Jim Lauderdale (USA)

Jim Lauderdale is the epitome of ‘the songwriter’s songwriter.’ Now 66 years of age, he has made 34 albums, won several Grammy awards and the Americana Music Association’s Wagonmaster Award. He has been part of the American country scene since the late 1970s and has worked with the likes of Ralph Stanley, Robert Hunter, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello, Buddy Miller and Lucinda Williams, as well as writing songs for many other singers. His style is country, with touches of bluegrass, blues and americana. After college in North Carolina, he played bluegrass and folk, gravitating to Nashville and then to New York. He made his first solo album, Planet of Love, in 1991. Jim Lauderdale’s latest album, Game Changer (2022), is released on his own label, Sky Crunch Records. Writing songs is his life. “It’s a constant challenge to make better and better records and to write better and better songs. I feel as though I am still developing as an artist,” Jim Lauderdale has said. His only Danish festival in 2023.