Jessi Colter

American musician Jessi Colter

Jessi Colter is an American country music artist who is best known for her collaboration with her husband, country singer and songwriter Waylon Jennings and for her 1975 country-pop crossover hit "I'm Not Lisa". Jessi Colter was one of the few female artists to emerge from the mid-'70s "outlaw" movement. After meeting her future husband, Colter pursued a career in country music, releasing her first studio LP in 1970, A Country Star is Born.
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25 May 1943
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Jessi Colter Sets 'The Psalms' To Chords On An Original, Idiosyncratic New Album
NPR - 10 months
The country singer teams up with producer Lenny Kaye on her new record of spiritual songs. Critic Ken Tucker says the result is one of the most distinctive recordings he's heard in a while.
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A Beautiful Expression Of Belief By Jessi Colter
NPR - about 1 year
Country music luminary Jessi Colter has only released one album since the 2002 passing of her husband, Waylon Jennings. Now she's back with a moving labor of love called The Psalms. (Image credit: David McClister/Courtesy of the Artist)
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George Jones' 'Amazing Grace' Album Is An Impressive Posthumous Release
Huffington Post - over 4 years
George Jones, "Amazing Grace" (Bandit/Welk) The first release of George Jones music following his death in April features the legendary singer on a collection of traditional hymns. Largely recorded in 2002, "Amazing Grace" finds Jones in full voice and backed by the subtle orchestrations of producer Billy Sherrill, who recorded many of Jones' classic hits in the 1970s and `80s. Across 12 recordings, Jones performs classics such as "Peace In The Valley," "The Old Rugged Cross" and the title song with solemn reverence, using subtle shifts in volume and phrasing to draw deep emotions from these often-performed standards. Each song features moments that prove why Jones was an unparalleled vocalist. Sherrill also shows why he was such a great studio match for Jones. Whether it's the quiet piano-and-bass opening of "In The Garden," or how the harmony voices and steel guitar play off Jones in "Just A Closer Walk With Thee," Sherrill's arrangements add depth to the singer's distinctive inte...
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Celeb birthdays for the week of May 20-26
The Palm Beach Post - almost 6 years
May 20: Singer Joe Cocker is 68. Singer-actress Cher is 66. Actor Dave Thomas is 63. Musician Warren Cann of Ultravox is 60. Actor Dean Butler (“Little House on the Prairie”) is 56. Guitarist Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go’s is 54. Actor Bronson Pinchot is 53. Singer Susan Cowsill of The Cowsills is 53. Actor John Billingsley (“Enterprise”) is 52. Actor Tony Goldwyn is 52. Singer Nick Heyward of Haircut 100 is 51. TV personality Ted Allen (“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”) is 47. Actress Mindy Cohn (“Facts of Life”) is 46. Guitarist Tom Gorman of Belly is 46. Rapper Busta Rhymes is 40. Bassist Ryan Martinie of Mudvayne is 37. Actor Matt Czuchry (“Friday Night Lights,” ”Gilmore Girls”) is 35. Singer-actress Naturi Naughton (3LW) is 28. May 21: Singer Ron Isley of the Isley Brothers is 71. Guitarist Hilton Valentine of The Animals is 69. Actor Richard Hatch (“Battlestar Galactica”) is 67. Keyboardist Bill Champlin (Chicago) is 65. Actress Carol Potter (“Beverly Hills 90210,” ”Sunset Beach”...
