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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 2008, 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 Tony Booth, which he submitted to this site on Wednesday 30 January 2008.

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



Tony Booth
This quote was submitted on Wednesday 30 January 2008.

'I spent twelve years in the Gene Watson band.  It was a good experience in my career.

I would put Gene in a class with Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 - Wednesday 8 December 1982), in that, in all those twelve years, I never heard him hit a bad note'.

Thank you, Tony Booth, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Tony Booth...



Tony Booth is a native of Tampa, Florida where he was born on Sunday 7 February in 1943.

Tony Booth won a contest in New Port Richey, Florida for playing guitar when he was fourteen years old.

After high school, Tony Booth attended University of New Mexico with the intention of becoming a schoolteacher, but he decided to give music a try and began his music career with The Mel Savage Band and later began touring with Jimmy Snyder.



Tony Booth's first single was 'Wishful Thinking', which was backed with 'I Think I Can'; Tony Booth's first album was 'Country 67' (Universal City Records, 1967), which was released under the stage name 'Johnny Booth'.

Tony Booth's first album did not yield a chart position, so he formed a band called Modern Country in 1968 and performed for a time in Las Vegas, Nevada before moving to Los Angeles, California.



The band, which renamed itself The Tony Booth Band became the house band at LA's Palomino Club and included members Jay Dee Maness (who went on to become a member of Desert Rose Band) and Tony Booth's younger brother, Larry Booth.

Tony Booth recorded a single with K-Ark Records; 'Big Lonely World' was backed with 'It's Alright', but it failed to achieve chart success.

In 1970, things changed for the better in when Tony Booth recorded Merle Haggard's song about interracial love; 'Irma Jackson', which reached No.67 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1970, was backed with Tony Booth's own composition 'One Too Many Times'.

Tony Booth's band also won an Academy of Country Music (ACM) Award, which they would take home for three consecutive years.

Gene Watson: 'No One Will Ever Know' (MCA Records, 1980)

Gene Watson recorded Tony Booth's 'One Too Many Times' and included the track on 'No One Will Ever Know' (MCA Records, 1980).



In 1970, Tony Booth saw the release of 'On The Right Track' (MGM Records, 1970), which included one track, which was released as a single on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Give Me One Last Kiss & Go' / this track did not chart

Tony Booth's 'On The Right Track' (MGM Records, 1970) also included the following tracks:

'Las Virgenes Road'
'Under Your Spell Again'
'Don't Ever Tell Me Goodbye'
'Thanks For Nothin'
'Lorelei'
'After Being Your Lover'
'One Too Many Times' (written by Tony Booth)
'Heaven is The Place Called Love'
'Without You'

In 1971, Tony Booth won the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Award for 'Most Promising Male Vocalist'; he subsequently signed with Capitol Records and became one of several artists to record under Buck Owens (Monday 12 August 1929 - Saturday 25 March 2006).

Tony Booth released two albums a year for Capitol Records between 1972 and 1974.



In May 1972, Tony Booth saw the release of 'The Key's in The Mailbox' (Capitol Records, 1972), which included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Cinderella' (No.45, 1971)
'The Key's in The Mailbox' (No.15, 1972)
'A Whole Lot of Something' (No.18, 1972)

Tony Booth's 'The Key's in The Mailbox' (Capitol Records, 1972) also included the following tracks:

'Down at The Corner Bar'
'Under Your Spell Again'
'Another Guitar Picker'
'Something's Wrong'
'Devil Made Me Do That'
'Nobody's Fool But Yours'
'Somebody called L.A.'

Tony Booth's 'The Key's in The Mailbox' (Capitol Records, 1972) reached No.12 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1972.



In October 1972, Tony Booth saw the release of 'Lonesome 7-7203' (Capitol Records, 1972), which included one track, which was a hit single on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Lonesome 7-7203' (No.16, 1972)

Tony Booth's 'Lonesome 7-7203' (Capitol Records, 1972) also included the following tracks:

'Second Fiddle'
'Maybe If I Close My Eyes (it will go away)'
'Close All The Honky Tonks'
'Congratulations (you're absolutely right)'
'What a Liar I Am'
'You Left Her Lonely Too Long'
'Bad Bad Dream'
'I've Carried This Torch Much Too Long'
'Just a Man'

Tony Booth's 'Lonesome 7-7203' (Capitol Records, 1972) reached No.14 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1972.

In 1973, Tony Booth was nominated for the Academy of Country Music (ACM) 'Male Vocalist of the Year' Award.



