Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always found on the turntable. We are digging into the Waylon Jennings stax for today’s Classic 45, pulling out one of his later MCA hits. Of course, Waylon’s greatest success had come during his time at RCA, with the string of big hits that came during the second half of the 1970’s and early 1980’s. Waylon’s association with RCA ended at the end of 1985, as he joined the MCA roster. While his success, there, wasn’t at the same level as RCA, he still scored several hits, including six top ten hits, the second of which is today’s Classic 45.
“Will the Wolf Survive” was Waylon Jennings’ second single for MCA, as well as the title cut to his first album for the label. The song had been a 1984 single for the group, Los Lobos, having garnered some significant play on Rock stations for the group. Waylon’s version debuted in June 1986 and would peak at five on the Country charts.
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Mike the Country Musicologist is a lifelong music and radio fanatic, lover of vintage agriculture, and big sports fan, including the Colts, Reds, Hurricanes, Pacers, Purdue & Butler Universities. He has collected records since childhood, and focuses on classic country and top 40 oldies music. He convinced Vincennes University to give him an Associate’s Degree in broadcasting. He’s worked for several stations in Indiana and North Carolina. Be sure to follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.