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For exclusive PR / publicity representation of Gene Watson, contact Scott Adkins at Adkins Publicity in Nashville.



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 2013, 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
Moe Bandy, which he submitted to this site on Tuesday 16 July 2013.

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

Moe Bandy

Moe Bandy
This quote was submitted on Tuesday 16 July 2013.

'I think Gene Watson is one of the greatest singers of our time.

It's always a thrill to do shows with him.

He's a singers singer and also a great friend'

Thank you, Moe Bandy, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Moe Bandy...

Moe Bandy

Moe Bandy was born Marion Franklin Bandy Junior in Meridian, Mississippi on Saturday 12 February 1944.

Marion, who was nicknamed Moe by his father when he was a child, grew up in the hometown of the legendary Jimmie Rodgers (8 September 1897 - Friday 26 May 1933).

Moe Bandy later stated 'My grandfather worked on the railroads with Jimmie Rodgers.  He was the boss of the railway yard in Meridian and Jimmie Rodgers worked for him. He said that he played his guitar all the time between work'.

The Bandy family moved to San Antonio, Texas when Moe was six years old.  His mother played piano and sang.

Moe Bandy was taught to play the guitar by his father, but made little use of the ability until he was in his teens.  His father's wish that Moe Bandy also play the fiddle never materialised.

Moe Bandy made some appearances with his father's country band, The Mission City Playboys, but generally during his high school days, he showed little interest in music, but a great deal in rodeos.

Moe Bandy tried bronco-busting and bull-riding and, by the time he was sixteen years old, he was competing in rodeos all over Texas.

In 1962, tired of the bruises and fractured bones, Moe Bandy began to pursue a career in country music, and assembled a band that he called Moe & The Mavericks, finding work playing small beer joints, honky tonks and clubs over a wide area around San Antonio in Texas.

Although work was plentiful, the pay was poor and during the day Moe Bandy worked for his father as a sheet metal worker; this was to last for the next twelve years, during which time Moe Bandy made a few recordings for various small record labels.

In 1964, Moe Bandy saw the release of his first single, 'Lonely Lady', on Satin Records, but it made little impression.

Moe Bandy did, however, manage to get his band a residency on a local television program called 'Country Corner' and, in this capacity, he provided backing for several touring country music stars.

Moe Bandy: 1967

Moe Bandy & The Mavericks: 'Moe Bandy & The Mavericks' (Crazy Cajun Records, 1967)

In January 1967, Moe Bandy & The Mavericks saw the release of 'Moe Bandy & The Mavericks' (Crazy Cajun Records, 1967), which included the following tracks:

'One More Tomorrow'
'I Didn't Think I Loved You'
'Country Show'
'Pleading'
'As Long As There's A Chance'
'Playboy'
'My Heart Belongs To You'
'You're Part of Me'
'What Would You Do'
'Too Many Times'
'Anything For You'
'Lonely Girl'
'Still A Fool For You'
'Hey There, My Friend'

Moe Bandy: 1973

In 1973, Moe Bandy pursued a solo career when record producer Ray Baker, who had listened to Moe's demo recordings the previous year, suggested he come to Nashville.

Moe Bandy managed to obtain a loan and recorded a song called 'I Just Started Hatin' Cheatin' Songs Today', which was written by Arthur Leo 'Doodle' Owens (Friday 28 November 1930 - Monday 4 October 1999) and Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 - Saturday 12 January 2019).

Initially released on Footprint Records, with a limited pressing of five hundred copies, 'I Just Started Hatin' Cheatin' Songs Today', which was written by Arthur Leo 'Doodle' Owens (Friday 28 November 1930 - Monday 4 October 1999) and Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 - Saturday 12 January 2019), soon came to the attention of GRC Records, a record label based in Atlanta.

Moe Bandy: 1974

Moe Bandy: 'I Just Started Hatin' Cheatin' Songs Today' (GRC Records, 1974)

In July 1974, Moe Bandy's recording of 'I Just Started Hatin' Cheatin' Songs Today', which was written by Arthur Leo 'Doodle' Owens (Friday 28 November 1930 - Monday 4 October 1999) and Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 - Saturday 12 January 2019), entered the Billboard country music singles chart, and eventually peaked at No.17; the track also became the title track of Moe Bandy's debut album.

