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

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8887 Horton Highway,
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office: 615-368-7433
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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 2005, 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 Becky Hobbs, which she submitted to this site on Thursday 27 October 2005.

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



Becky Hobbs
This quote was submitted on Thursday 27 October 2005.

'Gene Watson is one of the best country music singers ever!



I challenge anyone with a heart to listen to 'Farewell Party' and not feel it'.


Thank you, Becky Hobbs, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Becky Hobbs...



Becky Hobbs was born and raised in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She started playing piano and writing songs when she was nine years old and has been performing ever since.

Becky Hobbs is also an accomplished songwriter and has had her songs recorded by Alabama, Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993), George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013), Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, Glen Campbell, John Anderson, Janie FrickeLacy J. Dalton, Moe Bandy, Shelly West and Ken Mellons.

Becky Hobbs' dreams took her to Los Angeles, via Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she wrote and performed for nine years.



Becky Hobbs first attracted critical attention from rock journalist Stann Findelle, who also wrote the liner notes on her debut MCA Records album, 'Becky Hobbs' (MCA Records, 1974), which included the following tracks:

'I'll Be Your Audience'
'I Don't Know Why (I love that guy)'
'Love Shortage'
'Paradise is in Your Mind'
'Just What I Need'
'Sorry to Bring Your New World Down'
'In The South'
'My Heart is Like Snow'
'Can't Stop Being Your Fool'
'Woman's Place'
'Chinatown'
'Whatcha Gonna Do About It'



In 1976, Becky Hobbs saw the release of the first of two albums which she recorded for Tattoo Records; 'From The Heartland' (Tattoo Records, 1976) included the following tracks:

'I'm in Love Again'
'Lonely Man, Lovely Man'
'Long Distance Love'
'Maybe I'm a Fool'
'No Friends Like Old Friends'
'One More Time'
'Sisters & Brothers'
'You Can Never Go Home'
'You Complicated My Life'
'You Wanna Be Loved'



In 1977, Becky Hobbs saw the release of the second of two albums which she recorded for Tattoo Records; 'Everyday' (Tattoo Records, 1977) included the following tracks:

'Everyday'
'Safe with Me'
'Someone to Watch Over Me'
'Let's Make Love'
'Gettin' to Me Again'
'That I Love You, You Love Me Too, Love Song'
'Love Enough'
'I Don't Know Why (I love that guy)'
'Best Thing I Can Do'
'All That I Am'



In 1979, Becky Hobbs saw the release of her self-titled album, 'Becky Hobbs' (RCA Records, 1979), which included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'The More I Get The More I Want' (No.95, 1979)
'I Can't Say Goodbye to You' (No.44, 1979)

Becky Hobbs' self-titled album, 'Becky Hobbs' (RCA Records, 1979), also included the following tracks:

'Let's Be Alive'
'I Don't Want to Love You'
'You Make It So Easy'
'I Will'
'Falling'
'Beauty's in the Eyes of the Beholder'
'This Must Be What Love is All About'
'You're The Song in My Life'

Becky Hobbs' self-titled album, 'Becky Hobbs' (RCA Records, 1979), was released by RCA Records in Japan.



In 1981, Becky Hobbs headed for Nashville and recorded with Moe Bandy.



Charly McClain recorded Becky Hobbs' 'I'd Rather Give it away to a Stranger (than throw it away on you)' (co-written with Candice Parton) and included the track on 'Too Good to Hurry' (Epic Records, 1982).



In 1983, Beck Hobbs & Moe Bandy recorded 'Let's Get Over Them Together', which was written by acclaimed song-writers Keith Stegall and Charlie Craig (1938 - Friday 1 July 2011); the track, which was included on Moe Bandy's 'Devoted to Your Memory' (Columbia Records, 1983), reached No.10 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1983.



John Anderson recorded Becky Hobbs' 'Look What Followed Me Home' (co-written with Mark Sherrill) and included the track on 'All The People Are Talking' (Warner Bros. Records, 1983).

