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What are some facts about the Waylon Jennings' family?

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Waylon Jennings has six children; one of his sons is a musician. Waylon Albright Jennings followed in his father’s footsteps by playing with various bands and also releasing an album of his father’s music titled, “Waylon Forever.” Waylon Albright Jennings is the only child Jessi Colter and Waylon Jennings had since the couple married in 1969. Jennings's five other children are from three previous marriages.

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Waylon Jennings is an outlaw country singer whose fame began during the 1970s. Jennings grew up in Littlefield, Texas where he learned to play guitar and worked as a DJ for a local radio station at a young age. In 1954, he moved to Lubbock, Texas where he worked at radio station KLLL and became friends with musician Buddy Holly. Jennings eventually played bass for Holly’s band until Holly died on a plane ride that Jennings was also scheduled to fly on. Jennings mourned his friend’s death for two years while working as a DJ before he moved to Phoenix, Arizona in the late 1960s.

Jennings later formed a local band that received minor success before he was signed to several major record labels. During his career he played with many top musicians, such as Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, and released several no. 1 hit songs.

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