This week in 1961 Billy Walker recorded this song, his only number one hit.
He was known as The Tall Texan for his physical stature.
Fun Fact: Early on in his career Walker was friends with Hank Williams.
The two were part of a caravan tour to promote a health tonic in the early 1950s.
Walker later said the tonic’s “curative” powers came mainly from its alcohol content.