Cover Single Wynn Stewart Capitol 1968
Cover Single Wynn Stewart Capitol 1968

“Something Pretty” was recorded on January 3, 1968 at the Capitol Recording Studio, located in Hollywood, California. The session was produced by Ken Nelson, Stewart’s producer at Capitol Records. Three additional tracks were recorded in the same session. Stewart had recently signed with Capitol Records, after first being dropped by the label in the 1950s. He had first number one single on the label, “It’s Such a Pretty World Today.”

“Something Pretty” was released as a single on Capitol Records in March 1968. It was his fifth single release with the label. His backing band, “The Tourists,” were given equal billing on the single release by Capitol Records. The single spent 13 weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart before becoming a top ten hit, peaking at number seven in January 1968. “Something Pretty” was Stewart’s fifth top ten hit single in his career and his seventh major hit altogether. Over the next several years, Stewart would have further major hits for Capitol Records. In Canada, the song became his first charting song and first major hit. It peaked at number 20 on the RPM Country Songs chart that same year.

Cover LP Wynn Stewart Capitol 1968
Cover LP Wynn Stewart Capitol 1968

From the album Something Pretty
B-side “Built In Love”
Released March 1968
Recorded January 3, 1968
Studio Capitol Recording Studio
Genre Country Bakersfield Sound
Length 2:30
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Buddy Wayne Charlie Williams
Producer(s) Ken Nelson

Wynn Stewart – Something Pretty lyrics

There’s something pretty in a summer rainbow
There not just colors anymore
There’s something pretty in the way the stars glow
Something I never saw before

There’s so many pretty things the whole world looks new
I never saw the sun until I fell in love with you
And now there’s something pretty in the moonlight
Or did it always glow that way
There’s something pretty in the same old moonlight
Something pretty everywhere today

There’s so many pretty things the whole world looks new
I never saw the sun until I fell in love with you
And now there’s something pretty in the moonlight
Or did it always glow that way
There’s something pretty in the same old moonlight
Something pretty everywhere today

Single Wynn Stewart Capitol 1968
Single Wynn Stewart Capitol 1968

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