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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 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 Donna Fargo, which she submitted to this site on Friday 20 June 2014.

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



Donna Fargo
This quote was submitted on Friday 20 June 2014.

'Gene Watson is a great country singer - the real deal!'

Thank you, Donna Fargo, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Donna Fargo...

Donna Fargo was born Yvonne Vaughan on Saturday 10 November 1945 in Mount Airy, North Carolina where she was brought up on a tobacco farm.

Donna Fargo has won major awards since her debut in the late 1960s, including one Grammy Award, five awards from the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and one award from the Country Music Association (CMA).

Donna Fargo had been singing since her early years, but never thought about singing professionally. Donna attended High Point College and, on the day of her graduation, she headed west to study at the University of Southern California.

After receiving her degree, Donna became a teacher at Northview High School in Covina, California, eventually progressing to head of the English Department. While in California, she met Stan Silver, who became her manager when Fargo was performing in California clubs and first seeking a career in music. At this time, Donna Fargo was still teaching. Donna Fargo and Stan Silver were married in 1968.

Donna Fargo soon started to appear around Los Angeles, California while teaching. She went to Phoenix in 1966, adopted the name Donna Fargo, following a suggestion from Ramco Records who released her first single.

Donna Fargo's first major concert was with Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013) and she began playing in Southern California.

Donna Fargo recorded for a few small record labels in the early 1960s, including Ramco Records and Challenge Records, but songs like 'Who's Been Sleeping On My Side Of The Bed' and 'Daddy' did not do well.

Although her original singles were not successful, the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards presented Donna Fargo with the 'Top New Female Vocalist' Award in 1969.

Early Donna Fargo singles included 'Would You Believe A Lifetime' (1967), 'You Reach For The Bottle' (1967), 'Kinda Glad In Me' (1967), 'Daddy' (1968) and 'Wishful Thinkin' (1969).

In 1972, Donna Fargo recorded a single for Decca Records before achieving her breakthrough later that year.

It was also in 1972 that one of Donna Fargo's self-penned songs, 'The Happiest Girl In the Whole USA', was picked up by Dot Records. Donna was then signed to the label and the single was released the same year.

Donna Fargo was one of the few female country singers to write her own material at this time and she was one of the few country singers to cross over to the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in a big way, which she did in 1972 with 'The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A.' (No.11, 1972).

In May 1972, Donna Fargo saw the release of her debut album, 'The Happiest Girl In the Whole USA' (Dot Records, 1972), which was produced by Stan Silver and which included two tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A.' (written by Donna Fargo) (No.1 for three weeks in June 1972) / this track also reached No.11 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1972

'The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A.' earned Donna Fargo a Grammy Award for 'Best Country Vocal Performance by a Female', at the 15th Annual Grammy Awards, which took place on Saturday 3 March 1973. The single also earned 'Single of the Year' Awards from both the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM).

'Funny Face' (written by Donna Fargo) (No.1 for three weeks in October/November 1972) / this track also reached No.5 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1972

Donna Fargo's debut album, 'The Happiest Girl In the Whole USA' (Dot Records, 1972), also included the following tracks:

'Manhattan, Kansas' (written by Joe Allen)
'The Awareness of Nothing' (written by Donna Fargo)
'A Little Somethin' (To Hang On To)' (written by Donna Fargo)
'Daddy Dumplin' (written by Donna Fargo)
'How Close You Came (To Being Gone)' (written by Donna Fargo)
'Society's Got Us' (written by Donna Fargo)
'It Would Have Been Just Perfect' (written by Donna Fargo)
'Johnny B. Goode' (written by Chuck Berry)

As well as becoming a major hit in the United States, Donna Fargo's 'The Happiest Girl In the Whole USA' was also a successful single in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Donna Fargo's debut album, 'The Happiest Girl In the Whole USA' (Dot Records, 1972), reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1972, No.47 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music Albums Chart and No.67 on the Canadian Albums Chart.

Donna Fargo's debut album, 'The Happiest Girl In the Whole USA' (Dot Records, 1972), was certified 'Gold' by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in early 1973, for sales of over 500,000 copies.

Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998) recorded 'The Happiest Girl In the Whole USA' (written by Donna Fargo) and included the track on 'My Man (Understands)' (Epic Records, 1972).

Tanya Tucker recorded 'The Happiest Girl In the Whole USA' (written by Donna Fargo) and included the track on 'Delta Dawn' (Columbia Records, 1972); Tanya's producer Billy Sherrill had planned for it to be her first single, but Tanya convinced him to let her record and release 'Delta Dawn' as a single instead.

Jody Miller recorded Donna Fargo's 'The Happiest Girl in The Whole U.S.A.' and included the track on 'There's a Party Goin' On' (Epic Records, 1972).

Kitty Wells (Saturday 30 August 1919 - Monday 16 July 2012) recorded Donna Fargo's 'Funny Face' and included the track on 'I've Got Yesterday' (Decca Records, 1972).

Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 - Wednesday 8 December 1982) recorded Donna Fargo's 'Funny Face' and included the track on 'This Much A Man' (Decca Records, 1972).

Sonny James recorded Donna Fargo's 'The Happiest Man In The Whole U.S.A.' and included the track on 'Greatest Country Hits of 1972' (Columbia Records, 1973); the album was released in January 1973.

Personnel involved in the recording of Donna Fargo's debut album, 'The Happiest Girl In the Whole USA' (Dot Records, 1972) included the following:

Harold Bradley (bass guitar)
Larry Butler (piano)
Jimmy Capps (guitar)
Jerry Carrigan and Buddy Harman (Sunday 23 December 1928 - Thursday 21 August 2008) (drums)
Buzz Cason, Wendy Suits, Diane Tidwell and Bergen White (background vocals)
Pete Drake (Saturday 8 October 1932 - Friday 29 July 1988) (steel guitar)
Ray Edenton and Billy Sanford (guitar)
Lloyd Green (steel guitar)
The Sheldon Kurland Strings (strings)
Charlie McCoy (harmonica)
Bob Moore (bass)
Leon Rhodes (bass guitar)
Hargus 'Pig' Robbins (piano)
Bobby Thompson (Monday 5 July 1937 - Wednesday 18 May 2005) (fiddle)

In February 1973, Donna Fargo saw the release of her second album, 'My Second Album' (Dot Records, 1973), which was produced by Stan Silver and which included two tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Superman' (written by Donna Fargo and Eddie Sauter) (No.1 for one week in April 1973) / this track also reached No.41 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1973
'You Were Always There' (written by Donna Fargo) (No.1 for one week in July/August 1973) / this track also reached No.93 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1973

Donna Fargo's second album, 'My Second Album' (Dot Records, 1973), also included the following tracks:

'Song I Can Sing' (written by Donna Fargo)
'You Don't Mess Around with Jim', which was written by Jim Croce (Sunday 10 January 1943 - Thursday 20 September 1973)
'Don't Be Angry' (written by Wade Jackson)
'Have Yourself A Time' (written by Donna Fargo)
'How Would I Live Here' (written by Donna Fargo)
'I'd Love You To Want Me' (written by Kent LaVoie)
'He Can Have All He Wants' (written by Donna Fargo)
'Forever Is As Far As I Could Go' (written by Donna Fargo)

In October 1973, Donna Fargo saw the release of her third album, 'All About Feeling' (Dot Records, 1973), which was produced by Stan Silver and which included two tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Little Girl Gone' (written by Donna Fargo) (No.2, 1973)
'I'll Try A Little Bit Harder' (written by Donna Fargo) (No.6, 1974)

Donna Fargo's third album, 'All About Feeling' (Dot Records, 1973), also included the following tracks:

'It Do Feel Good' (written by Donna Fargo)
'Puffy Eyes' (written by Donna Fargo)
'Nothing Can Stay' (written by Donna Fargo)
'All About A Feeling' (written by Donna Fargo)
'Just Call Me' (written by Donna Fargo)
'Hot Diggety Dog' (written by Donna Fargo)
'Does It Matter' (written by Donna Fargo)
'Rotten Little Song' (written by Donna Fargo)
'Just A Friend Of Mine' (written by Donna Fargo)

