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Johnny Paycheck

voc, 1938-2003 US
Singer / Musician / Songwriter / Producer of Country and World
A.k.a. Donald Eugene Lytle Donald E. Lytle Donny Young

Donald Eugene Lytle (May 31, 1938 – February 19, 2003), better known by his stage name Johnny Paycheck, was an American country music singer, multi-instrumentalist and Grand Ole Opry member most famous for recording the David Allan Coe song "Take This Job and Shove It". He achieved his greatest success in the 1970s as a major force in country music's "Outlaw Movement" popularized by artists such as David Allan Coe, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver, and Merle Haggard. In the 1980s, his music career slowed for drug, alcohol and legal problems. He served a prison sentence in the early 1990s and his declining health effectively ended his career in early 2000.[citation needed]

  • Vocals
  • Backing Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Country
  • World
  • Folk
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
Take This Job and Shove It on Take This Job And Shove It by Johnny Paycheck
I'm the Only Hell (Mama Ever Raised) on Slide off Your Satin Sheets by Johnny Paycheck
She's All I Got on She's All I Got by Johnny Paycheck
Colorado Cool-Aid on Take This Job And Shove It by Johnny Paycheck
(It Won’t Be Long) And I’ll Be Hating You on Original Billboard Hits by Johnny Paycheck
Fifteen Beers on The Soul & The Edge: The Best Of Johnny Paycheck by Johnny Paycheck
The Old Violin on Difference in Me by Johnny Paycheck
Slide Off Of Your Satin on Slide off Your Satin Sheets by Johnny Paycheck
Drinkin' and Drivin' on Johnny Paycheck - 16 Biggest Hits by Johnny Paycheck
(Stay Away From) The Cocaine Train on The Essential Johnny Paycheck by Johnny Paycheck

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Title Artist Year Type
Greatest HitsJohnny Paycheck2019Compil.
Greatest HitsJohnny Paycheck2019Compil.
Take This Job And Shove It - The Definitive CollectionJohnny Paycheck2016Compil.
1967-1968Johnny Paycheck2015Compil.
I'll Take That Paycheck NowJohnny Paycheck2015Album
1966-1967Johnny Paycheck2015Compil.
1966Johnny Paycheck2014Compil.
17 HitsJohnny Paycheck2013Compil.
Double Trouble + A Taste Of Yesterday's WineGeorge Jones - Merle Haggard - Johnny Paycheck2013Compil.
Outlaws Prayer: Epic Country Hits 1971 - 1981Johnny Paycheck2012Compil.
Sunday Morning Coming DownJohnny Paycheck2011Compil.
Nowhere To Run: The Little Darlin' Years 1966-1970Johnny Paycheck2009Compil.
Take This Job And Shove It / Armed And CrazyJohnny Paycheck2007Compil.
Shakin' The BluesJohnny Paycheck Aka Donny Young2006Compil.
Take This Job And Shove It / Slide Off Of Your Satin SheetsJohnny Paycheck2006Single
11 Months & 29 Days / Slide Off Your Satin SheetsJohnny Paycheck2006Compil.
Kings Of CountryJohnny Paycheck / Buck Owens / Ferlin Husky / Faron Young / T. Graham Brown2006Compil.
The Little Darlin' Sound of Johnny Paycheck: The Gospel Truth - The Complete Gospel SessionsJohnny Paycheck2005Compil.
CollectionsJohnny Paycheck2005Compil.
All American CountryJohnny Paycheck2005Compil.
On His WayJohnny Paycheck2005Compil.
A Little Darlin' ChristmasBobby Helms & Johnny Paycheck2004Compil.
The BeginningJohnny Paycheck2004Compil.
Take This Job And Shove It...Johnny Paycheck2004Compil.
Sunday Morning Coming DownJohnny Paycheck2003Compil.
The Soul & The Edge The Best Of Johnny PaycheckJohnny Paycheck2002Compil.
Johnny PaycheckJohnny Paycheck2001Compil.
Johnny PaycheckJohnny Paycheck2001Compil.
Johnny PaycheckJohnny Paycheck2001Compil.
