“The Yellow Rose” is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singers Johnny Lee and Lane Brody, set to the tune of the folk song “The Yellow Rose of Texas.” It was recorded as the theme song to the NBC television series The Yellow Rose starring Cybill Shepherd, and was included on Lee’s 1984 studio album ‘Til the Bars Burn Down. Released as a single in early 1984, “The Yellow Rose” was a Number One country hit in both the United States and Canada, and gave Brody her only Number One country hit and Lee his fourth.
“The Yellow Rose” made its chart debut on the Billboard Hot Country Singles (now Hot Country Songs) charts dated for the week of February 4, 1984. The song spent twenty-two weeks on the charts, reaching Number One on the chart dated or April 21 and holding that position for one week. It gave Lee the fourth of five Number One hits in his career, and Brody her only Number One. It was also a Number One hit on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, peaking on the week of May 5, 1984.
From the album ‘Til the Bars Burn Down
B-side “Say When”
Released February 1984
Label Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s) Johnny Lee, Lane Brody, John Wilder
Producer(s) Jimmy Bowen