Thursday, February 24, 2011
– "Breaking the Myth: Waylon Jennings," premiering Saturday Feb. 26, 9 p.m. eastern on GAC, chronicles the making of "The Music Inside A Collaboration Dedicated to Waylon Jennings Volume I," the just released tribute album.
Album producer Witt Stewart first saw Jennings working as a DJ at a Lubbock, Texas, radio station while on a school field trip. Decades later he'd gain the support of Jennings' widow and son, Jessi Colter and Shooter Jennings, to create a three-CD series.
The show features Kris Kristofferson, Hank Williams, Jr., Dierks Bentley, Alabama, John Hiatt, Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Pat Green, Patti Griffin and Sunny Sweeney working on their tracks for the project. These same artists - several of whom knew him well - talk about Jennings and his influence on them musically.
Some of the songs remade include:
Belle of the Ball - Shooter Jennings
New Wine - Jessi Colter
Love Is The Last Thing To Go - Kris Kristofferson
Lonesome, Ornery and Mean"- Dierks Bentley
This Time - Jamey Johnson
I'm a Ramblin' Man - Randy Houser
Are You Sure Hank Done It This A Way - Alabama