COUNTRY REWIND RECORDS (NY) INTRODUCES THE LOST NASHVILLE SESSIONS FROM WAYLON JENNINGS Gem Features 14 Never-Heard-Before Tracks, And One Bonus Track (Digital Only) The Sixth In The Label Series — Due Mid-October 2016 Country Rewind Records (a division of Hindsight Records, NY), will introduce one of its newest collections of country music’s hidden treasures—THE LOST NASHVILLE SESSIONS (Waylon Jennings). The project will be available October 21, 2016* via all major digital retail outlets. An impressionable country music singer, who became a Grammy recipient early in his career (for “MacArthur Park”) and forged his name as an iconic figure in American music history, Waylon Jennings was a member of the “Outlaw Country” music movement and genre. He shared the billing with renowned, award-winning recording artists such as Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson. THE LOST NASHVILLE SESSIONS showcases Jennings’ stout talents as a young and promising recording artist (spotlighting the number one hit “Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line”) and highlights a piece of music history that may have easily been lost and forgotten. The musical gem features 14 never-heard-before tracks originally recorded at Scotty Moore’s Music City Recorders (July 1970) as part of a U.S. military recruitment radio program. The 15-minute recorded shows hosted performances by, and banter with, popular country artists (Jennings, George Jones, Dolly Parton, Conway Twitty and Tammy Wynette to name a few). Created to encourage recruitment, the shows were distributed for “promotional-use only” on vinyl to 2,000 participating radio stations. Country Rewind Records President, Thomas Gramuglia, dusted off the masters from each and every recorded program with the idea to bring these performances to life via today’s contemporary and digital musical formats. (THE LOST NASHVILLE SESSIONS is just one of hundreds of recordings.) Grammy award-winning musician and producer, Robby Turner (who is also the late country legend’s longtime steel guitarist and producer, and now plays with Chris Stapleton), added instrumentals and background vocals to the raw original tracks (including Waylon Jennings’ classics and his renditions of Chuck Berry’s “Brown Eyed Handsome Man” and Kris Kristofferson’s “Sunday Morning Coming Down“). With audio quality of the highest twenty-first century standard, the project has been described as “Delightful” (Robert K. Oermann/Music Row Magazine). The production sounds as if Waylon and A-list musicians recorded the project just yesterday. Jennings’ widow, Jessi Colter, and their son (Shooter Jennings) have given their permissions and blessings to release the project. Music City Media will head up the press and social media campaign; Williams Promotions will oversee the radio promotion campaign. The project is being distributed by Select-O-Hits. THE LOST NASHVILLE SESSIONS digital retail release date: October 21, 2016 iTunes pre-sale begins September 23, 2016; purchasers who take advantage of the iTunes pre-sale will be offered “Kentucky Woman” as the inst ant gratification track. For more on THE LOST NASHVILLE SESSIONS and other Country Rewind Records productions, visit countryrewindrecords.com. THE LOST NASHVILLE SESSIONS–Track Listing 1. Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line 2. The Choking Kind 3. Stop The World and Let Me Off Continue reading
Join The Celebration Of Waylon Jennings And His Nationwide Birthday Bash! Country music artists Keith Urban, Kris Kristofferson, Billy Ray Cyrus and Jamey Johnson urge millions of Waylon Jennings fans to come together this summer for a nationwide series of Waylon Birthday Bashes, funding diabetes research at TGen. Urban, Kristofferson, Cyrus and Johnson are among the members of the new National Honorary Committee for The Waylon Fund for Diabetes Research. All contributions to the fund go to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), one of the nation’s premier non-profit biomedical research institutes. The fund helps TGen to quickly translate laboratory discoveries into new ways to diagnose and treat diabetes, which affects nearly 26 million Americans. Waylon’s “kicking down the doors” style of music will infuse the events, which feature regional and national acts, including: Shooter Jennings, Tommy Jennings, and the Rowdy Johnson Band. In a suburb of Phoenix, the headquarters of TGen, a Waylon Birthday Bash is planned June 17 at the Yucca Tap Room in Tempe. This bash features “DJ Dana” Armstrong, founder of Valley Fever Country Night, and several local live-music acts: Ray Lawrence Jr., Tony Martinez, James Parks, Steve Larson and Hans Olson. Also appearing from Nashville is J.P. Harris and The Tough Choices. “We have a built-in Waylon fan base here who are happy to support a progressive diabetes research fund in his name. We have held Waylon tribute nights in the past, and if we can raise awareness and some funds for TGen in this way, I know we will have a good time doing it,” Armstrong said. The dates and locations of Waylon Birthday Bashes are: June 8-10 — A three-day Honky Tonk Throwdown at PJ’s Lager House in Detroit. June 15 — The Wayland in New York; Firehouse Saloon in Houston; and High Dive in Seattle. June 15-16 — A two-day event, featuring Waylon’s son Shooter Jennings, is set for a festival in Whiteface, Texas, (near Waylon’s his hometown of Littlefield). June 17 — Richie Albright, Waylon’s