Today, for the first time, my album Headed For The Hills co-written with Robert Hunter will be available digitally via Bandcamp.
One of my heroes, Robert Hunter, very graciously agreed to write with me when I was about to begin my first record with Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys. Soon after, Robert came to visit Nashville for a few months and we wrote a lot. We chose some out of our batch of 33 songs and began the recording process with my friend, engineer and co-producer Tim Coats. Robert went back home and I gradually added more guests that he and I discussed and who he also wanted to play on these songs, including Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller, Tim O’Brien, Darrell Scott, Allison Moorer, Bucky Baxter, Bryan Sutton, Byron House, Randy Kohrs, Donna The Buffalo and many more.
So began the first of 6 records that I got to record of songs Robert and I wrote together through the years. Working with and getting to know him as a friend was one of the most profound and greatest things I could ever possibly experience and it’s still hard to believe it ever happened. Thanks for listening and hope to see you out on the road soon.
– Jim Lauderdale
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