“The Conversation” is a single by American country music artists Waylon Jennings and Hank Williams Jr. Originally, the song was one of the tracks featured on Hank Williams Jr.’s 1979 Platinum-selling album Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound. Jennings, on the other hand, included it in his 1983 album Waylon and Company.
As part of its promotion, they made a music video of “The Conversation” which was so rare for country music at that time. Making the video was the first for Jennings and the second for Williams. The song was a fairly successful hit and reached number 15 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.
Waylon and Company
Waylon and Company is an album by Waylon Jennings.
Released under RCA Records in 1983, it featured duets with a great number of powerful artists. They were Hank Williams, Jr., Jessi Colter, Willie Nelson, Ernest Tubb, Mel Tillis, Jerry Reed, Emmylou Harris, Tony Joe White, and actor James Garner
This was the last among Jennings’ albums that reached the top twenty on the pop charts. In addition, Waylon and Company occupied the 12th spot on the country charts. “I May Be Used (But Baby I Ain’t Used Up)” and “The Conversation” charted singles that reached numbers 4 and 15, respectively.
On the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound peaked at number 5. The album was Williams’ second consecutive Top 5 for the label. Also, it was only his second Top 5 album since 1969’s Live at Cobo Hall. The RIAA certified Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound Platinum, marking it as his third Gold and first Platinum. The album generated two major hit singles: the title track and “Women I’ve Never Had”. The songs peaked at number 2 and number 5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. Eventually, it became two of Williams’ most well-known and popular songs.