• The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

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  • Gene Watson: 'Back in the Fire & At Last' (Morello Records, 2016) / this album was officially released on Friday 11 November 2016

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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

Featured Album



'Real.Country.Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)
(Official release: Friday 26 February 2016)



'Gene Watson: 16 Super Hits'

Gusto Records GT7-2079-2 (2009)

Gene Watson's 'Gene Watson: 16 Super Hits' (Gusto Records, 2009) was officially released by Gusto Records in November 2009.

Gene Watson's 'Gene Watson: 16 Super Hits' (Gusto Records, 2009) 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 'Gene Watson: 16 Super Hits'...

Album Overview
'Gusto Records is a Nashville-based record company which specialises in re-issuing and licensing recordings from its vast catalogue of music from acquired record labels and their own studio recordings.

In 2005, Gusto Records acquired the back catalogue of Step One Records, an independent record label which had operated out of Nashville between 1984 and 1997; Step One Records was founded by Ray Pennington and Curtis Potter (Thursday 16 April 1940 - Saturday 23 January 2016).

Gene Watson's 'Gene Watson: 16 Super Hits' (Gusto Records, 2009) contains some very fine material from Gene Watson's time with Step One Records in the mid-to-late 1990s; one track has also been included from Gene Watson's time with Broadland International Records / Mercury Records Canada in 1992'.

'Gene Watson: 16 Super Hits'
Gusto Records GT7-2079-2 (2009)

1 'Love in the Hot Afternoon'
Writers: Kent Westberry and Vincent Wesley Matthews (1940 - Saturday 22 November 2003)
Publishers: Songs of Polygram International, Inc.

Musician Credits
Lead Guitar: Kelly Back
Acoustic Guitar: Bobby All (passed away on Thursday 19 March 2009)
Piano and Keyboards: Dirk Johnson
Steel Guitar: Buddy Emmons (Wednesday 27 January 1937 - Wednesday 29 July 2015)
Bass Guitar: David Smith
Fiddle: Aubrey Haynie, Rob Hajacos and Hoot Hester
Mandolin: Hoot Hester
Drums: Jerry Kroon
Brass and Horns: Steve W. Maudlin Horns
Strings: Kris Wilkinson Strings
Harmony Vocals: John Wesley Ryles and Margie Cates Trio



This version of 'Love in the Hot Afternoon', which was written by Kent Westberry and Vincent Wesley Matthews (1940 - Saturday 22 November 2003), is a re-recorded version, which was included on Gene Watson's 'The Good Ole Days' (Step One Records, 1996).



The original version of 'Love in the Hot Afternoon', which was written by Kent Westberry and Vincent Wesley Matthews (1940 - Saturday 22 November 2003), was included on Gene Watson's 'Love in The Hot Afternoon' (Capitol Records, 1975).



Gene Watson re-recorded 'Love in the Hot Afternoon', which was written by Kent Westberry and Vincent Wesley Matthews (1940 - Saturday 22 November 2003), and included the track on 'Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).

2
'Fourteen Carat Mind'
Writers: Dallas Frazier and Larry Lee Favorite (Saturday 6 January 1940 - Saturday 26 May 2001)
Publishers: Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.

Musician Credits
Steel Guitar: Buddy Emmons (Wednesday 27 January 1937 - Wednesday 29 July 2015)
Bass Guitar: David Smith
Drums: Jerry Kroon
Keyboards: Dirk Johnson
Fiddle: Aubrey Haynie
Lead Guitar: Gregg Galbraith
Acoustic Guitar: Bobby All (passed away on Thursday 19 March 2009) and Kevin Williams
Background Vocalists: Margie Cates, Jennifer O'Brien and John Wesley Ryles



This version of 'Fourteen Carat Mind', which was written by Dallas Frazier and Larry Lee Favorite (Saturday 6 January 1940 - Saturday 26 May 2001), is a re-recorded version, which was included on Gene Watson's 'A Way to Survive' (Step One Records, 1997).



The original version of 'Fourteen Carat Mind', which was written by Dallas Frazier and Larry Lee Favorite (Saturday 6 January 1940 - Saturday 26 May 2001), was included on Gene Watson's 'Old Loves Never Die' (MCA Records, 1981).



Gene Watson re-recorded 'Fourteen Carat Mind', which was written by Dallas Frazier and Larry Lee (Saturday 6 January 1940 - Saturday 26 May 2001), and included the track on 'Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).

