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Jim Lauderdale: Jim Changes Everything

David Burke, Country Music, February 2017

JIM LAUDERDALE knows his country music history – and he's very aware of his and his contemporaries' modest place in it compared to the iconic names of the past with which the genre is indelibly identified. Names he intones with veneration – names like Hank Williams Sr, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Buck Owens and Loretta Lynn, touchstones all.

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