There are some artists that I just feel a connection with and Waylon Jennings was the first country artist that seemed like a kindred spirit to mine. Waylon had his own way of doing things. He had his own sound, his own look, his own image and did things his way.
If you know anything about me at all you know that Waylon Jennings was one of my musical heroes. I loved that outlaw sound and the renegade coolness that seeped out of him. He was just cool without even trying to be and I loved that rebel style and sound.
One of the greatest things about growing up in my family were the vacations we would take. My dad would plan a trip for us every other year or so. We drove to California one year, Texas another year, took a trip to our nation's capitol, went to Florida and many more.
Everyone has their list of the their favorite artists. The singers who, no matter what they do, you are going to buy their music. I have my list. Many of them are no longer with us but I probably have every single song they have ever recorded. The ones who are still with us can still count on me to …
I grew up listening to country music. Buck Owens and Charley Pride and Eddy Arnold were cranked in our house more often than not. I loved that music but it wasn't until I heard the voice of the outlaw Waylon Jennings that I truly got some red in my neck.
This week marked the 10th anniversary of Waylon Jennings‘ death, and in celebration of his life and career, his family announced plans to release an album of unreleased material. ‘Goin’ Down Rockin’: The Final Recordings’ will be released sometime this year.