The song outdid the A-side, 'Why Should We Try Anymore,' on the country charts.
On April 7, 1972, the 'Big O' cut the number that would become the opening song on his 'Memphis' album.
New chart entries kept coming despite Hank's sad demise, with 'Kaw-Liga' and 'Your Cheatin' Heart' both hitting the country chart of February 21 1953.
The single was released as The Big O got into the stride of his relatively recent deal with MGM Records.
'Moanin' The Blues,' which entered the country chart on 18 November 1950, became Hank's next No. 1 in the last week of the year.
Hank's next single was the jaunty, lighthearted 'Settin' The Woods On Fire.'
Roy Orbison’s final MGM album, ‘Milestones’ is a curio containing masterful readings of Bee Gees’ ‘Words’ and a Big O take on country-rock.
Hank's final recording session produced his last country chart-topper.
The final part of our exclusive four-part audio interview series in which Roy Orbison's son Alex talks to Paul Sexton about the new box set The MGM Years.
To coincide with today's (4 December) release of the Roy Orbison box set The MGM Years, we present the third in our four-part series with his son Alex.
The second in our exclusive, four-part interview series with Alex Orbison, son of Roy Orbison, who's been key to the creation of the box set The MGM Years.
To mark the impending release of Roy Orbison's MGM Years box set, uDiscover launches an exclusive new interview series with his youngest son, Alex Orbison.