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Jessi Colter was born Mirriam Johnson on May 25, 1943. Although best known as the wife of Waylon Jennings and the mother of Shooter Jennings, she is an American country music singer and composer in her own right. May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ... Waylon Jennings (June 15, 1937 – February 13, 2002) was a respected and influential American country music singer and guitarist, born in Littlefield, Texas. ... Country music, formerly called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, spirituals, and the blues. ... LeAnn Rimes singing in concert For other senses of this word, see singer (disambiguation). ... A composer is a person who writes music. ...

After a brief marriage to Duane Eddy ended, she married Jennings in 1969. Songs she wrote and sang include "I'm Not Lisa," "Storms Never Last," and "What's Happened To Blue Eyes" (aka "I'm Looking For Blue Eyes"). She also sang duets with Jennings (including a cover of Elvis Presley's hit "Suspicious Minds") and accompanied him on concert tours. Since Jennings' death in 2002 she has toured with their son Shooter. Duane Eddy (born April 26, 1938) is an American guitarist best know for his Twangy guitar style. ... Elvis Presley Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known as The King of Rock and Roll or The King, was an American singer and actor. ...

External links

  • CMT.com: Jessi Colter

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Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame - Archives (683 words)
Colter returned to Phoenix and it was there that she met Waylon Jennings who was so taken by her voice that he invited her to record a duet with him.
In 2003, Jessi showcased her legacy with the release of An Outlaw…A Lady: The Very Best of Jessi Colter for those of us who were part of the magic as it happened and for the new generation to come.
Jessi’s overdue recognition in the form of her CD retrospective, her re-emergence as a recording and concert artist bodes well for the future of popular music when it can surely use someone of her vision, originality and accomplishment.
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