Life with Waylon
Country singer/songwriter Jessi Coulter’s life with husband, Waylon Jennings, is explored in “An Outlaw and a Lady: A Memoir of Music, Life with Waylon, and Faith that Brought Me Home.”
The book covers Jessi’s musical career from singing in church to performing alongside Waylon, Willie, and Johnny Cash and becoming one of the most important females in country music history.
Jessi was the first woman ever to receive Album of the Year from the CMA and played a critical role in laying the groundwork for women in country music in the 70s as well as being an integral part of the “outlaw” country movement (Willie, Waylon, Johnny, Kris, etc.).
Along with Wanted: The Outlaws becoming the first ever platinum selling record in country music history, Jessi achieved success beyond the shadow of the big male-dominated Outlaw names with her own #1 and top 10 hits.
It’s public knowledge that Waylon struggled with heavy cocaine and alcohol addiction throughout his life. An Outlaw and a Lady tackles the tumultuous condition of their marriage at times, and how their faith and music weaved within that.