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An Evening with JD Souther

14 - Nov
(Nearby Event: Other)
Where:Boca Black Box, 8221 Glades Road,, Palm Beach County, Florida, United States, 33434
He would be mostly right either way.\ \ On his own, but certainly not alone, his songwriting flourished. By 1976, Eagles had huge hits with his music, Linda Ronstadt had made breathtaking recordings of his songs, some of them duets with him. Souther became the traveling troubadour who lived high, loved well, moved around restlessly and refused the advice of friends to \"just slow it down a little\".\ \ But it would be 1979 before Souther registered his first really massive hit as a solo artist: \"You\'re Only Lonely\" from the LP You\'re Only Lonely (Sony/Columbia, 1979). The track hit #1 at Adult Contemporary radio that year and rose as high as #7 on the Billboard Top 100. At the same time; \"Heartache Tonight\" the Eagles smash single co-written by Souther, Henley, Frey, and Bob Seger topped the charts. The album from which it came, The Long Run (Elektra/Asylum, 1979), included two more Henley/Frey/Souther songs as well.\ \ Through the \'80s, JD continued songwriting collaborations with his friend Don Henley, contributing to the first three of the latter\'s classic solo efforts. But after Home By Dawn, JD Souther didn\'t release another album of his own for twenty-four years.\ \ One surmises that \"work\" in this context meant as a recording and performing musician, because there was certainly no lack of activity in these \"missing years.\" Souther\'s songs sold another 10 million or so units on records by George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, and Brooks and Dunn, to name a few. He also began an acting career, appearing in the iconic TV series Thirtysomething; Postcards from the Edge (Directed by Mike Nichols), and indie features including To Cross the Rubicon and How To Make The Cruelest Month. JD also became more involved with Best Friends Animal Society, and remains a passionate advocate for animal rights.\ \ A major career accolade was received in 2013, as JD was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. He also appeared in the ABC-TV hit drama Nashville, in the r