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    Jessi Colter

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1You Mean to Say lyrics
    Waylon Jennings feat. Jessi Colter
    2Suspicious Minds lyrics
    Waylon Jennings feat. Jessi Colter
    3That's The Way A Cowboy Rocks And Rolls lyrics
    4It's Morning lyrics
    5Never Got Over You lyrics
    I'm Not Lisa lyrics
    7Under Your Spell Again lyrics
    8You Mean to Say lyrics
    I Belong To Him lyrics
    10The Phoenix Rises lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Jessi Colter Sings Just for Kids: Songs from Aroun [1994]
    Diamonds in the Rough [1976]
    3Rock and Roll Lullaby [1984]
    4Jessi [1976]
    5Leather and Lace (w/ Waylon Jennings) [RCA Victor] [1981]
    6That's the Way the Cowboy Rocks and Rolls [1978]
    7Ridin' Shotgun [1981]
    8A Country Star Is Born [1970]
    9I'm Jessi Colter [1974]
    10Mirriam [1977]


    Jessi Colter was born with the name Mirriam Johnson on May 25,
    1943, in Phoenix. (She adopted the stage name Jessi Colter after
    her great-great-great uncle who was in Jesse James' notorious
    outlaw gang.) Her mother became Sister Helen, an ordained
    Pentecostal minister, and Colter became the church pianist at
    age 11. As a teen, her musical talent impressed rockabilly guitar
    star Duane Eddy, who produced her 1961 single "Lonesome Road."
    They married in 1963. He wrote and recorded an instrumental,
    "Mirriam", while she wrote some of his album tracks, as well as
    "No Sign of the Living" for Dottie West. In 1967, Eddy and Colter
    recorded a duet single, "Guitar on My Mind," but divorced the
    following year. She married Waylon Jennings on Oct. 26, 1969,
    at her mother's church.

    In 1975, Colter notched a sizable country and pop hit with the
    self-penned "I'm Not Lisa." That was followed a year later by the
    success of Wanted! The Outlaws, a collaboration with Jennings,
    Willie Nelson and Tompall Glaser and the first Nashville album to
    sell a million copies. Her best-known duets with Jennings are
    "Suspicious Minds" and her soothing composition "Storms Never

    Being a constant traveling companion with Waylon, she was
    usually a featured crowd favorite part of his concert shows. In
    the '90s, she began writing and performing children's music.
    She sang on Jennings' live album in 2000, two years before he
    died. She added a new version of "Storms Never Last" to a
    Jennings tribute album in 2003. That same year, Capitol
    Records released the retrospective The Very Best of Jessi
    Colter: An Outlaw ... A Lady. This year she releases her first
    album of new material in 20 years, Back from the Ashes,
    which has been produced by the musical genius, Don Was.

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