Prominent Australian country music archivist and former Nu Country FM Long In The Saddle show host Barbara Dowling leaves no stone unturned in her research.

Dowling recently flew to Littlefield - birthplace of Waylon Jennings - for an annual festival that honours the West Texas born legend.

Fans and family gathered on June 15 for the posthumous 75th birthday of the iconic singer who died from diabetes related illness at 64 on February 13, 2002.

But a ferocious storm struck the Waylon Birthday bash on June 16 at the nearby Whiteface cotton gin when son Shooter Jennings - was booked to perform.

Instead Shooter, 33 and father of two, played a drenched set at the festival that also featured Waylon's brother Tommy and Whiskey Myers.

Barbara stayed in the Waylon room of the local motel and renewed long-standing friendships with family members and friends.

The pioneer-CMAA and Wandong Country Music festival judge is famed in Littlefield and way beyond for her extensive lists of songs that mention the late star in their title or lyrics.

The archivist was flooded with additions to her list originally published in The Diary on April 20, 2010 but didn't feel sheepish when her visit was featured in the Lamb County Leader News.

Dowling updated her list in February 2011 to coincide with release of The Music Inside: A Collaboration Dedicated to Waylon Jennings Volume 1 - first in a trilogy of tribute discs.

Volume 2 was released on February 8, 2012.

Release of Volume 3, originally set for October 26, the day before the 42nd wedding anniversary of Waylon and singing spouse Jessi Colter - has been delayed.

Singer-songwriter-actor son Shooter primed the revival by opening a Waylon Jennings apparel and merchandise business.

Shooter is working on the screenplay for a biopic - his father resented young Nashville artists working with the music industry machine - not raging against it.

"The outlaw thing has been bastardised, tarnished, and corrupted," Shooter said.

"It always bothered my dad. He thought the emphasis on image took away from the music."


The Waylon legacy burns bright with the September release of Going Down Rockin': The Last Recordings Of Waylon Jennings.

In November 1999 Waylon recorded 12 songs, on acoustic guitar, at the Nashville studio of pedal steel guitarist-producer Robby Turner.

The songs lay dormant for more than a decade until Turner, bassist on the original sessions, returned to the studio and fleshed out the songs.

Jennings wrote 11 of the 12 songs that appear on the album - testament to the personal nature of the recordings.

It reveals an artist in the midst of a final creative peak.

The songs include I Do Believe - a song Jennings wrote in 1993 - and also recorded with The Highwaymen.

He also debuted She Was No Good For Me - a song he wrote a decade earlier but never recorded.

Jennings battled with illness during the three days of recording and asked Turner to finish the project later.

Turner recruited Waylon's long time mates such as Reggie Young, Richie Albright and touring partner Tony Joe White.

The Louisiana born swamp music legend sang on the title track.

Waylon honoured fellow Texan legend Shotgun Willie Nelson, 79, with his only cover - Sad Songs And Waltzes.


Dowling, inspired by the Turner-Jennings project, has again updated her unique list with more than a dozen extra songs.

She is indebted to West Virginia singer-songwriter Billy Payne, Texan bass player Emil Macha and Jan Edvardsen for additions to her list.

Billy performs with the Waylon's former band The Waylors, known as Waymore's Outlaws.

Waylon's former manager Jerry Bridges co-wrote songs with Payne and played on his albums Country Til I Die and Spirit Of An Outlaw.

Macha, 77 and president of Littlefield Arts and Heritage Committee, was a teenage engineer on local radio station KVOW when he played bass in one of Waylon's embryonic bands.

We publish Barbara's expanded list below.

Can you add to it - please let us know the names of any new songs or tunes that escaped her attention?

