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Ameripolitan Music

James won!

James Hand was voted
2015 Honky Tonk Male in the
Second Annual Ameripolitan Music Awards

The awards were presented on February 17, 2015 at the Paramount Theater in Austin, TX.

James accepts award

Thanks A Lot

See it at SXSW 2014: An original feature film starring James Hand called THANK YOU A LOT.

James "Slim" Hand will be a guest on the nationally distributed NPR radio program,
The Story with Dick Gordon
, on Tuesday July 2, 2013

The program is aired at different times around the country. Find out more here:

James was recently featured on and was voted one of the best sessions of 2012.

CD Release party for "Mighty Lonesome Man" at the Austin Moose Lodge on October 20th.

Hillgrass Bluebilly Records announces official release for James' new CD "MIGHTY LONESOME MAN" on October 16, 2012.

Revelator Productions is in the editing phase of a video of James' song JUST A HEART recorded in Austin at the Broken Spoke. Once the video is complete, we will have it online for fans to see.

Thank you to the people of Bristol, TN and the Bristol Rhythm N Roots Festival for a wonderful festival last weekend.  James got 2 standing ovations and people came out in the pouring rain to see him perform at the State Street Stage on Saturday night at 6pm. 

Rounder Records announces official release for James' new CD "SHADOW ON THE GROUND" on September 8, 2009 at Waterloo Records in Austin, TX at 5pm.

James will also be hosting the Midnight Jamboree in Nashville on Oct 10th as part of his CD release tour with special guest Heather Myles.

A fun CD release PARTY was held at the Broken Spoke on September 4th. James signed autographs.

Junior's Cave Online Magazine
I am honored and blessed to be featured in Junior Cave's online magazine May 2009 edition.  Please check out the complete interview at  and let me know what you think!  Thanks to Isaac Davis, Jr. for granting me the interview.  Isaac, I wish you all the success in the world!!

Come join us for the pilot taping of THE NEW JAMES HAND SHOW on May 31st at 2pm in Gladewater, Tx Be part of the live audience during filming of our first show with guest star Heather Myles. Seating is limited to the first 150 people, so send an email to to reserve your seat. Please arrive by 1:30pm to be seated before the show begins!!!

Now On-line: James Hand International Fan Club

New merchandise (t-shirts, hats, CD's) available for purchase on the website,
as well as at all of the upcoming shows.

You can now sign-up for an email newsletter to receive monthly newsletters,
as well as email updates when shows are added to the calendar.
Sign-up on the Contact Page

James will be the headliner act at the Thumper Entertainment 4th of July Picnic in Columbia, MO - performing at the St Louis American Theater in July, and also the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Festival and the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival both in September. Check the Calendar page for links and updates.

James & the Band performed on an episode of Friday Night Lights
filmed August 15th. Look for it at ...
James makes his appearance during the last 10 minutes of the episode. 
You can hear him singing DON'T TELL ME THAT, and LITTLE BITTY SLIP.

Recording on the next James Hand Rounder Records CD
continues in Austin with a release date scheduled for summer 2009.

James Hand on NFL Network!

Yes, that was James Hand you heard during last season's Packers vs Cowboys football game on the NFL Network. Rounder Records is working with NFL Films to include their artists on the NFL Network broadcasts. So those of you who were lucky and paid attention, heard James Hand singing "Baby, Baby, Don't Tell Me That.


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