Moe Bandy's debut album, 'I Just Started Hatin' Cheatin' Songs Today' (GRC Records, 1974), which was produced by Ray Baker, included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'I Just Started Hatin' Cheatin' Songs Today', which was written by Arthur Leo 'Doodle' Owens (Friday 28 November 1930 - Monday 4 October 1999) and Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 - Saturday 12 January 2019) (No.17, 1974)
'Honky Tonk Amnesia', which was written by Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 - Saturday 12 January 2019) and Arthur Leo 'Doodle' Owens (Friday 28 November 1930 - Monday 4 October 1999) (No.24, 1974)

Moe Bandy's debut album, 'I Just Started Hatin' Cheatin' Songs Today' (GRC Records, 1974), also included the following tracks:

'Cowboys & Playboys', which was written by Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 - Saturday 12 January 2019)
'
How Long Does It Take (To Be A Stranger), which was written by Dallas Frazier and Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 - Saturday 12 January 2019)
'
Get All Your love Together (& Come On Home)', which was written by Gene Vowell, Arthur Leo 'Doodle' Owens (Friday 28 November 1930 - Monday 4 October 1999) and Glenn Sutton (Tuesday 28 September 1937 - Tuesday 17 April 2007)
'
How Far Do You Think We Would Go', which was written by Gene Vowell and Arthur Leo 'Doodle' Owens (Friday 28 November 1930 - Monday 4 October 1999)
'
Smoke Filled Bar' (written by Ginger Boatwright)
'
This Time I Won't Cheat On Her Again', which was written by Arthur Leo 'Doodle' Owens (Friday 28 November 1930 - Monday 4 October 1999) and Dallas Frazier
'
Home Is Where The Hurt Is', which was written by Arthur Leo 'Doodle' Owens (Friday 28 November 1930 - Monday 4 October 1999)
'
I Wouldn't Cheat On Her If She Was Mine' (written by Paul Huffman, Joane Keller and Bucky Jones)

Moe Bandy's debut album, 'I Just Started Hatin' Cheatin' Songs Today' (GRC Records, 1974), reached No.11 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1974.

Moe Bandy: 'It Was Always So Easy' (GRC Records, 1974)

In December 1974, Moe Bandy saw the release of 'It Was Always So Easy' (GRC Records, 1974), which was produced by Ray Baker, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'It Was Always So Easy (To Find An Unhappy Woman)', which was written by Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 - Saturday 12 January 2019) and Arthur Leo 'Doodle' Owens (Friday 28 November 1930 - Monday 4 October 1999) (No.7, 1974)
'Don't Anyone Make Love At Home Anymore' (written by Dallas Frazier) (No.13, 1975)

Moe Bandy's 'It Was Always So Easy' (GRC Records, 1974) also included the following tracks:

'Somebody That's Good' (written by Eddy Raven and Ray Baker)
'How Can I Get You Out of My Heart (When I Can't Get You Off of My Mind)', which was written by Arthur Leo 'Doodle' Owens (Friday 28 November 1930 - Monday 4 October 1999)
'
Loving You Was All I Ever Needed' (written by Stan Kesler and Bobby Wood) / this track was attributed to Dallas Frazier on the album cover, but to Stan Kesler and Bobby Wood on the record label
'Home In San Antone', which was written by Fred Rose (Floyd Jenkins) (24 August 1898 - Wednesday 1 December 1954)
'I'm Looking For A New Way To Love You', which was written by Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 - Saturday 12 January 2019) and Moe Bandy
'One Thing Leads To Another' (written by Eddy Raven)
It's Better Than Going Home Alone' (written by Truman Stearnes and Guy Coleman)
'I'm Gonna Listen To Me' (written by Dallas Frazier)

Personnel involved in the recording of Moe Bandy's 'It Was Always So Easy' (GRC Records, 1974) included the following:

Weldon Myrick (Monday 10 April 1939 - Monday 2 June 2014) (steel guitar)
Johnny Gimble (Sunday 30 May 1926 - Saturday 9 May 2015) (fiddle on all tracks) (mandolin on 'Home In San Antone')
Hargus 'Pig' Robbins (piano)
Kenny Malone (drums)
Bob Moore (bass)
Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004) (guitar)
Chip Young, Ray Edenton and Bob Thompson (rhythm guitar)
Charlie McCoy (everything else)
The Jordanaires (backing vocals)

Moe Bandy's 'It Was Always So Easy' (GRC Records, 1974) reached No.9 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1974.

