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Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, iconic musician and actor JD Souther releases his new album Tenderness via Sony Music Masterworks. Produced by Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Madeleine Peyroux, Melody Gardot, Herbie Hancock), the album will be available on May 12, 2015 and supported by select tour dates across the country and internationally. "JD Souther is both a legendary and mysterious figure in American popular music," says Chuck Mitchell, SVP of Sony Music Masterworks. "He's a self-described ‘classicist' who, in his new work, draws a through line between the first great songbook of Porter, Kern, etc., and his own generation's massive impact on the art of the song. The result is an album that brings a new and fresh perspective to this amazing singer-songwriter's contributions."
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JD Souther set for LinkFest fundraiser in Tupelo / N. Mississippi Daily Journal
The thought of performing a concert in what was once a church sanctuary intrigued JD Souther. "Now, where are we playing this time," Souther asked during a phone conversation while parked outside a Shell station in Nashville. When the star singer/songwriter was told about the venue and its history, Souther liked the idea but followed up with another question. "Does it have pews or is it tables now," he a...
JD Souther will bring his country-rock stories, but also a bit of opera to the Rialto / Arizona Daily Star
The first song singer-songwriter JD Souther learned to sing was not a folk song or a country rocker. It was a famous aria from Puccini's opera "Turandot." "The first song I ever learned when I was a little kid was ‘Nessun Dorma'," said Souther, who grew up listening to his grandmother, a soprano, sing opera. "I love opera." Which explains the 72-year-old So. Cal. country-rock songwriter/troubad...
JD Souther Q&A with SongwriterUniverse
JD Souther has had a legendary career as a songwriter, artist and producer. He is known co-writing three classic, number one hit songs for The Eagles: "Heartache Tonight," "Best of My Love" and "New Kid in Town." He has also co-written hits for Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Don Henley, and for his own artist career. And notably, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2013. Souther was a maj...
JD Souther set for SOPAC / New Jersey Stage
Critically acclaimed award-winning singer-songwriter JD Souther will bring his musical talents to the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Sunday, November 12 at 7:30pm in An Evening With JD Souther. A musical man with a storied past, JD Souther is credited with writing and performing songs that defined entire generations, including "You're Only Lonely" and "Her Town Too" (with James Taylor) . He...
JD Souther receives Amarillo College Distinguished Alumni Award / MyHighPlains.com
When JD Souther arrived in Los Angeles in the late 1960s, a bumper sticker on his car proclaimed "I got my start at Amarillo College." And what a successful start it was for the new kid in town. Souther, who became one of the most celebrated songwriters of his generation, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Amarillo College Distinguished Alumni Award. The Grammy-nominated Souther, who wrote or co-wr...
WATCH - JD Souther on 'Skyville Live' / RATED RED
Watch JD Souther Perform "Heartache Tonight" at Skyville Live At the latest Skyville Live concert, Nashville cast members past and present saluted the sounds of Music City. In addition to acting, JD Souther has tons of songwriting credits to his name-like "Heartache Tonight," which The Eagles took to number one in 1979. Here he is putting his own spin on the classic tune. Souther, a Songwri...
JD Souther Q&A with Columbus Dispatch
John David "JD" Souther wrote or co-wrote some of the most definitive country-rock songs of the 1970s and '80s, as performed by defining artists of the genre. The acts include the Eagles ("Heartache Tonight," "Best of My Love"); Don Henley ("The Heart of the Matter"); Linda Ronstadt ("Prisoner in Disguise"); and James Taylor ("Her Town Too"). Souther, who was raised in Texas, moved in the late 1960s to s...
JD Souther set to play Chicago's City Winery / Chicago Tribune
Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, iconic musician and actor John David Souther wrote or co-wrote some of the most definitive country rock songs of the '70s and '80s, performed by almost all of the genre's defining artists: the Eagles ("Heartache Tonight," "Best of My Love"), Don Henley ("The Heart of the Matter"), James Taylor ("Her Town Too"), Linda Ronstadt ("Prisoner in Disguise"). H...
JD Souther - Tenderness / examiner.com
JD Souther's mellow falsetto was made for crooning. His voice is like a warm fire on a cold day. This 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee has been writing beautiful lyrics and music for over 40 years and is still going strong. He's not only done masterful solo work, but also written with the Eagles, Linda Rondstadt, and a host of others. It's great to see this legend back with some fresh m...
My Life with Dogs: JD Souther / The BARK
JD Souther is a card-carrying member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, inducted in 2013. Instrumental in shaping the sound that became known as country-rock in the 1970s, he has also contributed to the American songbook by penning such classics as "Best of My Love" and "Heartache Tonight" (both for the Eagles) and "Faithless Love" recorded by Linda Ronstadt. Never one to rest on his laurels, the ...
