waylon tray image half1385 The Music Inside: A Collaboration Dedicated To Waylon Jennings

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If ever there was a collaborative cd that you had to go more than 100 miles to get your hands on, The Music Inside: A Collaboration Dedicated To Waylon Jennings would be it.  Available in stores and online Tuesday, February 8th, this 3 volume set features some of Country music’s biggest hitmakers, including [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jamey Johnson[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Trace Adkins[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Alabama[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Randy Houser[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]James Otto[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kris Kristofferson[/lastfm] and a heartfelt duet with Jennings widow, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jessi Colter[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Sunny Sweeney[/lastfm].

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Since every artist on this album possesses either a personal or professional connection to the Texas-born Jennings, we have decided to let them tell the story of the music and the man they all dearly loved, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Waylon Jennings[/lastfm].

[pullquote quote=”This project started with double rainbows and ended with double rainbows….a promise I’d say; as I think this could have been a prayer Waylon may have prayed….artists doing what they love for love.” credit=”Jessi Colter, Waylon Jennings’ widow”]Waylon: The Music Inside Track Listing:

1.  “This Time” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jamey Johnson[/lastfm]
The Song: #1 single from 1974 album This Time

“I used to catch the Carl P show in the mornings on my way to work and I remember blocking out the rest of the world when Waylon would call in or visit the station. His sharp wit and matter of fact accent reminded me a lot of my late pawpaw and his music seemed to set the rhythm of my life.” ~Jamey Johnson

2.  “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Alabama[/lastfm]
The Song: #1 single from the 1975 album Dreaming My Dreams

“What an opportunity for us to go back in the studio, play and record live like we used to, and pay tribute to a TRUE legend in music…not in country music…in music period.” ~Randy Owen, Alabama

“This is probably as close as I’ll get to being a real outlaw…Thanks Waylon!” ~Teddy Gentry, Alabama

“Waylon was one of a kind. We did a lot of his songs in our early years. It’s nice to be a part of this tribute album!” ~Jeff Cook, Alabama

3.  “Ramblin’ Man” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Randy Houser[/lastfm]
The Song: #1 single from the 1974 album The Ramblin’ Man

4. “Belle of the Ball” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Shooter Jennings[/lastfm]
The Song: From the 1977 album Ol’ Waylon

“There have been several tribute albums made in my father’s honor, all of which were great tributes to his legacy. But this one has been a true passion project for a lot of artists and friends who truly wanted to remember and give back to the wonderful man he was. Also in the years since my dad passed away, I’ve grown as an artist and I feel this is the first time I’ve been able to give back truly to the man who inspired, influenced and nurtured me and my musical passion. I miss you every day, dad and I’m really proud that we’ve all been able to give this to the world as proof of the wide reach of your musical gifts. You felt protective and responsible for music, and although music has only gotten worse since you passed (haha), we’re doing our best to keep it real in your name! I love you dad.” ~Shooter Jennings

5. “Good Hearted Woman” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Sunny Sweeney[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jessi Colter[/lastfm]
The Song: #3 single from 1972 album Good Hearted Woman; #1 duet with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Willie Nelson[/lastfm], 1976

“This project started with double rainbows and ended with double rainbows….a promise I’d say; as I think this could have been a prayer Waylon may have prayed….artists doing what they love for love.” ~Jessi Colter, Waylon Jennings Widow

6.  “Outlaw Bit” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]James Otto[/lastfm]
The Song: #5 single from 1978 album I’ve Always Been Crazy

7.  “Just To Satisfy You” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Hiatt[/lastfm] with Waylon Jennings
The Song: Title track, 1969 album; #1 duet with Willie Nelson from 1981 album Black on Black

8. “Rose In Paradise” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kris Kristofferson[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Patty Griffin[/lastfm]
The Song: #1 single from 1987 album Hangin’ Tough

9.  “You Ask Me To”[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Trace Adkins[/lastfm]
The Song: #8 single from 1973 album Honky Tonk Heroes

“It’s a huge honor to be a part of this project that pays tribute to Waylon. He is a true legend. Getting to record this song with the original “Waylors” who helped bring life to all of his great music, was also really special and something I’ll always remember.” ~Trace Adkins

10.  “Goin’ Down Rockin’ [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Waylon Jennings[/lastfm]
The Song: From 2000 album Never Say Die: Live

Bonus Track: (Wurlizter Prize) “I Don’t Want To Get Over You” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Chanel Campbell[/lastfm]
The Song: #1 duet with Willie Nelson from 1978 album Waylon and Willie

“After speaking with Jessi on the phone one day and meeting all the musicians that were involved in making the music, it became very clear to me that this project was so much more than just a tribute to a talented man… I began to feel a real sense of family, a connection to a group of people who were strangers to me days before. Being apart of this has shown me just how special Waylon was … How he clearly touched people’s lives in a profound way with his music and his heart. I feel like the root and core of this album is love because everyone involved loved him. Still loves him.. And i think that really shines through on every track one way or another. I’m just so thankful for Witt and Jessi’s passion and so thankful to be apart of something so meaningful, something I believe in and something I think Waylon is looking down on and really loving.” ~Chanel Campbell

waylon jennings the music inside The Music Inside: A Collaboration Dedicated To Waylon JenningsSpearheaded and produced by Scatter Records founder Witt Stewart, this project was born in 2007 while Stewart was visiting his hometown of Lubbock, Texas. Recalling the days when Jennings and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Buddy Holly[/lastfm] used to rehearse down the street from his own home and Jennings’ days as a local DJ on KLLL, Stewart contacted Jessi Colter and from their first meeting, they began recording in Jessi’s Arizona living room on August 20, 2007, the project — a labor of love for both — was born.

For more information regarding the project, visit: www.waylonjennings.com

Starting February 8th, you can purchase the album or download at http://www.waylonjennings.com/ or  amazon.com.

  1. Michelle says:

    Awesomet that this tribute album to Waylon was done – to bad none of them know of Byron McKedy though, he sounds so much like Waylon Jennings and would have been amazing on this tribute album – see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbjvtYbhx2Q

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