Jessi Colter Penning Memoir About Life With Waylon Jennings
Singer-songwriter and wife of the late Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter will release a memoir in 2017.
Titled An Outlaw and a Lady: A Memoir of Music, Life With Waylon, and the Faith That Brought Me Home, Colter's autobiography is due out on April 11, 2017, through Thomas Nelson. The artist worked with David Ritz to pen the project.
An Outlaw and a Lady will share Colter's life story, from her time performing in church as a child to her work with her first husband, Duane Eddy; her role in the outlaw country movement of the 1970s; and her marriage to Jennings.
"Together, they made their home in Nashville, which in the 1970s was ground zero for roots music ...," explains the synopsis of An Outlaw and a Lady on Amazon. "And Jessi was at the center of it all."
Colter's memoir will also explore how, although she drifted away from the church for a time, her faith helped her during her marriage to Jennings. The synopsis calls An Outlaw and a Lady "a powerful story of American music, of love in the midst of heartache, and of faith that sustains."
Colter and Jennings were married from October of 1969 until Jennings' death in February of 2002. Together, they had a son, Shooter Jennings. Colter is now 73, living in Arizona and working on new music.