Waylon Jennings Tops Country Music 'Best Opening Lyrics' Ever List


Feb. 19 2011, Published 6:15 a.m. ET

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Waylon Jennings may have been known as "the outlaw" but he had a way with words and his opening lyrics from 'Luckenbach, Texas' have been voted the all time best, has learned.

"The only two things in life that make it worth livin'/ Is guitars that tune good and firm feelin' women," Jennings penned in 1977.

The lyric was voted best in a poll conducted by AOL Music's country site, The Boot.

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Hank Williams' 'I Saw the Light' came in number 2.  Brad Paisley placed two songs in the top 20.

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