In March 1973, Tony Booth saw the release of 'When a Man Loves a Woman (The Way that I Love You)' (Capitol Records, 1973), which included one track, which was a hit single on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'When a Man Loves a Woman (The Way that I Love You)' (No.32, 1973)

Tony Booth's 'When a Man Loves a Woman (The Way that I Love You)' (Capitol Records, 1973) also included the following tracks:

'How Long Will My Baby Be Gone'
'He Don't Deserve You Anymore'
'Colours I'm Gonna Paint The Town'
'Love's Gonna Live Here'
'Sweethearts in Heaven'
'Mirror Mirror on The Wall'
'You'll Never Miss The Water (till the well runs dry)'
'Would You Settle for Roses'
'Courage to Go Home'

Tony Booth's 'When a Man Loves a Woman (The Way that I Love You)' (Capitol Records, 1973) reached No.27 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1973.



In September 1973, Tony Booth saw the release of 'This is Tony Booth' (Capitol Records, 1973), which included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Loving You' (No.41, 1973)
'Old Faithful' (No.49, 1973)

Tony Booth's 'This is Tony Booth' (Capitol Records, 1973) also included the following tracks:

'Someday I'm Gonna Go to Mexico'
'Out of Ways to Try'
'If I Had You Back Again'
'High as The Mountain'
'I Won't Be Needing You'
'Don't Let True Love Slip Away'
'Full Time Daddy'
'Hurry Come Running Back to Me'

Tony Booth's 'This is Tony Booth' (Capitol Records, 1973) reached No.33 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1973.

  

Tony Booth's Capitol Records albums, 'When a Man Loves a Woman (The Way That I Love You)' (Capitol Records, 1973) and 'This is Tony Booth' (Capitol Records, 1973), were re-issued, by Brady, Texas-based Heart of Texas Records, as a '2-for-1' CD set, 'When a Man Loves a Woman (The Way That I Love You) & This is Tony Booth' (Heart of Texas Records, 2012) in 2012.



In January 1974, Tony Booth saw the release of 'Happy Hour' (Capitol Records, 1974), which included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Secret Love' (No.47, 1973)
'Happy Hour' (No.49, 1973)

Tony Booth's 'Happy Hour' (Capitol Records, 1974) also included the following tracks:

'Bring Back My Peace of Mind'
'Across This Town & Gone'
'Fishin' on The Mississippi'
'Good Old Days (are here again)'
'It Never will be Over for Me'
'Easy Lovin'
'That Loving Feeling'
'Midnight Race'

Tony Booth's 'Happy Hour' (Capitol Records, 1973) reached No.39 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1974.



In November 1974, Tony Booth saw the release of 'Workin' at The Car Wash Blues' (Capitol Records, 1974), which won an ASCAP Award, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Lonely Street' (No.84, 1974)
'Workin' at The Car Wash Blues', which was written by Jim Croce (Sunday 10 January 1943 - Thursday 20 September 1973) (No.22, 1974)



Jim Croce (Sunday 10 January 1943 - Thursday 20 September 1973) recorded 'Workin' at The Car Wash Blues' (written by Jim Croce) and included the track on 'I Got a Name' (United States: ABC Records, 1973 / United Kingdom: Vertigo Records, 1973); the track reached No.32 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in July 1974.

Tony Booth's 'Workin' at The Car Wash Blues' (Capitol Records, 1974) also included the following tracks:

'It's Just a Matter of Time'
'Someone Who Really Does'
'There Ain't Enough of Love to Go Around'
'Good as Gone'
'Different Kind of Sad'
'Midnight Race'
'How's Everything'
'Love Don't Make The Bars'

In 1975, Tony Booth departed Capitol Records and signed a recording contract with United Artists Records in 1976.

On Friday 1 October 1982, Tony Booth joined Gene Watson's Farewell Party Band; Tony Booth played bass guitar and sang backup vocals on many of Gene Watson's mid-1980s album releases.

Tony Booth remained a member of Gene Watson's Farewell Party Band for twelve years, from 1982 until 1994.

Gene Watson: 'No One Will Ever Know' (MCA Records, 1980)

Gene Watson recorded Tony Booth's 'One Too Many Times' and included the track on 'No One Will Ever Know' (MCA Records, 1980).



Tony Booth's younger brother, Larry Booth, played bass guitar, on all tracks, on Gene Watson's 'Sometimes I Get Lucky' (MCA Records, 1983); this album was the first Gene Watson release to exclusively feature The Farewell Party Band.



Tony Booth played tic-tac bass and his younger brother, Larry Booth, played bass guitar, on all tracks, on Gene Watson's 'Heartaches, Love & Stuff' (MCA Records, 1984).



Tony Booth played tic-tac bass and his younger brother, Larry Booth, played bass guitar, on all tracks, on Gene Watson's 'Little by Little' (MCA Records, 1984); the album included 'My Memories of You', which was co-written by Daniel T. Rainwater and Larry Booth.



Tony Booth played bass guitar, on all tracks, on Gene Watson's 'Memories to Burn' (Epic Records, 1985); the album was co-produced and mixed by Gene Watson and Tony Booth's younger brother, Larry Booth.



