zondag 16 mei 2010

Waylon Jennings - Honky Tonk Heroes (1973)

Waylon Jennings was one of most important players in the movement called Outlaw Country. The outlaw movement, often referred to as just 'outlaw music', was a reaction to the country made in Nashville, called Nashville Sound. The outlaws made a fundamental distinction between their own outlaw authenticity and the smooth, commercial sound of the Nashvillers.

This album is Waylon Jennings best studio album, and songs 1 to 9 are written by Billy Joe Shaver, another outlaw musician. Apart from song number 10, this whole album was written by Shaver. Jennings makes the songs his own though, and no-one does it as well as he does. Enjoy this lovely country album, because country is: great!

honky tonk heroes

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