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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 during 2011, 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 Teea Goans, which she submitted to this site on Saturday 25 June 2011.

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

Teea Goans

Teea Goans
This quote was submitted on Saturday 25 June 2011.

'Gene Watson is my definition of a genuine country singer.

Teea Goans and Gene Watson

His voice is one of a kind and cannot be duplicated.

He is real, authentic and legendary in our industry and a hero to everyone who aspires to sing real country music'.

Thank you, Teea Goans, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Teea Goans...

Teea Goans

Teea Goans grew up in rural Lowry City, Missouri, not far from the Kansas border.

Teea Goans' family listened to an AM radio station which played classic country music.  When she started school in the 1980s, Teea Goans wasn't aware of Michael Jackson (Friday 29 August 1958 - Thursday 25 June 2009) or Madonna.

Although she was singing in church by the time she was three years old, it wasn’t until Teea Goans turned eight that she got her big break.  That's when the producers of the nearby Truman Lake Opry spotted her wowing a crowd in a talent contest.

With her mother’s cautious approval, Teea Goans became a fully-fledged member of Truman Lake Opry a year later.  She continued to perform there every week until she was seventeen years old, frequently opening for such Grand Ole Opry acts as Bill Anderson, Little Jimmy Dickens (Sunday 19 December 1920 - Friday 2 January 2015) and Grandpa Jones (Monday 20 October 1913 - Thursday 19 February 1998).

Teea Goans’ primary musical influence during those early years was her maternal grandmother - the late Della Lee Faulkner.  A locally popular singer in the 1960s, Della Lee Faulkner might have pursued a career in Nashville had she not had seven children to care for.

After high school, Teea Goans earned her associate’s degree at Longview Community College in Kansas City.  She remained there after graduation, supporting herself by selling phones for Verizon.

Then, in September 2002, Teea Goans decided that it was time for her to go to Nashville.  Aided and encouraged by her mom, dad and grandmother, Teea Goans packed a U-Haul and set out for Music City.

On Thursday 31 October 2002, Teea Goans moved into her apartment.

A week after Teea Goans arrived in Nashville just happened to be 'CMA Week', during which the Country Music Association presented its annual awards.  At the time, Teea Goans continued her job with Verizon.

In 2003, Teea Goans married her high school sweetheart.  In 2005, he persuaded her it was time to stop selling phones and start following her musical star.  Teea Goans began writing songs as soon as she left her job and she sang demos for other writers.  As a consequence, doors began to open for Teea Goans in Nashville.

Teea Goans had been obsessed with The Grand Ole Opry on Nashville's Country Legend WSM 650AM since she was a child; she used to listen to it every Saturday night.

In 2006, Teea Goans was at Wilson County Fair and noticed that WSM was broadcasting from there.  She got to talking to one of the girls manning the merchandise table and offered her services on a volunteer basis, answering telephones, selling T-shirts, or whatever.

A month later, Teea Goans received an email from WSM, asking if she'd be interested in helping out with some radio promotion work.

Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013)

The first thing Teea Goans worked on was a Ray Price show at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville in 2006; she sold t-shirts for Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013) out in the lobby of Ryman Auditorium.

In 2007, Teea Goans received a call from WSM, asking if she would work with Keith Bilbrey, who was doing The Opry warm-up show and who needed somebody to book the show and run talent - that is, go to The Opry with Keith every Saturday night and work backstage bringing him the artists he wanted to interview.  Teea Goans jumped at the opportunity!

Suddenly, Teea Goans was backstage at The Grand Ole Opry every weekend with people she just adored.  She never, ever mentioned to them that she was a singer.

Teea Goans never wanted to use her connection at The Opry as a way to get her music out there.  So no-one knew she sang; they just knew Teea Goans as the girl who worked at The Grand Ole Opry and Nashville's Country Legend WSM 650AM.

