• The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

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

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  • 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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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 & words.

It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Doug Supernaw, which he submitted to this site on Wednesday 30 November 2005.

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



Doug Supernaw
This quote was submitted on Wednesday 30 November 2005.

'Gene Watson, to me, epitomises everything great and everything sad about country music.  Being, undoubtedly, one of the purest country singers ever, I believe that he would rather be in an auto shop singing for his buddies, rather than playing the politics of the music business.

Houston, Texas and surrounding areas have been the most competitive country music market for years, and I don't think that you would find anyone down here in the business who has not been influenced by the wonderful gentleman.

I have the same sad disease as Gene, in that I sing because I have to, not to be on 'You Can Be a Star'.  The music and honky tonks, regardless of who thinks what about them, are very therapeutic to a bunch of our breed, and Gene can bring you to your knees on any sawdust dance floor.

Thanks to you, Sean, for keeping his music alive'.

Thank you, Doug Supernaw, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Doug Supernaw...



Doug Supernaw was born Douglas Anderson Supernaw in Bryan, Texas on Monday 26 September 1960 and is an artist who was heavily influenced by Gene Watson, Keith Whitley (Thursday 1 July 1954 - Tuesday 9 May 1989) and George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013).

Doug Supernaw later attended college on a golfing scholarship; after dropping out of college in 1979, Doug Supernaw briefly worked on an oil rig before serving as a musician in local bands.

Doug Supernaw

In 1987, Doug Supernaw moved to Nashville, where he found work as a session songwriter.  After four years in Nashville, however, Doug Supernaw moved back to Texas in 1991, where he founded a band called Texas Steel.

An A&R executive for RCA Records discovered Doug Supernaw and signed him to the label's BNA Entertainment (BNA Records) division in 1993.



On Tuesday 27 April 1993, Doug Supernaw saw the release of his debut album, 'Red & Rio Grande' (BNA Records, 1993), which was produced by Richard Landis, and included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:


Official Video for Doug Supernaw's 'Honky Tonkin' Fool'

'Honky Tonkin' Fool' (written by Aaron Barker) (No.50, 1993)

'Reno' (written by Tim Buckley, Doug Supernaw, Joe Deleon, Kenny King, Allen Huff, Justin White and Don Crider) (No.4, 1993)


Official Video for Doug Supernaw's 'I Don't Call him Daddy'

'I Don't Call Him Daddy', which was written by Reed Nielsen (
1950 - Saturday 15 November 2014) (No.1 for one week in December 1993)

'Red & Rio Grande' (written by Lonnie Atkinson and Doug Supernaw) (No.23, 1994)

Doug Supernaw's debut album, 'Red & Rio Grande' (BNA Records, 1993), also included the following tracks:

'Perfect Picture to Fit My Frame of Mind' (written by Bob McDill and Bucky Jones)
'Five Generations of Rock County Wilson' (written by John Scott Sherrill)
'You're Gonna Bring Back Cheatin' Songs' (written by Chris Waters and Tom Shapiro)
'I Would Have Loved You All Night' (written by Glenn Martin)
'Daddy's Girl' (written by Rick Robertson and Doug Supernaw)
'Carousel' (written by Doug Supernaw)

Personnel involved in the recording of Doug Supernaw's debut album, 'Red & Rio Grande' (BNA Records, 1993), included the following:

Steve Gibson, Larry Byrom and Billy Joe Walker Junior (Friday 29 February 1952 - Tuesday 25 July 2017)
Sonny Garrish (steel guitar)
David Hungate (bass)
Eddie Bayers (drums)
Glen Duncan (fiddle)
Carl Marsh and Mitch Humphries (piano, keyboards)
Michael Black, Harry Stinson, Mervyn Warren, Chris Willis, Dennis Wilson and Curtis Young (vocal backing)

Doug Supernaw's debut album, 'Red & Rio Grande' (BNA Records, 1993), which was recorded, in 1992, at The Music Mill in Nashville and Sound Stage Studio in Nashville, reached No.27 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1992.



Kenny Rogers recorded 'I Don't Call Him Daddy', which was written by Reed Nielsen (1950 - Saturday 15 November 2014) and included the track on 'I Prefer The Moonlight' (RCA Nashville Records, 1987); the track reached No.86 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1987.

Doug Supernaw's debut album, 'Red & Rio Grande' (BNA Records, 1993), achieved 'Gold' certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in the United States.

A series of injuries nearly ended Doug Supernaw's career following the release of his first album, 'Red & Rio Grande' (BNA Records, 1993).  After recovering from a broken neck suffered while surfing, Doug Supernaw was involved in a head-on car collision.

Finally, Doug Supernaw was hospitalised after a nearly-fatal case of food poisoning.

