Shooter Jennings News
Low Country Sound and Elektra Records are proud to announce the eagerly awaited new LP from Shooter Jennings. SHOOTER arrives at all music retailers and streaming services on Friday, August 10th. Heralded by Rolling Stone as one of 2018’s “30 Most Anticipated Albums,” SHOOTER is available for pre-order now at all DSPs and streaming services HERE. All pre-orders are joined by an instant grat download of the project’s first single, “Fast Horses & Good Hideouts,” also available today for individual purchase at all DSPs and streaming services HERE. “Fast Horses & Good Hideouts” – which sees Jennings and GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell) sharing songwriting credit with iconoclastic character actor Randy Quaid – is debuting today at radio on SiriusXM Outlaw Country, home since 2005 of the hugely popular “Shooter Jennings’ Electric Rodeo” radio show. In addition, the single is joined by a new companion visual – directed by TK – that sees Jennings hosting his own variety show, entitled “Hey Shooter!” “Fast Horses & Good Hideouts” is streaming now at the official Shooter Jennings YouTube channel following today’s exclusive video premiere via Rolling Stone Country. TRACK LISTING Bound Ta Git Down Do You Love Texas? Living In A Minor Key D.R.U.N.K. Shades & Hues I’m Wild & My Woman Is Crazy Fast Horses & Good Hideouts Rhinestone Eyes Denim & Diamonds PRE-ORDER SHOOTER DOWNLOAD/STREAM “FAST HORSES & GOOD HIDEOUTS”
Shooter Jennings made history when his Countach (For Giorgio) album – 10 songs written or inspired by electronic music pioneer Giorgio Moroder – debuted inside the virtual world of multi-player online game Shroud of the Avatar™ earlier this year. Last week, Rolling Stone named the groundbreaking collection one of their “15 Great Albums You Didn’t Hear in 2016 – Rolling Stone critics choose LPs that flew under the radar.” “With this mesmerizing and unexpected tribute to dance-music pioneer Giorgio Moroder, Shooter Jennings finally finds a way to combine all of his diverse influences. There’s outlaw country (a snippet of dad Waylon’s “Outlaw Bit” opens the album), moody prog rock (David Bowie’s “Cat People” with Marilyn Manson) and soaring Eighties pop (“The Neverending Story,” as sung by Brandi Carlile). It’s all tied together by the pop-culture geek mind of Jennings, who hides sonic Easter eggs throughout: Sam Kinison’s scream, amusement-park commercials and the speeches of video-game visionary Richard Garriott de Cayeux. But the heart of the project remains the songs of Moroder, which Jennings interprets with reverence. And a whole lotta synthesizer,” wrote Rolling Stone Senior Editor Joseph Hudak. In addition to Manson, Carlile and Garriott, Countach (for Giorgio) included an appearance by the late Steve Young, singer, songwriter and outlaw movement figure Shooter befriended several years ago. On Sunday, Shooter wrapped up a 10-city tour – and 2017 – with singer/songwriter Jason Boland. The two swapped songs in a simple acoustic setting that packed venues in the east and mid-south. The rest of 2016 was filled with touring with his own band and with Waymore’s Outlaws, three of Waylon Jennings’ original band members and lead singer Tommy Townsend. Black Ribbons: The Ultimate Edition His Countach album was followed by the release of A Night In Room 8 by Billy Don Burns, which was produced by Shooter and released on his Black Country Rock label. Last month, he released Black Ribbons: The Ultimate Edition, a limited edition package of his 2010 Black Ribbons album that included vinyl, cd and unreleased tracks. The highly anticipated BCR Mixtape ’16, the annual collection of cuts personally selected by Shooter from Black Country Rock releases, will be available at BCRMedia.com on January 1, 2017. www.shooterjennings.com www.facebook.com/ShooterJennings www.twitter.com/shooterjennings www.instagram.com/shooterjennings/ www.bcrmedia.com
