A native of Wilmington, NC, Russ James has been writing songs and performing for over 30 years. Now living in the Raleigh, NC area, he continues to write songs, perform in local venues and pursue that elusive publishing deal in Nashville. In the summer of 2007, he recorded "Carolina Backroads", a CD of 12 original songs on his own independent label Shaky Legz Music. His unplugged version of the song "Carolina Backroads" was later re-released on the Quickstar Productions "Chill Out" compilation CD. He is affiliated with the Nashville Songwriters Association and BMI. Russ is currently working on songs for his next album entitled "Bittersweet". Look for its release soon on Shaky Legz Records.