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"I am very excited about this record," say the multifaceted entertainer. "I got to write the whole thing with one of my all-time heroes, Robert Hunter. Randy Kohrs really outdid himself as a producer and it was incredible to work with these fine players. This has been an overall great experience."
Carolina Moonrise marks Lauderdale's fifth collaboration with Hunter, the lyricist best-known for his contributions to the songs of the Grateful Dead. "Iodine," the album's first track, will be released as a single to bluegrass radio.
Born in North Carolina, Lauderdale has had songs recorded by George Strait, Patty Loveless, Mark Chesnutt and the Dixie Chicks, to name but a few. In addition to touring extensively, he is set to once again host the Americana Music Associations Awards & Honors ceremony at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday night (Sept. 12).
He also recently joined friend and collaborator Buddy Miller for the Buddy & Jim Show, airing on Sirius XM's Outlaw Country channel bi-weekly on Saturdays at 10:00 PM ET and Sundays at 10:00 AM ET and also hosts the Music City Roots radio show, live from Nashville's Loveless Café airing on Nashville's WSM radio Wednesday nights at 8:00 PM ET.