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Jim Lauderdale On World Cafe

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    Jim Lauderdale on World Cafe Jim Lauderdale has been a staple of Nashville’s music scene for over thirty years, releasing dozens of solo albums and writing for the likes of George Strait and Patti Loveless. In 2016, he was awarded the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, but he wasn’t ready to stop there. Jim is back this year with two new records: a new studio album called Time Flies, and a collection of songs recorded with mandolin player, Roland White, nearly 40 years ago. We'll hear the story of how those original tapes recently resurfaced, and Jim Lauderdale performs live. On the next World Cafe with host Stephen Kallao.
One of the kings of Americana releases two new albums to bookend his career — one with new tunes and one that dusts off his recordings from 1979.
Jim Lauderdale is rightfully considered one of the kings of Americana music. He's a songwriter's songwriter, having written for George Strait, Patti Loveless, Vince Gill, George Jones and countless others. He's sang on records from Dwight Yoakam and Lucinda Williams. He has toured with Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Nick Lowe and yeah, even Hootie & the Blowfish. He's one of the hardest working musicians in Nashville, recording and releasing 29 albums since his debut album in 1991.

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