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The Ladies Used to Love Outlaws, Now The Ladies Are Outlaws

Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 1 September 2015

"LADIES LOVE OUTLAWS," Waylon Jennings sang in 1972, "like babies love stray dogs." Jennings was boasting. He presented himself as a desperado and would soon be the co-leader (with his Texas pal Willie Nelson) of country music's nascent "Outlaw" movement. And Jennings, more than anyone, lived out the myth with his black hat, black leather jacket, bristling beard, hard drinking and caustic comments about the country-music establishment. And the ladies did love him for it.

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