Enjoy a Johnny Paycheck Classic on “National Tell Your Boss to Shove It Day”

Enjoy a Johnny Paycheck Classic on “National Tell Your Boss to Shove It Day”

Today is National Tell Your Boss to Shove It Day.

OK, maybe that’s a bit of a fabrication, but it should be. Thirty-nine years ago today (Aug. 24), Johnny Paycheck recorded the David Allan Coe-penned “Take This Job and Shove It” at Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville.

The tune, which topped the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, made Johnny Paycheck a household name and further endeared him to the already-flourishing Outlaw Movement.

“Take This Job and Shove It” became the middle-finger-flipping anthem for all blue-collar workers who were frustrated with the current state of affairs in America, which included rising taxes and gas prices.

Johnny—and DAC—really stuck it to the Man with lyrics like: Take this job and shove it / I ain’t working here no more / My woman done left and took all the reasons / I was working for / You better not try to stand in my way / ‘Cause I’m walkin’ out the door / Take this job and shove it / I ain’t working here no more.

Enjoy a little Outlaw Country on this fine Wednesday, and be sure to tell your boss how much you appreciate him or her today.

photo courtesy of Epic

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Nashville New Year

Nashville New Year

You can ring in the New Year in Nashville with a free show featuring Keith Urban, Brett Young, Peter Frampton, Judah & the Lion, Caitlyn Smith, Devon Gilfillian and Fisk Jubilee Singers. The free event—dubbed the Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville—will take place at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Gates will open at 4 p.m. CT on Dec. 31.