• 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 2006, 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 John Jorgenson, which he submitted to this site on Friday 30 June 2006.

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



John Jorgenson
This quote was submitted on Friday 30 June 2006.

'I am happy to contribute a quote for your site.



Gene Watson's 'Back in The Fire' was one of my first experiences as an A-team session player in Nashville.



I was brought in by Paul Worley, who had produced The Desert Rose Band (Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen), and I was a little nervous to not only be the new guy, but the youngest and one from California as opposed to Nashville.

Gene was wonderful to work with and made me feel very comfortable.  I was also amazed at how incredibly well he sang during the tracking sessions - his tracking vocals were better than most singer's final vocals.

I was inspired by his singing to play as well as possible and, looking back, I couldn't have asked for a better introduction into the world of Nashville sessions than to work with a master like Gene Watson'.

Thank you, John Jorgenson, for your support of Gene Watson.

About John Jorgenson...



John Jorgenson, who is from southern California, is a three-time winner of the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Award for 'Guitarist of the Year'.

In 1986, John Jorgenson joined forces with Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen to form The Desert Rose Band, a truly traditional country-rock outfit, along with Bill Bryson, Steve Duncan and Jay Dee Maness.  The Desert Rose Band enjoyed immediate success as a result of John Jorgenson's power-driven 12-string guitar.

The genesis of The Desert Rose Band began when both Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen were asked by fellow country rock aficionado and Manassas fan Dan Fogelberg (Monday 13 August 1951 - Sunday 16 December 2007) to record with him in the studio and accompany him on his 'High Country Snows' tour in 1985.

Dan Fogelberg's 'High Country Snows' (Full Moon Records / Epic Records, 1985) was released in 1985 and reached No.30 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart the same year.

Dan Fogelberg's 'High Country Snows' (Full Moon Records / Epic Records, 1985) included the following tracks:

'Down The Road', which was written by Lester Flatt (Friday 19 June 1914 - Friday 11 May 1979) and Earl Scruggs (Sunday 6 January 1924 - Wednesday 28 March 2012)
'Mountain Pass' (written by Dan Fogelberg)
'Sutter's Mill (written by Dan Fogelberg)
'Wolf Creek (written by Dan Fogelberg)
'High Country Snows (written by Dan Fogelberg)
'The Outlaw' (written by Jay Bolotin)
'Shallow Rivers (written by Dan Fogelberg)
'Go Down Easy' (written by Joe Bolotin)
'Wandering Shepherd (written by Dan Fogelberg)
'Think of What You've Done', which was written by Carter Stanley (Thursday 27 August 1925 - Thursday 1 December 1966)
'The Higher You Climb' (written by Dan Fogelberg)

Personnel involved in the recording of Dan Fogelberg's 'High Country Snows' (Full Moon Records / Epic Records, 1985) included the following:

Dan Fogelberg (Monday 13 August 1951 - Sunday 16 December 2007) (synthesizer, acoustic guitar, guitar, piano, electric guitar, keyboard, vocals, handclapping)
Anita Ball, Dianne Davidson and Tracy Nelson (background vocals)
David Briggs (piano)
Jim Buchanan (fiddle, violin)
Jerry Douglas (dobro, guitar, vocals)
Vince Gill (guitar, high tenor vocals)
Emory Gordy Junior (bass)
David Grisman (mandolin, mandola)
Michael Hanna (synthesizer, keyboard)
Chris Hillman (mandolin, vocals)
Russ Kunkel (drums, tambourine, handclapping)
Charlie McCoy (harmonica)
Dan Murakami (handclapping)
Herb Pedersen (banjo, bass vocals, vocals, tenor vocals)
Al Perkins (pedal steel, steel guitar)
Ricky Skaggs (violin, vocals, harmony vocals)
Doc Watson (Saturday 3 March 1923 - Tuesday 29 May 2012) (acoustic guitar, guitar)

When Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen returned to Los Angeles, Chris Hillman enlisted Bill Bryson to play bass and multi-instrumentalist John Jorgenson to play guitar.

