Jessi Colter
Jessi Colter
Celebrated Name: Jessi Colter
Real Name/Full Name: Mirriam Johnson
Gender: Female
Age: 81 years old
Birth Date: 25th May 1943
Birth Place: Phoenix, Arizona, U.S
Nationality: American
Height: 1.61m
Weight: 60kgs
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Duane Eddy (m, 1961, div. 1969), Waylon Jennings (m. 1969, died 2002)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Jennifer and Waylon Albright Jennings)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A/Yes (name)
Is Jessi Colter Lesbian? No
Profession: Musician, songwriter
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $6 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Jessi Colter is an American Musician who is best known for the country music genre. Her 1975 hit I’m Not Lisa, which she collaborated with her husband in1975, rose her to stardom. She is among several female country music artists that emerged in the 1970s. After meeting Waylon Jennings in 1969, she decided to make country music and released her debut country music album Country Star Is Born in 1970. Her breakthrough in country music came five years later when signed with Capital records label and released her single I’m Not Lisa

Maybe you know about Jessi Colter very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Jessi Colter’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Lisa Colter was born in Mirriam Johnson on 25th May 1943 in Phoenix, Arizona, where she was also raised. She grew up in a very strict Pentecostal home where her mother used to be a Pentecostal preacher. Her dad, on the other hand, made a living through race-car driving. She loved music at an early age, and at the age of 11, she became her church’s pianist.

She joined Mesa High School, where she graduated in 1961. After graduating from high school, she began her career in music, singing in local clubs located in Phoenix. This is where she met Duane Eddy and married him at the age of 18. She released two singles that had a mediocre performance, with the second one failing to get even the regional airplay.

Personal Life

At the age of 18, she married Duane Eddy, who she had met in Phoenix at the start of her singing career. They married in Las Vegas and settled in Los Angeles. Her first stage name was Mirriam Eddy, but later changed to Jessi Colter after their separation. Jessi Colter and Eddy have a daughter together called Jennifer. In 1968, their divorce was finalized after separating for a short time.

She met Waylon Jennings in 1969, who she married and moved with to Nashville, Tennessee. Their son Waylon Albright Jennings was born on 19th May 1979. At one time, she contemplated divorcing Jennings after his drug and substance addiction worsened. However, she chooses to remain with him until his death in 2002.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 25th May 1943, Jessi Colter is 81 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024. Her height is 1.61m tall, and her weight is 60 kg.


After her disappointment with her two debut singles, Colter took almost ten years hiatus but continued touring with her husband Eddy until 1968 when the two divorced. She met Country musician Waylon Jennings in 1969, who revived her career and helped her secure her first recording contract with American label RCA Victor. She started her career as Mirriam Johnson before taking Jessi Colter as her stage name. She collaborated with her husband singing two duets that performed so well topping 40 country chart hits.

Her first album, Country Star is Born with RCA Label didn’t do well as expected and made little impact. Her Breakthrough came in 1975 when she released her single I’m Not Lisa, which reached the top position on Billboard Country Chart. The song became a 1975 crossover hit. In the same year, she released her second album, I’m Jessi Colter, which became a major country hit, topping Country Albums on the cashbox chart.

Her second single also became a huge success, followed by her third album Jessi in 1976. Diamond in the Rough, which is her fourth album, was also another success story. In 1981, she released a duet album with her husband Jennings titled Leather and Lace, which became a certified Gold in sales. In total, she has eleven studio albums, three collaboration albums, and two compilations.

Awards & Achievements

Jessi Colter has been nominated in numerous awards categories since 1970. Those nominations include Grammy Awards and Academy of Country-Music Awards in several times and Country Music Association Awards nominations twice.  In 1976, she won the Album of the Year Award with Academy of Country-Music Awards. Her grand winning is in 2007 when she won a Grammy Award in the Grammy Hall of Fame category.

Net Worth & Salary of Jessi Colter in 2024

Jessi Colter Net Worth
Jessi Colter Net Worth

All that Jessi Colter has comes from her music career. Since her breakthrough in 1975, her music has gone to well worldwide, selling millions of copies.  Some of her albums that did well commercially include Leather and Lace, Diamond in the Rough, and Jessi. Today. Jessi Colter has an estimated net worth of $6 million as of July 2024.

Sometimes in life, when you try something and fail, giving up has always been the easiest option for many people. This was not the Case for Jessi Colter. Even after her first two singles doing very badly to the extent of struggling to get regional airplay, she didn’t give up. Her persistence paid off five years later, and since then, she hasn’t looked back. Colter is a good example for young people who are starting their career in different fields. More matter how much you struggle, giving up on your dream shouldn’t be an option.


  1. Jessi,
    I could listen to a lot of your songs over and over and over.
    You touch something inside me, and ignite a spark for the day.’
    Great Voice.

  2. I love “Storms Never Last”. Beautiful song of two people who really loved each other. You are a really good country singer, Jessi.

  3. Dear Jessie Colter
    I don’t know if you will ever read this, but I love your music, the songs you do with Waylon are come of my favorites. There is a song, “You Belong To Me” which you sing to and with Waylon wish I love and I can’t find it available to purchase any were and I would so like to add it to my collection.
    It is on YouTube from a performance on Waylon’s TV show I was told. Is there any place you can direct me where I may purchase this song or download as MP3.
    Thank you so very, very much

  4. i love you and Waylon singing together and love you singing alone as well-maybe someday i will meet you and get a signed photo of you for my book album-you have such a beautiful smile and it was so great that you stood by Waylon during the times he needed you-we need more greats like you in the world-

  5. You were the best positive to Waylon. He really loved you. I listen to you two sing all the time. Wish you two could have continued longer!

  6. I love you Jessie Colter you and Waylon Jennings were meant to be together forever love you both Charlotte J Lyons

  7. I’m not Lisa is a great song. girlfriends favorite of the country genre.I think it was great that you stayed with Waylon during what must have been a really tough time.Although I’m not really a country fan I really enjoy your collaborations with Waylon Jennings. Greetings and best wishes to all who read this.(From Rob in Fargo, North Dakota.)

  8. I really enjoy your song I.m not lisa.Its my girlfriend’s favorite of all of your songs.I also wanted you to know how it was so good of you to stay with Waylon in what must have been be very difficult time. Although I’m not a big country fan I do really enjoy your collaborations with Waylon Jennings. if you read this I hope you are doing well and greetings to all who read this from Rob in Fargo, North Dakota.


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