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Spartanburg, S.C. –Acclaimed performer and songwriter Jim Lauderdale will be on the Wofford College campus to give a concert on Monday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Leonard Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.


Lauderdale has garnered success in both country and bluegrass music. Born in Statesville, N.C., his career has taken him all over the United States and abroad. He has hosted the Americana Music Awards for the past three years and won their first Artist of the Year and Song of the Year awards.


Lauderdale’s songs have been recorded by artists such as the Dixie Chicks, Patty Loveless, Vince Gill, Mark Chestnut and George Strait. He also contributed several songs to the soundtrack for the film “Pure Country.”

Lauderdale’s musical influences include the legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley and George Jones. These influences and his unique sense of melody and lyric help forge a sound that is truly his own. As a performer his credits include production, writing and collaborating on albums such as, “Wait ‘Til Spring” with Donna the Buffalo, “Headed for the Hills” with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, “I Feel Like Singing Today” and the Grammy-winning “Lost in the Lonesome Pines” with Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys.

Lauderdale’s solo albums include “The Hummingbirds” (Dualtone 2002), “The Other Sessions” (Dualtone 2001), “Onward Through it All” (RCA 1999), “Whisper” (BNA 1997), “Persimmons” (Upstart 1996), “Every Second Counts” (Atlantic 1995), “Pretty Close to the Truth” (Atlantic 1994), and “Planet of Love” (Reprise 1991), as well as his new releases “Country Super Hits, Volume 1” and “Bluegrass” (Yep Roc 2006).