Personnel involved in the recording of Donna Fargo's third album, 'All About Feeling' (Dot Records, 1973), included the following:

Willie Ackerman (drums)
Harold Bradley and Leon Rhodes (bass guitar)
Larry Butler and Hargus 'Pig' Robbins (piano)
Jimmy Capps and Billy Sanford (guitar)
Jerry Carrigan and Buddy Harman (Sunday 23 December 1928 - Thursday 21 August 2008) (drums)
Buzz Cason (background vocals)
Pete Drake (Saturday 8 October 1932 - Friday 29 July 1988) (steel guitar)
Ray Edenton (rhythm guitar)
Johnny Gimble and Buddy Spicher (fiddle)
Lloyd Green (dobro, steel guitar)
The Sheldon Kurland Strings (strings)
Charlie McCoy (harmonica, vibes)
Bob Moore (bass)
Farrell Morris (percussion)
Bobby Thompson (Monday 5 July 1937 - Wednesday 18 May 2005) (banjo)Wendy Suits, Shirley Temple Choir, Diane Tidwell and Bergen White (background vocals)

Donna Fargo's third album, 'All About Feeling' (Dot Records, 1973), reached No.5 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1973.

Dottie West (Tuesday 11 October 1932 - Wednesday 4 September 1991) recorded Donna Fargo's 'Does It Matter' and included the track on 'House Of Love' (RCA Victor Records, 1974).

In 1974, Donna Fargo saw the release of her fourth album, 'Miss Donna Fargo' (Dot Records, 1974 / ABC Records UK, 1974), which was produced by Stan Silver and which included three tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'You Can't Be A Beacon If Your Light Don't Shine' (written by Marty Cooper) (No.1 for one week in July/August 1974) / this track also reached No.57 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1974
'U.S. Of A.' (written by Donna Fargo) (No.9, 1974)
'It Do Feel Good' (written by Donna Fargo) (No.7, 1975)

Donna Fargo's fourth album, 'Miss Donna Fargo' (Dot Records, 1974 / ABC Records UK, 1974), also included the following tracks:

'If You're Somewhere Listening' (written by Donna Fargo)
'Words', which was written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, CBE (Thursday 22 December 1949 - Sunday 20 May 2012) and Maurice Gibb, CBE (Thursday 22 December 1949 - Sunday 12 January 2003)
'Go Straight To Her' (written by Donna Fargo)
'Honeychild' (written by Donna Fargo)
'Only The Strong' (written by Donna Fargo)
'A Woman's Prayer' (written by Donna Fargo)
'Send Me Home' (written by Donna Fargo)
'Heartbreak Hotel', which was written by Mae Boren Axton (Monday 14 September 1914 - Wednesday 9 April 1997), Tommy Durden (Monday 15 December 1919 - Sunday 17 October 1999) and Elvis Presley (Tuesday 8 January 1935 - Tuesday 16 August 1977)

Donna Fargo's fourth album, 'Miss Donna Fargo' (Dot Records, 1974 / ABC Records UK, 1974), reached No.4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1974.

In July 1975, Donna Fargo saw the release of her fifth album, 'Whatever I Say Means I Love You' (Dot Records, 1975), which was produced by Stan Silver and which included four tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Hello Little Bluebird' (written by Donna Fargo) (No.14 in June 1975) / this track also reached No.8 on the Canadian RPM Country Singles Chart in 1975
'Whatever I Say Means I Love You' (written by Donna Fargo) (No.38, 1975)
'What Will The New Year Bring' (written by Donna Fargo) (No.58 in September 1975)
'You're Not Charlie Brown (And I'm Not Raggedy Ann)' (written by Donna Fargo) (No.60 in February 1976) / the track was Donna Fargo's lowest charting Billboard country music single up to that point

Donna Fargo's fifth album, 'Whatever I Say Means I Love You' (Dot Records, 1975), also included the following tracks:

