All the songs on the album are written by Dallas Frazier. Jones had scored several hits with Frazier's songs, such as "If My Heart Had Windows" and "Say It's Not You", and the most surprising thing about this record is that none of the songs have appeared on any previous album, considering the label's constant recycling and repackaging of Jones's material. The list of musicians on the album is unavailable, but many sources state that producer Pappy Daily very often used guitarist Zane Ashton (aka Bill Aken) among other musicians on a regular basis. This was further reinforced by the fact that both Frazier and Ashton did many sessions at Richie Podolor's American Recording Studio. Jones would also record an album on Musicor called George Jones Sings the Great Songs of Leon Payne, which uses similar artwork.
Sings the Songs of Dallas Frazier reached number 14 on the country albums chart while the album's opening track, "I Can't Get There From Here", would rise to number five on the country singles chart.
Writing for AllMusic, Chris Woodstra contends that "while the big production numbers, complete with back-up by the Jordanaires, may put off some country purists, the album serves as a true testament to both the singer and the songwriter."