Singer-Songwrriter Jessi Colter to Discuss New Book and Album at Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum
Program will Cover Musical Career, New Album and New Book
NASHVILLE, Tenn., – March 23, 2017 – The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is pleased to welcome singer-songwriter Jessi Colter to the Ford Theater on Saturday, April 8 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss her career as an artist, her new book, An Outlaw and a Lady, and her new album, The Psalms. Led by Museum Editor Michael Gray, the program will be illustrated with photos, film footage, and recordings.
Jessi Colter began writing songs in the 1960s at the urging of her first husband, future Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Duane Eddy. Dottie West, Hank Locklin and others recorded Colter’s songs, but in 1975 she scored a #1 country hit of her own, “I’m Not Lisa,” which she followed with the self-penned hits “What’s Happened to Blue Eyes” and “It’s Morning (and I Still Love You).” Colter married Waylon Jennings in 1969, and when RCA came up with its “Outlaw” marketing concept in 1976, she was included along with Jennings, Tompall Glaser, and Willie Nelson.
Colter’s first studio album in a decade, The Psalms draws musical inspiration from the Bible's Old Testament poetry attributed to King David, the shepherd and musician whose poetic contributions to the Book of Psalms are considered among the greatest works of Western literature. Guitarist Lenny Kaye, who met Colter while co-authoring Waylon: An Autobiography, produced her new album.
A powerful narrative of American music, Colter’s An Outlaw and a Lady reveals untold stories of the ups and downs of life with Waylon, her personal journey back to God that sustained her, and Waylon’s own return to faith just months before he passed. An Outlaw and a Lady is available in stores on April 11, 2017.
The Colter interview is included with museum admission and free to museum members. Seating is limited, and passes are required for admittance. Museum members can reserve program passes in advance by phone (615-416-2050) or via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). The program will be streamed live at countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming. Following the program, Colter will sign copies of her record and book, available for purchase in the Museum Store.
For additional information about the program, please visit countrymusichalloffame.org/calendar.