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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

  • Gene Watson's Calendar

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson Guitars by Summey

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  • Gene Watson at The Opry in Nashville

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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
• My Gospel Roots

Featured Album



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



'Honky Tonk Crazy'
Epic Records FE-40644 (1987)

Gene Watson's 'Honky Tonk Crazy' (Epic Records, 1987) was released by Epic Records in March 1987.

Gene Watson's 'Honky Tonk Crazy' (Epic Records, 1987) 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 'Honky Tonk Crazy'...

Overview
Gene Watson's 'Honky Tonk Crazy' (Epic Records, 1987) was produced by legendary country music producer Billy Sherrill (Thursday 5 November 1936 - Tuesday 4 August 2015), a man who had been at the control desk of many an album project for fellow country music artist George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013).

Gene Watson's 'Honky Tonk Crazy' (Epic Records, 1987) was intended to be a Gene Watson / George Jones duets project and was the only Gene Watson album which was produced by Billy Sherrill (Thursday 5 November 1936 - Tuesday 4 August 2015).

Gene Watson's 'Honky Tonk Crazy' (Epic Records, 1987) yielded a hit single on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1987; the title track reached No.43 in 1987, and the 'B' side of the single was 'Starting New Memories'.

Gene Watson's 'Honky Tonk Crazy' (Epic Records, 1987) was intended to be a duets album with George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013).  This collaboration didn't happen, due to either time constraints or legal entanglements, or both.

Gene Watson and George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) did record a Christmas standard together, 'Silver Bells', which was included on 'Nashville Christmas Album' (Sony Music, 1991).

Speaking of Gene Watson and George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) recording together, there had been plans for them to record the song 'Too Gone Too Long' for their proposed duets album.



However, when it appeared that this project was not going to happen, the track was offered instead to Randy Travis, who turned his performance of the song into one of his biggest hits: 'Too Gone Too Long' was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in March 1988'.

Gene Watson's 'Honky Tonk Crazy' (Epic Records, 1987) was produced by Billy Sherrill (Thursday 5 November 1936 - Tuesday 4 August 2015) and was recorded at Eleven Eleven Sound, Nashville (Recording Engineer: Ron 'Snake' Reynolds); the Assistant Engineer was Ed Hudson.

Gene Watson's 'Honky Tonk Crazy' (Epic Records, 1987) was mastered by M.C. Rather at Custom Mastering, Nashville.

Gene Watson's 'Honky Tonk Crazy' (Epic Records, 1987) reached No.54 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1987.

'Honky Tonk Crazy'
Epic Records FE40644 (1987)

1 'Honky Tonk Crazy'
Writers: Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002) and Ron Peterson
Publishers: BMI
Arranged by Billy Sherrill (Thursday 5 November 1936 - Tuesday 4 August 2015)

2
'Her Heart or Mine'
Writers: Don Reid and Harold Reid (The Statler Brothers)
Publishers: BMI
Arranged by Billy Sherrill (Thursday 5 November 1936 - Tuesday 4 August 2015)



The Statler Brothers
 recorded 'Her Heart or Mine' (written by Don Reid and Harold Reid) and included the track on 'Pardners in Rhyme' (Mercury Records, 1985).

3
'I Didn't Think of You at All'
Writer: Roger Brown
Publishers: ASCAP
Arranged by Billy Sherrill (Thursday 5 November 1936 - Tuesday 4 August 2015)



Gene Watson re-recorded 'I Didn't Think of You at All' (written by Roger Brown) and included the track on 'Gene Watson: Then & Now' (Koch Records Nashville, 2005).

