Waylon and Company

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Waylon and Company
Studio album by Waylon Jennings
Released September 1983
Genre Country
Outlaw country
Length 32:02
Label RCA Victor
Producer Waylon Jennings
Waylon Jennings chronology
Take It to the Limit
(1983)Take It to the Limit1983
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Never Could Toe the Mark
(1984)Never Could Toe the Mark1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Waylon and Company is an album by Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Records in 1983.


Jennings had recorded several duet albums in the past, including three in five years with Willie Nelson and one with his wife Jessi Colter in 1982, but Waylon and Company was his first album of duets with a host of guest artists. The album is best remembered for "The Conversation," a #4 hit with Hank Williams, Jr. that addresses the legacy of Hank Williams (the pair also shot a popular music video for the song). Waylon and Hank, Jr. also join an ailing Ernest Tubb on the defiant "Leave Them Boys Alone." Emmylou Harris, Jerry Reed, Mel Tillis, Jessi Colter, and actor James Garner also make appearances, and Jennings sings one song with Tony Joe White, who wrote the lone Jennings solo track, "I May Be Used (But I Ain't Used Up)," which peaked at #15. The album contains the #1 hit single "Just to Satisfy You," a duet with Nelson which had actually been released in Black on Black LP two years earlier. The album peaked at #12 on the Billboard country albums chart. AllMusic deems the album "Fun for what it is."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hold On! I'm Comin'" (David Porter, Isaac Hayes) – 2:33
    • With Jerry Reed
  2. "Leave Them Boys Alone" (Dean Dillon, Hank Williams Jr., Gary Stewart, Tanya Tucker) – 3:32
    • With Hank Williams, Jr. and Ernest Tubb
  3. "Spanish Johnny" (Paul Siebel, David Bromberg) – 3:51
    • With Emmylou Harris
  4. "Just to Satisfy You" (Jennings, Don Bowman) – 2:49
    • With Willie Nelson
  5. "So You Want to Be a Cowboy Singer" (Tony Joe White, Jennings) – 2:59
    • With Tony Joe White
  6. "I May Be Used (But Baby I Ain't Used Up)" (Bob McDill) – 2:58
  7. "Sight for Sore Eyes" (Danny Morrison, Chester Lester) – 3:47
    • With Jessi Colter
  8. "I'll Find It Where I Can" (Michael B. Clark, Zak Van Arsdale) – 2:58
    • With James Garner
  9. "The Conversation" (Hank Williams, Jr., Jennings, Richie Albright) – 3:51
    • With Hank Williams, Jr.
  10. "Mason Dixon Lines" (Dan Mitchell) – 2:44
    • With Mel Tillis

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 12