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Waylon tribute CD show coming Saturday on GAC

Thursday, February 24, 2011 – "Breaking the Myth: Waylon Jennings," premiering Saturday Feb. 26, 9 p.m. eastern on GAC, chronicles the making of "The Music Inside A Collaboration Dedicated to Waylon Jennings Volume I," the just released tribute album.

Album producer Witt Stewart first saw Jennings working as a DJ at a Lubbock, Texas, radio station while on a school field trip. Decades later he'd gain the support of Jennings' widow and son, Jessi Colter and Shooter Jennings, to create a three-CD series.

The show features Kris Kristofferson, Hank Williams, Jr., Dierks Bentley, Alabama, John Hiatt, Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Pat Green, Patti Griffin and Sunny Sweeney working on their tracks for the project. These same artists - several of whom knew him well - talk about Jennings and his influence on them musically.

Some of the songs remade include:
Belle of the Ball - Shooter Jennings
New Wine - Jessi Colter
Love Is The Last Thing To Go - Kris Kristofferson
Lonesome, Ornery and Mean"- Dierks Bentley
This Time - Jamey Johnson
I'm a Ramblin' Man - Randy Houser
Are You Sure Hank Done It This A Way - Alabama

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Shooter CD review - Shooter
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The Psalm CD review - The Psalm
Even if you enjoy religious music, Jessi Colter's "The Psalms" may be an acquired taste. As its title simply suggests, these 'songs' are basically akin to Old Testament Psalms, put to music. And that's usually a good thing, as King David was one of the Bible's best original songwriters (and also a mean harpist or so we're told). What might make this album a bit of a stretch for many listeners, though, is the style of music to which Colter puts these lyrics. »»»
The Lost Nashville Sessions CD review - The Lost Nashville Sessions
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Gayle, Orlando provide good old-fashioned entertainment – Although this pairing of country star Crystal Gayle and Tony Orlando may have - on the surface - appeared to be an odd one, tonight's audience demonstratively loved each performer equally. It was an evening of memorable songs, fun and funny stories and just good old-fashioned entertainment. Gayle opened the show with a strong set of country... »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
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