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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.
©1996 Waylon Jennings, all rights reserved, abridgment approved by the author. (P)1996 Time Warner AudioBooks, copyright 1996 Time Warner AudioBooks (packaging rights only), a division of Time Warner Trade Publishing
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Critic Reviews

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Liz on 12-24-04

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Dave on 04-26-18

Amazing. But not unabridged.

Where does Waylon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the greatest. There’s no voice like Waylon’s.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Waylon because he is THE outlaw.

What does Waylon Jennings bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

That voice. Like he’s having a conversation with you.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

This is NOT unabridged and should not be advertised as such.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 03-31-18

💗 Waylon Jennings 💘

Thank you Waylon for sharing, was great getting to know you. Your music will live on 🤗💋💗

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4 out of 5 stars
By Mr. Stephen Lloyd on 08-17-17

a welcome surprise

I have read the paper version and this was a welcome surprise as waylon Jennings is reading it to you I love this guy his music his last wife and his last son shooter but you get to hear about his other kids and wife's and every one in between

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