The Best Of Johnny PaycheckJohnny Paycheck2000Compil.
Classic CountryJohnny Paycheck2000Compil.
Mr. LovemakerJohnny Paycheck2000Compil.
Greatest HitsJohnny Paycheck2000Compil.
Good Old CountryJohnny Paycheck2000Compil.
Greatest HitsJohnny Paycheck1999Compil.
When The Grass Grows Over MeJohnny Paycheck1999Compil.
Live At Gilley'sJohnny Paycheck1999Album
16 Biggest HitsJohnny Paycheck1999Compil.
Super HitsJohnny Paycheck1997Compil.
Golden Classics - Collector's EditionJohnny Paycheck1997Compil.
Honky Tonk & Slow MusicJohnny Paycheck1996Compil.
I'm A SurvivorJohnny Paycheck1996Album
The Real Mr. Heartache: The Little Darlin' YearsJohnny Paycheck1996Compil.
Best Of Johnny PaycheckJohnny Paycheck1996Compil.
Sings George JonesJohnny Paycheck1996Album
Heartbreak TennesseeJohnny Paycheck1994Compil.
Live in Branson, MO, USAJohnny Paycheck1993Album
Next Of KinJohnny Paycheck1993Single
The Difference In MeJohnny Paycheck1993Album
Country HitsJohnny Paycheck1992Compil.
Lefty Was RightJohnny Paycheck1990Single
Out Of BeerJohnny Paycheck1988Single
Outlaw At The CrossJohnny Paycheck1988Album
Take This Job And Shove ItJohnny Paycheck1988Compil.
ScarsJohnny Paycheck1988Single
Modern TimesJohnny Paycheck1987Single
I Grow Old Too Fast (And Smart Too Slow)Johnny Paycheck1987Single
Modern TimesJohnny Paycheck1987Album
Come To Me / Ragtime Redneck BoyJohnny Paycheck1987Single
20 Greatest HitsJohnny Paycheck1986Compil.
Hell RaisersBilly Joe Shaver / Johnny Paycheck1986Compil.
Ex-Wives And LoversJohnny Paycheck1986Single
Old ViolinJohnny Paycheck1986Single
Everything Is ChangingJohnny Paycheck1985Single
The Wild Side Of LifeWynn Stewart, Johnny Paycheck1985Single
You're Every Step I TakeJohnny Paycheck1985Single
Back On The JobJohnny Paycheck1984Compil.
I Never Got Over YouJohnny Paycheck1984Single
The CollectionJohnny Paycheck1983Compil.
WantedJohnny Paycheck1983Album
I Don't Need To Know That Right NowJohnny Paycheck1983Album
I Don't Need To Know That Right NowJohnny Paycheck1983Single
Hells Angels ForeverJohnny Paycheck, Bob Van Dyke1983Single
Golden ClassicsJohnny Paycheck1983Compil.
Take This Job And Shove It / Heaven's Almost Big As TexasJohnny Paycheck1983Single
Pay It In LoveJohnny Paycheck1983Compil.
No Way OutJohnny Paycheck1982Single
D.O.A. (Drunk On Arrival)Johnny Paycheck1982Single
His Original HitsJohnny Paycheck1982Compil.
Superstar SessionJohnny Paycheck / Alabama / Billie Jo Spears / George Jones1982Compil.
Biggest HitsJohnny Paycheck1982Compil.
The 8th Ann. Florida Heritage FestivalJohnny Paycheck1982Album
The Best Of Johnny PaycheckJohnny Paycheck1982Compil.
Extra SpecialJohnny Paycheck1982Compil.
Lovers And LosersJohnny Paycheck1982Album
Yesterday's News (Just Hit Home Today)Johnny Paycheck1981Single
EncoreJohnny Paycheck1981Compil.
Mr. Hag Told My StoryJohnny Paycheck1981Album
The Highlight Of '81 / Sharon RaeJohnny Paycheck1981Single
CarolynJohnny Paycheck1981Single
I Can't Hold Myself In LineJohnny Paycheck And Merle Haggard1981Single
Good Ol' Country BoysWaylon Jennings, Johnny Paycheck1981Compil.
