Shooter Jennings’ brand new video “Don’t Wait Up (I’m Playin’ Possum)” debuts on CMT.com!
Shooter’s brand new video “Don’t Wait Up (I’m Playin’ Possum)” directed by Blake Judd & Todd Tue for Juddfilms debuted today on CMT.com!
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Shooter’s brand new video “Don’t Wait Up (I’m Playin’ Possum)” directed by Blake Judd & Todd Tue for Juddfilms debuted today on CMT.com!
In case you missed last week’s Country Weekly article, here it is. Jon Freeman wrote a wonderful piece on Shooter and the record he created as a tribute to George Jones. “Don’t Wait Up (for George)” is available on 10″ white vinyl, CD & Digital Download from BCR Los Angeles.
Shooter’s tribute EP to the late great George Jones “Don’t Wait Up (for George)” is available NOW in the BCR official store. Select the format above and click the album cover to order your copy now. It’s available on CD and beautiful 10″ white vinyl directly from BCR Los Angeles.
Rolling Stone recently reviewed the album, giving it 3.5/4 stars:
“Whether country music tributes succeed or fail, they almost always err on the side of caution – keeping it trad even when saluting artists who mixed it up. Let’s cheer Shooter Jennings, then, for an EP dedicated to the late great George Jones that surprises with synthesized twinkles and bass lines nicked from Giorgio Moroder – the Italian disco wizard Jennings has said he discovered while listening to last year’s Daft Punk album. A Moroder-themed counterpart is supposed to be coming in January, but in the meantime, don’t sleep on the Jennings original “Living in a Minor Key”: Its arrangement is nothing fancy, but its songwriting holds up against the classic covers that follow.” – Nick Murray, Rolling Stone
Thanks RS! Get your copy today!
(July 9, 2014 – Nashville, TN) — Shooter Jennings proudly announces his forthcoming EP from his label BCR Los Angeles/Thirty Tigers: Don’t Wait Up (for George), a tribute to the late great George Jones releasing August 5th. The single “Don’t Wait Up (I’m Playin’ Possum)” is available now.
Moved by his friendship with Jones, Shooter decided to put out a heartfelt, yet experimental tribute in his honor. “When people ask me about who I remember hanging around as a kid, I always say that I remember Tony Joe White and George Jones being the most frequent and consistent around the house. Very few people can look at a child and sees the full grown human inside them and make them feel important. George was always this way with me, making me feel like he took me seriously, no matter what age I was.” says Jennings.
The friendship of George Jones – one that started early in Jennings’ childhood – sparked the creation of this 5-track, heavy-hearted tribute record. “Very few people can look at a child and see the full grown human inside them and make them feel important. George was always this way with me, making me feel like he took me seriously, no matter what age I was.” Jennings says. This record serves as evidence of their serious, important bond as the title track, “Don’t Wait Up” was even initially written by Jennings for Jones’ next record, only to be unfortunately preceded by Jones’ passing.
“Honestly, I needed an excuse to write something that was very raw. And I couldn’t do it for myself.“ Jennings admits of the tribute.
“Don’t Wait Up (I’m Playin’ Possum)” as well as the second track “Living In A Minor Key” are original Shooter Jennings tunes. Don’t Wait Up (for George), the complete EP will be available worldwide August 5th on CD, 10” white vinyl, and digital formats. The EP will also be available on Black Country Rock’s experimental digital distribution hub The BCR Bazaar, and each copy of vinyl will include an invite code for the Bazaar. Later this year, Shooter will be releasing a companion project, Countach (for Giorgio), a tribute to production pioneer Giorgio Moroder.
Don’t Wait Up (For George) Track Listing:
1. Don’t Wait Up (I’m Playin’ Possum)
2. Living In A Minor Key
3. She Thinks I Still Care
4. If Drinkin’ Don’t Kill Me
5. The Door
Shooter Jennings On Tour:
July 9 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN
July 12 – Summer Slam Music Festival – Lexington, KY
August 1 – The Warehouse – Bowling Green, KY
August 2 – The Shed – Maryville, TN
August 21 – Hat Tricks – Lewisville, TX
August 22 – Guller Hall – Frederick, TX
August 23 – Redneck Country Club – Stafford, TX
August 29 – Rockin’ The Road Campground – Hulett, WY
August 30 – Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, CO
August 31 – Buffalo Rose Bar & Grill – Golden, CO
September 17 & 18 – Shooting Star Casino – Mahnonomen, MN
September 26 – 8 Seconds Saloon – Indianapolis, IN
October 17 & 18 – Tropicana Evansville – Evansville, IN
October 24 – Choctaw Casino – Pocola, OK
October 25 – Buffalo Run Casino – Miami, OK
Black Country Rock is proud to announce that two more of our Record Store Day releases are available digitally! The Wanda Jackson Live Remix 7″ “Windy City Redux” and the newly unearth industrial project between Shooter & Waylon Jennings “Fenixon” are now available on all digital music distribution outlets worldwide!
