"A Satisfied Mind" is a song written by Joe "Red" Hayes and Jack Rhodes. Hayes explained the origin of the song in an interview: "The song came from my mother. Everything in the song are things I heard her say over the years. I put a lot of thought into the song before I came up with the title. One day my father-in-law asked me who I thought the richest man in the world was, and I mentioned some names. He said, 'You're wrong, it is the man with a satisfied mind.'" The song has been covered by a variety of well-known artists.
Sonny James on his 1973 album If She Helps Me Get Over You
Roy Drusky on 1973 single. It peaked at #25 on US country and 38 on Canada country, making it his last top forty on the charts.
Faron Young recorded it as the title track to his 1973 album, Satisfied Mind. Red Hayes toured with Faron Young and Vassar Clements on their 1973 UK Tour, and died on stage on March 2, 1973 in Manchester UK.