Deep Cuts From 1971: ‘Good Hearted Woman’- Waylon Jennings. A #3 country hit for Waylon Jennings in 1971- and one of his signature songs. The song was written by Waylon and his country outlaw buddy Willie Nelson.
In 1969, while staying at the Fort Worther Motel in Fort Worth, Texas, Waylon Jennings was inspired to start writing the song when he saw an advertisement on a newspaper promoting Tina Turner as a “good hearted woman loving two-timing men”, a reference to Ike Turner. Jennings went to talk to Nelson, who was in a middle of a poker game. He joined the game, and told Nelson about his idea. While they kept playing, they expanded the lyrics as Nelson’s wife Connie Koepke was writing them down.