|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass|
Formed in 1998 for a recording session, the Old Dogs comprised four ageing country music stars: Bobby Bare (Robert Joseph Bare, 7 April 1935, Ironton, Ohio, USA), Waylon Jennings (b. Wayland Arnold Jennings, 15 June 1937, Littlefield, Texas, USA, d. 13 February 2002, Arizona, USA), Jerry Reed (b. Jerry Hubbard, 20 March 1937, Atlanta, Georgia, USA) and Mel Tillis (b. Lonnie Melvin Tillis, 8 August 1932, Tampa, Florida, USA). The concept evolved out of comments made by Bare to composer Shel Silverstein, that there were not enough good songs around for singers of his age and musical style. Silverstein, who had previously written songs such as A Boy Named Sue (Johnny Cash), Ones On The Way (Loretta Lynn), and Sylvias Mother (Dr. Hook), responded positively to Bares suggestion. He wrote not one song but several, among them Cut The Mustard, I Dont Do It No More, I Never...