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Country Stars Honor Waylon Jennings With A Star-Studded Tribute For The History Books

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Has anyone ever seen a bigger tribute performance? It was a well-deserved honor for country legend Waylon Jennings when these country stars, new and old, got together to pay tribute to the outlaw country singer.

At the Moody Theatre in Austin, Texas, Waylon's son, ShooterWillie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Jessi Colter, Chris Stapleton, Morgane Stapleton, Bobby Bare, Sturgill Simpson, Kacey Musgraves, Robert Earl Keen, Toby Keith, Lee Ann Womack, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Ryan Bingham and Eric Church all took the stage to perform Waylon's hit song, "Luckenbach, Texas".

"Luckenbach, Texas" was released in 1977 as the first single from the Ol' Waylon album. It tells the story of a high society couple who move to Luckenbach in order to get back to the basics of love and life. It reached #1 on both the U.S. and Canada country charts.

With so many country stars singing at once, you know it's going to be a performance to remember - and it definitely was. It looked like everyone was having the time of their life honoring the country icon, a man who is always dearly missed and will always be remembered through his timeless music. You know a person is loved when so many get together in their honor - to salute them.

Let's hear it for Waylon Jennings, y'all! 

LUCKENBACH, TEXAS LYRICS

The only two things in life that make it worth livin'
Is guitars that tune good and firm feelin' women
I don't need my name in the marquee lights
I got my song and I got you with me tonight
Maybe it's time we got back to the basics of love

Let's go to Luckenbach, Texas
With Waylon and Willie and the boys
This successful life we're livin'
Got us feuding like the Hatfields and McCoys
Between Hank Williams' pain songs and
Newberry's train songs and Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain
Out in Luckenbach, Texas ain't nobody feelin' no pain

So baby, let's sell your diamond ring
Buy some boots and faded jeans and go away
This coat and tie is choking me
In your high society you cry all day
We've been so busy keepin' up with the Jones
Four car garage and we're still building on
Maybe it's time we got back to the basics of love

Let's go to Luckenbach, Texas
With Waylon and Willie and the boys
This successful life we're livin' got us feudin'
Like the Hatfield and McCoys
Between Hank Williams' pain songs and
Newberry's train songs and Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain
Out in Luckenbach, Texas ain't nobody feelin' no pain

Let's go to Luckenbach, Texas
With Willie and Waylon and the boys
This successful life we're livin's got us feudin'
Like the Hatfield and McCoys
Between Hank Williams' pain songs
And Jerry Jeff's train songs and Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain
Out in Luckenbach, Texas there ain't nobody feelin' no pain

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