Bill Bryson was a veteran of such great bands as The Bluegrass Cardinals and Country Gazette, while John Jorgenson had played the same Disneyland bluegrass circuit as a much younger Chris Hillman had done nearly twenty-five years earlier.

Content as an acoustic band, Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen discovered how good they sounded 'plugged in' and brought on board steel guitarist Jay Dee Maness, a veteran of 'The Sweetheart Sessions', along with former Rick Nelson and Stone Canyon Band drummer Steve Duncan.



Between 1987 and the end of 1993, The Desert Rose Band recorded seven albums and scored a string of sixteen Billboard top country hit singles, the majority of them riding high in the Billboard Top 10 country music singles chart.  The Desert Rose Band also garnered a number of awards from both the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and the Country Music Association (CMA).

Among these awards were the following:

Academy of Country Music
Touring Band of the Year: 1988, 1989 and 1990
Nominee, Best Vocal Group Award: 1989 and 1990

Country Music Association
Horizon Award: 1989
Vocal Group of the Year: 1990

Amidst those strong vocals, fine harmonies and excellent instrumentation were two things which made The Desert Rose Band so special.  The songs themselves, which addressed current issues in our culture.  Not only were the songs written by Chris Hillman and full of honesty and sometimes wit, they were also sung by a confident singer who not only had found his own voice after so many bands, but who sang with power, grace and conviction in what he had written.



On Tuesday 2 June 1987, The Desert Rose Band saw the release of their first studio album, 'The Desert Rose Band' (MCA Records / Curb Records, 1987), which included four tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Ashes of Love', which was written by Jack Anglin (Saturday 13 May 1916 - Friday 8 March 1963), Jim Anglin and Johnnie Wright (Wednesday 13 May 1914 - Tuesday 27 September 2011) (No.26, 1987)
'Love Reunited' (written by Steve Hill and Chris Hillman) (No.6, 1987)
'One Step Forward' (written by Chris Hillman and Bill Wildes) (No.2, 1987)
'He's Back & I'm Blue' (written by Michael Woody and Robert Anderson) (No.1 for one week in June / July 1988)

The Desert Rose Band's first studio album, 'The Desert Rose Band' (MCA Records / Curb Records, 1987), also included the following tracks:

'Leave This Town' (written by Chris Hillman and Bill Wildes)
'Time Between' (written by Chris Hillman)
'One That Got Away' (written by Chris Hillman and Peter Knobler)
'Once More' (written by Dusty Owens)
'Glass Hearts' (written by Steve Hill and Chris Hillman)
'Hard Times' (written by Jon Brandford, Chris Hillman and Bill Wildes)

The Desert Rose Band's first studio album, 'The Desert Rose Band' (MCA Records / Curb Records, 1987), reached No.24 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1987.



In 1988, John Jorgenson played electric guitar, on all tracks, on Gene Watson's 'Back in The Fire' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988).



On Tuesday 6 September 1988, The Desert Rose Band saw the release of their second abum, 'Running' (MCA Records / Curb Records, 1988) and included four tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Summer Wind' (written by Steve Hill and Chris Hillman) (No.2, 1988)
'I Still Believe in You' (written by Chris Hillman and Steve Hill) (No.1 for one week in March 1989)
'She Don't Love Nobody' (written by John Hiatt) (No.3, 1989)
'Hello Trouble', which was written by Orville Couch (Thursday 21 February 1935 - Sunday 26 May 2002) and Eddie McDuff (Thursday 20 June 1935 - Friday 3 May 1968) (No.11, 1989)

The Desert Rose Band's second album, 'Running' (MCA Records / Curb Records, 1988), also included the following tracks:

'Running' (written by Steve Hill and Chris Hillman)
'For the Rich Man' (written by Steve Hill and Chris Hillman)
'Step on Out' (written by Chris Hillman and Peter Knobler)
'Homeless' (written by Steve Hill and Chris Hillman)
'Livin' in the House' (written by Steve Hill and Chris Hillman)
'Our Songs' (written by Steve Hill and Chris Hillman)

The Desert Rose Band's second album, 'Running' (MCA Records / Curb Records, 1988), reached No.26 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1989.



