Whey Jennings

Whey Jennings

Country musician Whey Aaron Jennings will perform at the Fall Heritage Festival in Cowan on Sept. 21.

Jennings will step onto the Monterey Stage in downtown Cowan at 7 p.m. during the three-day festival.

Jennings grew up in a family full of country music royalty. His grandfather, the legendary Waylon Jennings, and grandmother, Jessi Colter, both had major success in the major music charts for decades.

Jennings is set to release his new album this fall. He and his band are packing country music dance halls, festivals, outlaw venues and biker rallies all across America.

Jennings is the oldest son of Katherine and Terry Jennings. He has always had a deep love for music since the first time he stepped foot on stage.

When Jennings was just a young boy at one of his grandpa Waylon’s shows, his grandma Jessi had just left the stage after singing “Storms Never Last” and laid her microphone on a chair backstage.

Young Whey picked up the microphone and pranced out onto the stage and began singing, “Mamma’s Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys.”

His grandpa Waylon shouted out, “Hey hold up there Hoss...wait for me!”

Waylon went to picking and, when the song was finished, the crowd went nuts. It was on that day that Jennings said he fell in love with music.

Jennings recently stormed through Nashville during CMA Fest and made many impromptu appearances in between his scheduled appearances at BB King’s, the celebrity cornhole challenge and the Nashville Universe Fan Fair signing booth.

A video from his appearance at the Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge on Broadway caught the attention of many, causing the video to get 20,000 views overnight. Fans had the opportunity to get up close and personal.

In addition to Jennings, the free Fall Heritage Festival will be packed with great entertainment by Bad Nayber, Jackwagon, Cody McCarver, Cagney Frizzell, Smokey and the Bandit Live, Double Shot, Worth the Struggle, the Sims Family and Stillwater Bluegrass.

Come hungry and shop the food, arts, crafts and heritage mall vendors.

Enjoy the kids zone, the celebrity cornhole challenge and historical displays. Fireworks close the event every night.

All proceeds benefit the Cowan Railroad Museum.