Shooter Jennings Mourns The Passing Of His Brother

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Waylon Jennings has been reunited with another one of his children.

Terry Jennings, the oldest of Waylon’s six children, passed away the morning of Friday, January 25 just four days after he turned 62, joining his father and sister Julie, who passed away in 2014, in Heaven.

In April 2016, Terry released a book about the special relationship he shared with his legendary father titled Waylon: Tales of My Outlaw Dad

The book also explains how Terry followed in his dad’s footsteps and traveled along with him selling merchandise before becoming the tech and stage manager for drummer Richie Albright.

Terry’s son Josh shared the news of his dad’s passing with the world via Facebook.

“With a heavy heart I am here to inform you all that my father passed earlier this morning,” Josh wrote. “He lived an advertous [sic] life as many of you know and he has accomplished so much. I was always proud to be his son.”

Terry’s youngest sibling, musician Shooter Jennings, took to social media to pay tribute to his brother.

“So sad to see ya go, Terry. I love you,” he wrote on Instagram. “My brother Terry turned me onto Alice Cooper, The Moody Blues, Cream, Zeppelin and more. He was that older brother who had the killer record collection and the wild streak. Having one for him today. I listened to ‘Love It To Death’ last night as I was going to sleep in Terry’s honor. Sad day.”

Terry was the father of three children, including Whey Jennings, who also fell in love with country music at a very young age – at one of his Grandpa Waylon’s shows, in fact.

“He was just a boy at one of his Grampa Waylon’s shows and his Grama Jessi had just left the stage after singing ‘Storms Never Last’ when she sat her mic in the chair backstage,” his band’s Facebook page states. “Young Whey picked up the mic and pranced out on stage and began singing ‘Mama’s [sic] Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys’. His Grampa then gave a, ‘Hey, hold up there hoss, wait for me’ and went to pickin’ and when the song was thru [sic] the crowd went nuts and it was on that day that Whey fell in love with music.”

Whey performed an original song titled “Missing You” in 2016. The song includes the lyrics, “I would be lyin’ if I were to say, ‘You don’t cross my mind from day to day.’ Grampa Waylon, I’m missin’ you. You were my hero, the one I looked up to. You were an outlaw, but you were my grandpa too. Your voice led me to mine and I hope mine will lead me to you.

After his father’s passing, “Missing You” now takes on a whole new meaning to him. Watch Whey perform the song below.

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