The Letter That Johnny Walker Read

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"The Letter That Johnny Walker Read"
Single by Asleep at the Wheel
from the album Texas Gold
Released August 4, 1975
Genre Country Swing
Length 3:15
Writer(s) Ray Benson, LeRoy Preston, Chris Frayne
Producer(s) Tommy Allsup
Asleep at the Wheel singles chronology
"Choo Choo Ch'Boogie"
"The Letter That Johnny Walker Read"
"Bump, Bounce, Boogie"

"The Letter That Johnny Walker Read" is a song written and recorded by the American country music band Asleep at the Wheel. It was released in August 1975 as the lead single from their album Texas Gold. The song's title is a reference to the Johnnie Walker "Red Label" Scotch whisky. It was their highest charting single, reaching #10 on the Hot Country Singles charts in 1975.[1] It was featured on the Country radio station K-Rose in the 2004 cross-platform video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1975) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 10
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 32


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 104.