Jessi Colter Biography and Wiki
Jessi Colter is the stage name of Mirriam Johnson, an American country music artist who is best known for her collaboration with her husband, a country singer, and songwriter, Waylon Jennings. She is also known for her 1975 country-pop crossover hit “I’m Not Lisa” as well as other songs including I Belong to Him, Out of the Rain, The Phoenix Rises, I Ain’t the One and I’m Looking for Blue Eyes.
Johnson was born in Phoenix, Arizona and brought up in a home that adhered to the Pentecostal lifestyle. Everyone in her family appreciated her singing around the house as it lit up the mood. Besides, her melodious voice would knock anyone off their thoughts or whatever they were engaged in just to listen to her sing.
As a result, Colter developed a habit of singing and playing musical instruments from when she was very young. She became a pianist at age 11, where she played music in her church. Even during her teenage years, she took singing seriously and attended music classes.
Jessi Colter Age and Birthday
Colter is 76 years old as of 2019 as she was born on May 25, 1943, in Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America. She celebrates her birthday on May 25th every year and will be 77 years old on May 25th, 2020.
Jessi Colter Height and Weight
The country music singer is a woman of average stature. She stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 meters). He also weighs a massive 130 lbs (59 kg).
Jessi Colter Education
The musician enrolled in Mesa High School and graduated in 1961. Afterward, she took on singing at local clubs in Phoenix.
Jessi Colter Family
Jessi Colter Parents
Colter’s mother and father were a Pentecostal preacher and a race-car driver respectively. We are not aware of their names. Similarly, it is not known whether she has any siblings or not.
Jessi Colter and Waylon Jennings | Husband
She was married to her first husband, Duane Eddy. The couple tied their knot in 1961 and together they are blessed with a daughter named, Jennifer. However, they later divorced in 1968. Eddy was a guitarist.
Later on, she married Waylon Jennings. The couple has one son, Waylon Albright “Shooter” Jennings and they were together until 2002 when Jennings passed away.
Jessi Colter Children
Her first child is a daughter, with whom she shares with her ex-husband, Duane Eddy. She also has a son, Albright Shooter, with her late husband, Waylon. He was born on May 19, 1979.
Jessi Colter Facts and Body Measurements
Jessi Colter Career
Colter was one of the few female artists to emerge from the mid-1970s “outlaw country” movement. After she met Jennings, she pursued a career in country music, releasing her first studio LP in 1970, A Country Star Is Born. Five years later, Colter signed with Capitol Records, releasing her first solo single, “I’m Not Lisa,” topping the country charts and hitting the top five on the pop charts.
The country music singer signed on to Capitol Records in 1975. She released her first single on the label, “I’m Not Lisa.” The song was a breakout single by Colter; it reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Chart and peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Pop Chart, becoming a 1975 crossover hit.
In 1981, Colter and Waylon Jennings reunited to release a duet album called Leather and Lace. Colter wrote the first track on the record, “Storms Never Last,” and the second single,” The Wild Side of Life”/”It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels, “was also a big success on the Billboard Country Chart in 1981, peaking at No. 10.
Jessi Colter Songs
» Storms Never Last 1975
» I’m Not Lisa 1975
» What’s Happened to Blue Eyes 1975
» Maybe You Should’ve Been Listening 2012
» The Wild Side of Life· 1981
» Please Carry Me Home 2006
» You Hung the Moon 1976
» I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name 1976
» Why You Been Gone So Long 1970
» It’s Morning 1976
» You Mean to Say 1976
» Out of the Rain 2006
» You Never Can Tell 1981
» You Ain’t Never Been Loved 1975
» I’m Looking for Blue Eyes 1976
» I Ain’t the One 1981
» Good Hearted Woman 2010
» All My Life, I’ve Been Your Lady 1976
» Without You 1976
» You Took Me by Surprise 2006
» I Belong to Him 2012
» His Eye Is on the Sparrow 2006
» Who Walks Thru Your Memory 1975
» Oh Will 1976
» Wild Side of Life / It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels 2003
» Is There Any Way 1975
» I Hear a Song 1975
» Here I Am 1976
» Hold Back the Tears 2012
» My Cowboy’s Last Ride 2011
» If She’s Where You Like Livin’ 1970
» The Canyon 2006
Jessi Colter Storms Never Last
In 1981, Colter and her deceased husband, Waylon Jennings reunited to release a duet album called Leather and Lace. Colter wrote the first track on the record, “Storms Never Last” which became a major hit in the 1980s.
Storms Never Last is an inspirational song that motivates listeners to keep going on with their endeavors despite the challenges they face on the way. It is available for download and watching on several online media platforms including YouTube.
Jessi Colter Albums
» 1970: A Country Star is Born
» 1975: I’m Jessi Colter
» 1976: Jessi
» 1976: Diamond in the Rough
» 1977: Mirriam
» 1978: That’s the Way a Cowboy Rocks and Rolls
» 1981: Ridin’ Shotgun
» 1984: Rock and Roll Lullaby
» 1996: Jessi Colter Sings Just for Kids: Songs from Around the World
» 2006: Out of the Ashes
» 2017: The Psalms
» 1976: Wanted! The Outlaws
» 1981: Leather and Lace
» 1978: White Mansions
» 1995: The Jessi Colter Collection
» 2003: The Very Best of Jessi Colter: An Outlaw…a Lady
Country music singers’ salaries range from an average of $47,829 to $345,139 a year. However, these figures may vary substantially according to the level of seniority of the employee in question. At the moment, we do not have the exact salary figures of Colter but we’ll keep tabs and update once it is available.
Jessi Colter Net Worth
Colter has enjoyed a long career in the music industry spanning almost three decades. Through proceeds from her work as a country music artist, she has been able to accumulate a huge fortune. She is estimated to have a net worth of about $5 million.
Jessi Colter Awards and Achievements
Her legacy is from releasing hit country music. She is without a doubt, a fine musician as outlined in the following awards and accomplishments:
- Grammy Awards (3)
- Academy of Country Music Awards (2)
- Country Music Association Awards (2)
Frequently Asked Questions About Jessi Colter
Who is Jessi Colter?
Jessi is an accomplished country music artist who gained wide recognition for her hit track, I’m Not Lisa.
How old is Jessi Colter?
She is an American national born on 25th May 1943, in Phoenix, Arizona.
How tall is Jessi Colter?
Jessi stands at a height of 1.63 meters.
Is Jessi Colter married?
No, Jessi was married to Waylon Jennings up until 2002 when Waylon died. They got married in 1969 and together they shared a son, Waylon Albright “Shooter” Jennings.
How much is Jessi Colter worth?
Jessi has an approximate net worth of $5 million. This amount has been accrued from her leading roles in the entertainment industry.
How much does Jessi Colter make?
At the moment, we do not have the exact salary figures of Jessi but we’ll keep tabs and update once it is available.
Where does J. Colter live?
Because of security reasons, Jessi has not shared her precise location of residence. We will immediately update this information if we get the location and images of her house.
Is J. Colter dead or alive?
Jessi is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of her being sick or having any health-related issues.
Where is J. Colter now?
Jessi is and has been producing music since 1970. According to a country music singer-songwriter, Margo Price, Jessi is yet to release a new album which will be a follow-up to her last album released in 2017, The Psalms.
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