On Tuesday 16 January 1990, The Desert Rose Band saw the release of their third album, 'Pages of Life' (MCA Records / Curb Records, 1990), which included three tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Start All Over Again' (written by Steve Hill and Chris Hillman) (No.6, 1989)
'In Another Lifetime' (written by Steve Hill and Chris Hillman) (No.13, 1990)
'Story of Love' (written by Steve Hill and Chris Hillman) (No.10, 1990)


A music video was created for 'In Another Lifetime', whilst The Desert Rose Band made television appearances for the three singles, which included such shows as 'Nashville Now', an American country music television talk show, which was presented by Ralph Emery.

The Desert Rose Band's third album, 'Pages of Life' (MCA Records / Curb Records, 1990), also included the following tracks:

'Missing You' (written by Chris Hillman, Tom Russell and Richard Sellars)
'Just a Memory' (written by Chris Hillman and John Jorgenson)
'God's Plan' (written by Steve Hill and Chris Hillman)
'Darkness on the Playground' (written by Steve Hill and Chris Hillman)
'Our Baby's Gone' (written by Herb Pedersen)
'Time Passes Me By' (written by Steve Hill and Chris Hillman)
'Everybody's Hero' (written by Chris Hillman and Michael Woody)
'Desert Rose' (written by Chris Hillman and Bill Wildes)

During 1990, The Desert Rose Band embarked on a tour to promote 'Pages of Life' (MCA Records / Curb Records, 1990), where they headlined the majority of the dates.  They also spent a week in Las Vegas opening for The Oak Ridge Boys.  As a marketing attempt, the album cover, as well as the band's publicity photos only featured Chris HillmanHerb Pedersen and John Jorgenson.

John Jorgenson explained: 'That was some kind of marketing deal, done on the theory that the audience could recall three of us easier than six guys.  But the other guys are fully-fledged members of The Desert Rose Band and they all make a big contribution'

The Desert Rose Band's third album, 'Pages of Life' (MCA Records / Curb Records, 1990), reached No.17 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1990.



On Friday 4 January 1991, The Desert Rose Band saw the rlease of 'A Dozen Roses - Greatest Hits' (MCA Records / Curb Records, 1991), which included the following tracks:

'Love Reunited' (written by Steve Hill and Chris Hillman) (No.6, 1987)
'One Step Forward' (written by Chris Hillman and Bill Wildes) (No.2, 1987)
'He's Back & I'm Blue' (written by Michael Woody and Robert Anderson) (No.1 for one week in June / July 1988)
'She Don't Love Nobody' (written by John Hiatt) (No.3, 1989)
'Summer Wind' (written by Steve Hill and Chris Hillman) (No.2, 1988)
'I Still Believe in You' (written by Chris Hillman and Steve Hill) (No.1 for one week in March 1989)
'Hello Trouble', which was written by Orville Couch (Thursday 21 February 1935 - Sunday 26 May 2002) and Eddie McDuff (Thursday 20 June 1935 - Friday 3 May 1968) (No.11, 1989)
'Start All Over Again' (written by Steve Hill and Chris Hillman) (No.6, 1989)
'Story of Love' (written by Steve Hill and Chris Hillman) (No.10, 1990)
'Will This Be The Day' (written by Steve Hill and Chris Hillman) (No.37, 1991)
'Come a Little Closer' (written by Steve Hill and Chris Hillman) (No.65, 1991)
'Price I Pay' (written by Chris Hillman and Bill Wildes)

It was also in 1991, while a member of The Desert Rose Band, Chris Hillman’s landmark band, The Byrds, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which was a fitting tribute to one of the most influential bands of the 20th Century.



