Shooter Jennings, son of Waylon Jennings, has signed to 429 Records. The first fruit of the partnership will be the re-release of the original version of Jennings' controversial, 20-track rock opera 'Black Ribbons,' plus a new 10-track "bullet version" due out on Feb. 8.
The original 'Black Ribbons,' a concept album, was released last July. Famed author Stephen King assisted with the album's narrative, which took aim at our technology obsessed society.
In the meantime, Jennings will continue to work on a new album that 429 will release later this year. Jennings' band the .357s have been renamed and are now christened Hierophant for this outing, and they will spend much of 2011 on the road, too. However, Jennings will probably stick close to home this spring, as that is when he and his fiancée, actress Drea de Matteo of 'The Sopranos,' expect the birth of their second child. They already have a 3-year-old daughter, Alabama.
If you need more Jennings in your life, you can also listen to his weekly two-hour radio show, 'Shooter Jennings' Electric Rodeo,' which airs on Sirius/XM's Outlaw Country channel from 6-8AM ET on Saturdays. The program rebroadcasts on Sunday nights at 10PM ET.