Are You Ready for the Country is an album by Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Victor in 1976. Its title track is a song from Neil Young's seminal 1972 album Harvest and appeared in the 1982 film The Executioner's Song. Are You Ready for the Country began an uninterrupted string of #1 albums for Jennings; although his previous two major releases, Dreaming My Dreams and Wanted! The Outlaws, did hit #1, they were followed by the relatively unsuccessful Mackintosh & T.J. soundtrack album. Despite the title, this outlaw country album features covers of rock songs, including "Can't You See" by the Marshall Tucker Band. "MacArthur Park (Revisited)" is a re-recording of the song which had won Waylon his first Grammy in 1969. "Old Friend" was written by Jennings about Buddy Holly; the latter had been a close friend of his until his death in 1959. Jennings chose the traditional gospel hymn "Precious Memories" as the album's closing track; prior to the record's release, he had included very few such songs on his records. The album was eventually certified gold, with four top ten singles: the title song (#7), "So Good Woman" (#7), "Can't You See" (#4) and "I'll Go Back to Her" (#4). The original record had no liner notes; the 2004 reissue on RCA Records contained extensive liner notes by Rich Kienzle, who provided a song-by-song summary of the album, along with background information on the latter's creation.