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Waylon Jennings was born in Littlefield, Texas, in 1937 and died in Chandler, Arizona, in 2002 at the age of 64.
He was an accomplished and famous country music singer and songwriter, and he was also an actor.
Jennings is well known for his wild days, where along with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson, among others, he helped usher in the “Outlaw Movement” of country music.
At the age of eight, he started playing the guitar and left high school at sixteen to start his music career.
He started by playing on radio stations in Arizona before getting the chance to play bass for Buddy Holly.
He then formed a rockabilly club called The Waylors, and in the 1970s, he started releasing independent labels.
Take a look at these Waylon Jennings quotes to learn more about the legendary musician.
The Best Waylon Jennings Quotes
Here are some of the best Waylon Jennings quotes.
1. “Honesty is something you can’t wear out.” — Waylon Jennings
2. “You know, I feel sorry for the young artists.” — Waylon Jennings
3. “I love Johnny Cash, and I respect Johnny Cash.” — Waylon Jennings
4. “I may be crazy, but it keeps me from going insane.” — Waylon Jennings
5. “This is getting funny, but there ain’t nobody laughing.” — Waylon Jennings
6. “Cuz I was never pretty anyway and never cared anything about that.” — Waylon Jennings
7. “If we all could sound like we wanted to, we’d all sound like George Jones.” — Waylon Jennings
8. “He loved music, and he taught me that it shouldn’t have any barriers to it.” — Waylon Jennings
9. “I’ve always felt that blues, rock ‘n’ roll, and country are just about a beat apart.” — Waylon Jennings
10. “I ain’t got no reverse. I’ve learned, a little later in life, it works out pretty good to have one every once in a while.” — Waylon Jennings
Waylon Jennings Quotes as the Narrator on The Dukes of Hazzard
Enjoy these quotes from Jennings from his time as the narrator of The Dukes of Hazzard.
11. “Just the good old boys/Never meanin’ no harm.” — Waylon Jennings
12. “This is Bo Duke and Luke Duke. They’re cousins.” — Waylon Jennings
13. “Welcome to Hazzard County. You probably noticed there’s something different here.” — Waylon Jennings
14. “Hazzard County is the only place that I know of that needs an air traffic controller for cars.” — Waylon Jennings
15. “Ya know, Bo and Luke went to the fair once and rode one of them big-time roller coasters. They fell asleep.” — Waylon Jennings
16. “Well, would you look at that. Bo and Luke spend so much time in a car I wasn’t sure they could even walk, much less run.” — Waylon Jennings
17. “Ya know, friends and neighbors, there’s something about Hazzard County that makes anything with wheels get out of control.” — Waylon Jennings
Waylon Jennings Quotes About Music
Have a look at Waylon Jennings’ quotes about music.
18. “Finally, my manager negotiated a deal where I got to produce my own records.” — Waylon Jennings
19. “I am a part of the music that happened. My voice is one more instrument, is what it is.” — Waylong Jennings
20. “You’ve got to care about the music…You’d better not be doing it for the publicity, the fame, or the money.” — Waylon Jennings
21. “We did an album one time called White Mansions, about the civil war, but it was written by a guy from England.” — Waylon Jennings
22. “I learned a lot of that because I worked with Buddy Holly. I played bass with him, and he taught me a lot about that.” — Waylon Jennings
23. “You know, in the days when I started, if you had Chet Atkins’ name on your record as a producer and it was on RCA, you could work the road.” — Waylon Jennings
24. “Now, I don’t know how they judge all that, but if anybody in the world deserves to be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Ritchie Valens does.” — Waylon Jennings
25. “The only problem was I needed to use my own group, and things didn’t happen until I did. It wasn’t a real country sound, what I did. I’ve listened to it, and I think it was more a west coast rock thing, you know?” — Waylon Jennings
Other Notable Moments in Jennings’ Career
Jennings struggled with drugs and alcohol for much of his adult life but still accomplished a lot in his career.
He was the notable voice that narrated the television show The Dukes of Hazzard and appeared in numerous short roles on television.
He also was part of a band with the other “Outlaw” country artists called The Highwaymen in the mid-1980s.
At the age of 60, he earned his GED, and he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.
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