What Is a Brief Biography of Shooter Jennings?


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Shooter Jennings is an American country rock singer and songwriter who was born on May 19, 1979. As of December 2015, he is married to actress Misty Brooke Swain and has two children from a previous relationship.

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Shooter Jennings, born Waylon Albright Jennings, is the son of country music icons Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter. He spent his early childhood traveling in his parents' tour bus surrounded by country legends including Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. Jennings' debut single, "4th of July," from his first album, "Put the 'O' Back in Country," was released by Universal South Records in 2005. The album reached number 22 on the Billboard country charts. He has since released five additional albums including "Electric Rodeo" (2006), "The Wolf" (2007), "Black Ribbons" (2009), "Family Man" (2012) and "The Other Life" (2013).

Jennings married actress Misty Brooke Swain on June 4, 2013, in Joshua Tree, California. He was previously engaged to "The Sopranos" actress Drea de Matteo. The pair never married, but they have a son, Waylon Albert, and a daughter, Alabama Gypsy Rose. Jennings hosts the "Shooter Jennings' Electric Rodeo" show on Sirius XM Outlaw Country channel, and he collaborates on "The Angry Grandpa" show on YouTube.

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