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Host of Veteran Artists Salute John D. Loudermilk on New Release

by VVN Music

Tobacco Road, Indian Reservation, Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye, Ebony Eyes, Talk Back Trembling Lips, Waterloo, Norman....those are just a few of the hits written by the late John D. Loudermilk.

On March 24, 2016, a host of artists came together at the Franklin Theater in Franklin, TN for an evening of music by the classic singer & songwriter including Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Doyle Lawson and many more.

That night will be chronicled on the album A Tribute to John D. Loudermilk which will be released on September 15 including 24 performances from the evening.  An edited version is also being produced for showing on PBS.

Loudermilk, who died on September 21, 2016 at the age of 82, was on hand for the show even though he was in frail condition.

A Tribute to John D. Loudermilk was produced by John Jorgenson, who was also the music director for the evening, along with Dixie Gamble.

The track list (veteran artists in bold):

  • Everybody Knows Harry Stinson
  • Tobacco RoadRodney Crowell
  • Where Have They GoneEmmylou Harris
  • Blue TrainDoyle Lawson and Quicksilver
  • Windy and WarmTommy Emmanuel
  • Then You Can Tell Me GoodbyeRosanne Cash
  • Midnight BusJohn Jorgenson
  • Heaven Fell Last Night – The Whites with Ricky Skaggs
  • It’s My TimeHerb Pedersen
  • Ebony Eyes – Cory Chisel and Adriel Danae
  • Bad NewsJimmy Hall
  • Abilene – Mike Loudermilk
  • Waterloo Ricky Skaggs with The Whites
  • Sad MoviesDeborah Allen
  • Language of LoveBeth Nielsen Chapman
  • Mr. JonesLee Roy Parnell
  • Break My MindBobby Braddock
  • Big Daddy’s Alabama BoundBuddy Greene
  • Indian ReservationJohn McFee
  • Turn Me OnBeth Hooker
  • Talk Back Trembling LipsBecky Hobbs
  • Sunglasses – Claudia Church
  • The Great SnowmanNorro Wilson
  • I Wanna LiveJohn Cowan


Dan said…
What a legacy. It's nice that John's son performed at this concert, but it would also have been nice if Nashville mainstay George Hamilton V could have sung a JDL tune, since his father made "Abilene" (as well as "A Rose and a Baby Ruth" famous.