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  • From Troutman, North Carolina. Lives in Nashville.
  • A successful Nashville singer/songwriter who has written hits for Patty Loveless, Mark Chesnutt, Kathy Mattea, George Strait and many others.
  • Lived in New York City for several years, played bluegrass there and appeared in several musicals (“Pump Boys and Dinettes,” “The Cotton Patch Gospel,” etc). He has also lived and worked in Texas and California.
  • Has played in bands with Dwight Yoakam, Darden Smith, Carlene Carter and Lucinda Williams.
  • 1998, released I Feel Like Singing Today, a collaboration with Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys.
  • 2002, released second collaboration with Ralph Stanley called Lost in the Lonesome Pines (Dualtone) which won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album (in 2003).
  • 2006, released Bluegrass album (Yep Roc).
  • 2008, won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album for The Bluegrass Diaries album (Yep Roc).
  • Has studied and practiced the martial arts since 1995, focusing on Tai Chi and Chi Kong.
  • Since 2002, has hosted the Americana Music Awards Show in Nashville.
  • 2010, released Patchwork River album (Thirty Tigers).
  • Is host of the popular weekly syndicated radio show “Music City Roots,” live from the Loveless Cafe.
  • 2011, released Reason And Rhyme album (Sugar Hill).
  • 2012, released Carolina Moonrise: Bluegrass Songs by Robert Hunter and Jim Lauderdale album (Alliance).
  • 2013, released Black Roses album (Sky Crunch).
  • 2013, released Blue Moon Junction album (Sky Crunch).
  • 2013, released Old Time Angels album (Sky Crunch).
  • Co-hosts “The Buddy and Jim Show” (with Buddy Miller) on Sirius/XM Radio’s Outlaw Country channel.
  • 2014, released I’m A Song album (Sky Crunch).
  • 2015, released Soul Searching: Vol. 1 Memphis/Vol 2. Nashville album (Sky Crunch).
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