BCR Los Angeles is proud to announce that Ron Jeremy’s RSD release “Understanding and Appreciating Classical Music with Ron Jeremy” 7″ is now available on iTunes for digital download!
“Don’t Wait Up (for George)” will be released on CD and 10″ vinyl as well as digitally on August 5th! The cd and vinyl will be in select stores in the US, Canada, and Europe. Be sure to reach out to your local establishment where you buy music to ensure they will have this on release day. SHARE this post if you’re excited about this new music coming from Shooter Jennings Official and BCR Media!
More info coming soon….
Be sure to catch SJ in concert at the following locations this year:
Jun 21 Midwest Mecca of Bar Hoppers and Hot Rods Middletown, OH
Jul 09 Marathon Music Works | Nashville, TN
Jul 12 Summer Slam Music Festival | Lexington, KY
Aug 01 The Warehouse | Bowling Green, KY
Aug 02 The Shed | Maryville, TN
Aug 21 Hat Tricks | Lewisville, TX
Aug 22 Güller Hall | Fredericksburg, TX
Aug 23 Redneck Country Club | Stafford, TX
Aug 29 Rockin The Road Campground | Hulett, WY
Aug 30 AGGIE THEATRE | Fort Collins, CO
Aug 31 Buffalo Rose Bar & Grill | Golden, CO
Sep 17 Shooting Star Casino | Mahnomen, MN
Sep 18 Shooting Star Casino | Mahnomen, MN
Oct 17 Tropicana | Evansville, IN
Oct 18 Tropicana | Evansville, IN
Oct 24 Choctaw Casino | Pocola, OK
Oct 25 Buffalo Run Casino | Miami, OK
Sometimes here at BCR Media the stress of ruling so hard in the music industry begins to take it’s toll. One way we like to relieve our stress is by shooting a bunch of fake guns at each other in our favorite online FPS, Combat Arms. We know that you have to unwind, too, which is why we are inviting all of you to join us in a marathon battle that is sure to be remembered until the end of time.
In all seriousness, Combat Arms is a free FPS that is available exclusively to the PC. On July 6th the President of BCR himself, Shooter Jennings, alongside all of the other BCR staff will host a session of gaming that will begin at 10 am and end at midnight (est). Feel free to join us at any time during those hours. If a game is already in progress you can join in unless the room is full.
Once you’ve signed up and are logged into the game you will find the BCR game room on Free For All Server in Channel 1. The room name will be “bcrrules” and the password will be “ronj”. Here’s the most important part. If you’re able to beat anybody from BCR Media on Super Sunday you will be rewarded with free BCR vinyl and CDs as well as invite codes to the BCR Bazaar.
When I was a kid one of my favorite places to go was Showbiz Pizza. My dad would take there nearly weekly, something fun we would do together or with the family. Now a lot of you may not know about Showbiz, as it was generally a south-eastern thing and it’s heyday was the 80’s and early 90’s in America. I’m sure most of you have heard of Chuck-e-Cheese, which is to Showbiz what McDonald’s Play Place is to Disneyland. Showbiz was a magical experience and everyone I knew had their birthday parties there. The reason for the magic, the metaphysical glue that held this place together was the Rock-afire Explosion.
The Rock-afire Explosion was an animatronic band made up of Billy Bob Brockali, Looney Bird, Duke Larue, Fatz Geronimo, Beach Bear, Mitzi Mozzarella, Rolfe DeWolfe & Earl Schmerle (and the spider, Antioch). Each week they would entertain us kids by singing and cutting up with eachother. Laugh or not, this is the first place I heard the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and many more. There’s a great documentary about The ROck-afire Explosion under the same name, but that isn’t the point here.
The Rock-afire Explosion was the brainchild of one man, Aaron Fechter. Since I saw the documentary, I went on a mission to find Aaron. I was inspired by the fact that after all these years, he retained the rights to his creation long after Chuck-E-Cheese came in and bastardized the franchise, disassembling his beautiful pieces of art and replacing them with a hack band with zero personality. Aaron had kept onto his dream, and had been spending all this time working on other inventions, doing philanthropic work and keeping the Rock-afire alive.
After enough searching, I finally found Aaron and my wife, the Colonel Jon Hensley, Mary Sparr and myself all went down to Orlando to visit Aaron and all of the Rock-afire Explosion. He took us around his magical warehouse, much like Willy Wonka’s factory, stacked to the ceiling with antique electronics, unfinished inventions, old memorabilia and of course, The Rock-afire Explosion, alive in all it’s glory. He welcomed us into his factory, and cooked us the best steak I’ve ever tasted with his experimental Hydrillium. I can’t tell you enough how all of this just made me feel like a child again. It was so inspiring that honestly I kind of changed my view of art and music and everything that day. The importance of holding on to the dream and making sure every corner of the childlike inspiration that creates your greatest aspirations had never been more important. Needless to say, being the way I am, Aaron and I became fast friends and have begun working on some other projects ourself together.
