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While it would be another several years before the rebellious entertainer would fully embrace his outlaw persona, in 1968, he reached a career peak to that point with the Number Two country hit "Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line," a tune written by musician Jimmy Bryant, whose playing had earned him the nickname "The Fastest Guitar in the Country."

On March 25th, 1970, Johnny Cash invited his former roommate — and future fellow member of the Highwaymen (with Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson) to be a musical guest on his ABC series. The Johnny Cash Show was nearing the end of its first season and had already gained a reputation for featuring an eclectic roster of artists, including Bob Dylan, Derek and the Dominos (featuring Eric Clapton), Joni Mitchell and Ray Charles, in addition to numerous country acts. Jennings' slick, short haircut and clean-shaven physical appearance on the show would be markedly different from the bearded, long-haired, cowboy-hat-wearing renegade who has inspired a generation of new "outlaw" performers.

During the 1970s, Jennings joined the Outlaw movement. He released critically acclaimed albums Lonesome, On'ry and Mean and Honky Tonk Heroes, followed by hit albums Dreaming My Dreams and Are You Ready for the Country. In 1976 he released the album Wanted! The Outlaws with Willie Nelson, Tompall Glaser and Jessie Colter, the first platinum country music album. That album's success was followed by Ol' Waylon, and the hit song "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)". By the early 1980s, Jennings was struggling with a cocaine addiction. Later Jennings joined the country supergroup The Highwaymen with Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash. During that period, Jennings released the successful album, Will the Wolf Survive. Jennings toured less after 1997, to spend more time with his family. Between 1999 and 2001, his appearances were limited by health problems. On February 13, 2002, Jennings died from complications of diabetes.

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