By Jessi Colter
Renowned songwriter, singer, and spouse of Waylon Jennings writes an intimate, drastically interesting memoir of yankee track, of lifestyles with Waylon and the Outlaws, and of religion misplaced and found.
The daughter of a Pentecostal evangelist and a race-car driving force, Jessi Colter performed piano and sang in church ahead of leaving Arizona to travel with rock-n-roll pioneer Duane Eddy, whom she married. Colter grew to become a winning recording artist, showing on American Bandstand and befriending stars reminiscent of the Everly Brothers and Chet Atkins, whereas her songs have been recorded via Nancy Sinatra, Dottie West, and others. Her marriage to Eddy didn’t final, besides the fact that, and in 1969 she married the electrifying Waylon Jennings. jointly, they made their domestic in Nashville which, within the Nineteen Seventies, used to be floor 0 for roots track, drawing Bob Dylan, Johnny funds, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Shel Silverstein, and others to the Nashville Sound. And Jessi was once on the heart of all of it, the one lady at the landmark Wanted: The Outlaws album, therecord that introduced the Outlaw kingdom style and was once the 1st nation album to move platinum. She additionally tasted own advertisement good fortune with the #1-single “I’m now not Lisa.”
But offstage, existence used to be a problem, as Waylon pursued his addictions and battled his demons. Having drifted from the church as a tender lady, Jessi again to her religion and located in it a resource of power within the turmoil of residing with Waylon. within the Eighties, Waylon helped release the large staff The Highwaymen with Willie Nelson, Johnny money, and Kris Kristofferson, and the hits stored rolling, as did Waylon’s reckless dwelling. Amid all of it, Jessi faithfully prayed for her husband until eventually eventually, at Thanksgiving 2001, Waylon chanced on Jesus, simply months earlier than he died.
An Outlaw and a Lady is a strong tale of yankee tune, of affection in the course of heartache, and of religion that sustains.
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An Outlaw and a Lady: A Memoir of Music, Life with Waylon, and the Faith that Brought Me Home by Jessi Colter