Moe Bandy: 1975

Moe Bandy: 'Bandy The Rodeo Clown' (GRC Records, 1975)

In August 1975, Moe Bandy saw the release of 'Bandy The Rodeo Clown' (GRC Records, 1975), which was produced by Ray Baker, and included one track, which was a hit single on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Bandy The Rodeo Clown', which was written by Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 - Saturday 19 July 1975) and Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 - Saturday 12 January 2019) (No.7, 1975)

Moe Bandy's 'Bandy The Rodeo Clown' (GRC Records, 1975) also included the following tracks:

'Somewhere There's A Woman', which was written by Rex Gosdin (1938 - Monday 23 May 1983) and Les Reed
'Give Me Liberty (Or Give Me All Your Love)' (written by Dallas Frazier)
'
Nobody's Waiting For Me', which was written by Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 - Saturday 12 January 2019) and Warren D. Robb
'
I Stop & Get Up (To Go Out of My Mind)' (written by Paul Huffman and Joanne Keller)
'
Oh, Lonesome Me', which was written by Don Gibson (Tuesday 3 April 1928 - Monday 17 November 2003)
'
I Sure Don't Need That Memory Tonight' (written by Eddy Raven)
'
Fais Do-Do' (written by Eddy Raven)
'
Goodbye On Your Mind' (written by Eddy Raven)
'
Signs of A Woman Gone', which was written by Rex Gosdin (1938 - Monday 23 May 1983) and Les Reed

Personnel involved in the recording of Moe Bandy's 'Bandy The Rodeo Clown' (GRC Records, 1975) included the following:

Charlie McCoy (harmonica)
Bob Moore (bass)
Hargus 'Pig' Robbins (piano)
Bobby Thompson (Monday 5 July 1937 - Wednesday 18 May 2005), Leo Jackson, Jimmy Capps and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004) (guitar)
Johnny Gimble (Sunday 30 May 1926 - Saturday 9 May 2015) (fiddle)
Kenny Malone (drums)
Weldon Myrick (Monday 10 April 1939 - Monday 2 June 2014) (steel guitar)
The Jordanaires with Laverna Moore (Wednesday 9 February 1938 - Thursday 28 March 2013) (backing vocals)

Moe Bandy's 'Bandy The Rodeo Clown' (GRC Records, 1975) reached No.27 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1975.

Moe Bandy: 1976

Moe Bandy: 'Hank Williams, You Wrote My Life' (Columbia Records, 1976)

In 1976, Moe Bandy met with immediate success when he signed a recording contract with Columbia Records, and saw the release, in February 1976, of 'Hank Williams, You Wrote My Life' (Columbia Records, 1976), which was produced by Ray Baker, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Hank Williams, You Wrote My Life', which was written by Paul Craft (Friday 12 August 1938 - Saturday 18 October 2014) (No.2, 1975)
'The Biggest Airport In The World', which was written by Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 - Saturday 12 January 2019) (No.27, 1976)

Moe Bandy's 'Hank Williams, You Wrote My Life' (Columbia Records, 1976) also included the following tracks:

