"..never mind the majority of sophisticated bluegrass around today, hot picking and gritty sentimentality can still retain the rough-edged charm of its roots without succumbing to cliché." - Alan Brown, PopMatters
The King of Broken Hearts, a documentary following the career of Jim Lauderdale, premier on Dec 8, 2012
"Jim Lauderdale is one of the most respected artists working in the bluegrass and country music communities today. His reputation as a remarkable and multi-talented composer, studio musician, live performer, and collaborator is undeniable. Start asking the who's who of the music community, and you will quickly learn that most folks place Mr. Lauderdale upon the highest tier amongst Nashville's very best songwriters."
- Chris Mateer, No Depression, June 21, 2011
"I've admired Jim Lauderdale's recordings for a good while... Jim is singing close vocal harmony on every song [on] this record. ...As fine a singer and songwriter as he is on his own recordings, I can't say enough about the tone and timbre that he adds to mine on every line he hits."
- Elvis Costello on Jim Lauderdale on Secret, Profane & Sugarcane
BUDDY AND JIM - Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale
December 2012, New West Records
- Bluegrass Songs by Robert Hunter
and Jim Lauderdale
September 2012, Sky Crunch Records
THE KING OF BROKEN HEARTS
Jim Lauderdale documentary directed by Jeremy Dylan
Premiered at Grammy Museum December 2012
★Annual host of the Americana Music Awards for the last ten years (2003-2012)
★Co-host of The Buddy & Jim Show with the Americana Artist of the Year Buddy
Miller - airing on the SiriusXM Radio Outlaw Country channel
★Host of Tennessee Shines, a concert series broadcasted on WDVX, during its
2008-2010 run at the Bijou Theater in Knoxville, Tennessee
GRAMMY HIGHLIGHTS: ★2012 GRAMMY Nominee for Reason and Rhyme (Best Bluegrass Album), co-written
with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter.
★2010 GRAMMY Nominee for Could We Get Any Closer? (Best Bluegrass Album)
★2008 GRAMMY WINNER for The Bluegrass Diaries (Best Bluegrass Album)
★2007 GRAMMY Nomination for Bluegrass (his first solo bluegrass CD)
★2002 GRAMMY WINNER for Lost in the Lonesome Pines with Ralph Stanley &
The Clinch Mountain Boys (Best Bluegrass Album) ★2000 GRAMMY Nomination for I Feel Like Singing Today with Ralph Stanley
HONORS & AWARDS: ★2011 - Blue Ridge Hall of Fame Inductee ★2010 - Honored with the Inspiration Award at the SESAC Nashville Music Awards. Also, presented with the Americana Performance Activity Award for the CD
Patchwork River and two Country Performance Activity Awards for the songs he
wrote for George Strait: "I Gotta Get To You" (written with Blaine Larsen) and "Twang"
★2004 - Presented with the Americana Performance Activity Award at the SESAC
Country Music Awards for his CD Headed for the Hills ★2002 - Winner of the Americana Music Awards for Artist of the Year AND for Song of
the Year "She's Looking at Me" with Ralph Stanley
★BMI One Million Performances Award for "Gonna Get a Life" and "Halfway Down".
★BMI Country Award (for Popularity as Measured by Broadcast Performances) for "We
Really Shouldn't Be Doing This" and "You Don't Seem To Miss Me" in 1999.
★BMI Country Award for "Gonna Get a Life" and "Halfway Down" in 1996 and winner of the
Music Row Award for Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year in 1996
ON TV: ★2012 and 2009 - On Austin City Limits with Elvis Costello's Sugarcanes as well as
featuring on Elvis' 2010 CD, National Ransom, for which Jim co-wrote the song
"I Lost You". Jim also performed on Elvis' 2009 GRAMMY Nominated CD Secret,
Profane & Sugarcane and with Elvis' Sugarcanes on The Late Show with
David Letterman during this tour. ★2010 - Featured in the Gwyneth Paltrow film, Country Strong, as a band member
and performed as her band leader at the ABC televised 2010 Country Music Awards ★2010 - Performances with Willie Nelson on The Late Show with David Letterman,
The View and PBS's Soundstage. As well as on Willie's GRAMMY Nominated CD,
Country Music, produced by T Bone Burnett
RECENT FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES INCLUDE:
RootsFest, CO; New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival; Bonnaroo; Merlefest, NC; Stagecoach Festival, CA; Snowbird Mountain Music Festival, UT; Grass Roots Festival, NY; Magnolia Music Festival, FL; Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival, GA; Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, VA
ON TOUR WITH: Elvis Costello as a member of his band The Sugarcanes, plus shows with Lucinda Williams, Ralph Stanley, Nick Lowe, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Rhonda Vincent and Merle Haggard among many others. Opened for Johnny Cash at the 1994 Montreux Jazz Fest.
SONGS COVERED BY: George Strait ("I Gotta Get To You" and "Twang"), Patty Loveless, George Jones, The Dixie Chicks, Solomon Burke, Mark Chesnutt, Dave Edmunds, John Mayall, Kathy Mattea, Lee Ann Womack, Gary Allan, Blake Shelton and Vince Gill