“Amarillo by Morning” is a country music song written by Terry Stafford and Paul Fraser, and recorded by Stafford in 1973. Several cover versions have since been made, including a major 1983 hit for George Strait.
Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.
It was covered in 1983 by George Strait. It appeared on Strait’s 1982 album Strait from the Heart (LP MCA 5320). It was released on MCA as a single, release number 52162. The publisher’s release was January 14, 1983, and the full release came February 16, 1983. The single entered the Billboard Country chart February 12, 1983, peaking at #4
George Strait – Amarillo By Morning
From the album Strait from the Heart
B-side “Lover in Disguise”
Released January 14, 1983
Recorded April 13, 1982
Label MCA 52162
Songwriter(s) Paul Fraser. Terry Stafford
Producer(s) Blake Mevis