Once Teea Goans was inside WSM, the breaks kept coming.  About a year and a half into Teea's job with Keith Bilbrey, she was brought in and told that executives at WSM had an idea for a show, which would run between the first and second show on the Saturday night Opry and they felt that Teea Goans could host it.

In 2008, Teea Goans became the host of WSM's 'Inside The Opry Circle' and gave listeners an 'All Access' pass to The Grand Ole Opry with backstage interviews, Opry news and the traditional country music WSM was built on.

Even as her Grand Ole Opry responsibilities expanded, Teea Goans continued to write and demo songs.  Steel guitarist John Hughey (Wednesday 27 December 1933 - Sunday 18 November 2007) played on one of her demos.

A disc jockey at WSM alerted Teea Goans to the fact that John Hughey was in a band called The Time Jumpers, who played every Monday night at The Station Inn, Nashville’s foremost bluegrass club.  Teea Goans went to The Station Inn and fell in love with The Time Jumpers.  Besides John Hughey, she knew some of the other Time Jumpers from her work at The Grand Ole Opry.

One night, The Time Jumpers encouraged Teea Goans to join them onstage and sing a couple of songs and that’s how she met Terry Choate; he'd been working with The Time Jumpers for years.

Crosswind Corporation

Thus began the journey which culminated in the release of an extraordinary album, 'The Way I Remember It' (Crosswind Corporation, 2010), an album with a distinct point of view.  Teea Goans felt that she owed it to country music to respect its traditions and get it out there for people to hear in its purest form.

After Teea Goans recorded the first four songs, Terry Choate took them around to people and the enthusiasm spread like wildfire.  Acclaimed country music artists, including Little Jimmy Dickens (Sunday 19 December 1920 - Friday 2 January 2015) and Bill Anderson cheered her on.

Teea Goans: 'The Way I Remember It' (Crosswind Corporation, 2010)

On Thursday 1 April 2010, Teea Goans' saw the release of her debut album, 'The Way I Remember It' (Crosswind Corporation, 2010); the producer of the set was Terry Choate, while the associate producer was Joe Spivey.

Terry Choate was Director of A&R for Capitol Records during the phenomenal rise of Garth Brooks and was also the producer of Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers' album 'Pilgrimage' (Curb Records, 2009), as well as the Grammy-nominated and Emmy award winning 'Jumpin' Time' CD / DVD by the eleven-member Western Swing ensemble, The Time Jumpers.

Joe Spivey, a multi-instrumentalist and long-time leader of John Anderson's band, is a stalwart in The Time Jumpers crew of Nashville super-pickers.

Teea Goans, Terry Choate and Joe Spivey spent more than a year selecting the eleven songs on 'The Way I Remember It' (Crosswind Corporation, 2010).  They turned to master country music composers, most of whom were members of The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

All the musicians and singers backing Teea Goans were standout musicians too.  In addition to Joe Spivey, who provided acoustic guitar, fiddle and mandolin, there were three other Time Jumpers in this magical mix: steel guitarist Paul Franklin, along with fiddle players Aubrey Haynie and Kenny Sears.

Then there was the legendary electric guitarist, Leon Rhodes, an alumnus of Ernest Tubb’s fabled Texas Troubadours, plus drummer John Gardner, pianist Dirk Johnson, pedal steel guitarist Mike Johnson, bassists Larry Paxton and Matt McKenzie, electric guitarist James Mitchell, harmony vocalists John Wesley Ryles and Cindy Richardson Walker, and string arranger Kristin Wilkinson.

Teea Goans: 'The Way I Remember It' (Crosswind Corporation, 2010)

Teea Goans' 'The Way I Remember It' (Crosswind Corporation, 2010) was easily one of the finest traditional country music releases of 2010 and included the following classic country music tracks:

'I'm Still Not Over You' (written by Willie Nelson)

Willie Nelson: 'Good Ol' Country Singing' (RCA Camden Records, 1968)

Willie Nelson recorded 'I'm Still Not Over You' (written by Willie Nelson) and included the track on 'Good Ol' Country Singing' (RCA Camden Records, 1968).



