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Singer-songwriter, musician

Waylon Arnold Jennings (pronounced ˈweɪlən ˈdʒɛnɪŋz; June 15, 1937 – February 13, 2002) 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....Wikipedia

Age: 64 (age at death)
Born: 15th June, 1937, Littlefield, Texas, USA
Died: 13th February, 2002, Chandler, Arizona, USA
Height: 6' 0½" (184 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Country, outlaw country, country rock, progressive country

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A Man Called Hoss

A Man Called Hoss (1987)

A Man Called Hoss is a concept album by Waylon Jennings, released on MCA Records in 1987. It is a quasi-autobiographical record which chronicles Jennings' life and experiences in ten "chapters", each of which corresponds with a single track on the album; the titles of these chapters are: "Childhood", "Texas", "First Love", "Lost Love", "Nashville", "Crazies", "Drugs", "Jessi", "Reflections" and "The Beginning". Each song was written in collaboration with Roger Murrah, who is given credit on the album's cover. "Rough and Rowdy Days" was Jennings' second-to-last top ten single, reaching #6 on the country charts. The album, in turn, peaked at #22.

Are You Ready For The Country
Closing In on the Fire
Don't Think Twice
Dreaming My Dreams
 

So I`m not very popular here with those inside the system, as you might guess. I never wanted to be.

 

I may be crazy, but it keeps me from going insane.

 

He claimed that his guitarist Jimmy Byrd was the only other man who could perform his trademark "Chicken Picking" style of guitar playing and often called him "Abe Lincoln" due to his resemblance to former president Abraham Lincoln.

 

Stevie Nicks wrote her 1981 hit "Leather & Lace" at Jennings` request, as a song for he and wife Jessi Colter. It was his intent that they would record the song at a future time. However, by the time Nicks finished penning the song, Waylon and Jessi had split. Nicks recorded it with Don Henley (of The Eagles). The Nicks/Henley version was included on her 1981 LP "Bella Donna" and went to #6 on the US charts. Waylon and Jessi never made a studio recording of the song.

Saddle Rash

Saddle Rash (2002)

Armless gunslinger Slim (Sam Seder) comes to town seeking revenge against bank robber Tommy Morgan (H...

18 Wheels of Justice
The Long Kill
The Angry Beavers
Maverick

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