New music from an Americana Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award recipient
It shouldn’t take an act of God to bring Jim Lauderdale back to hardcore traditional country; but when 32 inches of rain fell on South Texas, flooding the Brazos River, the double Grammy winner found himself with cancelled Lone Star dates, time on his hands and a stockpile of his classic country songs that fit together. "I thought it might be now or never," laughs the prolific Lauderdale, who has collaborated with Dr. Ralph Stanley, Buddy Miller, Buddy Miller, Elvis Costello, Robert Hunter, Donna the Buffalo, Rodney Crowell and the North Mississippi All Stars. “They’d been saying you need to come down here and make a record, but other things kept coming up. Suddenly, my schedule was open—and that’s right where I was supposed to be.” Divine intervention or not, Jim's new album, "This Changes Everything," once again reveals him as one of the dynamic forces who’s shaped the last 30 years of both modern and hard-traditional country—as well as this thing they call “Americana."