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Shooter Jennings

Shooter Jennings

Shooter Jennings has the unusual opportunity of playing his own father in WALK THE LINE, making his big screen debut as an actor. Shooter is himself a shooting star on the rise. He's played sold-out shows at the Viper Room and the Roxy. He's subbed twice for Axl Rose onstage with Guns N' Roses. His duet with Hank Williams Jr. was a highlight of CMT's Outlaws Special in the fall of 2004. And he recently released his debut album, Put The O Back In Country - filled with spit and spirit and Southern soul.

He was born Waylon Albright Jennings, the only child of Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter - and spent his first few years in a crib on his parents' tour bus. By age five, Shooter was playing the drums and then learned piano. At age 14, he picked up a guitar and hasn't put it down since. At 16, he discovered rock and roll. Shooter left for Los Angeles a couple years later where he formed the rock band Stargunn. But after a number of years of tearing up night clubs, he realized something wasn't right. He dissolved the band and went back to his roots. Shooter found some musicians who could connect to his true, new sound, dubbed them the 357s, and locked himself in a studio with them. Six weeks later they emerged with Put the O Back in Country.

He also recently wrote and recorded with his mother the song Please Carry Me Home for the anthology Music Inspired by The Passion of The Christ.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Shooter Jennings Facts

OccupationMusician, Actor

Selected Filmography

Not available.