By Jessi Colter
Renowned songwriter, singer, and spouse of Waylon Jennings writes an intimate, greatly exciting memoir of yankee tune, of lifestyles with Waylon and the Outlaws, and of religion misplaced and found.
The daughter of a Pentecostal evangelist and a race-car motive force, Jessi Colter performed piano and sang in church earlier than leaving Arizona to journey with rock-n-roll pioneer Duane Eddy, whom she married. Colter turned 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, in spite of the fact that, and in 1969 she married the electrifying Waylon Jennings. jointly, they made their domestic in Nashville which, within the Seventies, was once flooring 0 for roots song, drawing Bob Dylan, Johnny money, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Shel Silverstein, and others to the Nashville Sound. And Jessi was once on the middle of all of it, the single lady at the landmark Wanted: The Outlaws album, therecord that introduced the Outlaw kingdom style and was once the 1st kingdom album to move platinum. She additionally tasted own advertisement good fortune with the #1-single “I’m now not Lisa.”
But offstage, existence was once a problem, as Waylon pursued his addictions and battled his demons. Having drifted from the church as a tender girl, Jessi lower back to her religion and located in it a resource of energy within the turmoil of residing with Waylon. within the Nineteen Eighties, Waylon helped release the tremendous crew The Highwaymen with Willie Nelson, Johnny money, and Kris Kristofferson, and the hits stored rolling, as did Waylon’s reckless residing. Amid all of it, Jessi faithfully prayed for her husband till ultimately, at Thanksgiving 2001, Waylon came upon Jesus, simply months sooner than he died.
An Outlaw and a Lady is a robust tale of yankee track, 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