• 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

Adkins Publicity

Exclusive PR / Publicity Representation of Gene Watson / Contact Scott Adkins at Adkins Publicity in Nashville

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 during 2014, 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 Don Chapel, which he submitted to this site on Sunday 8 June 2014.

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



Don Chapel
This quote was submitted on Sunday 8 June 2014.

'I think Gene Watson is the best male vocalist in country music, and he has been for a long time and, God willing, for a long time to come!

This was a real pleasure to be asked to do this!

Go, Gene, Go!'


Thank you, Don Chapel, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Don Chapel...

Don Chapel was born Don Lloyd Amburgey in 1931 in Kentucky. One of six children, Don Chapel was raised in a very musical atmosphere; his sisters Irene, Bertha and Opal sang as Martha, Minnie and Mattie, The Sunshine Girls.

Irene, who married James Roberts, became noted country gospel singer Martha Carson, Minnie sang with Bill Carlisle, Mattie, who took the stage name of Jean Chapel, became a rockabilly star.

Encouraged by Jean Chapel, who recorded Don's ‘I’ve Got A Mem’ry (You Can’t Touch)’, Don Chapel decided concentrated on his songwriting abilities and eventually adopted his sister’s stage surname.

Don Chapel's songs, some of which were written in collaboration with other songwriters, were recorded over the years by many country music artists, including Lynn Anderson, Doug Kershaw, Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 - Wednesday 26 January 2011), Melba Montgomery, Webb Pierce (Monday 8 August 1921 - Sunday 24 February 1991), Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013), Ernest Tubb (Monday 9 February 1914 - Thursday 6 September 1984) and Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993).

During the 1960s, Don Chapel worked for various recording companies, sometimes recording himself but often as a songwriter.

In the late 1960s, Don Chapel and his daughter, future country singer Donna Chapel, recorded a number of duets, including ‘Take A Little Goodwill Home’ and ‘We’ve Got Love’.

Another of Don Chapel's three children, Mike, played drums and became a record producer. With Donna and Mike, Don Chapel appeared as The Chapperones.

In 1967, Don Chapel and country singer Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998) were married and they briefly worked together. Both Don and Tammy had three children and Donna was, for a while, one of Tammy Wynette’s backing singers. Don and Tammy were divorced in 1968.

Among Tammy Wynette’s recordings are some of Don Chapel’s songs, including ‘Together We Stand, Divided We Fall’, which she recorded as a duet with David Houston (Monday 9 December 1935 - Tuesday 30 November 1993), ‘Joey’, ‘My Heart Is Soakin’ Wet’ and ‘All Night Long’.

One of the best known and most-recorded of Don Chapel’s songs is ‘When The Grass Grows Over Me’, notably by George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013), who also recorded ‘Let’s Get Together’.

Other songs of Don Chapel’s include ‘From Here To The Door’, ‘Call Off The Party Tonight’, ‘Misty Morning Rain’, ‘Everything Is Coming Back But You’, ‘Feed It To The Fish’ and ‘Loving You Is A Way Of Life With Me’.

Among songs which Don Chapel also recorded are ‘Here We Go Again’, ‘Hurtin’ Time’, ‘Summer Winds’ and ‘Flowers And Candy’.

Although songwriting was central to his career from its earliest years, Don Chapel has appeared as a country music performer on many occasions, including taking the stage at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

David Houston (Monday 9 December 1935 - Tuesday 30 November 1993) and Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998) recorded Don Chapel's 'Together We Stand (Divided We Fall)' and included the track on 'My Elusive Dreams' (Epic Records, 1967).

George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) and Melba Montgomery recorded Don Chapel's 'Let's Get Together (One More Time)' and included the track on 'Party Pickin' (Musicor Records, 1967).

Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998) recorded Don Chapel's 'All Night Long' and included the track on 'D-I-V-O-R-C-E' (Epic Records, 1968).

Jerry Lee Lewis recorded Don Chapel's 'All Night Long' and included the track on 'Another Place, Another Time' (Smash Records, 1968).

Jack Greene (Tuesday 7 January 1930 - Thursday 15 March 2013) recorded Don Chapel's 'When The Grass Grows Over Me' and included the track on 'Until My Dreams Come True' (Decca Records, 1969).

Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998) recorded Don Chapel's 'Joey' and included the track on 'Stand By Your Man' (Epic Records, 1969).

Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993) recorded Don Chapel's 'When The Grass Grows Over Me' and included the track on 'Darling You Know I Wouldn't Lie' (Decca Records, 1969).

George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) recorded Don Chapel's 'When The Grass Grows Over Me' and included the track on 'I'll Share My World With You' (Musicor Records, 1969).

Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 - Wednesday 26 January 2011) recorded Don Chapel's 'Loving You Is A Way Of Life With Me' and included the track on 'Ten Times Charlie' (Capitol Records, 1970).

George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) recorded Jean Chapel's 'Another Way To Say Goodbye' and included the track on 'A Picture Of Me (Without You)' (Epic Records, 1972).

George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) recorded Don Chapel's 'From Here To The Door' and included the track on 'Take Me' (RCA Victor Records, 1972).

Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013) recorded Don Chapel's 'Misty Morning Rain' and included the track on 'There's Always Me' (Monument Records, 1979); the track reached No.43 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1979.

Faron Young (Thursday 25 February 1932 - Tuesday 10 December 1996) recorded Don Chapel's 'Misty Morning Rain' and included the track on 'Here's To You' (Step One Records, 1988).

George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) recorded Don Chapel's 'When The Grass Grows Over Me' and included the track on 'Burn Your Playhouse Down - The Unreleased Duets' (Bandit Records, 2008).

Connect with Don Chapel at donchapel.com

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