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Waylon Jennings

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Who is Waylon Jennings?

Waylon Jennings: Waylon Arnold Jennings was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. Jennings began playing guitar at 8 and began performing at 12 on KVOW radio. His first band was The Texas Longhorns. Jennings worked as a D.J. on KVOW, KDAV, KYTI, and KLLL. In 1958, Buddy Holly arranged Jennings's first recording session, of “Jole Blon” and “When Sin Stops.” Holly hired him to play bass. In Clear Lake, Iowa, Jennings gave up his seat on the ill-fated flight that killed Holly and others to J. P. Richardson, who was suffering from a cold. The day of the flight was later known as The Day the Music Died. Jennings then worked as a D.J. in Coolidge, Arizona, and Phoenix. He formed a rockabilly club band, The Waylors. He recorded for independent label Trend Records and A&M Records, before succeeding with RCA Victor after achieving creative control.

  • also known as Waylon; Waylon Arnold Jennings; Jennings, Waylon; Hoss; Wayland Arnold Jennings
  • born on (78 years ago) in Littlefield, child of Lorene Beatrice Shipley and William Alvin Jennings
  • nationality: United States of America
  • profession: Musician, singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, record producer, composer, disc jockey
  • member of musical groups:
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  • parent of
  • died on (13 years ago) in Chandler of diabetes mellitus
  • genres: Outlaw country, Country, Country rock, Progressive country, Rockabilly
  • albums: "Only the Greatest", "Love of the Common People", "Hangin' On", "Honky Tonk Heroes", "Dreaming My Dreams", "A Man Called Hoss", "Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line: The RCA Years", "Right for the Time", "20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Waylon Jennings", "Never Say Die: Live", "Legendary", "Lonesome, On'ry and Mean", "Are You Ready for the Country", "Cowboys, Sisters, Rascals and Dirt", "Full Circle", "Greatest Hits", "Hangin' Tough", "All American Country", "New Classic Waylon", "Ol' Waylon", "RCA Country Legends", "Super Hits", "The Best of", "The Eagle", "The Essential Waylon Jennings", "The Hits", "The Journey: Destiny's Child", "The Journey: Six Strings Away", "The Ramblin' Man", "This Time / The Ramblin' Man / Dreaming My Dreams", "Too Dumb for New York City, Too Ugly for L.A.", "Ultimate Waylon Jennings", "Waylon and Company", "Waylon Jennings: Legendary Country Singer", "Waylon Live", "Waylon", "Waymore's Blues (Part II)", "White Lightning", "Will the Wolf Survive", "The Taker / Tulsa", "Waylon Sings Ol' Harlan", "Waylon at JD's", "Don't Think Twice", "Just to Satisfy You", "Jewels", "The One and Only", "Cedartown, Georgia", "Leavin' Town", "Country-Folk"
  • filmography:
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  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to Country Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year
      • nominated to Country Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year
      • nominated to Country Music Association Award for Entertainer of the Year
      • nominated to Country Music Association Award for Album of the Year - "The Ramblin' Man", with RCA Records
      • nominated to Country Music Association Award for Song of the Year - "Rainy Day Woman"
      • Country Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year
      • nominated to Country Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year
      • nominated to Country Music Association Award for Entertainer of the Year
      • nominated to Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year - "Good Hearted Woman", with RCA Records & Willie Nelson
      • nominated to Country Music Association Award for Album of the Year - "Wanted! The Outlaws", with Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter, Tompall Glaser
      • nominated to Country Music Association Award for Vocal Duo of the Year, with Willie Nelson
      • Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year - "Good Hearted Woman", with Willie Nelson & RCA Records
      • Country Music Association Award for Album of the Year - "Wanted! The Outlaws", with Tompall Glaser, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter
      • Country Music Association Award for Vocal Duo of the Year, with Willie Nelson
      • nominated to Country Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year
      • nominated to Country Music Association Award for Entertainer of the Year
      • nominated to Country Music Association Award for Album of the Year - "Ol' Waylon"
      • nominated to Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year - "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)", with RCA Records
      • nominated to Academy of Country Music Award for Album of the Year - "Ol' Waylon"
      • nominated to Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year - "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)"
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys", with Willie Nelson
      • nominated to Country Music Association Award for Album of the Year - "Waylon & Willie"
      • nominated to Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year - "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys", with Willie Nelson & RCA Records
      • nominated to Country Music Association Award for Vocal Duo of the Year, with Willie Nelson
      • nominated to Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year - "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys", with Willie Nelson
      • Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" (Artists), with Willie Nelson
      • nominated to Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year - "Amanda", with RCA Records
      • nominated to Academy of Country Music Award for Male Vocalist of the Year
      • nominated to Academy of Country Music Award for Entertainer of the Year
      • nominated to Academy of Country Music Award for Album of the Year - "Greatest Hits"
      • nominated to Academy of Country Music Award for Single Record of the Year - "Amanda"
      • nominated to American Music Award for Favorite Country Album - "Greatest Hits"
      • nominated to American Music Award for Favorite Country Single - "Amanda"
      • nominated to American Music Award for Favorite Country Male Artist
      • nominated to American Music Award for Favorite Country Album - "Music Man"
      • nominated to Country Music Association Award for Vocal Duo of the Year, with Jessi Colter
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - "(Sitin' on) The Dock of the Bay", with Willie Nelson
      • nominated to American Music Award for Favorite Country Album - "Greatest Hits"
      • nominated to Country Music Association Award for Vocal Duo of the Year, with Willie Nelson
      • nominated to Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Duo of the Year
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - "Take It to the Limit", with Willie Nelson
      • nominated to Academy of Country Music Award for Video of the Year - "America", with David Hogan
      • nominated to Country Music Association Award for Vocal Duo of the Year, with Willie Nelson
  • official website: www.waylon.com

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Waylon Jennings is a fictional character from the 2005 drama film Walk The Line.

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Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide Music Dictionary (2010)

by Dr. Stanford Felix

A reaction to the softened Nashville sound, performers such as Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson performed music whose “outlaw” lyrics were about working men, drugs, drinking, and fighting, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Country Music (2004)

Jessi Colter & Waylon Jennings, Leather and ...

Google previewThe Fourth of July Encyclopedia (2007)

by James R. Heintze

This ¡0-hour marathon featured seven acts, including Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, and the Stray Cats. Ronstadt and Harris were noted for creating connections between country music and the Los Angeles popular music mainstream by including ...

Google previewA Cherokee Encyclopedia (2007)

by Robert J. Conley

Some of them include the following: Tom Mix, Walter Brennan, Art Acord, Vice President John Nance Garner, Bob Barker, Oral Roberts , Elvis Presley, Sally Richardson, Keely Smith, Jimi Hendrix, Dotty West, Cher, Kim Basinger, James Brown, Rita Coolidge, Kevin Costner, Shannon Elizabeth, James Garner, Val Kilmer, Eartha Kitt, Burt Reynolds, Tina Turner, Dennis Weaver, Loretta Lynn, Crystal Gayle, Peggy Sue, Mel McDaniel, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Classic Rock (2017)

by David Luhrssen, Michael Larson

Waylon Jennings (“Clyde”), and Jose Feliciano (“Magnolia”). Clapton's rendition of Cale's ...

Google previewBritannica Student Encyclopedia (2014)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc

Later country stars included Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton, Randy Travis, ...

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I may be crazy, but it keeps me from going insane. (Waylon Jennings)
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