"Above and Beyond", also known as "Above and Beyond (The Call of Love)", is a song written by
Harlan Howard and first recorded by American
country music singer
Wynn Stewart. Stewart's 1959
single release on the Jackpot label did not chart. In 1960,
Buck Owens released his own rendition on
Capitol Records with "'Til These Dreams Come True" on the
B-side, reaching No. 3 on the Billboard country singles charts that year.
Rodney Crowell recorded a
cover version on his album Diamonds & Dirt. This cover, released with "She Loves the Jerk" on the B-side, charted at No. 1 on the country chart in late 1989. It was the fifth consecutive No. 1 hit from the album, as well as the fifth and final No. 1 of his career.