Fifteen Years Ago Toady, We Said Goodbye to Waylon Jennings
On this day (Feb. 13th) in 2002, the world lost a legend. Waylon Arnold Jennings passed away from complications from diabetes, the music icon was 64 years old.
No one defined the outlaw country movement as well as Jennings. The man inspired his peers including Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson to stay true to their sound, despite being rejected in Nashville. He went on to shape the sound of Country Music in the '70s, and '80s.
Jennings passed away in his sleep at his home. He was survived by his wife, Jessi Colter, and son, Shooter Jennings.