New York TownJohnny Paycheck1980Album
The Early YearsJohnny Paycheck1980Compil.
Double TroubleGeorge Jones And Johnny Paycheck1980Album
You Better Move On / Smack Dab In The MiddleGeorge Jones And Johnny Paycheck1980Single
On The Road Again / Take This Job And Shove ItWillie Nelson / Johnny Paycheck1980Single
When You're Ugly Like Us (You Just Naturally Got To Be Cool)George Jones And Johnny Paycheck1980Single
Apartment No. 9Johnny Paycheck1980Compil.
Jukebox CharlieJohnny Paycheck1980Compil.
Sunday Mornin' Comin' DownJohnny Paycheck1980Compil.
The Johnny Paycheck CollectionJohnny Paycheck1980Compil.
In Memory Of A MemoryJohnny Paycheck1980Single
Paycheck's WorldJohnny Paycheck1979Compil.
Bars - Booze - BlondesJohnny Paycheck1979Album
The OutlawJohnny Paycheck1979Compil.
California Dream / The LoserJohnny Paycheck1979Single
Sunday Morning Coming DownJohnny Paycheck1979Album
Billy Bardo / (Stay Away From) The Cocaine TrainJohnny Paycheck1979Single
Drinkin' And Drivin'Johnny Paycheck1979Single
Living The Life Of A DogJohnny Paycheck1979Album
Jesus And The OutlawJohnny Paycheck1979Compil.
Because Of YouJohnny Paycheck1979Album
JulieJohnny Paycheck1979Album
Everybody's Got A Family...Meet MineJohnny Paycheck1979Album
Touch My Heart "Country Musics's Greatest Hit Songs Of Love And Soul"Johnny Paycheck1979Compil.
You Can Have HerGeorge Jones And Johnny Paycheck1979Single
Along Came JonesGeorge Jones, Johnny Paycheck1979Single
Fifteen Beers / Who Was That Man That Beat Me SoJohnny Paycheck1979Single
Country Concert /Radio showJohnny Paycheck1978Album
MabelleneGeorge Jones And Johnny Paycheck1978Single
Armed And CrazyJohnny Paycheck1978Album
Me And The I.R.S / I'm The Only Hell (Mama ever Raised)Johnny Paycheck1978Single
Down On The Corner At A Bar Called Kelly'sJohnny Paycheck1978Single
Armed And Crazy / The Outlaw's PrayerJohnny Paycheck1978Single
Greatest Hits, Volume 2Johnny Paycheck1978Compil.
Friend, Lover, Wife / Leave It To MeJohnny Paycheck1978Single
I'Ll Place My Order Early / The Old Year Is GoneJohnny Paycheck1978Single
Georgia In A Jug / Me And The I.R.S.Johnny Paycheck1978Single
Friend, Lover, WifeJohnny Paycheck1978Single
An Evening In The CountryJohnny Paycheck, Barbara Fairchild, Moe Bandy1977Single
Slide Off Of Your Satin Sheets / That's What The Outlaws In Texas Want To HearJohnny Paycheck1977Single
I'm The Only Hell (Mama Ever Raised)Johnny Paycheck1977Single
Take This Job And Shove ItJohnny Paycheck1977Compil.
Take This Job And Shove ItJohnny Paycheck1977Album
Slide Off Of Your Satin SheetsJohnny Paycheck1977Album
Take This Job And Shove ItJohnny Paycheck1977Single
11 Months And 29 DaysJohnny Paycheck1976Single
Super HitsJohnny Paycheck1976Album
I Can See Me Lovin' You AgainJohnny Paycheck1976Single
Live With Me ('Til I Can Learn To Live Again)Johnny Paycheck1976Single
11 Months And 29 DaysJohnny Paycheck1976Album
Juke Box CharlieJohnny Paycheck1976Compil.
All-American ManJohnny Paycheck1975Single
Loving You Beats All I've Ever Seen/The Touch Of The Master's HandJohnny Paycheck1975Single
Rhythm Guitar / The Feminine TouchJohnny Paycheck1975Single
Johnny Paycheck At His BestJohnny Paycheck1975Compil.
