Music video by Jedd Hughes performing High Lonesome. (C) 2004 MCA Nashville
Jedd Hughes is a country musician born in Australia. Hughes grew up in Quorn, where he grew up listening to his father's country records. He won a local country music contest at the age of eight and began playing guitar from age nine, taking lessons from his father. He toured Europe when he was 12 and played with various Australian country musicians throughout his teens. After graduating from high school he moved to Levelland, Texas, to study bluegrass at South Plains College. After studying under Terry McBride (formerly of McBride & the Ride, he dropped out and moved to Nashville, where he worked as a guitarist for Patty Loveless. Eventually he signed with MCA Records, who released his debut album Transcontinental in 2004. He had hits with the singles "High Lonesome" and "Soldier for the Lonely", the latter of which hit #60 on the U.S. Billboard Country charts. Hughes and McBride, along with Brett James, also co-wrote Josh Gracin's "Stay with Me (Brass Bed)." Hughes is featured as a duet partner on the track "That's All It Took" from Patty Loveless's 2008 album Sleepless Nights. He is featured on three tracks from Sarah Buxton's self-titled debut album, which was released on February 23, 2010.
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