NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 17, 2023) --Country singer-songwriter Whey Jennings will release a pair of new holiday inspired songs, the first being a remake of Leonard Cohen’s Gospel Rocker, “Hallelujah” on Friday, November 17 by way of Dirt Rock Empire. Delivering what is sure to be called his own stamp on the hit song, one can easily sense and hear Jennings own personal praise and giving of thanks to God for his newfound life of sobriety.
“Hallelujah is a song that saved my life and it continues to save my life everyday,” Jennings said. “It has not only brought me closer to God, but it has also allowed me to bring others closer to God. I perform this song night after night at my shows. Hallelujah and Praise the Lord!”
Jennings will also roll out his version of the iconic Gospel standard “Amazing Grace” just after the new year, which is due out on January 12 by Dirt Rock Empire. Both songs were recorded and produced in Nashville by Music Producer and composer Gary Carterat GC Music Studio Tennessee.
Jennings recently released his critically acclaimed third EP in September, Just Before The Dawn, also by Dirt Rock Empire and available now everywhere digitally. Finding salvation and redemption through his most personal, self-reflective and storyful set of songs, Jennings is proud of the project citing how he hopes the musical stories of his own life’s struggles and addictions can lead to delivering inspiration for anyone who may find themself in a similar situation.
“At the end of the day, I want to be able to change people’s lives with my music,” Whey said. “This EP gave me the ability to show people that you can change your life, with my life’s stories as the examples. I want to change lives, and that is what I hope for the most with this EP.”
About Whey Jennings: Country singer-songwriter Whey Jennings was born into one of country music’s most iconic family names, as he first emerged in 2012 as another naturally gifted singer from the Jennings tribe. With large boots to fill, the young Dirt Rock Empire recording artist with a booming baritone voice as big as Texas, finds himself with a few expectations to live up to. Seeking to establish his own musical legacy as one of the few remaining torch-bearing country traditionalists out there, Whey can instantly take his fans back to a time and sound his Grandfather Waylon and Grandmother Jessi gave birth to in the 70’s. Whey has two studio recorded EP releases under his belt, 2020’s Gypsy Soul and 2022’s If It Wasn’t for The Sinnin’, both which revealed musical stories of how Whey was coming to terms with a partying lifestyle, knowing he needed to make a change. On his third EP, Just Before The Dawn, out September 22, 2023, Whey shares more stories about his struggles with addiction, finding sobriety, and redemption through faith, family and friends. Interjecting his own modern-day approach to songwriting and storytelling, while staying rough around the edges with an unpolished grit and honest demeanor, Whey’s musical roots run as deep as his family’s name would imply. Whey Jennings has only scratched the surface of what is still yet to come. As they say, what goes around comes around.
2023 Tour Dates:OCT 19-21 - Biketoberfest @ Iron Horse / Ormond Beach, Fla. OCT 27 - Another Round or 2 Halloween Bash / Mannequin, Va. OCT 28 - Mitchel Halloween Party / Dallas, N.C. NOV 03-05 - Lone Star Rally / Galveston, Texas DEC 08 - Sorry Charlies Holiday Bash / New Smyrna Beach, Fla. DEC 09 - Blew Bayou Christmas / Fort Pierce, Fla. DEC 16 - Mid State Petroleum Christmas Party / Columbus, Mo. **For Whey’s complete tour schedule follow on BandsInTown or visit WheyJennings.com/tour