There are stories about Willie Nelson selling his songs for small sums. This one involves $150.00. Paul Buskirk and the Little Men featuring Hugh (Willie) Nelson first recorded "Night Life" (Buskirk - Nelson - Breeland). A legal battle had the song released as "Nite Life" which is really a blues tune and one of the most recorded songs in history.

The Cherokee Cowboy, the late Ray Price recorded it for his 1963 album "Nite Life" after purchasing the song for an undisclosed amount. The song went into the top thirty. Ray was fighting cancer while working on his last album with producer Fred Foster.