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Shooter Jennings The Real Me Video

The Official Music Video For Shooter Jennings’ “The Real Me”. Here is the official music video for Shooter Jennings‘ “The Real Me.” I find the song to be catchy and worth listening too. On the other hand…the video, in my opinion, is controversial to say the least. But, as we all know, Shooter (as well as his late father) is not known for his conformity. So you tell us…what are your thoughts on the video? Watch now and comment below! Get More: The Real Me, Shooter Jennings, Shooter Jennings Videos

Shooter Jennings The Deed and The Dollar Video

Shooter Jennings New Video for The Deed and The Dollar. Listening to Shooter Jennings new single (released Jan. 3, 2012), “The Deed and The Dollar” gives me one thought, “Ahh, now this, is country music.”, followed quickly by a second thought, “I really dig this track!”. And I do…dig it. It’s a great tune with a simple message and mellow, subtle lyrics. The video which recently released matches the song perfectly. It is beautifully made without any kind of pretense or overt showmanship. It’s just Shooter hangin’ out, playing his guitar, and singin’ his song best he knows how. Can we really ask for more than that? Should we? Check it out below. Watch Shooter’s “The Deed and The Dollar” Now. The Deed and the Dollar – Shooter Jennings – Shooter Jennings Videos

The Waylon Fund Fights Diabetes

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.

Give Me My XXX Music!

In an industry that tightly crams artists into commercialized categories, what happens to the outcasts? Over the years the definitions of country music and rock and roll have shifted so greatly that it’s hard to tell the difference anymore. We’ve got Kid Rock and Bon Jovi on our local country station, and Taylor Swift is pop’s favorite princess. The Daily Beast did an excellent job drawing conclusions that it’s the genres that have bent, and not the artists themselves. Above that, the radio stations have started to blur together just to get the highest ratings regardless of what their genre-market is. But what about those artists that don’t fit in either category? The ones that are too rock for country and too country for rock? We’re talking about groundbreaking performers like Shooter Jennings, Lucero, Drive By Truckers, Blackberry Smoke, Old Crow Medicine Show, and practically any band that fits in the Americana, Rockabilly, Red Dirt, and DIY Rock families? Shouldn’t they have an opportunity to be heard? Shouldn’t they have categories on the award shows, and sections in the record stores, and genre classes in the magical little iTunes app? I sense a civil unrest in the music industry. Country die-hards want authentic music. They want that dirty southern sound of Lynard Skynard and David Allan Coe. They want the play-till-it-bleeds passion of Hank III, Honky and Tiger Army. They even want the homegrown comfort of Reckless Kelly, MotorTrain and Scott H Biram and the regional sounds of Dolly Parton and Dwight Yoakam. I know I do! That is why I signed the petition at I want the industry to know that even us “mainstreamers” are ready for a musical revolution. Give Me My XXX is a grassroots movement to give “outer-edge” artists a home. To bring them to the forefront of commercial music distribution and recognition. To celebrate their talent and fanbase. Many thanks to Shooter Jennings for lighting the fire of the music industry riot that is about to unfold!

Shooter Jennings talks about Black Ribbons

Check what Shooter Jennings has to say about his new album Black Ribbons in this video from TrueCountry.TV! I’m countin’ down the hours till I get to see Shooter Jennings live with Memphis rockers Lucero tomorrow night at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa. To prepare myself for this much rock, I thought I’d share an interview clip where Shooter sits down with TrueCountry.TV and talks about his new album Black Ribbons. This whole album to me is a GREAT example of what DIY music is all about! See you tomorrow night Shooter! [youtube:]Country Music Photo Gallery

