On the home stretch to the Aug. 10 release of Shooter Jennings' Dave Cobb-produced studio album Shooter, the son of outlaw country icons Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter revealed another song that spells out his intentions to honor classic country music, "D.R.U.N.K."
Lyrically, it's different than the David Allan Coe song with the same title, but it's no less clever. In the spirit of Travis Tritt and fellow famous son and genre-defiant outlaw Hank Williams Jr., the Aaron Ratiere co-write is part honky-tonk, part country rock and all about having a good time after throwing back a fifth of your preferred poison.
Like prior singles "Fast Horses & Good Hideouts," "Rhinestone Eyes" and the rocking "Denim & Diamonds," the song's music video takes place on the set of a fake Hee Haw-style variety show titled Hey Shooter!
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So far, singles have teased a very country-sounding project for an artist who doesn't necessarily stay in the same Nashville-friendly lane. Past collaborators have ranged from George Jones to Brandi Carlile and Marilyn Manson for the 2016 album Countach (For Giorgio). In addition, he helped Cobb produce Carlile's standout 2018 album By the Way, I Forgive You.
Shooter's most country-sounding new release since 2014's Don't Wait Up (For George) EP will be issued by Elektra Records and Cobb's own Low Country Sound label. Cobb produced the new album at his own RCA Studio A.
It arrives during Shooter's Bound ta Git Down tour, which runs through mid-November and features scatted dates with the Turnpike Troubadours.
Bound Ta Git Down Tour Dates
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. Va. -- 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 Summerfest (with Turnpike Troubadours)
Sept. 2 - Beaver Dam, Ky. -- Beaver Dam Amphitheater (with Turnpike Troubadours)
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 (with Charley Crockett)
Sept. 14 -- Springfield, Mo. -- The Riff
Sept. 15 -- Lee's Summit, Mo, -- Legacy Park Amphitheater
Sept. 22 -- Tahlequah, Okla. -- Medicine Stone Festival (with Turnpike Troubadours)
Sept. 27 -- St Paul, Minn. -- Turf Club
Sept. 28 -- Wisconsin Dells, Wis. -- Kilbourn City Live
Sept. 29 -- Ferndale, Mich. -- Magic Bag
Sept. 30 -- Grand Rapids, Mich. -- Pyramid Scheme
Oct. 2 -- Fargo, N.D. -- The Aquarium
Oct. 4 -- Saskatoon, SK -- Broadway Theatre
Oct. 5 -- Cadillac, SK -- Cadillac Hall
Oct. 6 -- Edmonton, AB -- River Cree Casino (with Jessi Colter)
Oct. 13 -- Ashland, Ky. -- Ashland River Front
Oct. 18 --Houston, Texas -- Heights Theater
Oct. 20 -- Fort Worth, Texas -- KFWR Annual Ranch Bash
Nov. 6 -- Virginia Beach, Va. -- Shakas Live
Nov. 8 -- Brooklyn, N.Y. -- Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Nov. 9 -- Buffalo, N.Y. -- Rec Room
Nov. 10 -- Syracuse, N.Y. -- Lost Horizon
Nov. 11 -- Portland, Maine -- Port City Music Hall