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The Waylon files of Howard Olson


June 15th, 1937 to February 13th, 2002
"Rest in peace ol' friend"

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2000 to 2002

In 2000 Waylon got some old friends and some new friends together for a run at the music one more time.  He was going to do a live album at the Rayman Auditorium in Nashville, TN.  At age 63 Waylon was feeling good and he demonstrates that he remains able to turn in a super performance.  Waylon calls his “new band, Waymore Blues Band” with old friends Richie Albright on drums, Barney and Carter Roberson, Robby Turner, Rance Wasson and Jerry Bridges and a powerhouse horn section, Waylon did a two night show and showed the world he still had it.  The CD came out with 14 songs and it was “on the road again”.  April 20, 2001 Las Vegas Sams Town. Waylon and his Waymore Blues Band.  We had a nice talk with Rance Wasson, no backstage this time.

Waylon and Jessi are in Chandler, Arizona but he gave his fans something to remember him by, open the doors to his home in Nashville to sell a few things.  He realized he had a problem, moving to Arizona to a small house all the “stuff he had in a three story house was not going to work out to good.  So for three days it was open to the fans to buy items from their hero.

Waylon still is doing a few shows but the road is almost in the history book for the man who gave a lot to the music.  He’ll be into the Country Music Hall of Fame this year and everyone said the same thing, “IT’S ABOUT TIME”.

Waylon recorded dozens of albums, had 16 No. 1 country singles in a career spanning five decades and won two Grammys. He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001. 

On February 13th, 2002 Waylon Jennings died peacefully in his sleep.  Waylon had been battling diabetes and had to have part of his foot amputated because of the disease in December of 2001.   

Waylon is survived by his wife, singer Jessi Colter, and seven children. 

"You start messin' with my music, and I get mean

The information in this site was provided by Howard Olson.
He has collected memorabilia on the star for decades.
This site was developed by
Teresa L Alioto © 2000 - 2008
Last Updated on June, 2009