James Morrison was born on 10 July 1984 in the UK. He is a professional musician that conquered the hearts of many music lovers. James Morrison grew up in the provincial town of Rugby, which is located in the county of West Midlands. He was interested in music from an early age. His parents’ large record library had a great influence on him. As a little boy, he listened in awe Otis Redding’s, Al Green’s, Van Morrison’s songs. The idols of the novice musician were such artists as Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Cat Stevens and the band The Kinks had a great influence on his musical tastes. In childhood, James was a weak child. His family never had a good income and therefore he had to be contented with little. When James was 13, he began learning to play the guitar for the first time. In this respect, he was helped by his uncle. At the age of 16, he already had his own band. Firstly, it was a small school band, and they did it for fun. Later he began to think about the career of a musician. Moreover his songs were a great success and they were different from the other music of his time. It was full of beauty and candor. There was a time when the musician was earning a little money by playing in the streets. Once , one of Morrison’s songs came to «Polydor Records» studio. James was offered a small contract. In 2006, he already had his own CD with 13 full-fledged compositions. The musician's debut album was called «Undiscovered». At the moment, James Morrison is one of the most popular British performers. His major hits are «You Give Me Something» and «Wonderful World». In 2007, Morrison was nominated for the «Brit Awards» and he was the winner in the category "Best UK Artist". James became known far beyond the UK. He is a regular participant of popular TV shows.