• The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson: 'Real Country Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)

  • 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

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson at The Opry in Nashville

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

Management


Lytle Management Group
P.O. Box 128228
Nashville, TN 37212
Contact Sarah Brosmer
Telephone 615-770-2688

Bookings



Battle Artist Agency
8887 Horton Highway,
College Grove, TN
Contact Rob Battle
office: 615-368-7433
mobile: 615-957-3444

Webster PR



Webster Public Relations
, PO Box 23015, Nashville, TN 37202

Contact Scott Adkins
Telephone 615-777-6995



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 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' (No.67, 1970)
'I Just Can't Help Believing' (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 included four tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Texas State of Mind' (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' (No.16, 1981)
'Lefty' (No.45, 1981) / this track featured guest vocals from Merle Haggard

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

'Carryin' on The Family Names'
'Darling, Will You Marry Me Again'
'Yours for The Asking'
'Three Blind Hearts'
'Love & Only Love'
'We're Lovin' on Borrowed Time'

David Frizzell & Shelly West's 'Carryin' on The Family Names' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981), which was produced by Tommy 'Snuff' Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 - Wednesday 16 December 2015), reached No.6 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1981.



David Frizzell & Shelley West's 'You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma' (No.1 for one week in April 1981) was included on the soundtrack of Clint Eastwood's 1981 movie 'Any Which Way You Can', a soundtrack 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 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 J.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'
'Two Sides'
'Just Before Dawn'
'Three Act Play'
'Being a Man, Being a Woman'
'Our Day Will Come'
'Dark Side of The Moon'
'Breaking Up a Good Thing'

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 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'
'Maybe There's Love After You After All'
'Lone Star Lonesome'
'I Wish That I Could Hurt That Way Again'
'She's Up to All Her Old Tricks Again'
'Sweet Sweet Sin'
'Single & Alone'
'Let's Have a Party'

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 included two tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Please Surrender' (No.43, 1982)
'Cajun Invitation' (No.52, 1983)

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

'Wrapped Around Your Finger'
'My Best to You'
'When You Wish Upon a Star'
'Missing You All By Myself'
'You'll Always Be Special to Me'
'Another Dawn Breaking Over Georgia'
'Lovin' Naturally'
'Jukebox Serenade'

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 included three tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Where Are You Spending Your Nights These Days' (No.10, 1983)
'A Million Light Beers Ago' (No.39, 1983)
'Black & White' (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'
'All The Kings Memories'
'Survivor'
'She Wanted Me'
'We're Back in Love Again'
'She Wants You to Love Her'
'We Won't Be Hearing Always Late Anymore'

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 included two tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Pleasure Island' (No.71, 1983)
'Silent Partners' (No.20, 1984)

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

'Wild Side of Life'
'It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels'
'You're My Better Half'
'Straight From The Heart'
'You Still Do It For Me'
'Forever & Always'
'Confidential'
'I Just Fall in Love Again'
'Betcha Can't Cry Just One'

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 included three tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Who Dat (Messin' with That Woman of Mine)' (No.60, 1984)
'When We Get Back To The Farm' (No.49, 1984)
'Country Music Love Affair' (No.63, 1985)

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

'One Who Got Away'
'Hard to Hit a MovingTarget'
'Katy Did & Dinah Might'
'Settin' The Night on Fire'
'That Old Texas Two Step'
'Honest Man'
'Still One Broken Heart'

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 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' (No.9, 1981)
'Husbands & Wives' (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 J.L. Wallace) (No.4, 1982)
'Please Surrender' (No.43, 1982)
'Cajun Invitation' (No.52, 1983)
'It's a Be Together Night' (No.13, 1984) / this track was a new track
'Silent Partners' (No.20, 1984)
'Do Me Right' (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 included the following tracks:

'Red Red Wine'
'Jesse'
'Why You Been Gone So Long'
'Life Time Woman'
'Oleander'
'Goodbye'
'Shake Hands with The Devil'
'Mary in the Morning'
'500 Times'
'Kicking Sand'



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'
'I Love You a Thousand Ways'
'Always Late (with your kisses)'
'I Want to be with You Always'
'Mom & Dad's Waltz'
'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)
'She's Gone Gone Gone'
'Watermelon Time in Georgia'
'I Can't Get Over You to Save My Life
'I Never Go Around Mirrors'
'That's The Way Love Goes'
'Yesterday Just Passed My Way Again'
'My Wishing Room'
'It Meant Goodbye to Me (when she said hello to him)'
'If You've Got The Money (I've got the time)'



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'
'My Life is Just a Bridge'
'Let Me Use Your Rolls Royce'
'Here I Go Again (still lovin' you)'
'I Go to Pieces'
'They'd Have to Hold My Arm Up'
'Forty & Some'
'Silent Understanding'
'I Should've Been Over You By Now'
'This Ol' Piano'
'Charlie Loves Hazel'



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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