History Music / WaylonJennings

13th Feb '16 1:05:34 PM MarkLungo
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Jennings first worked with Music/BuddyHolly in the 1950s, nearly losing his life prematurely in the notorious airplane crash that killed Holly et al. (He gave his seat to The Big Bopper.) After a failed single for [=A&M=] Records, he recorded for RCA from 1965 through 1986, first reaching #1 in 1974 with "This Time." A guest appearance on ''Wanted! The Outlaws'' -- a multi-artist album which was the first country music album ever to earn a platinum certification -- kicked his career into high gear.

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Jennings first worked with Music/BuddyHolly in the 1950s, nearly losing his life prematurely in the notorious airplane crash that killed Holly et al. (He gave his seat to The Big Bopper.) After a failed single for [=A&M=] Records, he recorded for RCA Creator/RCARecords from 1965 through 1986, first reaching #1 in 1974 with "This Time." A guest appearance on ''Wanted! The Outlaws'' -- a multi-artist album which was the first country music album ever to earn a platinum certification -- kicked his career into high gear.
2nd Jan '16 6:39:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Jennings always drew from a wide range of influences, which left RCA struggling to figure out how to market him in the 60s. They ended up labeling his style as [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly "folk country"]] (as opposed to "folk rock"), but no one really understood what that was supposed to mean; he even had the original hit version of "[=MacArthur=] Park" (which was made far more famous by disco diva DonnaSummer). His producers tried to fit his eclectic style into standard Nashville formulas with mixed results. It wasn't until the birth of the "outlaw" movement in the early 70s that he found a comfortable fit.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Jennings always drew from a wide range of influences, which left RCA struggling to figure out how to market him in the 60s. They ended up labeling his style as [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly "folk country"]] (as opposed to "folk rock"), but no one really understood what that was supposed to mean; he even had the original hit version of "[=MacArthur=] Park" (which was made far more famous by disco diva DonnaSummer).Music/DonnaSummer). His producers tried to fit his eclectic style into standard Nashville formulas with mixed results. It wasn't until the birth of the "outlaw" movement in the early 70s that he found a comfortable fit.
18th Nov '15 3:08:06 PM IlGreven
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* NarratorAllAlong: "Good-Hearted Woman". The third singing of the chorus shifts from third to first person.
19th Mar '15 1:35:54 AM zero5889
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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: "Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys"

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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: {{Invoked|Trope}} with "Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys"Cowboys".
17th Jan '15 1:57:00 AM bt8257
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* IWishedYouWereDead: A rather tragic example. After Music/BuddyHolly won a coin flip, Jennings was forced to take a bus to Minnesota while Holly took a plane. When Holly joked "I hope your bus freezes!", Jennings joked back "I hope your damn plane crashes!". [[SurvivorGuilt Jennings was haunted by those words for years.]]

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* IWishedYouWereDead: A rather tragic example. After Music/BuddyHolly won a coin flip, Jennings was forced to take a bus to Minnesota while Holly took a plane. When Holly joked "I "Well, I hope your ol' bus freezes!", freezes up." Jennings joked back "I "[[FunnyAneurysmMoment Well, I hope your damn ol' plane crashes!". crashes.]]" [[SurvivorGuilt Jennings He was haunted by those words for years.the rest of his life.]]
28th Jun '14 11:19:50 AM MarkLungo
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Many of his songs, including "I'm a Ramblin' Man," "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way," "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)," are considered cornerstones of country music. His biggest crossover hit was the "Theme from ''TheDukesOfHazzard (Good Ol' Boys)." By the mid-eighties, the hits started to MCA Records brought only a handful of hits, including his last #1, "Rose in Paradise." He moved again to Epic Records in 1990, managing the #5 "Wrong," the last big hit of his career, but he continued to record consistently until complications of diabetes brought his career to an end.

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Many of his songs, including "I'm a Ramblin' Man," "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way," "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)," are considered cornerstones of country music. His biggest crossover hit was the "Theme from ''TheDukesOfHazzard ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' (Good Ol' Boys)." By the mid-eighties, the hits started to MCA Records brought only a handful of hits, including his last #1, "Rose in Paradise." He moved again to Epic Records Creator/EpicRecords in 1990, managing the #5 "Wrong," the last big hit of his career, but he continued to record consistently until complications of diabetes brought his career to an end.
10th May '14 5:29:59 PM Premonition45
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* PartingWordsRegret / SurvivorGuilt: After "The Day the Music Died", Jennings admitted he felt he shouldn't have jokingly cursed Holly's plane to crash after losing his plane seat to him in a coin flip.



* SurvivorGuilt: After "The Day the Music Died", Jennings admitted he felt he shouldn't have jokingly cursed Holly's plane to crash after losing his plane seat to him in a coin flip.
29th Apr '14 6:24:21 PM Premonition45
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Waylon Arnold Jennings (1937-2002) was a CountryMusic artist. He was known as one of the frontrunners for the "outlaw country" sound of TheSeventies, joining WillieNelson and MerleHaggard in that regard.

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Waylon '''Waylon Arnold Jennings (1937-2002) Jennings''' (June 15, 1937 -- February 13, 2002) was a CountryMusic artist. He was known as one of the frontrunners for the "outlaw country" sound of TheSeventies, joining WillieNelson Music/WillieNelson and MerleHaggard Music/MerleHaggard in that regard.



* SuperGroup: The Highwaymen with WillieNelson, JohnnyCash, and Kris Kristofferson.

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* SuperGroup: The Highwaymen with WillieNelson, JohnnyCash, Music/WillieNelson, Music/JohnnyCash, and Kris Kristofferson.Music/KrisKristofferson.
27th Dec '13 9:36:36 AM Kalmbach
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* GenerationXerox: His son Shooter, in 2006, released his first album, titled ''[[AwesomeMcCoolname Put The 'O' Back In]] [[CountryMatters Country]]''.

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* GenerationXerox: His son Shooter, in 2006, released his first album, titled ''[[AwesomeMcCoolname Put The 'O' Back In]] [[CountryMatters Country]]''. Shooter also played his father in the movie ''WalkTheLine''
9th Nov '13 1:03:46 PM Ezclee4050
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* ClipShow: His 1983 album ''It's Only Rock & Roll'' ends with a medley of re-recorded versions of eight of his biggest hits.
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