Waymore’s Blues is often mistaken for a country tune,
but Waylon Jennings was originally a folk singer and a rocker.
I’ve always believed that down deep, Waylon was like Willie Nelson:
a hippie in a cowboy hat.
Hired by Buddy Holly to play bass in 1958, Waylon was supposed
to be on the plane the day the music died, but he gave up his seat to
J. P. Richardson, who was suffering from a cold. Waylon was also
the narrator on The Dukes of Hazzard. Below, Waylon Jennings
tells the story of Waymore’s Blues to his wife, Jessi Colter.