'I'm The Honky Tonk On Loser's Avenue', which was written by Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 - Saturday 12 January 2019)
'
Ring Around Rosie's Finger' (written by Connie Smith and C. Manser)
'
The Lady's Got Pride', which was written by Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 - Saturday 12 January 2019)
'
You've Got A Lovin' Comin', which was written by Roger D. Bowling (Sunday 3 December 1944 - Sunday 26 December 1982)
'
Hello Mary' (written by B. Bond)
'
The Hard Times' (written by E. Penney, T. Benjamin and Hugh Moffatt)
'I Think I've Got A Love On For You', which was written by Dallas Frazier and Larry Lee Favorite (Saturday 6 January 1940 - Saturday 26 May 2001)
'
I'm Not As Strong As I Used To Be' (written by K. P. Powell and D. Orender)

Personnel involved in the recording of Moe Bandy's 'Hank Williams, You Wrote My Life' (Columbia Records, 1976) included the following:

Bob Moore (bass)
Lloyd Green and Weldon Myrick (Monday 10 April 1939 - Monday 2 June 2014) (steel guitar) / Lloyd Green appeared courtesy of Monument Records
Ray Edenton (rhythm guitar)
Hargus 'Pig' Robbins (piano)
Bobby Thompson (Monday 5 July 1937 - Wednesday 18 May 2005), Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004), Leo Jackson and Jimmy Capps (guitar)
Kenny Malone (drums)
Johnny Gimble (Sunday 30 May 1926 - Saturday 9 May 2015) (fiddle)
Charlie McCoy (harmonica) / Charlie McCoy appeared courtesy of Monument Records
The Jordanaires (backing vocals)

Moe Bandy's 'Hank Williams, You Wrote My Life' (Columbia Records, 1976) reached No.13 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1976.

Moe Bandy: 'Here I Am Drunk Again' (Columbia Records, 1976)

In September 1976, Moe Bandy saw the release of 'Here I Am Drunk Again' (Columbia Records, 1976), which was produced by Ray Baker, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Here I Am Drunk Again', which was written by Robert Autry Inman (Sunday 6 January 1929 - Tuesday 6 September 1988) and Jack Kay (No.11, 1976)
'She Took More Than Her Share', which was written by Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 - Saturday 12 January 2019) (No.11, 1976)

Moe Bandy's 'Here I Am Drunk Again' (Columbia Records, 1976) also included the following tracks:

'If I Had Someone To Cheat On' (writteen by J.R. Cochran)
'
What Happened To Our Love', which was written by Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 - Saturday 12 January 2019) and Moe Bandy
'
The Bottle's Holdin' Me', which was written by Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 - Saturday 12 January 2019)
'
Please Take Her Home' (written by Eddy Raven)
'
Mind Your Own Business', which was written by Hank Williams (Monday 17 September 1923 - Thursday 1 January 1953)
'
She's Got That Oklahoma Look', which was written by Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 - Saturday 12 January 2019)
'
Then You Can Let Me Go (Out of Your Mind)' (written by S. Collom)
'
The Man That You Once Knew' (written by Dallas Frazier)

Personnel involved in the recording of Moe Bandy's 'Here I Am Drunk Again' (Columbia Records, 1976) included the following:

Bob Moore and Henry Strzelecki (Tuesday 8 August 1939 - Monday 29 December 2014) (bass)
Leo Jackson, Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004) and Bobby Thompson (Monday 5 July 1937 - Wednesday 18 May 2005) (guitar)
Kenny Malone and Jerry Carrigan (drums)
Johnny Gimble (Sunday 30 May 1926 - Saturday 9 May 2015) (fiddle)
Weldon Myrick (Monday 10 April 1939 - Monday 2 June 2014) (steel guitar)
Hargus 'Pig' Robbins (piano)
Charlie McCoy (harmonica) / Charlie McCoy appeared courtesy of Monument Records
Ray Edenton (rhythm guitar)
Leon Rhodes (Thursday 10 March 1932 - Saturday 9 December 2017) (lead guitar)
Shane Keister (keyboards)
The Jordanaires and The Nashville Edition (backing vocals)

Moe Bandy's 'Here I Am Drunk Again' (Columbia Records, 1976) reached No.17 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1976.

