A versatile and prolific songwriter, vocalist, and recording artist who has penned songs for the likes of Dwight Yoakum, Joe Bonamassa, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Kylie Minogue, the Mavericks, and more (he composed the number one hit "In a Week or Two" for Diamond Rio and earned Grammy nominations for "Ain't That Lonely Yet" [Dwight Yoakum] and "Broken Wing" [Martina McBride] Both of which went to #1 on the Billboard charts and have been awarded 3 Million Radio Airplay Awards from BMI.
James House was born in Sacramento, California and raised on his family's ranch in southern Oregon. House began performing solo shows directly after graduating from high school, eventually forming his own group The House Band and inking a deal with Warner/Curb Records.
The group moved to Los Angeles in the early 1980s and issued 3 singles before breaking up, but House stayed in the area and became a sought-after voice in film, lending his talents to the soundtracks for Teen Wolf, Fire with Fire, Tin Cup, and Ishtar.
Inspired by the burgeoning new country movement and at the urging of friends, House moved to Nashville in 1988 where he signed a recording and publishing contract with MCA records.
He released his eponymous debut album for the label in 1989, which yielded the hit "Don't Quit Me Now," with his sophomore outing, the top 20 Billboard “Hard Times for an Honest Man”, arriving a year later. In 1994 he moved to Epic Records and issued Days Gone By, which featured his biggest top 10 Billboard Hit "This Is Me Missing You” and the Top 20 “Anything for Love’ Subsequent years found House working with the Beach Boys, Raul Malo, The Mavericks, Trisha Yearwood, Olivia Newton John to name a few.
In 2013 House started his own independent label, Victor House Records, and the following year released Broken Glass Twisted Steel, a collection of newly recorded versions of the hits he had penned for others over the years. 2014 saw the release of Songwriter's Serenade, a set of songs co-written with some of the industry's biggest names that yielded “Over Getting Over You’ a #1 UK Country hit.
2016 and 2017 saw him writing and collaborating again with Joe Bonamassa for Joe’s lasted studio record and building Cabin in the Woods Recording Studio just outside Nashville where he is writing, recording and producing his latest projects.