True to his word, Hart came up with a winner, as “Got The All-Overs For You” spent three weeks at the top of Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart beginning December 9, 1972. The song continued Freddie’s successful formula of “putting a woman on a pedestal,” as he described it, which “Easy Loving” had started the previous year.
Hart’s long and rocky road to stardom at Capitol Records began when he was only 12 years old in 1938. Freddie wanted to become a country music performer so badly that he journeyed briefly to Nashville from his home in Alabama, walking the downtown streets and hanging around at the Ryman Auditorium. He would peek in at the Grand Ole Opry entertainers performing on the show and wanted so much to be a part of it all.
After returning home, Hart’s parents eventually sent him to a Civilian Conservation Corps camp where he spent his formative years. Later, his mother lied about his age so Freddie could join the Marines. After four years in the service, Hart was finally ready to get his music career off the ground in 1949, but it wasn’t until “Easy Loving” finally broke through in 1971 that he was able to live his dream at the top of the country music world for many successful years.