West Texas native Waylon Jennings is a musical hero to 'Outlaw Country' fans worldwide, and those fans will be happy to know that new Waylon music is coming their way!

In case you didn't know, Waylon Jennings is from Levelland and was a radio DJ in Lubbock in the mid-to-late 50s. He was also a goof friend of the one and only Buddy Holly. As a matter of fact, Jennings became Buddy's bass player in studio and eventually on tour!

Jennings famously gave up his seat on the ill-fated flight in 1959 that crashed and killed Lubbock's own Buddy Holly, J. P. "the Big Bopper" Richardson and Ritchie Valens. Known as 'The Day the Music Died".

Later in his career, he joined Willie Nelson, Tompall Glaser, and Jessi Colter to record country music's first platinum album, 'Wanted! The Outlaws'.

Waylon Jennings' son Shooter recently found a "treasure trove" of unheard Waylon recordings from the '70s and early '80s.

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Quote, "These are not demos, these are not unfinished, but they will take some time to explore, prepare, and mix, but you've got something to look forward to. There will be new, classic Waylon Jennings music in 2025...stay tuned."

You can read Shooter's full post here.

There are a LOT of funny and cautionary stories involving Waylon Jennings. He was known to 'behave badly', and that's putting it mildly! There's a great story from his book about fellow country music star Roger Miller and his 'briefcase full of pills'.

Here's a video I found of a guy reading the story straight from Waylon's autobiography:

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