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Waylon Jennings (Waylon Arnold Jennings) was born on 15 June, 1937 in Littlefield, Texas, USA, is a Music Department, Actor, Soundtrack. Discover Waylon Jennings's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Waylon Jennings networth?

Popular As Waylon Arnold Jennings
Occupation music_department,actor,soundtrack
Age 65 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born 15 June, 1937
Birthday 15 June
Birthplace Littlefield, Texas, USA
Date of death 13 February, 2002
Died Place Chandler, Arizona, USA
Nationality United States

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Waylon Jennings Height, Weight & Measurements

At 65 years old, Waylon Jennings height is 6' 0½" (1.84 m) .

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Height 6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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Who Is Waylon Jennings's Wife?

His wife is Jessi Colter (26 October 1969 - 13 February 2002) ( his death) ( 1 child), Barbara Rood (22 October 1967 - 1969) ( divorced), Lynne Jones (10 December 1962 - 1967) ( 1 child), Maxine Carroll Lawrence (24 December 1955 - 1962) ( divorced) ( 4 children)

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Wife Jessi Colter (26 October 1969 - 13 February 2002) ( his death) ( 1 child), Barbara Rood (22 October 1967 - 1969) ( divorced), Lynne Jones (10 December 1962 - 1967) ( 1 child), Maxine Carroll Lawrence (24 December 1955 - 1962) ( divorced) ( 4 children)
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Waylon Jennings Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Waylon Jennings worth at the age of 65 years old? Waylon Jennings’s income source is mostly from being a successful Music Department. He is from United States. We have estimated Waylon Jennings's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2023 Under Review
Net Worth in 2022 Pending
Salary in 2022 Under Review
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Source of Income Music Department

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Is portrayed by his son Shooter Jennings in Walk the Line (2005).


Jennings, a singer, songwriter and guitarist, recorded 60 albums and had 16 No. 1 country singles in a career that spanned five decades. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in October 2001. With pal Willie Nelson, Jennings performed duets like "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys", "Luckenbach" and "Good Hearted Woman".


Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1995 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.


Underwent surgery on both hands in June 1994 to relieve the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome.


High school dropout who got his General Educational Development (GED) in 1989.


Smoked six packs of cigarettes a day until undergoing triple heart bypass surgery in December 1988.


"I aimed the narration at children and it made it work," he said in a 1987 AP interview. He traditionally wore a black cowboy hat and ebony attire that accented his black beard and mustache. Often reclusive when not on stage, he played earthy music with a spirited, hard edge. Combined, Jennings had a well-defined image that matched well with his history of battling record producers to do music his way. About his independence, he said: "There's always one more way to do something-- your way. " Some of his album titles nourished his brash persona: "Lonesome, On'ry and Mean," "I've Always Been Crazy," "Nashville Rebel," "Ladies Love Outlaws" and "Wanted: The Outlaws. " He often refused to attend music awards shows on grounds performers should not compete against each other. Despite those sentiments, Jennings won two Grammy awards and four Country Music Association awards. He did not attend his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame last year.


He made occasional forays into television movies, including Stagecoach (1986) and The Oklahoma City Dolls (1981), plus the Sesame Street movie Follow That Bird (1985) and a low-budget country/western musical, Nashville Rebel (1966).


Ended a 20-year cocaine addiction in 1984. At times, he was spending $1500 a day on the drug.


Stevie Nicks wrote her 1981 hit "Leather & Lace" at Jennings' request, as a song for he and wife Jessi Colter. It was his intent that they would record the song at a future time. However, by the time Nicks finished penning the song, Waylon and Jessi had split. Nicks recorded it with Don Henley (of Eagles). The Nicks/Henley version was included on her 1981 LP "Bella Donna" and went to #6 on the US charts. Waylon and Jessi never made a studio recording of the song.


In the mid-1980s, he joined with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson to form the quartet The Highwaymen, which recorded together and did concert tours.


His resonant, authoritative voice also was used to narrate the popular TV show The Dukes of Hazzard (1979). He sang its theme song, which was a million seller.


Named Male Vocalist of the Year by the Country Music Association in 1975.


Those 1970s songs nurtured a progressive sound and restless spirit embraced later by Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels, Steve Earle and others.


In 1963, he was signed by 'Herb Alpert''s A&M Records, then was signed by RCA in Nashville shortly thereafter by Chet Atkins. Once in Nashville, he and Cash became friends and roommates.


By the early 1960s Jennings was playing regularly at a nightclub in Phoenix.


In 1959, his career was nearly cut short by tragedy. He was scheduled to fly on the light plane that crashed and killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. Jennings gave up his seat on the plane to The Big Bopper, who was ill and wanted to fly rather than travel by bus with those left behind. He and Holly were teen-age friends in Lubbock, Texas, and Jennings was in Holly's band. "Mainly what I learned from Buddy was an attitude," Jennings said. "He loved music, and he taught me that it shouldn't have any barriers to it. " Born in Littlefield, Texas, Jennings became a radio disc jockey at 14 and formed his own band not long afterward.