'I Didn't Mean (To Run Him Away)' (written by Donna Fargo)
'2 Sweet 2 Be Forgotten' (written by Donna Fargo)
'Sing, Sing, Sing' (written by Donna Fargo)
'Hip On Happiness' (written by Donna Fargo)
'Rain Song' (written by Donna Fargo)
'I Have The Strangest Feeling (You're Gone)' (written by Donna Fargo)
'One More Memory' (written by Donna Fargo)

Personnel involved in the recording of Donna Fargo's fifth album, 'Whatever I Say Means I Love You' (Dot Records, 1975), included the following:

Jimmy Capps (guitar)
Jerry Carrigan (drums)
Buzz Cason, Wendy Suits, Diane Tidwell, Shirley Temple Choir and Bergen White (background vocals)
Pete Drake (Saturday 8 October 1932 - Friday 29 July 1988) (steel guitar)
Ray Edenton (rhythm guitar)
Farrell Morris (percussion)
Nashville String Machine (strings)
Leon Rhodes (bass guitar)
Hargus 'Pig' Robbins and Jerry Smith (piano)
Billy Sanford (guitar)
Buddy Spicher (fiddle)

Donna Fargo's fifth album, 'Whatever I Say Means I Love You' (Dot Records, 1975), reached No.28 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1975; the album was Donna Fargo's first album to peak outside the Billboard Top Country Albums Top 10 Chart.

Dot Records was acquired by ABC Records, which resulted in a noticeable drop-off in Billboard country music chart placings for Donna Fargo and, as a consequence, she moved to Warner Bros. Records in 1976.

In early 1976, Donna Fargo saw the release of her debut album for Warner Bros. Records, 'On The Move' (Warner Bros. Records, 1976), which was produced by Stan Silver and which included two tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Mr. Doodles' (written by Donna Fargo) (No.20, 1976)
'I've Loved You All Of The Way' (written by Donna Fargo) (No.15, 1976)

Donna Fargo's debut album for Warner Bros. Records, 'On The Move' (Warner Bros. Records, 1976), also included the following tracks:

'Song With No Music' (written by Donna Fargo)
'Southern Lady' (written by Donna Fargo)
'If You Can't Love All Of Me' (written by Donna Fargo)
'(I Wanna) Sing For My Supper' (written by Donna Fargo)
'Patches' (written by Donna Fargo)
'Country Girl' (written by Donna Fargo)
'Nothing Good Comes Easy' (written by Donna Fargo)
'One Of God's Children' (written by Donna Fargo)

Donna Fargo's debut album for Warner Bros. Records, 'On The Move' (Warner Bros. Records, 1976), reached No.31 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1976.

In February 1977, Donna Fargo saw the release of 'The Best Of Donna Fargo' (Dot Records, 1977), which reached No.9 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1977 and included the following tracks:

'Don't Be Angry' (No.3, 1976)
'The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A.' (written by Donna Fargo) (No.1 for three weeks in June 1972) / this track also reached No.11 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1972
'You Can't Be A Beacon (If Your Light Don't Shine)' (written by Marty Cooper) (No.1 for one week in July/August 1974) / this track also reached No.57 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1974
'Funny Face' (written by Donna Fargo) (No.1 for three weeks in October/November 1972) / this track also reached No.5 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1972
'How Close You Came (To Being Gone)'
'It Do Feel Good' (written by Donna Fargo) (No.7, 1975)
'Song I Can Sing'
'Superman' (written by Donna Fargo and Eddie Sauter) (No.1 for one week in April 1973) / this track also reached No.41 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1973
'You Were Always There' (written by Donna Fargo) (No.1 for one week in July/August 1973) / this track also reached No.93 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1973
'I'd Love You To Want Me'
'Little Girl Gone' (written by Donna Fargo) (No.2, 1973)
'U.S. Of A.' (written by Donna Fargo) (No.9, 1974)

In February 1977, Donna Fargo saw the release of her second album for Warner Bros. Records, 'Fargo Country' (Warner Bros. Records, 1977), which included three tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Mockin' Bird Hill' (No.9, 1976)
'Do I Love You (Yes In Every Way)' (No.2, 1977)
'That Was Yesterday' (written by Donna Fargo) (No.1 for one week in July 1975)

Donna Fargo's second album for Warner Bros. Records, 'Fargo Country' (Warner Bros. Records, 1977), also included the following tracks:

'I Want To Learn A Love Song'
'Second Choice'
'Sing Me'
'Cricket Song'
'Couple More Years'
'Hey Mister Music Man'
'Gifts Of Life'

Donna Fargo's second album for Warner Bros. Records, 'Fargo Country' (Warner Bros. Records, 1977), reached No.11 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1977.

