This article needs additional citations for verification . (October 2016) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
|Born||July 12, 1942|
Newnan, Georgia, U.S.
|Died||March 17, 2016 73) (aged|
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
|Genres|| Country rock |
|Labels|| A&M |
Steve Young (July 12, 1942 – March 17, 2016) was an American country music singer, songwriter and guitarist, known for his song "Seven Bridges Road" (on Rock Salt & Nails & Seven Bridges Road ). He was a pioneer of the country rock, Americana, and alternative country sounds, and also a vital force behind the "outlaw movement" that gave support to the careers of Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Jr. and more. Young was also featured in the 1975 Outlaw Country documentary Heartworn Highways . He was the subject of the song "The All Golden" by Van Dyke Parks. Young's first album, Rock Salt & Nails, on A&M, featured Gram Parsons, Gene Clark, and other musicians from the 1969 musical community in Southern California.
Born in Newnan, Georgia, he grew up in Gadsden, Alabama, and the state of Texas, moving from place to place as his family searched for work.By the time he had completed high school, Young was playing and writing songs that incorporated influences of folk, blues, country and gospel that he absorbed while travelling throughout the South. In the late 60s he worked with Van Dyke Parks and was member of the psychedelic country band Stone Country.
Young wrote many songs, including "Lonesome, On'ry and Mean" (covered by Waylon Jennings) and "Montgomery In the Rain" (covered by Hank Williams, Jr.).
During the late 1970s, Young became a Buddhist and a vegetarian.
His best-known composition is "Seven Bridges Road", which became a hit for Eagles when they included a cover of it on their live album in 1980. Earlier covers of the song were done by Joan Baez, Mother Earth & Tracy Nelson, Iain Matthews, Dolly Parton, and Rita Coolidge.
In 1984, Young charted the single "It's Not Supposed to Be That Way" on RCA Records. It peaked at No. 84 on Hot Country Songs. In 1989, Young did a mini tour in the Northwest with singer/songwriter Tim Otto, performing in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington. In 1991, Otto took the cover shot for Steve Young's Solo/Live CD on Watermelon Records. Townes Van Zandt wrote the liner notes. The 1996 concert recording by Van Dyke Parks entitled Moonlighting: Live at the Ash Grove (released in 1998) was headlined by Young, although he did not appear on the recordings.
In 1993, Young played a show in Lichtenvoorde, The Netherlands, together with David Olney. This show then was recorded by SCR Productions. Olney's track were released on his Live in Holland album in 1994. In 2019, an album of Young's tracks was released, also titled Live in Holland. David Olney took care of the liner notes, and performed on a few tracks on harmonica.
Steve Young had been in declining health since suffering a head injury sustained in a fall in October 2015. He died after a brief stay in a Nashville, Tennessee hospice, on March 17, 2016. He was 73.
|1968||Stone Country (with Stone Country)||RCA Victor|
|1969||Rock Salt & Nails||A&M|
|1972||Seven Bridges Road||Reprise|
|1975||Honky Tonk Man||Mountain Railroad|
|1976||Renegade Picker||RCA Victor||48|
|1978||No Place to Fall||RCA|
|1981||To Satisfy You||Mill|
|1981||Seven Bridges Road(1)||Rounder|
|1984||Old Memories||Country Roads|
|1986||Look Homeward Angel||Mill|
|1990||Long Time Rider||VooDoo|
|1993||Switchblades of Love||Watermelon|
|1994||Lonesome, On'ry & Mean 1968-1978||Raven|
|2005||Songlines Revisited Volume One||Starry Pyramid|
|2007||Stories Round the Horseshoe Bend||Starry Pyramid|
|2019||Live in Holland 1993||Strictly Country Records|
| (1) Differs from 1972 release in that one new track was added and all other tracks were remixed. |-
Waylon Arnold Jennings was an American singer, songwriter, and musician.
