Born and raised in the southern Louisiana community of Bayou Chicot, James Dupré grew up listening to his parent’s favorite artists, including Randy Travis, The Eagles, James Taylor, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams Jr., and James' all-time favorite, Vince Gill. He always loved to sing, but was reserved until college, when he joined a church group and started playing in front of larger crowds. After college, James kept his music ambitions while following his father’s footsteps to become an EMT Paramedic with Acadian Ambulance Service.
James always dreamed of becoming a musician. One night in early 2007 he began posting songs on his YouTube channel. He soon became a household name – all around the world. From Finland to the Philippines, across the US and Canada, each video James posted gathered thousands of comments and led to a following of loving, loyal fans worldwide.
Humbled, inspired and committed to turning his dream into reality, James began working with manager David Batten, who helped him land shows in venues and festivals across the Southern US. The two soon connected with world-renowned producers Kyle Lehning and Jerry Douglas to release debut album, “It’s All Happening” in 2010 - available through CD Baby and iTunes.
On February 15, 2011 Warner Bros. Records officially announced the signing of James to his first record deal. The announcement comes after many months of hard work, tremendous support from family, friends and fans, and the guidance of the incredible people at Warner Bros. Records. Stay tuned for more!
Warner Music Nashville was created in 2009 to expand the presence of WMG and its family of labels in Nashville. The division is home to Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. Records, Elektra Nashville and Word Entertainment.