Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum-inducted Waylon Jennings, who sadly passed away in 2002, is being honored with a three part tribute album next year.
With a lengthy back catalog behind him, Last.fm Trends takes a look at the career of Waylon Jennings in anticipation of the compilation.
With a total of 1,587,607 scrobbles, Jennings is one of the most played country artists on Last.fm. It’s the greats that top him, beaten by musicians like Garth Brooks (4,325,314 scrobbles) and Hank Williams (3,491,204 scrobbles).
Over a stretch of thirty four years Jennings released no less than sixty seven studio albums, along with various greatest hits, soundtrack and single releases.
With such an astronomical number of releases it isn’t suprising that, even with his total scrobble count of over one and a half million plays, his plays per album aren’t particularly high.
That being said, there is still a clear leader in the pack. 1973′s Honky Tonk Heroes leads the list with 96,456 scrobbles – dwarfing second place The Ramblin’ Man, which holds just 18,878 scrobbles.
All but one of the tracks on Honky Tonk Heroes were originally written by Billy Joe Shaver, a huge influence on Waylon Jennings’ sound and success. It clearly paid off.