In 2011, noted composer, producer, entertainer, and Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame member Jim Lusk released his first album as an independent recording artist. This album resulted in Jim receiving the 2011 Atlanta Society Of Entertainers award for RECORDING ARTIST OF THE YEAR!!!! (Jim was also awarded the 2012 Atlanta Society of Entertainers "Lifetime Achievement" award, and the 2010 Atlanta Society of Entertainers award as “Songwriter of the Year.) The title song, “Rockin’ Away The Blues” reached NUMBER ONE on CMG’s Indie Music Network (www.cmgradio.info,) and three other songs from the album made it to the NUMBER ONE - "Me Loving You," "Diesel Smoke and Lace," and "Counterfeit Cowboy." Three of these songs also made NUMBER ONE on the International CMG Radio Network charts.with another one "Me Loving You" reaching the coveted NUMBER ONE position too. Jim’s music is available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jimlusk, Amazon.Com, also on and Rhapsody, among others. Jim has just been awarded the Atlatna Society of Entertainers "2013 Songwriter of the Year," and has produced number one songs this year by Helen Burke ("I want You Jesus" - produced and written by Jim) and the Hickory Wind Bluegrass Band ("Imagine") along with his own number ones'.
A career HIGHLIGHT!!!!! In 2009, Jim received the honor of being inducted into The Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame with their highest award “The Dedication Award,” where the entire evening and awards ceremony was dedicated to Jim Lusk and his late wife, Laverne Layne. The Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame includes a “who’s who” list of artists such as Jack Greene, Bill Anderson, Brenda Lee, Ray Stevens, Pete Drake, Jerry Reed, Vern Gosdin, Martha Carson, Joe South, Junior Samples, Chet Atkins, Faron Young, Johnny Paycheck, and many others.