Brenda Lee released a version in 1973 that reached No. 6 on the Hot Country Songs chart in October 1973. For Lee, it was the second single release of a song written by Mark James, the first being "Always On My Mind." With the song's top 10 placement on the chart, it marked back-to-back top 10 hits for Lee, the teen-aged pop star from the 1960s who had in the meantime developed a strong following among country fans; her previous single, the Kris Kristofferson-penned "Nobody Wins," reached No. 5 in May 1973.