Are You Ready for the Country (song)

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"Are You Ready for the Country"
Single by Waylon Jennings
from the album Are You Ready for the Country
B-side So Good Woman
Released 1976
Genre Country Rock
Label RCA
Writer(s) Neil Young
Producer(s) Waylon Jennings, Ken Mansfield
Waylon Jennings singles chronology
"Can't You See"
(1976)
"Are You Ready for the Country"
(1976)
"Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)"
(1977)

"Are You Ready for the Country" is a song written by Neil Young and released on his 1972 Harvest album. The track features Young on piano backed by the studio band dubbed The Stray Gators, comprising Jack Nitzsche on slide guitar, Ben Keith on pedal steel guitar, Tim Drummond on bass, and Kenny Buttrey on drums. Backing vocals on the track are by David Crosby and Graham Nash.

The song was released as a single by American country music artist Waylon Jennings in 1976, the second single from the album named after the song, Are You Ready for the Country. The Jennings single reached #7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1976–1977) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 7
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 175.