Jessi Colter Today, Bio, Age, Husband, Ex-husband, Albums, Songs

Country Music artist, Jessi Colter

Jessi Colter Biography

Jessi Colter is the stage name of Mirriam Johnson who is an American country music artist. She is best known for her collaboration with her husband, a country singer and songwriter Waylon Jennings. Jessi released a popular hit, “I’m Not Lisa” in 1975.

Colter was amiong the few female artists to emerge from the mid-1970s “outlaw country” movement. After she met her husband, Jennings she pursued a career in country music. She released her first studio LP in 1970, A Country Star Is Born. However, Colter signed with Capitol Records and released her first solo single, “I’m Not Lisa”, five years later. The single topped the country charts and reached the top five on the pop charts. In 1976 she was featured on the collaboration LP Wanted: The Outlaws, which became an RIAA-certified Platinum album.

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Jessi Colter Age

Colter was born in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. on May 25, 1943,  She is 80 years old as of 2022.

Jessi Colter Education

Details about her education remain her close guarded secret. This information will however be updated as soon as it is available.

Jessi Colter family

Colter’s mother was a Pentecostal preacher and her father was a race-car driver. At age 11, developed interest in piano and became the pianist at her mother’s church.

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Jessi Colter Husband

In 1961 Colter got married to her first husband was guitarist Duane Eddy but they later divorced in 1968. Their marriage was blessed with a daughter, Jennifer. In 1969, she married Waylon Jennings. Colter and Jennings have one son, Waylon Albright “Shooter” Jennings (born May 19, 1979). However, The couple Jennings died in 2002.

Jessi Colter Children

Jessi Colter with her son, Shooter Jenning

Colter has two children, a daughter from her first marriage, Jennifer and a son from her second marriage, Waylon Albright.

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Jessi Colter Height

The country music artist has a height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 meters). 

Jessi Colter Career

Colter began her music career by singing in local clubs in Phoenix. After marrying guitarist Duane Eddy in 1961 she released two singles that were issued on the Jamie label, “Lonesome Road” and a second single that failed to even get regional airplay. for the two singles she used her real name Mirriam Johnson.

After the two failed to top in the chart Johnson did not record for nearly a decade. However, she accompanied Eddy until their divorce in 1968. The following year, she met country artist Waylon Jennings who helped her secure a recording contract with RCA Victor.

In 1970 Colter resumed her recording career. She sang as duet with Waylon Jenning on two top 40 country chart hits. Additionally, she played Keyboard on March 25, 1970 for her husband during his appearance on The Johnny Cash Show. She released her first album, A Country Star is Born, on RCA, with Jennings and Chet Atkins co-producing. However, did not make an impact on the country music market.

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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

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Jessi Colter Albums

Studio 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

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Collaboration albums

1976: Wanted! The Outlaws (with Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Tompall Glaser)
1981: Leather and Lace (with Waylon Jennings)
1978: White Mansions (with Waylon Jennings, John Dillon, Steve Cash and Eric Clapton)

Compilation albums

1995: The Jessi Colter Collection
2003: The Very Best of Jessi Colter: An Outlaw…a Lady

Jessi Colter Net Worth

Her net worth is estimated to be around 5 million dollars.

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