This song was released in March 1988 as the second single from her album Untasted Honey. The song hit number one on both the US and Canadian Country charts in 1988. The song is about a truck driver called Charlie who is retiring after 30 years to spend the rest of his time with his wife. The song mentions Charlie receiving a gold watch, a common retirement gift.
Mattea has a total of 17 Top 10 singles on the Billboard charts as either a solo artist or as part of a collaborative effort. Of those Top 10 singles, four of them, “Goin’ Gone”, “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses”, “Come from the Heart” and “Burnin’ Old Memories”, peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.