• by Waylon Jennings, Lenny Kaye
  • Narrated by Waylon Jennings
  • 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Waylon Jennings gave up his spot on a flight that changed music history. His mentor, Buddy Holly, took that seat and was killed when the plane crashed.
Born dirt poor, Jennings went from country disc jockey to country superstar, leading the revolution in country music with his platinum album The Outlaws. Through his eyes we see the Nashville scene in the early days, and through his honest, no-holds-barred storytelling, we follow his struggle to overcome drugs and impending bankruptcy to establish himself as one of the living legends of country music.


What the Critics Say

Winner of Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award: Best Audio of 1996, Best of the Best.
"I love this book. Vast, comprehensive, revealing, exciting, and entertaining, it's an original in a roomful of carbon copies." (Johnny Cash)


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Customer Reviews

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Great memories!

As young newlyweds we used to go to JD's and listen to the music of Waylon and the Waylors. This thoughtful autobiography read by old Waylon himself is enjoyable and entertaining.
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- Liz

A magical listening experience for a Waylon fan!

As a Waylon fan I can't think of a better way to experience his story than through his own voice. It was magical!
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- Rachel Brewer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio