(Written by Cindy Walker) From A Demo Circa 1962 Intended for Cindy Walker's Private Use but Overdubbed on 9 February 1966 for Commercial Release
Issued on SINGLE RCA Victor 47 - 8789 A.
WORLD WIDE HIT CHARTED 1966 #1 US Charted for TWENTY - ONE Weeks # 45 (U.S. Pop) 7 Weeks on the Charts # 1 UK for 5 weeks Voted "Song Of The Year" 25 Weeks on the Charts # 2 Norway # 3 Ireland
Overdubbed 9 February 1966 (14.00 - 17.00) RCA Victor Studio,806 17th.,Avenue,Nashville TN - Jim Reeves gt/vcl solo], Leo Jackson [el gt/leader], James Kirkland [bass],Bob Moore [bass], Jerry Carrigan [drums], Mel Rogers [drums], Dean Manuel [piano], Floyd Cramer [vibes], William McElhiney [trumpet/leader], Harvey Wolfe [cello], Byron Bach [violin], Brenton Banks [violin], Kenneth Goldsmith [violin], Lillian Vann Hunt [violin], Martin Kathan [violin], Shelly Kurland [violin], Pierre Menard [violin]. Producer : Chet Atkins.
Born James Travis Reeves in Galloway TX (1923 - 1964).
Recorded From 1949 to 1964
Elected Posthumously to Country Music Hall of Fame in 1967 Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in 1998.