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"...Survival is its own reward, and Waylon Jennings, who's raised at least 16 different kinds of hell since 1976's Wanted: The Outlaws, has come full circle. Not only is there a song called "Living Legends, part 2" on Right for the Time, there's also "Cactus, Texas" (does "Maybe once we're there we'll find out who we are" sound familiar?) and Paul Simon's "The Boxer." No, this isn't Waylon's Across the Borderline, but it isn't Waylon: The Sequel Album, either..."
"...Get ready!" advises Waylon Jenning's longtime lead guitarist/right-hand man Jerry Bridges, indicating that an all-too-brief 10-minute interview is over. Jennings, 59 years old this day, is about to face a large private audience of Harley enthusiasts in town for a convention...."
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"...Waymore's Package Store, a few blocks off Highway 84 in Littlefield, has a lot more than just beer, liquor, and cigarettes. In the back room is an astonishing collection of Waylon Jennings memorabilia in a folk-art museum dedicated to the town's most famous native son...."
"...Texas Outlaws(Compadre)Lonesome, On'ry and Mean: A Tribute to Waylon Jennings(Dualtone) As the only real outlaws music has seen in the past 10 years are probably Napster nerds, Waylon Jennings, who passed last February at age 64, sure picked a sorry time to check out. Hip-hop has turned hard living (and living hard) into press-kit fodder, while the stubble-chinned fusion of country chords and rock edge that Jennings perfected has been hopelessly diluted by the Kenny Chesney pretty-boy brigade..."
"...3 stars-- Christopher Hess WAYLON JENNINGS..."
"...Waylon: Tales of My Outlaw Dadby Terry Jennings Hachette Books, 272 pp., $27 The Grand Tour: The Life and Music of George Jonesby Rich Kienzle Dey Street Books/HarperCollins, 288 pp., $27.99..."
"...Waylon JenningsWaylon Live: The Expanded Edition (BMG Heritage) It might be hard to remember how radical the "outlaw country" movement sounded in the early Seventies, but Waylon Live ought to clear away the fog. In 1974, Waylon and the Waylors kicked ass at shows in Dallas and Austin that were recorded for a live album released in '76..."
"...Waylon JenningsPhase One: The Early Years 1958-1964 (Hip-O) When Chet Atkins first signed Waylon Jennings to RCA Records, he was unsure what niche to put the singer in, labeling him "folk-country" and hoping to cash in on the folkie boom of the day. Some of Phase One could be called "folk-country," but coming after Jennings' nearly ill-fated stint in Buddy Holly's Crickets, the material on this single disc collection is nothing if not eclectic..."
"...He's penned some of the most indelible tunes in all of country music. His canon helped change the course of Nashville, most notably when Waylon Jennings cut his material on 1973's Honky Tonk Heroes, considered a foundational document of outlaw country...."
"...Not Fade Away also resulted in the Crickets backing Griffith on a yearlong tour. Buddy Holly's bassist on the last tour, Waylon Jennings, plays Griffith's part on The Crickets & Their Buddies, offering "Well ....."
"...More immediately, the band has plans to release an indie single in September and a Elektra EP early next year -- both featuring a pair of songs recorded with Waylon Jennings. Even better, Miller says there's an outside chance they'll fall off the road for a few weeks next year to back Jennings for a full album..."
"...Waylon JenningsWaterloo Park, March 31 It's going on 30 years since Waylon, Willie, and the boys grabbed the country music establishment by the collar and gave it a good shakin'. It's hard to imagine a time when their brand of country would have riled as many people as it did in the early Seventies, but "outlaw country" as it was practiced then had a hard edge and an attitude that makes lots of today's alt.country sound pretty namby-pamby by comparison..."
"..."I've always felt that blues, rock & roll, and country are just about a beat apart." Thus reads the introductory quote on www.waylon.com, the Web site for a good ol' boy who was so well known he didn't even need to use his full name in the URL. Littlefield, Texas, native Waylon Jennings, who passed away Feb..."
"...We caught up with Jessi Colter on the way back from the beauty salon in Scottsdale, Ariz. Needless to say, it's been a rough couple of years since Waylon Jennings died...."
"...Waylon Jennings Hoot Night Hole in the Wall, April 24 Carla Bozulich & Friends perform Willie Nelson's Red Headed Stranger Emo's, April 26 Waylon Jennings is gone now, but he will be forever etched into the public consciousness as fellow outlaw and duet partner to Willie Nelson. In that sense, it's fitting these two shows went down within a couple of days of each other..."
"...Even better, sometimes it's not. M.M.1972: Waylon Jennings/Commander Cody, AWHQ..."
"...Equally precious, also never-to-be-performed-again jewel from that supernatural night in Zilker Park 2006, Waylon Jennings' "Bob Wills Is Still the King" has its roots in Holly too, if only by extension. Jennings famously gave up his seat on the plane that killed Holly on Feb..."
"...One guy who didn't get on the airplane with Holly and Richardson on that February day was Waylon Jennings. His hometown of Littlefield, about 40 miles northwest of Lubbock, renamed the main drag through town Waylon Jennings Boulevard...."