Waylon Jennings

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Waylon Arnold Jennings (born June 15, 1937 in Littlefield, Texas, died February 13, 2002 in Chandler, Arizona), was an American country music singer, musician, and actor. A self-taught guitar player, he rose to prominence as a bass player for Buddy Holly following the break-up of The Crickets. He escaped death in the February 3, 1959 plane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper when he gave up his seat to the latter. By the 1970s, he had become associated with so-called "outlaws," an informal group of musicians who worked outside of the Nashville corporate scene. A series of duet albums with Willie Nelson in the late 1970s culminated in the 1978 crossover hit, "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys". In 1979, he recorded the theme song for the hit television show The Dukes of Hazzard, and also served as the narrator ("The Balladeer") for all seven seasons of the show.


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    Lord it's the same old tune, fiddle and guitar
    Where do we take it from here?
    Rhinestone suits and new shiny cars
    It's been the same way for years
    We need to change
    Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way  -  267,491 plays
    I've been down to Mississippi
    Down through New Orlean
    Yes I have
    I've played in California
    There ain't too much I haven't seen
    I'm a Ramblin' Man  -  194,882 plays
    The only two things in life that make it worth livin'
    Is guitars that tune good and firm feelin' women
    I don't need my name in the marquee lights
    I got my song and I got you with me tonight
    Maybe it's time we got back to the basics of love
    Luckenbach, Texas (Back To The Basics Of Love)  -  174,696 plays
    a long time forgotten the dreams that just fell by the way
    the good life he promised ain't what she's been living today
    but she never complains of bad times and the bad things he's done
    she just talks about the good they've had
    and all the good times to come
    Good Hearted Woman  -  134,337 plays
  5. Theme From The Dukes Of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys)  -  123,870 plays
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