Waylon Jennings

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1989 (The 1990 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2017 (ranked #28 in the Influences - Rock Era category) .

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Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way (1975)
Theme from The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys) (1980)

Waylon Jennings @ Wikipedia

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Will Waylon Jennings be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


9 comments so far (post your own)

He may be Country but he has a lot of infulence in Southern Rock.

Posted by Gassman on Wednesday, 08.15.07 @ 22:43pm

He may be Country but he has a lot of infulence in Southern Rock.

Posted by Gassman on Wednesday, 08.15.07 @ 22:43pm

I looked into this. It's true. Reason enough to induct him.

Posted by The Son of God on Friday, 10.24.08 @ 13:22pm

Waylon Jennings is one of those country artists I wouldn't mind seeing in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, along with Willie Nelson and possibly a few others.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 11.22.11 @ 11:31am

Also he played with Buddy Holly and the Crickets. So he started in Rock & Roll.

Posted by Andrew on Monday, 01.7.13 @ 11:42am

If Cat Stevens gets into the rock hall, then Waylon belongs for sure. Some of his music is Southern Rock and has more roots in Rock and Roll than 80% of the acts they let in these days.

Posted by Shooter on Tuesday, 12.17.13 @ 16:43pm

Waylon and Willie should be put in. They have done as much for music country and rock as anybody.

Posted by joe on Wednesday, 07.22.15 @ 04:07am

If it wasn't for Waylon's influence on music for all musicians the industry would control all artists instead of artist being in control of their music

Posted by Larry on Sunday, 09.4.16 @ 10:59am

He started out in THE CRICKETS and if he didn't have a cold so he didn't want to fly he would have been in the plane that killed his band leader, BUDDY HOLLY! Nuff said!

Posted by J Klapper on Tuesday, 11.14.17 @ 09:49am

More importantly, he is credited with starting the Outlaw movement when he had an artist control clause put in his record contract.

Posted by Zuzu on Tuesday, 11.14.17 @ 11:21am

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