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80 Years Ago Today: Waylon Jennings Was Born In Littlefield, Texas

On this date, June 15th, in 1937 one of Country Music’s most iconic singers, songwriters, and performers was born in the west Texas town of Littlefield.

At the beginning of his career Waylon Jennings played bass with Buddy Holly. He famously missed the flight with Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens on which they died. In 1976 he released the album Wanted! The Outlaws with Willie Nelson, Tompall Glaser and Jessi Colter. The album went on to become the first-ever platinum country music album. Later in his life he was a member of the country supergroup, The Highwaymen — alongside Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash. He also served as the narrator for the hit TV show “The Dukes of Hazzard.”

Jennings died on 13th February 13, 2002.

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