Shooter Jennings releases another new song from "Over A Cocaine Rainbow" LP

Article Contributed by Big Hassle Media | Published on Wednesday, December 15, 2021

2x GRAMMY® Award-winner Shooter Jennings has announced the digital premiere of yet another previously unheard new track. "Gene's Song" is available now at all DSPs and streaming services and follows the American Songwriter premiere earlier today.


Jennings wrote about the song:

"I’m 2016 I wrote and recorded a series of songs for an album I called “Over A Cocaine Rainbow”. Like 'Leave Those Memories Alone,' which we released last month, many of these songs were tributes to people who touched my life in special ways. While the full album may never see the light of day, I felt it would be a disservice not to release the songs that paid tribute to my friends through my life. 'Gene’s Song' is one of my favorites from the sessions.

"Gene Sizemore taught Art at the University School of Nashville, where I attended for my last two years of high school. Right off the bat, I loved Gene, but unbeknownst to me, we would forge a deep friendship that carried all the way until his death. When I came back to Nashville, I would visit Gene at the art supply store that he founded and ran. We would sit back and listen to music and talk about the world and catch up.

"He provided a foundation and mentorship to some degree that really helped me in hindsight, especially after losing my dad as a young man. He was a great man, a funny man, and a blues man. He loved music, art, and life and always brought a smile to my face.

"Before he died, Gene drew pictures for the folks that he had special relationships with. One day I received one of these drawings: a pistol with 'Gene' written below it. It touched me beyond words and inspired me to paint my own picture of him after he passed away.

"I hope you enjoy the song. It really is a tribute to Gene Sizemore’s profound impact on my life and a celebration of his life and legacy.

"Here’s to you, Gene!"

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"Gene's Song" follows the release last month of “Leave Those Memories Alone.”

"In 2017, we went in and recorded an entirely new album called 'Over A Cocaine Rainbow,'" says Jennings. "Once the album was done, at the time, I felt it was too dark and experimental and wasn't the right album to be released. Many of the songs from the album are tributes to friends who have passed on. The first song I wrote for the album was taken from a title that the late great Colonel Jon Hensley had given me, 'Leave Those Memories Alone.' After Jon passed away, I decided to write the song and make it a tribute to him. This will be the first in a series of releases from 'Over A Cocaine Rainbow.' I'm very happy this song is finally seeing the light of day and am very proud of this whole album. I hope you enjoy it and stay tuned for more..."
Recorded between 2016-2018 for a still-unreleased album to be titled Over A Cocaine Rainbow, the soulful “Leave Those Memories Alone” continues a typically busy year for Jennings, including the release of two new albums produced by the multi-talented artist/musician/producer. Brandi Carlile’s In These Silent Days (Low Country Sound/Elektra Records) is available everywhere now; Jason Boland & The Stragglers’ The Light Saw Me (Thirty Tigers/Proud Souls Entertainment) follows on Friday, December 3. A diverse variety of additional productions will follow later this year and into 2022.
In addition, Jennings recently shared his “From Here to Eternity (Goof The Floof Remix),” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Written by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte, the original version of “From Here To Eternity” was among the highlights of Jennings’ historic 2016 album, Countach (For Giorgio), an extraordinarily heartfelt tribute to the legendary Moroder that reached #7 on Billboard’s “Top Dance/Electronic Albums” chart upon its initial release – a rare achievement placing Jennings alongside Diplo and Miley Cyrus as one of very few artists to achieve top 10 success on both the “Top Dance/Electronic Albums” and “Top Country Albums” charts.
Named “Hot New Producer” in Rolling Stone‘s 2020 “Hot List” issue, Shooter Jennings’ growing production discography has seen him earning a wide range of media attention, with the influential Saving Country Music writing, “Sitting in the producer chair and leaning over a mixing board, Shooter has found a renewed passion and enthusiasm for music, and is using it not just for the famous who have the opportunity to be considered for GRAMMY® Awards, but for some of the most important unheralded voices in country and Americana…Being a producer now feels like the primary focus or at least an equal effort for the second-generation performer. And most importantly, that’s where Shooter’s passion is.”
For nearly two decades, Shooter Jennings has defied expectations while constantly expanding the parameters of country, rock ‘n’ roll, and beyond. The scion of American music royalty, he has affirmed his own place in histories still to come as a truly limitless artist whose ambitious experimentation spans myriad genres and creative platforms, from releasing eight solo LPs, countless EPs, and founding his own label and multimedia outlet, Black Country Rock, to hosting his “Shooter Jennings’ Electric Rodeo” on Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country channel, and the creation of acclaimed BBS Door games (available via his own
Jennings honed his production skills helming sessions from such iconic artists as Jamey Johnson, Wanda Jackson, Billy Ray Cyrus, and his mom, Jessi Colter. 2018 saw him team up with longtime collaborator, 6x GRAMMY® Award-winner Dave Cobb, to co-produce Brandi Carlile’s critically hailed By The Way, I Forgive You. The album proved a landmark release, earning worldwide accolades and the 2019 GRAMMY® Award for “Best Americana Album.” In 2020, Tanya Tucker’s While I’m Livin’ – co-produced by Jennings and Carlile – garnered the country music legend her first-ever GRAMMY® Awards for “Best Country Album” and “Best Country Song.”