Johnny Paycheck

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Donald Eugene Lytle (May 31, 1938 – February 19, 2003), better known by the stage name Johnny Paycheck, was a country music singer 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 suffered from his problems with drugs, alcohol, and legal difficulties. He served a prison sentence in the early 1990s but his declining health effectively ended his career in early 2000.

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Year Title Rating Releases
1967 Gospeltime "In My Fashion" 1
1967 Jukebox Charlie 1
1973 Mr. Lovemaker 1
1974 Song & Dance Man 1
1975 Loving You Beats All I've Ever Seen 1
1977 Take This Job and Shove It 1
1978 Armed and Crazy 1
1979 Bars, Booze & Blondes 1
1979 Everybody's Got a Family, Meet Mine 1
1996 I'm a Survivor 1
1998 She's All I Got 1
Mr. Hag Told My Story 1
Paycheck 1
Take This Job and Shove It 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1987 Biggest Hits Compilation 1
1994 Golden Classics Compilation 1
1996 The Real Mr. Heartache: The Little Darlin' Years Compilation 1
1997 Super Hits Compilation 1
1999 16 Biggest Hits Compilation 1
2000 Pure Country Compilation 1
2004 Take This Job and Shove It Compilation 1
2004 The Beginning Compilation 1
2005 Choice Country Cuts, Volume 1 Compilation 1
2006 11 Months and 29 Days / Slide Off of Your Satin Sheets Compilation 1
20 Greatest Hits Compilation 1
Best of Johnny Paycheck Compilation 1
The Soul & the Edge: The Best of Johnny Paycheck Compilation 1

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Year Title Rating Releases
1966 The Lovin' Machine 1
1969 Wherever You Are 1
1977 Slide Off Your Satin Sheets 1

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