Shooter Jennings with Waymore’s Outlaws
October 10, 3:00 PM, Casino Regina Show Lounge
The only son of country legends Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, Shooter Jennings literally spent his childhood on a tour bus. Born Waylon Albright Jennings, Shooter was playing drums by the time he was five years old and had already begun taking piano lessons, He discovered guitar at 14 and rock ‘n roll (particularly Southern rock and the loose-limbed hard rock of Guns N' Roses) at 16. Soon he moved from Nashville to L.A. where he assembled a rock band called Stargunn. They earned a strong local reputation for its live shows and enjoyed a six- or seven-year run on the L.A. circuit before Jennings rediscovered his outlaw country roots and dissolved the band.
After a short stay in New York where Jennings assembled material for a country project, he returned to L.A. and put together a second band — this time with solid country roots — which he named the .357s. Jennings and the band holed up in the studio, eventually emerging with a rambunctious country album called Put the O Back in Country, which was released in 2005 on Universal South Records. Following in his father's footsteps, but with his own feisty, scrappy sense of country, Jennings placed himself in a fine position to both explore that legacy and carve out his own.
In 2011, Jennings’ latest band, Jennings and the Triple Crown, released the video/download-only single "Outlaw You," his screed against the country music establishment. It reached the top spot on CMT's daily audience request competition and stayed there until a dispute with his former label dictated it be removed. The first official single from the forthcoming album, The Deed and the Dollar, again reached the top spot in the daily CMT request competition. Jennings' fifth album, Family Man, followed soon after in March of 2012 — minus "Outlaw You".
Songs: “4th of July”, “Nashville From Afar”, “She Talks to Rainbows”, “You Are My Sunshine”, “The Door”, “She Thinks I Still Care”, and “Living In A Minor Key”.
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