Waylon Jennings - Classic Albums Collection (2015)
10 Albums | FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 327:19 minutes | 6,72 GBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover(s)
If any one performer personified the outlaw country movement of the '70s, it was Waylon Jennings. Though he had been a professional musician since the late '50s, it wasn't until the '70s that Waylon, with his imposing baritone and stripped-down, updated honky tonk, became a superstar. Jennings rejected the conventions of Nashville, refusing to record with the industry's legions of studio musicians and insisting that his music never resemble the string-laden, pop-inflected sounds that were coming out of Nashville in the '60s and '70s. Many artists, including Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, followed Waylon's anti-Nashville stance and eventually the whole "outlaw" movement – so-named because of the artists' ragged, maverick image and their independence from Nashville – became one of the most significant country forces of the '70s, helping the genre adhere to its hardcore honky tonk roots. Jennings didn't write many songs, but his music – which combined the grittiest aspects of honky tonk with a rock & roll rhythm and attitude, making the music spare, direct, and edgy – defined hardcore country, and it influenced countless musicians, including members of the new traditionalist and alternative country subgenres of the '80s.