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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 2012, 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 T. Graham Brown, which he submitted to this site on Tuesday 14 August 2012.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to T. Graham Brown who made a special contribution to this unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.

Sean Brady would also like to say 'thank you' to Carrie & Debbie Moore at Third Coast Talent in Kingston Springs, Tennessee for their help in acquiring this valuable quote from T. Graham Brown.

T. Graham Brown

T. Graham Brown
This quote was submitted on Tuesday 14 August 2012.

'Gene Watson is the purest voice in country music, a great guy, and my friend'.

Thank you, T. Graham Brown, for your support of Gene Watson.

About T. Graham Brown...

T. Graham Brown

T. Graham Brown was born Anthony 'T.' Graham Brown on Saturday 30 October 1954 in Arabi, Georgia.  He has been active as an American country music artist since 1986 and has recorded a total of thirteen studio albums.

T. Graham Brown has charted more than twenty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart, three of which - 'Hell & High Water' and 'Don't Go to Strangers' from 1986, and 'Darlene' from 1988 - reached No.1, along with eight more hit singles, which reached the Billboard country music Top 10.

Anthony Graham Brown first performed in a duo called Dirk & Tony, before founding two more bands and eventually settling on the stage name T. Graham Brown.

In 1982, T. Graham Brown moved to Nashville and found work singing advertising jingles for companies such as McDonald's, Disneyland and Budweiser.  He also provided the vocal work for many of the demos in Nashville; in fact, it was T. Graham Brown's voice which Randy Travis heard when he listened to the demo of '1982' (written by James 'Buddy' Blackmon and Carl 'Vip' Vipperman).

Randy Travis: 'Storms of Life' (Warner Bros. Records, 1986)

Randy Travis recorded '1982' (written by James 'Buddy' Blackmon and Carl 'Vip' Vipperman) and included the track on 'Storms of Life' (Warner Bros. Records, 1986); the track reached No.6 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1986.

T. Graham Brown was also the singing narrator in the Taco Bell 'Run For the Border' television commercial spots.

T. Graham Brown also found work as a songwriter for Tree Publishing before signing to Capitol Records in 1984.

T. Graham Brown's first release for Capitol Records, 'Drowning in Memories', peaked at No.39 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1984; the track, however, was never included on an album.

After 'Drowning in Memories' (No.39, 1984), came the No.7 hit 'I Tell It Like It Used to Be' (written by Ron Hellard, Michael Garvin and Bucky Jones), the first single from his 1986 album of the same name.

T. Graham Brown: 'I Tell It Like It Used to Be' (Capitol Records, 1986)

T. Graham Brown's debut album, 'I Tell It Like It Used to Be' (Capitol Records, 1986) was released in March 1986 and included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'I Tell It Like It Used to Be' (written by Ron Hellard, Michael Garvin and Bucky Jones)
(No.7, 1985)
'I Wish That I Could Hurt That Way Again' (written by Curly Putman, Rafe VanHoy and Don Cook) (No.3, 1986)
'Hell & High Water' (written by T. Graham Brown and Alex Harvey) (No.1 for one week in December 1986) / Alex Harvey is a songwriter best known for composing David Houston's 'Baby, Baby (I Know You're a Lady)' (No.1 for four weeks in January 1970), Tanya Tucker's 'Delta Dawn' (No.6 in April 1972) and Kenny Rogers' 'Reuben James'
'Don't Go to Strangers' (written by Russell Smith and J.D. Martin) (No.1 for one week in May 1987)

T. Graham Brown's debut album, 'I Tell It Like It Used to Be' (Capitol Records, 1986), also included the following tracks:

'Say When'
'Rock It, Billy'
'She's Mine'
'You're Trying Too Hard'
'Don't Make a Liar Out of Me'
'Is There Anything I Can Do'

T. Graham Brown's debut album, 'I Tell It Like It Used to Be' (Capitol Records, 1986), reached No.15 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1986.

T. Graham Brown: 'Brilliant Conversationalist' (Capitol Records, 1987)

In May 1987, T. Graham Brown saw the release of 'Brilliant Conversationalist' (Capitol Records, 1987), which included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Brilliant Conversationalist' (written by John Hadley and Gary Nicholson)
(No.9, 1987)
'She Couldn't Love Me Anymore' (written by Mike McGuire, Billy Henderson and Billy Maddox) (No.4, 1987)
'The Last Resort' (written by T. Graham Brown, Bruce Burch and Bruce C. Bouton) (No.4, 1988)

T. Graham Brown's 'Brilliant Conversationalist' (Capitol Records, 1987) also included the following tracks:

'R.F.D. 30529'
'Save That Dress'
'Talkin' to It'
'Anything to Lose'
'Power of Love'
'Walk on Water'
'Sittin' on the Dock of The Bay'

T. Graham Brown's 'Brilliant Conversationalist' (Capitol Records, 1987) reached No.23 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1987.

