Label: RCA Victor - LSP 4040 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: US • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Country
Originally performed by Roy Acuffthe song has been covered by many artists, including Hank Williams Sr. Both the song and album became iconic in country music history, and revived Nelson's success as a singer and recording artist.
The version by Willie Nelson, recorded for his concept album Red Headed Strangerwhich was about a fugitive preacher on the run from the law after killing his wife, was lauded by John D. Loudermilk - Country Love Songs Plain And Simply Sung By music historian Bill Malone as "a fine example of clean, uncluttered country music, [with] a spare arrangement that could have come straight out of the s.
A music video for the song was created in to promote the motion picture adaptation of the Youd Be So Nice To Come Home To - Bob Brookmeyer - Back Again. As a performer, meanwhile, Nelson had hit the top 10 of the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart just twice; it had happened inonce as a solo artist "Touch Me" and again as part of a duet with Shirley Collie " Willingly ".
Thereafter, Nelson had approached the top 20 on occasion, but went 13 years without a top 10 hit. In Octoberthe song became Nelson's first No. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Smithsonian Institution, Record Research.
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