Jim Lauderdale is both a “songwriter’s songwriter,” who’s written/co-written many modern classics for iconic artists, as well as an intuitive sideman, who’s enhanced the music of a bevy of esteemed musicians. As a solo artist, since 1986 up until now, he’s created a body work spanning 28 albums of imaginative roots music, encompassing country, bluegrass, soul, R&B and rock, as well as helping pave the way for the current Americana movement. Jim has written songs and worked with some of the finest artists in traditional and modern music, including Robert Hunter, Ralph Stanley, Elvis Costello, George Strait, Buddy Miller, Lucinda Williams, John Oates, Solomon Burke, Lee Ann Womack, Old Crow Medicine Show, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Blake Shelton, the Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, and Gary Allan among many, many others. He also co-hosts a weekly radio show on SiriusXM with Buddy Miller, “The Buddy & Jim Show,” which NPR’s Fresh Air described as “…highly entertaining…” He is also co-host of Music City Roots, the weekly live and radio, podcast and PBS series. He released his latest project, a double album, Soul Searching: Vol. 1 Memphis/Vol. 2. Nashville on Sept. 25, 2015, treating his fans to a new adventure, exploring the redemptive traditional sounds of Memphis and Nashville. Both albums feature roots savants Luther and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars playing. Vol. 1 Memphis was tracked at the legendary Royal Studios, Vol. 2 Nashville, was tracked at the historic Nashville Victor Studio A, and produced by Jim and Luther Dickinson, with Boo Mitchell also producing Vol. 1 Memphis. In September of 2014, the documentary, Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts was released, celebrating Jim’s unconventional career. In 2010, Jim was honored with the SESAC Inspiration Award. Most recently, he received the prestigious American Eagle Award from the National Music Council along with Kris Kristofferson.
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