3
'I Don’t Need a Thing at All'
Writers: Joe Allen
Publishers: Joe Allen Music, BMI

Musician Credits
Lead Guitar: Kelly Back
Acoustic Guitar: Bobby All (passed away on Thursday 19 March 2009)
Piano and Keyboards: Dirk Johnson
Steel Guitar: Buddy Emmons (Wednesday 27 January 1937 - Wednesday 29 July 2015)
Bass Guitar: David Smith
Fiddle: Aubrey Haynie, Rob Hajacos and Hoot Hester
Mandolin: Hoot Hester
Drums: Jerry Kroon
Brass and Horns: Steve W. Maudlin Horns
Strings: Kris Wilkinson Strings
Harmony Vocals: John Wesley Ryles and Margie Cates Trio



This version of 'I Don't Need a Thing at All' (written by Joe Allen) is a re-recorded version, which was included on Gene Watson's 'The Good Ole Days' (Step One Records, 1996).



The original version of 'I Don't Need a Thing at All' (written by Joe Allen) was included on Gene Watson's 'Beautiful Country' (Capitol Records, 1977).



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).

4
'Speak Softly (You're Talking to My Heart)'
Writers: Steve Spurgin and J.D. Mendenhall
Publishers: Booth and Watson Music / BMI

Musician Credits
Lead Guitar: Kelly Back
Acoustic Guitar: Bobby All (passed away on Thursday 19 March 2009)
Piano and Keyboards: Dirk Johnson
Steel Guitar: Buddy Emmons (Wednesday 27 January 1937 - Wednesday 29 July 2015)
Bass Guitar: David Smith
Fiddle: Aubrey Haynie, Rob Hajacos and Hoot Hester
Mandolin: Hoot Hester
Drums: Jerry Kroon
Brass and Horns: Steve W. Maudlin Horns
Strings: Kris Wilkinson Strings
Harmony Vocals: John Wesley Ryles and Margie Cates Trio



This version of 'Speak Softly (You're Talking to My Heart)' (written by Steve Spurgin and J.D. Mendenhall) is a re-recorded version, which was included on Gene Watson's 'The Good Ole Days' (Step One Records, 1996).



The original version of 'Speak Softly (You're Talking to My Heart)' (written by Steve Spurgin and J.D. Mendenhall) was included on Gene Watson's 'Old Loves Never Die' (MCA Records, 1981).



Gene Watson re-recorded 'Speak Softly (You're Talking to My Heart)' (written by Steve Spurgin and J.D. Mendenhall), and included the track on 'Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).

5
'A Way to Survive'
Writers: Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 - Thursday 15 July 2010) and Moneen Carpenter
Publishers: Sony / ATV Songs LLC dba Tree Publishing Company (BMI)

Musician Credits
Steel Guitar: Buddy Emmons (Wednesday 27 January 1937 - Wednesday 29 July 2015)
Bass Guitar: David Smith
Drums: Jerry Kroon
Keyboards: Dirk Johnson
Fiddle: Aubrey Haynie
Lead Guitar: Gregg Galbraith
Acoustic Guitar: Bobby All (passed away on Thursday 19 March 2009) and Kevin Williams
Background Vocalists: Margie Cates, Jennifer O'Brien and John Wesley Ryles



'A Way to Survive', which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 - Thursday 15 July 2010) and Moneen Carpenter, was originally included on Gene Watson's 'A Way to Survive' (Step One Records, 1997).

6
'Your Uncharted Mind'
Writer: Mel Holt
Publishers: Lyn Pen Publishing, Inc. BMI

Musician Credits
Piano and Keyboard: Gary Prim
Synthesiser: Dirk Johnson
Steel Guitar: Buddy Emmons (Wednesday 27 January 1937 - Wednesday 29 July 2015)
Acoustic Guitar: Roger Ball, Bobby All (passed away on Thursday 19 March 2009) and Jimmy Capps
Electric Guitar: Kelly Back
Fiddle: Rob Hajacos
Bass: David Smith
Drums: Jerry Kroon
Background Vocals: John Wesley Ryles, Margie Cates, Debra Black and Ray Davis



'Your Uncharted Mind' (written by Mel Holt) was originally included on Gene Watson's 'Uncharted Mind' (Step One Records, 1993).

