Mostly Credited As: Waylon Jennings
Sometimes Credited As: The Highwaymen
Birth Name: Waylon Arnold Jennings
Date Of Birth: June 15, 1937 (Age 64)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Littlefield, Texas
Date Of Death: February 13, 2002
Cause Of Death: Diabetes in Chandler, Arizona
Height: 6' 0 ½" (1.84 m)
Legendary country music singer known as the father of the "Outlaw Movement' in the genre. Jennings was known just as much for his hard-living lifestyle as he was for his music. On television, he is best remembered as the Balladeer on the hit CBS series The Dukes of Hazzard.
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Is the father of Waylon Albright "Shooter" Jennings.
Was married to Jessi Colter.
Has an RV Park named for him in his hometown of Littlefield, TX.
Played bass for Buddy Holley's band in the legendary rocker's final tour. Gave up his seat on the plane which crashed and killed Holley to J. P. Richardson aka "The Big Bopper."
Called his backing band "The Waylors."
Brother Tommy Jennings was also a country music singer.
Named for his uncles Wade and Gaylon.
Refused all offers to reprise his role as "the Balladeer" in the 1995 Dukes of Hazzard reunion movie. Fellow country singer Don Williams took over the role.
Shared the same birthday (June 15) as former New York governor Mario Cuomo.
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