The most famous version was performed by country music singer Jim Reeves, whose version was included on his 1962 album A Touch of Velvet. Reeves’ version, styled in the then-prevalent Nashville Sound-style, was released as a single in early 1964, and reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart that spring, and also gained sporadic airplay on pop radio stations, reaching the No. 2 spot on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart. The song would become one of Reeves’ last major hits in his lifetime, as he was killed in a plane crash on July 31, 1964.