Ray Price
 (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013) recorded 'I'm Still Not Over You' (written by Willie Nelson) and included the track on 'Take Me As I Am' (Columbia Records, 1968); the track reached No.6 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1968.

'Walking The Floor Over You', which was written by Ernest Tubb (Monday 9 February 1914 - Thursday 6 September 1984)

Ernest Tubb: 'Ernest Tubb Favourites' (Decca Records, 1951)

Ernest Tubb (Monday 9 February 1914 - Thursday 6 September 1984) recorded 'Walkin' The Floor Over You' (written by Ernest Tubb) and included the track on 'Ernest Tubb Favourites' (Decca Records, 1951); the track was originally released in 1941 and included only Ernest Tubb's vocals and acoustic guitar accompanied by 'Smitty' Smith on electric guitar.

Ernest Tubb (Monday 9 February 1914 - Thursday 6 September 1984) later re-recorded 'Walkin' The Floor Over You' (written by Ernest Tubb) with his band, The Texas Troubadours.  The single became a hit and sold over a million copies; it is claimed to be the first honky tonk song which launched the musical genre itself.

'He'll Be Back', which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 - Thursday 15 July 2010), Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 - Wednesday 1 July 2015) and Dale Dodson
'Same Old Song & Dance', which was written by Rick Holt and Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 - Wednesday 1 July 2015)
'Lying in My Arms' (written by Joe Allen)

'Walk Out Backwards' (written by Bill Anderson)


Teea Goans performs 'Walk Out Backwards' (written by Bill Anderson) as part of Bill Anderson's 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2010

Bill Anderson: 'Country Heart Songs' (Decca Records, 1962)

Bill Anderson recorded 'Walk Out Backwards' (written by Bill Anderson) and included the track on 'Country Heart Songs' (Decca Records, 1962); the track reached No.9 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1960.

Rick Trevino: 'Dos Mundos' (Columbia Nashville Records, 1993)

Rick Trevino recorded 'Walk Out Backwards' (written by Bill Anderson) and included the track on 'Dos Mundos' (Columbia Nashville Records, 1993); the track was a Spanish-language version.

Rick Trevino: 'Rick Trevino' (Columbia Nashville Records, 1994)

Rick Trevino recorded 'Walk Out Backwards' (written by Bill Anderson) and included the track on 'Rick Trevino' (Columbia Nashville Records, 1994); the track was a English-language version.

'I Don't Do Bridges Anymore' (written by Jim McBride, Don Poythress and Jerry Salley)

'Made For Loving You', which was written by Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 - Sunday 30 October 2016) and Sonny Throckmorton
 / Dan Tyminski, of Alison Krauss' Union Station, served as Teea Goans' vocal partner on this track

Dan Seals: 'Love on Arrival' (Capitol Records, 1989)

Dan Seals (Sunday 8 February 1948 - Wednesday 25 March 2009) recorded 'Made For Lovin' You', which was written by Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 - Sunday 30 October 2016) and Sonny Throckmorton, and included the track on 'Love on Arrival' (Capitol Records, 1989).

Clinton Gregory: 'Music 'n' Me' (Step One Records, 1990)

Clinton Gregory recorded 'Made For Lovin' You', which was written by Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 - Sunday 30 October 2016) and Sonny Throckmorton, and included the track on 'Music 'n' Me' (Step One Records, 1990).

Doug Stone: 'From The Heart' (Epic Records, 1992)

Doug Stone recorded 'Made For Lovin' You', which was written by Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 - Sunday 30 October 2016) and Sonny Throckmorton, and included the track on 'From The Heart' (Epic Records, 1992).

'Two Arms, Two Lips, Too Lonely, Too Long' (written by Jim Owen)

Mel Tillis: 'Mel Tillis' Greatest Hits, Volume 2' (Kapp Records, 1971)

Mel Tillis recorded 'Two Arms, Two Lips, Too Lonely, Too Long' and included the track on 'Mel Tillis' Greatest Hits, Volume 2' (Kapp Records, 1970); the track reached No.25 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1970.

