Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Midnight Rider- Waylon Jennings Collection

Midnight Rider is a clothing company that is inspired by outlaw country music.  The company makes fashion forward clothing with an Americana touch.   The latest collection is inspired by outlaw country music veteran Waylon Jennings. In the 60s and 70s country music labels were trying to bring country music towards a more "pop" sound.  Jennings was one of the first musicians in country to truly stand up for his own personal sound and refuse to let anyone but himself produce his music.  His trust in his own taste lead to him forward- winning two Grammys and five Country Music Hall of Fame Awards.  Outlaw country is country music that holds strong to the real original country twang and raw, edgy sound of real emotion.  
"Honesty is something you can't wear out"- Waylon Jennings

Here is a video of Waylon Jenning's "I've Always Been Crazy" (live 1978)

 "I may be crazy but it keeps me from going insane"- Waylon Jennings

 W.J.-  Mental Revenge Video  (1966)