Waylon Jennings was a musician, singer and songwriter who was a native of the USA. His genres included country, outlaw country rockabilly and country rock. The recipient of many awards and honours, Jennings became one of the best-known artists in country music.
Waylon Jennings was born Waylon Arnold Jennings in Littlefield, Texas on June 15th 1937. Interested in music from a young age, he was playing in a band and working as a radio DJ by the age of 12. In 1965 he had his first hit with ‘Stop the World (And Let Me Off)’. His music evolved over the years and he went on to have a successful recording career.
From 1985 to 1995 Jennings was a member of ‘The Highwaymen’, a country group which included Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Johnny Cash. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001. Jennings was the composer and singer of the theme song for the comedy television series ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’. He was also a narrator for the show.
Waylon Jennings, award winning musician, singer and songwriter, died aged 64 in the year 2002 On This Day.