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Encyclopedia > Waylon Jennings
Waylon Jennings
Waylon Jennings
Waylon Jennings
Background information
Birth name Waylon Arnold Jennings
Also known as Waymore
Born June 15, 1937(1937-06-15)
Origin Littlefield, Texas, USA
Died February 13, 2002 (aged 64)
Genre(s) Country music
Outlaw country
Occupation(s) Singer and songwriter
Years active 1959 – 2002
Label(s) RCA Victor
(1966 – 1986)
MCA Nashville Records
(1986 – 1988)
Epic Records
(1990 – 1992)
Website www.waylon.com
Members
Country Music Hall of Fame
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame
Hollywood's RockWall
Former members
The Highwaymen
Old Dogs

Waylon Arnold Jennings (June 15, 1937February 13, 2002) was a respected and influential American country music singer and musician. A self-taught guitar player, he rose to prominence as a bass player for Buddy Holly following the break-up of The Crickets. He escaped death in the February 3, 1959 plane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson when he gave up his seat to Big Bopper. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Littlefield is a city located in Lamb County, Texas. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... Willie Nelson Outlaw country was a significant trend in country music during the late 1960s and the 1970s (and even into the 1980s in some cases), commonly referred to as The Outlaw Movement (both by fans and by people in the music industry) or simply Outlaw music [1]. The focus... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Sony BMG Music Entertainment is the result of a 50/50 joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment (part of Sony) and BMG Entertainment (part of Bertelsmann AG) completed in August 2004. ... MCA Nashville Records is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... This official history of the Country Music Hall of Fame skirts the scandals well-documented by veteran Music Row historian Stacy Harris. ... The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame is located in Carthage, Texas. ... Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Waylon Jennings, on the cover of their album The Road Goes on Forever. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... A sunburst-colored Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... For the Weezer song, see Buddy Holly (song). ... The Crickets The Crickets were the backing band from Texas in the United States, formed by singer/songwriter Buddy Holly in the 1950s. ... is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Monument at Crash Site, September 16, 2003. ... Richard Steven Valenzuela (May 13, 1941 - February 3, 1959), better known as Ritchie Valens, was a pioneer of rock and roll and, as a Mexican-American, became the first Hispanic rock and roll star. ... Jiles Perry (J.P.) Richardson, Jr. ...


After a brief performing and recording career in Phoenix, Arizona he moved to Nashville, Tennessee where he did not fit in with the tightly organized music industry in that city. By the 1970s, he had become associated with "Outlaw" country music, an informal group of musicians that worked outside of the Nashville corporate scene and included Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash. A series of duet albums with Nelson in the late 1970s culminated in the 1978 crossover hit "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys". In 1979 he recorded the theme song for the hit television show The Dukes of Hazzard, and also served as the narrator ("The Balladeer") for all seven seasons of the show. Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... “Nashville” redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... Willie Nelson Outlaw country was a significant trend in country music during the late 1960s and the 1970s (and even into the 1980s in some cases), commonly referred to as The Outlaw Movement (both by fans and by people in the music industry) or simply Outlaw music [1]. The focus... Willie Nelson (born Willie Hugh Nelson, April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... Mamas Dont Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys is a country music song written by Ed Bruce and Patsy Bruce. ... The Dukes of Hazzard is an American television series that originally aired on the CBS television network from 1979 to 1985. ...


Jennings had a history of substance abuse, though he was clean by the mid-1980s. He continued to be active in the recording industry, forming the group The Highwaymen with fellow "Outlaws" Nelson, Cash, and Kris Kristofferson. Jennings released his last solo studio album in 1998. In 2001, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Waylon Jennings, on the cover of their album The Road Goes on Forever. ... Kristoffer Kris Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936) is an influential American country music songwriter, singer and actor. ... This official history of the Country Music Hall of Fame skirts the scandals well-documented by veteran Music Row historian Stacy Harris. ...

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Early life and career

Jennings was born in Littlefield, Texas to Lorene Beatrice Shipley and William Alvin Jennings.[1] He taught himself to play guitar at age eight, and formed his first band two years later. He worked as a radio station DJ throughout his adolescence and dropped out of high school to pursue a career in music. During his time working as a DJ, he met and befriended Buddy Holly. When he was 21, Jennings was tapped by Holly to play bass in Holly's new band on a tour through the Midwest in early 1959. Holly also hired the guitarist Tommy Allsup and drummer Carl "Goose" Bunch for the "Winter Dance Party" tour.[2] Littlefield is a city located in Lamb County, Texas. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... For the Weezer song, see Buddy Holly (song). ... The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... Tommy Allsup was the person who luckily lost the toss to Ritchie Valens for a place on Buddy Hollys aeroplane, on The Day the Music Died in 1959. ... For other uses, see Drum (disambiguation). ... This article should belong in one or more categories. ...


