Thunder On The Mountain – Day 1 – Through The Eyes Of HaleighT. It is hard to believe that after months of preparation and exited jitters, the first-ever Thunder On The Mountain is behind us. After the three days of non-stop music, I find myself still trying to recover from my sleep deprivation and the loss of my voice. My fun filled work-cation began Wednesday night, June 7. I drove through the beautiful Mulberry Mountains and arrived at the festival grounds to check in and get my media credentials. I then drove to Ozark and had supper at Rivertowne BBQ, the smoked bologna with baked beans was to die! While eating, my partner in crime for the weekend, Melissa and I made some new friends. They were a group, I believe from Iowa, who had floated the river all day and would also be attending TOTM. Campground Set Up. The next morning was a bit of a hectic one, not for me but for those campers who decided to be at the festival gates when they opened at 6am. My cousin, Amme, rolled into the area with her fiancé and a group of friends around 4am. They had eight trucks and 11 campsites between them, over 20 people in their own little village. To say this group came prepared and ready to party is an understatement! Their headquarters were fully equipped with tents, canopies, ice chests, generators, grills, yard games and more. Fortunately for those festival goers who decided to wait for the sun to rise before they showed up, their entrance to the campgrounds and set up went a little smoother. In my down time between morning responsibilities and the first show, I along with Melissa, Riley and Tia (two of my weekend neighbors) went to get the feel of the land. We saw some interesting campsites, passed out fans to cool off festival goers and crossed a treacherously muddy field. At one point we had to cross a newly formed river by using an air mattress that was left behind from Wakarusa as our bridge. We really should have followed the flags that marked off the rough areas…oops. The Music Although campers and festival goers were still rolling in, the music for the day and the entire weekend began at 12:45pm. The first band to take the Country Pavilion stage was Whiskey Myers and boy was this an excellent choice! They definitely set the mood for the weekend and got the crowd primed and ready to go. As soon as Whiskey Myers set was over, the hardest part of TOTM began, choosing which stage to go to and what act to see, because from this point on there were multiple stages occupied with live performances. My day seemed like a whirlwind, I saw Aaron Watson, Shooter Jennings, parts of Bucky Covington, Greg Bates and Reckless Kelly before a short dinner. I then, was BLOWN AWAY by Randy Houser’s performance. I had seen him before, but his type of Continue reading
Shooter Jennings Announces National Tour And Gets Ready To Release His New Album. Shooter Jennings has announced that his new album, The Other Life, will be released March 12. In support of that album Jennings will be touring through June across the US. The album will have 11 tracks including the current single, “Wild and Lonesome,” which features Patty Griffin. Jennings created an accompanying film, also titled The Other Life, that will be screened at various venues. Below is the artwork for the cover of The Other Life and the full track listing. The Other Life Track Listing: 1. Flying Saucer Song 2. A Hard Lesson To Learn 3. The White Trash Song (feat. Scott H. Biram) 4. Wild and Lonesome (feat. Patty Griffin) 5. Outlaw You 6. The Other Life 7. The Low Road 8. Mama, It’s Just My Medicine 9. The Outsider 10. 15 Million Light-Years Away (feat. Jim Dandy) 11. The Gunslinger
Shooter Jennings Signs With APA Nashville & Gets Ready To Release His New Album and Short Film. Shooter Jennings has signed with APA Nashville. Jennings’ new album, The Other Life and its short film will be released on March 12. “With Shooter’s multi-talented interests in music, film, television and merchandising, there is a virtual franchise of opportunities everywhere you turn,” commented APA Nashville’s Stu Walker. “We could not be more excited to be working with him.” This is exciting news and I can’t wait for the products released from this partnership. Who doesn’t love a good short film? You can watch the trailer for the film HERE. The first single from the album is “The White Trash Song.” Below is the audio of the song, take a listen and tell us what you think!