Archive for the ‘Waylon Jennings’ Category
by: Courtney Carr
A new live record of Waylon Jennings is set for release in March.
Return of the Outlaw: The Abbott, Texas, Broadcast 1973 is from a concert that Jennings performed, along with Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver and Jerry Jeff Walker, on Nov. 4, 1973, in celebration of Abbott High School’s homecoming. Although Abbott native Nelson opened and closed the show — which drew around 10,000 people to the town with a population of about 350 and was broadcast by KAMC-FM — the concert was a big moment in Jennings’ career.
Many of the songs that Jennings performed at this 1973 show were later used on This Time, which came out in 1974. Jennings passed away in February of 2002, at the age of 64, due to complications from diabetes.
Return of the Outlaw: The Abbott, Texas, Broadcast 1973 will be released on March 11 through FM Concert Broadcasts. A complete track listing is available below.
Waylon Jennings, Return of the Outlaw: The Abbott, Texas, Broadcast 1973 Track Listing:
1. “Lonesome, On’ry and Mean”
2. “Good Hearted Woman”
3. “Louisiana Woman”
4. “Pretend I Never Happened”
5. “Me & Bobby McGee”
6. “Goodtime Charlie’s Got the Blues”
8. “Laid Back Country Picker”
9. “You Asked Me To”
10. “Honky Tonk Heroes”
11. “The Last Letter”
12. “T for Texas”
13. “Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line”
14. “Dangerous Type”
Willie Nelson performs “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys” live at the US Festival, 1983. Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings covered the song on their 1978 duet album “Waylon & Willie”. This rendition peaked at No. 1 in March 1978, spending four weeks atop the country music charts. It also reached #42 on the Billboard Hot 100, and won the 1979 Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Buy the entire concert here at: http://www.shoutfactory.com/?q=node/1…
June 4, 1983, was “Country Day” at the US Festival, and the headliner was none other than the legendary Willie Nelson. Featuring many of his best-loved songs and greatest hits, this concert showcases the country music superstar at his peak.The US Festival was held over two weekends in 1982 and 1983.
photo: Joshua Timmermans
Two days after Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic, while the dust still settled on the lawn of the Austin360 Amphitheater, Nelson joined another group of country all-stars at Austin’s nearby Moody Theatre. There, in the company of Highwaymen and honky tonk heroes, he helped lead a tribute to Waylon Jennings, who passed away in 2002. The 20-plus song setlist included performances by family (Shooter Jennings, Jessi Colter), friends (Bobby Bare) and fresh faces (Kacey Musgraves, Sturgill Simpson), as well as a revised version of the Highwaymen’s biggest hit, “Highwaymen,” with Shooter Jennings and Jamey Johnson subbing in for Waylon and Johnny Cash. Photographer Joshua Timmermans was on the scene during the rehearsal and show, capturing shots of the legacy (and community) Waylon Jennings left in his wake.