Moe Bandy: 1977

Moe Bandy: 'I'm Sorry For You, My Friend' (Columbia Records, 1977) Hank Williams: 'Memorial Album' (MGM Records, 1956) George Strait: 'Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind' (MCA Records, 1984)

In February 1977, Moe Bandy saw the release of 'I'm Sorry For You, My Friend' (Columbia Records, 1977), which was produced by Ray Baker, and included one track, which was a hit single on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'I'm Sorry For You, My Friend', which was written by Hank Williams (Monday 17 September 1923 - Thursday 1 January 1953) (No.9, 1977) / the original version of this track was recorded, in December 1951, by Hank Williams (Monday 17 September 1923 - Thursday 1 January 1953), and was subsequently included on Hank Williams' 'Memorial Album' (MGM Records, 1956)

Moe Bandy's 'I'm Sorry For You, My Friend' (Columbia Records, 1977) also included the following tracks:

'Someone That I Can Forget', which was written by Linda Hargrove (Thursday 3 February 1949 - Sunday 24 October 2010) and Pete Drake (Saturday 8 October 1932 - Friday 29 July 1988)
'The Lady From The Country (of Eleven Hundred Springs)' (written by J. Jay and B. Evans)
'So Much For You, So Much For Me' (written by L. Anderson)
'All The Beer & All My Friends Are Gone' (written by Bill Anderson and Mary Lou Turner)
'A Four Letter Fool' (written by K. Jean)
'High Inflation Blues' (written by S. Collom)
'Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind', which was written by Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 - Saturday 12 January 2019) and Darlene Shafer / this track was recorded by Keith Whitley (Thursday 1 July 1954 - Tuesday 9 May 1989) in 1984, and was released it as a non-album track, receiving moderate airplay on American country music radio, and by George Strait, who included it on 'Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind' (MCA Records, 1984); George Strait's version was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in January 1985
'She's An Angel', which was written by Harland Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002) and Lola Jean Dillon
'She's Everybody's Woman, I'm Nobody's Man', which was written by Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 - Saturday 12 January 2019) and Moe Bandy

Personnel involved in the recording of Moe Bandy's 'I'm Sorry For You, My Friend' (Columbia Records, 1977) included the following:

Leo Jackson, Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004) and Bobby Thompson (Monday 5 July 1937 - Wednesday 18 May 2005) (guitar)
Bob Moore and Henry Strzelecki (Tuesday 8 August 1939 - Monday 29 December 2014) (bass)
Kenny Malone and Jerry Carrigan (drums)
Johnny Gimble (Sunday 30 May 1926 - Saturday 9 May 2015) (fiddle)
Weldon Myrick (Monday 10 April 1939 - Monday 2 June 2014) (steel guitar)
Hargus 'Pig' Robbins (piano)
Charlie McCoy and Terry McMillan (Monday 12 October 1953 - Friday 2 February 2007) (harmonica)
Ray Edenton (rhythm guitar)
Leon Rhodes (Thursday 10 March 1932 - Saturday 9 December 2017) (lead guitar)
The Jordanaires and The Nashville Edition (backing vocals)

Moe Bandy's 'I'm Sorry For You, My Friend' (Columbia Records, 1977) reached No.18 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1977.

Moe Bandy: 'The Best of Moe Bandy' (Columbia Records, 1977)

In May 1977, Moe Bandy saw the release of 'The Best of Moe Bandy' (Columbia Records, 1977), which included the following tracks:

'Bandy The Rodeo Clown', which was written by Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 - Saturday 19 July 1975) and Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 - Saturday 12 January 2019) (No.7, 1975)
'Hank Williams, You Wrote My Life', which was written by Paul Craft (Friday 12 August 1938 - Saturday 18 October 2014) (No.2, 1975)
'One Thing Leads To Another' (written by Eddy Raven) / this track was an album track from 1974
'Cowboys & Playboys', which was written by Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 - Saturday 12 January 2019) / this track was an album track from 1974
'Somebody That's Good' (written by Eddy Raven and Ray Baker) / this track was an album track from 1974
'I Just Started Hatin' Cheatin' Songs Today', which was written by Arthur Leo 'Doodle' Owens (Friday 28 November 1930 - Monday 4 October 1999) and Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 - Saturday 12 January 2019) (No.17, 1974)
'Honky Tonk Amnesia', which was written by Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 - Saturday 12 January 2019) and Arthur Leo 'Doodle' Owens (Friday 28 November 1930 - Monday 4 October 1999) (No.24, 1974)
'The Biggest Airport In The World', which was written by Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 - Saturday 12 January 2019) (No.27, 1976)
'Don't Anyone Make Love At Home Anymore' (written by Dallas Frazier) (No.13, 1975)

Moe Bandy's 'The Best of Moe Bandy' (Columbia Records, 1977) reached No.18 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1977.