Loving You Beats All I've Ever SeenJohnny Paycheck1975Album
I Don't Love Her AnymoreJohnny Paycheck1975Single
For A Minute There / She's All I Live ForJohnny Paycheck1974Single
Keep On Lovin' Me / Ballad Of Thunder RoadJohnny Paycheck / The Lovemakers1974Single
Johnny Paycheck's Greatest HitsJohnny Paycheck1974Compil.
Your Love Is The Key To It AllJohnny Paycheck1973Single
If Love Gets Any BetterJohnny Paycheck1973Single
Mr. LovemakerJohnny Paycheck1973Single
Song And Dance ManJohnny Paycheck1973Single
Mr. LovemakerJohnny Paycheck1973Album
Song & Dance ManJohnny Paycheck1973Album
Heartbreak, Tenn.Johnny Paycheck1972Album
Love Is A Good ThingJohnny Paycheck1972Single
Somebody Loves MeJohnny Paycheck1972Album
Billy Jack Washburn / Livin' The Life Of A DogJohnny Paycheck1972Single
Without You / Somebody Loves MeJohnny Paycheck1972Single
Love Sure Is Beautiful / Someone To Give My Love ToJohnny Paycheck1972Single
Let's All Go Down The River / In The GardenJody Miller And Johnny Paycheck1972Single
Someone To Give My Love ToJohnny Paycheck1972Album
She's All I GotJohnny Paycheck1971Album
She's All I GotJohnny Paycheck1971Single
Forever Ended YesterdayJohnny Paycheck1970Single
AgainJohnny Paycheck1970Album
Wherever You AreJohnny Paycheck1969Album
Wildfire / Basin Street MamaJohnny Paycheck1969Single
Wherever You AreJohnny Paycheck1969Single
My Heart Keeps Running To YouJohnny Paycheck1968Single
If I'm Gonna SinkJohnny Paycheck1968Single
Johnny Paycheck's Greatest HitsJohnny Paycheck1968Compil.
The Old Year Is Gone / According To The BibleJohnny Paycheck1968Single
Country SoulJohnny Paycheck1968Album
(It Won't Be Long) And I'll Be Hating You / Fool's Hall Of FameJohnny Paycheck1968Single
Jingle Bells / The Old Year Is GoneJohnny Paycheck1968Single
Nothing Lasts Forever / No One Ever Lost MoreJohnny Paycheck1967Single
Juke Box CharlieJohnny Paycheck1967Single
Jukebox Charlie And Other Songs That Make The Jukebox PlayJohnny Paycheck1967Album
Gospeltime In My FashionJohnny Paycheck1967Album
Don't Monkey With Another Monkey's MonkeyJohnny Paycheck1967Single
Jukebox Charlie / Something In Your WorldJohnny Paycheck1967Single
The Cave / Then Love DiesJohnny Paycheck1967Single
Jukebox Charlie / Something In Your WorldJohnny Paycheck1967Single
The Lovin' MachineJohnny Paycheck1966Album
I'm Barely Hangin' On To Me / The Real Mr. HeartacheJohnny Paycheck1966Single
The Ballad Of The Green Berets / The Dying HeroJohnny Paycheck1966Single
Motel Time AgainJohnny Paycheck1966Single
The Lovin' Machine / Pride Covered EarsJohnny Paycheck1966Single
At Carnegie HallJohnny Paycheck1966Album
The Way Things Were Going / Right Back Where We PartedJohnny Paycheck1966Single
A-11 / Where (In The World)Johnny Paycheck1965Single
Heartbreak Tennessee / Help Me Hank I'm Fallin'Johnny Paycheck1965Single
The Girl They Talk About / For Those Who Think YoungJohnny Paycheck1965Single
Don't Start Countin' On Me / I'd Rather Be Your FoolJohnny Paycheck1965Single
Country Greatest In ConcertJohnny PaycheckAlbum
Sexy Southern Lady / Something About You I LoveJohnny PaycheckSingle
One New Pair Of GlassesJohnny PaycheckSingle
Everything You Touch Turns To HurtJohnny PaycheckSingle
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