On Tuesday 29 January 1991, Pam Tillis saw the release of 'Put Yourself in My Place' (Arista Records, 1991), which was produced by Paul Worley and Ed Seay, and included five tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Don't Tell Me What to Do', which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002) and Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 - Sunday 11 January 2004) (No.5, 1990)
'One of Those Things' (written by Pam Tillis and Paul Overstreet) (No.6, 1991)
'Put Yourself in My Place' (written by Carl Jackson and Pam Tillis) (No.11, 1991)
'Maybe it was Memphis' (written by Michael Anderson) (No.3, 1991)
'Blue Rose Is' (written by Pam Tillis, Bob DiPiero and Jan Buckingham) (No.21, 1992)

Pam Tillis's 'Put Yourself in My Place' (Arista Records, 1991) also included the following tracks:

'Melancholy Child' (written by Pam Tillis and Bob DiPiero)
'Draggin' My Chains' (written by Pam Tillis and Rick Carnes)
'Ancient History' (written by Bob DiPiero and John Scott Sherrill)
'I've Seen Enough to Know' (written by Pam Tillis and Radney Foster)
'Already Fallen' (written by Bob DiPiero and Pam Tillis)

Personnel involved in the recording of Pam Tillis' 'Put Yourself in My Place' (Arista Records, 1991) included the following:

Eddie Bayers and Paul Leim (drums)
Bruce Bouton (steel guitar)
Dennis Burnside and Matt Rollings (piano)
Larry Byrom, Steve Gibson and John Jorgenson (electric guitar)
Ashley Cleveland, Vicki Hampton, Karen Staley, Harry Stinson and Tricia Walker (background vocals)
Carl Jackson (acoustic guitar)
Mark O'Connor (fiddle, mandolin)
Pam Tillis (lead vocals, background vocals)
Glenn Worf (bass guitar)

Pam Tillis' 'Put Yourself in My Place' (Arista Records, 1991) reached No.10 on the included the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1991, No.69 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1991, and No.12 on the Canadian RPM Country Albums Chart in 1991.



On Tuesday 1 October 1991, The Desert Rose Band saw the release of their fourth album, 'True Love' (Curb Records, 1991), which included two tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'You Can Go Home' (written by Chris Hillman and Jack Tempchin) (No.53, 1991)
'Twilight is Gone' (written by Chris Hillman and Steve Hill) (No.67, 1992)

The Desert Rose Band's fourth album, 'True Love' (Curb Records, 1991), also included the following tracks:

'It Takes a Believer' (written by Chris Hillman and Michael Woody)
'No One Else' (written by Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen)
'A Matter of Time' (written by Chris Hillman)
'Undying Love' (written by Peter Rowan) / this track featured special guest vocals from Alison Krauss
'Behind These Walls' (written by Chris Hillman and Michael Woody)
'True Love' (written by Chris Hillman and Steve Hill)
'Glory & Power' (written by Chris Hillman and Steve Hill)
'Shades of Blue' (written by Chris Hillman and Steve Hill)

Following the commercial failure of their fourth album, 'True Love' (Curb Records, 1991), The Desert Rose Band were dropped by MCA Records in 1992.



On Monday 26 January 1993, The Desert Rose Band saw the release of 'Traditional' (Curb Records, 1993), which was their second compilation album; it included ten country songs from the band's previous albums, which were never released as singles:

'Undying Love' (written by Peter Rowan)
'Once More' (written by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Dusty Owens)
'Price I Pay' (written by Bill Wildes and Chris Hillman)
'True Love' (written by Chris Hillman and Steve Hill)
'Step on Out' (written by Chris Hillman and Peter Knobler)
'Time Between' (written by Chris Hillman)
'Our Songs' (written by Chris Hillman and Steve Hill)
'Missing You' (written by Chris Hillman, Tom Russell and Richard Sellars)
'Desert Rose' (written by Bill Wildes and Chris Hillman)
'Hard Times' (written by Bill Wildes, Chris Hillman and Jon Brandford)

The front cover photograph, which was used for The Desert Rose Band's 'Traditional' (Curb Records, 1993), was taken during the same photograph session as used for the 'True Love' (Curb Records, 1991) album two years before in 1991.

The Desert Rose Band's 'Traditional' (Curb Records, 1993) was released half a year before the band's final studio album 'Life Goes On' (Curb Records, 1993), and failed to make an appearance on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart.  No singles were released from the compilation.



On Tuesday 21 September 1993, The Desert Rose Band saw the release of their fifth, and final album, 'Life Goes On' (Curb Records, 1993), which was released in Europe only; the album was never released in the United States.