In August 1977, Moe Bandy saw the release of 'Cowboys Ain't Supposed To Cry' (Columbia Records, 1977), which was produced by Ray Baker, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:







Moe Bandy's eighth album, 'Soft Lights & Hard Country Music' (Columbia Records, 1978) was released in 1978; the title track reached No.13 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1978, while 'That's What Makes The Jukebox Play' reached No.11 the same year.

Moe Bandy's ninth album, 'Love Is What Life's All About' (Columbia Records, 1978), was released in 1978 and included one hit song; 'Two Lonely People' reached No.7 in late 1978. The album also included 'Love Is What Life's All About' and 'I Never Miss A Day (Missing You)', two tracks that Moe Bandy had participated in as a co-writer.

Chris LeDoux (Saturday 2 October 1948 - Wednesday 9 March 2005) recorded Moe Bandy's 'Chisum', which was co-written with Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 - Saturday 12 January 2019), and included the track on 'Cowboys Ain't Easy To Love' (Lucky Man Records, 1978).

Moe Bandy's tenth album, 'It's A Cheating Situation' (Columbia Records, 1979), was released in 1979; the title track, which reached No.2 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1979, featured exquisite harmony vocals from Janie Fricke, while another track, 'Barstool Mountain', reached No.9.

In 1979, following an appearance at the Wembley Country Music Festival in London, England, Moe Bandy joined forces with fellow country music artist Joe Stampley and saw the release of the album 'Just Good Ol' Boys' (Columbia Records, 1979) in 1979.
The title track, which was written by Ansley Fleetwood (Joe Stampley's piano player) was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in September 1979, while 'Tell Ole I Ain't Here, He Better Go On Home' reached No.11 and 'Holding The Bag' reached No.7.

Moe Bandy's eleventh album, 'One of A Kind' (Columbia Records, 1979), was released in December 1979 and included his first solo No.1 single; 'I Cheated Me Right Out of You' was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in December 1979.
'One of A Kind' (Columbia Records, 1979) also included 'One of A Kind', which reached was No.13 on the Billboard country music singles chart in early 1980.

Moe Bandy's twelfth album, 'The Champ' (Columbia Records, 1980), was released in 1980 and included one hit single; 'Yesterday Once More' reached No.10 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1980.

Moe Bandy's thirteenth album, 'Following The Feeling' (Columbia Records, 1980), was released in 1980 and included two tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Following The Feeling', which was written by Charlie Craig (Friday 30 September 1938 - Friday 1 July 2011) (No.10, 1980) / this track was a duet with Judy Bailey
'My Woman Loves The Devil Out of Me' (No.15, 1980)

'Following The Feeling' (Columbia Records, 1980) also included 'Liquor Emotion', which was written by Moe Bandy.

Moe Bandy's 'Following The Feeling' (Columbia Records, 1980) also included 'It's You And Me Again' (written by Dan Mitchell and Johnny McCollum), which was a duet with Judy Bailey.

The duo of Moe Bandy and Joe Stampley became affectionately known as 'Moe & Joe' and the result of their pairing was overwhelming. They won 'Vocal Duo of The Year' Awards in 1980 from both the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and the Country Music Association (CMA).
Moe Bandy and Joe Stampley saw the release of their second album, 'Hey Joe, Hey Moe' (Columbia Records, 1981), in 1981.
The album included two hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart; 'Honky Tonk Queen' (No.12, 1981) and 'Hey Joe, Hey Moe' (No.10, 1981).

