Waylon

Waylon

Tales of My Outlaw Dad

Book - 2016 | First edition
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"This book is a terrific tribute, from a son to his father."---Willie Nelson

"I'm so excited about Terry's new book."---Dolly Parton

From the Foreword by Ken Mansfield

"There are many stories about Waylon . . . the family man, the creative genius man, the quiet man, the king-of-the-six-day-roar-man, the uncommon man, the legendary man, the bad-ass man . . . they are all in this book."


In a signed copy of his autobiography, Texas-born country "Outlaw" icon Waylon Jennings penned a personal note to his son Terry: "I did my best. Now it's your turn." Two decades later, Terry Jennings finally completes the true story of his father's remarkable, unvarnished life with Waylon: Tales of My Outlaw Dad.

Born when Waylon was only nineteen, Terry came of age just as Waylon's career hit the stratosphere with hits like "I've Always Been Crazy" and "Good Hearted Woman," one of his famous Willie Nelson duets. Terry dropped out of high school and joined his dad on tour, and the two became more like brothers than father and son. On the road, they toured with legends like Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, and Jessi Colter, Waylon's fourth and final wife. Together father and son led a hard-partying lifestyle centered around music, women, and drugs.

Waylon's success--critical acclaim, bestselling albums, sold-out tours, and even TV stardom on The Dukes of Hazzard--was at times eclipsed by his demons, three divorces, crippling debt, and a depression that Terry traces to the premature death of Buddy Holly. (Waylon was supposed to be on Holly and Ritchie Valens's doomed flight.) Through it all, Terry worked on the touring crew, helped manage Waylon's career, and became one of his father's closest confidantes. Debunking myths and sharing incredible never-before-told stories, this book is a son's loving and strikingly honest portrait of his father, "the greatest Outlaw country musician to grace this earth" and an unlikely but devoted family man. Waylon: Tales of My Outlaw Dad will resonate for generations of fans.

Baker & Taylor
An intimate account of the life of the legendary country music artist and leader of The Outlaws, written by his eldest son, describes how the author toured at his father's side with such legends as Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson while his father succumbedto debt and drug use.

Baker
& Taylor

An intimate account of the life of the legendary country music artist and leader of The Outlaws, written by his eldest son, describes how the author toured at his father's side with such legends as Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson while his father succumbed to debt and drug use. 50,000 first printing.
"An intimate account of the life of the legendary country music artist and leader of The Outlaws, written by his eldest son, describes how the author toured at his father's side with such legends as Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson while his father succumbed to debt and drug use,"--NoveList.

Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316390118
0316390119
Branch Call Number: 782.4216 JENNINGS
Characteristics: xxi, 248 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Thomas, David 1968 June 21-- Author

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heatherde
May 16, 2016

Terry Jennings is a great storyteller.

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