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About the video
Music video from the song "This Is The Last Time (I'm Ever Gonna Hurt)" from
Jim's Grammy winning album "Bluegrass Diaries." Directed by Jarboe.
About the artist
Jim Lauderdale was born April 11, 1957, in Statesville, N.C. His father was a
minister and his mother was a music teacher and choir director. He played drums
in the school band and after graduation decided to become a solo performer in
New York. He impressed record producer Pete Anderson while in the Los
Angeles production of Pump Boys and Dinettes and was recorded for the
compilation A Town South of Bakersfield, Volume 2. He then sang backing
vocals for various artists including Carlene Carter and Dwight Yoakam.
He scored big in Nashville in the 1990s after writing hits for George Strait, the
Dixie Chicks, Patty Loveless, Mark Chesnutt and many others. His own '90s
recordings for Warner Bros., Atlantic and RCA garnered much critical acclaim
and a loyal cult following, and his move to the independent Dualtone label gave
him even more creative freedom and the wide-ranging audience he desired.
Besides his two solo albums for Dualtone, Lauderdale also drew acclaim for his
pair of bluegrass albums with Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. The
first, I Feel Like Singing Today, pre-dated Stanley's celebrated national
christening as part of the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. The second,
Lost in the Lonesome Pines, won a 2002 Grammy. In 2003, Lauderdale worked
with the wide-open grooves of the roots/jam band Donna the Buffalo for the
album Wait Til Spring. An album he wrote with longtime Grateful Dead lyricist
Robert Hunter, Headed for the Hills, arrived in 2004.
Expanding his interests into the theatrical world, Lauderdale in 2001 portrayed
George Jones in a musical version of Tammy Wynette's life at the Ryman
Auditorium in Nashville. He won three Americana Music Awards, including
entertainer of the year in 2002 and toured as Mary Chapin Carpenter's opening
act in 2004.