But now to important moment at hand. There’s a bully of sorts in Orlando who hides behind the “Dr. Phillips Charitable Organization”. They basically take money and build skyscrapers and get tax write-offs anywhere they can. They hate Aaron and the Rock-afire Warehouse because it’s the only piece of the block they don’t have, so as you can imagine they don’t stop at anything to try and get Rock-afire to move off their block. Well they won’t! That’s the good news. But Aaron wrote me the other day concerned about this shared wall on the top of the building. Dr. Phillips and Co, want it gone because it’s visible from I-4 and blocks their new skyscraper, but this wall has been part of this side of the skyline for a long time. He was trying to get as many people as they could to write in or call and protest the tearing down of the wall. In the video, he included that it was always a dream to paint the wall with the Rock-afire logo for all of Orlando to see as the drove across the I-4.
An idea hit me that maybe a way we could prevent the wall from being taken down by painting it, or at the very least, let my friend’s life-long dream of having the Rock-afire logo being printed on there happen. I immediately took to Twitter. I know I can rely on my friends and fans on Twitter when I really need something. So I sent out a call for someone to help who knew a graffiti artist in Orlando. My friend on the west coast @NorCalSavage immediately responded with a guy’s info named Dexos. Dexos couldn’t help me but he pointed me to a very talented young man named Sebastian. I told Aaron I’d purchase the paint if he would let this guy come down and paint the wall. (Originally I was going to be there with them but due to my crazy touring schedule I couldn’t make it down). But Sebastian came and began painting the wall.
And some more painting…
After it was all said and done, there it was, from I-4 you could see Fatz, Billy Bob and the logo. I know it was last minute and I know that they are still tearing this wall down. I want to thank everyone who helped, especially Sebastian, @NorCalSavage and Aaron for being such a dreamer. I’m including Aaron’s letter below which he has drafted for everyone, as well as his original video he sent out. If you have it in your heart to still call and let Ken here at D-Fip (The Dr. Phillips Organization), please do, let em know you want the wall to remain up. But most importantly, if you live in Orlando, Fl, go by right now and check this from the I-4!
The official post from Creative Engineering:
You may have noticed when you take a drive down I-4 that the skyline of
Orlando has changed dramatically and artistically, but for those who
haven’t seen this mural yet, you better look fast, because the City of
Orlando has given permission to the Dr. Phillips organization to tear
down the wall the mural is painted on even though the side of the wall
the mural is painted on is owned by Creative Engineering, Inc.
Back in the 80’s, Creative Engineering’s Aaron Fechter created what is
considered the world’s greatest animatronic rock group in this building
, and millions of children of the 80’s grew up with the Rock-afire, and
some of those kids such as CeeLo Green and Ryan Gosling and Adam Sandler
have paid tribute to the band in their current work. Even the country
music star known to his fans as Shooter Jennings proclaims the influence
these characters have had on him as a major musical influence, even though his
parents are Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter.
Upon hearing of the plight of this wall, which is being torn down
against Fechter’s wishes and without Fechter being allowed to argue
against its destruction, Shooter decided to make a long time dream of
Fechter come true and to pay tribute to the band that was born here and
had so much influence on his generation. Jennings spearheaded the
effort to paint this wall even if the mural would only stay up for a
day, which, it appears may be just about all the life this mural will be
It seems that nothing will save the wall, or the mural short of a
miracle, as Dr. Phillips is moving fast with the blessing of The City of
Orlando, so if you want to see it, you better drive downtown and look
east off of I-4 between Amelia and Anderson Street today.
BCR Los Angeles is proud to announce that it will release two digital singles in one day on June 3rd, 2014. Shooter Jennings has been hard at work on two EP’s to be released throughout 2014. One is a tribute to George Jones entitled “Don’t Wait Up (for George)” and the other is a tribute to 70’s electronic music pioneer and producer, Giorgio Moroder, which is titled “Countach (for Giorgio)”.
The two singles represent the first taste of both albums. The George single, “Don’t Wait Up (I’m Playin’ Possum)” is a Shooter Jennings original which he wrote for George’s next album, but unfortunately the greatest voice in country music passed away before cutting this final album. Moved by his friendship with Jones, Shooter decided to put out a heartfelt, yet experimental tribute in his honor. “Don’t Wait Up (for George)” the complete EP will be available worldwide in August on CD, 10″ White Vinyl and digital formats, including on our own digital distribution hub, . “Countach (for Giorgio)” will be available worldwide on CD, 10″ White Vinyl and all digital formats in November.
Our second BCR concert series, BCR Days at Slidebar continues with Reno hell raisers Hellbound Glory and Denver Broncos UK, the newest project from Munly J Munly (who you might recognize as ‘The Mortician’ in Shooter Jennings’ film ‘The Other Life) and Slim Cessna! AND IT’S FREE!
Come down April 12th, 2014, doors at 3pm on the back patio, all ages and fun for everybody! Free Vinyl Giveaways from BCR and more! 122 E Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA.