Although it’s been nearly twenty years since Waylon Jennings’ passing, his legacy is in great hands.
According to Billboard, the Waylon Jennings estate has officially come to an agreement with the WME Legends group to manage the famed country singer’s career.
We’re talking about a group that has handled several star’s estates, including the likes of Notorious B.I.G, among others.
The group will partner with Jennings’ widow, Jessi Colter, as well as Jennings’ son, singer/songwriter/producer Shooter Jennings.
Head of WME Legends Phil Sandhaus had this to say about the agreement:
“WME Legends is proud to be working with Jessi Colter, Shooter Jennings, and the Waylon Jennings estate. Waylon is considered the most important force in country’s Outlaw movement– not only creatively but also for the business standard he set for other artists to strive for in their musical freedom.
The WME Legends team looks forward to working with the family to holistically manage Waylon’s name, image, likeness, life and IP rights and assets worldwide to grow his legacy with a new generation.
Great, so what does that mean?
Well, it means that WME will be working to preserve and honor the legacy of Waylon Jennings through a variety of different avenues. We could possibly see a Waylon Jennings biopic, documentary series, a tribute concert, televisions special… the possibilities are endless.