George Jones: 'Ladies' Choice' (Epic Records, 1984)

George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) recorded Becky Hobbs' 'We Sure Make Good Love' (co-written with Mark Sherrill) and included the track on 'Ladies' Choice' (Epic Records, 1984).



Alabama recorded Becky Hobbs' 'I Want to Know You Before We Make Love' (co-written with Candy Parton) and included the track on 'Forty Hour Week' (RCA Records, 1985).



Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993) recorded Becky Hobbs' 'I Want to Know You Before We Make Love' (co-written with Candy Parton) and included the track on 'Borderline' (MCA Records, 1987); the track reached No.2 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1987.



Glen Campbell recorded Becky Hobbs' 'You Are' (co-written with Don London) and included the track on 'Still Within The Sound of My Voice' (MCA Records, 1987); the track was a duet with Emmylou Harris.



In 1988, Becky Hobbs saw the release of her critically acclaimed album, 'All Keyed Up' (MTM Records, 1988), which was released on Mary Tyler Moore's MTM Records.

Becky Hobbs' 'All Keyed Up' (MTM Records, 1988) included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music hit singles:

'Jones on the Jukebox'
(No.31, 1988)
'They Always Look Better When They're Leaving' (No.43, 1988)
'Are There Any More Like You (where you came from)' (No.53, 1988)

Becky Hobbs' 'All Keyed Up' (MTM Records, 1988) also included the following tracks:

'Mama was a Working Man'
'She Broke Her Promise'
'Cowgirl's Heart'
'I'm a Gonna Get to You'
'All Keyed Up'
'Woman Needs'
'Old Flame Burns Blue'

In 1989, Becky Hobbs' 'All Keyed Up' (MTM Records, 1988) was re-issued by RCA Records and included the bonus track 'Do You Feel The Same Way Too?', which reached No.39 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1989.

In 1991, Becky Hobbs saw the release, on Curb Records, of the non-album single, 'Talk Back Tremblin' Lips', which was written by John D. Loudermilk (Saturday 31 March 1934 - Wednesday 21 September 2016); the track did not chart on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart.


The video for Becky Hobbs' 'Talk Back Tremblin' Lips', on Curb Records, reached No.6 on Country Music Television (CMT).



Alabama recorded Becky Hobbs' 'Angels Among Us' (co-written with Don Goodman) and included the track on 'Cheap Seats' (RCA Records, 1993); the track reached No.28 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1993.



In June 1994, Becky Hobbs saw the release of 'The Boots I Came to Town In' (Intersound Records, 1994), which included two tracks which were released as singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Mama's Green Eyes (& Daddy's Wild Hair)' / this track, which was released as a single in 1994, did not chart
'Pale Moon' / this track, which was released as a single in 1994, did not chart

Becky Hobbs' 'The Boots I Came to Town In' (Intersound Records, 1994), which included two tracks which were released as singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'I Can't Fight This Feeling'
'Yesterday Tonight'
'Gonna Rock You Baby'
'That's The Way I Feel About You'
'Do It Right Now'
'Don't Call Me'
'The Boots I Came to Town In'
'Angels Among Us'
'I Don't Dance With Strangers'
'Joanna'

In 1994, Becky Hobbs was named Cashbox Magazine's 'Independent Country Music Female Artist of the Year'.

In 1996, Becky Hobbs married Duane Sciacqua, a talented guitarist, producer and songwriter.  Duane Sciacqua played guitar with Glenn Frey (6 November 1948 - 19 January 2016), of The Eagles, and has also played with Paul McCartney and Joe Walsh, among others.



