Singer/songwriter Shooter Jennings
lead single "Walk of Life" off his introspective third studio album - The Wolf
, originally made famous by Dire Straits
, was chosen as the first single for its lyrical content and to help familiarize audiences with the sound of this third disc.
"I've loved this song since I was a kid, but when I actually read the lyrics, I was fascinated by the line 'he do the song about the sweet lovin' woman, he do the song about the knife,' because it's a struggle that I can relate to as a musician," explains Jennings. "Hopefully this song will make people let their guards down, and it will open the door to the rest of the album. Then the more personal songs I wrote will speak for themselves."
Jennings wrote nine of the 13 tracks for The Wolf
showcasing his extraordinary songwriting skills while giving fans a revealing look at the singer's personal struggles and triumphs. Other standout tracks on The Wolf
, which was produced by Dave Cobb, include the autobiographical country blues tinged title cut, as well as "Slow Train" featuring guest vocals by iconic country music group The Oak Ridge Boys
and the tribute to best friends everywhere, "Old Friend."
"Dave and I were able to live out some of our musical fantasies with this album, which includes horn sections, and some of the Grand Ole Opry background singers," added Jennings "It's a country album that shows my influences from guys like Hank Jr.
and my dad
, and a lot of the country from the 70's and 80's. We also got a cool drum sound for the whole record that almost has a disco sound to it, as strange as that may sound. I think my fans are really going to dig it."
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