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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Who Was Waylon Jennings

In my honest personal feeling one of the greatest singers in the world was Waylon Arnold Jennings was born in June 1937. Jennings was an American singer, songwriter and musician. Music was part of Waylon's life early on when he was 8 he started playing guitar and at 14 he was performing on the radio. His first band, The Texas Longhorns, would perform on radio stations through the 1950s. Jennings would meet the great Buddy Holly in 1958 and his first chance would begin. Waylon would play the bass in Holly's band. It was the late Buddy Holly who would meet fate when the plane crashed and killed him and many members of the band. Waylong Jennings would give up his seat on the plane thus changing his own history.

Waylong Jennings would find work as a DJ in Coolidge, Arizona and Phoenix. He would also form a rockabilly club band known as the Waylors. In the `970s Jennings would become part of the Outlaw Country movement and release songs such as honky tonk heroes

The Outlaws Willie Nelson, Tompall Glaser , Jessi Colter and Waylong Jennings would hit planinum country music with the album Wanted. In 1978 Jennings performed with various artisst as they documented the lives of people in the Confederacy during the War for Southern Independence.

In the early '80s Waylon Jennings would struggle with addictions to cocaine, he would kick it by 1984. After his addiction battles Jennings would join the group The Highwaymen. Waylon, Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash would perform together between 1985 and 1995. This would be the last group he was part of. By 1999 and 2001 he would not be able to travel much due to health issues, Jennings would die from complications of diabetes Feb, 13, 2002.

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