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Waylon Jennings’ Final Recordings to be Released in September
GAC - Great American Country - almost 6 years
Waylon Jennings Ten years after his death, the final recordings of Waylon Jennings will be released with his family’s blessing on September 11. Goin’ Down Rockin’: The Last Recordings of Waylon Jennings will include 12 tracks recorded by Waylon and longtime accompanist Robby Turner before Waylon’s death in 2002. The pair laid down the tracks with just Waylon’s guitar and vocals and Robby’s bass. They planned out the future instrumentation for each track, but Waylon passed before the project could be completed. All 12 tracks on the album, to be released on Saguaro Road Records, were chosen by Waylon and reflect his state of mind, passion and statements he wanted to make. Bringing in musicians who worked with Waylon like Reggie Young, Richie Albright and Tony Joe White, Robby returned to the studio to finish the album. “Waylon knows he’s surrounded by friends and all that hear this will feel as if they know Waylon in all his authenticity,” his widow, Jessi Colter, said. “I remem...
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Waylon Jennings' final studio recordings due in September
LATimes - almost 6 years
Country outlaw Waylon Jennings was working on a new batch of recordings right before he died 10 years ago, and those sessions are at the heart of a final studio collection to be released in September, “Goin’ Down Rockin’: The Last Recordings of Waylon Jennings." In the studio, he had been working with longtime bassist Robby Turner, but they had recorded only Jennings’ vocals and guitar, and Turner’s bass, with plans to flesh them out with additional instrumentation. Jennings died Feb. 13, 2002 at age 64 of diabetes. Recently Turner went back to those recordings and brought in former Jennings cohorts -- guitarist Reggie Young, drummer Richie Albright and singer, songwriter and Jennings’ former tourmate Tony Joe White -- to add the sounds Jennings and Turner originally discussed. Of the dozen songs on “Goin’ Down Rockin',” 11 were written by Jennings, the 12th song being White’s title track. The recordings, slated for release on Sept. 11, have never previously been available to ...
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Who names the sound? - Hindustan Times
Google News - over 6 years
The Outlaws (Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, et al); 1978's No New York (Teenage Jesus & the Jerks, Contortions, Mars and DNA); 1988's Techno! The New Dance Sound of Detroit (Juan Atkins, Derrick May, others). There are occasions, too,
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Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson Live Concerts Coming to DVD - The Boot
Google News - over 6 years
Waylon's wife Jessi Colter makes a cameo on his DVD for a duet on 'Storms Never Last.' The US Festival was founded by Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak, in conjunction with a technology exposition and the construction of a new outdoor venue in
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Not the way daddy did it - Stockton Record
Google News - over 6 years
The saga of Waylon Jennings (1937-2002) looms large over Shooter, the only child from dad's fourth marriage - to singer-songwriter Jessi Colter, now 64. Waylon Jennings, born into cotton-picking poverty in Littlefield, Texas, scrapped and scratched his
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Country music legend Alan Jackson pulls into Ironstone with country music ... - Modesto Bee
Google News - over 6 years
Shooter Jennings is the only child of Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, obviously a performer who grew up in the entertainment business and one who got started early — a drummer at age 5, a guitarist at 14, and a part-time player in his father's band
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Shooter Jennings Sends Musical Message to Faux Outlaws - CMT.com
Google News - over 6 years
As the son and only child of Waylon Jennings' marriage to Jessi Colter, Shooter Jennings gradually became aware as he grew up -- and became a musical artist himself -- of his parents' pivotal role in the Outlaws' musical movement of the 1970s
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July 8, 2011 - Memphis Commercial Appeal
Google News - over 6 years
Those were served up by an array of celebrities, including Kris Kristofferson, Chips Moman, Jeannie C. Riley, John Schneider and Waylon Jennings and his wife, Jessi Colter. Downtown merchants insisted yesterday on parking along both sides of Main
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The Wood 'n' Lips Open Mic Newsletter - Patch.com
Google News - over 6 years
She did: Goebel Reeves' “Hobo's Lullaby” (Woody Guthrie covered it); Loretta Lynn / Emmylou Harris “Blue Kentucky Girl”; and Jessi Colter's “Storms Never Last”. 9:00 Scot Ryder: Back for a second time, is an accomplished instrumentalist who adds some
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Lukas Nelson - Willie's son - to play at Pozo Saloon - San Luis Obispo Tribune
Google News - over 6 years