Once he had recovered from the food poisoning, Doug Supernaw recorded his second album for BNA Records.



On Tuesday 13 September 1994, Doug Supernaw saw the release of his second album, 'Deep Thoughts From a Shallow Mind' (BNA Records, 1994), which included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'State Fair' (written by Mickey Cates) (No.55, 1994)
'You Never Even Called Me By My Name', which was written by Steve Goodman (Sunday 25 July 1948 - Thursday 20 September 1984) and John Prine (No.60, 1994) / this track featured guest vocals from David Allan Coe, Charley Pride, Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) and Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016)
'What'll You Do about Me', which was written by Dennis Linde (Thursday 18 March 1943 - Friday 22 December 2006) (No.16, 1995)



David Allan Coe recorded 'You Never Even Called Me By My Name', which was written by Steve Goodman (Sunday 25 July 1948 - Thursday 20 September 1984) and John Prine, and included the track on 'Once Upon a Rhyme' (Columbia Records, 1975); the track reached No.8 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1975.

In 1984, Steve Earle recorded 'What'll You Do about Me', which was written by Dennis Linde (Thursday 18 March 1943 - Friday 22 December 2006), and saw the track released as a non-album track, in 1984, when it reached No.76 on the Billboard country music singles chart.



The Forrester Sisters recorded 'What'll You Do about Me', which was written by Dennis Linde (Thursday 18 March 1943 - Friday 22 December 2006), and included the track on 'I Got a Date' (Warner Bros. Records, 1992); the track reached No.74 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1992.

Doug Supernaw's second album for BNA Records, 'Deep Thoughts From a Shallow Mind' (BNA Records, 1994), also included the following tracks:

'Here's to Lying' (written by Doug Supernaw, Justin White, Allen Huff, Don Crider and Kenny King)
'Twistin' Tops' (written by Doug Supernaw and Rick Robertson)
'Mesquite Cowboy Mind' (written by Doug Supernaw and Justin White)
'He Went to Paris' (written by Jimmy Buffett)
'Shut 'er Down' (written by Doug Supernaw and Justin White)
'After The Storm' (written by Doug Supernaw, Allen Huff and Justin White)
'Wishin' Her Well' (written by Doug Supernaw and Justin White)

Personnel involved in the recording of Doug Supernaw's second album for BNA Records, 'Deep Thoughts From a Shallow Mind' (BNA Records, 1994), included the following:

Doug Supernaw (lead vocals and background vocals)
Eddie Bayers (drums)
Larry Byrom (acoustic guitar)
Glen Duncan (fiddle)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Carl Marsh (keyboards)
Steve Nathan (organ, synthesizer)
Matt Rollings (piano)
Billy Joe Walker Junior (Friday 29 February 1952 - Tuesday 25 July 2017) (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Michael Black, Dennis Wilson and Curtis Young (background vocals)

Shortly after the release of his second album for BNA Records, 'Deep Thoughts From a Shallow Mind' (BNA Records, 1994), Doug Supernaw exited BNA's roster.



In 1995, Doug Supernaw signed a recording contract with Giant Records and saw the release, on Tuesday 24 October 1995, of his third major label album, 'You Still Got Me' (Giant Records, 1995), which included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Not Enough Hours in The Night', which was written by Aaron Barker, Kim Williams (Saturday 28 June 1947 - Thursday 11 February 2016) and Ron Harbin (No.3, 1995)
'She Never Looks Back', which was written by Jim Lauderdale and Frank Dycus (Tuesday 5 December 1939 - Friday 23 November 2012) (No.51, 1996)
'You Still Got Me' (written by Doug Supernaw and Kenny King) (No.53, 1996)

Doug Supernaw's third major label album, 'You Still Got Me' (Giant Records, 1995) also included the following tracks:

'Country Conscience' (written by Roger Murrah, Keith Stegall and Michael White)
'Daddy Made The Dollars (Mamma made the sense)' (written by Gene Robbins, Bobby Taylor and John Ramey)
'Roots & Wings' (written by Skip Ewing and Bill Anderson)
'We're All Here' (written by Doug Supernaw, Kenny King, Allen Huff, Justin White IV and Don Crider)
'A Fire in The Rain' (written by Rick Giles and Amanda Hunt Taylor)
'Time Off From Good Behaviour' (written by Roger Springer, Tony Martin and Reese Wilson)
'The Note', which was written by Buck Moore (Wednesday 3 January 1934 - Tuesday 10 September 2013) and Michelle Ray
'What in The World' (written by Doug Supernaw, Kenny King, Allen Huff, Don Crider, Justin White, Joe DeLeon and Tim Buckley)



James Bonamy recorded 'Roots & Wings' (written by Skip Ewing and Bill Anderson) and included the track on 'Roots & Wings' (Epic Records, 1997).



