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Goin' Down Rockin': The Last Recordings is a new album of songs by Waylon Jennings, who died in 2002.
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October 2, 2012 Known for his gritty baritone, Jennings embodied the outlaw side of country music. He was 64 when he died of complications from diabetes, leaving behind a collection of vocal tracks that remained unfinished until now.
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Willie Nelson (left) and Waylon Jennings, members of the country supergroup The Highwaymen, perform at a concert in Central Park in 1993.
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October 2, 2012 Sometimes, your three-year-old son becomes convinced he's friends with an outlaw country superstar.
Waylon Jennings performs live in Nashville on Jan. 5, 2000. The singer died in 2002.
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September 1, 2010 In 1996, country star Waylon Jennings, who helped found the "outlaw country" movement, joined Terry Gross for a discussion of his music, his work with Willie Nelson and Buddy Holly, and his time spent working in Nashville in the 1970s.
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January 15, 2009 In an interview with host David Dye, Shooter Jennings talks about Waylon Forever, a collection of songs he recorded with his father Waylon in 1995. Shooter then revisited the material with his backing band, The .357s, to release a ramshackle revival of his father's classic outlaw country.
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November 3, 2008 A stalwart of the outlaw country movement in the 1970s, Jennings bucked the conventions of Nashville with a tough sound and attitude. He died in 2002, but his son Shooter, now an outlaw country star in his own right, has just released a collection of songs he made with his dad in the mid-'90s — the last recordings Waylon Jennings ever made.
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March 23, 2002 Scott talks to Will Campbell, author, preacher, civil rights activist and friend of the late country music star Waylon Jennings, who died last month. We also hear from Beverly Keel, Nashville music journalist and professor at Middle Tennessee State University. They talk about Waylon Jennings' central role in the rebel Outlaw musical movement in Nashville. A memorial celebration is scheduled tonight in Nashville. (8:30)
February 13, 2002 Noah Adams notes the death of country singer/songwriter Waylon Jennings. He was 64. We hear a part of his song Good Hearted Woman.
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