First recorded by England Dan & John Ford Coley (1978).
Hit version by Michael Martin Murphey (US #19/C&W #1/CAN #1 1982).
From the wiki: “‘What’s Forever For’ is a song written by Rafe VanHoy and first recorded by England Dan and John Ford Coley on their 1978 album Dr. Heckle & Mr. Jive. The song saw its biggest success when it was recorded by Country music artist Michael Martin Murphey. It was released in June 1982 as the third single from his album, Michael Martin Murphey.”
Michael Martin Murphey, “What’s Forever For” (1982):