I know it’s a little late in the week for an Artist of the Week feature, but I think that this needs to be brought to your attention.
Do you know who Jim Lauderdale is? Well, he’s a country singer who has the best hair in Nashville, tells the 3 most hilarious jokes on-stage (I’m sweating more than Dick Cheney at an Ani Difranco concert, excuse me, I have a piece of crystal meth stuck in my teeth, etc), has recently toured with Elvis Costello (AKA my BFF), is a super snazzy dresser, and oh yeah, has had his songs recorded by Patty Loveless, the Dixie Chicks, and George Jones, among others. Also, I met him once or twice and spoke to him on the phone once, so I can tell you firsthand that he is a really nice guy.
Why do I bring all of this up? Well, this Halloween at midnight Jim is going to host/perform at the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree!!!!
What? You don’t know what that is? Well, to quote the press release..
The prestigious show started by the legendary Ernest Tubb in 1947 has always immediately followed the Grand Ole Opry and is the second oldest live radio show in the country, next to the Opry itself. Past hosts list like a virtual “who’s who” of country music royalty! Some of these include: Tex Ritter, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Loretta Lynn, Porter Wagoner, Dr. Ralph Stanley,
Jim Ed Brown, Alan Jackson, Ronnie Milsap, Rhonda Vincent, Marty Stuart, Connie Smith, and of course Ernest Tubb himself!
Don’t forget to check out Jim’s site and bask in the glory of his glory.