If so email us at music@nucountry.com.au or saddle@alphalink.com.au


All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down) - Gretchen Wilson
All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down) - Hank Williams Jr
All Said And Done -Cory Morrow
An Outlaw's Blues - Chris Wall
Another Hard Luck Ace - Lacy J Dalton
Are You Sure Waylon Done It This Way - Clint Black with a Waylon cameo at the end
Back To Luckenbach - Wendell Adkins
Back When Country Was Ugly - Tim Wilson
Backstage Pass - Johnny Cash
Band Of Brothers - Dierks Bentley
Between Jennings And Jones - Jamey Johnson
Big Brothers - Tommy Jennings with Tommy Cash
Blame It On Waylon - Josh Thompson
Bob Wills Is Still The King - Chuck Prophet
Bob Wills Is Still The King - Rolling Stones
Boland And Birmingham - Richie Albright
Country Folks Livin' Loud - Lost Trailers
Country Heroes - Hank Williams III
Country Is My Rock - Trent Tomlinson
Country Music Has The Blues - Billy Ray Cyrus Loretta Lynn George Jones
Country Music Nightmare - Boxcar Willie
Country Singer - Ray Moore
Country To The Bone - Daron Norwood
Cowboy For A Day - Adam Harvey
Days Of America - Blackhawk
Don't Cuss The Fiddle - Kris Kristofferson
Don't You Think Its Time - (2005 version) Tommy Jennings
Don't You Think It's Time (1982 version) - Tommy Jennings with Waylon
Eagle's Last Flight - Tommy Jennings
Every Waylon Needs A Jessi - Shane Worley
Except For Jessi - Aaron Watson
Eyes Of Waylon - Hank Williams Jr
Final Attraction - Kris Kristofferson
Five Piece Band - Chris Wall
Flying W (instrumental) - Robby Turner
Four on the Floor - Lee Brice
Freightliner Fever - Red Sovine
Good Year For The Outlaw - Jeffrey Steele
Guitars, Jim Beam And Waylon - Jackson Taylor Band
Hammer Of The Honky Tonk Gods - Bill Kirchen
Hank Williams Junior, Junior - David Allan Coe
Hats Off - Alabama
He Did The Best He Could With What He Had - Tommy Jennings with Waylon
Honky Tonk Vacation (Tribute to Waylon) - Mike Henderson
Honky Tonk Angel -Whitey Morgan
How To Be A Country Star - Statler Brothers
I Can't Stand Country Music - Gene Fisk
I Got Your Country Right Here - Gretchen Wilson
I'd Love To Have A Joint With Willie - The Dead Livers
I'll Say It's True - Johnny Cash George Jones
If I Can Find A Clean Shirt - Waylon with Willie
If Waylon Ain't In Heaven - Jim Chesnut
If You Don't Like Hank Williams - Hank Williams Jr
If You Don't Like Hank Williams - Kris Kristofferson
Independence Day - Chris Wall
It All Happened In A Honky Tonk - Jon Wolfe Country
Jessi, I Wanted That Award - Sherwin Linton
Johnny Cash Junkie (Buck Owens Freak) - Brooks & Dunn
Johnny Cash Is Dead (And His House Burned Down) Larry Gatlin
Let My Fingers Do The Walking - Tompall Glaser
Lone Star - Floyd Tolston
Long Haired, Tattooed Hippie Freaks - 1100 Springs
Lookin' Back At Luckenbach - Floyd Tolston
Lotta Boot Left To Fill - Eric Church
Luckenbach Texas - Johnny Russell
Luckenbach Texas - Merle Haggard
Luckenbach, Texas - Kenny Chesney and Kid Rock
Luckenbach, Texas - Roger Creager
Luckenbach, Texas - Shady Creek Outlaws
Luckenbach, Texas - Waylon with Willie
Luckenbach, Texas -Django Walker
Maltby By-Pass - Mick Thomas
Me And Them Three Brothers Of Mine - Tommy Jennings
Million Miles to Go - Josh Grider
Mister DJ -Charlie Daniels
Mooney Had His Back - Shane Worley
Mooney Had His Back - Tommy Jennings
My Kind of Country - Randy Houser
My Mother's Other Son - Tommy Jennings with Tommy Cash
My Own Country Way - Billy Payne
My Way Or The Highway - Tommy Alverson
Nashville Ain't The Same - Billy Payne
Nashville Blues - Cory Morrow
No Account Cowboy - Peter Caulton
No Account Cowboy - Panton Hill Umbrella Club
No Show Jones - George Jones Merle Haggard
