Wild and Lonesome

Album: The Other Life (2013)
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Songfacts®:

  • Shooter Jennings told The Boot that he wrote this song in about an hour. "It just came out. I was able to feel and relate to it," he said. "When I was writing it, I just followed the words wild and lonesome, and it just kinda came out. I was writing how I felt at the time."
  • Patti Griffin accompanies Shooter on the song. "We went in the studio and I wanted a female voice on it, I thought that would be nice," he told The Boot. "I remembered Patty doing 'Rose in Paradise' with Kris [Kristofferson] on the Waylon tribute so I reached out to her and she said yes. I am honored to have her on it."

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