The Desert Rose Band's final music video, which was directed by Michael Merriman, was created for the album's leading single, 'What About Love' (written by Chris Hillman and Steve Hill), which reached No.71 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart in 1993.

The Desert Rose Band's fifth, and final album, 'Life Goes On' (Curb Records, 1993), also included the following tracks:

'Night After Night' (written by Chris Hillman and Michael Woody)
'Walk on By' (written by Chris Hillman and R. Alan Thornhill)
'Love's Refugees' (written by Chris Hillman and Steve Hill)
'Life Goes On' (written by Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen)
'That's Not The Way' (written by Chris Hillman and Michael Woody)
'Till It's Over' (written by Chris Hillman and Steve Hill)
'Hold On' (written by Herb Pedersen)
'Little Rain' (written by Chris Hillman and Steve Hill)
'Throw Me a Lifeline' (written by Chris Hillman and Steve Hill)

By the beginning of 1994, saddened by the passing of his close friends and band members, Gene Clark (Friday 17 November 1944 - Friday 24 May 1991) and Michael Clarke (Monday 3 June 1946 - Sunday 19 December 1993), and wishing to spend more time with his family and watching his children grow, Chris Hillman decided to call it a day for The Desert Rose Band.

On Saturday 26 February 1994, The Desert Rose Band played their final concert, which took place in Indio, California.

Following the disbandment of The Desert Rose Band, John Jorgenson then pursued other interests, including his guitar work with The Hellecasters.

John Jorgenson later recorded and toured with Elton John during 1995 and recorded a bluegrass project with the legendary Rose Maddox (Saturday 15 August 1925 - Wednesday 15 April 1998) in 1996.

John Jorgenson's session work has included working with a diverse range of country music artists, including Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003), Emmylou Harris and Hank Williams Junior.



On Tuesday 25 January 2000, Collin Raye saw the release of 'Counting Sheep' (Sony Kids' Music, 2000), an album of children's music; the album which did not produce any Billboard chart singles and was intended as a side project, included the following tracks:

'Counting Sheep' (written by Robert Ellis Orrall)
'I'm Gonna Love You' (written by Robert Ellis Orrall)
'Blackbird', which was written by John Lennon (Wednesday 9 October 1940 - Monday 8 December 1980) and Paul McCartney)
'A Mother & Father's Prayer' (written by Melissa Manchester and Karen Taylor-Good)
'When You Wish Upon a Star' (written by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington)
'Cool Cat' (written by John Hobbs and Collin Raye)
'Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral (an Irish lullaby)' (traditional)
'Hearts are for When You Want to Love Someone' (written by K.L. Gordon and L. Paxton)
'The Dream Song' (written by Karen Taylor-Good and Jason Blume)
'When You Say Your Prayers' (written by Karen Taylor-Good and Jason Blume)
'Stay Awake' (written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman)

Personnel involved in the recording of Collin Raye's 'Counting Sheep' (Sony Kids' Music, 2000) included the following:

Joe Chemay (bass guitar, background vocals)
Jim Cox (keyboards, Hammond organ)
Steve Gibson (electric guitar, mandolin)
Tom Hemby, Dean Parks and Biff Watson (acoustic guitar)
Wes Hightower, Liana Manis and Dennis Wilson (background vocals)
John Hobbs (keyboards, Hammond organ, piano, synthesizer)
John Jorgenson (clarinet, dulcimer, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, tin whistle, ukulele)
Paul Liem (drums, snare drums, percussion)
Melissa Manchester (vocals on 'A Mother & Father's Prayer')
Steve Nathan (keyboards, Hammond organ, piano)
Larry Paxton (upright bass)
Collin Raye (lead vocals)
John 'J.R.' Robinson (drums, snare drums)
Leland Sklar (bass guitar)



On Tuesday 25 September 2001, Chely Wright saw the release of 'Never Love You Enough' (MCA Nashville Records, 2001), which included two tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Never Love You Enough' (written by Brett James, Angelo Petraglia and Dann Huff) (No.26, 2001)
'Jezebel' (written by Marcus Hummon, Jay DeMarcus (bass guitarist for the group Rascal Flatts), Paul Worley and Chely Wright) (No.23, 2001)

