24 Famous Waylon Jennings Quotes

24 Famous Waylon Jennings Quotes

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Waylon Jennings was a singer, actor, and musician from Littlefield, Texas. He began performing at the young age of 12 on a local radio station. He put out many different country music albums, many of them hitting platinum status. He died in 2002 at the age of 64. He is still a country music legend to this day.

“A lot of times they don’t want to hear it. But you know, if some good is done to you, you should pass it on.”

“And the whole thing is that you’re treated like a step-child. Here it was down here, everything in the black, because they were stealing, basically. Stealing from us old country boys down

“Because Ritchie Valens WAS the real deal. He was only starting, but in the time he spent in the business, he made big impact. I don’t know if anybody could have made a bigger one.”

“But ya know what, I am a part of something that happened. I’m a part of the music that happened. My voice is one more instrument, is what it is. So that’s the way I feel about people who
“play on sessions.”

“Cuz I was never pretty anyway and never cared anything about that.”

“Don’t ever try and be like anybody else and don’t be afraid to take risks.”

“Finally, my manager negotiated a deal where I got to produce my own records.”

“He was mad enough to chew nails and spit horseshoes!”

“He’s slicker than a bald-tired semi on a mile of wet asphalt.”

“Honesty is something you can’t wear out.”

“I didn’t aim at anything except good music.”

“I love Johnny Cash, and I respect Johnny Cash. He’s the biggest. He’s like an Elvis in this business, but no, he’s never been the rebel.”

“I may be crazy, but it keeps me from going insane.”

“I mean, I think we’re put here on earth to make your own destiny, to begin with. I don’t think there’s anything you can do this way or that way to change anything.”

“If you see me getting smaller, I’m leaving, don’t be grieving, just gotta get away from here. If you see me getting smaller, don’t worry, I’m in no hurry, I’ve got the right to disappear.”

“It was all devastating. I’d never dealt with losing anyone close to me, and I didn’t know where to put it in my life. I was very young then. Buddy taught me so much in such a short time.”

“Jessi is a great person. She really is. She’s been a friend to me all through all my bad times, and she’s understood what I was doing. She came up with that one saying, which was great.”

“Mainly what I learned from Buddy, … was an attitude. He loved music, and he taught me that it shouldn’t have any barriers to it.”

“Now, I was on drugs, and that didn’t help a whole lot. He hated that. That was part of where Chet and I had problems, so I take complete blame for that.”

“One thing is that I wasn’t getting booked that well, and they had control over who got the awards, they had control over who sold. And they really did not want Willie or me, either one, to
“have a hit record. They wanted the money, but they didn’t want us to be the ones.”

“sold out to religion.”

“was an American archetype, the bad guy with the big heart.”

“Waylon said it best when he sang to Willy; ‘If you see me gettin’ smaller, I’m leavin’ don’t be grievin’, just gotta get away from here. If you see me gettin’ smaller, don’t worry, I’m in
“no hurry I’ve got the right to disappear.”

“You know, in the days when I started, if you had Chet Atkins’ name on your record as a producer and it was on RCA, you could work the road. It didn’t have to be a big hit record, it just
had to have that on it.”