From Los Angeles Times:
Waylon Jennings’ son, maverick singer-songwriter Shooter Jennings, has extended an olive branch to current country superstar Luke Bryan, who got himself in hot water last week for off-the-cuff remarks about the outlaw country movement and three of its prime proponents: Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard.
For the full story and to hear about Shooter’s response — see the full Los Angeles Times article: CLICK HERE.
Happy Birthday to the brilliant and undeniably talented not-ordinary-drummer Richie Albright!
Y’all ready to send some birthday wished to the man who was drumming for Waylon all the way back in ’61 and continues to keep the beat today with the Waymore’s Outlaws!?
“”Two days after Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic, while the dust still settled on the lawn of the Austin360 Amphitheater, Nelson joined another group of country all-stars at Austin’s nearby Moody Theatre. There, in the company of Highwaymen and honky tonk heroes, he helped lead a tribute to Waylon Jennings, who passed away in 2002. The 20-plus song setlist included performances by family (Shooter Jennings, Jessi Colter), friends (Bobby Bare, Billy Joe Shaver) and fresh faces (Kacey Musgraves, Sturgill Simpson), as well as a revised version of the Highwaymen’s biggest hit, “Highwaymen,” with Shooter Jennings and Jamey Johnson subbing in for Waylon and Johnny Cash. Photographer Joshua Timmermans was on the scene during the rehearsal and show, capturing shots of the legacy (and community) Waylon Jennings left in his wake.”
It’s Waylon’s birthday!
The legend would have been 78 years old today.
What Waylon tune will you be playin’ today to celebrate ?
From Rolling Stone:
The remaining two Highwaymen are reuniting to pay tribute to a bandmate they lost 13 years ago. Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson are part of an all-star lineup of country acts who will perform tunes by the late, great Waylon Jennings at a July 6th show in Austin. Toby Keith, Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves, Ryan Bingham, Sturgill Simpson, Jamey Johnson, Lee Ann Womack, Chris Stapleton and Billy Joe Shaver will also take the stage, alongside Jennings’ widow, Jessi Colter, and son, Shooter. Billed Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings, the event will be held in the Texas capitol’s Moody Theatre.