• 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 2009, 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 Jerry Salley, which he submitted to this site on Friday 8 May 2009.

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



Jerry Salley
This quote was submitted on Friday 8 May 2009.

'The legendary Gene Watson is one of the greatest singers in country music history.

  

I remember well the first time I heard 'Love in the Hot Afternoon' and 'Paper Rosie' - WOW! - and of course 'Farewell Party' - they changed my whole world!

These songs - and many others given life by Gene's voice - are a large part of the reason I developed a dream to go to Nashville and become a songwriter and singer.

Gene Watson is the 'real deal'.

His never wavering, life-long commitment to traditional country music - its 'real-life' stories and melodies - has etched him a very important place in our collective country music history.

Having a song recorded by Gene Watson is one of the greatest honours of my career.

I am a true fan!'


Thank you, Jerry Salley, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Jerry Salley...



Jerry Salley is originally from Chillicothe, Ohio and has been writing and singing in Nashville since 1982.

Jerry Salley is the 2003 'SESAC Country Music Songwriter of the Year' and has been writing and singing in Nashville since 1982.



Jerry Salley is a six-time Dove Award nominee, having won a prestigious Dove Award for the 1990 Inspirational Song of the Year 'His Strength is Perfect', which was recorded by, and co-written with, Steven Curtis Chapman.

Numerous other nationally known country, gospel & bluegrass artists have also recorded Jerry Salley’s songs, including IIIrd Time Out, Seldom Scene, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Del McCoury Band, Lonesome River Band, Dale Ann Bradley, Woody Lee, Gina Jeffries, Adam Harvey, Beccy Cole, Melba Montgomery, The Wilburns, Margo Smith, Susi Luchsinger, Gary Stewart (Sunday 28 May 1944 - Tuesday 16 December 2003) and Shenandoah.

As an artist, Jerry Salley has performed on numerous stage shows, including the honour of performing as a soloist many times on the world famous Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

Jerry Salley's television appearances have included 'Late Night with David Letterman', Regis & Kathy Lee, NBC’s 'Today Show', along with several different TNN (The Nashville Network) shows.

In addition to his Dove recognition from the Gospel Music Association, Jerry Salley has received numerous awards from different associations for his song-writing accomplishments (IBMA, NSAI, SESAC and Gospel Voice magazine).

To date, Jerry Salley has had over three hundred songs recorded in his career, including the following:



Steven Curtis Chapman recorded Jerry Salley's 'Hiding Place' (co-written with Steven Curtis Chapman) and included the track on 'First Hand' (Sparrow Records, 1987).



The Seldom Scene recorded Jerry Salley's 'Breaking New Ground' (co-written with Carl Jackson) and included the track on 'A Change of Scenery' (Sugar Hill Records, 1988).

Steven Curtis Chapman recorded Jerry Salley's 'His Strength is Perfect' (co-written with Steven Curtis Chapman) and included the track on 'Real Life Conversations' (Sparrow Records, 1988).



Wild Rose (Pamela Gadd: lead and background vocals, and banjo, Kathy Mac: bass guitar, vocals), Pam Perry: (lead and harmony vocals, guitar, mandolin), Nancy Given: drums, vocals, & Wanda Vick: guitar, mandolin, fiddle, Dobro, steel guitar) recorded Jerry Salley's 'Breaking New Ground' (co-written with Carl Jackson) and included the track on 'Breaking New Ground' (Capitol Records, 1990); the track reached No.15 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1989.



Gary Stewart (Sunday 28 May 1944 - Tuesday 16 December 2003) recorded Jerry Salley's 'Stompin' Grounds' (co-written with Randy Albright) and included the track on 'I'm a Texan' (Hightone Records, 1993).



John Anderson recorded Jerry Salley's 'I Fell in The Water' (co-written with Jeff Stevens) and included the track on 'Solid Ground' (BNA Records, 1993); the track reached No.13 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in November 1993.



Patty Loveless recorded Jerry Salley's 'Love Builds The Bridges (pride builds the walls)' (co-written with Jim McBride) and included the track on 'Only What I Feel' (Epic Records, 1993).



