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Country Outlaw Waylon Jennings on the Story of His LIfe

Jennings had sixteen #1 records, won two Grammy's and four Country Music Awards. He's recognized for helping to unify the country music audience. He intermingled the strict country-only traditions with rock and roll. Jennings was Buddy Holly's bass player; he gave his seat up to the Big Bopper on the plane which would crash, killing Holly and others. Jennings' new autobiography is called "Waylon."

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Other segments from the episode on October 14, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 14, 1996: Interview with Waylon Jennings; Commentary on the word "rich."

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