It must have been around this time that I heard a version of I do believe by a Dutch artist who called himself Waylon. The song was originally from Waylon Jennings, an artist that he worked with before his death in 2002. Jennings’ death that is. I liked the song, so I had to find out more.
Waylon Jennings was born in 1937 as Wayland Arnold Jennings. At the age of eight he started playing guitar and six years later he had his first performance on the local radio. Jennings is considered a pioneer of outlaw country, a reaction to the poppy country that came from Nashville. He has worked with Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash. In the Seventies he was the narrator and voice of the theme song of The Dukes of Hazzard, a kids show that I liked to watch.
Somehow country music is made into this easy listening s**t, and it is pearls like this record that are not easily found. Not all country music is boring!