J.D. Souther

Legendary songwriter and actor J.D. Souther is a longtime friend of Best Friends Animal Society. He has always had a house full of mutts, most recently his two boys, Jake and Doc. John David was critical to the early success of Best Friends in Los Angeles, bringing his industry contacts and circle of artist and actor friends to the cause.

J.D. was an architect of the “Southern California sound” and has been a writer/co-writer of hit songs for four decades including: “Heartache Tonight”,  “New Kid In Town”, “Best of My Love” by The Eagles, 10 songs recorded by Linda Ronstadt, including “Faithless Love”, and his own eight solo album releases which included “Faithless Love”, “Simple Man, Simple Dream”, “Prisoner of Love”, “When You’re Only Lonely” and “Her Town Too” with James Taylor.  He has acted in film and on TV, most recently guest starring in ABC’s Nashville. In 2013, J.D. was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and is currently working on a new release scheduled for 2014.

While J.D.’s songs can be heard on 150 million recordings worldwide by Bonnie Raitt; Glen Campbell; Crosby, Stills, & Nash; George Strait; Trisha Yearwood and Bernadette Peters in addition to those named above, to those who know him at Best Friends he always just been the head guy at Dog Ranch.