Waylon Jennings | Part 1 | Country Music: A Nashville Story

Waylon Jennings discusses country music history and his book “Waylon” on this episode of NPT’s original series A WORD ON WORDS with John Seigenthaler. Country Music is Nashville’s story and NPT is dedicated to sharing the many stories that form this unique American art form.

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