One of most anticipated albums this year is Goin’ Down Rockin’: The Last Recordings of Waylon Jennings. And with longtime friends and fans of the legendary country outlaw getting a preview of the album, the buzz is continuing to grow.
There was never an artist like Waylon Jennings. It’s such a joy to hear his honest voice, his integrity and his quintessential badassness on this new record. What a great thing for posterity that these recordings exist and were finished by Robby Turner with such care and honor. – Rosanne Cash
The pure beauty of Waylon’s voice – unlike any other I ever heard – has the powerful honesty and heart of the man himself. Like his outlaw companions Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, they broke the mold when they made him. I do believe ‘I Do Believe’ is the only one of these I’ve heard before, and I could listen to it forever. – Kris Kristofferson
The songs on the album were recorded shortly before Jennings death in 2002. Jennings wrote 11 of the 12 songs on the album and 11 of them have never been released before. The album was originally recorded with Robby Turner and a decade later, Turner painstakingly finished the tracks to the specifications of Jennings. Turner worked with musicians such as Reggie Young, Richie Albright, and Tony Joe White.
Goin’ Down Rockin’: The Last Recordings of Waylon Jennings will be available on September 11 through Saguaro Road Records.