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For exclusive PR / publicity representation of Gene Watson, contact Scott Adkins at Adkins Publicity in Nashville.



Gene Watson's Peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as 'the singer's singer' - and rightly so!

All of Gene Watson's Peers, who were contacted by The Gene Watson Fan Site, during 2004, were most gracious with their time and words.

It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from David Frizzell, which he submitted to this site on Friday 29 October 2004.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to David Frizzell who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.



David Frizzell
This quote was submitted on Friday 29 October 2004.

'In the world of country music, Gene Watson stands alongside legends Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 - Saturday 19 July 1975), Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) and George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013)'.

Thank you, David Frizzell, for your support of Gene Watson.

About David Frizzell...



David Frizzell was born on Friday 26 September 1941 in El Dorado, Texas and is the younger brother of country music legend Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 - Saturday 19 July 1975).

David Frizzell made his debut performances in Lefty Frizzell's travelling road-show.

By the time he was thirteen years old, David Frizzell had performed a selection of Elvis Presley (Tuesday 8 January 1935 - Tuesday 16 August 1977) songs at Rainbow Gardens in Bakersfield, California.

In 1958, David Frizzell signed with Columbia Records and recorded a series of unsuccessful songs. After spending four years in the United States Air Force, David Frizzell resumed his career, but still failed to make an impression.

In the 1970s, David Frizzell saw the release of the following non-album singles:

'L.A. International Airport' (written by Leanne Scott) (No.67, 1970)
'I Just Can't Help Believing' (written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil) (No.36, 1970)
'Goodbye' (No.73, 1971)
'Words Don't Come Easy' (No.63, 1973)
'Take Me One More Ride' (No.94, 1973)
'A Case of You' (No.100, 1976)



In April 1981, David Frizzell & Shelly West saw the release of 'Carryin' on The Family Names' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981), which was produced by Tommy 'Snuff' Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 - Wednesday 16 December 2015), and included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Texas State of Mind', which was written by Cliff Crofford (Thursday 12 December 1929 - Sunday 22 November 2009), John Durrill and Tommy 'Snuff' Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 - Wednesday 16 December 2015) (No.9, 1981)
'You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma' (written by Larry Collins and Sandy Pinkard) (No.1 for one week in April 1981)
'Husbands & Wives', which was written by Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 - Sunday 25 October 1992) (No.16, 1981)
'Lefty' (written by Larry Bastian) (No.45, 1981) / this track featured guest vocals from Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016)

David Frizzell & Shelly West's 'Carryin' on The Family Names' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981) also included the following tracks:

'Carryin' on The Family Names' (written by Dennis Knutson and David Frizzell)
'Darling, Will You Marry Me Again' (written by Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer and Warren D. Robb)
'Yours For The Asking' (written by Chris Waters)
'Three Blind Hearts' (written by Steve Dorff, Milton Brown and Jan Buckingham)
'Love & Only Love' (written by Hugh Moffatt)
'We're Lovin' on Borrowed Time' (written by Larry Bastian)

David Frizzell & Shelly West's 'Carryin' on The Family Names' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981) reached No.6 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1981.



David Frizzell & Shelley West's 'You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma' (written by Larry Collins and Sandy Pinkard) (No.1 for one week in April 1981) was included on the soundtrack of Clint Eastwood's 1981 movie 'Any Which Way You Can', an album, which also included Gene Watson performing the track 'Any Way You Want Me', which reached No.4 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1980.



In January 1982, David Frizzell & Shelly West saw the release of 'The David Frizzell & Shelly West Album' (Viva Records, 1982), which was produced by Tommy 'Snuff' Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 - Wednesday 16 December 2015) and Steve Dorff, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Another Honky Tonk Night On Broadway', which was written by Steve Dorff, Tommy 'Snuff' Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 - Wednesday 16 December 2015) and Milton Brown (No.8, 1982)
'I Just Came Here To Dance' (written by Ken Bell, Terry Skinner and Jerry L. Wallace) (No.4, 1982)

David Frizzell & Shelly West's 'The David Frizzell & Shelly West Album' (Viva Records, 1982) also included the following tracks:

'Wasn't That Love' (written by Mitch Johnson and Harry Shannon)
'Two Sides' (written by Steve Davis)
'Just Before Dawn', which was written by Ned Miller (Sunday 12 April 1925 - Friday 18 March 2016) and Roy Aldridge
'Three Act Play' (written by Dewayne Blackwell)
'Being a Man, Being a Woman', which was written by Cliff Crofford (Thursday 12 December 1929 - Sunday 22 November 2009), John Durrill and Tommy 'Snuff' Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 - Wednesday 16 December 2015)
'Our Day Will Come' (written by Bob Hilliard and Mort Garson)
'Dark Side of The Moon' (written by Kevin Welch and Elfrieda Chay)
'Breaking Up a Good Thing' (written by David Frizzell)

David Frizzell & Shelly West's 'The David Frizzell & Shelly West Album' (Viva Records, 1982) reached No.8 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1982.