During the early morning hours of February 3, 1959, the charter airplane carying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson (aka "The Big Bopper") crashed outside Clear Lake, Iowa, killing all on board. Jennings had given his seat to Richardson, who had the flu and desperately needed rest (contrary to the movie La Bamba). In his 1996 autobiography, Jennings admitted that in the years afterward, he felt severe guilt and responsibility for the crash; after Jennings gave up his seat, Holly had jokingly told Jennings, "I hope your ole bus freezes up!" Jennings shot back facetiously, "I hope your damn plane crashes!" These words would haunt him for years.[3] is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fixed-wing aircraft is a term used to refer to what are more commonly known as aeroplanes in Commonwealth English (excluding Canada) or airplanes in North American English. ... For the Weezer song, see Buddy Holly (song). ... Ritchie Valens (born Ricardo Steven Valenzuela, May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959) was a pioneer of rock and roll and a forefather to the Latin Rock movement. ... Jiles Perry (J.P.) Richardson, Jr. ... Clear Lake is a city located in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. ... Official language(s) English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Largest metro area Des Moines metropolitan area Area  Ranked 26th  - Total 56,272 sq mi (145,743 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 199 miles (320 km)  - % water 0. ... Respiratory disease properly named influenza(say: in-floo-en-zah ). Some specific varities of influenza with a vaccination available are: A-New Caledonia, A-California, B-Shanghai. ... La Bamba is a traditional song created in the Mexican state of Veracruz over 300 years ago. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Cover of the first English edition of 1793 of Benjamin Franklins autobiography. ...


Phoenix

After several years of inactivity, during which time he moved from Texas to Arizona and continued working in radio, Jennings began performing and recording again, this time in Phoenix, Arizona. He performed at a newly-opened nightspot called JD's. In these years of two and three shows a night, sometimes six nights a week, singing a variety of folk, Rock 'n' Roll, pop, country, R&B and blues material, he developed a unique sound, a devoted following, and made a decent living. He signed a contract with Herb Alpert's newly formed A&M Records, and he had a few hit singles on local radio in Phoenix, including "Four Strong Winds" ( written by Ian Tyson) and "Just To Satisfy You" (co-written with Don Bowman). Bobby Bare did his own cover of "Four Strong Winds" after hearing Jenning's version, and Bare later recommended Jennings to producer Chet Atkins, who signed Waylon to RCA Victor. Still under contract to A&M, Alpert released him, allowing him to sign with RCA. Jennings packed up and moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1965. For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... Folk song redirects here. ... Rock and roll - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... For the music genre, see Pop music. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Blues music redirects here. ... Herbert Herb Alpert (born March 31, 1935 in Los Angeles, California) is an American musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass or as Herb Alperts Tijuana Brass or just TJB for short - a now-defunct brass band which he led. ... A&M Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Universal Music Group. ... Four Strong Winds is a song written by Ian Tyson in the early 1960s. ... Famous Alberta cowboy music singer. ... Bobby Bare Bobby Bare (born Robert Joseph Bare on April 7, 1935 in Ironton, Ohio) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... Chet Atkins Chester Burton Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an influential guitarist and record producer. ... Sony BMG Music Entertainment is the result of a 50/50 joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment (part of Sony) and BMG Entertainment (part of Bertelsmann AG) completed in August 2004. ... “Nashville” redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... See also: // January 4 - Fender Guitars is sold to CBS for $13 million. ...


The Nashville Sound

Jennings was accustomed to performing and recording with his own band, a practice that was not encouraged by Nashville producers who controlled nearly every aspect of recording. Jennings and Atkins, however, developed a rapport, and had a number of moderately successful hits. Nonetheless, over time, Jennings felt limited by the Nashville Sound, and the lack of artistic freedom in the 1960s country music industry that forced him to submit to the label's wishes, without following his own ideas. The Nashville Sound (often known as Countrypolitan) arose during the late 1950s as a sub-genre of American country music, replacing the chart dominance of the Honky Tonk sound which was most popular in the 1940s and 1950s. ...

Jessi Colter and her husband Waylon Jennings
Jessi Colter and her husband Waylon Jennings

Around this time, Jennings began using amphetamines while touring. He quickly became addicted, like many other country artists of the period, including his one-time roommate Johnny Cash. His second marriage, to Lynn Jones, ended in a 1967 divorce suit that left the already broke singer economically crippled. He got married for a third time to Barbara Rood, who tried to get his finances under control. Her efforts created great resentment within Jennings' band, and the marriage ended in divorce shortly thereafter. He married for the fourth and final time to Jessi Colter in 1969. Colter (then known as Miriam Eddy) had previously been married to guitar legend Duane Eddy. With help of Jennings, Colter became a Country singer in her own right for a brief period of time during the 1970s, best-known for her 1975 self-penned Country-Pop smash, "I'm Not Lisa". Image File history File links Jessi_Colter_and_husband_Waylon_Jennings. ... Image File history File links Jessi_Colter_and_husband_Waylon_Jennings. ... Jessi Colter was born Mirriam Johnson on May 25, 1943. ... Amphetamine is a synthetic drug originally developed (and still used) as an appetite suppressant. ... For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ... Jessi Colter was born Mirriam Johnson on May 25, 1943. ... Duane Eddy (born April 26, 1938), is a Grammy winning guitarist. ... Im Not Lisa is a popular 1975 Country and Pop song by Country Music artist Jessi Colter. ...


