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Darius Rucker: Eric Church Is the Closest We’ve Got to Waylon and Willie

While he's not one himself, Darius Rucker knows who country's bad boys are!

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‘J’ Is for Waylon Jennings – Top Country Artists A to Z

Why: At least three artists make a strong case for the letter 'J,' but Waylon Jennings stands alone as one who not only crafted a brilliant career full of hit singles and records, but as an artist who defined a generation of Nashville singers. How many artists today are trying to replicate the outlaw style created organ

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Remember Which Country Album Was the First to Be Certified Platinum?

Platinum certification for one million albums sold didn't begin until 1976, so while other recordings may have soared past this sales mark, 'Wanted: The Outlaws' became the first official platinum album that year. The project featured Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter and it would eventually go on to be certified double platinum.

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Waylon Jennings – Country Stars Who Have Fought Addiction

Waylon Jennings admitted to having a $1,500 per day cocaine habit for much of his outlaw career. Many think the effects of the drugs followed him into sobriety and cut his life short in 2002 at the age of 64. In 1977, he was arrested for cocaine possession, but the cha

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Remember When Waylon Jennings Was Arrested on Charges of Cocaine Possession?

Thirty five years ago this week, Waylon Jennings' drug habit became very public knowledge when the singer was arrested in a Nashville recording studio and charged with conspiracy and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. The charges were eventually dropped -- he's rumored to have flushed the drugs before the cops could produce a warrant -- but the story led to the hit song 'Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Outta Hand.'

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No. 10: Waylon Jennings, ‘Good Hearted Woman’ (Feat. Willie Nelson) – Top 100 Country Songs

Listening to Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson come back in after the key change in 'Good Hearted Woman' is sure to send a shiver up your spine every time. Song No. 10 on the Top 100 Country Songs list is perhaps the greatest duet of all time. Strong arguments could be made for one of Jennings' solo hits like 'I'm a Ramblin' Man,' but not much of an argument can be made against this hit from 1975. 

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Favorite Waylon Jennings Song – Readers Poll

Waylon Jennings would celebrate his 75th birthday today. There's no better reason to explore his catalog, listen to the 'Ultimate Waylon Jennings' album or reflect on the life of one of country music's greatest legends. Check out this list of the Top 10 Waylon Jennings Songs, and then decide, which is the all-time greatest of his hits?

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No. 81: The Highwaymen, ‘Highwayman’ – Top 100 Country Songs

After its first release by songwriter Jimmy Webb in 1977, 'Highwayman' was re-recorded in 1985 by the supergroup of the same name, compromised of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. The tune ultimately reached No. 1 and landed on the year-end chart at No. 5 based on airplay and sales.

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Top 10 Waylon Jennings Songs

Waylon Jennings passed in 2002 at the age of 64 -- one year after being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Throughout his career, he remained an honest artist fighting to record the music inside him, the way he wanted to hear it.

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Waylon Jennings’ Last Recordings to Be Released September 11

In February, we reported that legendary country outlaw Waylon Jennings' family had determined to celebrate the singer's life and career with a new album of primarily unreleased material. This week, the release date and track listing of ‘Goin’ Down Rockin’: The Last Recordings’ was finally announced. Due out September 11, 2012, the record will feature 12 songs, 11 of which Jennings wrote.

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