T. Graham Brown: 'Come As You Were' (Capitol Records, 1988)

In July 1988, T. Graham Brown saw the release of 'Come As You Were' (Capitol Records, 1988), which included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Darlene' (written by Mike Geiger, Ricky Ray Rector and Woody Mullis)
(No.1 for one week in November 1988)
'Come As You Were', which was written by Paul Craft (Friday 12 August 1938 - Saturday 18 October 2014) (No.7, 1989)
'Never Say Never' (No.30, 1989)

T. Graham Brown's 'Come As You Were' (Capitol Records, 1988) also included the following tracks:

'This Wanting You' (written by T. Graham Brown, Bruce Burch and Bruce C. Bouton)
'I Read a Letter Today'
'She's Okay & I'm Okay'
'Time Machine'
'You Let The Water Running'
'Best Love I Ever Had'
'I'll Believe It When I Feel It'

T. Graham Brown's 'Come As You Were' (Capitol Records, 1988) reached No.22 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1988.

In early 1990, T. Graham Brown sang guest vocals on the multi-artist charity single 'Tomorrow's World'.

Tanya Tucker: 'Tennessee Woman' (Capitol Records, 1990)

It was also in 1990 when T. Graham Brown sang guest vocals on Tanya Tucker's single 'Don't Go Out', which was written by Radney Foster and Bill Lloyd; the track reached No.6 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1990, and was included on 'Tennessee Woman' (Capitol Records, 1990).

T. Graham Brown: 'Bumper to Bumper' (Capitol Records, 1989)

In June 1989, T. Graham Brown saw the release of 'Bumper to Bumper' (Capitol Records, 1989), which included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'If You Could Only See Me Now' (written by Susan Longacre and Rick Giles) (No.6, 1990)
'Moonshadow Road' (written by T. Graham Brown, Verlon Thompson and Gary Nicholson) (No.18, 1990)
'I'm Sending One Up For You' (No.53, 1991) / this track was T. Graham Brown's first single to land outside the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Top 40 Chart

T. Graham Brown's 'Bumper to Bumper' (Capitol Records, 1989) also included the following tracks:

'You Can't Make Her Love You'
'I'm Expecting Miracles'
'I've Been Loving You Too Long (to stop now)'
'Eyes Wide Open'
'Bring a Change'
'Blues of The Month Club'
'For Real'
'We Tote The Note'

T. Graham Brown's 'Bumper to Bumper' (Capitol Records, 1989) reached No.33 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1989.

T. Graham Brown: 'Greatest Hits' (Capitol Records, 1991)

In 1991, T. Graham Brown saw the release of 'Greatest Hits' (Capitol Records, 1991), which included the following tracks:

'R.F.D. 30529'
/ this track was an album track from 1987
'I Tell It Like It Used to Be' (written by Ron Hellard, Michael Garvin and Bucky Jones) (No.7, 1985)
'I Wish That I Could Hurt That Way Again' (written by Curly Putman, Rafe VanHoy and Don Cook) (No.3, 1986)
'Hell & High Water' (written by T. Graham Brown and Alex Harvey) (No.1 for one week in December 1986)
'Don't Go to Strangers' (written by Russell Smith and J.D. Martin) (No.1 for one week in May 1987)
'Brilliant Conversationalist' (written by John Hadley and Gary Nicholson) (No.9, 1987)
'She Couldn't Love Me Anymore' (written by Mike McGuire, Billy Henderson and Billy Maddox) (No.4, 1987)
'The Last Resort' (written by T. Graham Brown, Bruce Burch and Bruce C. Bouton) (No.4, 1988)
'Darlene' (written by Mike Geiger, Ricky Ray Rector and Woody Mullis) (No.1 for one week in November 1988)
'Come As You Were', which was written by Paul Craft (Friday 12 August 1938 - Saturday 18 October 2014) (No.7, 1989)

T. Graham Brown: 'You Can't Take It With You' (Capitol Records, 1991)

In April 1991, T. Graham Brown saw the release of 'You Can't Take It With You' (Capitol Records, 1991), which included two tracks, which were released as singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'With This Ring' (No.31, 1991)
'You Can't Take It With You' (written by Steve Bogard) / this track was released as a single in 1991, but it did not chart

T. Graham Brown's 'You Can't Take It With You' (Capitol Records, 1991) also included the following tracks:

'Love at Work'
'Rock'
'Sweet Believer'
'Just a Woman'
'You're Everything She Couldn't Be'
'Shakey Ground'
'Pillow of Mercy'
'Bolt Out of The Blue'

Following the release of T. Graham Brown's 'You Can't Take It With You' (Capitol Records, 1991), he exited the roster at Capitol Records.