Jennings had been growing more frustrated with the Nashville recording scene, and a 1972 bout with hepatitis almost killed him. With his recording contract nearing an end, RCA had already lost another creative force that year: Jennings had met Willie Nelson, who had likewise been frustrated by the lack of freedom in the studio and by the entire Nashville ethos, which led him to relocate his base to Texas two years earlier. Jennings was seriously considering leaving Nashville and returning to a broadcasting career in Phoenix that year. Hepatitis (plural hepatitides) implies injury to liver characterised by presence of inflammatory cells in the liver tissue. ... A recording contract (commonly called a record deal) is a legal agreement between a record label and a recording artist (or group), where the artist makes a record (or series of records) for the label to sell and promote. ... Willie Nelson (born Willie Hugh Nelson, April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... Ethos (ἦθος) (plurals: ethe, ethea) is a Greek word originally meaning the place of living that can be translated into English in different ways. ... Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and/or video signals which transmit programs to an audience. ...


Outlaw

Two things came along to turn Jennings' hard times around. The first was a business manager from New York City named Neil Reshen, and the second was his old friend Willie Nelson. Reshen approached Jennings, still recovering from hepatitis, and offered to re-negotiate his recording and touring contracts. Jennings agreed, and the contract re-negotiation began in earnest. At a 1972 meeting in a Nashville airport, Jennings introduced Reshen to Nelson. By the end of the meeting, Reshen was manager to both singers. By that time, Jennings was aware of the fact that rock bands had almost unprecedented creative freedom to record what they wanted to record, with or without a producer and even to design their album covers. He wanted similar freedom for himself--an unprecedented move in 1972 Nashville. Also in 1972, RCA issued Ladies Love Outlaws, an album that Jennings never wanted released. Nevertheless, the title track is often considered the first song of the outlaw country movement. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Willie Nelson (born Willie Hugh Nelson, April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Willie Nelson Outlaw country was a significant trend in country music during the late 1960s and the 1970s (and even into the 1980s in some cases), commonly referred to as The Outlaw Movement (both by fans and by people in the music industry) or simply Outlaw music [1]. The focus...


Reshen drove a hard bargain, but RCA finally agreed to his terms: a $75,000 advance and near-complete artistic control. Re-negotiations of his touring contracts yielded similar positive results, and began turning a profit from his touring (almost unheard-of in Nashville at that time). Waylon finally had a rock star recording contract, and he looked the part; Reshen had advised him to keep the beard he had grown in the hospital, in order to cultivate a more rock and roll image.


By 1973, Jennings had returned to the music industry under the auspices of Atlantic Records, and was on his way to music superstardom. Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ...


Now based in Austin, Texas, Nelson had made inroads into the rock and roll press by attracting a diverse fan base that included the young rock music audience. Atlantic Records had signed Nelson when the time was right, and they were looking to sign Jennings as well. Nelson's rise to popularity made RCA nervous about losing another hot artist, which gave Jennings the leverage he needed in his contract re-negotiations. Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ...


He followed with Lonesome, Orn'ry and Mean and Honky Tonk Heroes in 1973, the first albums recorded and released under his own creative control. The albums were huge commercial and critical successes. More hit albums followed, with The Ramblin' Man and This Time, in 1974, and Dreaming My Dreams in 1975. The pace of recording and performing was lucrative but grueling. At some point in the 1970s, Jennings switched from amphetamines to cocaine, consuming thousands of dollars worth every day. Cocaine is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. ...


In 1976, Jennings began his career-defining collaborations with Nelson on the compilation album Wanted: The Outlaws!, country's first platinum record. The following year, RCA issued "Ol' Waylon", an album that produced another huge hit duet with Nelson, "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)". Waylon and Willie followed in 1978, producing their biggest hit with "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys". He released I've Always Been Crazy in 1978, followed with a "greatest hits" album in 1979. In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Luckenbach is thirteen miles from Fredericksburg, Texas in southeastern Gillespie County, part of the Texas Hill Country. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Mamas Dont Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys is a country music song written by Ed Bruce and Patsy Bruce. ... A greatest hits album (sometimes referred to as a best of album) is a compilation album of successful, previously released songs by a particular music artist or band. ...


By the early 1980s, Jennings was completely addicted to cocaine. His personal finances had again unraveled, leaving him bankrupt, though he insisted on repaying every penny and did additional tours to satisfy the debt. His work became less focused, and his tours had progressed into full rock and roll-type excesses. In a widely publicized case, he was arrested in 1977 for cocaine possession by federal agents, though due to almost comedic errors by the DEA, the charges were later dropped. The episode was recounted in Jennings' song "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got out of Hand?" Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their creditors. ... For other uses, see Debt (disambiguation). ... The DEAs enforcement activities may take agents anywhere from distant countries to suburban U.S. homes. ...


Addiction and recovery

Jennings decided that it was finally time to clean up, at least for a little while. He underwent the detox process, intending to start using cocaine again in a more controlled fashion afterward. By Jennings' own admission in interviews, his son, Shooter Jennings, was the main inspiration to stay off of cocaine permanently. In 1984, he went "cold turkey" to end his cocaine addiction for good. His later life was plagued with health problems including a heart attack and diabetes brought on by a voracious appetite that developed after he beat his cocaine habit. Despite these problems, Jennings remained free from cocaine and continued recording and touring throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and into the new millennium. Jennings' performed his final concert in late fall of 2001. Detox, short for detoxification, in general is the removal of toxic substances from the body. ... Waylon Albright (Shooter) Jennings (born May 19, 1979) is an American country music singer, and the only child of Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter. ... Cold turkey is a slang expression describing the actions of a person who gives up a habit or addiction all at once. ... Heart attack redirects here. ... This article is about the disease that features high blood sugar. ...


