Waylon Arnold Jennings was an American country music singer, songwriter and musician.
Jennings began playing guitar at 8 and began performing at 12 on KVOW radio. He formed a band, The Texas Longhorns. Jennings worked as a D.J. on KVOW, KDAV, KYTI and KLLL. In 1958, Buddy Holly arranged Jennings’s first recording session of “Jole Blon” and “When Sin Stops (Love Begins).” He later formed a rockabilly club band, The Waylors. Jennings recorded for an independent label, Trend Records and A&M Records, before succeeding with RCA Victor after achieving creative control of his records. Jennings also appeared in movies and television series’. He was the narrator for The Dukes of Hazzard, where he composed and sang the show’s theme song. In 2001, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and was remembered for his authentic music style entitled “spanky-twang”. On February 13, 2002, Waylon Jennings died from complications of diabetes.