Woody Lee recorded Jerry Salley's 'I Can Do That' (co-written with Marvin Morrow) and included the track on 'Get Over It' (Atlantic Records, 1995).



Reba McEntire recorded Jerry Salley's 'Close to Crazy' (co-written with Melba Montgomery) and included the track on 'What If It's You' (MCA Records, 1996).



The Osborne Brothers recorded Jerry Salley's 'You Don't Have To Go Home (but you can't stay here)' (co-written with Larry Shell and Larry Cordle) and included the track on 'Class of '96' (Pinecastle Records, 1996).



Rhonda Vincent recorded Jerry Salley's 'Trouble Free' (co-written with Carl Jackson) and included the track on 'Trouble Free' (Giant Records, 1996).



Rhonda Vincent recorded Jerry Salley's 'An Old Memory Found Itself Back Home Again' (co-written with Melba Montgomery) and included the track on 'Trouble Free' (Giant Records, 1996).



Wade Hayes recorded Jerry Salley's 'How Do You Sleep at Night' (co-written with Jim McBride) and included the track on 'When the Wrong One Loves You Right' (Sony/Columbia Records, 1998); the track reached No.13 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1998.



Gina Jeffreys recorded Jerry Salley's 'That'll Be Me' (co-written with Gina Jeffreys and Rod McCormack) and included the track on 'Somebody's Daughter' (ABC Music Records, 1998).

Jerry Salley's 'That'll Be Me' (co-written with Gina Jeffreys and Rod McCormack) was dedicated to Louisa, a seven-year-old girl, who was a member of Gina Jeffreys' fan club and wrote to Gina.  Louisa had leukemia and died before Gina Jeffreys had a chance to meet her in person.  Gina Jeffreys co-wrote 'That'll Be Me' using the words from those letters.



Gina Jeffreys recorded Jerry Salley's 'The Faint of Heart' (co-written with Gina Jeffreys and Rod McCormack) and included the track on 'Somebody's Daughter' (ABC Music Records, 1998).



Gina Jeffreys recorded Jerry Salley's 'Saving Grace' (co-written with CA Wilburn) and included the track on 'Somebody's Daughter' (ABC Music Records, 1998).

Jerry Salley played Dobro and, along with Mark Punch, Chrissy Moy, James Gillard, Rod McCormack and Brendan Radford, provided backing vocals on Gina Jeffreys' 'Somebody's Daughter' (ABC Music Records, 1998)..



Toby Keith recorded Jerry Salley's 'I Know a Wall When I See One' (co-written with J.B. Rudd) and included the track on 'How Do You Like Me Now' (Dreamworks Records, 1999).



Neal McCoy recorded Jerry Salley's 'That's Not Her' and included the track on 'Life of the Party' (Atlantic Records, 1999).



Gina Jeffreys recorded Jerry Salley's 'Christmas Wish' (co-written with Rod McCormack and Gina Jeffreys) and included the track on 'Christmas Wish' (ABC Music Records, 1999).



Gina Jeffreys recorded Jerry Salley's 'All Wrapped Up in You' (co-written with Rod McCormack and Gina Jeffreys) and included the track on 'Christmas Wish' (ABC Music Records, 1999).



Gina Jeffreys recorded Jerry Salley's 'Heaven Kissed Earth' (co-written with Aaron Williams) and included the track on 'Christmas Wish' (ABC Music Records, 1999).



Loretta Lynn recorded Jerry Salley's 'Don't Close That Door' and included the track on 'Still Country' (Audium Records, 2000).



Darryl Worley recorded Jerry Salley's 'Is It Just Us' (co-written with Darryl Worley) and included the track on 'Hard Rain Don't Last' (Dreamworks Records, 2000).



Rebecca Lynn Howard recorded Jerry Salley's 'You're Not a Memory Yet' (co-written with Rebecca Lynn Howard and Melba Montgomery) and included the track on 'Rebecca Lynn Howard' (MCA Nashville, 2000).



