I love the Willie Nelson version, but knew that Elvis has also sung it. I decided to research it a bit to find out why the Elvis version wasn’t as popular. I then saw that numerous artists recorded the song all within a few years of each other. Was this common back then? Are there other songs that were recorded by multiple artists in such a short period?
I’m certainly familiar with remakes and remixes of modern songs, but this was just basically The same song sung by different people.