Whey Jennings grew up in a family of country-music legends; in fact, his grandparents, Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter are “outlaw country” icons! The values, patriotism and talent Whey inherited from his grandparents inspired him, and he has begun to make his own name in Nashville. Even though Whey is part of country music’s royalty, he grew up working on the farm, and he loves fishing and the outdoors. His new song titled “Farm Life” reminds us the importance of the forgotten farmer and that “hard work never done no harm.” Another song, titled “The Gun,” shows the world through the eyes of a gun and the tradition of a gun being handed down from generation to generation. Whey shows his love of the Second Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms, and he won’t compromise when it comes to the right to protect his family and his loved ones. He always makes time for active military, veterans, law enforcement and first responders to tip his hat and say a quick “Thank y’all” for what they do for our community and the nation. NRA Country’s Lisa Supernaugh caught up with him in between working his farm and performing to ask him a few questions.
LS: If there was one person in history that you could go back in time and meet, who would it be?
WJ: Jesus Christ.
LS: How do you share your love for the outdoors with your family?
WJ: We go camping, kayaking, tubing, hunting, on walks, gardening and playing music around a campfire.
LS: Who got you into the outdoors?
WJ: My mom loved camping, and I used to hunt with my uncle and boss years ago.
LS: If you could only have one firearm for the rest of your life, which it would be?
WJ: Colt 1911-A1 .45 ACP.
LS: What does freedom mean to you?
WJ: The Bill of Rights and the Constitution of The United States of America and the ability to raise my family with my wife as we see fit.
LS: Even though you found the love of music early in your life, you remained a farmer for quite some time. Do you still do both or did you have to choose with a busy touring schedule?
WJ: Ultimately, I had to choose music, but I still have a love for farming and always will.
LS: Even though you are part of country-music “royalty,” folks still want to ask, who was your greatest influence?
WJ: Musically, I’d definitely have to say my grandfather, Jamey Johnson and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
If you’re looking for music that brings you back to your roots, check out Whey Jennings at wheyjennings.com for music, tour dates, and other info.
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