The marriage of Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter is one of country music’s greatest love stories.
The legendary country couple married on October 26, 1969 and became key figures in helping grow the country outlaw movement.
Kris Kristofferson has called their relationship a “beautiful love affair,” and many would agree.
Jennings was a bit of a bad boy before he met Colter. She was his fourth wife, but his one true love. They stayed married until his death until 2002. Together they have one son, Shooter, who often pays homage to his late father.
In January 2000, Jennings recorded what would be his final album at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. A live album titled Never Say Die: Live, it featured a very special duet between Jennings and his wife of 30 years.
They have sung “Storms Never Last” more than a few times together, but none quite like this show.
In this performance, the audience can tell just how in love they are after all those years. The way they sing the line “Storms never last, do they, baby/Bad times all pass with the winds“, you know that they have lived these lyrics.
They almost divorced in the early 1980s, but worked through everything and stayed together until his death, which makes this song even more meaningful to them.
They did not know this would be their last performance together, nonetheless it was a magical one.
Watch the incredible duet below.
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