Fresh out of the '70s country-rock scene emerged the melody-ridden "Amie," a charming little country-pop tune that would give the Ohio-based Pure Prairie League their second biggest chart hit, but would easily become their most memorable. Written by their lead man at the time, Craig Fuller, who had a voice that was custom-made for radio, "Amie" made it into the Top 30 in 1975 as Pure Prairie League's first charted single. The song originates from 1972's Bustin' Out, an album that utilized Mick Ronson to help put together its lush string arrangements and light, affable sound. FM radio automatically soaked up the single, as did the country stations, and while Fuller, as conscientious objector to the Vietnam War was doing alternate service working in a hospital in Kentucky , the rest of the band was enjoying "Amie"'s success. A demand by college radio prompted RCA to release the song a short time after it had made its mark, and "Amie" soon became one of the decade's most popular country-rock tunes. The band itself went through various personnel changes, and soon after Fuller was let out of prison, he went on to form American Flyer, replaced by lead singer Larry Goshorn. After Goshorn exited, the band enjoyed their highest of four Top 40 hits with 1980's "Let Me Love You Tonight," this time with Vince Gill as the frontman. The band scored hits with "I'm Almost Ready" and "Still Right Here in My Heart" in the early '80s, but like most of the country-rock bands of the time, Pure Prairie League faded into obscurity, with Gill enjoying a rather successful solo career in country music. Even after their demise, the band will always be remembered for two distinguishing characteristics; Luke, their Norman Rockwell-drawn cowboy character, and by Fuller's sweet voice which made "Amie" one of the genre's best songs.