Never Could Toe the Mark

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Never Could Toe the Mark
Studio album by Waylon Jennings
Released June 1984
Genre Country
Outlaw country
Label RCA Victor
Producer Waylon Jennings
Don Cartee
Alan Cartee
Brent Cartee
Waylon Jennings chronology
Waylon and Company
Never Could Toe the Mark
Waylon's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

Never Could Toe the Mark is an album by Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Victor in 1984. It was the singer's last top 20 record with RCA; he would soon move to MCA and release his final #1 album, Will the Wolf Survive. The title track peaked at #6 on the country charts, while Never Could Toe the Mark itself reached #20.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Never Could Toe the Mark" (Jennings) – 2:55
  2. "Talk Good Boogie" (Jennings) - 2:19
  3. "People Up in Texas" (Jennings) - 2:23
  4. "Sparkling Brown Eyes" (Billy Cox) - 2:39
  5. "If She'll Leave Her Mama" (Mack Vickery/Lamar Morris) - 2:41
  6. "Settin' Me Up" (Mark Knopfler) - 2:24
  7. "Gemini Song" (Jennings) - 2:30
  8. "Where Would I Be" (Paul Kennerley) - 2:47
  9. "Whatever Gets You Through the Night" (Bob McDill) - 3:38
  10. "Entertainer" (Billy Joel) - 2:45


  • Producer: Waylon Jennings, Alan Cartee, Brent Cartee, Don Cartee
  • Art Direction: Hogan Entertainment Design
  • Photography: Mark Tucker


  • Pickers: Waylon Jennings, Ralph Mooney, Jerry Bridges, Gary Scruggs, Floyd Domino, Dan Mustoe, Tony Joe White, Jerry Gropp, J. I. Allison, Roger "Rock" Williams & Co., Don Cartee
  • Singers: Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, Jerry Bridges, Gary Scruggs, Debbie Smith, Kay Milete, Crystal Milete, Angel Milete

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 20