Best Family Reunion: Jessi Colter With Shooter Jennings
"You're still hot!" hooted an enthusiastic audience member to Waylon's widow, Jessi Colter, as she took the stage to join her son Shooter's Riverfront set on Wednesday, accompanied by the legendary Waymore's Outlaws. In a custom purple Manuel suit for the occasion (adorned with 226 rhinestones and razor blade decals), Jennings welcomed his mamma to sing and play keys on a Mickey Newbury tune. "But I never get paid," she joked. Then Jennings left Colter to perform "Storms Never Last" alone with the Outlaws, which they rocked delicately and with bittersweet reverence. "What a wonderful life we had with Waylon," she said, flanked by her husband's backing band. "He's not with us, but he's very much alive." And based on the number of winged "W" shirts in the crowd, that certainly seemed to be the case.