Faron Young’s idea for the self-penned “Goin’ Steady” is said to have come from a magazine in a hotel room while on tour. “Faron thumbed through the magazine and saw an article, ‘Going Steady.’ The moment he saw the title he whooped like the gal who recognizes her favorite hat [and he] began creating a song to suit the thought.” “Goin’ Steady” was recorded at Nashville’s Castle Studio in the Tulane Hotel on Oct. 12, 1952. According to Young, many thought Hank Williams had written the song. “'Goin’ Steady’ sounded a whole like Hank,” he observed. “In fact, they thought Hank had written the song. He didn’t, but yeah, I was singing like him.” The song would become Young’s first hit, peaking at number 2 on the U.S. country charts in late 1952, just weeks after Young’s blossoming career was sidetracked by his induction into the U.S. Army.