By Jessi Colter
Renowned songwriter, singer, and spouse of Waylon Jennings writes an intimate, greatly pleasing memoir of yankee song, of existence 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 journey with rock-n-roll pioneer Duane Eddy, whom she married. Colter grew to become a profitable recording artist, showing on American Bandstand and befriending stars similar to the Everly Brothers and Chet Atkins, whereas her songs have been recorded by way of Nancy Sinatra, Dottie West, and others. Her marriage to Eddy didn’t final, notwithstanding, 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 single girl at the landmark Wanted: The Outlaws album, therecord that introduced the Outlaw nation style and was once the 1st kingdom album to head platinum. She additionally tasted own advertisement luck with the #1-single “I’m no longer Lisa.”
But offstage, lifestyles was once a problem, as Waylon pursued his addictions and battled his demons. Having drifted from the church as a tender lady, Jessi lower back to her religion and located in it a resource of power within the turmoil of dwelling with Waylon. within the Nineteen Eighties, Waylon helped release the great crew 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 till eventually, at Thanksgiving 2001, Waylon chanced on Jesus, simply months ahead of he died.
An Outlaw and a Lady is a robust tale of yank tune, of affection in the middle 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