Bad Boys Jamey Johnson and Shooter Jennings on CMT Crossroads

Posted by Webb on 03/10/2009

st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Jamey-Johnson-2009 Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} Known for their outlaw ways and tremendous songwriting, rocker Shooter Jennings and Jamey Johnson come together for the next CMT Crossroads. The show was taped before an invitation only audience in Nashville earlier this month and premieres Monday, March 23 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT on CMT.    The show will feature the duo collaborating on Johnson’s “High Cost of Living,” “Between Jennings and Jones” and his recent Grammy-nominated single, “In Color.” They also perform Jennings’ “God Bless Alabama” and a cover of his father, Waylon Jennings’ song, “Outlaw Bit.”   Last year, Shooter completed his father’s heritage by finishing several songs they had cut together at home when Shooter was 16. He and his band, the .357s, cut new tracks behind Waylon’s vocals, giving the songs a future-leaning rock sound that Shooter felt Waylon was striving for. Completing the album Waylon Forever was for Shooter, he said, a liberating process. It had closed a chapter of his father’s life and opened a new one of his one. On March 24, Shooter will release Bad Magick: The Best of Shooter Jennings and the .357s, which will feature 13 fan favorites from his last four albums and two tracks never before released on CD.   Jamey Johnson remains a restlessly creative maverick. Johnson is the co-writer of the CMA and ACM 2007 Song of the Year “Give It Away,” recorded by George Strait. Trace Adkins, George Jones and Joe Nichols have also recorded his songs. “Writing is not enough for me,” says this intense artist. “I did not come here to just be a writer. I live to play….I’m not here to take a stab at it. I am going to DO it   Previous episodes of CROSSROADS have included Lindsey Buckingham and Little Big Town; Bon Jovi and Sugarland; John Fogerty and Keith Urban; Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire; Joss Stone and LeAnn Rimes; Robert Plant and Alison Krauss; and Def Leppard and Taylor Swift. See what the Big Dog has to say about this, read Webb's Woof.