Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter had one of the most beautiful and intense love affairs in country music history. They were married in 1969 and stayed together until Jennings passed away in 2002.
Besides shining as bastions of the Outlaw movement, these two had a heart-meltingly sweet side.
They paired up a number of times to sing some memorable duets, including the playful ‘Storms Never Last.’ Her soprano lilt and piano chops along with Waylon’s tight guitar and iconic pipes makes for a divine pairing.
A rare acoustic moment between these love birds and fellow musicians displays their raw talent, and the deep connection they fostered.
Colter and Jennings capture the quiet, reverent magic of Christmas Eve in this simple rendition of ‘Silent Night’. Recorded in 1983, the performance captures their soft voices over the gentle rhythm of Colter’s piano.
After you see the way Waylon looks at Jessi around 1:45 you’ll want to find someone you love and give them a hug. It’s also the perfect jam to put on while sitting by the tree on Christmas Eve and cherishing the quiet.