A song written by Jerry Chesnut, it was recorded by Faron Young, on September 28, 1971, for the Mercury label, with the production of Jerry Kennedy, and it was released in November 1971. The song reached number one on the USA country charts, on February 19, 1972, for two weeks in a row, it would be the fifth and final number one for Faron Young. The song would be included on the album, It’s Four In The Morning (Mercury 1972). It was one of the great successes of Faron Young. It was also a great success in the United Kingdom, something rare in a country song, reaching the number 3 spot in the UK Singles Chart in September 1972, as well as in the Top Ten (# 9) in Australia, during the end of August. 1972.
More than 500,000 copies were sold in the United Kingdom and 750,000 copies in North America in early 1973, which gave Young a gold record granted by the RIAA.
“It’s Four in the Morning” has also sealed a place in the history of country music.A live video clip of Young singing the song was the first music video that aired on the CMT when the cable TV channel was first released. time on March 5, 1983, as CMTV.
Dickey Lee 1972 (RCA Victor)
Ernest Tubb 1972 (Decca)
Sonny James 1973 (Columbia)
Hank Snow 1973 (RCA Victor)
Ian B. MacLeod 1978 (Bunyip Records)
Jimmy Lawton 1979 (Polydor)
Willie Nelson & Faron Young 1985 (Columbia)
Carl Vaughan 1999 (Rafter V Records)
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