"I'm Not Ready Yet" is a song written by Tom T. Hall. It was originally released by The Blue Boys in 1968, whose version peaked at number 58 on the BillboardHot Country Singles chart. The song was covered by American country music artist George Jones on his 1980 album I Am What I Am. It was released in August 1980 as album's second single. Jones' version peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.