Waylon & Willie

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Waylon & Willie
Studio album by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson
Released January 1978
Genre Country
Outlaw country
Length 32:50
Label RCA Victor
Producer Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson
Waylon Jennings chronology
Ol' Waylon
(1977)
Waylon & Willie
(1978)
White Mansions
(1978)

Waylon & Willie is a duet album by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, released on RCA Victor in 1978. It stayed at #1 album on the country album charts for ten weeks. The album contains three songs sung individually by Jennings and Nelson, as well as five duets. Some of the tracks used on the album had previously been released in some form; these were mostly redone using overdubbing.

The album's biggest hit was "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys", which hit #1 on the country charts, entered the pop charts and earned the duo a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. Three other of the album's songs, "Lookin' for a Feeling", "I Can Get Off on You" and "The Wurlitzer Prize (I Don't Want to Get Over You)", also reached the top of the charts, while "If You Can Touch Her at All" peaked at #5.

The original liner notes, complimenting Jennings and Nelson on their ability to surprise and deliver solid material, were written by Chet Flippo of Rolling Stone. Waylon & Willie was reissued by RCA Records in 2001. The 2001 CD marks the first time the full album was issued on CD in the US; previous US CD issues contained only eight of the album's eleven songs.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Rolling Stone (not rated) link[dead link]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" (Ed Bruce, Patsy Bruce) – 2:34
  2. "The Year 2003 Minus 25" (Kris Kristofferson) – 3:04
  3. "Pick Up the Tempo" (Willie Nelson) – 2:32
  4. "If You Can Touch Her at All" (Lee Clayton) – 3:04
  5. "Lookin' for a Feeling" (Waylon Jennings) – 2:38
  6. "It's Not Supposed to Be That Way" (Nelson) – 3:20

Side two[edit]

  1. "I Can Get Off on You" (Jennings, Nelson) – 2:24
  2. "Don't Cuss the Fiddle" (Kristofferson) – 3:04
  3. "Gold Dust Woman" (Stevie Nicks) – 4:00
  4. "A Couple More Years" (Dennis Locorriere, Shel Silverstein) – 4:02
  5. "The Wurlitzer Prize (I Don't Want to Get Over You)" (Bobby Emmons, Chips Moman) – 2:08

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 12
Canadian RPM Country Albums 7
Canadian RPM Top Albums 11
Preceded by
Here You Come Again by Dolly Parton
Ten Years of Gold by Kenny Rogers
Every Time Two Fools Collide by Kenny Rogers and Dottie West
Top Country Albums number-one album
February 25-April 8, 1978
April 29-May 13, 1978
June 3, 1978
Succeeded by
Ten Years of Gold by Kenny Rogers
Every Time Two Fools Collide by Kenny Rogers and Dottie West
Stardust by Willie Nelson