When/Where: Wednesday, June 4th, Chevy Riverfront Stage
Who: The Nine Inch Nails-influenced prince of outlaw country who, true to his lineage, never quite adhered to the Music Row norm
Why You Can't Miss Him: As the son of Waylon, Shooter Jennings may come from a classic country pedigree, but his latest offerings – like 2013's The Other Life, which was way more Pink Floyd than honky-tonk – prove he's easily able to shuffle from reverence for the past to a quirky future. On Wednesday, he'll be backed by his dad's legendary band, Waymore's Outlaws, shooting back at critics who refuse to look beyond his history by showing just how wild those roots can grow. "Don't call me an outlaw," he sings on The Other Life track "The Gunslinger," to ambient, free-jazz horns. "I'm a motherfucking gunslinger."