Melba Montgomery recorded Jerry Salley's 'This Time Around' (co-written with Melba Montgomery) and included the track on 'This Time Around' (CMC Records, 2000).



Shenandoah recorded Jerry Salley's 'What Children Believe' (co-written with Brent Lamb and James Isaac Elliot) and included the track on 'Shenandoah 2000' (Free Falls Entertainment, 2000).



Tracy Lawrence recorded Jerry Salley's 'It's Got You All Over It' (co-written with Lance Miller and J.B. Rudd) and included the track on 'Tracy Lawrence' (Warner Bros. Records, 2001).



Dale Ann Bradley recorded Jerry Salley's 'Casting Stones' (co-written with Dee Gaskin) and included the track on 'Songs of Praise & Glory' (Pinecastle Records, 2001).



Joe Nichols recorded Jerry Salley's 'You Can't Break The Fall' (co-written with Mark McClurg) and included the track on 'Man with a Memory' (Universal South Records, 2002).



Darryl Worley recorded Jerry Salley's 'I Built This Wall' (co-written with Darryl Worley) and included the track on 'I Miss My Friend' (Dreamworks Records, 2002).



Don Rigsby recorded Jerry Salley's 'Dying to Hold Her Again' (co-written with Joanie Keller) and included the track on 'The Midnight Call' (Sugar Hill Records, 2003).

Barbara Fairchild, Connie Smith & Sharon White recorded Jerry Salley's 'Where Angels Fear to Tread' (co-written with Ron Hendrix and Bobby Price) and included the track on 'Love Never Fails' (Daywind Records, 2003).



Barbara Fairchild, Connie Smith & Sharon White recorded Jerry Salley's 'Love Never Fails' (co-written with Dave Clark and Wayne Haun) and included the track on 'Love Never Fails' (Daywind Records, 2003); the track was released as a single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 2003, but it did not chart.



On Tuesday 30 September 2003, Carl Jackson saw the release of 'Livin', Lovin', Losin - Songs of The Louvin Brothers' (Universal South Records, 2003), an album project he produced under the guidance of Kathy Louvin, daughter of Ira Louvin (Monday 21 April 1924 - Sunday 20 June 1965).

'Livin', Lovin', Losin - Songs of The Louvin Brothers' (Universal South Records, 2003) included the following tracks:

'Intro to Charlie & Ira'
'Cash on the Barrelhead', which was written by Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 - Wednesday 26 January 2011) and Ira Louvin (Monday 21 April 1924 - Sunday 20 June 1965) / this track featured guest vocals from Joe Nichols and Rhonda Vincent
'My Baby's Gone' (written by Hazel Houser) / this track featured guest vocals from Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
'How's the World Treating You', which was written by Chet Atkins (Friday 20 June 1924 - Saturday 30 June 2001) and Boudleaux Bryant (Friday 13 February 1920 - Thursday 25 June 1987) / this track featured guest vocals from James Taylor and Alison Krauss
'I Can't Keep You in Love with Me', which was written by Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 - Wednesday 26 January 2011) and Ira Louvin (Monday 21 April 1924 - Sunday 20 June 1965) / this track featured guest vocals from Vince Gill and Terri Clark
'Must You Throw Dirt in My Face' (written by Bill Anderson) / this track featured guest vocals from Merle Haggard and Carl Jackson
'If I Could Only Win Your Love', which was written by Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 - Wednesday 26 January 2011) and Ira Louvin (Monday 21 April 1924 - Sunday 20 June 1965) / this track featured guest vocals from Ronnie Dunn and Rebecca Lynn Howard
'When I Stop Dreaming', which was written by Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 - Wednesday 26 January 2011) and Ira Louvin (Monday 21 April 1924 - Sunday 20 June 1965) / this track featured guest vocals from Glen Campbell and Leslie Satcher
'I Wish You Knew', which was written by Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 - Wednesday 26 January 2011) and Ira Louvin (Monday 21 April 1924 - Sunday 20 June 1965) / this track featured guest vocals from Kathy Louvin and Pamela Brown Hayes
'The New Partner Waltz', which was written by Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 - Wednesday 26 January 2011) and Ira Louvin (Monday 21 April 1924 - Sunday 20 June 1965) / this track featured guest vocals from Linda Ronstadt and Carl Jackson
'Are You Teasing Me', which was written by Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 - Wednesday 26 January 2011) and Ira Louvin (Monday 21 April 1924 - Sunday 20 June 1965) / this track featured guest vocals from Patty Loveless and Jon Randall
'I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby' (written by Autry Inman) / this track featured guest vocals from Dierks Bentley and Harley Allen (Monday 23 January 1956 - Wednesday 30 March 2011)
'You're Running Wild' (written by Don Winters and Ray Edenton) / this track featured guest vocals from Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle and Jerry Salley
'The Angels Rejoiced', which was written by Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 - Wednesday 26 January 2011) and Ira Louvin (Monday 21 April 1924 - Sunday 20 June 1965) / this track featured guest vocals from Dolly Parton and Sonya Isaacs
'Let Us Travel, Travel On', which was written by Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 - Wednesday 26 January 2011) and Ira Louvin (Monday 21 April 1924 - Sunday 20 June 1965) / this track featured guest vocals from Marty Stuart and Del McCoury
'Keep Your Eyes on Jesus', which was written by Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 - Wednesday 26 January 2011) and Ira Louvin (Monday 21 April 1924 - Sunday 20 June 1965) / this track featured guest vocals from Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003), Pam Tillis and The Jordanaires

