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How Buddy Holly Inspired Waylon Jennings to Be an ‘Outlaw’

Buddy Holly was one of the most influential artists in early rock & roll music. Songs like “Peggy Sue” and “That’ll Be the Day” cemented Holly as a major part of American musical history. However, many may not know that he had a hand in inspiring one of the forefathers of Outlaw Country. Holly and Waylon Jennings were friends before Waylon’s career really took off. Before he passed away, Holly made a major impression on Jennings that would help shape the world of country music for decades to come.
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Happy Birthday to Country Outlaw Legend Waylon Jennings

The original outlaw, Waylon Jennings made his mark on Country Music. Born June 15, 1937, Waylon Jennings would be 85 today. He began playing the guitar by the age of eight and performed on the radio by the time he was twelve. He formed his band and dropped out of school by 16, only to return to earn his diploma in his 60s.
CLEAR LAKE, IA
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On This Date: Waylon Jennings Was Topping The Charts With His 24th Studio Album, ‘Ol Waylon,’ In 1977

Even though Waylon Jennings hated one of his biggest hit songs, “Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love),” it helped him earn one of the highest-selling albums of his career. In April 1977, he released his 24th studio album, ‘Ol Waylon, which was his fourth solo album in a row to reach the top of the country charts. It hit #1 on May 27 and stayed at the top of the charts for 13 weeks to became country music’s […] The post On This Date: Waylon Jennings Was Topping The Charts With His 24th Studio Album, ‘Ol Waylon,’ In 1977 first appeared on Whiskey Riff.
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Last stop for Outlaw Waylon Jennings

Country legend and famous Outlaw Waylon Jennings was laid to rest in Mesa , Arizona. He might of not been the most notorious outlaw but he sure was the coolest . Most people do not remember he was going to fly with Buddy Holley on that faithful day in Iowa . He gave his seat up to the Big Bopper, That allowed him a chance at stardom .
MESA, AZ
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Waylon Jennings Luckenbach Texas (Video and Lyrics)

This Waylon Jennings song references a couple whose success has harmed their marriage, the singer suggests they go back to the simple life in Luckenbach, Texas. The Waylon Jennings Luckenbach Texas song is truly a country music classic. Country icon Waylon Jennings recorded “Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)” and released it as the first single from the album Ol’ Waylon in April 1977. This song reached #1 on the Billboard Country Music chart starting May 21, 1977 and held that position for six weeks.
TEXAS STATE
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GROWN UP COWGIRL: Great-Granddaughter of Waylon Jennings to Perform in C.F.

The descendant of a pair of country music legends is set to hit the stage in Chippewa Falls. Brianna Harness, great-granddaughter of country stars Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, is scheduled to perform at Every Buddy’s Bar and Grill in Chippewa Falls on Saturday, March 26, alongside her father Struggle Jennings and special guests Caitlynne Curtis and A Killer’s Confession. While the young singer-songwriter has country music in her veins, she said that doesn’t influence her musical stylings.
CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI