Leon Ashley (Walton) and his wife Margie Stapleton (Ebey) composed "Laura (What's he Got That I Ain't Got)". It was recorded on his own Ashley label and released and distributed in 1967 by his own company. Leon reached the top of the country chart.

Frankie Laine's pop cover of "Laura (What's he Got That I Ain't Got)" was charted on both the Easy Listening in the top thirty and the bottom half of the Billboard Top One Hundred.