Waylon Jennings Tribute Album Vol. I Out Tomorrow
This week will mark the ninth anniversary of Waylon Jennings' passing, and to celebrate his enduring legacy, country music's finest are joining forces to pay tribute to the original outlaw on the new CD The Music Inside: A Collaboration Dedicated to Waylon Jennings, Volume I, which will be released tomorrow, Tuesday, February 8.
This album will be the first of three CD installments that have been in the recording process for over two-and-a-half years. The project has been a labor of love for Waylon's widow Jessi Colter, son Shooter Jennings and guitarist Reggie Young, who along with Producer Witt Stewart, have put together a star-studded roster of artists to pay tribute to Waylon and highlight his undeniable musical and cultural influence.
"There have been several tribute albums made in my father's honor, all of which were great tributes to his legacy. But this one has been a true passion project for a lot of artists and friends who truly wanted to remember and give back to the wonderful man he was," says son Shooter Jennings. "In the years since my dad passed away, I've grown as an artist and I feel this is the first time I've truly been able to give back to the man who inspired, influenced and nurtured me and my musical passion."
The first volume features Waylon's most critically and commericially acclaimed tracks, uniquely interpreted and performed by your favorite country legends of the past and present, including Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson, Trace Adkins, Patty Griffin, Randy Houser and John Hiatt.
Also included are new recordings by Shooter Jennings, Jessi Colter and the Jennings classic "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way," the first new music in over ten years from super-group Alabama.
The Music Inside: A Collaboration Dedicated to Waylon Jennings, Vol. I will be released on February 8.
Volume II is scheduled to be released on June 14, the day before what would have been Waylon's 74th birthday, and Volume III is set for release in Fall 2011, the day before Waylon and Jessi's 42nd wedding anniversary.
For more information on the project, visit www.waylonjennings.com.
Here is the official track listing for Vol. I:
1. This Time – Jamey Johnson
2. Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way – Alabama
3. I’m A Ramblin’ Man – Randy Houser
4. Belle of the Ball – Shooter Jennings
5. Good Hearted Woman – Sunny Sweeney and Jessi Colter
6. Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out Of Hand – James Otto
7. Just To Satisfy You – John Hiatt w Waylon Jennings
8. Rose In Paradise – Kris Kristofferson and Patty Griffin
9. You Ask Me To – Trace Adkins
10. Go Down Rockin' – Waylon Jennings
(Bonus Track) The Wurlitzer Prize (I Don’t Want To Get Over You) – Chanel Campbell