Sing, Dance, Drink to Waylon

Waylon Jennings

Musical Monday…oh wait never mind. How about we call this Tuned-up Tuesday? I totally meant to get to this post last night before or after my softball game, but obviously either real work or entertainment got in the way. Whoops!

Waylon JenningsBut here the deal, Waylon Jennings is the man. Yesterday in the car, I was tuned into 104.9 FM, which is the same as 680 AM just on the FM side of things, and I realized just how often a Waylon Jennings song comes on. It’s easy to forget just how many hits he had, 16 to be exact, until you hear a handful of them on in a short time frame.

Waylon JenningsWaylon’s music is as close to a perfect marriage of the lyrical classics of the 50s and 60s and Outlaw country. His music is/was honest and always with a point of view. Not to mention that he made some great dancing songs too! And you’ve got to understand that beings he was also a member of the Highwaymen, accompanied by Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson, I only like him more. That’s a whole other set of songs that I adore, but definitely deserving of its very own post.

Well of course this wouldn’t be a musical post with out me sharing a number of my favorites with you. This time they are not in any particular order. Ranking these songs would take way too much time and energy because they are all so good.

Luckenbach, Texas

This song. Oh good memories singing and dancing to this song. It’s definitely one of those songs I’d fight with Mom trying to beat her out in order to dance with Dad. I honestly don’t know which song would be more of an iconic “Gotta Dance To” song. As much as I love Neon Moon, it doesn’t hold a candle to this song in my opinion.

The Wurlitzer Prize (I Don’t Want to Get Over You)

So I didn’t realize until today that this song was titled this. But hey you learn new things every day! Lyrics are on point; the melody is undeniably good and another one that is easy to dance to.

Bob Wills is Still the King

Sure, the Rolling Stones sang this song to, but Waylon Jennings freaking wrote and sang the heck out of it first. The more and more I do my research for these posts, I realize how many songs were written by artists honoring artists generations before them. Haven’t seen that done by my generation of music yet, but it really needs to happen asap. These songs show respect and generate national appreciation for the artist and country music in general, kind of like a PSA in the music industry.

 Rainy Day Woman

WARNING: This song will get stuck in your head.


I don’t know if any words need to be said about this one. Just sit back and listen.

Honorable MentionsWaylon Jennings
Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line

Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way
Good Hearted Woman
I’m A Ramblin’ Man
Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys

I hope everyone has a splendid Tuesday :)


  1. Thanks. Love Ol’ Waylon! Pleased to have found your blog. Looking forward to regular visits. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox (drop a nickel).

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