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. One of the heartstrings that was integral to the ‘Outlaw Movement’ of the 1970s. Alongside the likes of Wille Nelson, Jennings helped push the country genre away from the mainstream — as many artists do today. With the exception of Sturgill Simpson, who I always mistake for Jennings on the radio. Am I right, or am I right?

Listen to this hit from 1978, and tell me it Jennings doesn't influence Simpson's current single 'Turtles All The Way Down.' Uncanny.