Moe Bandy's fourteenth album, 'Rodeo Romeo' (Columbia Records, 1981), was released in 1981 and included two songs, which were hits on the Billboard country music singles chart; 'Rodeo Romeo' (No.10, early 1982) and 'Someday Soon' (No.21, 1982).

Moe Bandy's fifteenth album, 'She's Not Really Cheating' (Columbia Records, 1982), was released in 1982 and included one hit single; 'She's Not Really Cheating' reached No.4 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1982.

Moe Bandy's sixteenth album, 'I Still Love You In The Same Old Way' (Columbia Records, 1982), was released in 1982, but no singles were released from it.

Moe Bandy's seventeenth album, 'Devoted To Your Memory' (Columbia Records, 1982), included one hit single; 'Let's Get Over Them Together', which was written by acclaimed song-writers Charlie Craig (1938 - Friday 1 July 2011) and Keith Stegall, was a duet with Becky Hobbs and reached No.10 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1983.

Moe Bandy's eighteenth album, 'Motel Matches' (Columbia Records, 1984), was released in 1984; one of the tracks included on the album was 'Texas Saturday Night', which Gene Watson included on his 'Heartaches, Love & Stuff' (MCA Records, 1984).

Moe Bandy and Joe Stampley saw the release of their third, and final, album, 'Alive & Well' (Columbia Records, 1984) in 1984.
The album included four hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart; 'Where's The Dress' (No.8, 1984), 'Boy's Night Out' (No.36, 1984), 'Daddy's Honky Tonk' (No.48, 1984) and 'Still On A Roll' (No.58, 1984).

Before he departed Columbia Records in 1986, Moe Bandy saw the release of his final two albums for the label; 'Barroom Roses' (Columbia Records, 1985) and 'Keepin' It Country' (Columbia Records, 1985).

In 1987, Moe Bandy joined the roster at MCA Records and saw the release of 'You Haven't Heard The Last of Me' (MCA Records, 1987).
The album included three hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart; 'One Man Band' (No.42, 1987), 'Till I'm Too Old To Die Young' (No.6, 1987) and 'You Haven't Heard The Last of Me' (No.11, 1987).

In 1988, Moe Bandy joined the roster at Curb Records and saw the release of two albums that year; 'No Regrets' (Curb Records, 1988) and 'Many Mansions' (Curb Records, 1988).

'No Regrets' (Curb Records, 1988) included three hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart; 'Americana', which was written by Richard Fagan (Thursday 24 April 1947 - Friday 5 August 2016), Larry Alderman and Patti Ryan (No.8, 1988), 'Ashes In The Wind' (No.47, 1988) and 'I Can't Say No To You' (No.21, 1988).
'Many Mansions' (Curb Records, 1988) included three hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart; 'Brotherly Love' (No.53, 1988), 'Many Mansions' (No.34, 1988) and 'This Night Won't Last Forever' (No.49, 1988).

In 1990, Moe Bandy departed Curb Records.

In 1991, Moe Bandy opened his popular Americana Theatre in Branson, Missouri in 1991 saw the release of 'Moe Bandy: Live In Branson' (Laserlight Records, 1993).

In 1995, Moe Bandy joined the roster at Intersound Records and saw the release of four albums on the label, 'Picture In A Frame' (Intersound Records, 1995), 'Gospel Favourites' (Intersound Records, 1995), 'Cowboy Christmas' (Intersound Records, 1996) and 'Act Naturally' (Intersound Records, 1997).

In 1996, Razor & Tie Records released the highly acclaimed compilation album 'Honky Tonk Amnesia: The Hard Country Sound of Moe Bandy' (Razor & Tie Records, 1996), a release that included twenty of Moe Bandy's greatest recordings.

Moe Bandy, along with his brother, Mike Bandy, a six time NFR bull riding qualifier, were inducted into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2007.

Moe Bandy and Gene Watson pictured together in the 1980s




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CMP



Country Music People is Europe’s number one country music magazine.

Country Music People is the specialist expert on country music - past, present and future.

Hux Records



Since February 1998, England-based Hux Records have been specialists in releasing classic archive recordings.

Gene Watson Fan Site