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8 of the Best Waylon Jennings Collaborations

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Waylon Jennings is one of the great American voices in country music. In addition to his classic solo works, the country legend had many memorable collaborations over his 40-year career. Take a look back at his incomparable legacy with these eight Waylon Jennings duets.

1. "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys": Duet with Willie Nelson

Waylon & Willie were a force to be reckoned with and took Nashville by storm. The pair collaborated on multiple duet country albums including WWII, Take it To the Limit and Waylon & Willie. This song is easily one of their most recognizable and an easy favorite.

2. "Storms Never Last": Duet with Jessi Colter

Arguably their best duet, Jennings performed this song with his wife one last time in 2000 before passing away on February 13, 2002. The song is about the hardships of marriage which is powerful considering the trials this couple endured over the course of their relationship.

3. "The Conversation": Duet with Hank Williams Jr.

This collaboration between the two country stars is one of two outstanding songs we've included on this list. In addition to this strong duet, the song was also covered by team Blake Shelton on the hit reality tv show The Voice.

4. "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way": Duet with Hank Williams Jr.

Hank Jr. and Jennings joined forces on an episode of Nashville Now and performed Jennings' number one hit song, "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way." This was the country singer's fourth hit at the top of the charts in his solo career and it gets even better when Williams joins in.

5. "Good Hearted Woman": Duet with George Jones

This was another collaboration between Jennings and Nelson and was their first number one hit on the charts. In this video, Jennings teams up with another country great, George Jones with this classic song.

6. "I'm Movin' On": Duet with Johnny Cash

Originally written in 1950 by Hank Snow, "I'm Movin' On" has been covered by some of the biggest names in country including Emmylou Harris and Elvis Presley. We're partial to this collaboration between the outlaw country king and the Man in Black, two of the biggest talents of their time.

7. "MacArthur Park": Duet with The Kimberlys

This 1969 hit won a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group. It peaked at number two on the charts. Its well-known version recorded by Donna Summers in 1978 also hit the Billboard Hot 100.

8. "Luckenbach, Texas": Duet with Willie Nelson

Another hit from the dynamic duo, Jennings and Willie's iconic "Luckenbach, Texas" was on the 1977 album Ol' Waylon.

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8 of the Best Waylon Jennings Collaborations