Bio

BIOGRAPHY:

Song Writing

Jim Weber has a long track record of music in Nashville, ironic for a singer-songwriter who likes to run long distances (three marathons and six half marathons). Jim started fast out of the blocks with the early eighties Amy Grant hit, “Singing A Love Song,” just six months after he graduated from college. “I had written the song in my dorm room after watching a Nightline story on Donna Summer. She was the hottest thing around at the time, and I was a wanna-be songwriter. So I wrote about those feelings, not knowing that a year later the song would grant its own wish.”

During the following decades Jim’s songs would be recorded by other well-known contemporary Christian music artists, including Debby Boone, Kathy Troccoli, Billy Sprague, and the Imperials, as well as popular Gospel artists like Helen Baylor and the Goodman Family. Thousands of youth choirs performed Jim’s two Dove Award winning musicals, The Race Is On and Friends…forever, co-written with Billy Sprague and Nan Gurley.

Jim Weber is a recording artist as well as a songwriter. He has released seven albums and is currently at work on number eight. Weber’s sensitive lyrics explore the depths of the heart. His song “Can’t Talk,” a poignant description of the alienation between teens and parents, is still received in tearful silence by audiences of all ages. Weber’s musical style is rhythmic acoustic guitar rock. Whether the song is quiet finger-picking, swampy blues or driving rock’n'roll, you can feel the phantom drummer, even when Jim is playing solo.

Discography

  • Worshipper’s Dance
  • Many Mountains
  • Build This House – Soundtrack From A Mission Trip
  • Looking Back – A Compilation
  • Small
  • Diamonds In the Dust
  • The Circle Around the Cross
  • The Long Lonley Night
  • Untitled No. 1

All of these albums are available in some form on the Albums page.

12 Comments

  1. Eric Cheong
    Posted March 22, 2012 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    Hi Jim,

    I understand that you are one of the main guys involved in the Friends Forever production. Not sure if I got the right person, but if it’s you, I would like to check if you still have the audio for this as well as the score and script? This album has inspired me when I was a youth and would like to share with my youths in church.

    Would love to buy those materials if it’s possible.

    Thanks.

    Eric

  2. Debby King
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    Mr Webber,
    Just checking again to see if you have found a performance cdFriends Forever
    Our students production is April 24 th and 25th still unable to find a performance cd or tape
    Notice you where at a church in Chicago in November and the youth performed Friends and we have tried to contact the church if you could help would be so grateful
    Thank you
    Debby

  3. Jim Weber
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    Debby, I need a mailing address, so I can get it to you. Send one to my email on this website. Then I’ll put it in the mail to you.

    Jim

  4. Sheila Elliott
    Posted January 25, 2013 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    I did this musical 20 years ago and loved it… I’m starting a new youth choir at our church and this musical would be the top suggestion I would have have for our choir. Can I get a performance DVD and are we able to order books as well? You can reach me at 469-964-0135 or via email. I look forward to hearing from you! Our first meeting is February 6 and I would love to be able to present this to the choir then!

  5. jim
    Posted January 27, 2013 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    Hi Sheila,
    I have performance CDs. You can purchase yours through this web site. I’m still working on reproducing the choir books. I’m not sure when that project will be finished. Meanwhile, get a CD and present the show to your choir. I’ll try to hurry the choir books.
    Jim

  6. jim
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    Hi Sheila, I have the performance CD, the Cast CD, and a pdf version of the Choirbook. You can call, email, or use the Album page to make your purchase of either CD. Email me to set up a Choirbook payment and download. Thanks, Jim

  7. jim
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    Hi Debby, If you’re still interested in a Friends Forever CD, performance track, or choir book, I have them available now. Thanks, Jim

  8. jim
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    Hi Eric, If you’re still interested in a Friends Forever CD, performance track, or choir book, I have them available now. Thanks, Jim

  9. Eddie Hobgood
    Posted April 12, 2013 at 3:44 am | Permalink

    Jim: I’m a huge fan of your musical The Race is On and am desperately trying to find an accompaniment track for the musical or at least Every Step of the Way. I would be grateful for any leads of where I might be able to purchase this! Thanks! Eddie

  10. jim
    Posted April 18, 2013 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    Hi Eddie, I don’t have a copy of the performance tracks to The Race is On. If I did, I would make it available to you. Anyone out there got a copy? – Jim

  11. Yheleen
    Posted September 18, 2013 at 4:30 am | Permalink

    Hi Jim,

    Just want to say THANK YOU for Friends Forever. The songs touched the lives of many, including mine when we listened to them in a cassette tape over and over again when we were in high school. That was 20 years ago I think. I can memorize all of them back then. We miss those songs. Now, since I don’t have a copy of the lyrics and the conversations, I can only remember most. How I wish I can find them somewhere on the web. It would be great to sing along.

    I do wish I own a CD of it. However, I’m from the Philippines. How can I own one? Many thanks and God bless you and those who made Friends Forever possible, more and more. We thank God for your lives and giftedness.

  12. jim
    Posted September 18, 2013 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    Hi Yheleen,
    I’m so glad that you enjoyed Friends Forever, and I’m delighted that you would like to continue listening to those songs. To order a copy of the Friends Forever Cast Album, go to the Albums page on this website, click “Add to cart” under the Friends Cast CD. Because you live outside of the continental USA, your Album will come to you by digital download. Soon after you complete your order, you will receive an email instructing you how to download your album. That’s all there is to it!

    Thanks again for loving Friends Forever. And, by the way, should you ever be in a position to teach the musical to a youth choir, we have digital choir books available for download too!

    Blessings,

    Jim

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