I got to see Waylon right after I graduated high school at Billy Bob's. I really just took it for granted that I would see more of him. Waylon was married to singer Jessi Colter and they toured together . It was so sweet to see them perform together. So many interesting stories about Waylon. Did you know that Waylon was supposed to be on that plane with Buddy Holly the night it crashed? He gave up his seat to the Big Bopper who also perished that night. If any of you were a fan of Dukes of Hazzard, you might know that it was Waylon who was the narrator on the show. Honestly, we watched it because we loved Waylon but then my little brother got hooked on the show so we had to watch it.
It was a sad sad day for the family when Waylon passed on February 13, 2002. He was only 64 and died from complications of diabetes. I have to admit, I cried. Sidenote as I type this: My sweet precious Nanny has diabetes and is currently in the hospital from a wound on her leg that wont heal. Her leg got very red and swollen and the Dr admitted her immediately. Pray for her please if you're the praying kind.
Willie and Waylon both were a part of the Highwaymen group that released 3 albums. Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson were the other Highwaymen. Such a great group formed there!
I have to share a meme I posted today on my social media:
I will seriously cry and may have to go home if i'm at work if something happened to Willie.
This album has many fond memories for me. We played the album constantly and I had my own copy.
Mama's Don't let your babies grow up to be Cowboys- FarmAID Live in Austin
Good Hearted woman- Waylon and Wille
So how funny is it that W day also fell on Wednesday!! Have a great day yall.