James Dupré, named one of “10 Country Artists You Need to Know,” by Rolling Stone Magazine, possesses an exceptionally stellar, pitch perfect, baritone voice and has spent a great deal of time sharing that voice with his fans on social media platforms like YouTube, where today he is edging toward 11 million views. The former EMT-Paramedic is a Bayou Chicot, Louisiana native who currently lives in Nashville.
One might think that it all started when millions of viewers saw James get the highly coveted 4-chair turn, earning a spot with Adam Levine’s team on NBC’s The Voice, but this was not his first taste of fame. Before The Voice, James’ high visibility on YouTube captured the attention of Ellen DeGeneres, landing him a guest appearance on The Ellen Show. This national exposure was followed by the release of his album, Stoned to Death, produced by Jordan Lehning (Kacey Musgraves, Rodney Crowell). The album rendered the successful Billboard Indicator charting single by the same name, as well as over a million streams to date. James also co-wrote the majority of the tracks on the album.
James co-wrote, along with John Griffin and Justen Harden, his current digital single, “Another Love Song.” Through a unique opportunity with Warm Audio, “Another Love Song” was recorded as part of Warm Audio’s instructional series “In the Mix with Joe Carrell.” In the series, Carrell, a seven-time Grammy nominated producer, features the studio recording process while showcasing Warm Audio’s professional sound recording equipment. Fans can check out the behind the scenes video that Warm Audio produced, documenting the recording of “Another Love Song” here (insert link)
In 2018, James wed his long-time love, Kelsie Menard, in Louisiana. Friend and mentor Randy Travis, along with his wife, Mary, were in attendance at their wedding, adding to the special day. In addition to four sons from his previous marriage, James and Kelsie recently announced they are expecting their first child together.
Fans can look forward to a brand new full-length project, slated for a 2nd quarter, 2019 release.
James is a CMA member and a BMI affiliate.