In 1996, Becky Hobbs saw the release of 'Hottest Ex in Texas' (Beckaroo Records, 1996), which included the following tracks:

'Hottest Ex in Texas' (No.37, 1985)
'I Can’t Say Goodbye to You'
'Oklahoma Heart' (No.46, 1984)
'Pardon Me (haven't we loved somewhere before)'
'Ready For The Rodeo'
'Rockin' at the Rendezvous'
'Talk Back Trembling Lips' (written by John D. Loudermilk)
'Wheels in Emotion' (No.77, 1984)
'Woman Enough to Forgive You'
'You Made Me This Way'



In June 1998, Becky Hobbs saw the release of 'From Oklahoma with Love' (Beckaroo Records, 1998), which was produced by Duane Sciacqua and included the following tracks:

'From Oklahoma with Love'
'Dance All Our Troubles Away'
'Trust The Night'
'Country Girls'
'Yellow Pages Under Blue'
'Don't Cry For Me (when I'm gone)'
'Honky Tonk Saturday Night' (No.84, 1981)
'God's Gift to this Woman'
'Rocking & Rolling & Raising Hell'
'Running on Dreams'
'Don't Know When I'll Love Again Like This'
'What Did I Do (to deserve all this)'



In December 2004, Becky Hobbs saw the release of 'Songs from The Road of Life' (Beckaroo Records, 2004), which included the following tracks:

'Woman Gettin' Older'
'Another Man in Black'
'Time Stands Still'
'No More War'
'Vienna'
'What Are You Doin' in My Dreams'
'Girls Night In'
'Let There Be Peace'
'Live Until You Die'
'Mama Saw Paris'
'Heart'
'Kiss My Ashes'



In May 2006, Becky Hobbs saw the release of 'Best of The Beckaroo, Part 1' (Beckaroo Records, 2006), which included the following tracks:

'Jones on the Jukebox'
(No.31, 1988)
'Are There Anymore Like You (where you came from)' (No.53, 1988)
'Cowgirl's Heart'
'She Broke Her Promise'
'Mama was a Working Man'
'They Always Look Better When They're Leaving' (No.43, 1988)
'Angels Amoung Us'
'The Boots I Came to Town In'
'Mama's Green Eyes & Daddy's Wild Hair'
'Pale Moon'
'I Don't Dance with Strangers'
'Talk Back Tremblin' Lips' (written by John D. Loudermilk)
'Don't Cry For Me (when I'm gone)'
'Honky Tonk Saturday Night' (No.84, 1981)
'Yellow Pages Under Blue'
'Devil May Care'
'I Can't Say Goodbye to You' (No.44, 1984)
'Oklahoma Heart' (No.46, 1984)
'Pardon Me (haven't we loved somewhere before)'
'Hottest Ex in Texas' (No.37, 1985)



Liz Talley recorded Becky Hobbs' 'One Man's Angel' and included the track on 'More Than Satisfied' (Diamond Music Group, 2009); Becky Hobbs also wrote the liner notes for the album.



Liz Talley recorded Becky Hobbs' 'Reading Mama's Bible' and included the track on 'More Than Satisfied' (Diamond Music Group, 2009); Becky Hobbs also wrote the liner notes for the album.



On Tuesday 14 July 2015, Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame announced its next class of Inductees at a press conference held at 10:00am.  The Muskogee Civic Centre hosted an induction and concert on Friday 16 October 2015, when all inductees appearred at the event.

Jim Blair, Executive Director for The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, released the names of the Fall 2015 inductees to members of the media and local officials at the press conference on Tuesday 14 July 2015.



The class of inductees in 2015 were Restless Heart, Becky Hobbs, Tim DuBois, Scott Hendricks and Smiley Weaver.

The induction ceremony and concert returned to Muskogee after being hosted in Tulsa at The Mabee Centre and Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa and Freeland Center in Bristow.

Becky Hobbs and Restless Heart performed at the induction.

Tim DuBois, Scott Hendricks and Smiley Weaver appearred as part of their induction presentation.

'The common thread with this group of inductees was country music.  Tim, Scott and Becky are all being honoured as recipients of the 'Mae Axton Boren Songwriting Award' and Smiley as recipient of the 'Eldon Shamblin Sideman Award'.  Additionally, Tim and Scott were very instrumental in the formation and success of Restless Heart', stated Jim Blair, Executive Director for Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

Becky Hobbs shares her gift of music by playing as many charity events as she can and by performing at country music festivals throughout the world.

• Visit Becky Hobbs' Official Site at beckyhobbs.com

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