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Singer Jessi Colter Harkens Back To Her Religious Upbringing In New Memoir

By Steve Goldstein, Sarah Ventre
Published: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 4:22pm
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"An Outlaw and a Lady: A Memoir of Music, Life with Waylon, and the Faith that Brought Me Home" by Jessi Colter

Singer Jessi Colter was born and raised as Mirriam Johnson, growing up in the East Valley in a religious family, which included a mom who was a preacher.

That spiritual background continued to direct her life, even as she married one of the original “outlaws” of country music — Waylon Jennings.

Her singing career was primarily associated with Jennings, and her biggest hit, "I’m Not Lisa."

Colter hearkens back to her religious upbringing in a new memoir, "An Outlaw and a Lady" and her latest album, "Psalms." She is with me to talk about all of that.

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