7
'The Good Ole Days are Right Now'
Writer: Ray Pennington
Publishers: Almarie Music, BMI

Musician Credits
Lead Guitar: Kelly Back
Acoustic Guitar: Bobby All (passed away on Thursday 19 March 2009)
Piano and Keyboards: Dirk Johnson
Steel Guitar: Buddy Emmons (Wednesday 27 January 1937 - Wednesday 29 July 2015)
Bass Guitar: David Smith
Fiddle: Aubrey Haynie, Rob Hajacos and Hoot Hester
Mandolin: Hoot Hester
Drums: Jerry Kroon
Brass and Horns: Steve W. Maudlin Horns
Strings: Kris Wilkinson Strings
Harmony Vocals: John Wesley Ryles and Margie Cates Trio



'The Good Ole Days are Right Now' (written by Ray Pennington) was originally included on Gene Watson's 'The Good Ole Days' (Step One Records, 1996).

8
'One & One & One'
Writers: Buddy Cannon and John Northrup
Publishers: ASCAP

Musician Credits
Acoustic Guitar: Leo Jackson (Monday 22 October 1934 - Sunday 4 May 2008)
Lead Guitar: Gregg Galbraith
Piano: Hargus 'Pig' Robbins
Bass: David Smith
Fiddle: Rob Hajacos
Steel Guitar: Buddy Emmons (Wednesday 27 January 1937 - Wednesday 29 July 2015)
Drums: Lonnie Williams
Harmonica: T.J. Clay
Background Singers: Ronny Light, Jennifer O'Brien and Margie Cates



'One & One & One' (written by Buddy Cannon and John Northrup) was originally included on Gene Watson's 'In Other Words' (Broadland International Records / Mercury Records Canada, 1992).

9
'No Goodbyes'
Writer: Ray Pennington
Publishers: Almarie Music, BMI

Musician Credits
Lead Guitar: Kelly Back
Acoustic Guitar: Bobby All (passed away on Thursday 19 March 2009)
Piano and Keyboards: Dirk Johnson
Steel Guitar: Buddy Emmons (Wednesday 27 January 1937 - Wednesday 29 July 2015)
Bass Guitar: David Smith
Fiddle: Aubrey Haynie, Rob Hajacos and Hoot Hester
Mandolin: Hoot Hester
Drums: Jerry Kroon
Brass and Horns: Steve W. Maudlin Horns
Strings: Kris Wilkinson Strings
Harmony Vocals: John Wesley Ryles and Margie Cates Trio



'No Goodbyes' (written by Ray Pennington) was originally included on Gene Watson's 'The Good Ole Days' (Step One Records, 1996).

10
'Change Her Mind'
Writers: Danny 'Bear' Mayo (Monday 2 October 1950 - Saturday 2 October 1999), Paul Nelson and Larry Boone
Publishers: Hamstein Cumberland Music, BMI, Larry Boone Publishing Designee

Musician Credits
Lead Guitar: Kelly Back
Acoustic Guitar: Bobby All (passed away on Thursday 19 March 2009)
Piano and Keyboards: Dirk Johnson
Steel Guitar: Buddy Emmons (Wednesday 27 January 1937 - Wednesday 29 July 2015)
Bass Guitar: David Smith
Fiddle: Aubrey Haynie, Rob Hajacos and Hoot Hester
Mandolin: Hoot Hester
Drums: Jerry Kroon
Brass and Horns: Steve W. Maudlin Horns
Strings: Kris Wilkinson Strings
Harmony Vocals: John Wesley Ryles and Margie Cates Trio



'Change Her Mind', which was written by Danny 'Bear' Mayo (Monday 2 October 1950 - Saturday 2 October 1999), Paul Nelson and Larry Boone, was originally included on Gene Watson's 'The Good Ole Days' (Step One Records, 1996).

11
'All Hat, No Cattle'
Writers: Lee Bach, Billy Troy and Leroy Anderson
Publishers: Tote-A-Note Music, BMI / Balzac Music, SOCAN

Musician Credits
Steel Guitar: Buddy Emmons (Wednesday 27 January 1937 - Wednesday 29 July 2015)
Bass Guitar: David Smith
Drums: Jerry Kroon
Keyboards: Dirk Johnson
Fiddle: Aubrey Haynie
Lead Guitar: Gregg Galbraith
Acoustic Guitar: Bobby All (passed away on Thursday 19 March 2009) and Kevin Williams
Background Vocalists: Margie Cates, Jennifer O'Brien and John Wesley Ryles



'All Hat No Cattle' (written by Lee Bach, Billy Troy and Leroy Anderson) was originally included on Gene Watson's 'A Way to Survive' (Step One Records, 1997).

