Second generation country artist Shooter Jennings is set to release his new album, The Other Life on Tuesday, March 12th. The new album—his fifth full length studio release—will be released via Black Country Rock/Entertainment One Nashville. In anticipation of the upcoming release, Jennings has officially released the second single from the new album. The new single is titled ‘Wild & Lonesome.’ It is a full-on acoustic piece in which Jennings duets with fellow musician Patti Griffin. Griffin is just one of a handful of guests that make an appearance on the new album. He has brought along a group of musicians who he dubbed “The Triple Crown” in recording this album. “The Triple Crown” is famed jazz pianist Erik Deutsch, guitarist Chris Masterson, drummer Tony Leone, bassist Jeff Hill, and pedal steel player Jon Graboff.
Along with the release of the new single, Jennings has revealed the current slate of dates for his upcoming tour in support of The Other Life. Jennings’ North Carolina fans will get not one but two chances to see him live in person during his tour. He will make a stop at Ziggy’s in Winston-Salem on Tuesday, April 16th and another in Jacksonville, NC on Friday, May 24th at Gus’ Bar. The whole tour kicks off on Wednesday, March 6th in Miami, Florida aboard the Kid Rock Cruise. After returning from the cruise, Jennings will be performing at the annual SXSW Festival on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 12th and 13th. The tour runs through Thursday, June 13th.
As one can see, Shooter Jennings is going to be quite the busy person this Spring and Summer with the release of his new album and a supporting tour. That’s not all that he’s doing though. He is also set to co-produce a film based on the life of his legendary outlaw country father, Waylon Jennings. The as-yet untitled film is expected to go into production in 2014. It will allegedly focus on his father’s groundbreaking years when he went toe-to-toe against the Nashville establishment and his own personal demons to be the face of a whole new genre of country. The film has the blessing of both Jessi Coulter and the Jennings estate.
To get more information on Jennings’ upcoming film and his full list of tour dates and more, go online to http://www.facebook.com/ShooterJennings and “Like” it or his official website, http://www.shooterjennings.com.
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