It was announced today that Average Joes Entertainment, in conjunction with Scatter Records, would be releasing the second edition of Waylon – The Music Inside: A Collaboration Dedicated to Waylon Jennings, Volume II. The album will be available for pre-sale purchased digitally on January 24, 2012 with a physical copy available at stores starting February 7, 2012.
The eleven track album is the second in a series (the first volume was released in 2011 via Big Machine Records and Scatter Records) of a three volume set that is dedictated to the late country music icon. The collection features country artists performing the hits that made Waylon Jennings a household name.
The line-up for the second volume includes Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams, Jr., Justin Moore, Montgomery Gentry, Jewel, Jack Ingram, Colt Ford, Pat Green, Josh Thompson, and Wyatt McCubbin.
“I feel like this project could very likely break another sound barrier,” says Jessi Colter. “Waylon was so original. For his songs to be sang by other people and to take me somewhere else is not an easy task.”
Recording for the three volume series started over three-and-a-half years ago, and has been a labor of love for Jennings’ widow Jessi Colter; son Shooter Jennings; and guitarist Reggie Young. They, along with producer Witt Stewart, have assembled a star-studded roster of artists to pay tribute to Jennings and highlight his undeniable musical and cultural influence.
Colter adds, “I’ve been pleasantly surprised of the fact that the people involved chose to make the songs their own. They add something to it and to me that’s what makes it interesting. They made it their own because they could never walk in Waylon’s tracks. They’d be stepping in holes.”
Tracklist for Waylon – The Music Inside, Volume II
1) Lonesome, On'ry and Mean - Dierks Bentley
2) Waymore’s Blues - Hank Williams Jr.
3) Good Ol' Boys - Montgomery Gentry
4) I Ain't Livin’ Long Like This - Justin Moore
5) Bob Wills Is Still The King – Jack Ingram
6) Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line – Colt Ford
7) Rainy Day Woman - Pat Green
8) Love of the Common People - Josh Thompson
9) Mama - Jessi Colter
10) Dreaming My Dreams With You – Jewel
11) A Long Time Ago – Wyatt McCubbin (BONUS TRACK)