Shooter’s Favorite Honky-Tonk Heroes (Not Named Waylon Jennings)

Shooter Jennings (Photo by Jimmy Fontaine)

If anyone has the pedigree to pick out a trio of favorite honky-tonkers, it’s Shooter Jennings, son of Jessi Colter and Waylon. As someone who has kept that outlaw country freak flag flying loud and proud, the younger Jennings was happy to share whose blend of hell raising and country twang really rings his bell who are not named Waylon.

Hank Williams, 2006 (Photo by Andrea Klein)

Hank Williams, Jr.

“He’s Bocephus, and I loved his songwriting in the ’70s. It’s some of my favorite stuff of all time for sure.

Leroy Virgil of Hellbound Glory

“He’s one of my friends, and one of my favorite songwriters that’s out there today. I think he’s the greatest songwriter of our generation for true honky-tonk country. He’s pretty snarky and smart too.”

Jerry Lee Lewis, 2009 (Photo by Silvio Tanaka)

Jerry Lee Lewis

“I love his country stuff and it’s about as honky-tonk as it gets.”

Check out LIW‘s full interview with Shooter Jennings.

Dave Gil de Rubio
In addition to being editor of Massapequa Observer and Hicksville News, Dave Gil de Rubio is a regular contributor to Long Island Weekly, specializing in music and sports features. He has won several awards for writing from Press Club of Long Island (PCLI).

Leave a Reply




Calendar of Events July 28 to August 14

Here is a select list of events happening in the Long Island Weekly coverage area. Wednesday, July 28 What the Ambassador Saw Dr. Thorin Tritter, the museum...

How To Achieve The Perfect At-Home Tan

Is there something keeping you from achieving the tan you want this summer? Perhaps it’s the pesky rainy weather, or too much time in...

Another Side of Laura Schaefer

The Nassau County Legislator will show off her singing chops with accompanist Bill Blais at Cassariano Italian Eatery, 348 East Jericho Turnpike, Mineola. Call...

Celebrating Home Health Aides Job Fair Set July 26

Visiting Nurse Service of New York Partners in Care is hosting an open house hiring event on Monday, July 26 from 9 a.m. to...

Osteria Morini Brings Regional Flavor To Long Island

First impressions go a long way. From the moment you pass through the threshold at one of the newer dining experiences at Roosevelt Field...

Get Updates Via Email

Enter your email to be updated with all the latest news and special announcements.