J.D. Souther - Tenderness makes Preston Frazier?s Best of 2015 / Something Else
Preston Frazier is a bass-playing lawyer living in Chicago. His first Steely Dan exposure was with an eight-track cassette of 'Pretzel Logic.' Via Something Else, Frazier celebrates established legends including Toto, Richard Page and J.D. Souther, along with newer names like Van Hunt, Grupo Fantasma and Bluebirds of Paradise, as part of his non-jazz Best of 2015 list … South...
Heritage songwriter and 'Nashville' star JD Souther / Miami Herald feature
JD Souther is a busy man. At 70, the respected songwriter, singer and actor has a recurring role on the ABC -TV series "Nashville." On the music front, the man who first made his mark in the California country-rock scene of the 1970s is currently touring behind a recently released collection of original jazz and pop songs. "Tenderness" (Sony Masterworks) is a thoughtful album helmed by Grammy-winning...
J.D. Souther - NPR: Mountain Stage
JD Souther was featured on Mountain Stage. Recorded live at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Va. Souther has written hits for James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Roy Orbison, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Brooks & Dunn and many more. But he's perhaps best known for his collaborations with Don Henley and The Eagles: He cowrote some of their most beloved songs, including "Best Of My Love" and New Kid In...
J.D. Souther - Simple Man, Simple Dream / Austin Chronicle
Nowadays, the mainstream knows J.D. Souther from a network television hit, ABC's Nashville. Before that, he was renowned for having written songs recorded by music giants including the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, and the Dixie Chicks. Souther helped map the Southern California soft-rock sound of the Seventies by charting songs on Billboard. Born in Detroit, raised in Amarillo,...
JD Souther on NPR: World Cafe
JD Souther is a songwriter's songwriter, best known for the songs he wrote and co-wrote for The Eagles - songs like "Heartache Tonight," "Best Of My Love" and the one he performs live on this episode of World Cafe, "New Kid In Town." Souther's position has only been solidified by other hits, including his smash "You're Only Lonely" and songs like "Faithless Love," which was originally rec...
J.D. Souther - Tenderness / Sydney Morning Herald review
As collaborator with the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt and many others, JD Souther was one of the key figures in the West Coast Sound, but on the velvety Tenderness he comes on like Harry Nilsson – if old Harry had hit middle age – with just a hint of Willie Nelson during his Stardust phase. Souther has reinterpreted the Great American Songbook in a way that renders Rod Stewart's recent efforts ...
J.D. Souther's journey through music / Fort Worth Star Telegram
J.D. Souther is never very far from his past. There are the obvious connections - his integral contributions to the Laurel Canyon folk-rock scene of the 1970s, a creative ally of Jackson Browne and Linda Ronstadt and the Eagles. But his own musical life is much more eclectic and surprising than years spent writing songs in Southern California. As a child, Souther, who was born in Detroit and whose fa...
JD Souther set to play Americana Music Festival / examiner.com
The 2015 edition of the Americana Music Festival is just over two weeks away, being held Sept. 15-20 in venues throughout the Nashville area, and fans have over 150 bands to choose select from, a daunting task for even the most dedicated Americana music fan. Inevitably, someone you want to see will be playing in a venue all the way across town from someone else you want to see. In this series leading up ...
JD Souther will give master class@University of Central Oklahoma / NewsOK
The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma will host a master class featuring Grammy Award-nominated songwriter JD Souther at 11 a.m. Sept. 11 in the first-floor ACM@UCO Songwriting Room, 25 S Oklahoma Ave. The event is free and open to the public, according to a news release. Souther has written and co-written songs for artists including Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, J...
Tavis Smiley is joined by JD Souther - Watch the Video
Tavis Smiley is joined by prolific singer-songwriter and actor JD Souther. The recent inductee to the Songwriters Hall of Fame has penned numerous hits for some of music's most celebrated acts, including The Eagles, The Dixie Chicks, and his dear friend Linda Ronstadt. A talented recording artist in his own right, he's out now with his eighth solo album, entitled Tenderness via Sony Mus...
JD Souther - Tenderness / KJZZ
JD Souther is probably best known for his 1970s collaborations on the Los Angeles rock scene with performers like Linda Ronstadt and The Eagles. In fact, he was called the unofficial sixth Eagle - writing some of the band's biggest hits, such as "Best of My Love" and "Heartache Tonight." Souther's newest album is called "Tenderness" and was released last month. on Sony Music Masterworks....
J.D. Souther - Tenderness makes Something Else! 'Mid Year Best List'
Preston Frazier is a bass-playing lawyer living in Chicago. His first Steely Dan exposure was with an eight-track cassette of 'Pretzel Logic.' He also writes reviews for - Something Else! J.D. Souther's new Sony disc - Tenderness made his Mid Year Best List. Here's the review. J.D. Souther made a glorious return to recordmaking after a 25 years with 2008's If the World Was You. S...