Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Wayback Wednesday: Waylon Jennings at the Country Music Hall of Fame

Among the many folks at the Country Music Hall of Fame, you will find Waylon Jennings.  He was elected in 2002. 

The inscription reads, "With four decades of chart records, Texas native Waylon Jennings is one of country music's most consistent hitmakers.  While playing bass in Buddy Holly's band, he gave up his seat on Holly's fatal 1959 flight to J.P. Richardson.  In 1965 Bobby Bare helped sign Jennings to RCA.  his lean, bass-driven sound, long dark hair, and black attire defined his trademark outlaw image in the 1970s.  His many hits include "I'm a Ramblin' Man" and "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way."  In 1976, he was part of country music's first platinum album, "Wanted! The Outlaws."  His famous duets with Willie Nelson include "Good Hearted Woman" and "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys."  Jennings also scored hits with wife Jessi Colter, Jerry Reed, Hank Williams, Jr., and as one of the Highwaymen (Jennings, Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson)."