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Johnny Paycheck

Country Western Singer. Born Donald Eugene Lytle, he began playing guitar by age six. He changed his name to Johnny Paycheck in the 1960s. He is best remembered for his 1977 hit song, "Take This Job And Shove It," which sold over 2 million copies and inspired a motion picture by the same name. In 1985 he was convicted of shooting a man in the head in Hillsboro, Ohio, and spent two years in prison. In 1982 he had problems with the IRS and filed for bankruptcy in 1990. His other hits include "Don't Take Her, She's All I Got," "I'm The Only Hell Mama Ever Raised," "Georgia In A Jug," "Colorado Cool-Aid," "Barstool Mountain," "Slide Off Your Satin Sheets," "Old Violin," and "You Can Have Her." He recorded over 70 albums. In 2002 an album called, "The Soul & The Edge: The Best Of Johnny Paycheck" was released. His burial plot at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville, Tennessee, was purchased by Country legend George Jones.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 19 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7197159
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johnny Paycheck (31 May 1938–19 Feb 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7197159, citing Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .