Country artists have come together to turn a forgotten World War II love song into a modern single. Written in 1942, Leona Augustine’s “I’m Dreaming of No One But You” is finally becoming a reality. Click here to listen to a sample of this historic song, which will be publicly released on December 7, 2021!
As American soldiers left home for World War II, a young woman from Missouri sat at her piano, writing a song for the man she loved. He had just left for the war.
The love song, lost for decades, is now a modern pop country single thanks to a collective of country recording artists.
“I’m Dreaming of No One But You” was written by Leona Augustine in 1942. The song tells of Leona’s separation from her future husband, Felix Luecke, during the war. Leona’s song was published during the war, but never recorded during her lifetime. It was nearly forgotten.
But this year, recording artists from across the country music landscape worked together to record Leona’s song as a powerful, contemporary country ballad.
Play the video below for a preview of “I’m Dreaming of No One But You,” which is being released worldwide on December 7. The release date coincides with National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
Country music broadcasters are invited to debut this new single on December 7 as a tribute to this solemn day, which led to the U.S. entry into World War II.
The single is being released under the artist name “Leona Augustine” in honor of the song’s author.
The recording features country vocalist Jessie Morgan. Other musicians featured on the single include violinist Rachel Crick, pedal steel guitarist Hamilton Belk, bassist Simon Johnson, drummer Andrew Picha and strings by Maria Grigoryeva. Leona Augustine’s grandson, Jacob Luecke, plays guitar, banjo and harmonica on the track.