On this day in 1985, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson’s album The Highway Man was released. The album was released after their collective single “Highway Man” went number one. “Highway Man” was followed up by the Top 20 hit “Desperados Waiting for a Train.” The album would top the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
The foursome would go on to be called The Highway Men.