Monday, November 30, 2009


Ever heard Dierks Bentley sing a Waylon Jennings song live in concert? I have, and I can tell you D's voice fits perfectly into the Waylon groove. So much so that he's recorded a song for a tribute album. He usually covers Ain't Livin' Long Like This, but decided on Lonesome, Or'nry and Mean for the tribute song.

Dierks Bentley Joins Friends on Waylon Jennings Tribute Album

A few good ole boys and girls are coming together to record a tribute album to the late
Waylon Jennings. Jessi Colter, Waylon's widow, says she's already heard some of the tracks and promises, "It's going to be an incredible album. It's a very organic, heartfelt tribute, unlike any other tribute album."Among the artists who've contributed is Dierks Bentley.

Jessi raves about Dierks' take on 'Lonesome, Or'nry and Mean,' saying, "He did a real gravely voice version that is to die for. I called him and said 'Dierks, you just really broke my heart singing this song.'"

Jessi and Dierks, who are both from Arizona, have also struck up a friendship. She recently participated in Dierks' Miles for Kids motorcycle ride in Phoenix.

Read the rest of the story here.

Here's Dierks and Josh Thompson singing 'Lonesome, Or'nry and Mean:


  1. That is a great video! Wish it was longer. Thanks for posting it, love to see Dierks on the stage.


  2. 'Lonesome, Or'nry and Mean' is one of my all time favorite covers he does! Can't wait to hear this!!

  3. Awesome! I love Waylon Jennings!