Tag Archives: Jim Lauderdale

Oct
6

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Jim Lauderdale On ‘This Changes Everything’ and a Lifetime – Interview

Jim Lauderdale has never been one without a sense of humor. Over fifteen years of hosting the Americana Music Awards, Lauderdale has had to ad lib in comic moments to fill time during inevitable delays of set changes and live programming. But the North Carolina School of Arts theater major, who once portrayed George Jones in a play about Tammy Wynette (with the Possum watching), outdid himself onstage at the Country Music Hall of Fame.

As the featured guest of the museum’s ongoing songwriter series, Lauderdale seemed like the perfect person to talk about the craft of writing songs. He brought with him thirty-something years of credits for George Strait, Patty Loveless, Lee Ann Womack, Vince Gill, and the Dixie Chicks – among others. But Lauderdale, who also has a plethora of co-writes with Elvis Costello, John Oates and Robert Hunter, had a surprise. He announced he would be interviewing himself and proceeded to play both moderator and interviewee.

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Mar
14

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Maren Morris At Sea – The Buddy & Jim Show Recap

The day Maren Morris met Buddy Miller, she and her publisher were pitching songs for the television show “Nashville.” When Morris headed out to sea on the annual Cayamo music cruise, Miller asked her to play the song she played that day called “The Book.”

Miller and Morris were sharing stories somewhere out in the Atlantic on a special Cayamo taping of the Buddy & Jim Show on SiriusXM radio.

“My informant Kate York says you’re breaking all kinds of records,” Miller said of news of Morris receiving the most radio adds for a female artist.

Just then co-host Jim Lauderdale joined in. “My source says it’s one of the most added records in Billboard history.”

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Feb
28

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Striking Matches & Parker Millsap’s Nashville Skyline – The Buddy & Jim Show Recap

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Striking Matches can count all of their songs that have appeared on the television show Nashville. There’s already been eight and one more is coming soon.

“I’m recording another one,” executive music producer Buddy Miller revealed on a recent Buddy & Jim Show taped in front of a live audience at the City Winery in Nashville.

“I don’t know if you spoiled it,” guitarist Justin Davis shot back. It was the first Buddy & Jim Show which will be taped monthly in front of a live audience at City Winery. The show featured musical guests Parker Millsap, Lee Ann Womack and Striking Matches. Miller remembered how the television show’s music supervisor Frankie Pine had gone out one day a few years ago and came back talking incessantly about the duo.

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Jan
21

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Ryan Bingham’s Cowboy Dreams: The Buddy & Jim Show Recap

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All Ryan Bingham ever wanted to be was a cowboy. His family ranched in Hobbs, New Mexico and his uncle rode bulls professionally. As a kid, Ryan entered junior rodeos, participating in breakaway roping and riding steers.

“I looked up to my uncle and dad and grandfather and wanted to be like them,” he told Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale on a recent visit to The Buddy & Jim Show on SiriusXM Outlaw Country.

But Bingham, whose Fear and Saturday Night was one of last year’s best albums, found that music was tugging at him. He kept bringing his guitar to the rodeos he’d attend on weekends.

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Jan
12

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MerleFest Adds Brandi Carlile, Tim O’Brien, Sam Bush, Jim Lauderdale To Line-Up

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MerleFest, presented by Window World and slated for April 28-May 1, 2016, is proud to announce four more additions to the 2016 lineup: Brandi Carlile, Tim O’Brien, Sam Bush Bandand Jim Lauderdale. These artists join over 100 other artists already announced, including John Prine, Old Crow Medicine Show, Dave Rawlings Machine, The Wood Brothers, Alison Brown, Peter Rowan, Doug Seegers,Steep Canyon Rangers and more! The four-day event, the largest roots and Americana music festival in the nation, takes place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the heart of Appalachia.MerleFest continues the legacy of Doc Watson and is a benefit for the college. This homecoming of roots music artists and fans draws nearly 80,000 participants every year.

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Dec
9

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Steve Martin & Edie Brickell Find Their Bright Star – The Buddy & Jim Show Recap

Edie Brickell woke up Christmas morning ahead of her family. Sitting in her Connecticut kitchen, she went to her computer hoping her musical partner Steve Martin sent her a present of a new banjo track—and he did. With her dogs by her feet, she turned on her iPhone and hit record believing instinctively how important it is to catch the first melody and lyrics that come to mind.

“I immediately felt like I was out in the woods and there was this deep fire burning but there was trouble,” she remembered. “I immediately heard myself singing ‘she had a child from the man by the bank.’ It was like two women were talking on the porch. I could see it all. I knew she was in big trouble.”

Brickell and Martin, along with their producer Peter Asher, were sitting inside the home studio of Buddy Miller on a recent episode of The Buddy & Jim Show on SiriusXM Outlaw Country.

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Nov
12

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Andrea Zonn & The Friends She’s Made Along The Way: The Buddy & Jim Show Recap

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Andrea Zonn remembers the first time she met Alison Krauss. She was ten and Alison was eight and the two were introduced at the Champaign Festival in Illinois. Growing up, the two tried to pick apart Emmylou Harris and Little River Band records during the Seventies.

“We’ve gotten in a lot of trouble over the years,” Zonn said with a sly laugh during her visit to the Buddy & Jim Show on Sirius XM Outlaw Country. On a day when Miller was recovering from a lack of sleep following a trip to San Francisco’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Zonn came in to play songs from her new album Rise. It was released in late September on the independent label Compass Records which is owned and operated by Alison Brown and her husband. Zonn was accompanied on the show by guitarist and collaborator Tom Jutz.

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Nov
8

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The Night Country Got Its Soul Back: Chris Stapleton & Justin Timberlake Resurrect Country’s Great Rhythm & Blues Legacy

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“Sing it,” you could hear someone shout from the bandstand urging Chris Stapleton on during “Tennessee Whiskey.”

“Break it down one more time,” Justin Timberlake commanded the rhythm section during “Drink You Away.”

It was the night Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake took Nashville to church at the Country Music Association Awards. The two pretty much upended the formula of country pop and made Jason Aldean with his pyrotechnics and Florida Georgia Line, trying hard to be coiffed, seem downright silly. As Nashville producer Buddy Cannon said later on Facebook, “the pendulum swings.” It only took about eight minutes for it happen.

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