Tribute To Waylon Jennings On The Way
Volume I Releases February 8th
Anybody who's been around Country music for very long knows that much of what we hear today first came from Waylon Jennings.
Waylon, along with Willie Nelson, became self-proclaimed "outlaws" because the music they created was very different from what was being recorded in Nashville in the 60s and 70s.
If turnabout is fair play, we'll all be treated to Waylon's music - masterfully re-created by the artists who derived much of their inspiration from the "Outlaw's" music. Big Machine Label Group CEO Scott Borchetta tells us, The music of Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson was some of the first music I ever fell in love with one one of the biggest reasons I moved to Nashville to work in Country Music.
Ironically, my dad (now Lofton Creek Records CEO Mike Borchetta) also worked Alabama's first singles when they were with the then independent label, Stargem Records. It all seems to have come full circle with Alabama releasing the first single from the Volume I compilation with our Label Group."
And yes, the lead single, Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way, re-created by a reunitedAlabama, is now at Country Radio. Randy Owen says, "What an opportunity for us to go back in the studio, play and record like we used to, and pay tribute to a TRUE legend in music...not in country music...in music period."
Teddy Gentry adds, "This is probably as close as I'll get to being a real outlaw...Thanks, Waylon!
Jeff Cook recalls, "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."
Here's the tracks listing for The Music Inside: A Collaboration Dedicated To Waylon Jennings, Volume I
- This Time - Jamey Johnson
- Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way - Alabama
- I'm A Ramblin' Man - Randy Houser
- Belle Of The Ball - Shooter Jennings
- Good Hearted Woman - Sunny Sweeney & Jessi Colter
- Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out Of Hand - James Otto
- Just To Satisfy You - John Hiatt w/Waylon Jennings
- Rose In Paradise - Kris Kristofferson & Patty Griffin
- You Ask Me To - Trace Adkins
- Go Down Rockin' - Waylon Jennings
- Bonus Track: The Wurlitzer Prize (I Don't Want To Get Over You) - Chanel Campbell