Jim Lauderdale

Nashville, Tennessee, US
Artist / Band / Musician
Americana / Country / Bluegrass
Yep Roc Records
Two time Grammy award winner 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 United States and abroad, making him an international recording artist with an ever-growing fan base. He has hosted the Americana Music Awards for the past six years and won their first Artist of the Year and Song of the Year awards. He is among Nashville's "A" list of songwriters, with songs recorded by artists such as Patty Loveless, Dixie Chicks, Mark Chestnut, Vince Gill and George Strait. He also contributed several songs to the successful soundtrack of the film, "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. These influences and his unique sense of melody and lyric help forge a sound that is truly his own. As a performer his credits include production, writing and collaborating on albums such as, "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 bluegrass album "Lost in the Lonesome Pines" with Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys.
Jim's solo albums include "The Hummingbirds" (Dualtone 2002), "The Other Sessions" (Dualtone 2001), "Onward Through it All" (RCA 1999), "Whisper" (BNA 1997), "Persimmons" (Upstart 1996), "Every Second Counts" (Atlantic 1995), "Pretty Close to the Truth" (Atlantic 1994), and "Planet of Love" (Reprise 1991), as well as two releases in 2006, "Country Super Hits, Volume 1" and "Bluegrass" (Yep Roc).
Beginning in 2007, Jim became the host, associate producer, and regular performer of Tennessee Shines, a program out of Knoxville that celebrates and promotes Americana Roots music.
His album, "Bluegrass Diaries" (Yep Roc 2007) won a Grammy in the "Bluegrass Album of the Year" category. "Honey Songs" was released in February 2008, and features an incredible lineup of musicians including James Burton, Garry Tallent, Al Perkins, Glen D. Hardin, Ron Tutt, Emmy Lou Harris, Patty Loveless, and many more.
In 2008, Jim teamed up again with his "Bluegrass Diaries" producer Randy Kohrs for the album "Could We Get Any Closer?"
Jim currently has worldwide representation with The Rosebud Agency. --2009
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