Later years

Waylon Jennings, 1999

Outside the music industry, Jennings was also known as the voice of the narrator on the popular television series "The Dukes of Hazzard" and its predecessor "Moonrunners". The theme song, "Good Ol' Boys", an original Jennings composition, is one of the most well-known television theme songs in American television history. He also made an appearance on "Married... with Children" and had a cameo role in the 1985 film, Sesame Street presents Follow That Bird. Jennings sang "Ain't No Road Too Long" in the movie with Big Bird, and the other "Sesame Street" characters. Jennings was also a member of USA for Africa for the recording of "We Are the World", but temperamental as ever, reportedly left the studio due to a dispute over the song's lyrics. Image File history File links Thelateryearswaylon. ... Image File history File links Thelateryearswaylon. ... The Dukes of Hazzard is an American television series that originally aired on the CBS television network from 1979 to 1985. ... “Moonrunners” is a 1975 film, and the precursor to The Dukes of Hazzard. ... Married… with Children was a long-running American sitcom about a dysfunctional family living in Chicago. ... Follow that Birds DVD cover Sesame Street presents Follow That Bird is a film directed by Ken Kwapis, starring many Sesame Street characters (both puppets and live actors). ... For other uses, see Big Bird (disambiguation). ... Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa), was the name under which forty-five U.S. artists, led by Harry Belafonte, Kenny Rogers, Michael Jackson, and Lionel Richie, recorded the hit single We Are the World in 1985. ... Not to be confused with We Are Here To Change The World, a song that was featured in Captain EO. For the album with the same title, see We Are the World (album). ...


In the mid-1980s, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Nelson, and Jennings formed a successful group called The Highwaymen. Aside from his work with The Highwaymen, highlights from his own career include WWII with Willie Nelson in 1982, Will the Wolf Survive in 1985, The Eagle in 1990 and Too Dumb for New York City, Too Ugly for L.A. in 1992. For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... Kristoffer Kris Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936) is an influential American country music songwriter, singer and actor. ... Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Waylon Jennings, on the cover of their album The Road Goes on Forever. ... WWII is a duet album by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, released on RCA Victor in 1982. ... Will the Wolf Survive is an album by Waylon Jennings, his debut for MCA Records after a twenty-year stay at RCA. First released in 1986, it proved a greater commercial success than the singers previous several releases, the peak of Jennings popularity having passed. ... The Eagle is an album by Waylon Jennings, released on Epic Records in 1990. ... Too Dumb for New York City, Too Ugly for L.A. is an album by Waylon Jennings, released on Epic Records in 1992. ...


During the early 1990s, Jennings became great friends with the members of the group, Metallica. He had also become very close to Metallica frontman James Hetfield, and influenced some material for their 1996 album Load. In 2003, James Hetfield was featured on the tribute album I've Always Been Crazy: A Tribute to Waylon Jennings, covering Jennings' "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand?" Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... James Alan Hetfield (born 3 August 1963, Downey, California[1]) is the main songwriter, lead vocalist, guitarist and a founding member of the American thrash/heavy metal band Metallica. ... Load is the sixth album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released in June 1996. ...


In 1998, Jennings teamed up with Bobby Bare, Jerry Reed and Mel Tillis to form The Old Dogs. The group recorded a double album of songs penned entirely by Shel Silverstein. In July, 1998, the Old Dogs, Volumes 1 and 2 were released on the Atlantic Records label. A companion video, as well as a Greatest Hits album (composed of previously released material by each individual artist), were also available. Bobby Bare Bobby Bare (born Robert Joseph Bare on April 7, 1935 in Ironton, Ohio) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... Jerry Reed Hubbard (born March 20, 1937) is an American country music singer, country guitarist, songwriter, and actor. ... Mel Tillis (born Lonnie Melvin Tillis August 8, 1932 in Tampa, Florida) is an American Country Music Singer. ... The Old Dogs was a country supergroup, composed of the independently famous Waylon Jennings, Mel Tillis, Bobby Bare, and Jerry Reed. ... Sheldon Alan Shel Silverstein (September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999) was an American poet, songwriter, musician, composer, cartoonist, screenwriter and author of childrens books. ... The Old Dogs was a country supergroup, composed of the independently famous Waylon Jennings, Mel Tillis, Bobby Bare, and Jerry Reed. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ...


In mid 1999 Jennings assembled what he referred to as being his "hand-picked dream team" - forming Waylon & The Waymore Blues Band. Consisting primarily of former Waylors, the thirteen-member group performed a limited number of concerts at select venues from 1999 to 2001. The highlight of this period was the January 2000 recording, at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium, of what would become Jennings' final album, Never Say Die: Live. An abbreviated album, composed of 14 tracks, was released in October 2000. A special edition box set, including all twenty-two tracks on two audio CDs, as well as a DVD with the complete concert and bonus features, is slated for release on July 24th, 2007. (from Legacy Recordings). The Ryman Auditorium The Ryman Auditorium is a 2,362-seat live performance venue located at 116 Fifth Avenue North in Nashville, Tennessee, and is best-known as the one-time home of the Grand Ole Opry. ... Legacy Recordings is Sony BMG Music Entertainments catalog division. ...


Sometime during 2001, Jennings provided his voice in an episode of Family Guy during a Dukes of Hazzard parody. The episode was entitled To Love and Die in Dixie. The episode originally aired in November of that year. He also narrated a watch fight in an earlier episode, Chitty Chitty Death Bang. Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... “To Love and Die in Dixie” is an episode of the third season of Family Guy. ... “Chitty Chitty Death Bang” is the third episode from season one of the FOX animated television series Family Guy. ...


