July 14, 2024

Waylon Grandson Whey Jennings Readies Debut Album

It’s not that Whey Jennings is the new kid on the block. Those who follow the Waylon Jennings clan or Outlaw country have likely seen his name around since he first emerged singing songs in 2012, if they don’t already count themselves as a fan. But in the last few years, the grandson of Waylon Jennings and the son of Waylon’s oldest son Terry has begun to take music much more seriously, and is finally readying the release of what he considers his debut album.

If we’re being honest, early Whey Jennings had a lot of work to do to live up to the name. With big shoes to fill and a family legacy that is easy to be overshadowed by, he struggled a little bit to find his feet, and an original voice and sound. All the more reason to take his time, pay his dues, find out who he was as a person and an artist before trying to take it big time.

Waylon Jennings - Texas Heritage Songwriters' Association

But now he’s done that, with tons of time logged on the stage, many miles burned down the road, and multiple EPs released. And with Shooter Jennings now mostly retired from touring and recording to focus more on production, the Waylon Jennings legacy needs a modern ambassador out there helping to keep the memory alive.

“I believe what we’re doing is powerful and I believe it’s going to change lives,” Jennings says introducing his upcoming album Jekyll & Hyde due out on August 23rd. “I want to be an entertainer, but I also want to be somebody who makes you think about not only who you are, but who everyone around you is, and how to make this world a better place. I want people to feel my music.”

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