In 2014, Jim and his friend/co-writer, Terry B. Smith, co-founded SongRiders "Live" in Conway, AR - SongRiders Live
- to bring veteran & newer artists and professional singer/songwriters together with music fans for up-close and personal music events. SRL provides an intimate listening experience for local music fans and a personal, "supportive" experience for featured songwriters and recording artists.
Guest artists, hit songwriters and Arkansas favorites have included Lance Carpenter, Heath Wright (of Ricochet), Erin Enderlin, Steve Dean-Victoria Venier-Bill Whyte (Hits and Grins), Buddy Case, Rodger King, Jason Campbell (of Singletree), Micheal Lee Collins (of Haven Hill and Further Down), Buh Jones, Casey Penn, and Courtney Sheppard.
Jim's music has been picked up for film/tv music licensing and in March of 2015, his song "Bury Me With My Boots On" (cowriters Terry B. Smith and Sandy Ramos) was a single release by Australian Country artist, Travis Collins for his album, "Wired". "Boots On" held the #1 position for 5 weeks on Australia's Top 30 Radio Airplay chart.