In June 1982, David Frizzell saw the release of 'Family's Fine But This One's Mine' (Viva Records, 1982), which was produced by Tommy 'Snuff' Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 - Wednesday 16 December 2015) and Steve Dorff, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'I'm Gonna Hire a Wino To Decorate Our Home' (written by Dewayne Blackwell) (No.1 for one week in August 1982)
'Lost My Baby Blues', which was written by Ben Peters (Tuesday 20 June 1933 - Wednesday 25 May 2005) (No.5, 1982)

David Frizzell's 'Family's Fine, But This One's Mine' (Viva Records, 1982) also included the following tracks:

'As Soon As a Waltz Ain't 3/4 Time' (written by Bob Stone)
'Maybe There's Love After You After All' (written by Larry Bastian and James Shaw)
'Lone Star Lonesome' (written by Johnny Cunningham and Steve Stone)
'I Wish That I Could Hurt That Way Again', which was written by Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 - Sunday 30 October 2016), Don Cook and Rafe VanHoy
'She's Up To All Her Old Tricks Again', which was written by John Durrill and Tommy 'Snuff' Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 - Wednesday 16 December 2015)
'Sweet Sweet Sin' (written by Dewayne Blackwell)
'Single & Alone' (written by David Frizzell)
'Let's Have a Party', which was written by Mickey Newbury (Sunday 19 May 1940 - Sunday 29 September 2002)

Personnel involved in the recording of David Frizzell's 'Family's Fine But This One's Mine' (Viva Records, 1982) included the following:

The Gene Morford Singers (vocals)
Steve Dorff (arrangements)

David Frizzell's 'Family's Fine But This One's Mine' (Viva Records, 1982) reached No.7 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1982.



In November 1982, David Frizzell & Shelly West saw the release of 'Our Best To You' (Viva Records, 1982), which was produced by Tommy 'Snuff' Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 - Wednesday 16 December 2015) and Steve Dorff, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Please Surrender', which was written by Cliff Crofford (Thursday 12 December 1929 - Sunday 22 November 2009), John Durrill and Tommy 'Snuff' Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 - Wednesday 16 December 2015) (No.43, 1982)
'Cajun Invitation', which was written by Steve Dorff, Milton Brown and Tommy 'Snuff' Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 - Wednesday 16 December 2015) (No.52, 1983)

David Frizzell & Shelly West's 'Our Best To You' (Viva Records, 1982) also included the following tracks:

'Wrapped Around Your Finger' (written by James Johnson and Harry Shannon)
'My Best To You' (written by Gene Willadsen and Isham Jones)
'When You Wish Upon a Star' (written by Ned Washington and Leigh Harline)
'Missing You All By Myself' (written by Diane Pfeifer)
'You'll Always Be Special To Me', which was written by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016)
'Another Dawn Breaking Over Georgia' (written by Jim Weatherly)
'Lovin' Naturally' (written by Byron Walls and Brian Tabach)
'Jukebox Serenade', which was written by Cliff Crofford (Thursday 12 December 1929 - Sunday 22 November 2009) and John Durrill

Personnel involved in the recording of David Frizzell & Shelly West's 'Our Best To You' (Viva Records, 1982) included the following:

The Gene Morford Singers (vocals)
Steve Dorff (arrangements)

David Frizzell & Shelly West's 'Our Best To You' (Viva Records, 1982) reached No.24 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1982.



In June 1983, David Frizzell saw the release of 'On My Own Again' (Viva Records, 1983), which was produced by Tommy 'Snuff' Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 - Wednesday 16 December 2015) and Steve Dorff, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Where Are You Spending Your Nights These Days', which was written by Steve Dorff, Milton Brown and Tommy 'Snuff' Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 - Wednesday 16 December 2015) (No.10, 1983)
'A Million Light Beers Ago' (written by Dewayne Blackwell) (No.39, 1983)
'Black & White' (written by Kerry Chater and Gail Lopata) (No.64, 1984)

David Frizzell's 'On My Own Again' (Viva Records, 1983) also included the following tracks:

'She's Ready For Someone To Love Her' (written by Tommy Rocco, Charlie Black and Jerry Gillespie)
'All The Kings Memories' (written by Larry Bastian, Cliff Crawford and George Snow)
'Survivor' (written by Dennis Knutson and Eddie Burton)
'She Wanted Me' (written by Johnny Cunningham)
'We're Back in Love Again' (written by David Frizzell and Flip Anderson)
'She Wants You To Love Her' (written by Kerry Chater and Baron Longfellow)
'We Won't Be Hearing Always Late Anymore' (written by David Frizzell) / this track featured guest vocals from Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 - Saturday 19 July 1975) and Allen Frizzell

David Frizzell's 'On My Own Again' (Viva Records, 1983) reached No.32 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1983.



