Kickin’ Up Our Heels This Friday! Jim Lauderdale Comes To The PlayLive Stage.

Among Nashville’s “A” list of songwriters there is  2 time Grammy winner Jim Lauderdale who will be performing on our PlayLive stage this Friday. Jim recorded his first album in 1986, and has since released 19 studio albums. Among his accolades: 2010 Grammy nominee for “Could We Get Any Closer” / 2008 Grammy winner for the “Bluegrass Diaries” / 2002 Grammy winner for “Lost in the Lonseome Pines”.

In addition to his prolific recording career, Lauderdale has also held a tremendous influence on the Country music world and is the songwriter behind dozens of country music’s biggest hits including Patty Loveless’ ‘You Don’t Seem to Miss Me,’ Mark Chesnutt’s ‘Gonna Get a Life,’ Gary Allen‘s ‘Forever and a day,’ and several George Strait tunes, including ‘Where the Sidewalk Ends’.

Jim’s unique sense of melody and song writing ability has helped forge a sound that is truly his own.  Stuart Munro of the Boston Globe writes of Lauderdale who is equally known for his bluegrass talent, “…Add Lauderdale’s terrific musical stylings, the twangy expressiveness of his singing, and his backing ensemble’s crack playing, and what results is a classic bluegrass sound that is yet just a turn off-center. That’s an effect Jim Lauderdale seems to bring about no matter the genre.” – Review of “Reason and Rhyme” June, 21, 2011.

“This Is The Last Time” (from The Bluegrass Diaries)

“Lost In The Lonesome Pines” (live performance – decent audio)

We couldn’t be happier to welcome such a unique artist to the stage on Friday!