Thames moved to Nashville, Tennessee to start attending Belmont University in the fall of 2012. She is currently working on perusing a Music Business degree. Though she is focusing on school Thames is continuing to co-write and record new music.
Thames began artist development with Diane Durrett five years ago; working on her voice, songwriting and performance. Her first CD Say Yes, was released in 2010. Say Yes blends optimistic yet feisty lyrics that inspired critics at the Newnan Herald to write, "The combination leaves listeners yearning for more.”
In 2012, before High School graduation, Thames released her sophomore CD Julie Thames produced by veteran artist/producer Diane Durrett on the Blooming Tunes Music label. Her first single, September Rain from the self-titled CD maintained its position for 6 months on Atlanta’s 94.9 The Bull Backyard Country.
The musicians performing on Thames CD include Grammy award winning drummer Yonrico Scott (Derek Trucks) keyboardist Randall Bramblett (Bonnie Raitt), bassist Ted Pecchio (Susan Tedeschi) keyboardist Eric Frampton (Paul Simon) and guitarist Markham White. Also, featured on the duet Endlessly is Nashville’s Corbette Jackson.
Julie Thames' songs are a slice of today’s Americana. Songs like D.E.L.E.T.E. and Endlessly expresses a more unique side to Thames’ musical style; while songs like Too Young To Care and Love’s Driving Us stick to her more country side. All the songs were co-written by Julie Thames and Diane Durrett with the exceptions of Tonight written by Thames and a cover of It’s Too Late written by the legendary Carole King.