In December 1983, David Frizzell & Shelly West saw the release of 'In Session' (Viva Records, 1983), which was produced by Tommy 'Snuff' Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 - Wednesday 16 December 2015) and Steve Dorff, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Pleasure Island', which was written by Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 - Sunday 30 October 2016), Ron Hellard and Bucky Jones (No.71, 1983)
'Silent Partners' (written by Tommy Rocco, Kerry Chater and Austin Roberts) (No.20, 1984)

David Frizzell & Shelly West's 'In Session' (Viva Records, 1983) also included the following tracks:

'Wild Side of Life' (written by Arlie Carter and William Warren)
'It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels', which was written by Joseph Denton 'Jay' Miller (Friday 5 May 1922 - Saturday 23 March 1996)
'You're My Better Half' (written by Brent Maher and Randy Goodrum)
'Straight From The Heart' (written by Don Stalker and Steve Berg)
'You Still Do It For Me' (written by Dennis KnutsonEddie Burton and David Frizzell)
'Forever & Always', which was written by Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 - Saturday 19 July 1975) and Lessie Lyle
'Confidential' (written by Dorinda Morgan)
'I Just Fall in Love Again' (written by Gloria Sklerov, Harry Lloyd and Steve Dorff)
'Betcha Can't Cry Just One' (written by Dewayne Blackwell)

David Frizzell & Shelly West's 'In Session' (Viva Records, 1983) reached No.33 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1984.



In June 1984, David Frizzell saw the release of 'Solo' (Viva Records, 1984), which was produced by Tommy 'Snuff' Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 - Wednesday 16 December 2015) and Steve Dorff, and included three tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Who Dat (Messin' With That Woman of Mine)', which was written by Steve Dorff, Milton Brown Tommy 'Snuff' Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 - Wednesday 16 December 2015) (No.60, 1984)
'When We Get Back To The Farm' (written by Chris Waters, Michael Garvin and Tom Shapiro) (No.49, 1984)
'Country Music Love Affair' (written by Billy Ray Reynolds and Jim Hurt) (No.63, 1985)

David Frizzell's 'Solo' (Viva Records, 1984) also included the following tracks:

'One Who Got Away' (written by Rory Bourke, Charlie Black and Steve Bogard)
'Hard to Hit a MovingTarget' (written by David Frizzell)
'Katy Did & Dinah Might' (written by Don Cook, Michael Garvin and Paul Battle)
'Settin' The Night On Fire' (written by Billy Burnette and James Nolen)
'That Old Texas Two Step', which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002) and Ron Peterson
'Honest Man' (written by David Frizzell and Michael Blasucci)
'Still One Broken Heart' (written by Hugh Moffatt)

In 1984, David Frizzell saw the release of a non-album single, 'No Way Jose', which reached No.49 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1984.



In August 1984, David Frizzell & Shelly West saw the release of 'Golden Duets' (Viva Records, 1984), which was produced by Tommy 'Snuff' Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 - Wednesday 16 December 2015) and Steve Dorff, and included the following tracks:

'You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma' (written by Larry Collins and Sandy Pinkard) (No.1 for one week in April 1981)
'Texas State of Mind', which was written by Cliff Crofford (Thursday 12 December 1929 - Sunday 22 November 2009), John Durrill and Tommy 'Snuff' Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 - Wednesday 16 December 2015) (No.9, 1981)
'Husbands & Wives', which was written by Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 - Sunday 25 October 1992) (No.16, 1981)
'Another Honky Tonk Night On Broadway', which was written by Steve Dorff, Tommy 'Snuff' Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 - Wednesday 16 December 2015) and Milton Brown (No.8, 1982)
'I Just Came Here To Dance' (written by Ken Bell, Terry Skinner and Jerry L. Wallace) (No.4, 1982)
'Please Surrender', which was written by Cliff Crofford (Thursday 12 December 1929 - Sunday 22 November 2009), John Durrill and Tommy 'Snuff' Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 - Wednesday 16 December 2015) (No.43, 1982)
'Cajun Invitation', which was written by Steve Dorff, Milton Brown and Tommy 'Snuff' Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 - Wednesday 16 December 2015) (No.52, 1983)
'It's a Be Together Night' (written by John Schweers, Tommy Rocco and Charlie Black) (No.13, 1984) / this track was a new track
'Silent Partners' (written by Tommy Rocco, Kerry Chater and Austin Roberts) (No.20, 1984)
'Do Me Right' (written by Asie Payton) (No.60, 1985) / this track was a new track

David Frizzell & Shelly West's 'Golden Duets' (Viva Records, 1984) reached No.45 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1984.



