Owen Bradley suggested “One’s On The Way” and dug it out of his files. After the record’s successful #1 landing, Loretta commented in interviews that Bradley felt she was the only singer in town who could have gotten away with that song, since she already had the kids to prove it. With that in mind, many listeners familiar with Loretta’s life story thought she had written “One’s On The Way” because of its autobiographical scope.
Decca released “One’s On The Way” on November 15, 1971 with the incorrect title, “Here In Topeka,” and had to re-service radio stations with a correctly-titled copy. For years afterward, people in the audience at Loretta Lynn’s concerts would shout, “Here In Topeka!” in reference to the record’s first pressings containing the wrong title.
“One’s On The Way” was Loretta’s third solo single to debut on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart during 1971. “I Wanna Be Free” reached #3 and “You’re Lookin’ At Country” peaked at #5. “One’s On The Way” started 1972 off in fine fashion when it topped the chart for two consecutive weeks beginning February 5, 1972.