Tony Booth played bass guitar, on all tracks, on Gene Watson's 'Starting New Memories' (Epic Records, 1986); the album was co-produced by Gene Watson and Tony Booth's younger brother, Larry Booth.



On Monday 9 May 2011, England's Hux Records released 'Memories to Burn' (Epic Records, 1985), along with 'Starting New Memories' (Epic Records, 1986), in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as a special 2-for-1 CD set; the 2-for-1 CD set was released worldwide on Tuesday 17 May 2011.

At the time of the acquisition of this Gene Watson 'Peer's Quote', in January 2008, Tony Booth was living in Alvin, Texas and was appearing regularly in the band at Alvin Opry with his brother, Larry Booth.



On Tuesday 1 January 2008, Tony Booth saw the release of 'Is This All There is to a Honky Tonk' (Heart of Texas Records, 2008), which included the following tracks:

'Is This All There is to a Honky Tonk'
'Play Me The Truth'
'You Look Like Someone That Used to Love Me'
'My Memories of You'
'I've Been Around Love Long Enough'
'Cold Brown Bottle'
'Losing You Just Dawned on Me Today'
'Another Chance at Love'
'Sweethearts in Heaven'
'The Key's in The Mailbox'
'Cinderella'
'Lonesome 7-7203'



In 2009, Liz Talley saw the release of her second album, 'More Than Satisfied' (Diamond Music Group, 2009); the album included 'What We Don't Have' (written by Billy Yates), which was a duet with Tony Booth.



In September 2009, Tony Booth saw the release of 'The Essential Tony Booth' (Heart of Texas Records, 2009), which included the following tracks:

'Cinderella' (No.45, 1971)
'Out of Ways to Try'
'Happy Hour' (No.49, 1973)
'Lonesome 7-7203' (No.16, 1972)
'Close All The Honky Tonks'
'Congratulations (you're absolutely right)'
'What a Liar I Am'
'Under Your Spell Again'
'Old Faithful' (No.49, 1973)
'Down at The Corner Bar'
'Colours I'm Gonna Paint The Town'
'Devil Made Me Do That'
'The Key's in The Mailbox' (No.15, 1972)
'Would You Settle for Roses'



In 2010, Tony Booth saw the release of 'The Other Side of Love' (Heart of Texas Records, 2010), which included the following tracks:

'Don't Call Me from a Honky Tonk'
'All That She Could Take'
'Eye for An Eye'
'Perfect Place'
'Twice The Speed of Love'
'I Don't Know How to Tell Her'
'It's All Your Fault'
'I'm Not The One'
'Sometimes I Talk in My Sleep'
'Heartache Remover'
'Kickin' In'
'Spanish Eyes'



On Friday 15 January 2010, Curtis Potter (Thursday 18 April 1940 - Saturday 23 January 2016), Tony Booth & Darrell McCall saw the release of 'The Survivors' (Heart of Texas Records, 2012), which included the following tracks:

'Wasted Words', which was written by Don Gibson (Tuesday 3 April 1928 - Monday 17 November 2003)
'Your Memory is Killing Me' (written by Guyanne McCall)
'Case of Sorrow'
'You Can't Take it with You'
'My Confession', which was written by Bob Wills (Monday 6 March 1905 - Tuesday 13 May 1975)
'Forever Yours'
'Down at Ginny's' (written by Guyanne McCall)
'There She Goes'
'I'll See You in My Dreams Tonight'
'Whiskey Man' (written by Darrell McCall)
'Love Don't Care'
'It is No Secret (what God can do)'



On Saturday 15 September 2012, Tony Booth, Darrell McCall & Curtis Potter (Thursday 18 April 1940 - Saturday 23 January 2016) saw the release of 'The Survivors II' (Heart of Texas Records, 2012), which included the following tracks:

'Kissing Your Picture'
'Love Don't See That Side of You'
'I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name'
'Darling Are You Ever Coming Home'
'She'll Keep Bringing All Her Love to Me'
'Lucky Me' (written by Dave Lindsey and Ernie Rowell)
'I Saw My Castles Fall Today'
'May Time My Lady'
'Touch My Heart'
'I'll Keep on Loving You'
'If This was Texas'
'Who Am I'



In September 2012, Tony Booth saw the release of 'Old School' (Heart of Texas Records, 2012), which included the following tracks:

'Almost Like You Never Went Away'
'You're Still in These Crazy Arms of Mine'
'I'm Sorry if My Love Got in Your Way'
'Little Old Dime'
'I'll Give Up'
'The One You Slip Around With'
'How 'bout Never'
'Bridge to Memory Lane'
'How Long is Forever'
'I Take The Fifth'
'Signed, Sealed & Delivered'
'When Tomorrow Starts without Me'

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