Personnel involved in the recording of 'Livin', Lovin', Losin - Songs of The Louvin Brothers' (Universal South Records, 2003) included the following:

Harley Allen (Monday 23 January 1956 - Wednesday 30 March 2011)
Dierks Bentley
Glen Campbell
Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003)
Terri Clark
Larry Cordle
Rodney Crowell
Ronnie Dunn
Vince Gill
Merle Haggard
Emmylou Harris
Pamela Brown Hayes
Rebecca Lynn Howard
Sonya Isaacs
Alison Krauss
Kathy Louvin
Patty Loveless
Del McCoury
Joe Nichols
Dolly Parton
Jon Randall
Linda Ronstadt
Jerry Salley
Leslie Satcher
James Taylor
Pam Tillis
Rhonda Vincent (vocals)
Bruce C. Bouton and Mike Johnson (pedal steel guitar)
J.T. Corenflos (guitar)
Tony Creasman, Martin Parker and Steve Turner (drums)
Glen Duncan and Jim Van Cleve (fiddle)
Emory Gordy, Kevin Grantt, Mike Bub and Roy Huskey Junior (Monday 17 December 1956 - Saturday 6 September 1997) (bass)
David Harvey and Adam Steffey (mandolin)
Carl Jackson (vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin, percussion)
Randy Kohrs (Dobro)
Catherine Marx and Matt Rollings (piano)
Marty Stuart (vocals, mandolin, electronic drums)

'Livin', Lovin', Losin - Songs of The Louvin Brothers' (Universal South Records, 2003) reached No.44 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2003.

Charlie Louvin 
(Thursday 7 July 1927 - Wednesday 26 January 2011)
Ira Louvin (Monday 21 April 1924 - Sunday 20 June 1965)

Carl Jackson, along with Larry Cordle and Jerry Salley, received an 'International Bluegrass Music Association' Award for his work producing the 'Livin', Lovin', Losin - Songs of The Louvin Brothers' tribute album (Universal South Records, 2003).



Reba McEntire recorded Jerry Salley's 'I’m Gonna Take That Mountain' (co-written with Melissa Pierce) and included the track on 'Room to Breathe' (MCA Records, 2003); the track reached No.14 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in November 2003.



Brad Paisley recorded Jerry Salley's 'The Best Thing That I Had Going' (co-written with Chris Stapleton) and included the track on 'Mud on The Tires' (Arista Records, 2003).