Justin Trevino: 'More Loud Music & Strong Wine' (Heart of Texas Records, 2005)

Justin Trevino recorded 'Two Arms, Two Lips, Too Lonely, Too Long' and included the track on 'More Loud Music & Strong Wine' (Heart of Texas Records, 2005).

'I Didn't Mean To Love You', which was written by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) and Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 - Wednesday 1 July 2015)

Merle Haggard: 'Serving 190 Proof' (MCA Records, 1979)

Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) recorded 'I Didn't Mean To Love You', which was written by Merle Haggard and Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 - Wednesday 1 July 2015), and included the track on 'Serving 190 Proof' (MCA Records, 1979).

'Letter From God' (written by Angela Kaset and Rob Crosby)

Teea Goans: 'That's Just Me' (Crosswind Corporation, 2012)

On Monday 16 July 2012, Teea Goans saw the release of her second album, 'That's Just Me' (Crosswind Corporation, 2012), which included thirteen songs, both notable covers and original material.

Teea Goans' second album, 'That's Just Me' (Crosswind Corporation, 2012), was produced by Terry Choate, a mentor to Teea, and the man who elevated The Time Jumpers from a talented bar band to multiple Grammy Award nominations.

Some of the tracks on Teea Goans' second album, 'That's Just Me' (Crosswind Corporation, 2012), included the following:

'Misty Blue', which was written by Bob Montgomery (Wednesday 12 May 1937 - Thursday 4 December 2014) / this track was a hit single for a number of artists, including the following:

Wilma Burgess (Sunday 11 June 1939 - Tuesday 26 August 2003) (No.4, 1967)
Eddy Arnold (Wednesday 15 May 1918 - Thursday 8 May 2008) (No.3, 1967)
Billie Jo Spears (Friday 14 January 1938 - Wednesday 14 December 2011) (No.5, 1976)

Brenda Lee: 'Brenda' (MCA Records, 1973)

'Nobody Wins' (written by Kris Kristofferson)
/ Brenda Lee recorded this track and included it on 'Brenda' (MCA Records, 1973); Brenda Lee's version reached No.5 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1973

Larry Gatlin: 'Oh, Brother' (Monument Records, 1978)

'I’ve Done Enough Dying Today' (written by Larry Gatlin)
/ Larry Gatlin recorded this track and included it on 'Oh, Brother' (Monument Records, 1978); the track reached No.7 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1979

Teea Goans also chose to include 'Over The Rainbow', the theme of the 1939 film classic, 'The Wizard of Oz', after witnessing the reaction of an audience of World War II veterans to her live performance of the song.

Teea Goans: 'Memories to Burn' (Crosswind Corporation, 2014)

On Friday 12 December 2014, Teea Goans saw the release of her third album, 'Memories To Burn' (Crosswind Corporation, 2014), which included the following tracks:

'Old Fashioned Love' / 'What a Wonderful World'

'Sing a Sad Song', which was written by Wynn Stewart (Thursday 7 June 1934 - Wednesday 17 July 1985)

Wynn Stewart: 'After The Storm' (Playboy Records, 1976)

Wynn Stewart (Thursday 7 June 1934 - Wednesday 17 July 1985) recorded 'Sing a Sad Song' (written by Wynn Stewart) and included the track on 'After The Storm' (Playboy Records, 1976); the track reached No.19 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1977.

Merle Haggard: 'Strangers' (Capitol Records, 1965)

Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) recorded 'Sing a Sad Song', which was written by Wynn Stewart (Thursday 7 June 1934 - Wednesday 17 July 1985), and included the track on 'Strangers' (Capitol Records, 1965); the track reached No.19 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1963.

