Albums: 1969 - 2016

• Gene Watson
• Love in the Hot Afternoon
• Because You Believed in Me
• Paper Rosie
• Beautiful Country
• The Best of Gene Watson
• Reflections
• Should I Come Home
• No One Will Ever Know
• The Best of Gene Watson, Volume 2
• Between This Time and The Next Time
• Old Loves Never Die
• Greatest Hits - 1982
• This Dream's On Me
• Sometimes I Get Lucky
• Heartaches, Love & Stuff
• Little by Little
• Texas Saturday Night
• Memories To Burn
• Greatest Hits - 1985
• Starting New Memories
• Honky Tonk Crazy
• Back in the Fire
• Greatest Hits - 1990
• At Last
• In Other Words
• Uncharted Mind
• Best of Gene Watson
• The Good Ole Days
• Jesus is All I Need
• A Way to Survive
• Eighteen Greatest Hits
• From The Heart
• Ultimate Collection
• Love in the Hot Afternoon & Paper Rosie
• Gene Watson Sings
• The Gospel Side of Gene Watson
• Gene Watson: Then & Now
• Because You Believed in Me & Beautiful Country
• Love in the Hot Afternoon (compilation)
• Gene Watson: At His Best
• Gene Watson: Gospel At Its Best
• In a Perfect World
• 14 Carat Mind
• Matters of the Heart
• Reflections & Should I Come Home
• A Taste of the Truth
• 22 Golden Country Greats
• 16 Super Hits
• 40 Greatest Hits
• Memories to Burn & Starting New Memories
• Gene Watson & Rhonda Vincent: Your Money & My Good Looks
• Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits
• My Heroes Have Always Been Country
Best of The Capitol Years
Barrooms & Bedrooms: The Capitol & MCA Years
 Real.Country.Music
• Back in the Fire & At Last
• My Gospel Roots

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Featured Album

Gene Watson: 'My Gospel Roots' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2017)

'My Gospel Roots' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2017)
(Official Release Date: Friday 8 December 2017)



'Beautiful Country'

Capitol Records ST-11715 (1977)

Gene Watson's 'Beautiful Country' was released by Capitol Records in October 1977 and reached No.32 on the Billboard Top Country Album Chart in 1977.

Gene Watson's 'Beautiful Country' discography information is presented on the Gene Watson Fan Site for educational purposes only and no infringement of copyright is intended.

About Gene watson's 'Beautiful Country'...

Album Sleeve Notes
'At the Fan Fair in Nashville recently, I was emceeing the Capitol Records Show and at that time, I introduced Gene Watson as 'the next Merle Haggard' (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016), and I really meant it.  He is a song stylist whose phrasing reminds you of Merle, but there is enough difference to indicate that he isn't trying to be Merle.

Gary Gene Watson has been building a ladder of success and the rings in that ladder have been some of the biggest country hits in the last three years.  There was 'Love in the Hot Afternoon', 'Where Love Begins', 'You Could Know as Much About a Stranger', 'Because You Believed in Me' and 'Paper Rosie'.

And, you're saying to yourself, is that the guy who sang all those songs?

My friend, he's right inside this album with another batch of good listening.

Who is Gene Watson? Here are a few facts:
Lives in Houston, Texas, worked on automobiles for ten years as a mechanic and body man, does not like for fans to kiss him (it embarrasses him), has strange hobby - likes to grow ivy in pots, CB handle: 'Hail Ball' because an old car he was driving was caught in a hail storm, married, two children (15 and 13) boy and girl, went to Central High in the big town of Direct, Texas (population: 150).

Gene is good natured, a pleasure to know.  It is difficult to convey to you on paper his friendliness and his ability to sing a country song.  In another three years, he will be country music's biggest star.  It's nice to know that we fans of his know it first'.

Ralph Emery (Host)
'Pop Goes the Country'
National syndicated television show'

Photographs for 'Beautiful Country' were taken by George Jerman.

'Beautiful Country'
Capitol Records ST11715 (1977)

1 'The Old Man & His Horn'
Writer: Dallas Harms
Publishers: Doubleplay Music / BMI
Produced by Russ Reeder
Recorded at Bradley's Barn, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee (Recording Engineer: Joe Mills)



Gene Watson re-recorded 'The Old Man & His Horn' (written by Dallas Harms) and included the track on 'Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).

2
'Cowboys Don't Get Lucky All The Time'
Writer: Dallas Harms
Publishers: Doubleplay Music / BMI
Produced by Russ Reeder
Recorded at Bradley's Barn, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee (Recording Engineer: Joe Mills)



Gene Watson's 'Cowboys Don't Get Lucky All The Time' (written by Dallas Harms) was also included on the soundtrack of 'Convoy' (United Artists Records, 1978).