12 'Cool Ole Fool'
Writer: Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer
Publishers: Milene Music, Inc. ASCAP

Musician Credits
Piano and Keyboard: Gary Prim
Synthesiser: Dirk Johnson
Steel Guitar: Buddy Emmons (Wednesday 27 January 1937 - Wednesday 29 July 2015)
Acoustic Guitar: Roger Ball, Bobby All (passed away on Thursday 19 March 2009) and Jimmy Capps
Electric Guitar: Kelly Back
Fiddle: Rob Hajacos
Bass: David Smith
Drums: Jerry Kroon
Background Vocals: John Wesley Ryles, Margie Cates, Debra Black and Ray Davis



'Cool Ole Fool' (written by Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer) was originally included on Gene Watson's 'Uncharted Mind' (Step One Records, 1993).

13 'Somewhere Beyond Nowhere'
Writer: Mel Holt
Publishers: Lyn Pen Publishing, BMI

Musician Credits
Lead Guitar: Kelly Back
Acoustic Guitar: Bobby All (passed away on Thursday 19 March 2009)
Piano and Keyboards: Dirk Johnson
Steel Guitar: Buddy Emmons (Wednesday 27 January 1937 - Wednesday 29 July 2015)
Bass Guitar: David Smith
Fiddle: Aubrey Haynie, Rob Hajacos and Hoot Hester
Mandolin: Hoot Hester
Drums: Jerry Kroon
Brass and Horns: Steve W. Maudlin Horns
Strings: Kris Wilkinson Strings
Harmony Vocals: John Wesley Ryles and Margie Cates Trio



'Somewhere Beyond Nowhere' (written by Mel Holt) was originally included on Gene Watson's 'The Good Ole Days' (Step One Records, 1996).

14 'Where I’m Concerned'
Writer: Ray Pennington
Publishers: Almarie Music, BMI

Musician Credits
Lead Guitar: Kelly Back
Acoustic Guitar: Bobby All (passed away on Thursday 19 March 2009)
Piano and Keyboards: Dirk Johnson
Steel Guitar: Buddy Emmons (Wednesday 27 January 1937 - Wednesday 29 July 2015)
Bass Guitar: David Smith
Fiddle: Aubrey Haynie, Rob Hajacos and Hoot Hester
Mandolin: Hoot Hester
Drums: Jerry Kroon
Brass and Horns: Steve W. Maudlin Horns
Strings: Kris Wilkinson Strings
Harmony Vocals: John Wesley Ryles and Margie Cates Trio



'Where I'm Concerned' (written by Ray Pennington) was originally included on Gene Watson's 'The Good Ole Days' (Step One Records, 1996).

15 'Give Her My Best'
Writers: Roger Ball and Debbie Hullett
Publishers: Almarie Music, Inc. BMI

Musician Credits
Piano and Keyboard: Gary Prim
Synthesiser: Dirk Johnson
Steel Guitar: Buddy Emmons (Wednesday 27 January 1937 - Wednesday 29 July 2015)
Acoustic Guitar: Roger Ball, Bobby All (passed away on Thursday 19 March 2009) and Jimmy Capps
Electric Guitar: Kelly Back
Fiddle: Rob Hajacos
Bass: David Smith
Drums: Jerry Kroon
Background Vocals: John Wesley Ryles, Margie Cates, Debra Black and Ray Davis



'Give Her My Best' (written by Roger Ball and Debbie Hullett) was originally included on Gene Watson's 'Uncharted Mind' (Step One Records, 1993).

16 'You Pushed Me to the Limit'
Writer: Ray Pennington
Publishers: Almarie Music, BMI

Musician Credits
Lead Guitar: Kelly Back
Acoustic Guitar: Bobby All (passed away on Thursday 19 March 2009)
Piano and Keyboards: Dirk Johnson
Steel Guitar: Buddy Emmons (Wednesday 27 January 1937 - Wednesday 29 July 2015)
Bass Guitar: David Smith
Fiddle: Aubrey Haynie, Rob Hajacos and Hoot Hester
Mandolin: Hoot Hester
Drums: Jerry Kroon
Brass and Horns: Steve W. Maudlin Horns
Strings: Kris Wilkinson Strings
Harmony Vocals: John Wesley Ryles and Margie Cates Trio



'You Pushed Me to the Limit' (written by Ray Pennington) was originally included on Gene Watson's 'The Good Ole Days' (Step One Records, 1996).



'Gene Watson: 16 Super Hits'
Gusto Records GT7-2079-2 (2009)

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