Shooter Jennings Announces New Album, ‘Shooter,’ With Nostalgic New Music Video
If you grew up in the '70s or '80s, chances are that Shooter Jennings' music video for his latest track, "Fast Horses & Good Hideouts," will take you for a walk down memory lane. The video pays homage to the classic variety show Hee Haw, which featured rural news and stories set to a backdrop of country music. In keeping with the throwback theme, the video also ends with a near-verbatim tribute to the mail-order "Freedom Rock" compilation commercials that originally aired in 1987.
The music video leads us through a slapstick-heavy run of jokes and skits meticulously styled after the Hee Haw oeuvre, featuring a collection of special guests that include Elle King, Jerry Cantrell, and Jenny Johnson as well as former child actor Danny Cooksey and comedian Jenny Johnson. "Hey Shooter, I heard you quit drinking for good!" Cooksey says in one such joke, popping up alongside Jennings against the backdrop of a corn field, as Jennings brandishes a beer can. "That's right, now I only drink for evil," Jennings yuks back.
But wait, there's more: Jennings also announced a new self-titled studio album in the works, which will include "Fast Horses & Good Hideouts" along with eight other tracks. Jennings' discography to date is comprised of seven studio albums which fall mainly in the realm of outlaw country and Southern rock; although the singer has also dabbled in other genres -- his most recent release, Countach (for Giorgio), is an electronica album -- he plans to return to his roots on Shooter.
"I was looking at country music looking at my place in it and I had a different perspective after doing Countach," Jennings explains in an interview with Rolling Stone Country. "Nobody is cutting a honky-tonk Hank Williams Jr. record right now. That is still missing from country, and that's what I and a lot of people want to hear. Everything is so politically divisive, and everybody wants a break from that s--t, and it's that down-home attitude that this music was born out of.
Jennings is also planning to hit the road in support of the new album, including a handful of stops with the Turnpike Troubadours, Jessi Colter and others. See below for the album's complete track list as well as tour dates. Shooter will be released on Aug. 10, but fans can pre-order it now.
Shooter Jennings, Shooter Track List:
1. "Bound Ta Git Down"
2. "Do You Love Texas?"
3. "Living in a Minor Key"
5. "Shades & Hues"
6. "I'm Wild & My Woman Is Crazy"
7. "Fast Horses & Good Hideouts"
8. "Rhinestone Eyes"
9. "Denim & Diamonds"
Shooter Jennings 2018 Tour Dates:
May 18 -- Ben Wheeler, Texas @ Moore's Store
May 19 -- Rockwall, Texas @Rockwall Founders Day
June 2 -- Brighton, Colo. @ Summerfest
June 8 -- Austin, Texas @ Republic of Texas Biker Rally
June 15 -- Wappapello, Mo. @ The Camp at Lake Wappapello
June 16 -- Kansas City, Kan. @ Tumbleweed
June 21 -- Belton, Texas @ Schoepf's Backyard
June 22 -- Splendora, Texas @ Coals Smokehouse
June 23 -- Pilot Point, Texas @ Western Son Distillery
June 24 -- Dallas, Texas @ Taste of Dallas @ Gas Monkey Live!
June 27 -- Bonita Springs, Fla. @ Southwest Florida Event Center
June 28 -- Tampa, Fla. @ The Attic
June 29 -- Tallahassee, Fla. @ Fifth and Thomas
June 30 -- Blairsville, Ga. @ Grandaddy Mimm's Distillery*
July 4 -- Wayne, Neb. @ The Beaumont
July 5 -- Lincoln, Neb. @ The Royal Grove
July 6 -- Tulsa, Okla. @ The Shrine
July 7 -- Amarillo, Texas @ Will Rogers Riders Rodeo
July 12 -- Milwaukee, Wis. @ Shank Hall
July 13 -- La Crosse, Wis. @ Cavalier Theater
July 14 -- Mankato, Minn. @ Better Stone Amphitheater +
July 27 -- Houston, Texas @ Lawn at White Oak Music Hall +
Aug. 2 -- Sacramento, Calif. @ Sofia Tsakopoulos Center
Aug. 4 -- Santa Cruz, Calif. @ Moe's Alley
Aug. 8 -- Solana Beach, Calif. @ Belly Up Tavern
Aug. 10 -- Pioneertown, Calif. @ Pappy & Harriet's
Aug. 11 -- Hollywood, Calif. @ Troubadour
Aug. 22 -- Washington, D.C. @ City Winery
Aug. 23 -- Milton, W.V. @ Milton Performing Arts Center
Aug. 24 -- Winston-Salem, N.C. @ The Ramkat
Aug. 25 -- Black Mountain, N.C. @ Jam in the Trees
Aug. 31 -- Columbia, Mo. @ 9th Street Summer fest +
Sept. 2 -- Beaver Dam, Ky. @ Beaver Dam Amphitheater +
Sept. 6 -- Lexington, Ky. @ The Burl
Sept. 7 -- Bristol, Tenn. @ Maddie & Hall
Sept. 8 -- Atlanta, Ga. @ Harley Davidson of ATL
Sept. 9 -- Columbia, S.C. @ The Senate
Sept. 12 -- Fayetteville, Ark. @ George's Majestic Lounge
Sept. 13 -- Indianapolis, Ind. @ HiFi ^
Sept. 14 -- Springfield, Mo. @ The Riff
Sept. 15 -- Lee's Summit, Mo. @ Legacy Park Amphitheater
Sept. 22 -- Tahlequah, Okla. @ Medicine Stone Festival +
Sept. 27 -- St. Paul, Minn. @ Turf Club
Sept. 28 -- Wisconsin Dells, Wis. @ Kilbourn City Live
Sept. 29 -- Ferndale, Mich. @ The Magic Bag
Sept. 30 -- Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Pyramid Scheme
Oct. 4 -- Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada @ Broadway Theatre
Oct. 5 -- Cadillac, Saskatchewan, Canada @ Cadillac Hall
Oct. 6 -- Edmonton, Alberta, Canada @ River Cree Casino ++
Oct. 13 -- Ashland, Ky. @ Ashland River Front
Oct. 20 -- Fort Worth, Texas @ KFWR Annual Ranch Bash
Nov. 8 -- Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Nov. 11 -- Portland, Me. @ Port City Music Hall
* with Waymore's Outlaws
+ with Turnpike Troubadours
++ with Jessi Colter
^ with Charley Crockett
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