In October 2001 Jennings was finally inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In one final act of defiance, he did not show up to accept the award, opting instead to send his son Buddy Dean Jennings in his place.


Jennings suffered from worsening diabetes that had ended all but abbreviated touring. On December 19, 2001, his left foot was amputated in a Phoenix, Arizona, hospital due to infection arising from his diabetes. Then, on February 13, 2002, Jennings died in his sleep of diabetic complications in Chandler, Arizona. He is interred in the Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Arizona. This article is about the disease that features high blood sugar. ... is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Government  - Mayor Boyd W. Dunn (R) Area  - City  58. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Government  - Mayor Keno Hawker (R) Area  - City  125. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ...


In the 2005 Academy Award-winning Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line, Waylon was portrayed by his son, Shooter, as a tribute to him, though the younger man's shoulder-length hair and beard made him look nothing like his father had appeared at the time (circa 1966) when Cash and Jennings shared an apartment outside Nashville. Shooter also plays his father in a scene set several years previously, for this scene he did cut his hair and shave, heightening the resemblance to Waylon. Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... For the song, see I Walk the Line. ... Waylon Albright (Shooter) Jennings (born May 19, 1979) is an American country music singer, and the only child of Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter. ...


On March 22, 2006, Jennings' mother Lorene Beatrice (nee Shipley) Jennings died in Littlefield, Texas, at the age of 84. is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shipley is the name of several places in the United Kingdom: Shipley, Derbyshire Shipley, Northumberland Shipley, Shropshire Shipley, West Sussex Shipley, West Yorkshire Shipley is also the name of these people: Jenny Shipley, ex-Prime Minister of New Zealand Jonathan Shipley, 18th century clergyman Tom Shipley, musician Debra Shipley, British... Littlefield is a city located in Lamb County, Texas. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ...


On July 6, 2006, Jennings was inducted to Hollywood's Rock Wall in Hollywood, California along with former bandmate Kris Kristofferson. is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


In 2006 Jennings received a tribute from John Schneider, Tom Wopat and Catherine Bach (Bo, Luke and Daisy Duke). Waylon composed the theme song Good Ol' Boys (Theme To The Dukes of Hazzard) and was also the Balladeer (narrator) on the show.


Schneider, Wopat and Bach reworked the theme song, added to it and re-recorded it. They also made a video for the song which is on the 7th season Dukes of Hazzard DVD set. The song ends with Daisy (Catherine Bach) saying "we love you Waylon" as the music fades out. This project was done with the blessing of Waylon's widow, Jessi Colter. Jessi Colter was born Mirriam Johnson on May 25, 1943. ...


On June 20th, 2007 Jennings was awarded posthumously the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award by the Academy of Country Music. Jennings' son, Buddy Dean Jennings accepted the award on his late father's behalf. The Academy of Country Music (ACM) was founded in 1964 in Los Angeles, California. ...