Rhonda Vincent recorded Jerry Salley's 'An Old Memory Found Its Way Back Home Again' (co-written with Melba Montgomery) and included the track on 'One Step Ahead' (Rounder Records, 2003).

 

Mark Chesnutt recorded Jerry Salley's 'Hard Secret to Keep' (co-written with Jim McBride) and included the track on 'Savin' The Honky Tonks' (Vivaton Records, 2004); the track reached No.59 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 2004.

Mark Chesnutt re-recorded Jerry Salley's 'Hard Secret to Keep' (co-written with Jim McBride) and included the track on 'Heard It in a Love Song' (CBUJ Records, 2006).



Darryl Worley recorded Jerry Salley's 'If I Could Tell The Truth' and included the track on 'Darryl Worley' (Dreamworks Records, 2004).



Dale Ann Bradley recorded Jerry Salley's 'Send The Angels Down' and included the track on 'Send The Angels' (Mountain Home Records, 2004).



Dale Ann Bradley recorded Jerry Salley's 'Crosses & Stones' and included the track on 'Send The Angels' (Mountain Home Records, 2004).



Alecia Nugent recorded Jerry Salley's 'Paper & Pen' and included the track on 'Alecia Nugent' (Rounder Records, 2004).

Travis Tritt: 'My Honky Tonk History' (Columbia Records, 2004)

Travis Tritt recorded Jerry Salley's 'Small Doses' (co-written with Chris Stapleton) and included the track on 'My Honky Tonk History' (Columbia Records, 2004).



The Oak Ridge Boys recorded Jerry Salley's 'You Don't Have to Go Home' (co-written with Larry Cordle and Larry Shell) and included the track on 'The Journey' (Springhill Records, 2004).



The Oak Ridge Boys recorded Jerry Salley's 'Saving Grace' (co-written with Charles Wilburn) and included the track on 'The Journey' (Springhill Records, 2004).



Darryl Worley recorded Jerry Salley's 'If I Could Tell The Truth' (co-written with Darryl Worley) and included the track on 'Darryl Worley' (DreamWorks Records, 2004).



Elizabeth Cook recorded Jerry Salley's 'Before I Go That Far' (co-written with Elizabeth Cook and Jim McBride) and included the track on 'This Side of the Moon' (Hog Country Records, 2005).



Beccy Cole recorded Jerry Salley's 'To Feel This Free' (co-written with Rod McCormack and Jim McBride) and included the track on 'Feel This Free' (ABC Music Records, 2005).



Beccy Cole recorded Jerry Salley's 'Someone Else's Shoes' (co-written with Beccy Cole and Rod McCormack) and included the track on 'Feel This Free' (ABC Music Records, 2005).



Mike Bella recorded Jerry Salley's 'What We Don't Have' (co-written with Billy Yates) and included the track on 'Lost in The Shuffle' (Five Star Entertainment Records, 2005).

Lonesome River Band: 'Head on into Heartache' (Mountain Home Records, 2005)

Lonesome River Band recorded Jerry Salley's 'Coming Home to You' (co-written with Chris Stapleton) and included the track on 'Head On into Heartache' (Mountain Home Records, 2005).

Lonesome River Band: 'Head on into Heartache' (Mountain Home Records, 2005)

Lonesome River Band recorded Jerry Salley's 'The Best Thing That I Had Going' (co-written with Chris Stapleton) and included the track on 'Head On into Heartache' (Mountain Home Records, 2005).



Margo Smith recorded Jerry Salley's 'At The Feet of Jesus' (co-written with Joel Lindsey) and included the track on 'Nothing to Lose' (Lamon Records, 2005).



The Del McCoury Band recorded Jerry Salley's 'I Never Knew Life' and included the track on 'The Company We Keep' (Sugar Hill Records / McCoury Music, 2005).



Keith Sewell recorded Jerry Salley's 'When Love Came Down' (co-written with Keith Sewell) and included the track on 'Love is a Journey' (Skaggs Family Records, 2005).



