Waylon tribute coming in '11
Monday, November 22, 2010
– A three-CD tribute to Waylon Jennings featuring new recordings from Alabama and Jamey Johnson, will hit the streets in Feb. 8, 2011 with the first volume.
Big Machine music is putting out "The Music Inside - Volume 1, Collaboration dedicated to Waylon Jennings." Are You Sure Hank Done It this Way will be Alabama's first new recording in about a decade. Other songs are:
This Time - Jamey Johnson
I'm a Ramblin' Man - Randy Houser
Belle of the Ball - Shooter Jennings
Good Hearted Woman - Sunny Sweeney and Jessi Colter
Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand - Jams Otto
Just to Satisfy You - John Hiatt with Waylon Jennings
Rose in Paradise - Kris Kristofferson with Patty Griffin
You Ask Me To - Trace Adkins
Go Down Rockin - Waylon Jennings
Bonus Track: The Wurlitzer Prize (I Don't Want to Get Over You) - Waylon Jennings
The single from Alabama will be released to radio Nov. 29.
Volumes 2 and 3 are slated to be out later in 2011.
Big Machine records will distribute the music.
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Goin' Down Rockin - The Final Recordings
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Editorial: Walking the talk
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