David Allan Coe is an American singer and songwriter. His biggest hits were "Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile", "The Ride", "You Never Even Called Me by My Name", "She Used to Love Me a Lot", and "Longhaired Redneck". His most popular songs are the number-one hits "Would You Lay With Me " and "Take This Job and Shove It". The latter inspired the movie of the same name. He is the father of Tyler Mahan Coe, who created the country music podcast Cocaine & Rhinestones. He has a daughter, Shelli Coe Mackie, and is father-in-law to the late Michael Mackie, formerly of Texas band Thunderosa.
Outlaw country is a subgenre of American country music, most popular during the 1970s and early 1980s, sometimes referred to as the outlaw movement or simply outlaw music. The music has its roots in earlier subgenres like honky tonk and rockabilly and is characterized by a blend of rock and folk rhythms, country instrumentation and introspective lyrics. The movement began as a reaction to the slick production and popular structures of the Nashville sound developed by record producers like Chet Atkins.
Milton Sims "Mickey" Newbury Jr. was an American songwriter, recording artist, and a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Waylon Albright Jennings, known professionally as Shooter Jennings, is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. The only son of country music singers Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, he has been active since 1996, releasing seven albums and numerous EPs. He also has made some appearances and cameos in films. Jennings is active mainly in outlaw country and Southern rock genres. There are two different accounts regarding how he got his nickname "Shooter". His mother cited her, and husband Waylon Jennings', love of western culture and cowboy art for inspiring the gun-derived moniker. But his father said he came up with the name when, moments after the newborn emerged from his mother's womb, the boy sprayed a nurse before anyone could put on his first diaper. “I love my mom,” says Jennings, “but I like Dad’s version better. And I believe it’s true. He didn’t make [stuff] like that up."
Good Hearted Woman is an album by American country music artist Waylon Jennings, released in 1972 on RCA Records.
Lonesome, On'ry and Mean is an album by American country music artist Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Victor in 1973. It was, after Good Hearted Woman and Ladies Love Outlaws, the third in a series of albums which were to establish Jennings as one of the most prominent representatives of the outlaw country movement. Famous photographer Mick Rock shot the album's cover.
Honky Tonk Heroes is an album by American country music artist Waylon Jennings, released in 1973 on RCA Victor. With the exception of "We Had It All", all of the songs on the album were written or co-written by Billy Joe Shaver. The album is considered an important piece in the development of the outlaw subgenre in country music as it helped revive the honky tonk music of Nashville by injecting a rock and roll attitude.
This Time is an album by American country music artist Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Victor in 1974, at the peak of the outlaw country movement. It was produced by Jennings and Willie Nelson.
Dreaming My Dreams is the twenty-second studio album by American country music artist Waylon Jennings. The album was co-produced with Jack Clement and recorded at Glaser Sound Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, between February and July 1974.
Wanted! The Outlaws is a compilation album by Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter, and Tompall Glaser, released by RCA Records in 1976. The album consists entirely of previously released material. Released to capitalize on the new outlaw country movement, Wanted! The Outlaws earned its place in music history by becoming the first country album to be platinum-certified, reaching sales of one million.
WWII is a duet album by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, released on RCA Victor in 1982.
Are You Ready for the Country is an album by American country music artist Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Victor in 1976.
Waylon Live is a live album by Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Victor in 1976.
I've Always Been Crazy is an album by American country music artist Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Victor in 1978.
Black on Black is an album by American country music artist Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Victor in 1982.
Will the Wolf Survive is an album by American country music artist Waylon Jennings. It was released in 1986 as his debut for MCA Records.
Hangin' Tough is an album by American country music artist Waylon Jennings, released on MCA Records in 1987.
Ol' Waylon Sings Ol' Hank is an album by American country music artist Waylon Jennings, released independently on WJ Records, the singer's own label, in 1992.
"Good Hearted Woman" is a song written by American country music singers Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. In 1969, Jennings and Nelson were staying in a motel in Fort Worth, Texas. Jennings was inspired to write the song after reading an advertisement that promoted Ike and Tina Turner. Jennings joined Nelson during a poker game and told him about the idea. The singers completed the song while Nelson's wife, Connie Koepke, wrote it down.