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Waylon Jennings

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Biography

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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Top Songs

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  1.  
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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  -  229,625 plays
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    I've been down the Mississippi
    Down through New Orleans, yes I have
    I've played in California
    There ain't too much I haven't seen, no there ain't
    Lord, I'm a ramblin' man
    I'm a Ramblin' Man  -  169,734 plays
  3. Luckenbach, Texas (Back To The Basics Of Love)  -  139,291 plays
  4. Theme From The Dukes Of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys)  -  118,459 plays
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    A long time forgotten the dreams that just fell by the way
    The good life he promised, ain't what she's living today
    But she never complains of the bad times
    And the bad things he's done Lord
    She just talks about the good times they've had
    Good Hearted Woman  -  112,784 plays
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