September 27, 2016 — Shooter Jennings recently announced the newly packaged and remastered version of his critically acclaimed groundbreaking album Black Ribbons: The Ultimate Edition to hit stores on Election Day, November 8, 2016. Pre-orders are available now at BRCMedia.com, and the amazing bundle will include double vinyl LP and CD copies of the remastered record, an extras CD of previously unreleased tracks, a digital download including over six hours of additional content and a collectible card. The genre-breaking, dystopian concept album is narrated by famed horror author Stephen King and is set in the near future, when the U.S. Government has control over the airwaves and a lone radio DJ vows to play the one band the authorities forbid him to play. The album takes the listener on an incredible multi-genre, anti-establishment infused journey that brings you right back where the album was conceptualized – truth and awakening He is supporting the new album with a provocative limited audio series entitled “Beyond The Black,” which takes music lovers song by song through the story of Black Ribbons and how the concepts and theories behind the project still ring true today. He also dishes on politics, conspiracy theories and more on the weekly series, which is available now at beyondthe.black. The SiriusXM Outlaw Country tribute to the late Colonel Jon Hensley is now on demand. The larger-than-life manager, who was no stranger to Shooter’s fans, also had a hand in producing Billy Don Burns: A Night In Room 8 with Shooter. Fans can hear the likes of Greg Garing, JD Wilkes, Jessi Colter, Julie Roberts, Billy Don Burns, Josh Morningstar and Tommy Townshend on the special episode. #forthecolonel#formarty For the past three years, Shooter has been performing with Waymore’s Outlaws – three of Waylon’s original musicians and lead singer Tommy Townsend. He recently announced the beginning of a farewell tour with the foursome. Shooter will soon be touring with his own band, and Waymore’s will kick off their own tour beginning in February 2017. www.shooterjennings.com www.facebook.com/ShooterJennings www.twitter.com/shooterjennings www.instagram.com/shooterjennings/ www.bcrmedia.com
SHOOTER JENNINGS RELEASES “CAT PEOPLE” VIDEO Dark Animated Clip Features Marilyn Manson on Vocals Watch “Cat People” Here Shooter Jennings continues to amaze and astound with h is latest album Countach (For Giorgio), 10 songs written or inspired by electronic music pioneer Giorgio Moroder, which he debuted inside the virtual world of multi-player online g ame Shroud of the Avatar™. His latest music video is an eerie animated offering of “Cat People” which features Marilyn Manson on vocals. “Cat People” was originally written by Moroder and David Bowie and featured in the 1982 movie of the same name. Bowie also included the cut in his 1983 hit album Let’s Dance. The creepy pixilated clip was directed by Valenburg and Blake Judd, and the animation was also created in a 16-bit look by Valenburg. The apocalyptic story line follows Shooter and se veral women who flee Hollywood. Several references to Bowie, a hero of Manson’s, can be seen throughout the video. The pairing of the two incredibly creative music minds – Jennings and Manson – came about when Shooter invited Marilyn to a party and asked him if knew “Cat People.” Manson confessed he sings the song every night before going on stage. Some time later, Shooter headed over to Manson’s house, recording gear in tow, and recorded the vocals at three in the morning. In addition to Manson, the groundbreaking Countach (for Giorgio) album includes guest appearances by Steve Young, Brandi Carlile and Lord British himself, computer game leviathan Richard Garriott. Shooter made history, when the album was premiered inside the massive multi-player online game Shroud of the Avatar. Shooter recently announced he will re-release his 2010 album Black Ribbons in a limited-edition package that includes vinyl, cd and unreleased tracks. The reissue of the critically acclaimed music comes in at the perfect time for the genre-breaking, dystopian concept album…Election Day, November 8, 2016. www.shooterjennings.com www.facebook.com/ShooterJennings www.twi tter.com/shooterjennings www.instagram.com/shooterjennings/ www.bcrmedia.com
SHOOTER JENNINGS TO RE-RELEASE BLACK RIBBONS Groundbreaking Album to Include Vinyl, CD and Unreleased Tracks Shooter Jennings and BCR Los Angeles proudly announce the re-release of his 2010 album Black Ribbons in a limited-edition package that includes vinyl, cd and unreleased tracks. The reissue of the critically-acclaimed music comes in at the perfect time for the genre-breaking, dystopian concept album…Election Day, November 8, 2016. Narrated by famed horror author Stephen King, Black Ribbons is a concept album set in the near future, when the U.S. Government has control over the airwaves, and a lone radio DJ vows to play the one band the authorities don’t want him to play. The album takes the listener on an incredible multi-genre, anti-establishment infused journey that brings you right back where the album was conceptualized – truth and awakening. “On Black Ribbons, Jennings illustrates the despair that seems to be the zeitgeist