(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