Waylon Jennings, "Midnight Rider"
Waylon Jennings was no stranger to rock & roll covers. 1976's Are You Ready for the Country, the follow-up to his and country's first platinum album, Wanted! The Outlaws, was even named for the Neil Young cover that kicked it off. Two years before that, Jennings took on one of Gregg Allman's most famous compositions, "Midnight Rider," on The Ramblin’ Man, an album that hearkened back to another Allman Brothers Band great. "Midnight Rider" was classic Jennings, funkier and more swaggering than the original, his voice booming with a catch-me-if-you-can confidence that had "outlaw" written all over it.