The Jennings family is remembering Waylon today and is so thankful for our family, friends, and fans that have kept Waylon’s music and legacy very much alive.
To continue celebrating Waylon’s life, the Waylon Jennings estate chose today to announce to Waylon’s beloved fans the release of two previously unheard recordings.
The Waylon Jennings Estate & BCR Media proudly announce the release of two previously unheard recordings, “Waylon 55 Live” and “Live in Concert.”
Here are the details from our official press release:
“Waylon 55 Live” is the earliest known recording of Waylon Jennings. Taken from a radio event called “Guitar Pulls” recorded live on KZZN in Littlefield, Texas, the very special performance is Jennings as an 18-year-old radio deejay and long before he was a seasoned country icon. This 30-minute live performance has been restored to the best quality and will be released on limited edition, 12” vinyl at independent records store on Record Store Day, April 18, 2015.
“Live in Concert” is a collection of live tracks that span Jennings entire discography. This diverse CD release include hits like “Rainy Day Woman” and “Luckenbach, TX” alongside a duet of “Suspicious Minds” with Jessi Colter, as well as deep cuts from Jennings’ 1995 release, “Right for the Time.” The release will be available in CD format exclusively at Cracker Barrel stores all across the US in April 2015.
Here at WJ Headquarters, we are so excited to announce these releases as we consider them to be recordings that Waylon fans will find not only very collectible, but also important additions to Waylon’s available discography.
Also, keep your eyes on us here at WaylonJennings.Com, sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on our social media channels –coming soon, some lucky Waylon fans might just get their hands on these releases directly from us.
Interview with Maureen Rafferty, chief of staff at the Jennings household.
Official Waylon Blog: Hi Maureen! Thanks so much for joining us on the Official Waylon Blog! We’re delighted to welcome you as you’ve been such a vital part of the Jennings family. For those just being acquainted with you, please introduce yourself.
Maureen Rafferty: I served as chief of staff at Southern Comfort , the Jennings estate in Brentwood, TN and traveled the world with the family as Shooter’s nanny. I was a teacher by profession, but began working part time for Jessi and Waylon in 1973.
Neil Reshen, who formerly managed Waylon Jennings ,Willie Nelson, and worked with various other musicians has passed away at 75. The New York Times wrote a piece on Reshen and used quotes from Waylon’s autobiography.
From the NYT:
“There was a time when Neil fed me and Willie, and if it hadn’t been for him, I don’t know what we would have done,” Mr. Jennings wrote in “Waylon: An Autobiography.” “He helped us immeasurably. He got things for us that no country singer had ever gotten before. If we were going to become Outlaws, though we didn’t know that yet, we needed an Outlaw Lawyer, as Willie called him.”
To read the entire piece on Reshen, click HERE.