In October 1977, Donna Fargo saw the release of her third album for Warner Bros. Records, 'Shame On Me' (Warner Bros. Records, 1977), which included three tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Shame On Me' (No.8, 1977)
'Do I Love You (Yes In Every Way)' (No.2, 1977)
'Ragamuffin' Man' (No.19, 1978)

Donna Fargo's third album for Warner Bros. Records, 'Shame On Me' (Warner Bros. Records, 1977), also included the following tracks:

'Loving You'
'Happy Together'
'Gone At Last'
'Dee Dee'
'Time'
'Kirksville, Missouri'
'The Race Is On'

Donna Fargo's third album for Warner Bros. Records, 'Shame On Me' (Warner Bros. Records, 1977), reached No.18 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1977.

Donna Fargo had her own musical television show, which was produced by The Osmond Brothers, which ran for a year, beginning in 1978.

Donna Fargo is one of only five country music female vocalists to have her own television series. Kitty Wells () was the first, in 1968, and Dolly Parton followed with a show in 1976.

In June 1978, Donna Fargo was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She was quite ill for a while, but with medical treatment and her husband Stan's help, Donna Fargo made it back to better health, returning to a limited schedule in 1979 and another Billboard Top 10 hit.

In October 1978, Donna Fargo saw the release of her fourth album for Warner Bros. Records, 'Dark Eyed Lady' (Warner Bros. Records, 1978), which included two tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Another Goodbye' (No.10, 1978)
'Somebody Special' (No.6, 1978)

Donna Fargo's fourth album for Warner Bros. Records, 'Dark Eyed Lady' (Warner Bros. Records, 1978), also included the following tracks:

'Everybody Has A Dream'
'Reach'
'Tomorrow Child'
'Sweet Sexy Guy'
'For The Rest Of My Life'
'I Saw The Light'
'Don't Forget To Remember'
'Drifter And The Dreamer'
'Changes In My Life'

Donna Fargo's fourth album for Warner Bros. Records, 'Dark Eyed Lady' (Warner Bros. Records, 1978), reached No.20 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1978.

For the next number of years, success for Donna Fargo came at a lower level. Although the serious neurological illness of multiple sclerosis caused a deep decline in her promotional work, Donna Fargo vowed to not let the disease ultimately get to her.

In October 1979, Donna Fargo saw the release of her fifth album for Warner Bros. Records, 'Just For You' (Warner Bros. Records, 1979), which included three tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Daddy' (written by Donna Fargo) (No.14, 1979) / this was a new version of a song which Donna Fargo had recorded in 1969
'Preacher Berry' (No.45, 1979)
'Walk On By' (written by ) (No.43, 1980)

Donna Fargo's fifth album for Warner Bros. Records, 'Just For You' (Warner Bros. Records, 1979), also included the following tracks:

'Utah Song'
'(I Was Just) Another Mountain For You To Climb'
'I Don't Know What I'd Do'
'Show Me That You Love Me'
'Let's Try To Fall In Love Again'
'I Wrote This Song Just For You'
'Can't Do The Lovin' (Without The Love)'

In August 1980, Donna Fargo saw the release of her sixth, and final, album for Warner Bros. Records, 'Fargo' (Warner Bros. Records, 1980), which included two tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Land Of Cotton' (No.63, 1980)
'Seein' Is Believin' (No.53, 1980)

Donna Fargo's sixth, and final, album for Warner Bros. Records, 'Fargo' (Warner Bros. Records, 1980), also included the following tracks:

'Love Will Find A Way'
'All The Way'
'Look What You've Done'
'We Could Have Been The Closest Of Friends'
'It Should Have Been Easy'
'You Still Know The Way To My Heart'
'I Still Believe In You'
'Change Of Heart'

In 1981, Donna Fargo saw the release of two non-album singles; 'Lone Star Cowboy' (No.73, 1981) and 'Jacamo' (No.72, 1981).

