Born near Abilene, Texas most of his youth was spent in Littlefield a small town on the high plains of West Texas where with his older brother Waylon listened to old cowboy and country songs that their dad sang. The boys learned to sing together and started entering talent contests around their hometown.
Tommy served two years in the military and when he finished his service he moved to Phoenix to join Waylon as his bass player. This was the early development of what became known as the outlaw sound. Nashville, Tennessee was next as Waylon signed with RCA and Tommy became Waylon's manager while still playing bass and singing in his band. Over the years, Waylon and Tommy worked in partnership in the music business.
Tommy began recording on his own, having several chart records and subsequently touring around the world. He has enjoyed success not only as a recording artist, but also as an artist manager, publisher and record producer.
In addition to managing Waylon, Tommy signed and managed Jessie Colter, Sammi Smith and rocker Laurence Reynolds.
As a record producer, Tommy produced the first cuts of the hits: Good Hearted Woman and This Time for Waylon Jennings, I'm Not Lisa and Storms Never Last for Jessie Colter, and I Never Got Over You for Johnny Paycheck.
As a songwriter, Tommy’s songs have been recorded by Nancy Sinatra, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash.
As a publisher, Tommy received BMI awards for Good Hearted Woman and This Time. Tommy also is a recipient of the prestigious (NARAS) National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Award.
My Brother, Your Outlaw is Tommy Jennings first book.
travels internationally performing his music, and offers a special Story & Song show with material from My Brother, Your Outlaw.
Tommy Is Available:
In Storytelling / Speaking engagements
Author website: http://www.tommyjennings.net
Book website: www.mybrotheryouroutlaw.com