Jamie Paulin grew up in the small logging and farming community of Adna, Washington. His love of country music came at the young age of five years old, when his grandmother introduced him to the Marty Robbins Gunfighter Ballads record. Soon after that, he became familiar with many other artists who would influence his career later in life, including Merle Haggard, George Strait, Steve Earle, John Denver, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and John Schneider, who Jamie describes as his guilty pleasure.
At eight years old, Jamie joined his first band, where the guitar was bigger than he was. Based on a suggestion from a friend of the band, Jamie and his bandmates started writing their own songs when he was only eleven years old. Being a young kid, Jamie wrote about what he knew, coming up with the songs “Report Card Blues” followed closely by a love gone awry ballad “Blue Heart”.
Years later, Jamie and his sister were a part of a band that was regionally successful. Eventually they decided to call it quits and while she opened her own graphic design company, Jamie packed up and moved to Nashville in 1998.
Jamie’s first experience with a publishing company took place at Island Bound Music. He worked for them for free doing anything that he could. His hard work paid off when he was hired on as the catalog manager and then signed on as a songwriter a year after that. His first cut was a song called “When You’re In Love With A Woman” recorded by Sonny Burgess. “Maybe She’ll Get Lonely,” one of his favorite songs he’s written, was recorded by Jack Ingram and ended up being his first career single. Jamie has made stops at Bigger Picture Music and EMI Music Publishing. During that time, he landed numerous cuts on Big Machine Recording artist Justin Moore, including the top 5 hit “Backwoods” as well as such artists as Scotty McCreery, Thomas Rhett, Drake White, Craig Campbell and Rachel Bradshaw. Shortly before having a cut on Tim McGraw's new record, Jamie inked a deal with Universal Music Publishing and looks forward to continued success.