Waylon Jennings facts for kids
|Birth name||Waylon Arnold Jennings|
|Also known as||Hoss|
June 15, 1937|
Littlefield, Texas, US
|Died||February 13, 2002
Chandler, Arizona, US
On February 3, 1959, while playing shows with Holly, he gave up his airplane seat to J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. The airplane crashed after it took off killing Richarson, Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly. Jennings claimed that in the years afterward he felt severe guilt over the crash.
By the 1970s, Jennings had become associated with a country music scene known as outlaw country. Jennings recorded a series of albums with Willie Nelson in the late 1970s which increased the popularity of the outlaw country sound.
In 1979, he recorded the theme song for the television show The Dukes of Hazzard. Jennings also became the narrator of the show for all seven seasons.
In 2001, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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