The soundtrack for 'Convoy' (United Artists Records, 1978) included the following tracks:

'Convoy' (writen by Bill Fries and Chip Davis) / performed by Bill Fries (as C.W. McCall)
/ No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for six weeks in December 1975 / January 1976 / the track also reached No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart on Saturday 10 January 1976

'Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue' (written by Richard Leigh)
/ performed by Crystal Gayle / No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for four weeks in August / September 1977 / the track reached No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1977

'Blanket on the Ground', which was written by Roger D. Bowling (Sunday 3 December 1944 - Sunday 26 December 1982)
/ performed by Billie Jo Spears (Friday 14 January 1938 - Wednesday 14 December 2011) / No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in April / May 1975

'Keep it on the Sunny Side', which was written by Alvin Pleasant (A.P.) Delaney Carter (15 December 1891 - Monday 7 November 1960) and Gary Garett
/ performed by Doc Watson (Saturday 3 March 1923 - Tuesday 29 May 2012)

'Okie From Muskogee' (written by Merle Haggard and Ray Burris)
/ performed by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) / No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for four weeks in November / December 1969

'Lucille', which was written by Roger D. Bowling (Sunday 3 December 1944 - Sunday 26 December 1982) and Hal Bynum
/ performed by Kenny Rogers / No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for two weeks in April 1977 / the track also reached No.5 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1977

'Southern Nights', which was written by Allen Toussaint (Friday 14 January 1938 - Tuesday 10 November 2015)
/ performed by Glen Campbell (Wednesday 22 April 1936 - Tuesday 8 August 2017) / No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for two weeks in March / April 1977 / the track also reached No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1977

'Walk Right Back' (written by Sonny Curtis)
/ performed by Anne Murray / No.2 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1978

'Cowboys Don't Get Lucky All The Time' (written by Dallas Harms)
/ performed by Gene Watson / No.11 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1978

'I Cheated on a Good Woman's Love' (written by Del Bryant)
/ performed by Billy 'Crash' Craddock / No.4 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1978



Gene Watson re-recorded 'Cowboys Don't Get Lucky All The Time' (written by Dallas Harms) and included the track on 'Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).

3
'I Won't Be Sleeping Alone'
Writers: Charles Stewart and Jerry Abbott
Publishers: Pantego Sound / BMI
Produced by Russ Reeder
Recorded at Bradley's Barn, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee (Recording Engineer: Joe Mills)

Jeff Woolsey: 'The Real Me' (Shuffle One Records, 2016)

Jeff Woolsey recorded 'I Won't Be Sleeping Alone' (written by Charles Stewart and Jerry Abbott) and included the track on 'The Real Me' (Shuffle One Records, 2016).

4
'Hey, Barnum & Bailey'
Writers: Jerry Abbott, Charles Stewart and Kenneth Hagler
Publishers: Pantego Sound / BMI
Produced by Russ Reeder
Recorded at Bradley's Barn, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee (Recording Engineer: Joe Mills)



Joe Stampley recorded 'Hey Barnum & Bailey' (written by Jerry Abbott, Charles Stewart and Kenneth Hagler) and included the track on 'Red Wine & Memories' (Epic Records, 1978).

5
'I'd Love to Live with You Again'
Writer: George 'Dicky' Overbey (Monday 11 May 1942 - Saturday 4 October 2014)
Publishers: Back Bay Music / BMI
Produced by Russ Reeder
Recorded at Cowboy Jack Clement (Sunday 5 April 1931 - Thursday 8 August 2013) Studios, Nashville (Recording Engineer: Jim Williamson)



Darrell McCall recorded 'I'd Love to Live with You Again', which was written by George 'Dicky' Overbey (Monday 11 May 1942 - Saturday 4 October 2014), and released the track as a non-album single on Westside Records in 1968.



Faron Young (Thursday 25 February 1932 - Tuesday 10 December 1996) recorded 'I'd Love to Live with You Again', which was written by George 'Dicky' Overbey (Monday 11 May 1942 - Saturday 4 October 2014), and included the track on 'A Man & His Music' (Mercury Records, 1974).

6
'I Don't Need a Thing at All'
Writer: Joe Allen
Publishers: Joe Allen Music / BMI
Produced by Russ Reeder
Recorded at Cowboy Jack Clement (Sunday 5 April 1931 - Thursday 8 August 2013) Studios, Nashville (Recording Engineer: Jim Williamson)



Gene Watson re-recorded 'I Don't Need a Thing at All' (written by Joe Allen) and included the track on 'The Good Ole Days' (Step One Records, 1996).



Gene Watson re-recorded 'I Don't Need a Thing at All' (written by Joe Allen) and included the track on 'Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).

