Music Man (album)

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Music Man
Studio album by Waylon Jennings
Released May 1980
Genre Country
Outlaw country
Length 32:13
Label RCA Victor
Producer Richie Albright
Waylon Jennings chronology
What Goes Around Comes Around
Music Man
Leather and Lace
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Music Man is an album by Waylon Jennings, released in 1980 on RCA Victor. It was Jennings' final album in a streak of releases which mostly reached #1 on the country charts. Notably, it features the well-known theme song from the popular television show The Dukes of Hazzard; undoubtedly, the success of the number-one album was due in part to the popularity of said theme, which reaching #1 on the country charts, also peaking at just outside the top 20 on the pop charts. Aside from that, "Clyde" and "Storms Never Last" charted as singles, peaking at #7 and #17 respectively. Few of the songs on the album were written by Jennings himself; instead, the singer opted for covers of artists like Jimmy Buffett and Kenny Rogers and even uncharacteristically Steely Dan, among others.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Clyde" (J. J. Cale) – 2:39
  2. "It's Alright" (Jennings) – 3:00
  3. "Theme from 'The Dukes of Hazzard' (Good Ol' Boys)" (Jennings) – 2:06
  4. "Nashville Wimmin'" (Harlan Howard) – 3:32
  5. "Do It Again" (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 3:45
  6. "Sweet Music Man" (Kenny Rogers) – 3:34
  7. "Storms Never Last" (Jessi Colter) – 2:49
  8. "He Went to Paris" (Jimmy Buffett) – 3:19
  9. "What About You?" (Jack Anglin, Johnnie Wright) – 3:33
  10. "Waltz Across Texas" (Ernest Tubb) – 3:56

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 36
Canadian RPM Country Albums 1
Canadian RPM Top Albums 46


Preceded by
Gideon by Kenny Rogers
Top Country Albums number-one album
July 12–26, 1980
Succeeded by
Urban Cowboy by Various Artists
Preceded by
Dream Street Rose by Gordon Lightfoot
RPM Country Albums number-one album
July 19 - August 2, 1980
Succeeded by
San Antonio Rose by Willie Nelson and Ray Price