Updated: 01/18/2018 04:52 PM | First Published: 01/18/2018 04:10 PM

Singer & song-writer J.D. Souther's musical and life journey



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John David Souther is a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee and iconic musician. 

Born on 2nd November 1945, J.D Souther in Detroit attended the Amarillo College. 

He, then headed “west to Los Angeles” to follow his dreams.

His musical career started after he met musician and songwriter Glenn Frey. 

The two became friends, then roommates and also formed a folk duo. 

They released their lone album in 1970 through Amos Records.

Other than singing, he is also well-recognized for his songwriting abilities, especially in the country rock genre. 

He rose to fame after he wrote and co-wrote some of the biggest hits for the Eagles and Linda Ronstadt.

In 1979, the 71-year-old songwriter recorded his massive hit You’re Only Lonely. 

The soft rock single of J.D peaked the number seven in the Billboard Hot 100 and took J.D to the new heights of success. 

After a while, for a decade he abstained from music and pursued his traveling interests.

On 14 October 2008, J.D made his comeback with a new album titled If the World Was You.

After that, he went on to release an adult contemporary album Tenderness in 2015.

The musician who is twice divorcee divulged that Tenderness is somehow an aftermath of his divorce with the second wife. 

Following his song releases and acting pursuits, since 1989, John has also appeared in few TV roles, including Thirtysomething. 

John has even starred in movies like Postcards from the Edge, Purgatory, Deadline, and Nashville.

Along with the inconceivable fame, J.D must have amassed a huge amount of net worth. 

However, so far, the exact figure of his net worth hasn’t been disclosed officially but is estimated to be in millions.