Shooter Jennings and Dave Cobb Collaborate on New Song to Benefit Hurricane Harvey Relief
Acclaimed musician Shooter Jennings along with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb have collaborated on a new single "Do You Love Texas?" to benefit Hurricane Harvey relief. All profits from the single-which features special guest vocals from Ray Benson, Jason Boland, Kris Kristofferson, Kacey Musgraves, Whiskey Myers and Randy Rogers-will go to the Rebuild Texas Fund (https://www.rebuildtx.org/).
The song premiered yesterday via Entertainment Weekly and can now be streamed/shared HERE and purchased HERE (Low Country Sound/Elektra Records).
Additionally, in support of its ongoing collaboration with Cobb, the Ram Truck brand helped cover production costs so all proceeds from the single could go to charity.
Of recording the song, Jennings comments, "Dave and I are like little kids in the studio. When nobody else is around we say goofy kid things to each other. Some of our greatest collaborations came from ideas like that. Dave turned to me and said 'hey man, Texas loves you. We need to write a song for Texas.' I looked at Dave and sang 'do you love Texas?' And he said 'hell yeah!' And I sang 'so do I.' And the rest of it fell right into place. We had a great time crafting a song that playfully talks about why Texas is so much damn fun. Then tragedy fell on Houston, and Dave had the idea to use the song to help Texas. Dave's a genius, man."
Cobb adds, "It was a blast being back in the studio with my old buddy Shooter and getting back to the first record country feel, it's almost as if we picked right up where we left off. Texas was always great to us and it's the birthplace of many of our heroes. After we recorded the song 'Do You Love Texas,' and Harvey had done so much damage it just felt right to donate all proceeds to help any way we can, as they say 'T for Texas T for Tennessee.'"
About Shooter Jennings:
When you hear about the son of two country music legends, the product seems inevitable...but what you get from Shooter Jennings is a little bit of that and a whole lot of what you didn't realize you wanted. A musician, songwriter, producer and video game creator, Jennings has released eight studio albums, two live records and has produced and released various projects courtesy of his own record label Black Country Rock. Jennings' career hasn't ever stuck to one format and you can find him all over the map when it comes to where he is at in the game. His latest album, released in 2016, Countach (For Giorgio), came in at #7 on the U.S. Dance/ Electronic charts and was Jennings' ode to electronic music innovator and songwriter, Giorgio Moroder. The album features songs with various artists including Marilyn Manson, Brandi Carlile and Steve Young. With his 2005 debut solo record, Put The O Back In Country, Jennings enlisted Dave Cobb as producer (who remained producer on his first four solo records) and the album included southern rock tracks "4th Of July" and "Steady At The Wheel." The record debuted at #22 on the U.S. Country chart. Fast forward to 2010, and you'll find Jennings releasing Black Ribbons, a heavy, psychedeliccountry-rock concept album that included narration from Stephen King as the album's character Will O' The Wisp. At the time, the album was a left-turn for Jennings, but created a new path for fans of all genres and a cult following of the record. Black Ribbons was recently re-released on November 8, 2016 (Election Day) as an "Ultimate Edition." While some stay in the safe-place of their genres, Jennings continues to place himself where he wants to be and creates exactly what is right for the time.
About Dave Cobb:
Dave Cobb is one of the country's most in-demand and acclaimed producers. His 2017 projects include the two Chris Stapleton albums (From A Room Volume 1 & 2) as well as albums from Jason Isbell, Zac Brown Band, The Lone Bellow, Wheeler Walker Jr. Colter Wall, etc. Still to come, he has projects in the works with Anderson East, Brandi Carlile, Old Crow Medicine Show, John Prine, Oak Ridge Boys and Rival Sons. His previous work includes albums with Sturgill Simpson, Jamey Johnson, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Brent Cobb, Lori McKenna, Lindi Ortega, Shooter Jennings, Waylon Jennings, A Thousand Horses, Houndmouth, HoneyHoney and Lake Street Dive as well as his acclaimed compilation, Southern Family. In 2016, Cobb was recognized with two awards at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards-"Best Country Album" (Stapleton's Traveller) and "Best Americana Album" (Isbell's Something More Than Free). Additionally, he won the 2015 CMA Award for "Album of the Year" (Stapleton's Traveller) and the 2014 Americana Music Award for "Album of the Year" (Isbell's Southeastern) as well as Grammy nominations in 2011 and 2007 for "Best Country Album" (Johnson's The Guitar Song and That Lonesome Song). Moreover, since 2016, Dave has been the producer in residence at Nashville's historic RCA Studio A.
About Ram Truck Brand:
Since its launch as a stand-alone division in 2009, the Ram Truck brand has steadily emerged as an industry leader with America's longest-lasting line of pickups. Creating a distinct identity for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on core customers and the features they find valuable. Whether focusing on a family that uses a Ram 1500 day-in and day-out, a hard-working Ram 3500 Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its Ram ProMaster commercial van every day for deliveries, Ram has the truck market covered.