You ain’t no outlaw.
That’s the sentiment Shooter Jennings has on his latest song and video. He pays tribute to his dad and what it really meant to be someone outside the country establishment back in the ’60s and ’70s.
There are few artists like Shooter these days even if they’re calling themselves outlaws.
Check out Outlaw You…
Outlaw You – Shooter Jennings
Shooter is leaving nothing off this record. He takes a full swing at some of the artists out there today calling themselves outlaws and putting themselves in the same phrase as the great Waylon.
Sure, there are a few artists out there with some outlaw qualities and Shooter certainly recognizes that. It seems like things just reached a point where he needed to make it clear what his dad was all about.
In the song Shooter goes back to the ’60s in Nashville when things were a little crazy. The record labels were in full control of the musical direction of artists. The labels determined the sound, the lyrics, and just about everything that went in to packaging the music.
Waylon came along and spent the good part of a decade or two trying to make music his way. He finally broke down the barriers and changed the way music was made in Nashville. He had all the control. He made the music directly for the people with no labels getting in the way.
That’s how Shooter defines and outlaw and on this track he’s talking to all the new acts out there claiming to be outlaws. He tells them they outta Outlaw You if you keep making these claims and dropping these names. That’s how Shooter is feeling and I’m sure a few others are feeling the same way.
The music business has always been cyclical. During some periods the music has been manufactured. During others a few true outlaws are able to break free and release music for the people. Those are the real outlaws and that’s what this track is about.
From a real outlaw himself – Shooter Jennings.
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