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James Otto

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A country singer and songwriter with a Southern rock heart, James Otto was born into a military family at the Fort Lewis Army Base in Washington and grew up all over the U.S., including extended stays in North Dakota and Alabama. He started singing when he was only four years old, and learned both violin and saxophone before getting his first guitar at the age of 13. Both his father and grandfather were part-time musicians who played gigs in local bars, so music was hardly a foreign thing to Otto, but it wasn't until he spent time with his mother in Sand Mountain, AL, that he really discovered the joys of country music. After graduating from high school, Otto did a two-year stint in the U.S. Navy and, following his release from active service, he moved to Nashville in 1998, attending various songwriting nights at the clubs there, soon falling in with the so-called MuzikMafia, a feisty group of writers and musicians including Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson, who became the central players in a CMT reality show called MuzikMafia TV. The exposure landed Otto a record deal with Mercury Nashville and he released a handful of singles and an album, 2002's Days of Our Lives, before being dropped by the label in 2004. Following a small screen role in Road House 2, he rebounded by signing with Raybaw Records, a Warner Bros. imprint, and releasing a second album, Sunset Man, produced by his brother-in-law (and Rascal Flatts member) Jay DeMarcus, in 2008. Sunset Man generated one big hit with the chart-topping “Just Got Started Lovin’ You” and raised Otto’s profile considerably, leading to several co-writing gigs including authoring Jamey Johnson’s “In Color,” which won Song of the Year at the 2008 Academy of Country Music Awards. Otto returned with his third album, Shake What God Gave Ya, in the fall of 2010. ~ Steve Leggett
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Albums by
James Otto

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    Shake What God Gave Ya

    11 songs

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    Sunset Man

    12 songs

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    Days of Our Lives

    3 songs

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    Somewhere Tonight

    1 song

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    Go Tell It on the Mountain

    1 song

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    Since You Brought It Up

    1 song

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    These Are The Good Ole Days

    1 song

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    For You

    3 songs

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    Days of Our Lives/The Ball

    1 song

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    Somewhere Tonight

    1 song

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    Groovy Little Summer Song

    1 song

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    Just Got Started Lovin' You [Pop Mix]

    1 song

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    Just Got Started Lovin' You

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    Ain't Gonna Stop

    1 song

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    Gasoline and Matches

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    Days of Our Lives [Digital Single]


Top Songs by
James Otto

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    Popularity
  2.   Just Got Started Lovin' You
  3.   Soldiers & Jesus
  4.   Groovy Little Summer Song
  5.   Since You Brought It Up
  6.   These Are the Good Ole Days
  7.   For You
  8.   Days of Our Lives
  9.   Good Thing's Gone Bad by Ronnie Milsap
  10.   Sunset Man
  11.   Love Don't Cost a Thing
  12.   Somewhere Tonight
  13.   Night Moves
  14.   The Ball
  15.   It's a Good Time (For a Good Time)
  16.   Ramblin' Man
  17.   Gone
  18.   Back It Up
  19.   Drink & Dial
  20.   You Don't Act Like My Woman
  21.   Call Me the Breeze
  22.   Never Say Goodbye
  23.   Lowdown on the High Life
  24.   Sunday Morning and Saturday Night
  25.   Misspent Youth
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Stations & Shows Featuring
James Otto

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    55 Greatest Country Songs of the Century

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    She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy

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    Country Love

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    Country: '90s and Today


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