Archive for the ‘Waylon Jennings’ Category

The Highway Men Live in Las Vegas

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings

Monday, February 16th, 2015

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Thank you, Phil Weisman, for sending along these photos.

This day in Willie Nelson History: Grammy Awards (1979)

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

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On February 15, 1979, Willie Nelson was awarded a Grammy for Best Country Vocal performance, Male, for “Georgia On My Mind”; and Best Country Vocal Duo or Group, with Waylon Jennings, for “Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys

Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

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This day in Willie Nelson History: “Highwayman” album certified Gold (Feb. 10, 1986)

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

On February 10, 1986, “The HighwayMan” album, is certified gold for Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson

1. Highwayman
2. The Last Cowboy Song
3. Jim, I Wore A Tie Today
4. Big River
5. Committed To Parkview
6. Desperados Waiting For A Train
7. Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)
8. Welfare Line
9. Against The Wind
10. The Twentieth Century Is Almost Over

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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

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“Wanted the Outlaws” makes musical history in 1976

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

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by: Stephen Betts

Waylon Jennings once famously said he “couldn’t go pop with a mouthful of firecrackers,” yet with an album of previously released material, he did help country music reach a milestone heretofore reserved for pop and rock albums. On this day in 1976, Wanted! The Outlaws, an LP on which Jennings was featured alongside his wife Jessi Colter, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter and Tompall Glaser, became country music’s first platinum-certified LP, signifying sales of one million.

Although Jennings had begun the transformation from slick Countrypolitan to renegade with the 1972 album Ladies Love Outlaws, this compilation, released on RCA, gave an official name to a country-music movement reserved for artists outside the mainstream. Raucous, rebellious and decidedly uninterested in the blend of pop and country that was storming the charts at the time (and continues to do so today), the Outlaw Movement was also spurred on by such landmark events as the 1976 debut of the long-running PBS series Austin City Limits.

“Their music didn’t conform to the country norm of songs of divorce and alcohol and life’s other miseries,” wrote Chet Flippo in the Wanted! liner notes. At the time, Flippo was New York bureau chief for Rolling Stone. He would become senior editor a year later.

On the original LP, Jennings performed “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys,” and “Honky Tonk Heroes,” among others, while his wife’s contributions included “You Mean to Say” and a duet with Jennings on the Elvis Presley hit “Suspicious Minds.” Glaser’s 1975 hit “Put Another Log on the Fire” was also included, as was a “live” version of Nelson and Jennings doing “Good Hearted Woman.” The song became a Number One hit for the pair.

Wanted! The Outlaws received a 20th-anniversary CD reissue in 1996 featuring 10 bonus tracks, but it’s those original 11 songs that helped make country music history.

 

This day in Willie Nelson history: “Wanted: The Outlaws” — 1st country album to go platinum

Monday, November 24th, 2014

On November 24, 1976, “Wanted: the Outlaws” became the first country album to receive the new platinum certification, signifying one million units shipped.

The album, featuring Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Tompall Glaser and Jessie Colter was certified gold on March 30, 1976.

Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, EmmyLou Harris, Chet Atkins, “Good Hearted Woman”

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Willie Nelson’s Braids, Highwaymen Items up for Auction at Waylon Jennings Auction (10/5/14)

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

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by: Samantha Stephens

The late Waylon Jennings was one of a kind. And let’s admit it. Any of us would be thrilled to own one of the Country Music Hall of Famer’s personal belongings.

If you’re willing to pay what we can assume will be a hefty price, you can make that dream come true this fall.

Jennings’ wife Jessi Colter is at the helm of an auction of some of his most prized possessions to benefit the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Many of the 2,000-plus items up for grabs are nothing short of mind-blowing. The singer counted Buddy Holly, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash among his famous friends, and the items up for auction underscore the closeness of those relationships.

At the center of this massive collection is a British-made Ariel Cyclone motorcycle Holly bought in 1958. Jennings gave up his seat to Holly on a private plane that crashed following a 1959 concert. Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper were all killed in the accident in Iowa. Jennings later acquired the motorcycle.

Other items confirmed in the auction are the original signed contract signaling the beginning of the Highwaymen, the supergroup of Jennings, Nelson, Cash and Kristofferson, along with Nelson’s hair braids which — so the story goes — Nelson himself cut off in 1983 to support Jennings’ road to sobriety journey. There’s also Hank Williams Jr”s cowboy boots created by Nudie Cohn, the famous tailor to the stars, and a handwritten letter to Jennings from John Lennon.

Just reading the descriptions of these items makes you wonder what it would’ve been like to be present in those moments, doesn’t it? I probably would have screamed the moment Nelson took scissors to his braids. Have mercy!

Photos, stage wear and awards will also be up for grabs when the auction takes place Oct. 5 at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. The auction is being organized by Guernsey’s, a New York city-based auction house.

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

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Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

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Thanks, Phil Weisman, for this photo.

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This day in Willie Nelson History: “Stagecoach” movie airs, with Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings,

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

On May 18, 1986, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings appear in a CBS-TV remake of the western movie “Stagecoach,” along with June Carter, John Schneider, John Carter Cash, Jessi Colter, David Allan Coe and Billy Swan.

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This movie stars Willie Nelson, and his Highwaymen buddies, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings. Great soundtrack, lots of Trigger playing throughout. Willie sings the title song, which he wrote with David Alan Coe, who also is in the movie, along with June Carter and other faces you will recognize.

Willie Nelson plays Doc Holiday. The movie has some of the best/worst movie lines ever:

Willie: “Is that the deck you play with?”

Waylon: “One of them.”

Willie: “May I see it, please? I must say, I admire your guts.”

Waylon: “Does that mean you wouldn’t play cards with me?”

Willie: “That means I’d shoot you on sight.”

Kris: Where ya headed?

Dallas: “I knew the answer to that when I was about 14. Then I hit 15 and I ran head onto that thing called reality. And I been walking with a lantern ever since.”

Waylon: “Don’t light that.”

Willie: “Did you say something?”

Waylon: “A gentleman doesn’t smoke in the presence of a lady”

Willie: “I wouldn’t like to think that you are implying that I am anything less. I may be, you understand, but I just wouldn’t want to hear you say it.”

Willie: “And what are you looking at, friend?”

Man: “That’s a filthy habit, smoking, just filthy.”

Willie: “I have a lot of filthy habits. Most of them I find very enjoyable”

Man: “Don’t you have any good habits.”

Willie: “You mean something that can be admired, and held up to a child as a good example?”

Man: “Yes, something like that.”

Willie: “No sir. Children despise that. There’s nothing a child despises more than a good example.”

 

June Carter to Willie (when he drinks a shot of whiskey): “Did you eat?”

Willie: “I ate a lot when I was young.”

“The Highwaymen” @ Farm Aid 1985 (with Glen Campbell)

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

The Highwaymen, with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Glen Campbell sing “Highwayman” at Farm Aid in Champaign, Illinois on September 22, 1985.

Monday, March 24th, 2014

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