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Unbridled Charitable Foundation Inc. National Award in the Arts: Jim James

This award recognizes an artist with outstanding achievement in Louisville and on a national scale—Jim James. James has spent the better part of almost two decades as the lead singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of My Morning Jacket which, through seven studio albums, has grown into one of the most acclaimed rock and roll bands in the world. In 2013, James wrote, produced and released his debut solo record, “Regions of Light and Sound of God,” in which he plays most of the instruments. In 2016, he released the solo record, “Eternally Even,” which led him to embark on a national tour with appearances on “The Tonight Show” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” along with a debut at #1 on Billboard’s Alternative chart. James recently released his third solo album, “Uniform Distortion,” and has continued lending his voice to albums by the likes of The Roots, David Lynch and Brandi Carlile. In Fall 2018, he embarked on a solo, career-spanning tour in historic theatres and performing arts centers across the nation.