Gene Watson recorded 'The Note', which was written by Buck Moore (Wednesday 3 January 1934 - Tuesday 10 September 2013) and Michelle Ray, and included the track on 'Memories to Burn' (Epic Records, 1985).

Gene Watson: 'Memories to Burn & Starting New Memories' (Hux Records, 2011)

On Monday 9 May 2011 (United Kingdom & Ireland) and Tuesday 17 May 2011 (worldwide), Hux Records released Gene Watson's 'Memories to Burn' (Epic Records, 1985) and 'Starting New Memories' (Epic Records, 1986) as a special '2-on-1' CD set (HUX124).



Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998) recorded 'The Note', which was written by Buck Moore (Wednesday 3 January 1934 - Tuesday 10 September 2013) and Michelle Ray, and included the track on 'Next to You' (Epic Records, 1989).



Daryle Singletary recorded 'The Note', which was written by Buck Moore (Wednesday 3 January 1934 - Tuesday 10 September 2013) and Michelle Ray, and included the track on 'Ain't it the Truth' (Giant Records, 1998).

Personnel involved in the recording of Doug Supernaw's third major label album, 'You Still Got Me' (Giant Records, 1995), included the following:

Paul Leim (drums)
Brent Mason and Dann Huff (electric guitar)
Billy Joe Walker Junior (Friday 29 February 1952 - Tuesday 25 July 2017) and Skip Ewing (acoustic guitar)
Mitch Humphries and Hargus 'Pig' Robbins (piano)
Carl Marsh (electric keyboard)
Glenn Worf and David Hungate (bass guitar)
Paul Franklin and Sonny Garrish (steel guitar)
Stuart Duncan and Glen Duncan (fiddle)
Terry McMillan (Monday 12 October 1953 - Friday 2 February 2007) (percussion)
Doug Supernaw, Curtis Young and Curtis Wright (background vocals)
Nashville String Machine (strings)

Although its first single, 'Not Enough Hours in the Night', reached a peak of No.3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart, neither of the other singles released from Doug Supernaw's third major label album, 'You Still Got Me' (Giant Records, 1995), reached the Billboard country music Top 40.

As a consequence, Doug Supernaw left Giant Records not long afterward.



On Monday 19 August 1996, The Beach Boys saw the release of 'Stars & Stripes, Volume 1' (River North Records, 1996), their twenty-eighth studio album, which was produced by Joe Thomas and Brian Wilson, and was a collaborative album with various country music artists.

Despite its 'Volume 1' sub-title, the album was The Beach Boys' only venture into the genre of country music / pop music and was the last studio album to feature founding member Carl Wilson (Saturday 21 December 1946 - Friday 6 February 1998).

Doug Supernaw's contribution to The Beach Boys' twenty-eighth studio album, 'Stars & Stripes, Volume 1' (River North Records, 1996), was 'Long Tall Texan', which was written by Henry Strzelecki (Tuesday 8 August 1939 - Monday 29 December 2014), and which reached No.69 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1996.



On Tuesday 18 November 1997, Doug Supernaw saw the release of his first compilation album, 'The Encore Collection' (Sony BMG Special Products, 1997), which included the following tracks:

'Honky Tonkin' Fool' (written by Aaron Barker) (No.50, 1993)
'You Never Even Called Me By My Name', which was written by Steve Goodman (Sunday 25 July 1948 - Thursday 20 September 1984) and John Prine (No.60, 1994) / this track featured guest vocals from David Allan Coe, Charley Pride, Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) and Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016)
'Reno' (written by Tim Buckley, Doug Supernaw, Joe Deleon, Kenny King, Allen Huff, Justin White and Don Crider) (No.4, 1993)
'You're Gonna Bring Back Cheatin' Songs' (written by Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters)
'Red & Rio Grande' (written by Lonnie Atkinson and Doug Supernaw) (No.23, 1994)
'What'll You Do about Me', which was written by Dennis Linde (Thursday 18 March 1943 - Friday 22 December 2006) (No.16, 1995)
'I Don't Call Him Daddy', which was written by Reed Nielsen (1950 - Saturday 15 November 2014) (No.1 for one week in December 1993)
'I Would Have Loved You All Night Long' (written by Glenn Martin)
'After The Storm' (written by Doug Supernaw, Allen Huff and Justin White)
'Here's to Lying' (written by Doug Supernaw, Justin White, Allen Huff, Don Crider and Kenny King)



In 1999, Doug Supernaw's third and final recording contract was signed with the small, independent Tack Records label, where he saw the release, on Tuesday 31 August 1999, of 'Fadin' Renegade' (Tack Records, 1999).

