Country music fans were in for a treat when Whey Jennings and Thomas Gabriel, the grandsons of legends Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, took the spot to perform “Highwayman”. The iconic song, first recorded by Cash, Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson, has been passed down through the generations and now lives on in the hands of Whey Jennings and Thomas Gabriel.
The two young musicians, who share a deep appreciation for their grandfathers’ music, got together and decided to release their own version of the classic song, “Highwayman” honing their skills as performers. The two brought fresh energy to the classic tune, infusing it with their own unique style and spirit.
You will be transported back in time as Whey and Thomas sang the lyrics to “Highwayman”, a song about a restless spirit who can never settle down, forever on the road and always searching for something more. With its powerful storytelling and timeless themes of freedom and adventure, the song remains as relevant today as it was when it was first recorded over 30 years ago.
The performance was a fitting tribute to the men who inspired them, and a powerful reminder of the impact that their music has had on generations of fans.
Whey and Thomas showed that the legacy of Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings is in good hands. Their performance of “Highwayman” was a testament to the strength of family, tradition, and the power of music to bring people together.