Chely Wright's 'Never Love You Enough' (MCA Nashville Records, 2001) also included the following tracks:

'One Night in Las Vegas' (written by Chely Wright and Brad Paisley) / this track featured background vocals from Brad Paisley
'While I was Waiting' (written by Roxie Dean and Gordon Bradberry)
'What if We Fly' (written by Mark Selby and Tia Sillers)
'Wouldn't it be Cool' (written by Chely Wright and Dean Brown) / this track featured background vocals from Trisha Yearwood
'Her' (written by Leslie Satcher)
'Love Didn't Listen' (written by Wendell Mobley and Stephany Delray)
'For the Long Run' (written by Pat Alger and Bat McGrath) / this track featured background vocals from Phil Vassar
'Horoscope' (written by Chely Wright and Brad Paisley)
'Not as in Love' (written by Chely Wright, Brad Paisley and Tim Nichols) / this track featured background vocals from Brad Paisley
'Deep Down Low' (written by Chely Wright)

Personnel involved in the recording of Chely Wright's 'Never Love You Enough' (MCA Nashville Records, 2001) included the following:

'Never Love You Enough'
Mike Brignardello (bass guitar)
Lisa Cochran (background vocals)
Dann Huff and Jerry McPherson (electric guitar)
Mike Johnson (steel guitar)
B. James Lowry (acoustic guitar)
Chris McHugh (drums)
Steve Nathan (keyboards)
Chris Rodriguez (background vocals)

'Jezebel'
Barry Bales, Wes Hightower, Troy Johnson,  Dan Tyminski and Chely Wright (background vocals)
J.T. Corenflos (electric guitar)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle)
John Hobbs (piano, Hammond B-3 organ)
David Huff (programming)
Marcus Hummon (acoustic guitar, background vocals)
Paul Leim (drums)
Michael Rhodes (bass guitar)
Darrell Scott (acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, background vocals)

'One Night in Las Vegas'
Jim Brown (piano, keyboards, strings)
Kevin Grantt (bass guitar)
Wes Hightower and Troy Johnson (background vocals)
Mike Johnson (steel guitar)
Mitch McMichen (percussion)
Brad Paisley (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, background vocals)
Ben Sesar (drums)
Justin Williamson (fiddle, mandolin)

'While I was Waiting'
Chad Cromwell (drums)
Eric Darken (percussion)
Dan Dugmore (steel guitar)
Stuart Duncan (mandolin)
Steve Gibson (electric guitar)
Wes Hightower and Liana Manis (background vocals)
John Hobbs and Matt Rollings (keyboards)
John Willis (acoustic guitar)
Glenn Worf (bass guitar)

'What if We Fly'
J.T. Corenflos and Paul Worley (electric guitar)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Wes Hightower and Troy Johnson (background vocals)
John Hobbs (piano)
David Huff (programming)
Marcus Hummon and Darrell Scott (acoustic guitar)
Paul Leim (drums)
Michael Rhodes (bass guitar)

'Wouldn't it be Cool'
Pat Buchanan and Steve Gibson (electric guitar)
Melonie Cannon, Garnet Imes and Trisha Yearwood (background vocals)
Chad Cromwell (drums)
Eric Darken (percussion)
Dan Dugmore (12-string electric guitar)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle)
John Hobbs (piano)
Matt Rollings (keyboards)
John Willis (acoustic guitar)
Glenn Worf (bass guitar)

'Her'
Chad Cromwell (drums)
Eric Darken (percussion)
Dan Dugmore (steel guitar)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle)
Steve Gibson (electric guitar)
Wes Hightower (background vocals)
John Hobbs and Matt Rollings (keyboards)
Nashville String Machine (strings)
John Willis (acoustic guitar)
Glenn Worf (bass guitar)

'Love Didn't Listen'
Chad Cromwell (drums)
Eric Darken (percussion)
Dan Dugmore (steel guitar)
Larry Franklin (fiddle)
Steve Gibson (acoustic guitar)
Wes Hightower and Wendell Mobley (background vocals)
John Hobbs (piano)
John Jorgenson (electric guitar)
Steve Nathan (Hammond B-3 organ)
Glenn Worf (bass guitar)

