Sweet Mother Texas

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Sweet Mother Texas
Studio album by Waylon Jennings
Released February 1986
Recorded Cartee 3 Studio, Nashville
Scottsdale, Arizona
Genre Country
Outlaw country
Label RCA Victor
Producer Jerry Bridges
Gary Scruggs
Waylon Jennings chronology
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Sweet Mother Texas is an album by Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Records in 1986.

Featuring a scant eight songs, this would be Jennings' last album for the label before his move to MCA. Released with little promotion, it contains outtakes from Jennings' recent albums, such as a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "I'm on Fire" and a version of Kris Kristofferson's "Living Legend", which would be recorded by The Highwaymen in 1990, on Highwayman 2. "Looking for Suzanne had been previously released on Waylon's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2. Sweet Mother Texas failed to chart, marking an unceremonious end of Jennings' twenty-year stay at RCA.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I'm on Fire" (Bruce Springsteen) – 2:31
  2. "Me and Them Brothers of Mine" (Tommy L. Jennings)
  3. "I Take My Comfort in You" (Wayland Holyfield, Guy Clark)
  4. "Looking for Suzanne" (Paul Kennerley)
  5. "Be Careful Who You Love (Arthur's Song)" (Harlan Howard) – 4:33
  6. "Sweet Mother Texas" (Sanger D. Shafer, Eddy Raven)
  7. "Living Legend" (Kris Kristofferson)
  8. "Hanging On" (Tony Joe White)


  • Producer: Jerry Bridges, Gary Scruggs, Ritchie Albright, Waylon Jennings
  • Art Direction: Bill Barnes
  • Cover Photography: Bill Mitchell


  • Pickers: Waylon Jennings, Ralph Mooney, Jerry Bridges, Gary Scruggs, Jim Haber, Dan Mustoe, Tony Joe White, Earl Scruggs, Randy Scruggs, Ritchie Albright, Sonny Curtis, Harrison Calloway, Gordon Payne
  • Singers: Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Patti Leatherwood, Carter Robertson, Barny Robertson