T. Graham Brown: 'Best of T. Graham Brown' (Capitol Records, 1992)

In 1992, T. Graham Brown saw the release of 'Best of T. Graham Brown' (Capitol Records, 1992), which included the following tracks:

'You Can't Take It With You' (written by Steve Bogard)
 / this track was released as a single in 1991, but it did not chart
'Never Say Never' (No.30, 1989)
'Moonshadow Road' (written by T. Graham Brown, Verlon Thompson and Gary Nicholson) (No.18, 1990)
'I Tell It Like It Used to Be' (written by Ron Hellard, Michael Garvin and Bucky Jones) (No.7, 1985)
'She Couldn't Love Me Anymore' (written by Mike McGuire, Billy Henderson and Billy Maddox) (No.4, 1987)
'If You Could Only See Me Now' (written by Susan Longacre and Rick Giles) (No.6, 1990)
'With This Ring' (No.31, 1991)
'Hell & High Water' (written by T. Graham Brown and Alex Harvey) (No.1 for one week in December 1986)
'I've Been Loving You Too Long (to stop now)' / this track was an album track from 1989
'I'm Sending One Up For You' (No.53, 1991)

T. Graham Brown: 'All Time Greatest Hits' (Curb Records, 1993)

In September 1993, T. Graham Brown saw the release of 'All Time Greatest Hits' (Curb Records, 1993), which included the following tracks:

'I Tell It Like It Used to Be' (written by Ron Hellard, Michael Garvin and Bucky Jones)
 (No.7, 1985)
'Hell & High Water' (written by T. Graham Brown and Alex Harvey) (No.1 for one week in December 1986)
'Brilliant Conversationalist' (written by John Hadley and Gary Nicholson) (No.9, 1987)
'She Couldn't Love Me Anymore' (written by Mike McGuire, Billy Henderson and Billy Maddox) (No.4, 1987)
'Darlene' (written by Mike Geiger, Ricky Ray Rector and Woody Mullis) (No.1 for one week in November 1988)
'Come As You Were', which was written by Paul Craft (Friday 12 August 1938 - Saturday 18 October 2014) (No.7, 1989)
'Drowning in Memories' (No.39, 1984) / this track was T. Graham Brown's first release for Capitol Records in 1984; the track, however, was never included on an album, until the release of 'All Time Greatest Hits' (Curb Records, 1993)
'Shakey Ground' / this track was an album track from 1991
'With This Ring' (No.31, 1991)
'If You Could Only See Me Now' (written by Susan Longacre and Rick Giles) (No.6, 1990)

T. Graham Brown: 'Super Hits' (Columbia Records, 1995)

In May 1995, T. Graham Brown saw the release of 'Super Hits' (Columbia Records, 1995), which included the following tracks:

'I Tell It Like It Used to Be' (written by Ron Hellard, Michael Garvin and Bucky Jones)
 (No.7, 1985)
'I Wish That I Could Hurt That Way Again' (written by Curly Putman, Rafe VanHoy and Don Cook) (No.3, 1986)
'Hell & High Water' (written by T. Graham Brown and Alex Harvey) (No.1 for one week in December 1986)
'Don't Go to Strangers' (written by Russell Smith and J.D. Martin) (No.1 for one week in May 1987)
'Power of Love' / this track was an album track from 1987
'Brilliant Conversationalist' (written by John Hadley and Gary Nicholson) (No.9, 1987)
'The Last Resort' (written by T. Graham Brown, Bruce Burch and Bruce C. Bouton) (No.4, 1988)
'She Couldn't Love Me Anymore' (written by Mike McGuire, Billy Henderson and Billy Maddox) (No.4, 1987)
'Come As You Were', which was written by Paul Craft (Friday 12 August 1938 - Saturday 18 October 2014) (No.7, 1989)
'Darlene' (written by Mike Geiger, Ricky Ray Rector and Woody Mullis) (No.1 for one week in November 1988)

T. Graham Brown: 'Wine into Water' (Intersound Records, 1998)

T. Graham Brown did not record another album until 1998, when he saw the release, on Tuesday 25 August 1998, of 'Wine into Water' (Intersound Records, 1998), which included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Wine into Water' (written by T. Graham Brown, Bruce Burch and Ted Hewitt) (No.44, 1998)
'Happy Ever After' (written by Gary Nicholson and Kevin Welch) (No.68, 1999)
'Never in a Million Tears' (written by Daryl Burgess and Ty Tyler) (No.63, 1999)
'Memphis, Women & Chicken' (written by Donnie Fritts, Gary Nicholson and Dan Penn) (No.73, 1999)

