JIM LAUDERDALE

Guest Artist

Upcoming Performances

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"I love that I can play the Opry one weekend, a jam band festival the next, and then a bluegrass festival the following week." - Jim Lauderdale

Jim Lauderdale, 2016.
Jim Lauderdale performs at the Opry, 2017.

Biography

Jim Lauderdale is a multi-talented performer and songwriter with successes in both country and bluegrass music. His roots stem from the Carolinas, yet his career has taken him all over the U.S. and abroad, making him an international recording artist with an ever-growing fan base. He has hosted the Americana Music Awards in Nashville, where he won the organization's first Artist of the Year and Song of the Year Awards.

He is among Nashville's A-list of songwriters, with tunes recorded by artists including Patty Loveless, Dixie Chicks, Mark Chesnutt, Vince Gill and George Strait. He also contributed several songs to the successful film soundtrack Pure Country. His songs continue to strike a chord with a new generation of artists including Gary Allan and Blake Shelton.

Jim's musical influences include the legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley and George Jones. Combined with his unique sense of melody and lyric, he forges a sound that is truly his own. As a performer, his credits include producing, writing and collaborating on the albums Wait 'Til Spring with Donna the Buffalo, Headed for the Hills with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, I Feel Like Singing Today, and the Grammy-winning Lost in the Lonesome Pines with Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys.

Jim's solo albums include The Hummingbirds, The Other Sessions, Onward Through It All, Whispers, Persimmons, Every Second Counts, Pretty Close to the Truth, Planet of Love, Country Super Hits Volume 1, and Bluegrass.

"I love that I can play the Opry one weekend, a jam band festival the next, and then a bluegrass festival the following week. That's really inspiring to me and I think there's a real thread there. The roots are the same for all of them and that's the music I'm interested in."

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