Jim Lauderdale has been host of The Americana Music Association awards show, host of Nashville’s weekly nationally syndicated radio show Music City Roots, and co-host of The Buddy and Jim Show (with Buddy Miller) on the SiriusXM Outlaw Country channel. But he just happens to be a pretty darn good musician, too.
One of the pioneers of Americana music, the singer-songwriter has been a symbol for creative integrity for 31 albums over decades of recording. His songs have been part of an eclectic catalog of albums that run the gamut of American roots styles.
The two-time Grammy-winning Americana icon returns on June 21 with From Another World (released on Yep Roc Records), a 10-song collection of empathy, love, forgiveness, and humility, an antidote to the anger and divisiveness of today’s world. McCartney-esque melodies, Dylan-esque lyrics, bluegrass, and twangy psychedelia collide on From Another World. Lauderdale has once again opened his heart wide and delivered a beautiful record where country music still cries with the sound of pedal steel guitar and beautiful lyrics flow through aching indelible melodies.
Catch Lauderdale on tour supporting the album with dates all summer through the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Festival in September.