'What's Forever For?' (written by Rafe VanHoy)

England Dan Seals & John Ford Coley: 'Dr. Heckle & Mr. Jive' (Big Tree Records, 1979)

England Dan Seals (Sunday 8 February 1948 - Wednesday 25 March 2009) & John Ford Coley recorded 'What's Forever For?' (written by Rafe VanHoy) and included the track on 'Dr. Heckle & Mr. Jive' (Big Tree Records, 1979).

Anne Murray: 'Somebody's Waiting' (Capitol Records, 1980)

Anne Murray recorded 'What's Forever For?' (written by Rafe VanHoy) and included the track on 'Somebody's Waiting' (Capitol Records, 1980).

T.G. Sheppard: 'I Love 'Em All' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981)

T.G. Sheppard recorded 'What's Forever For?' (written by Rafe VanHoy) and included the track on 'I Love 'Em All' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981).

John Conlee: 'With Love' (MCA Records, 1981)

John Conlee recorded 'What's Forever For?' (written by Rafe VanHoy) and included the track on 'With Love' (MCA Records, 1981).

Michael Martin Murphey: 'Michael Martin Murphey' (Liberty Records, 1982)

Michael Martin Murphey recorded 'What's Forever For?' (written by Rafe VanHoy) and included the track on 'Michael Martin Murphey' (Liberty Records, 1982); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in September / October 1982, and No.19 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1982.

Billy Gilman: 'One Voice' (Epic Records, 2000)

Billy Gilman recorded 'What's Forever For?' (written by Rafe VanHoy) and included the track on 'One Voice' (Epic Records, 2000).

B.J. Thomas: 'You Call That a Mountain' (Kardina Records, 2000)

B.J. Thomas recorded 'What's Forever For?' (written by Rafe VanHoy) and included the track on 'You Call That a Mountain' ( Records, 2000).

'Memories To Burn', which was written by Warren D. Robb and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004)

Gene Watson: 'Memories to Burn' (Epic Records, 1985)

Gene Watson recorded 'Memories To Burn', which was written by Warren D. Robb and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004) and included the track on 'Memories to Burn' (Epic Records, 1985); the track reached No.5 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1986.

'You Take Me For Granted' (written by Leona Williams)

Merle Haggard: 'Going Where The Lonely Go' (Epic Records, 1982)

Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) recorded 'You Take Me For Granted' (written by Leona Williams) and included the track on 'Going Where The Lonely Go' (Epic Records, 1982); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in May / June 1983.

'Sentimental Journey'
'The World Needs a Melody'

'I Won't Mention It Again' (written by Cam Mullins and Carolyn Jean Yates)

Ray Price: 'I Won't Mention It Again' (Columbia Records, 1971)

Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013) recorded 'I Won't Mention It Again' (written by Cam Mullins and Carolyn Jean Yates) and included the track on 'I Won't Mention It Again' (Columbia Records, 1971); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for three weeks in May / June 1971.

'Pick Me Up On Your Way Down', which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002)

Charlie Walker: 'Charlie Walker's Greatest Hits' (Columbia Records, 1961)

In 1958, Charlie Walker (Tuesday 2 November 1926 - Friday 12 September 2008) recorded 'Pick Me Up On Your Way Down', which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002); the track reached No.2 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1958 and was subsequently included on 'Charlie Walker's Greatest Hits' (Columbia Records, 1961).

'Stranger Things Have Happened' (written by Roger Murrah and Keith Stegall)

Ronnie Milsap: 'Stranger Things Have Happened' (RCA Records, 1989)

Ronnie Milsap recorded 'Stranger Things Have Happened' (written by Roger Murrah and Keith Stegall) and included the track on 'Stranger Things Have Happened' (RCA Records, 1989); the track reached No.2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1990.

'Great is Thy Faithfulness'
'All I Want For Christmas is You'
'They Saw a King'


Teea Goans performs 'I'm Still Not Over You' (written by Willie Nelson) as part of 'Country's Family Reunion: Tribute to Ray Price' in 2015


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