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Clash In Nashville: A Property Battle On Music Row Draws A Crowd
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Jim Lauderdale's new album, I'm A Song, comes out July 1. Scott Simontacchi/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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I'm A Song
<em>Audio for First Listens is no longer available after the album is released.</em>

In the song "Old Time Angels," Jim Lauderdale imagines a second act for the women felled in American murder ballads. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For The Bloodiest Tales In American Music, A Revenge-Themed Sequel
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Buddy Miller and Jimmy Lauderdale perform a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 19, 2013. Gabriella Demczuk/NPR hide caption

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Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale: Tiny Desk Concert
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Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale performing live on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale On Mountain Stage
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Buddy Miller And Jim Lauderdale On World Cafe
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Musicians and friends Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale team up on a new album of country duets called Buddy and Jim. Michael Wilson photo/Paul Moore design/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Buddy And Jim': Friends In Life And Songwriting
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Bluegrass and Americana artist Jim Lauderdale joined host David Dye on World Cafe. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jim Lauderdale On World Cafe
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Country Singer/Songwriter Jim Lauderdale.
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