In 1985, David Frizzell saw the release of a self-titled album, 'David Frizzell' (MCA Records, 1985), which was produced by Ron Chancey, and included the following tracks:

'Red Red Wine' (written by Neil Diamond)
'Jesse' (written by Janis Ian)
'Why You Been Gone So Long', which was written by Mickey Newbury (Sunday 19 May 1940 - Sunday 29 September 2002)
'Life Time Woman' (writteen by Orriel Smith)
'Oleander', which was written by Shel Silverstein (Thursday 25 September 1930 - Saturday 8 May 1999 / Sunday 9 May 1999)
'Goodbye', which was written by Larry Butler and Buddy Killen (Sunday 13 November 1932 - Wednesday 1 November 2006)
'Shake Hands With The Devil' (written by Kris Kristofferson)
'Mary in The Morning' (written by Johnny Cymbal and Michael Lendell)
'500 Times' (written by Allen Frizzell)
'Kicking Sand' (written by Dennis Knutson)



In 1986, David Frizzell saw the release of 'David Frizzell Sings Lefty's Greatest Hits' (Playback Records, 1986), which included the following tracks:

'Lefty's Star Will Always Shine' (written by David Frizzell)
'I Love You a Thousand Ways', which was written by Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 - Saturday 19 July 1975) and Jim Beck
'Always Late (With Your Kisses)', which was written by Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 - Saturday 19 July 1975) and Blackie Crafford
'I Want To Be With You Always', which was written by Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 - Saturday 19 July 1975) and Jim Beck
'Mom & Dad's Waltz', which was written by Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 - Saturday 19 July 1975)
'Long Black Veil', which was written by Marijohn Wilkin (Wednesday 14 July 1920 - Saturday 28 October 2006) and Danny Dill (Friday 19 September 1924 - Thursday 23 October 2008)
'Saginaw Michigan' (written by Bill Anderson and Don Wayne)
'She's Gone Gone Gone', which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002)
'Watermelon Time in Georgia', which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002)
'I Can't Get Over You To Save My Life', which was written by Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 - Saturday 19 July 1975) and Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer
'I Never Go Around Mirrors', which was written by Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 - Saturday 19 July 1975) and Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer
'That's The Way Love Goes', which was written by Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 - Saturday 19 July 1975) and Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer
'Yesterday Just Passed My Way Again', which was written by Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 - Saturday 19 July 1975) and Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer
'My Wishing Room', which was written by Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 - Saturday 19 July 1975)
'It Meant Goodbye To Me (When She Said Hello To Him)', which was written by Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 - Saturday 19 July 1975) and Abe Mulkey
'If You've Got The Money (I've Got The Time)', which was written by Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 - Saturday 19 July 1975) and Jim Beck

In 1986, David Frizzell saw the release of the non-album single, 'Celebrity', which reached No.71 on the Billboard country music singles chart.

In 1987, David Frizzell saw the release of the non-album single, 'Beautiful Body', which reached No.74 on the Billboard country music singles chart.



In March 1993, David Frizzell saw the release of 'My Life is Just a Bridge' (BFE Records, 1993), which included the following tracks:

'One That Got Away' (written by Billy Troy)
'My Life is Just a Bridge' (written by Dennis Knutson)
'Let Me Use Your Rolls Royce' (written by David Frizzell)
'Here I Go Again (Still Lovin' You)' (written by Rock Killough)
'I Go To Pieces', which was written by Del Shannon (Sunday 30 December 1934 - Thursday 8 February 1990)
'They'd Have To Hold My Arm Up' (written by Dennis Knutson)
'Forty & Some' (written by David Frizzell)
'Silent Understanding' (written by Tim Blixseth)
'I Should've Been Over You By Now' (written by David Frizzell)
'This Ol' Piano' (written by David Frizzell)
'Charlie Loves Hazel' (written by Rock Killough)



Corey Frizzell is David Frizzell's nephew, and a son of Allen Frizzell, and is an acclaimed portrait artist based in middle Tennessee.



David Frizzell
, Corey Frizzell & Allen Frizzell



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