Waylon Jennings

Waylon Jennings was an American country singer, born on June 15, 1937 in Littlefield, Texas. He began playing guitar at a young age and made his first radio performance at twelve years old. Determined to pursue a career in music, Jennings left high school at sixteen and worked as a performer and DJ in various locations. In 1958, he had his first recording session arranged by Buddy Holly and joined him as a bass player. However, he gave up his seat on the ill-fated flight that tragically took the lives of Holly and other musicians.

Jennings went on to form The Waylors, a rockabilly club band that gained popularity as the house band at "JD's" in Scottsdale, Arizona. After recording for several indie labels, he found success when he signed with RCA Victor. His career reached new heights with the release of the critically acclaimed album "Honky Tonk Heroes," which showcased his collaboration with Billy Joe Shaver.

In the 1970s, Jennings played a pivotal role in establishing outlaw country music alongside Willie Nelson, Tompall Glaser, and his wife Jessi Colter. Together they recorded country music's first platinum album titled "[m=203366]." In the 1980s, Jennings became part of another supergroup called The Highwaymen along with Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Johnny Cash.


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