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Shooter Jennings Shares An Unforgettable Tour Memory
- January 10, 2019
In our exclusive video, Shooter Jennings talks about a not-so-happy accident that happened during one of his shows!
Shooter Jennings is well known as the son of country crooner Waylon Jennings, however has quite a few of his own stories to tell. We sat down with the country star and learned that even the best intentions can sometimes lead to unfortunate consequences. But we're not going to spoil the story for you, check out the video above to learn which tour memory Jennings decided to share with us!
Speaking of his famous father, Jennings recently shared some thoughts on his dad and the support he received while trying to pursue music. “He never jumped in and told me what I should or should not do,” he says. “It definitely made me feel confident that I could just do whatever I wanted musically. That was what I should do.”
Also, interestingly enough, though his father famously sang the theme song for the Dukes of Hazzard, immortalizing backwoods moonshiners, he was not a drinker according to his son. “My dad didn’t drink at all. I maybe saw him drink ten times in my life and it was at some event and they had wine, or they had something. And he wouldn’t really drink it. He partied back in the day, but he did not drink. That’s actually a big trigger when people tell me ‘I knew your dad and we used to get drunk together.’ I know that they’re lying. I know it’s not true.”
“It’s funny that’s why my dad didn’t really have many drinking songs either,” he says. “He would do songs by other songwriters, but he didn’t really write any drinking song. He wrote “Hittin’ the Bottle Again” later. He started writing some other stuff later when he was in his 50s just for fun.”
Shooter doesn’t seem to have any problems coming up with drinking songs though. Perhaps, it’s because “over time I have gotten opportunities to hangout and drink with a lot of my heroes and become friends with them.” That includes his father’s close friends and collaborators Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, as well as legend Merle Haggard. His recent bar anthem, D.R.U.N.K., which is off his latest album Shooter, he wrote with Aaron Ratiere. “We had a great time writing it,” Jennings says.
Check out Shooter Jennings live, kicking off a concert tour on January 24 in Huntsville, Alabama, and is producing Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan’s new album.