America (Waylon Jennings song)

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"America"
Waylon America single.png
Single by Waylon Jennings
from the album Waylon's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
B-side "People Up in Texas"
Released September 20, 1984
Genre Country
Length 3:27
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Sammy Johns
Producer(s) Jerry Bridges, Gary Scruggs
Waylon Jennings singles chronology
"Never Could Toe the Mark"
(1984)
"America"
(1984)
"Waltz Me to Heaven"
(1985)
"Never Could Toe the Mark"
(1984)
"America"
(1984)
"Waltz Me to Heaven"
(1985)

"America" is a song written by Sammy Johns and recorded by American country music artist Waylon Jennings. It was released in September 1984 as the first new single from the album Waylon's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2. The song reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by David Hogan and premiered in September 1984. It features scenes from all across the United States. Scenes also feature Waylon Jennings singing the song outside of a convenience store at a gas station with the American flag on it.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984-1985) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 176. 
  2. ^ "Waylon Jennings – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Waylon Jennings.