This was George Strait's first #1 Country single, and it won the ASCAP award for the most played Country song of 1982. Strait would amass over 40 #1 Country hits.
The song is included on the soundtrack of the film The Soldier. Strait makes a cameo in the film.
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The Nashville songwriter Byron Hill wrote this with producer Blake Mevis. "I had written a song for a movie called The Exterminator," Hill recalled to Country Weekly. "The same company came to my publisher and wanted a song for The Soldier. But there was more to it. The studio wanted a major label artist to record the song and perform it in the movie. And they would only commit to the song if it was released as a single."