Johnny Paycheck (born Donald Eugene Lytle; May 31, 1938 – February 19, 2003) was an American country music singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and Grand Ole Opry member notable for recording the David Allan Coe song “Take This Job and Shove It”. He achieved his greatest success in the 1970s as a force in country music’s “outlaw movement” popularized by artists Hank Williams Jr., Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver, and Merle Haggard. In the 1980s, his music career slowed due to 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. In 1980, Paycheck appeared on the PBS music program Austin City Limits (season 5).
Also Known As
George Jones Ray Price Willie Nelson Merle Haggard The Strangers Porter Wagoner Faron Young Marty Robbins Roger Miller David Allan Coe Jesco White
Donald Eugene Lytle
Country music, outlaw country, honky tonk music
Sony, Little Darlin', Epic, Certron
United States of America