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.
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