Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Waylon Jennings - The Race Is On at Discogs. Complete your Waylon Jennings collection. "The Race Is On" is a song written by Don Rollins and made a hit on the country music charts Waylon Jennings cut the song for RCA. When I may break right down and bawl. [Chorus:] Well, the race is on. And here comes pride up the backstretch. Heartaches a-going to the inside. My tears. Waylon Jennings; The Race Is On Lyricist：Don Rollins I feel tears wellin' up cold and deep inside. Like my heart's sprung a big break. Waylon Jennings - The RACE IS ON / Sing the Girls a Song Bill - Music. "The Race Is On" by Waylon Jennings is a cover of George Jones's "The Race Is On". Listen to both songs on WhoSampled, the ultimate database of sampled. The Race Is On by Waylon Jennings - discover this song's samples, covers and remixes on WhoSampled. Lyrics to The Race Is On by Waylon Jennings from the The Journey: Destiny's Child album - including song video, artist biography, translations and more! Waylon Arnold Jennings (pronounced /ˈweɪlən ˈdʒɪnɪnz/; J – Febru) was an American country music singer, songwriter, and musician. The Race Is On by Waylon Jennings was written by Don Rollins [US1] and was first recorded and released by George Jones in Waylon Jennings released it.