Happy Birthday, Waylon Payne



photo: Monique Clause


The son of music royalty – his father is Willie Nelson guitarist Jody Payne, his mother was Nashville hitmaker Sammi Smith of “Help Me Make It Through the Night” fame – Waylon Payne is one of the best of the new breed of yyoung writers and was nominated for a Grammy for writing Lee Ann Womack’s “Solitary Thinkin’.”


Waylon Payne plays at the Blue Moon Farm in Silverhill, Alabama, in 2012. Waylon’s dad joins him for the set, along with Jon Cook, Riley Yielding, and Sergio Webb.

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