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Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard - 100% match to Waylon Jennings

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6 April 1937, Bakersfield, California, USA. ‘Like a razor’s edge, Merle Haggard sings’ is how John Stewart described his voice in ‘Eighteen Wheels’, and that razor has been honed by his rough and rowdy ways. In the 30s Haggard’s parents migrated from the Dustbowl to ‘the land of milk and honey’, California. Life, however, was almost a Read more

George Jones - 84% match to Waylon Jennings

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock Television World Music Soundtracks Jazz Music & Radio
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George Glenn Jones, 12 September 1931, Saratoga, Texas, USA. Jones is the greatest of honky tonk singers but he has also been a victim of its lifestyle. He learned guitar in his youth, and in 1947, was hired by the husband-and-wife duo Eddie And Pearl. This developed into his own radio programme and a fellow disc jockey, noting his close-set eyes and upturned nose, nicknamed Read more

Hank Williams Jr.

Hank Williams Jr. - 84% match to Waylon Jennings

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Country & Bluegrass Television
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David Allan Coe

David Allan Coe - 77% match to Waylon Jennings

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Westerns Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
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6 September 1939, Akron, Ohio, USA. From the age of nine, Coe was in and out of reform schools, correction centres and prisons. According to his publicity handout, he spent time on Death Row after killing a fellow inmate who demanded oral sex. When Rolling Stone magazine questioned this, Coe responded with a song, ‘I’d Like To Kick The Shit Out Of You’. Whatev Read more

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson - 76% match to Waylon Jennings

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Comedy Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts Drama Country & Bluegrass Action & Adventure Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Westerns Television Vocals Pop / Rock Soundtracks Jazz Kids & Family Easy Listening Children's Music Christian & Gospel
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Willie Hugh Nelson, 30 April 1933, Abbott, Texas, USA. Following their mother’s desertion and the death of their father, Nelson and his sister Bobbie were raised by their grandparents. Bobbie was encouraged to play the piano and Willie the guitar. By the age of seven he was writing cheating-heart-style songs. ‘Maybe I got ’em from soap operas on the radio,  Read more

Johnny Paycheck - 67% match to Waylon Jennings

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Donald Eugene Lytle, 31 May 1938, Greenfield, Ohio, USA, d. 18 February 2003, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. His date of birth is often disputed, and varies between 1938 and 1941. The title of Paycheck’s 1977 country hit, ‘I’m The Only Hell (Mama Ever Raised)’, is apt as he was in trouble throughout his life; the wild eyes on his album sleeves give the pictur Read more

The Highwaymen - 61% match to Waylon Jennings

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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The Highwaymen - 61% match to Waylon Jennings

Genres: Folk
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Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson - 56% match to Waylon Jennings

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Drama Action & Adventure Westerns Kids & Family Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Holiday & Seasonal Documentaries Comedy Country & Bluegrass Television Musicals & The Arts Mystery / Thriller Pop / Rock Sci-Fi / Fantasy Soundtracks Horror Easy Listening
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Kristoffer Kristofferson, 22 June 1936, Brownsville, Texas, USA. Kristofferson, a key figure in the ‘New Nashville’ country movement of the early 70s, began his singing career in Europe. Previously a Golden Gloves boxer and a Creative Literature student at Ponoma College in California, Kristofferson earned a Rhodes scholarship to study literature at Oxford Universi Read more

Billy Joe Shaver

Billy Joe Shaver - 55% match to Waylon Jennings

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Drama Music Videos & Concerts Comedy
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16 September 1941, Corsicana, Texas, USA. Shaver was raised in Waco, Texas, and lost two fingers in a sawmill accident. In typically contradictory fashion, he took up bronc-busting as a safer job and started to learn guitar. An early song, ‘Two Bits Worth Of Nothing’, was written about his wife - a woman he has both married and divorced three times! Shaver spent so Read more

Bobby Bare - 52% match to Waylon Jennings

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
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Robert Joseph Bare, 7 April 1935, Ironton, Ohio, USA. Bare was raised on a farm; his mother died when he was five, and his sister was adopted. As an adolescent, he dreamed of being Hank Williams: ‘then Hank died and I didn’t want to be like him no more’. Nevertheless, he started songwriting and secured an early morning radio spot, and later worked on televisio Read more

Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam - 52% match to Waylon Jennings

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Action & Adventure Comedy Westerns Drama Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Mystery / Thriller Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television War
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23 October 1956, Pikeville, Kentucky, USA. Much of Yoakam’s hip honky tonk music paved the way for rock audiences accepting country music in the 90s. A singer-songwriter with an early love of the honky-tonk country music of Buck Owens and Lefty Frizzell, he has always shown a distinct antipathy towards the Nashville pop/country scene. Read more

Buck Owens - 51% match to Waylon Jennings

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Television Soundtracks Music & Radio Pop / Rock Westerns Holiday & Seasonal Christian & Gospel Comedy
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Alvis Edgar Owens Jnr., 12 August 1929, Sherman, Texas, USA, d. 25 March 2006, USA, Bakersfield, California, USA. Buck Owens became one of the leading country music stars of the 60s and 70s, along with Merle Haggard, the leading exponent of the ‘west coast sound’. Owens gave himself the nickname Buck at the age of three, after a favourite horse. When he was 10, his Read more

Jessi Colter - 50% match to Waylon Jennings

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Christian & Gospel
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Mirriam Johnson, 25 May 1947, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Her mother became Sister Helen, an ordained Pentecostal minister, and Colter became the church pianist when only 11, hence her subsequent gospel album, Mirriam. She impressed Duane Eddy who produced her 1961 single ‘Lonesome Road’, and who then married her in 1963. He wrote and recorded an instrumental, ‘Mir Read more

Tom T. Hall - 50% match to Waylon Jennings

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts
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25 May 1936, Olive Hill, Kentucky, USA. Hall was one of eight children and his father was a bricklayer and part-time minister. Hall described the family home as ‘a frame house of pale-grey boards and a porch from which to view the dusty road and the promise of elsewhere beyond the hills - the birthplace of a dreamer’. Hall, who started to learn to play a school fri Read more

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