Greatest Hits is a compilation album by American country music artist Waylon Jennings, released in 1979 by RCA Records. The LP documents Jennings' outlaw country years for RCA and includes several of his most well-known signature songs, the most recent of which had been the title track of I've Always Been Crazy, released the year before. Not counting the Mackintosh & .
The 12 songs are a testament to the greatness of his mature period as an artist.
Only the Greatest is a 1968 album by Waylon Jennings on RCA Victor. It includes the single "Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line," which Jennings took to on the country music charts that year. Only the Greatest was Jennings eighth LP for RCA in four years. Contrary to the title, it is not a "best of" package, although it does contain the singer's first pair of Top 5 country hits: "Walk On Out of My Mind," which rose to and "Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line, which just missed the spot. Jennings co-wrote two songs for the album but primarily relied on other songwriters, including Harlan Howard, Bobby Bare, Jerry Chesnut, Billy Sherrill, and Neil Diamond.
Waylon Jennings is a country music icon. His first band was The Texas Longhorns, after all. Instrumental in paving the way for the outlaw country movement in the 1970s, Jennings collaborated with some of Nashville's greatest talents during his lifetime. Wanted! The Outlaws was released in 1976 featuring Willie Nelson, Tompall Glaser and Jennings' wife Jessi Colter. The album became the first ever platinum country album. He released three albums with the country supergroup, The Highwaymen, with Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Johnny Cash. We've rounded up eight of the best Waylon Jennings songs to remember the legend that he was and the vital role he played in country music over the years. 8. "Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line". Country singer Jim Alley first recorded this song. Jennings made the song famous when he released it on his album, Only the Greatest in 1968.
There are lots of reasons why this is one of the greatest live country albums ever. It was recorded when Jennings’ raw, barnstorming outlaw sound was a fresh revelation to country and rock fans alike. Then there’s the way pedal steel guitarist Ralph Mooney and drummer Richie Albright framed the band’s rugged-but-right-on feel. Most importantly, there’s Waylon himself, feeding off the crowd’s energy as his guts-and-gusto delivery drives the whole thing home on hard-charging mission statements like I’m a Ramblin’ Man and Lonesome, On’ry and Mean. It’s the sound of an outlaw unleashed.
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