And I remember Jessi Colter used to want to paint my nails. She was just teasing me, but I was afraid of her because she'd have these colored pencils. And we'd be on tour in Australia or wherever, and every time she saw me, she'd grab my hands
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John Goodspeed: Rogers, Bowen bring acoustic tour to Floore's - San Antonio Express
Google News - over 6 years
At the concert 1-5 pm Sunday will be roots/outlaw country artist Jesse Dayton, who played guitar for Jennings and others, including Waylon's widow, Jessi Colter, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash. Proceeds will go toward diabetes research and care at the
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Carter's Chord Dish on 'Wild Together' EP, Toby Keith and Advice They Took ... - Taste of Country
Google News - over 6 years
Our mom sang background for him and our dad played the keys, and we just grew up with a huge, rich musical heritage with Waylon and Jessi Colter and the Crickets. It was one big extended family. By the time that we were young, we were completely
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Five worth the drive - Ottawa Citizen
Google News - over 6 years
... established and emerging artists including the big-voiced Martina McBride, the ever-emotive Lorrie Morgan, Shooter Jennings - offspring of country royalty Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter - and Canada's Scotland-born pride and joy, Johnny Reid
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jessi Colter
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2007
    Age 63
    In 2007 Colter recorded a duet version of her 1975 hit "I'm Not Lisa" with Deana Carter on her 2007 album, The Chain. Colter met Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Duane Eddy in Phoenix. He produced her first record, and she toured with him. They were married in 1962, in Las Vegas, settling in Los Angeles.
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  • 2006
    Age 62
    In 2006, Colter returned to recording with a new studio album released on the Shout!
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2000
    Age 56
    In 2000, Colter performed on Jennings's live album Never Say Die, released two years before his death in 2002, at age 64.
  • 1996
    Age 52
    In the early 1990s, she focused her attention on performing and released an album of children's music titled Jessi Colter Sings Just for Kids: Songs from Around the World in early 1996.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1984
    Age 40
    As the decade progressed, Colter's success began to decline. She released an album in 1984 on the Triad label titled Rock and Roll Lullaby, produced by Chips Moman.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1981
    Age 37
    Also in 1981 Colter released her final studio album on Capitol records, Ridin' Shotgun, which also spawned Colter's last charting single on the country charts, "Holdin' on."
    The album's first single, "Storms Never Last," was written by Colter, and the second single, "The Wild Side of Life"/"It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels," was also a major hit in 1981, peaking at No. 10 on the Billboard Country Chart.
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    In 1981, Colter and her husband returned to release a duet album entitled Leather and Lace.
  • 1977
    Age 33
    For the remainder of the decade, Colter toured with her husband, Waylon Jennings, and released her studio album Mirriam in 1977.
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  • 1976
    Age 32
    The lead single from her Jessi album, "It's Morning (And I Still Love You)" was a Top 15 country hit in 1976.
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  • 1975
    Age 31
    Both albums were as successful as Colter's 1975 album, both debuting at No. 4 on the Top Country Albums chart.
    The song was Colter's breakthrough single, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Country Chart and also peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Pop Chart, becoming a crossover hit in 1975.
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    In 1975, Colter was signed with Capitol Records.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1970
    Age 26
    On March 25, 1970 she played keyboard for her husband during his appearance on The Johnny Cash Show.
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    Johnson, now billing herself as "Jessi Colter", resumed her recording career in 1970.
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  • 1969
    Age 25
    In 1969 she met and married Waylon Jennings.
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  • 1968
    Age 24
    She continued to tour with Eddy until divorcing in 1968.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1961
    Age 17
    After marrying guitarist Duane Eddy in 1961, and still using her real name of Miriam Johnson, she issued two singles that were issued on the Jamie label.
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    After graduating from Mesa High, AZ in 1961, she began singing in local clubs in Phoenix.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1943
    Born
    Born on May 25, 1943.
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