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The Eagle is an album by American country music artist Waylon Jennings, released on Epic Records in 1990. It was the first of his two solo albums on the label, which he joined after a two-year stay at MCA. This was also the last new Waylon Jennings album to be made available on LP; commercially in Europe, and only through the Columbia House record club in the US.
The selections themselves are a mixture of fast-paced songs and slower ballads. "Wrong", a humorous track about a relationship that turned awry, was Jennings' final top ten country hit, reaching #5 on the charts. The album also yielded the minor hits "What Bothers Me Most". Additionally, a music video for "Wrong", directed by Robert Deaton and George J. Flanigen IV, was filmed and released. The Eagle was the singer's final top ten record, reaching #9 on the country charts; it also briefly appeared on the pop charts, with its highest position being #172.
Jennings was less than charitable about his time at Epic, writing in his memoir that producer Bob Montgomery was "really hot to team me up with Willie," which would result in the Clean Shirt duet LP: "Bob eventually got his way by doing the Waylon and Willie Clean Shirt album, which Epic thought had too many Mexican horns. They didn't do much with my first album for them, The Eagle, either..."
Two of this album's songs were later recorded by other artists, both in 1996: "Her Man" on Gary Allan's debut album Used Heart for Sale, and "Where Corn Don't Grow" on Travis Tritt's album The Restless Kind. Both of these versions were released as singles that year.
What Bothers Me Most
Where Corn Don't Grow
Reno And Me
Too Close To Call
Waking Up With You
Old Church Hymns And Nursery Rhymes