4
'Getting Used to Being Loved Again'
Writers: G. Dobbins and G. Ray
Publishers: ASCAP / SESAC
Arranged by Billy Sherrill (Thursday 5 November 1936 - Tuesday 4 August 2015)

5
'Nobody's Baby Tonight'
Writer: M. Buckins
Publishers: BMI
Arranged by Billy Sherrill (Thursday 5 November 1936 - Tuesday 4 August 2015)

6
'I Always Get it Right with You'
Writers: Joe Allen and Charlie Williams (Friday 20 December 1929 - Thursday 15 October 1992)
Publishers: ASCAP / BMI
Arranged by Billy Sherrill (Thursday 5 November 1936 - Tuesday 4 August 2015)

7
'When She Touches Me'
Writers: C. Quillen and M. McGuire
Publishers: ASCAP
Arranged by Billy Sherrill (Thursday 5 November 1936 - Tuesday 4 August 2015)

8
'Ashes to Ashes'
Writers: Joe Chambers, Larry Jenkins and Mark Sherrill
Publishers: ASCAP
Arranged by Billy Sherrill (Thursday 5 November 1936 - Tuesday 4 August 2015)



Gene Watson re-recorded 'Ashes to Ashes' (written by Joe Chambers, Larry Jenkins and Mark Sherrill) and included the track on 'Real.Country.Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016).

9
'Everybody Needs a Hero'
Writers: Troy Seals and Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 - Sunday 11 January 2004)
Publishers: ASCAP / BMI
Arranged by Billy Sherrill (Thursday 5 November 1936 - Tuesday 4 August 2015)



Gene Watson re-recorded 'Everybody Needs a Hero', which was written by Troy Seals and Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 - Sunday 11 January 2004), and included the track on 'Gene Watson: Then & Now' (Koch Records Nashville, 2005).

10
'You Took Her off My Hands'
Writers: Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), Skeets McDonald (Friday 1 October 1915 - Sunday 31 March 1968) and Wynn Stewart (Thursday 7 June 1934 - Wednesday 17 July 1985)
Publishers: BMI
Arranged by Jack Smith



Roy Clark recorded 'You Took Her off My Hands', which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), Skeets McDonald (Friday 1 October 1915 - Sunday 31 March 1968) and Wynn Stewart (Thursday 7 June 1934 - Wednesday 17 July 1985), and included the track on 'Tips of My Fingers' (Capitol Records, 1963).



Wynn Stewart (Thursday 7 June 1934 - Wednesday 17 July 1985) recorded 'You Took Her off My Hands', which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), Skeets McDonald (Friday 1 October 1915 - Sunday 31 March 1968) and Wynn Stewart (Thursday 7 June 1934 - Wednesday 17 July 1985), and included the track on 'The Songs of Wynn Stewart' (Capitol Records, 1965).



Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013) recorded 'You Took Her off My Hands', which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), Skeets McDonald (Friday 1 October 1915 - Sunday 31 March 1968) and Wynn Stewart (Thursday 7 June 1934 - Wednesday 17 July 1985), and included the track on 'Burning Memories' (Columbia Records, 1965).



Justin Trevino recorded 'You Took Her off My Hands', which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), Skeets McDonald (Friday 1 October 1915 - Sunday 31 March 1968) and Wynn Stewart (Thursday 7 June 1934 - Wednesday 17 July 1985), and included the track on 'Live at London Dance Hall' (Heart of Texas Records, 2015).



• Read a Country Music People review of Gene Watson's 'Honky Tonk Crazy' (Epic Records, 1987)

The review, which was written by Bob Powell, was published in the June 1987 issue of the United Kingdom monthly publication Country Music People.

'Honky Tonk Crazy'
Epic Records FE40644 (1987)

Musician Credits
Guitar: Billy Sanford
Keyboards: Bobby Wood
Guitar: Dale Sellers
Steel Guitar: Weldon Myrick (Monday 10 April 1939 - Monday 2 June 2014)
Fiddle: Mark O'Connor
Drums: Kenneth Malone
Bass: Robert Wray
Lead Guitar: Jerry Kennedy
Harmonica: Terry McMillan (Monday 12 October 1953 - Friday 2 February 2007)
Piano: Hargus 'Pig' Robbins
Bass: Henry Strzelecki (Tuesday 8 August 1939 - Monday 29 December 2014)
Background Vocals: Hurshel Wayne Wiginton (Saturday 29 January 1938 - Monday 6 March 2017), Wendy Suits, Diane Tidwell and Louis Nunley (Thursday 15 October 1931 - Friday 26 October 2012)

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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