Jim Lauderdale - two time Grammy winning bluegrass singer, writer of countless country hits and musical collaborator to Elvis Costello, Buddy Miller and Gary Allan. Radio DJ, Americana Music Awards host and prolific recording artist.
The King of Broken Hearts, named for the signature song that made Jim's name as a Nashville tunesmith, follows his journey from aspiring banjo player in small town Nth Carolina who discovered the Beatles, to his discovery amongst the LA honky tonk scene in the 1980s, his songwriting success with George Strait, frustrations with record labels, his triumphant bluegrass career, a songwriting trip to Costa Rica with Gary Allan and Odie Blackmon, touring with Elvis Costello and the Sugarcanes and other tales from his life and times.
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Featuring interviews with
Director of Photography
Produced and edited by Jeremy Dylan
Sound mixing by Liam Bray
Music remixing by Clayton Segelov @ The Brain Studios Sydney
Airing on the Country Music Channel Tuesday 6 March - 7pm
Wednesday 7 March - 9am
Sunday 11 March - 1pm
Sunday 11 March - 10pm
Monday 12 March - 8pm
Tuesday 13 March - 2pm
Friday 23 March - 1pm