Remembering Waylon Jennings’ 80th Birthday With His No. 1 Hit From ’80, “Theme From the Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol’ Boys)” [Listen]

Remembering Waylon Jennings’ 80th Birthday With His No. 1 Hit From ’80, “Theme From the Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol’ Boys)” [Listen]

It’s often hard to pinpoint who started a movement. But in every musical offshoot there is inevitably someone who rises to the forefront and whose name becomes synonymous with the new direction. When it comes to the Outlaw Movement, that someone is Waylon Jennings, who was born on June 15, 1937, in Littlefield, Texas, and died on Feb. 12, 2002.

In honor of what would be Waylon’s 80th birthday today, let’s revisit Waylon’s 1980 No. 1 hit, “Theme From the Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol’ Boys).”

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

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