Everyone needs a certain appreciation for the classics – those songs that inspired the Texas and Nashville tunes we hear today. There was a certain honesty in songwriting back in the day that deserves to be recognized and remembered.

Waylon Jennings went from poverty-stricken Texan -- to Buddy Holly's bassist -- to being an integral part of the 'Outlaw Movement' of the 1970s.

Alongside the likes of Wille Nelson, Jennings helped push the country genre away from the mainstream -- as some Texas artists are trying to do today. His '72 hit 'Good Hearted Woman' is a perfect example of this progressive form of country music, check it out!