long-time drummer and co-producer, and Waymore’s Outlaws at Robert’s Western World in Nashville; and Valley Fever Country Night at the Yucca Tap Room in Tempe. Birthday bashes will be promoted by Waylon Fund Partners — which includes Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), Music News Nashville (MNN), Sony Music, Universal Music Publishing Group, Country Music Nation (CMN), and the Ernest Tubb Records Shops — with messages expected to reach more than 1 million Waylon fans. Waylon Birthday Bashes originated from everyday Waylon fans who loved his music and his “Outlaw” genre, which challenged the Nashville establishment, spearheaded crossover appeal and re-popularized country music. In the same spirit as the “Outlaw” movement, The Waylon Fund enables TGen scientists to challenge conventional ideas and discover novel ways of attacking diabetes. Working with Waylon’s widow, Jessi Colter, and their son, Shooter Jennings, TGen established The Waylon Fund in October 2011. Waylon, who lived much of his storied career in Arizona, died in 2002 at age 64 from complications of diabetes. He Continue reading
Second Volume of Waylon Jennings Tribute Album Release Date Set. The Waylon Jennings tribute album, The Music Inside: A Collaboration Dedicated to Waylon Jennings, Volume II will be available February 7th. Volume I, released February 2011, included artists like Jamey Johnson, Alabama, Randy Houser, Sunny Sweeney, Kris Kristofferson and Trace Adkins as well as members of the Jennings clan, Shooter and Jessi Colter, not to mention one track sing by Waylon himself. The line-up of artists participating on Volume II is no less impressive. The ten tracks include Montgomery Gentry, Hank Williams Jr., Dierks Bentley, Justin Moore, Colt Ford and Jewel. There is also a bonus track from newbie Wyatt McCubbin. Jessi Colter is again making an appearance, this time singing a song she penned titled, “Mama“. For a complete track listing, see below. Fans can expect to see a third compilation in this series to release as well. The Music Inside – Volume II, Complete Track Listing 1. Lonesome, Onry, and Mean – Dierks Bentley 2. Waymore’s Blues – Hank Williams Jr. 3. Good Ol’ Boys (Dukes of Hazzard Theme Song) – Montgomery Gentry 4. I Ain’t Livin’ Long Like This – Justin Moore 5. Bob Wills is Still the King – Jack Ingram 6. Only Daddy That Will Walk the Line – Colt Ford 7. Rainy Day Woman – Pat Green 8. Love of the Common People – Josh Thompson 9. Mama – Jessi Colter 10. Dreaming My Dreams With You – Jewel Bonus Track 11. A Long Time Ago – Wyatt McCubbin
Namesake Fund of Waylon Jennings Wages Battle Against Diabetes. In 2002, country music legend Waylon Jennings, passed away at the age of 64 due to complications of diabetes. Now his wife and son, Jessi Colter and Shooter Jennings, are teaming up with Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) on a charitable initiative to help further research and bring an end to the struggle with diabetes. “I am honored to put Waylon’s name behind TGen’s diabetes research efforts. I have met the researchers and am confident that donations in Waylon’s memory are an investment that will lead to better ways of preventing and detecting the disease.”-Jessi Colter The Waylon Fund is intended to support state-of-the-art research into the genetic and genomic origins of diabetes. The goal of this research is to produce more effective treatments and improve the quality of life of diabetes patients. The TGen foundation is thankful to Jessi and Shooter for allowing the name of their beloved husband and father for use through the foundations initiative. “TGen is extremely grateful to the family of Waylon Jennings, who have so generously allowed his name to be the inspirational centerpiece of this promising new research effort.”-TGen Foundation President Michael Bassoff. Within the country music industry, support is already being given to The Waylon Foundation. Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), Ernest Tubb Record Shops, and Music News Nashville have already joined forces with the cause. You can also get involved! To learn more about The Waylon Fund click here.
Happy Birthday To The Late Waylon Jennings! Today, June 15, is the late Waylon Jennings’ birthday! It is hard to believe that it has been 9 years since the country outlaw left this earth after battling diabetes. He had an amazing career with many albums and collaborations. The Dukes Of Hazzard would not have been what it was, in my opinion, without him. His work with friends Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Johnny Cash in the Highwaymen Tour was a monumental occasion that solidified the impact the men had on America. Throughout his career he gave us “Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line“, “Good Hearted Woman“, “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys“, “I’m A Ramblin’ Man“, “Drinkin’ and Dreamin’“, “Luckenbach Texas (Basics Of Love)”, along with many others. He was a hero to many artists today, including Eric Church and Josh Thompson who both have songs that were inspired by him, “Lotta Boot Left To Fill” and “Blame It On Waylon“. His son, Shooter Jennings, followed in his father’s musical footsteps and has made a name for himself as well. Jennings left behind tons of loved ones and a legacy that will never be forgotten! Here is the late Johnny Cash sharing with us the reason behind “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way”…