Artist, writer and background singer Carter Robertson’s memoir, Playin’ on the Tracks, is set for release on Nov. 12. The book reveals Robertson’s journey from the rural Pentecostal church culture to performing as the only female member of Waylon Jennings’ band throughout the “Outlaw” era and beyond.
“Very seldom does one get to experience the view from inside the circle around a superstar artist like we do in Carter Robertson’s Playin’ on the Tracks,”says John Zarling, VP/Promotion & Media Strategy for Big Machine Label Group. “Her life is one fully lived, and fully documented, leaving her vulnerable for the benefit of every reader.”
Robertson has worked in the music industry most of her life. She sang on more than 15 of Jennings and his wife Jessi Colter’s albums, including hits like “Luckenbach Texas,” “Are You Ready For the Country” and “The Good Ol’ Boys” (Dukes of Hazzard theme song). Other studio credits include Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and James Taylor. She later joined up with Waylon and other friends to form the Waymore Blues Band. She is also the mother of Becky, Emily, and Joanna Robertson of Carter’s Chord.
For more information about Playin’ on the Tracks as well as Robertson’s new CD and live show based on the book, visit www.carterrobertson.com.