At the age of eight, his Mom taught him to play, “Thirty Pieces of Silver”, on guitar. To practice, he had to borrow guitars, until he got his own used Stella.
He listened to Bob Wills, Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams and Elvis. Waylon knew he wanted to be in Country music, and he was sure he could make a career.
At 16 he dropped out of high school and he worked various jobs including several as a DJ at various radio stations. He also formed his first band, “The Texas Longhorns”. He went on to become a huge figure in Country music as a solo artist, and later as a member of, “The Highwaymen”.
Join me next Saturday, September 22 at 9:20, for more with Waylon Jennings!
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