Breaking the Myth: Waylon Jennings, premiering Saturday February 26, 9:00 p.m./Eastern on GAC, chronicles the making of The Music Inside, the recently released tribute album dedicated to Waylon Jennings. The album and TV special celebrates Waylon’s enduring musical and cultural legacy and chronicles his role in founding country music’s outlaw movement.
Album producer Witt Stewart first saw Jennings working as a DJ at a Lubbock, TX, radio station while on a school field trip. Decades later he’d gain the support of Jennings’ widow and son, Jessi Colter and Shooter Jennings, to create what would be a 3-CD series in tribute to the original outlaw. Viewers of Breaking the Myth: Waylon Jennings get special studio access to see artists including Kris Kristofferson, Hank Williams, Jr., Dierks Bentley, Alabama, John Hiatt, Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Pat Green, Patti Griffin and Sunny Sweeney working on their tracks for the project. These same stars – several of whom knew him well – talk about Waylon the man and the influence he had on them musically while acknowledging the doors he broke down for artists who would come after him. And Waylon the husband and father are lovingly remembered by Jessi and Shooter who share personal memories throughout the special.
Some of the classic Waylon songs lovingly remade include:
“Belle of the Ball” – Shooter Jennings
“New Wine” – Jessi Colter
“Love Is The Last Thing To Go” – Kris Kristofferson
“Lonesome, Ornery and Mean”- Dierks Bentley
“This Time” – Jamey Johnson
“I’m a Ramblin’ Man” – Randy Houser
“Are You Sure Hank Done It This A Way” – Alabama
“Rainy Day Woman” – Pat Green
“Just To Satisfy You” – John Hiatt
“Rose In Paradise” – Kris Kristofferson & Patti Griffin
“Dreaming My Dream” – Jewel
Breaking the Myth: Waylon Jennings will premiere Saturday, February 26 at 9:00 p.m./Eastern on GAC, with additional reairings initially scheduled for February 27 at 1:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 7:00p.m./Eastern.