James Douglas “Jim” Vallance is a Canadian born musician, songwriter, arranger, and producer from Vancouver, British Columbia. Vallance is best known for his songwriting partnership with international Canadian recording artist, Bryan Adams. While collaborating with Adams, the two produced such hits as “Cut’s Like a Knife”, “Heaven”, and “Summer of ‘69”. In addition to working with Adams, Vallance has written for several other international artists including Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon, Tina Turner, Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, Anne Murray, Joe Cocker, Neil Diamond, and Hedley, among others. Vallance’s career has earned him a record four Composer of the Year JUNO Awards, which he picked up for an unprecedented four years in a row between 1984 and 1987; multiple SOCAN Classic Awards, ASCAP and BMI Awards, and the Harold Moon Award. Vallance is Vice President of the Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC) and sits on the Board of Directors of SOCAN. He is also a Member of the Order of Canada.