Albums

Studio albums

This was the debut album by Waylon Jennings. ... Folk-Country is the major-label debut album by Waylon Jennings, released in 1966 on RCA Victor. ... Leavin Town is Waylon Jennings second album for RCA Victor, released in 1966. ... Nashville Rebel is Waylon Jennings third album for RCA Victor, released in 1966. ... Waylon Sings Ol Harlan was a 1967 album by Waylon Jennings, comprised totally of songs either written or co-written by Harlan Howard. ... Love of the Common People is a 1967 album by Waylon Jennings on RCA Victor. ... The One and Only is a 1967 album by Waylon Jennings on RCA Camden. ... Hangin On is a 1968 album by Waylon Jennings on RCA Victor. ... Only the Greatest is a 1968 album by Waylon Jennings on RCA Victor. ... A selection of gemstone pebbles made by tumbling rough rock with abrasive grit, in a rotating drum. ... Just to Satisfy You is a 1969 album by Waylon Jennings on RCA Victor. ... Country-Folk is a 1969 album by Waylon Jennings featuring The Kimberlys on vocals released on RCA Victor. ... Waylon is a 1970 album by Waylon Jennings released on RCA Victor. ... Dont Think Twice, Its All Right is a song written by Bob Dylan, written in 1962 and released on the album The Freewheelin Bob Dylan. ... Ned Kelly is the soundtrack to the 1970 film about the Australian outlaw, Ned Kelly, on United Artists. ... Singer of Sad Songs is a 1970 album by Waylon Jennings on RCA Records. ... The Taker/Tulsa is a 1971 album by the late Waylon Jennings. ... Cedartowns historic Big Spring provides water to 10,000 people. ... Good Hearted Woman is an album by Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Records in 1972 (see 1972 in country music). ... Heartaches by the Number is a popular and country song. ... Ladies Love Outlaws is an album by Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Records in 1972. ... Lonesome, Onry and Mean is an album by Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Victor in 1973. ... Honky Tonk Heroes is an album by Waylon Jennings, released in 1973 on RCA Victor. ... Album Cover This Time is the title of an album released by R&B singer Chantay Savage released on July 13, 1999. ... The Ramblin Man is an album by Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Victor in 1974. ... Dreaming My Dreams is an album, released by Waylon Jennings on RCA Victor in 1975. ... Wanted! The Outlaws is an album by Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter and Tompall Glaser, released in RCA Victor in 1976 and consisting of previously released material. ... Mackintosh & T.J. is a soundtrack album to the film of the same name, featuring four songs performed by Waylon Jennings and another by Willie Nelson. ... Are You Ready for the Country is an album by Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Victor in 1976. ... Waylon Live is an live album by Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Victor in 1976. ... Ol Waylon is an album by Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Victor in 1977. ... Ive Always Been Crazy is a country album by Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Victor in 1978. ... The Golden Rule is an ethical statement which is found in many religions and philosophies. ... Music Man is an album by Waylon Jennings, released in 1980 on RCA Victor. ... Leather and Lace is a duet album by Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, released on RCA Victor in 1981. ... Jessi Colter was born Mirriam Johnson on May 25, 1943. ... Black on Black is an album by Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Victor in 1982. ... Its Only Rock & Roll is a 1983 album by Waylon Jennings. ... Waylon and Company is an album by Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Records in 1983 and featuring duets with a large number of influential artists, including Hank Williams, Jr. ... Never Could Toe the Mark is an album by Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Victor in 1984. ... Turn the Page is a song written and recorded by Bob Seger. ... Sweet Mother Texas is an album by Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Records in 1986. ... Will the Wolf Survive is an album by Waylon Jennings, his debut for MCA Records after a twenty-year stay at RCA. First released in 1986, it proved a greater commercial success than the singers previous several releases, the peak of Jennings popularity having passed. ... Heroes is an album by country singers Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, release on Columbia Records in 1986 (see 1986 in music). ... For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... Hangin Tough is New Kids on the Blocks second album, which was released in 1988. ... A Man Called Hoss is a concept album by Waylon Jennings, released on MCA Records in 1987. ... Full Circle is variously the name of: A few albums by musical artists like The Doors, Rupert Holmes, Randy Travis, Pennywise, etc. ... The Eagle could refer to: Eddie Belfour, the Canadian ice-hockey goalkeeper in the NHL Michael Edwards, the British ski jumper, called Eddie the Eagle The Eagle comic The Eagle, a silent film starring Rudolph Valentino 96. ... Too Dumb for New York City, Too Ugly for L.A. is an album by Waylon Jennings, released on Epic Records in 1992. ... Ol Waylon Sings Ol Hank is an album by Waylon Jennings, released independently on WJ Records, the singers own label, in 1992. ... Cowboys, Sisters, Rascals & Dirt is an album by Waylon Jennings, released in 1993 through RCA Records and Ode 2 Kids Records. ... Waymores Blues (Part II) is an album by Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Records in 1994. ... Right for the Time is an album by Waylon Jennings, released on Justice Records, an independent label, in 1996. ... Closing in on the Fire (ARK 21, 1998) Closing in on the Fire is an album by the late Waylon Jennings. ... Live from Austin, TX is an album by Waylon Jennings, released on New West Records in 2006. ... Alternate cover 2006 re-release cover Ol Waylon Sings Ol Hank is an album by Waylon Jennings, released independently on WJ Records, the singers own label, in 1992. ...

Compilations

See also: 1969 in country music, 1970 in music, other events of 1970, 1971 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... The Best of Waylon Jennings is a 1970 album by Waylon Jennings released on RCA Records. ... See also: 1971 in country music, 1972 in music, other events of 1972, 1973 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events March — For the first time since 1967, Sonny James fails to hit the No. ... Heartaches by the Number is a popular and country song. ... See also: 1972 in country music, 1973 in music, other events of 1973, 1974 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Country musics most successful syndicated radio countdown program to date, American Country Countdown, makes its debut. ... See also: 1972 in country music, 1973 in music, other events of 1973, 1974 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Country musics most successful syndicated radio countdown program to date, American Country Countdown, makes its debut. ... See also: 1978 in country music, 1979 in music, other events of 1979, 1980 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Waylon Jennings, released in 1979 on RCA Victor. ... See also: 1983 in country music, 1984 in music, other events of 1984, 1985 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... Waylons Greatest Hits, Vol. ... See also: 1984 in country music, 1985 in music, other events of 1985, 1986 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // A story published in the New York Times declares that country music is dead. ... See also: 1984 in country music, 1985 in music, other events of 1985, 1986 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // A story published in the New York Times declares that country music is dead. ... See also: 1985 in country music, 1986 in music, other events of 1986, 1987 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events For the first time in its 42-year history, there is a new No. ... The Best of Waylon is a compilation album by Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Records in 1986, following the singers departure from the label. ... See also: 1988 in country music, 1989 in music, other events of 1989, 1990 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // (As certified by Billboard magazine) 1 - No. ... See also: 1988 in country music, 1989 in music, other events of 1989, 1990 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // (As certified by Billboard magazine) 1 - No. ... See also: 1992 in country music, 1993 in music, other events of 1993, 1994 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music // (as certified by Billboard magazine) 1 - No. ... See also: 1995 in country music, 1996 in music, other events of 1996, 1997 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music // June 28 - First annual Country Stampede Music Festival begins October 6 – Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are married, and quickly become country... See also: 1995 in country music, 1996 in music, other events of 1996, 1997 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music // June 28 - First annual Country Stampede Music Festival begins October 6 – Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are married, and quickly become country... See also: 1997 in country music, 1998 in music, other events of 1998, 1999 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music // January 10 – Retro Country USA, a weekly two-hour syndicated radio program spotlighting major country hits of the 1980s (along with some... See also: 1999 in country music, 2000 in music, other events of 2000, 2001 in country music, 2000s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... See also: 2003 in country music, 2004 in music, other events of 2004, 2005 in country music, 2000s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top hits of the year Number one hits (As certified by Billboard magazine) 1 – No. ... // January 14 – With the song, She Let Herself Go, George Strait scores his 40th No. ... Nashvile Rebel is a box set by Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Records through Legacy Recordings in 2006. ... See also: 2006 in country music, 2007 in music, other events of 2007, 2008 in country music and the List of years in Country Music // February 11 - It was a big night for country music artists at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, as they swept the awards...

