JD Souther to play two North Texas dates

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JD Souther will play Music City Texas in Linden on Friday, June 10 and then be at The Texan Theater in Greenville on Sunday, June 11. (Courtesy Photo)

JD Souther is coming to northeast Texas in June for two gigs. He’ll be at Music City Texas in Linden on Friday, June 10 and The Texan theater in Greenville on Sunday, June 12. He’s also playing The Kessler in Dallas and a show in his hometown of Amarillo.

JD has been called “the fifth Eagle.” He and Glenn Frey were roommates when they were starting out in the music business. He wrote a lot of the Eagles’ hits –  “Heartache Tonight,” “New Kid in Town” and “Best of My Love.” He and Linda Ronstadt were once an item and have remained good friends through the years.

His shows are an intimate peek into the heart of a true artist who honors his roots – his grandmother was an opera singer and his dad a big band leader – while always breaking new ground with his songs.

“Tenderness,” his eighth studio album, released last year, was the result of a divorce. I think it’s his best work yet.

On this swing through our corner of the world, it will be just JD, a guitar and his deep catalog of songs. They’re billing the shows as “An Intimate Evening with JD Souther.” So dreamy.

Watch upcoming editions of The Winnsboro News for an interview with this Songwriter Hall of Fame member.

He has always been generous with his time and we’ve had a lot of really good conversations about his life, the early days in Los Angeles and his long and successful career.

He really is one of the good guys.

Tickets for the Linden show are $35. Call 903-756-9934 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Tickets for the Greenville show are $180 and include parking, open bar, appetizers, a three-course dinner (usually steak, but sometimes can be chicken), gratuities and the show.

This will be my first visit to the newly-renovated theater. I’ve heard such good things about it. Call 903-259-6360 for reservations, which are recommended.

Click here to watch JD sing “Dance Real Slow,” a crowd favorite from “Tenderness.”

Click here to hear JD and Phil Everly do “White Rhythm and Blues.”

Click here to JD sing “Faithless Love.” This clip should be a taste of what we’ll hear on the upcoming Texas Tour. Just JD, a guitar and his incredible love songs.

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