'For the Long Run'
Chad Cromwell (drums)
Dan Dugmore (steel guitar)
Larry Franklin (fiddle)
Steve Gibson and John Jorgenson (electric guitar)
Wes Hightower, Liana Manis and Phil Vassar (background vocals)
John Barlow Jarvis and Steve Nathan (keyboards)
Nashville String Machine (strings)
John Willis (acoustic guitar)
Glenn Worf (bass guitar)

'Horoscope'
Jim Brown (piano, Hammond B-3 organ)
Shannon Brown, Wes Hightower, Troy Johnson, Kendal Marcy, Kris Marcy and Chely Wright (background vocals)
Kevin Grantt (bass guitar)
Mike Johnson (steel guitar)
Mitch McMichen (percussion)
Brad Paisley (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, resophonic guitar)
Ben Sesar (drums)
Justin Williamson (fiddle, mandolin)

'Not as in Love'
Chad Cromwell (drums)
Dan Dugmore (steel guitar)
Larry Franklin (fiddle)
Steve Gibson (electric guitar)
Wes Hightower and Brad Paisley (background vocals)
John Barlow Jarvis (piano)
John Jorgenson (acoustic guitar, mandocello)
Nashville String Machine (strings)
Steve Nathan (keyboards)
Glenn Worf (bass guitar)

'Deep Down Low'
Chad Cromwell (drums)
Eric Darken (percussion)
Chip Davis (background vocals)
Dan Dugmore (steel guitar)
Larry Franklin (fiddle)
Steve Gibson (acoustic guitar)
John Hobbs (piano)
John Jorgenson (electric guitar)
Steve Nathan (Hammond B-3 organ)
Glenn Worf (bass guitar)



On Tuesday 4 November 2008, Brad Paisley saw the release of 'Play' (Arista Nashville Records, 2008); the album included 'Cluster Pluck', a track which featured Vince Gill, James Burton, Albert Lee, John Jorgenson, Brent Mason, Redd Volkaert and Steve Wariner.



On Friday 30 April 2010, Chely Wright saw the release of 'Lifted Off The Ground' (Vanguard Records / EMI Records, 2010), which coincided with the release of her first memoir, 'Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer'.  Within two weeks of the album release, it was estimated to have sold nearly 6,000 copies.

Chely Wright's 'Lifted Off The Ground' (Vanguard Records / EMI Records, 2010), which was produced by Rodney Crowell, included the following tracks:

'Broken' (written by Chely Wright)
'Heavenly Days' (written by Chely Wright and Rodney Crowell)
'Hang Out in Your Heart' (written by Chely Wright)
'Notes to the Coroner' (written by Chely Wright)
'Snow Globe' (written by Chely Wright)
'Like Me' (written by Chely Wright)
'That Train' (written by Chely Wright)
'Damn Liar' (written by Chely Wright)
'Wish Me Away' (written by Chely Wright)
'Object of Your Rejection' (written by Chely Wright)
'Shadows of Doubt' (written by Chely Wright)

Personnel involved in the recording of Chely Wright's 'Lifted Off The Ground' (Vanguard Records / EMI Records, 2010) included the following:

Rodney Crowell and Chris Rodriguez (acoustic guitar, background vocals)
Micol Davis, Tanya Hancheroff, Jeremy Lister and Cheryl White (background vocals)
John Ferraro and Chris McHugh (drums)
John Hobbs (keyboards, organ)
Jedd Hughes (acoustic guitar, electric slide guitar)
John Jorgenson (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, gut string guitar, mandolin, piano)
Will Kimbrough (acoustic guitar, acoustic slide guitar)
Tim Lauer (electric piano, keyboards, organ, piano, pump organ)
Michael Rhodes (bass)
Randy Scruggs (acoustic guitar)
Kenny Vaughan (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Chely Wright (acoustic guitar, lead vocals)
Jonathan Yudkin (cello, violin, viola)

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