J.D. Souther Biography & News
Top 10 J.D. Souther Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|1||You're Only Lonely||7,330||3,502|
|2||The Last in Love||1,638||753|
|3||If You Don't Want My Love||1,309||740|
|4||White Rhythm and Blues||1,453||732|
|5||The Moon Just Turned Blue||1,075||704|
|6||Songs of Love||1,363||686|
|7||Trouble In Paradise||886||587|
|8||'til the Bars Burn Down||843||529|
|9||I'll Be Here At Closing Time||667||371|
|10||Journey Down The Nile||403||261|
About J.D. Souther
J.D. Souther rocks country music
Born in Detroit but raised in Amarillo, Texas, J.D. Souther's roots in both rock and country music have led to collaborations with some of the most well-known artists in the industry, including the Eagles and Linda Ronstadt.
Souther's early work as a session musician in Los Angeles led to a deal with Amos Records, and he recorded an album with Glenn Frey under the name Longbranch Pennywhistle in 1970. That connection with Frey would eventually lead to bigger things, but first Souther would first work through an eponymous solo album in 1972, and later, a stint in the Souther Hillman Furay Band before focusing on his songwriting abilities.
Souther ultimately became known for penning some of the biggest hits in country rock, including the Eagles hits "Best of My Love," "Victim of Love," "Heartache Tonight," and "New Kid in Town." "How Long," which was also written by Souther and originally recorded for his first solo album, eventually appeared on the Eagles' "Long Road Out of Eden." Souther then went on to produce Ronstandt's "Don't Cry Now" album and wrote songs for many of her projects, including "Faithless Love" and "White Rhythm and Blues." He also recorded several duets with her, including "Prisoner in Disguise," and "Sometimes You Can't Win."
As his career progressed, Souther contributed as a singer to other artists' projects, including the backing vocals of Don Henley's "The Light is On." A collaboration with James Taylor called "Her Town Too" was also a highlight, and Souther was a contributor to projects by Roy Orbison and Friends and The Platters.
In the late 80's, Souther garnered acting roles for both film and television. He had a recurring role on the series "Thirtysomething," and roles in two independent films. He released "If The World Was You," on October 14, 2008. It would mark his first new musical release in 25 years and was followed in 2011 by "Natural History," featuring new versions of Souther's songs that other artists made into hits.
Past Tour Dates for J.D. Souther
J.D. Souther Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 01/23/2014 Los Angeles CA Wilshire Ebell Theatre 01/04/2014 Denver CO The Soiled Dove Underground
J.D. Souther Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 10/04/2013 Niagara Falls NY Bears Den at Seneca Niagara Casino 10/02/2013 Toronto ON Hugh's Room 09/08/2013 Minneapolis MN Dakota Jazz Club 09/07/2013 Madison WI Majestic Theatre 09/06/2013 Chicago IL Mayne Stage 09/05/2013 Saint Louis MO Old Rock House 04/14/2013 San Antonio TX Sam's Burger Joint 04/13/2013 The Woodlands TX Dosey Doe 04/11/2013 Dallas TX The Kessler Theater 02/10/2013 Dallas TX The Kessler Theater