Johnny Darrell was first to record lots of tunes that became hits for others; "The Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp", "With Pen In Hand", "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town", not the least of which was his first single in 1965, "The Green, Green Grass Of Home" (Putnam). It's on the album "As Long As the Wind Blows". One year earlier he has been managing a Nashville area Holiday Inn. Cash Box magazine named him "Most Promising Country Music Artist of the Year" in 1966.

The Sir Tom Jones (Woodward) cover hit number one in 1965.