This weekend is dedicated to Waylon Jennings! Starting this Friday, Mustang 1071 is playing a double shot every hour.
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Waylon Jennings is considered to be one of the founding pioneers of the Outlaw Movement in Country Music. He was born in Littlefield, Texas. He started playing guitar at 8 years and by the time he turned 12, Waylon Jennings was singing live on the radio. He called his first band the Texas Longhorns.
Waylon Jennings quit school and hit the road at 16 to pursue music full-time. He moved to Arizona and worked as a radio DJ.
Waylon Jennings met Buddy Holly in 1958. Holly hired Jennings to play bass in his band. Waylon almost boarded the plane that killed Buddy Holly, JP The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens, but lost his seat in a coin toss. Jennings continued to play rockabilly music for the next few years with little success.
Eventually, his career took a turning point in the 1970s when he started to play the music that some dubbed “outlaw country.”
Waylon Jennings was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.