In June 1981, Donna Fargo saw the release of 'Brotherly Love' (MCA Records, 1981 / Sunbird Records, 1981), a well-received Gospel album, which included the following tracks:

'Say I Do'
'Brotherly Love'
'Amazing Grace'
'If You're Somewhere Listening'
'You Can't Be A Beacon (If Your Light Don't Shine)'
'How Great Thou Art'
'Baptism Of Jesse Taylor'
'Where He Leads Me'
'I Knew Jesus (Before He Was A Star)'
'All About A Feeling'

In July 1983, Donna Fargo saw the release of a self-titled album, 'Donna Fargo' (RCA Victor Records, 1983), which included two tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'It's Hard To Be The Dreamer (When I Used To Be A Dream)' (No.40, 1982)
'Did We Have To Go This Far (To Say Goodbye)' (No.80, 1982)

Donna Fargo's self-titled album, 'Donna Fargo' (RCA Victor Records, 1983), also included the following tracks:

'We Had It All'
'No Other Arms'
'All I Need To Know'
'How Much I Love You'
'Fools Like You, Fools Like Me'
'I Just Saw My Reflection In You'

It was also in the mid-1980s when Donna Fargo saw the release of two singles, both of which made an appearance in the lower regions of the Billboard country music singles chart; 'The Sign Of The Times' was released on Columbia Records in 1983 and reached No.72, while 'My Heart Will Always Belong To You' was released on Cleveland Records in 1984 and reached No.80.

By this time, however, Donna Fargo's career had begun to decline in terms of album sales and chart placements.

In 1984, Donna Fargo saw the release of 'Encore' (51-West Records, 1984), which included the following tracks:

'I Know A Heartache'
'Just When I Needed You Most'
'Great Balls Of Fire'
'You Needed Me'
'I Can't Stop Loving You'
'Till I Gain Control Again'
'Y'all Come Back Saloon'
'I Honestly Love You'
'When Will I Be Loved'
'Rose'

In 1986, Donna Fargo signed with Mercury Records and, in October of that year, she saw the release of 'Winners' (Mercury Records, 1986), which included tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Woman Of The Eighties' (No.58, 1986)
'Me And You' (No.29, 1986)
'Members Only' (No.23, 1987) / this track was a duet with Billy Joe Royal

Donna Fargo's 'Winners' (Mercury Records, 1986) also included the following tracks:

'Funny Face'
'You Can't Be A Beacon (If Your Light Don't Shine)'
'The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A.'
'Winners'
'Little Girl Gone'
'U.S. Of A.'
'You Were Always There'

In 1991, Donna Fargo saw the release of the non-album track 'Soldier Boy', which was written by Luther Dixon (Friday 7 August 1931 - Thursday 22 October 2009) and Florence Greenberg and which was a reference to the Gulf War which was going on at the time; the track reached No.71 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1991 and was Donna Fargo's last charting single.

In 1992, following several years without a full-length recording, Donna Fargo began work on her autobiography.

In 2008, Donna Fargo saw the release of a new single CD, 'We Can Do Better In America'; this track, however, did not chart on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart.

Since having left recording albums and singles, Donna Fargo has since pursued other careers outside of the country music business. Donna has since established a successful line of greeting cards in 'The Donna Fargo Collection' through 'The Blue Mountain Arts Poets & Artists Series'.

In March 2010, Donna Fargo saw the release of her fourth book, 'I Thanked God For You Today'. Previously, Donna had seen the release of another series of poem books, including 'Trust In Yourself', 'To The Love Of My Life' and 'Ten Golden Rules'.

In November 2010, Donna Fargo was inducted into The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.


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