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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee CHRIS SHIFLETT Added as Host for Special “THEY CALLED US OUTLAWS” Film Series Preview Event at The GRAMMY Museum®  

Monday, December 5, 2022

Historic Evening in Partnership with The GRAMMY Museum® will Also Include Appearances by:

GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Award Recipient Jessi Colter

Tyler Childers, performing with John R. Miller and Abby Hamilton

Two-Time GRAMMY® Winner Shooter Jennings with Jesse Daniel

They Called Us Outlaws Narrator Jack Ingram

Film Score Composer Chris Coleman

Filmmakers Eric Geadelmann and Kelly Magelky


November 29, 2022: Armadillo World Studios in partnership with the GRAMMY Museum® has announced that 12x GRAMMY-winning musician, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and critically-acclaimed solo artist Chris Shiflett has been added as host of the upcoming special documentary series preview event for "THEY CALLED US OUTLAWS” on Monday, December 5. The program will go behind the scenes of the upcoming six-chapter, twelve-hour documentary on the history and legacy of the Cosmic Cowboys, Honky Tonk Heroes and the Outlaw country-rock movement. The event will feature a special appearance by "THEY CALLED US OUTLAWS" Executive Producer and GRAMMY Hall of Fame Award Recipient Jessi Colter, and a screening from the film that focuses on her life and work. 

Chris Shiflett, also a key player in the series, will guide a discussion with filmmakers Eric Geadelmann and Kelly Magelky, who will be joined by two-time GRAMMY nominee and film series narrator, Jack Ingram and musician Chris Coleman. The evening’s performances will feature two-time GRAMMY® nominee Tyler Childers, joined by fellow Appalachian singer/songwriters John R. Miller and Abby Hamilton, and from two-time GRAMMY winner Shooter Jennings joined by Jesse Daniel. 

“I love the Outlaw era of Country Music and am excited to chat and hang with all these great artists next week at the GRAMMY Museum,” says Chris Shiflett. “I know ‘THEY CALLED US OUTLAWS’ has been a long time coming and I'm honored that Eric and Jack asked me to be a part of it.”

“Chris Shiflett is a major highlight of this entire project,” says filmmaker Eric Geadelmann. “His outlaw ethos and troubadour spirit elevate the film series, with a unique perspective that enhances the story beats of the narrative, making them even more relevant. We are beyond enthused for Chris to join us for this incredible event.” 

For tickets to preview "THEY CALLED US OUTLAWS" at the GRAMMY Museum on December 5 with Jessi Colter, Tyler Childers, Shooter Jennings and more visit: 

A decade in the making and in final stages of production, "THEY CALLED US OUTLAWS" comes from Geadelmann and Magelky, and takes us back to the cosmic 1970s when Outlaw singers and songwriters began blazing new trails of independence that continue to impact American music. Armadillo World Studios shared the first trailer for "THEY CALLED US OUTLAWS" in a “first look” feature with Rolling Stone. The trailer features clips of the documentary’s interviews with Colter, Childers and Jennings; as well as Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Miranda Lambert, Billy Joe Shaver, Eric Church, Margo Price, and Matthew McConaughey - plus rare performance footage from Austin’s legendary music venue the Armadillo World Headquarters. The six-part epic is executive produced by Colter, Ingram and nine-time GRAMMY winner Ray Benson, in partnership with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Newly-formed Armadillo World Studios is the Austin based “Cosmic Cowboy” division of finance and production group, Shadowbrook Studios, that will formally launch soon with a twelve-film slate of high-profile music and sports documentaries already in production. Shadowbrook Studios was founded by Geadelmann, the technology entrepreneur turned filmmaker. A portion of the proceeds from "THEY CALLED US OUTLAWS" will benefit the nonprofit Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and its educational mission, as well as Mack, Jack and McConaughey (MJ&M), The Wittliff Collections, The Americana Music Association, HAAM (Health Alliance for Austin Musicians), Austin Museum of Popular Culture (formerly SouthPop) and the Texas Heritage Songwriters Association.