 Ashley Cooke ft. Brett Young Never Til Now Producer
2022 Eli Young Band Love Talking Co-Producer w/ Eric Arjes
2022 Levi Hummon For Me Co-Producer w/ Eric Arjes
2022 Noah Thompson "One Day Tonight" Producer
2022 HunterGirl "Red Bird" Producer
2022 Nicolle Galyon "First Born" C0-Producer w/ King Henry
2022 Maddie and Tae "Through The Madness Vol. 1" C0-Producer w/ Derek Wells
2022 Maddie and Tae "Through The Madness Vol. 2" C0-Producer w/ Derek Wells
2022 Noah Thompson "Stay" Producer
2022 Ashley Cooke Getting Into Producer
2022 Charles Kelley "As Far As You Could" Co-Producer w/ Dave Haywood
2023 Erin Kinsey Boys In Boots Producer
2023 Kimberly Perry Bloom Producer
2023 Ashley Cooke "Shot In The Dark" Producer
2023 Kimberly Perry Super Bloom Producer
2024 Nicolle Galyon "Second Wife" C0-Producer w/ King Henry
2024 Carson Wallace "Light Of Day" Producer

Albums released as an artist[edit]

  • Sleep The Pain Away (2005) LP
  • Too Sorry For Apologies (May 9, 2006) EP
  • See Through Secrets [Digital Release] (September 8, 2009) LP
  • Step One EP (November 29, 2009) EP
  • "Borrowed Time" (December 13, 2011) EP


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