T. Graham Brown's 'Wine into Water' (Intersound Records, 1998) also included the following tracks:

'Keep Me from Blowing Away', which was written by Paul Craft (Friday 12 August 1938 - Saturday 18 October 2014)
'Good Days, Bad Days', which was written by Walt Aldridge, John Jarrad (Thursday 7 May 1953 - Thursday 1 February 2001) and Gary Nicholson
'Hide & Seek' (written by Gary Nicholson)
'Accept My Love' (written by Glen Clark and Jeff Silbar)
'A Better Word for Love' (written by Al Anderson and Gary Nicholson)
'Livin' on Love' (written by Craig Fuller and Gary Nicholson)
'How Do You Know' (written by Delaney Bramlett and Gary Nicholson)

George Jones: 'Cold Hard Truth' (Asylum Records, 1999)

George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) recorded T. Graham Brown's 'This Wanting You' (co-written with Bruce C. Bouton and Bruce Burch) and included the track on 'Cold Hard Truth' (Asylum Records, 1999).

T. Graham Brown: 'The Next Right Thing' (Compendia Records, 2003)

On Tuesday 20 May 2003, T. Graham Brown saw the release of 'The Next Right Thing' (Compendia Records, 2003), which included one track, which was a hit single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'Middle Age Crazy' (written by Sonny Throckmorton) (No.58, 2003)

T. Graham Brown's 'The Next Right Thing' (Compendia Records, 2003) also included the following tracks:

'Tennessee Hideaway' (written by Danny Flowers and Kenny Greenberg)
'Bag of Bones', which was written by Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016) and Gary Nicholson
'The Next Right Thing' (written by T. Graham Brown, Chuck Jones and Gary Nicholson)
'Tools for The Soul' (written by Danny Flowers and James Pennebaker)
'Which Way to Pray' (written by T. Graham Brown and Gary Nicholson)
'Still Not Out of the Woods' (written by Jim Lauderdale and Gary Nicholson)
'As If You Didn't Know' (written by Donnie Fritts and Gary Nicholson)
'Monkey' (written by T. Graham Brown)
'Use the Blues' (written by Gary Nicholson and Kim Wilson)
'My Old Friend the Blues' (written by Steve Earle)
'If I Had the Power' (written by T. Graham Brown, Gary Nicholson and Kim Wilson)
'Wine into Water' (written by T. Graham Brown, Bruce Burch and Ted Hewitt)

T. Graham Brown: 'The Present' (Joy Records / Aspirion Records, 2006)

On Tuesday 31 October 2006, T. Graham Brown saw the release of 'The Present' (Joy Records / Aspirion Records, 2006), which included one track, which was released as a single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'The Present' (written by T. Graham Brown and Tom Hambridge) / this track was released as a single in 2006, but it did not chart

T. Graham Brown's 'The Present' (Joy Records / Aspirion Records, 2006) also included the following tracks:

'Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything There is a Season)', which was written by Pete Seeger (Saturday 3 May 1919 - Monday 27 January 2014), Petersen and Marsalis
'Just a Close Walk with Thee'
'I Can Clearly Now' (written by Johnny Nash)
'You've Got a Friend'
'Stand Up for Love' (written by Steve Schuffert)
'Bridge Over Troubled Water' (written by Paul Simon)
'He's Got the Whole World'
'As If You Didn't Know' (written by Donnie Fritts and Gary Nicholson)
'Whole Lotta Lovin' (written by T. Graham Brown and Steve Schuffert)
'I'm Expecting Miracles' (written by T. Graham Brown, Gary Nicholson and Verlon Thompson)
'You are the Sunshine of My Life'
'Through the Eyes of a Child' (written by Phil Dillon, Kim Parent and Stuart Ziff)
'Put a Little Love in Your Heart' (written by Jackie DeShannon and Jimmy Holiday)
'Put Your Hand in The Hand', which was written by Gene MacLellan (Wednesday 2 February 1938 - Thursday 19 January 1995)
'Wine into Water' (written by T. Graham Brown, Bruce Burch and Ted Hewitt)

Gene Watson & Rhonda Vincent: 'Your Money & My Good Looks' (Upper Management Music, 2011)

Gene Watson & Rhonda Vincent recorded T. Graham Brown's 'This Wanting You' (co-written with Bruce C. Bouton and Bruce Burch) and included the track on 'Your Money & My Good Looks' (Upper Management Music, 2011).

Loretta Lynn: 'Full Circle' (Legacy Recordings, 2016)

Loretta Lynn recorded T. Graham Brown's 'Wine into Water' (co-written with Bruce Burch and Ted Hewitt) and included the track on 'Full Circle' (Legacy Recordings, 2016).

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