JD Souther
Name: JD Souther
Real Name: J. D. Souther
Occupation: Soundtrack
Gender: Male
Birth Day: November 2, 1945
Age: 75
Birth Place:  Detroit, Michigan, United States
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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JD Souther

JD Souther was born on November 2, 1945 in  Detroit, Michigan, United States (75 years old). JD Souther is a Soundtrack, zodiac sign: Sagittarius. Nationality: United States. Approx. Net Worth: $6 million (2017).

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$6 million (2017)
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As a musician and songwriter, he was greatly influenced in his formative years by fellow Texan and rock and roll icon Roy Orbison. His first recordings were with local group "The Cinders" who traveled to nearby Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, NM. Their first 45 was released on the tiny RIC label in 1965, then Norman Petty successfully shopped their recordings to Warner Brothers for a 2nd single release as "John David and The Cinders" in 1966. After moving to Los Angeles County, California in the late 1960s, Souther met musician and songwriter Glenn Frey. The two musicians became roommates and musical collaborators. Souther and Frey formed a folk duo called Longbranch Pennywhistle. Their lone album was released in 1970 on Jimmy Bowen's Amos Records.


Souther married Alexandra Sliwin in March 1969; they divorced in 1972. He dated Linda Ronstadt and Stevie Nicks in the 1970s. Judee Sill's song "Jesus Was a Crossmaker" was written for Souther, who she says broke her heart after a short affair. In December 2002, Souther moved from the Hollywood Hills, California, to Nashville, Tennessee. In 2004, he married Sarah Nicholson from Bansha, Ireland; they divorced in 2010.


After recording an eponymous solo studio album in 1972, Souther next teamed up with Chris Hillman and Richie Furay to form the Souther–Hillman–Furay Band. The group released two albums, but creative tensions and lack of record sales led to the band's demise.

Souther is probably best known for his songwriting abilities, especially in the field of country rock. He co-wrote some of the biggest hits for the Eagles, including "Best of My Love", "Victim of Love", "Heartache Tonight", and "New Kid in Town". "How Long", which appears on the Eagles' Long Road Out of Eden, was written by Souther and originally recorded on his first solo album in 1972.


He wrote "Run Like a Thief", which appeared on Home Plate by Bonnie Raitt in 1975.


Souther has contributed as a singer to works written by other artists, including backing vocals with Don Henley; on "The Light Is On" for Christopher Cross on his eponymous debut album; on the songs "False Faces" and "Loose Ends" on Dan Fogelberg's 1976 LP Nether Lands; and, with Fogelberg, as the Hot Damn Brothers on Fogelberg's 1975 LP Captured Angel.


The Eagles recording "Heartache Tonight" was released in 1979 and hit Number One on the charts. It was written by Souther, Bob Seger, Glenn Frey, and Don Henley.


Souther briefly dated Linda Ronstadt, co-produced her Don't Cry Now album, and wrote songs for several of her multi-platinum albums, including "Faithless Love" from Heart Like a Wheel and "White Rhythm and Blues" on Living in the USA. Souther also recorded several additional duets with Ronstadt including "Prisoner in Disguise," "Sometimes You Can't Win", and "Hearts Against the Wind", which was featured in the 1980 film Urban Cowboy.


A collaboration with his old friend James Taylor called "Her Town Too" (from Taylor's platinum-certified Dad Loves His Work album) reached #11 on the Hot 100 and went Top Five on AC radio in 1981.


In 1987, he contributed, performed, and did the vocal arrangements for the Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night concert and video, sang the Platters' "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" in Steven Spielberg's 1989 film Always, and wrote the theme song to the 1989-1992 sitcom Anything But Love. In 1987, he collaborated as guest vocals on Clannad's album Sirius.


The Don Henley hit song "The Heart of the Matter", released in 1989, was also co-written by Souther.


Souther played the character of John Dunaway in the (1989–1990) third season of the television drama Thirtysomething and Ted in the film Postcards from the Edge (1990). He appeared in the audiobook of Jimmy Buffett's A Salty Piece of Land. Souther played Jesse James in the television movie Purgatory in 1999 and Jeffrey Pommeroy in My Girl 2. Souther also appeared in the 2012 mystery thriller Deadline. He had a recurring role in the first season of country music drama series Nashville, which premiered in October 2012 and he reprised his role in a 2017 episode of the fifth season.


On October 14, 2008, Souther released If the World Was You, his first new release in nearly 25 years. In the fall of 2009, he released a follow up live album titled Rain - Live at the Belcourt Theatre, featuring a blend of old and new material.


On May 31, 2011, Souther released Natural History, featuring new versions of his songs recorded by other artists.


On October 9, 2012, he released Midnight in Tokyo, an EP that was recorded live.


On June 14, 2013, Souther was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and called "a principal architect of the Southern California sound and a major influence on a generation of songwriters."

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