Shooter Jennings and Hierophant: Black Ribbons

Shooter Jennings explores the concept of truth, both figuratively and literally in his very artistic though definitely NOT country album, Black Ribbons. Let’s take a walk with Shooter Jennings for a minute. We’ll stroll past all the preconceived notions of what his sound “should” be. We’ll pass over the bridge of country standby’s and outlaw western stereotypes, and at the end we’ll find an idea. An idea of truth. Truth to yourself as an artist. Truth to those who look to you for your insights. Truth about that which we do not wish to see. Shooter Jennings’ new album “Black Ribbons” takes you on that walk. While it is most certainly NOT a country album, it is definitely a piece of art worth taking notice of. Black Ribbons is a concept album covering the idea of truth, the search for it, and the process of accepting that truth. To help express this concept, Shooter steps far outside the expectations of past fans and brings in some help in the form of a characterized narrator “Will O the Whisp” (played by none other than horror writer Stephen King) and a fictional band simply called “Hierophant”. With the help of these voices, Black Ribbons tells a tale of the last night of free speech on public radio. The mood is melancholy and the music is a distant reminder of late 70’s psychotropic rock. You can hear traces of everything from David Bowie to Beatles and back to Black Oak Arkansas and even Ministry sifting through the politically laced lyrics. I personally found a lot of punk-era influence in it myself. Again, I cite that this album is NOT country, but if you have an open mind to many forms of music, you will find that Shooters endeavors pay off in here in many of the same ways that Maynard James Keenan’s “Puscifer” project or even Rob Zombie’s fictional creation “Banjo & Sullivan”. Each of these true artists took leaps into a genre they are not known for, and landed with outrageous cult-like success. While the first seems a product of boredom and creativity, and the second a creation meant strictly as a movie role, they both have so completely sold the public on the authenticity and talent of their persona’s that they now manage to tour these groups almost as successfully as their main headlining acts, and I believe the same will happen with Jenning’s “Hierophant”. Without further ado, let me give you a taste of what you are in for. Here is the debut video from “Black Ribbons”: Shooter Jennings & Hierophant: Summer of Rage “Tonight I’ve chosen to play the one band the American Fascicrats don’t want me to play. Tonight I’m going off the air with the music of Hierophant. For those of you not familiar, you’ll get a taste of Hierophant’s music tonight – their message, their light.” -Will O’ The Wisp “Summer of Rage” by Shooter Jennings & Hierophant from Shooter Jennings & Hierophant on Vimeo. “Summer Continue reading Shooter Jennings and Hierophant: Black Ribbons

Shooter Jennings – Bad MagiK CD – Review

Shooter Jennings is a hit with Bad Magik! Shooter Jenning‘s new album found it’s way into my stereo so I thought I’d give it a listen and tell y’all what I think. Although I’m not a fan of country music’s ‘need’ to release a greatest hits before an artist has been long gone, I found myself really loving the collection of songs put together on Shooter Jennings’ latest release “Bad Magik“. Bad Magik includes the following tracks: 1. 4th Of July (Featuring George Jones singing “He Stopped Loving Her Today”) 2. Gone To Carolina 3. Southern Comfort 4. The Wolf 5. Manifesto No. 1 6. Walk Of Life 7. It Ain’t Easy 8. This Ol Wheel (Featuring Doug “The Ragin’ Cajun” Kershaw) 9. Busted In Baylor County 10. Slow Train (Featuring The Oak Ridge Boys) 11. Bad Magick 12. Steady At The Wheel 13. Daddy’s Farm (LIVE)Previously unreleased on CD 14. Lonesome Blues (LIVE) From AOL Music Sessions 15. Living Proof (LIVE) Click Here to Buy “Bad Magik” “Bad Magik” covers the entire spectrum of styles Shooter finds himself writing in, and flows really well from song to song. It’s the same raw, uncontrolled music and lyrics we’ve all come to love and enjoy from Shooter Jennings. All in all, I gotta say, it’s pretty good stuff and I highly suggest picking it up if you’re a die hard fan and even one for a friend that’s never owned or heard a Shooter Jennings album. I give it a 4 out of 5. Now, enough of this ‘been there, done that’ crap. Put out another record with NEW songs, Shooter! Keeping country music real, UmpCountry Music Photo Gallery

New Album for Shooter Jennings

Shooter Jennings, son of Jessi Colter and the late Waylon Jennings, is scheduled to release a new album, The Wolf, on Oct. 23 for Universal South Records. Produced by Dave Cobb, this is Shooter‘s third studio album, for which he penned nine of the 13 tracks. Guest vocalists The Oak Ridge Boys perform on “Slow Train.” Shooter’s previous releases include 2006’s Electric Rodeo and Live at Irving Plaza 4.18.06 and his 2005 debut, Put the O Back in Country. Shooter’s long-time girlfriend, actress Drea de Matteo, is expecting their first child sometime in the fall. ~Courtesy of GACTV.Com Country Music Photo Gallery

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