now with dark, densely textured songs,” wrote Meredith Ochs in a review for npr music’s “All Things Considered” when the album was first released. “He borrows heavily from Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Allman Brothers and The Beatles circa Abbey Road.” “Although his albums with his hard-edged alt-country band the .357s tested the boundaries of mainstream tastes, ‘Black Ribbons’ has bypassed those limits entirely, crafting a darkly atmospheric rock concept album about the last voice of true freedom in the land, a freewheeling late-night talk-show DJ called Will O’ the Wisp, voiced by King,” wrote Randy Lewis in the LA Times. Along with the re-release, Jennings announced a limited series entitled “Beyond The Black,” which takes music lovers song by song through the story of Black Ribbons and how the concepts and theories behind the project still ring true today. The limited, special edition re-release will be offered as a package that includes: – Double vinyl LP remastered edition of Black Ribbons – CD copy of Black Ribbons – CD copy of previously unreleased, rare and new tracks from Shooter Jennings and Hierophant – New album art and special packaging The Black Ribbons reissue comes on the heels of Shooter’s groundbreaking Countach (for Giorgio) album that included guest appearances by Marilyn Manson, Steve Young, Brandi Carlile and Lord British himself, computer game leviathan Richard Garriott. Shooter made history, when the album was premiered inside the massive multi-player online game Shroud of the Avatar. www.shooterjennings.com www.facebook.com/ShooterJennings www.twitter.com/shooterjennings www.instagram.com/shooterjennings/ www.bcrmedia.com
Shooter Jennings shares a heartfelt goodbye via twitter to a teacher that became a great friend. When a teacher makes an amazing impact on us, we carry that throughout our whole lives. If we are lucky, we take an opportunity to tell them what an amazing difference they made for us. And when we lose them, it breaks us. It hurts as much as any family member or loved one’s passing does, and then a little bit more in ways theirs can’t, because it impacts the very thing inside of us they helped to awaken. With that being said, our hearts at CMNB go out to Shooter Jennings as he and most likely countless other former students mourn the passing of his beloved art teacher Mr. Gene Sizemore. It's w great sadness that I hear of my good friend and art teacher Gene Sizemore's passing. I will never forget my dear friend + blues fan. I used to go visit Mr. Sizemore after I graduated, anytime I was in town really. We would smoke cigarettes and listen to the radio and talk about music, and playing music, and bands we loved and Jesco White. He was always my favorite. Anytime I had a day off in town I would him down and hang out with him. I WANTED to hang out with him as much as I could. He was one of those guys who got me, and I got him. It was as simple as that. I had no idea he was sick. I remembered when I quit smoking one time and I felt so guilty that I couldn't smoke with him. Then the next time he had quit and I was smoking by myself. I knew we would remain friends forever. I just saw him about two and a half yrs ago when I played at the USN auditorium. I'm happy he got to meet Misty . He was just the coolest, and I'm really gonna miss him. Please take the time to visit the teachers that mattered to you in school whenever you can. They give their lives over to expanding minds and opening hearts to the unknown. They need to know it was appreciated. It's w great sadness that I hear of my good friend and art teacher Gene Sizemore's passing. I will never forget my dear friend + blues fan. — Shooter Jennings (@ShooterJennings) October 21, 2015 I used to go visit Mr. Sizemore after I graduated, anytime I was in town really. We would smoke cigarettes and listen to the radio and talk — Shooter Jennings (@ShooterJennings) October 21, 2015 about music, and playing music, and bands we loved and Jesco White. He was always my favorite. Anytime I had a day off in town I would track — Shooter Jennings (@ShooterJennings) October 21, 2015 him down and hang out with him. I WANTED to hang out with him as much as I could. He was one of those guys who got me, and Continue reading Shooter Jennings Touching Goodbye to Former Art Teacher
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!
Shooter Jenning’s Music Video For 4th Of July. It’s that time again! Independence Day!!! Here is one of my favorite songs, “4th Of July,” by Shooter Jennings! Enjoy it y’all! HAPPY 4th OF JULY!