When the Morning Comes

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"When the Morning Comes"
Single by Hoyt Axton
from the album Life Machine
B-side "Billie's Theme"
Released February 1974
Format 7"
Recorded Fall 1973
Genre Country
Length 3:31
Label A&M 1497
Writer(s) Hoyt Axton
Producer(s) Hoyt Axton
Hoyt Axton singles chronology
"Sweet Misery"
"When the Morning Comes"
"Boney Fingers"

"When the Morning Comes" is the title of a song by American country music artist Hoyt Axton. Released in February 1974, it was the first single from his album Life Machine.

The song, which featured a brief solo by Linda Ronstadt (who also provided harmony vocals), peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.[1] It also reached No. 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 10
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 54
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 72
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary 20

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"If You Love Me (Let Me Know)"
by Olivia Newton-John
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

June 29, 1974
Succeeded by
"We Could"
by Charley Pride


  1. ^ "Hoyt Axton singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "RPM Country Singles for June 29, 1974". RPM. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 

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