Chart Position: 1

  • #11 bestseller for 1968
  • Written by Tom T. Hall
  • Won Best country performance – female Grammy award
  • Originally recorded by Maggie Singleton
  • Produced by Shelby Singleton Jr.
  • Later inspired both a film and TV series of the same name
  • This is Jeannie C. Riley’s only #1 single
  • Later recorded by Loretta Lynn (1969), Lettermen (1968), Dolly Parton (1969), Billie Joe Spears (1968), Jeannie Seely (1968), Clarence Carter (1969), Charlie McCoy (1969), Denise La Salle (1973), Billy Ray Cyrus (1996) and Heidi Hauge (2002)

 

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