Alecia Nugent recorded Jerry Salley's 'Somewhere Else to Fall' and included the track on 'A Little Girl...A Big Four Lane' (Rounder Records, 2006).



Alecia Nugent recorded Jerry Salley's 'You've Still Got It' (co-written with John Pennell) and included the track on 'A Little Girl...A Big Four Lane' (Rounder Records, 2006).



Alecia Nugent recorded Jerry Salley's 'Breaking New Ground' and included the track on 'A Little Girl...A Big Four Lane' (Rounder Records, 2006).

 

Mark Chesnutt
re-recorded Jerry Salley's 'Hard Secret to Keep' (co-written with Jim McBride) and included the track on 'Heard It in a Love Song' (CBUJ Records, 2006).

Mark Chesnutt
 recorded the original version of Jerry Salley's 'Hard Secret to Keep' (co-written with Jim McBride) and included the track on 'Savin' The Honky Tonk' (Vivaton Records, 2004); the track reached No.59 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 2004.



Bradley Walker
recorded Jerry Salley's 'He Carried Her Memory' (co-written with Jim McBride) and included the track on 'Highway of Dreams' (Rounder Records, 2006).

Lonesome River Band: 'The Road with No End' (Mountain Home Records, 2006)

Lonesome River Band recorded Jerry Salley's 'Lonesome Won't Get The Best of Me' (co-written with Jamie Johnson) and included the track on 'The Road with No End' (Mountain Home Records, 2006).



Catherine Britt recorded Jerry Salley's 'Hot Doggin' (co-written with Catherine Britt) and included the track on 'Too Far Gone' (ABC Country, 2006).



Catherine Britt recorded Jerry Salley's 'Poor Man's Pride' (co-written with Catherine Britt and Guy Clark) and included the track on 'Too Far Gone' (ABC Country, 2006).



The Del McCoury Band recorded Jerry Salley's 'Ain't Nothin' Gonna Come Up Today (me & the Good Lord can't...)' (co-written with Del McCoury) and included the track on 'The Promised Land' (McCoury Music, 2006).



On Tuesday 23 January 2007, Jerry Salley saw the release of 'New Songs, Old Friends' (Mountain Home Records, 2006), which included the following tracks:

'Wide Open' (written by Steve Ivey and Jerry Salley) / this track featured guest vocals from Vince Gill & Doyle Lawson
'For Me, It's You' (written by Lance Miller and Jerry Salley) / this track featured guest vocals from Alecia Nugent
'John in the Jordan' (written by Rusty Golden and Jerry Salley) / this track featured guest vocals from The Oak Ridge Boys
'That's What You Call a Friend' (written by Adam Harvey, Rod McCormack and Jerry Salley) / this track featured guest vocals from Darryl Worley
'Flat Rock Road' (written by Chad Jeffers and Jerry Salley) / this track featured guest vocals from Jamie Johnson & Lisa Shaffer
'Under a Lonesome Moon' (written by Glen Duncan and Jerry Salley) / this track featured guest vocals from Del McCoury
'God Did It' (written by Greg Day and Jerry Salley) / this track featured guest vocals from Sonya Isaacs
'The Distance' (written by Willis R. Nance and Jerry Salley) / this track was a duet with Rhonda Vincent
'I'm Gonna Take That Mountain' (written by Jerry Salley) / this track featured guest vocals from Larry Cordle and Carl Jackson
'The More I Learn' (written by Jerry Salley)
'Fault Line' (written by Jerry Salley and Keith Sewell) / this track featured guest vocals from Keith Sewell & Wendy Sewell
'The Pieces are Coming Together' (written by Carl Jackson and Jerry Salley) / this track featured guest vocals from Alecia Nugent
'Weeds' (written by Dan Demay and Jerry Salley) / this track featured guest vocals from Ricky Skaggs & Sharon White
'His Record is on High' (intro) (written by Larry Cordle and Jerry Salley)
'His Record is on High' (written by Larry Cordle and Jerry Salley)



Bobby Osborne recorded Jerry Salley's 'Under a Lonesome Moon' (co-written with Glen Duncan) and included the track on 'Bluegrass Melodies' (Rounder Records, 2007).



