October 19, 2018, 8:00 pm at Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX
For nearly two decades, Shooter Jennings has defied expectation while constantly expanding the parameters of country, rock â€˜nâ€™ roll, and beyond. The scion of American music royalty, he has affirmed his own place in histories still to come as a truly limitless artist whose ambitious experimentation spans myriad genres and creative platforms, from releasing seven solo LPs, countless EPs, and founding his own label and multimedia outlet, Black Country Rock, to hosting his â€œShooter Jenningsâ€™ Electric Rodeoâ€ on Sirius XMâ€™s Outlaw Country channel, producing music by Jamey Johnson, Wanda Jackson, and his mom, Jessi Colter, and the creation of acclaimed BBS Door games. Ever the outlaw, Jennings has now crafted what might well be his most truly idiosyncratic work thus far, SHOOTER. Produced by longtime friend and collaborator, Low Country Sound founder Dave Cobb, at the renowned RCA Studio A on Nashvilleâ€™s Music Row, the album sees Jennings staking out a fairly straightforward goal: to simply make a great country record. It should be noted, Jenningsâ€™ last studio album was a genuinely visionary tribute to Giorgio Moroder so in some ways, making a straight up country record is as much of a left turn as anything else in his brilliantly mercurial career thus far. But with songs like â€œFast Horses & Good Hideoutsâ€ or the raucous â€œIâ€™m Wild & My Woman Is Crazy,â€ Jennings more than affirms his mission by returning to countryâ€™s original, if oft misplaced, mandate: singing songs about growing up and getting older, about going out and getting trashed. In short, making music for real people with real lives. With SHOOTER, Jennings truly puts his own mark on country music, living up to his extraordinary birthright with unparalleled passion, experience, and heart.