Waylon Jennings captivated the hearts of many by his country music style. He’s one of the country artists who introduced us to outlaw country music. In his career, Jennings released a total of forty-five studio albums. In addition, ninety-six of his singles were able to enter the Billboard chart. But, do you know what his last song to enter the chart was? Let’s take a look at it.
Jennings was known for his songs “Amanda,” “Theme From the Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol’ Boys),” and “Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line.” However, Jennings had other singles, too. One of them is his last song on the Billboard chart, “The Eagle.”
Jennings was able to score his last solo recording on the Billboard top 40 with “The Eagle.” Mack Vickery, Hank Cochran, and Red Lane wrote the song for Jennings. His recording became a part of his thirty-eighth album, The Eagle. Jennings’ song reached number twenty-two on the chart.
His album, The Eagle, was his first released under the record label Epic. This reached number nine on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Thus, making it his last top 10 studio album on the chart. Also, four singles from his album, including the title song, were able to make it to the chart. “Wrong,” “Where Corn Don’t Grow,” and “What Bothers Me Most” all performed well. “Wrong” was Jennings last single to enter the top ten of the chart.
The Meaning of the Song
Jennings’ single, “The Eagle,” has an interesting story. The eagle is a symbol of power, courage, and strength. This representation is seen in Jennings’song. The eagle stands for a powerful man who tries to live in peace. However, he was provoked by a certain event or person.
“Lord knows i am peaceful when i’m left alone
I’ve always been an eagle, been awhile since i have flown….
Lately I’ve heard rumors that the eagle may be lame
Just because I’ve been idle don’t mean that i’m tame
You’ve jeopardized my freedom, my natural place to roost
I can fly if i have to, if they turn the eagle loose.”
Hear Waylon Jennings sing his last song on the chart.
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