Jim Lauderdale

Veteran songwriter and all-around Americana renaissance man Jim Lauderdale has a special knack for turning just about any situation into a toe-tapping, stuck-in-your-head country tune. With his new single “Friends Again,” Lauderdale puts to tape the grateful feeling of reconnecting with a lost confidant—just in time for National Friendship Day on August 7th. “This song is a celebration of that wonderful time of reconciliation between people who were once close and can rekindle that bond between them,” says Lauderdale.

In a flurry of steel guitar and raucous drum beats, Americana renaissance man Jim Lauderdale kicks off Game Changer—his 35th full-length album—with “That Kind Of Life (That Kind Of Day),” a rollicking ode to what Jim calls “the sentiment and wishes for others to have a good life.” Lauderdale had the instrumental twin guitar/steel hook in his head when he sat down to write “That Kind Of Life.” “For some reason, the first line—‘When a baby tastes a little bit of sunshine, kicks their le

Suwannee Spring Reunion is thrilled to kick off the Spring season Thursday through Sunday, March 17-20, 2022. Folks of all ages will be gathering under the gorgeous, mossy live oak laden grounds of The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, FL for this beloved festival tradition.

Gary Brewer & The Kentucky Ramblers are charging into 2022 with a brand new single. The band is excited to reveal their latest recording “Pass Along The Good,” featuring multi-Grammy winning Americana music icon Jim Lauderdale. The two came together to co-write the new tune which showcases a different side of GBKR’s music, channeling a Country / Americana oriented sound.

Today, ARIA and three-time Golden Guitar nominee Angus Gill released “Whittling Away,” a duet written and performed with the legendary Jim Lauderdale, that highlights the resilience and strength people are displaying in the midst of these trying times. The track appears on Gill’s forthcoming LP The Scrapbook, due out September 24th via Rivershack Records/MGM.

Two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning American music icon Jim Lauderdale’s 34th album, Hope, is out today on Yep Roc Records; listen/buy here.
Co-produced by Lauderdale and his longtime collaborator Jay Weaver, Hope was recorded at the fabled Blackbird Studios In Nashville with many of the tracks engineered by Blackbird Academy students. A joyous musical tribute to the spirit of overcoming and healing, the album features songs of hope, courage, and perseverance.

In celebration of the late Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter’s 80th birthday (June 23), two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning American music icon Jim Lauderdale today shares “Memory,” one of the last songs Lauderdale wrote with his decades-long songwriting collaborator; listen here.

With their first full-length album for Mountain Home Music Company, the Alex Leach Band and its youthful leader make a bold statement that their fresh take on bluegrass — one that draws on a wide-ranging set of historical sounds, yet remains as authentic as Alex himself — is just what 2021 needs.

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