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The 2019 Whimmydiddle Country Music Festival lineup includes the Del McCoury Band, Billy Strings, Shooter Jennings and more.
Shooter Jennings performed “Bound Ta Git Down” from his new album ‘Shooter’ on last night’s episode of ‘Conan.’
Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by The Magpie Salute, Shooter Jennings and Midnight North.
About Shooter Jennings
Don’t let Shooter Jennings fool you.
Sure, he rocks. He’s lean and wiry, with tattoos snaking up his arms – his mother’s name on one, a gun on the other – and a crimson stud gleaming in one ear. He’s played sold-out shows at the Viper Room and the Roxy. He’s subbed for Axl Rose onstage – twice – with Guns N’ Roses.
But look a little closer. Underneath that gun are the letters CBCS, for “country boy can survive.” That earring turns out to be an eagle silhouette spread-winged into the letter “W” – an icon known by anyone who has listened to and loved the original outlaw, Waylon Jennings.
That same icon is etched onto Shooter’s stomach, but the one in his ear is even more special.
“My dad got his ear pierced when he was – I swear to God – sixty, because he wanted to be like me,” the younger Jennings explains. “This was the earring he wore – and I’m wearing it now.”
If that’s not enough to make it clear that bloodlines run deep from father to son, then check out Shooter’s debut album, Put the ‘O’ Back in Country. The passion on “Southern Comfort,” scraped raw from the walls of some backwoods church…the guitars on “Daddy’s Farm,” stacked, harmonized and slathered in deep-fried soul…”4th of July,” a crank-it-up summer celebration sweetened by a sprinkling of George Jones…the tread-shredding, back-road, hairpin spin of “Busted in Baylor County”…and, above all, “Put the ‘O’ Back in Country,” which jabs a finger in the eye of everything that’s wrong with America’s music today…
Hoss, it’s country music, the way it ought to be – alive with blood and thunder, spit and spirit and Southern soul.
Waylon fought this battle in his own way, back in the day. But the sun has sunk and the shadows have spread deeper across country music since then. And as cowboy poseurs roam this dim and dreary land, Shooter sets it ablaze with an affirmation that country music – real country music – is back.
And this time it’s not going away.
Chris Frantz’s new memoir ‘Remain In Love’ will feature the inside story of Talking Heads from his point-of-view and documents his romance with Tina Weymouth.
Billy Strings’ Saturday night concert at the Ogden Theatre in Denver will featured in a free live stream via nugs.net.
Circles Around The Sun will release a self-titled studio album in March 2020 containing the late Neal Casal’s final recordings.
A new action sports film, ‘Fire On The Mountain,’ featuring the music of the Grateful Dead and narrated by legendary Deadhead Bill Walton has been released.
Celebrate Dickey Betts’ 76th birthday by watching the legendary guitarist in action with The Allman Brothers Band on January 16, 1982 in Gainesville, Florida.