The Greencards recorded Jerry Salley's 'Shinin' in The Dark' and included the track on 'Viridian' (Dualtone Records, 2007).



The Greencards recorded Jerry Salley's 'Lonesome Side of Town' and included the track on 'Viridian' (Dualtone Records, 2007).



Larry Stephenson recorded Jerry Salley's 'How High is That Mountain' and included the track on 'Thankful' (Pinecastle Records, 2007).



Larry Stephenson recorded Jerry Salley's 'Open Up The Window (let the angels in)' (co-written with Larry Stephenson) and included the track on 'Thankful' (Pinecastle Records, 2007).



The SteelDrivers recorded Jerry Salley's 'Midnight Tears' (co-written with Chris Stapleton) and included the track on 'The SteelDrivers' (Rounder Records, 2008).

Lonesome River Band: 'No Turning Back' (Rural Rhythm Records, 2008)

Lonesome River Band recorded Jerry Salley's 'Like a Train Needs a Track' and included the track on 'No Turning Back' (Rural Rhythm Records, 2008).

Official video for Gene Watson & Rhonda Vincent's 'Staying Together' (written by Jerry Salley and Billy Yates)



Gene Watson recorded Jerry Salley's 'Staying Together' (co-written with Monty Holmes) and included the track on 'A Taste of the Truth' (Shanachie Records, 2009); the track was a duet with Rhonda Vincent.



Gene Watson recorded Jerry Salley's 'We've Got a Pulse' (co-written with Billy Yates) and included the track on 'A Taste of the Truth' (Shanachie Records, 2009); the track was a duet with Trace Adkins.



Gene Watson and Jerry Salley at Douglas Corner Cafe in Nashville on Thursday 18 March 2010



Teea Goans recorded Jerry Salley's 'I Don't Do Bridges Anymore' (co-written with Jim McBride and Don Poythress) and included the track on 'The Way I Remember It' (Crosswind Records, 2010).



Lonesome River Band recorded Jerry Salley's 'I'm Still Learning' (co-written with Brandon Rickman) and included the track on 'Still Learning' (Rural Rhythm Records, 2010).



Lonesome River Band recorded Jerry Salley's 'Forty Days in The Desert' (co-written with Jimmy Metts and Brandon Rickman) and included the track on 'Still Learning' (Rural Rhythm Records, 2010).



Jett’s Creek (Adam McIntosh, Angie Young & Jon McIntosh) recorded Jerry Salley's 'Baby You Ain’t Baby Anymore' and included the track on 'Guilty' (Jett's Creek Records, 2010).



Darin & Brooke Aldridge recorded Jerry Salley's 'I'm Building on The Rock of Ages' (co-written with Steve Watts) and included the track on 'Darin & Brooke Aldridge' (Crossroads Records, 2010), which was produced by Jerry Salley.



Darin & Brooke Aldridge recorded Jerry Salley's 'It Moves Me' (co-written with Donna Ulisse) and included the track on 'Darin & Brooke Aldridge' (Crossroads Records, 2010), which was produced by Jerry Salley.



Darin & Brooke Aldridge recorded Jerry Salley's 'Remind Me Again' (co-written with Tammi Kidd) and included the track on 'Darin & Brooke Aldridge' (Crossroads Records, 2010), which was produced by Jerry Salley.



Darin & Brooke Aldridge recorded Jerry Salley's 'That's Just Me Lovin' You' (co-written with Lisa Shaffer) and included the track on 'So Much in Between' (Mountain Home Music Company, 2011).



Darin & Brooke Aldridge recorded Jerry Salley's 'Love Makes the Ride Worthwhile' (co-written with Lisa Shaffer) and included the track on 'So Much in Between' (Mountain Home Music Company, 2011).



Darin & Brooke Aldridge recorded Jerry Salley's 'Every Scar' (co-written with Lee Black and Gina Boe) and included the track on 'So Much in Between' (Mountain Home Music Company, 2011).



