What do Waylon Jennings and Shiner have in common? A lot more as of today. Texas native Shiner announced today that they will be partnering with The Waylon Fund for Diabetes Research. The fund was started after Waylon’s unfortunate death due to complications related to his diabetes in 2002. The fund helps support research on better methods to predict risk and developing better strategies for management among those afflicted. Shiner will be throwing parties all over to celebrate Waylon’s birthday, June 15, with events aimed at raising money for this great cause. The partnership officially launched today with a concert featuring Waylon’s son Shooter with proceeds benefitting the fund.