With Willie Nelson

See also: 1977 in country music, 1978 in music, other events of 1978, 1979 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... Waylon & Willie, as the name implies, is a duet album by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, released on RCA Victor in 1978. ... See also: 1981 in country music, 1982 in music, other events of 1982, 1983 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top hits of the year Number one hits (As certified by Billboard magazine) January 9 – Fourteen Carat Mind – Gene Watson January... WWII is a duet album by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, released on RCA Victor in 1982. ... See also: 1982 in country music, 1983 in music, other events of 1983, 1984 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events March — In a span of two days, two major cable networks signed on the air. ... Take It to the Limit is an album by Willie Nelson with Waylon Jennings, released in 1983 on Columbia Records. ... See also: 1990 in country music, 1991 in music, other events of 1991, 1992 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music // One of country musics most successful albums ever was released in 1991. ... Clean Shirt is a split album by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, released on Epic Records in 1991. ... See also: 1998 in country music, 1999 in music, other events of 1999, 2000 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music // March 6 – Legendary performer George Jones, in the midst of a comeback this year, is seriously injured when he crashed his Lexus...

With The Highwaymen (Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash)

See also: 1984 in country music, 1985 in music, other events of 1985, 1986 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // A story published in the New York Times declares that country music is dead. ... Highwayman is a 1985 album by country supergroup The Highwaymen, comprising Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. ... < -- Please excuse the mess - this is a work in progress. ... Highwaymen 2 (Columbia Records, 1990) Highwayman 2 is an album by American country supergroup The Highwaymen. ... See also: 1994 in country music, 1995 in music, other events of 1995, 1996 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music // (as certified by Billboard magazine) 1 - No. ... The Road Goes on Forever is an album by American country supergroup The Highwaymen. ... See also: 1998 in country music, 1999 in music, other events of 1999, 2000 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music // March 6 – Legendary performer George Jones, in the midst of a comeback this year, is seriously injured when he crashed his Lexus... See also: 2004 in country music, 2005 in music, other events of 2005, 2006 in country music and the List of years in Country Music // April 30 - Billboard magazine renames the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart Hot Country Songs. ... The Road Goes on Forever is an album by American country supergroup The Highwaymen. ...

Other collaborations

See also: 1977 in country music, 1978 in music, other events of 1978, 1979 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... White Mansions is a 1978 album by various artists documenting life in the Confederacy during the Civil War. ... Jessi Colter was born Mirriam Johnson on May 25, 1943. ... Steve Cash is a singer-songwriter best remembered as a founding member of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils. ... See also: 1997 in country music, 1998 in music, other events of 1998, 1999 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music // January 10 – Retro Country USA, a weekly two-hour syndicated radio program spotlighting major country hits of the 1980s (along with some... The Old Dogs was a country supergroup, composed of the independently famous Waylon Jennings, Mel Tillis, Bobby Bare, and Jerry Reed. ... Bobby Bare Bobby Bare (born Robert Joseph Bare on April 7, 1935 in Ironton, Ohio) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... Jerry Reed Hubbard (born March 20, 1937) is an American country music singer, country guitarist, songwriter, and actor. ... Mel Tillis (born Lonnie Melvin Tillis August 8, 1932 in Tampa, Florida) is an American Country Music Singer. ... See also: 2003 in country music, 2004 in music, other events of 2004, 2005 in country music, 2000s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top hits of the year Number one hits (As certified by Billboard magazine) 1 – No. ... The Crickets The Crickets were the backing band from Texas in the United States, formed by singer/songwriter Buddy Holly in the 1950s. ...

Awards

Year Award Awards
2007 Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award Academy of Country Music
2007 Lifetime Achievement Award Nashville Songwriter's Festival
2006 Inducted to Hollywood's RockWall Hollywood's RockWall
2003 Ranked #5 CMT's 40 Greatest Men of Country Music
2001 Elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame Country Music Hall of Fame
1985 Single of the Year Academy of Country Music
1978 Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal Grammy
1976 Album of the Year Country Music Awards
1976 Single of the Year Country Music Awards
1976 Vocal Duo of the Year Country Music Awards
1975 Male Vocalist of the Year Country Music Awards
1969 Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal Grammy

