The Days of Sand and Shovels

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"The Days of Sand and Shovels"
Single by Waylon Jennings
from the album The Best of Waylon Jennings
B-side "Delia's Gone"
Released April 1969
Genre Country
Label RCA
Writer(s) Doyle Marsh
George Reneau
Waylon Jennings singles chronology
"Something's Wrong in California"
(1969)
"The Days of Sand and Shovels"
(1969)
"Brown Eyed Handsome Man"
(1969)

"The Days of Sand and Shovels" is a song written by Doyle Marsh and George Reneau, and recorded by American country music artist Waylon Jennings. It was released in April 1969 as the second single from his album The Best of Waylon Jennings. The song peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.[1] It also reached number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.[2]

"The Days of Sand and Shovels" was released as a single in 1969 by Bobby Vinton. Vinton's version spent 8 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching No. 34,[3] while reaching No. 11 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart,[4] No. 16 on Canada's RPM 100,[5] and No. 13 on RPM's Adult Contemporary chart.[6]

Nat Stuckey released a cover of the song in 1978. His version peaked at number 26 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.

Chart performance[edit]

Waylon Jennings[edit]

Chart (1969) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 20
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

Bobby Vinton[edit]

Chart (1969) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 34
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening 11
Canada - RPM 100 16
Canada - RPM Adult Contemporary 13

Nat Stuckey[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 26
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Waylon Jennings singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "RPM Country Singles for July 21, 1969". RPM. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Bobby Vinton - Chart History - The Hot 100, Billboard.com. Accessed October 25, 2015
  4. ^ Bobby Vinton - Chart History - Adult Contemporary, Billboard.com. Accessed October 25, 2015
  5. ^ "The RPM 100", RPM Weekly, Volume 11, Ed. 23, July 28, 1969. Accessed October 25, 2015
  6. ^ "Adult", RPM Weekly, Volume 11, Ed. 21, July 21, 1969. Accessed October 25, 2015
Preceded by
"Running Bear"
by Sonny James
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

July 21, 1969
Succeeded by
"One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)"
by Jerry Lee Lewis