Darin & Brooke Aldridge recorded Jerry Salley's 'Lord, Lift Me Up' (co-written with Sidney Cox) and included the track on 'So Much in Between' (Mountain Home Music Company, 2011).



Clinton Gregory recorded Jerry Salley's 'Chase Away The Lonely' (co-written with Amanda Martin) and included the track on 'Too Much Ain't Enough' (Melody Roundup Music Records, 2012).



On Thursday 23 August 2012, Jerry Salley saw the release of 'Showing My Age' (Very Jerry Records, 2012), which included the following tracks:

'Comin' Home to You'
'Paper & Pen'
'Showing My Age'
'The Best Thing I Had Goin'
'The Broken Ones'
'He Carried Her Memory'
'That's Just Me Loving You'
'Where I'm Coming From'
'Close to Crazy'
'It'll Get You Where You're Goin'
'That's All That Matters to Me'
'Back Then'
'Five O'Clock Shadow'



Darin & Brooke Aldridge recorded Jerry Salley's 'Every Scar' (co-written with Lee Black and Gina Boe) and included the track on 'Live at Red, White & Bluegrass' (Mountain Home Music Company, 2012).



Darin & Brooke Aldridge recorded Jerry Salley's 'That's Just Me Loving You' (co-written with Lisa Shaffer) and included the track on 'Live at Red, White & Bluegrass' (Mountain Home Music Company, 2012).



Lonesome River Band recorded Jerry Salley's 'If The Moon Never Sees The Light of Day' (co-written with Brandon Rickman) and included the track on 'Turn on a Dime' (Mountain Home Records, 2014).



Chris Stapleton recorded Jerry Salley's 'Outlaw State of Mind' (co-written with Chris Stapleton and Ronnie Bowman) and included the track on 'Traveller' (Mercury Nashville Records, 2015); the track reached No.45 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart in 2015.



Adam Harvey recorded Jerry Salley's 'Paper & Pen' and included the track on 'Harvey's Bar: The Backyard Sessions' (Sony Music Australia, 2015).



In 2015, Jerry Salley saw the release of 'Gospel From My Grassroots' (Very Jerry Records, 2015), which included the following tracks:

'How High is That Mountain'
'Every Scar' (written by Jerry Salley, Lee Black and Gina Boe)
'It’s Not What You Know'
'Saving Grace'
'The Cross on The Right'
'The Preacher & The Stranger'
'Just Drink The Water'
'All Dressed Up'
'Mountain View Missionary Baptist Church'
'Send The Angels Down'
'His Strength is Perfect'
'You Don’t Have to go Home'
'I Want to Thank You'

Special guest vocalists involved in the recording of Jerry Salley's 'Gospel From My Grassroots' (Very Jerry Records, 2015) included Steven Curtis Chapman and Dale Ann Bradley.

Special background vocalists involved in the recording of Jerry Salley's 'Gospel From My Grassroots' (Very Jerry Records, 2015) included Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, Maggie Salley, Val Storey and Bradley Walker.



The SteelDrivers recorded Jerry Salley's 'Long Way Down' (co-written with Tammy Rogers and Liz Hengbar) and included the track on 'The Muscle shoals Recordings' (Rounder Records, 2015).



The SteelDrivers recorded Jerry Salley's 'River Runs Red' (co-written with Tammy Rogers and Liz Hengbar) and included the track on 'The Muscle shoals Recordings' (Rounder Records, 2015).



The SteelDrivers recorded Jerry Salley's 'Six Feet Away' (co-written with Tammy Rogers) and included the track on 'The Muscle shoals Recordings' (Rounder Records, 2015).

The SteelDrivers earned a Grammy Award for their album, 'The Muscle shoals Recordings' (Rounder Records, 2015).



Shenandoah (featuring lead vocalist Marty Raybon) recorded Jerry Salley's 'Good News Travels Fast' (co-written with Bud McGuire) and included the track on 'Good News Travels Fast' (Daywind Roots / Daywind Records, 2016).

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