See also: 2006 in country music, 2007 in music, other events of 2007, 2008 in country music and the List of years in Country Music // February 11 - It was a big night for country music artists at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, as they swept the awards... The Academy of Country Music (ACM) was founded in 1964 in Los Angeles, California. ... See also: 2006 in country music, 2007 in music, other events of 2007, 2008 in country music and the List of years in Country Music // February 11 - It was a big night for country music artists at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, as they swept the awards... // January 14 – With the song, She Let Herself Go, George Strait scores his 40th No. ... See also: 2002 in country music, 2003 in music, other events of 2003, 2004 in country music and the List of years in Country Music // March 10 – During a concert in London, England, Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines said that the band was ashamed the President of the United... Country Music Television, or CMT as it usually called, is an American country music oriented cable television channel. ... The 40 Greatest Men of Country Music is a three hour television special held in 2003 by CMT. The special counted down the men who have made the greatest contribution to the genre, as well as leaving behind the greatest impact. ... See also: 2000 in country music, 2001 in music, other events of 2001, 2002 in country music, 2000s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top hits of the year Number one hits (As certified by Billboard magazine) 1 - No. ... This official history of the Country Music Hall of Fame skirts the scandals well-documented by veteran Music Row historian Stacy Harris. ... This official history of the Country Music Hall of Fame skirts the scandals well-documented by veteran Music Row historian Stacy Harris. ... See also: 1984 in country music, 1985 in music, other events of 1985, 1986 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // A story published in the New York Times declares that country music is dead. ... The Academy of Country Music (ACM) was founded in 1964 in Los Angeles, California. ... See also: 1977 in country music, 1978 in music, other events of 1978, 1979 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal was first awarded in 1970. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... See also: 1975 in country music, 1976 in music, other events of 1976, 1977 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events No dates The C.B. craze was sweeping country music, as no less than three No. ... The Country Music Awards are voted on by business members of the Country Music Association. ... See also: 1975 in country music, 1976 in music, other events of 1976, 1977 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events No dates The C.B. craze was sweeping country music, as no less than three No. ... The Country Music Awards are voted on by business members of the Country Music Association. ... See also: 1975 in country music, 1976 in music, other events of 1976, 1977 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events No dates The C.B. craze was sweeping country music, as no less than three No. ... The Country Music Awards are voted on by business members of the Country Music Association. ... See also: 1974 in country music, 1975 in music, other events of 1975, 1976 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events March - The rocky marriage of George Jones and Tammy Wynette ends in divorce. ... The Country Music Awards are voted on by business members of the Country Music Association. ... See also: 1968 in country music, 1969 in music, other events of 1969, 1970 in country music, 1960s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal was first awarded in 1970. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...

References

  1. ^ http://www.wargs.com/other/jennings.html
  2. ^ http://www.cmt.com/artists/news/1452295/02142002/holly_buddy.jhtml
  3. ^ VH1's Behind the Music "The Day the Music Died" interview with Waylon Jennings
  • Denisoff, R. Serge. Waylon: A Biography (1983). Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. ISBN 0-87049-387-6.
  • Smith, John L. (compiled by) The Waylon Jennings Discography (1995). Greenwood Press. ISBN 0-313-29745-2
  • Jennings, Waylon, and Kaye, Lenny. Waylon: An Autobiography (1996). Warner Books. ISBN 0-446-60512-3.
  • Flippo, Chet. (1998). "Waylon Jennings." In The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Paul Kingsbury, Editor. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 263-4.

See also

Jessi Colter was born Mirriam Johnson on May 25, 1943. ... Waylon Albright (Shooter) Jennings (born May 19, 1979) is an American country music singer, and the only child of Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter. ... Willie Nelson (born Willie Hugh Nelson, April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... For other persons named Hank Williams, see Hank Williams (disambiguation). ... This article is about Hank Williams, Jr. ... Billy Joe Shaver (He was born August 16, 1939 in Corsicana, Texas) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... Harlan Perry Howard (September 8, 1927 - March 3, 2002) is an American Hall of Fame country music songwriter. ... For the Weezer song, see Buddy Holly (song). ... James Alan Hetfield (born 3 August 1963, Downey, California[1]) is the main songwriter, lead vocalist, guitarist and a founding member of the American thrash/heavy metal band Metallica. ... Willie Nelson Outlaw country was a significant trend in country music during the late 1960s and the 1970s (and even into the 1980s in some cases), commonly referred to as The Outlaw Movement (both by fans and by people in the music industry) or simply Outlaw music [1]. The focus... The Academy of Country Music (ACM) was founded in 1964 in Los Angeles, California. ... This is an alphabetical list of country music performers. ... The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The worlds best-selling music artists cannot be listed officially, as there is no organization that has recorded global music sales in the manner that the RIAA does in the United States. ... This is a list of inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ http://www.wargs.com/other/jennings.html
  2. ^ http://www.cmt.com/artists/news/1452295/02142002/holly_buddy.jhtml
  3. ^ VH1's Behind the Music "The Day the Music Died" interview with Waylon Jennings

External links

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NAME Jennings, Waylon Arnold
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Hoss
SHORT DESCRIPTION Country music artist
DATE OF BIRTH June 15, 1937
PLACE OF BIRTH Littlefield, Texas, United States of America
DATE OF DEATH February 13, 2002
PLACE OF DEATH Chandler, Arizona, United States of America

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Jennings rejected the conventions of Nashville, refusing to record with the industry's legions of studio musicians and insisting that his music never resemble the string-laden, pop-inflected sounds that were coming out of Nashville in the '60s and '70s.
Jennings was born and raised in Littlefield, TX, where he learned how to play guitar by the time he was eight.
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Waylon finally had a rock star recording contract, and he looked the part; Reshen had advised him to keep the beard he had grown in the hospital, in order to cultivate a more rock and roll image.
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