Two tracks were released from Doug Supernaw's 'Fadin' Renegade' (Tack Records, 1999) as singles, 'Fadin' Renegade' and '21-17', but both failed to enter the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart, although the latter song's music video gained popularity on Country Music Television (CMT) and Great American Country (GAC).

One of the tracks included on Doug Supernaw's 'Fadin' Renegade' (Tack Records, 1999) was 'Nothing Sure Looked Good on You' (written by Jim Rushing).



Gene Watson recorded 'Nothing Sure Looked Good on You' (written by Jim Rushing) and included the track on 'Should I Come Home' (Capitol Records, 1979); the track reached No.4 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1980.

Gene Watson: 'Should I Come Home & Reflections' (Hux Records, 2009)

On Monday 26 January 2009Hux Records released Gene Watson's 'Should I Come Home' (Capitol Records, 1979) and 'Reflections' (Capitol Records, 1978) as a special '2-on-1' CD set (HUX101).

Doug Supernaw: 'Greatest Hits' (B&G Records, 2017)

B&G Music Press Release, 2017
'After an almost twenty year hiatus, Doug Supernaw returned to the country music scene with a new release of re-recorded 'Greatest Hits' (B&G Records, 2017), a release which included two new songs.

The new arrangement of 'Reno' (written by Tim Buckley, Doug Supernaw, Joe Deleon, Kenny King, Allen Huff, Justin White and Don Crider) has a soulful feel to an old favourite, while 'I Don’t Call Him Daddy', which was written by Reed Nielsen (1950 - Saturday 15 November 2014), reminds us of the struggles, and heartache, of parents and children of divorce.

In January 2017, Doug Supernaw returned to the studio to record all of the songs on 'Greatest Hits' (B&G Records, 2017), including two of many which he penned during his break.

'Here’s My Heart' (written by Doug Supernaw) is about a man that has been through the worst parts of love, only to finally find 'the one', while 'The Company I Keep' (written by Doug Supernaw) is reflective of days gone by of traditional country artists.

Proving that he is a survivor, Doug Supernaw's trials and tribulations have only served to strengthen him, and rekindle that desire to put out quality country music and perform for his adoring fans.

Doug Supernaw's Billboard top 40 hit singles include 'I Don’t Call Him Daddy' (No.1 for one week in December 1993), 'Not Enough Hours in The Night' (No.3, 1995), 'Reno' (No.4, 1993), 'What’ll You Do About Me' (No.16, 1995), and 'Red & Rio Grande' (No.23, 1994), all of which are on 'Greatest Hits' (B&G Records, 2017).

In addition to those hit singles, Doug Supernaw's fans are sure to love 'Long Tall Texan', 'Fadin’ Renegade', 'She Never Looks Back' and 'State Fair'.

Released on B&G Records, 'Doug Supernaw - Greatest Hits' (B&G Records, 2017) is sure to re-introduce Doug’s fans, and introduce new ones'.

Doug Supernaw's 'Greatest Hits' (B&G Records, 2017) included the following tracks:

'The Company I Keep' (written by Doug Supernaw) / this track was a new recording
'I Don’t Call Him Daddy', which was written by Reed Nielsen (1950 - Saturday 15 November 2014) / the original version of this track was No.1 for one week in December 1993
'Long Tall Texan', which was written by Henry Strzelecki (Tuesday 8 August 1939 - Monday 29 December 2014) / this track was previously included on The Beach Boys' 'Stars & Stripes, Volume 1' (River North Records, 1996)
'Red & Rio Grande' (written by Lonnie Atkinson and Doug Supernaw) / the original version of this track reached No.23 in 1994
'Reno' (written by Tim Buckley, Doug Supernaw, Joe Deleon, Kenny King, Allen Huff, Justin White and Don Crider) / the original version of this track reached No.4 in 1993
'What’ll You Do About Me', which was written by Dennis Linde (Thursday 18 March 1943 - Friday 22 December 2006) / the original version of this track reached No.16 in 1995
'Here’s My Heart' (written by Doug Supernaw) / this track was a new recording
'State Fair' (written by Mickey Cates) / the original version of this track reached No.55 in 1994
'Not Enough Hours in The Night', which was written by Aaron Barker, Kim Williams (Saturday 28 June 1947 - Thursday 11 February 2016) and Ron Harbin / the original version of this track reached No.3 in 1995
'Fadin’ Renegade' (written by Sam Cooke) / the original version of this track was released as a single in 1999, but it failed to chart
'She Never Looks Back', which was written by Jim Lauderdale and Frank Dycus (Tuesday 5 December 1939 - Friday 23 November 2012) / the original version of this track reached No.51 in 1996

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