7
'Raining in Dallas'
Writers: John Gostick and Richard Moreland
Publishers: Calloway Music
Produced by Russ Reeder
Recorded at Cowboy Jack Clement (Sunday 5 April 1931 - Thursday 8 August 2013) Studios, Nashville (Recording Engineer: Jim Williamson)

8
'It Don't Hurt Me Half as Bad'
Writers: Joe Allen, D. Lay and B. Lindsay
Publishers: Combine Music Corporation / BMI
Produced by Russ Reeder
Recorded at Cowboy Jack Clement (Sunday 5 April 1931 - Thursday 8 August 2013) Studios, Nashville (Recording Engineer: Jim Williamson)



Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013) recorded 'It Don't Hurt Me Half as Bad' (written by Joe Allen, D. Lay and B. Lindsay) and included the track on 'Town And Country' (Dimension Records, 1981).

9
'I Knew We Could Never Love For Long'
Writer: David Barnes
Publishers: Neverbreak Music / ASCAP
Produced by Russ Reeder
Recorded at Cowboy Jack Clement (Sunday 5 April 1931 - Thursday 8 August 2013) Studios, Nashville (Recording Engineer: Jim Williamson)

10
'He Little Thinged Her Out of My Arms'
Writer: Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 - Thursday 15 July 2010)
Publishers: Tree International / BMI
Produced by Bob Webster
Recorded at Cowboy Jack Clement (Sunday 5 April 1931 - Thursday 8 August 2013) Studios, Nashville (Recording Engineer: Jim Williamson)



On Monday 26 September 2005, England's Hux Records released 'Beautiful Country', along with 'Because You Believed in Me' (Capitol Records, 1977), as a special 2-for-1 CD set.



'Beautiful Country'

Capitol Records ST11715 (1977)

Musician Credits
Guitar: Dale Sellers, Jimmy Colvard (1943 - 1977), Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004) and Harold Bradley
Steel Guitar: Lloyd Green
Bass: Joe Allen
Drums: Buddy Harman (Sunday 23 December 1928 - Thursday 21 August 2008) and Kenny Malone
Piano: Hargus 'Pig' Robbins
Fiddle: Buddy Spicher and Tommy Williams
Vocals: The Nashville Edition: Joe Babcock, Hurshel Wayne Wiginton (Saturday 29 January 1938 - Monday 6 March 2017), Dolores Edgin and Wendy Suits

Album Chart Positions



'Love In The Hot Afternoon'
(Capitol Records, 1975)
Billboard (USA): No.5, 1975




'Because You Believed In Me'
(Capitol Records, 1976)
Billboard (USA): No.24, 1976




'Paper Rosie'
(Capitol Records, 1977)
Billboard (USA): No.22, 1977




'Beautiful Country'
(Capitol Records, 1977)
Billboard (USA): No.32, 1977




'The Best of Gene Watson'
(Capitol Records, 1978)
Billboard (USA): No.29, 1978
Canada: No.12, 1978




'Reflections'
(Capitol Records, 1978)
Billboard (USA): No.23, 1978
Canada: No.14, 1978




'Should I Come Home'
(Capitol Records, 1979)
Billboard (USA): No.16, 1979




'No One Will Ever Know'
(Capitol Records, 1980)
Billboard (USA): No.45, 1980




'Between This Time & The Next Time'
(MCA Records, 1981)
Billboard (USA): No.38, 1981




'Old Loves Never Die'
(MCA Records, 1981)
Billboard (USA): No.57, 1981




'This Dream's On Me'
(MCA Records, 1982)
Billboard (USA): No.27, 1982




'Sometimes I Get Lucky'
(MCA Records, 1983)
Billboard (USA): No.16, 1983




'Little By Little'
(MCA Records, 1984)
Billboard (USA): No.34, 1984




'Heartaches, Love & Stuff'
(MCA Records, 1984)
Billboard (USA): No.21, 1984




'Memories To Burn'
(Epic Records, 1985)
Billboard (USA): No.35, 1985




'Starting New Memories'
(Epic Records, 1986)
Billboard (USA): No.49, 1986




'Honky Tonk Crazy'
(Epic Records, 1987)
Billboard (USA): No.54, 1987




'Back In The Fire'
(Warner Bros. Records, 1988)
Billboard (USA): No.42, 1988




'At Last'
(Warner Bros. Records, 1991)
Billboard (USA): No.74, 1991




'Your Money & My Good Looks'
(with Rhonda Vincent)
(Upper Management Music, 2011)
Billboard (USA): No.56, 2011




'Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012)
Billboard (USA): No.64, 2012




'My Heroes Have Always Been Country' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2014)
Billboard (USA): No.48, 2014




'Real.Country.Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)
Billboard (USA): No.

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