Not Everybody Likes Us - Hank Williams III
Nothing To Say - Brian Burns
Ol' Waylon - Billy Wyatt
One In A Row - Trick Pony
Outlaw And The Stranger - Ed Bruce
Outlaw You - Shooter Jennings
Outlaws and Cavaleers - Country Cavaleers
Outlaws And Renegades - Gretchen Wilson
Owe Them More Than That - Kenny Rogers
Prove Me Right - Radney Foster
Put Some Drive In Your Country - Travis Tritt
Put The O Back In Country - Shooter Jennings
Redneck (The Redneck National Anthem) - Vernon Oxford
Roll On Buddy - Wolfgang Malende
Saddle Up - Colt Ford
Same Ol' Outlaws - Waymore's Outlaws
Santa's Hooked On Country Music - Jimmy Flynn
She Don't Like My Music - Ray Scott
Show Us Your Twang - Rick Sousley
Sing A Song With Waylon - Colt 45 Band
Singing Star's Queen - Johnny Cash
Sixteen Bars From Luckenbach - Rick Sousley
Son Of The South - David Allan Coe
Spokane Motel Blues - Tom T Hall
Spokane Motel Blues -Joel R. L. Phelps
Spirit Of An Outlaw - Billy Payne
Texas Wildflower - Buzz Cason
That's What The Outlaws In Texas Want To Hear - Johnny Paycheck
The Conversation - Shooter Jennings & Holly Williams (Waylon's name isn't mentioned but Shooter refers to him)
The First Time I Saw Waylon - Roger Allan Wade
The Jukebox Turns Me On - Billy Payne
The Last Cowboy Song - Ed Bruce
The Monkey - Tommy Jennings
The Outlaw - Ed Bruce
The Rebel -Jamey Johnson
The Ride - David Allan Coe
The Right Place - Aaron Watson
The South's Gonna Rattle Again - Hank Williams Jr
There's A New Outlaw In Heaven - Big John Mills
This Texas Wailin's Givin' Me The Willies - Bobby Wayne Loftis
Three Across - Chris Wall
Tip Your Hat - Marty Stuart (featuring Josh Graves, Earl Scruggs)
True Life Country Music - Razzy Bailey
Waylon And Willie Machine - Marvin Rainwater and Jesse Fletcher
Waylon And Willie Machine - Red Sovine
Waylon Sing To Mama - Darrell Thomas
Waylon's Guitar - Hank Williams Jr
Waylon's T Shirt - Dick Damron
Waymore's Blues - Ray Wylie Hubbard
Waymore's Blues - Toby Keith
Waymore's Blues - The Crickets
Waymore's Blues -Class Of 55
Waymore's Blues -Ben Harper
Waymore's Blues - Shady Creek Outlaws
Waymore's Blues - Hank Williams Jr
We're Still Hangin' In There Ain't We Jessi - Jeannie Seely
What Would Waylon Do - Joe Diffie-George Jones
When The Last Cowboy's Gone - Jamey Johnson
Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes - George Jones
Why Don't We Hear Old Waylon Anymore - The Duke Wilde Band
Willie Waylon And Me - David Allan Coe
Willie Why Don't You Sing One With Me - Johnny Chester
Willie, Waylon And Me (Reprise) - David Allan Coe
Willie, Waylon And Me - Wendell Adkins
Willon And Waylee - Don Bowman with Waylon and Willie
You Don't Have To Call Me Darlin' - Merle Haggard (same as You Never Even Called Me By My Name)
You Hung The Moon (Didn't You Waylon) - Jessi Colter
You Never Even Called Me By My Name - David Allan Coe
You Never Even Called Me By My Name - Doug Supernaw with a Waylon cameo
Young Country - Hank Williams Jr

Tribute Albums

Big Bull Band (Norway)/ A Tribute To Waylon Jennings
Chuck Prophet/ Dreaming Waylon's Dreams
Mark Chesnutt/ Outlaw (covers of Waylon, Billy Joe, Willie, Hank Jr, Kris etc)
Mike Headrick/ Wailin' (steel guitar instrumentals)
Shady Creek Outlaws/ Waylon Grass (bluegrass)
Shane Worley/ Honky Tonk History (covers of Waylon, Willie, Billy Joe etc.)
Tommy Jennings/ Hey Waylon
Waymore's Outlaws/ Same Ol' Outlaws
Various/ I've Always Been Crazy
Various/ Lonesome On'ry And Mean
Various/ Red River Tribute (2 CDs)
Various/ The Music Inside Vol 1
Various/ The Music Inside Vol 2

New credits - Billy Payne, Emil Macha and Jan Edvardsen

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