• 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

Webster PR



Webster Public Relations
, PO Box 23015, Nashville, TN 37202

Contact Scott Adkins
Telephone 615-777-6995

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 Hal Bynum, which he submitted to this site on Sunday 2 March 2014.

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



Hal Bynum
This quote was submitted on Sunday 2 March 2014.

'Nobody sings better than Gene Watson, not now and not in the past'.

Thank you, Hal Bynum, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Hal Bynum...

Hal Bynum, who was born in Texas in 1934, is a songwriter of great stature and popular appeal, having written songs such as 'Lucille' (recorded by Kenny Rogers), 'Chains' (recorded by Patty Loveless), 'Papa Was A Good Man' (recorded by Johnny Cash), 'There Ain’t No Good Chain Gang' (recorded by Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings), 'Nobody’s Fool' (recorded by Jim Reeves) and 'The Old, Old House' (recorded by George Jones, Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley), and has made his mark on country music long ago.

Hal Bynum is also a songwriter who is associated with the Outlaw country movement of the 1970s. Hal Bynum's discography includes the albums 'If I Could Do Anything' (1998), 'An American Prayer' (2002) and 'The Promise' (2002).

In 1977, Hal Bynum received Songwriter Awards from the Country Music Association (CMA( and the Academy of Country Music (ACM) for 'Song of the Year' for 'Lucille', which was co-written with Roger Bowling).

Hal Bynum's autobiographical book, 'The Promise' (2002), which was also the title of his 2002 album, described his upbringing in rural west Texas and his work as a songwriter in the Nashville music business.

Hal Bynum is also known for his spoken word recordings. Both his book and the album of the same name were released on Hal Bynum's Beauregard Books/Records label.

George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) recorded Hal Bynum's 'The Old, Old House' (co-written with George Jones) and included the track on 'I Wish Tonight Would Never End' (United Artists Records, 1963).

Johnny and Jonie Mosby recorded Hal Bynum's 'Strawberry Wine', which was co-written with Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004), and included the track on 'Mr. And Mrs. Country Music' (Columbia Records, 1965).

Jim Reeves (Monday 20 August 1923 - Friday 31 July 1964) recorded Hal Bynum's 'Nobody’s Fool'; the track was subsequently included on 'Jim Reeves Writes You A Record' (RCA Victor Records, 1970) and reached No.10 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1970.

Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003) recorded Hal Bynum's 'Papa Was A Good Man' and included the track on 'A Thing Called Love' (Columbia Records, 1972); the track reached No.16 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1972.

Charlie Rich: 'I Do My Swinging at Home' (Harmony Records, 1973)

Charlie Rich (Wednesday 14 December 1932 - Tuesday 25 July 1995) recorded Hal Bynum's 'Papa Was a Good Man' and included the track on 'I Do My Swinging at Home' (Harmony Records, 1973).

Bill Monroe (Wednesday 13 September 1911 - Monday 9 September 1996) recorded Hal Bynum's 'The Old, Old House', which was co-written with George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013), and included the track on 'The Weary Traveler' (MCA Records, 1976).

Kenny Rogers recorded Hal Bynum's 'Lucille', which was co-written with Roger Bowling (Sunday 3 December 1944 - Sunday 26 December 1982), and included the track on 'Kenny Rogers' (United Artists Records, 1977); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for week in 1977, also reached No.5 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1977.

Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) recorded Hal Bynum's 'Lucille', which was co-written with Roger Bowling (Sunday 3 December 1944 - Sunday 26 December 1982), and included the track on 'Ol' Waylon' (RCA Victor Records, 1977).

Ed Bruce recorded Hal Bynum's 'Ain't No Good Chain Gang', which was co-written with Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004), and included the track on 'The Tennessean' (Epic Records, 1977).

Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003) recorded Hal Bynum's 'There Ain’t No Good Chain Gang', which was co-written with Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004), and included the track on 'I Would Like To See You Again' (Columbia Records, 1978); the track, which was a duet with Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002), reached No.2 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1978.

Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) recorded Hal Bynum's 'There Ain’t No Good Chain Gang', which was co-written with Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004), and included the track on 'I'm Always on a Mountain When I Fall' (MCA Records, 1978).

Gene Watson recorded Hal Bynum's 'Have A Good Day', which was co-written with Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004), and included the track on 'No One Will Ever Know' (Capitol Records, 1980).

Ray Stevens recorded Hal Bynum's 'One More Last Chance' (co-written with Bud Reneau) and included the track on 'One More Last Chance' (RCA Victor Records, 1981); the track reached No.33 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1981.

Brenda Lee recorded Hal Bynum's 'I Know A Lot About Love' (co-written with Bruce Channel) and included the track on 'Only When I Laugh' (MCA Records, 1981).

The Wilburn Brothers (Doyle Wilburn & Teddy Wilburn): 'Stars of The Grand Ole Opry' (First Generation Records, 1981)

The Wilburn Brothers - Doyle Wilburn (Monday 7 July 1930 - Saturday 16 October 1982) and Teddy Wilburn (Monday 30 November 1931 - Monday 24 November 2003) recorded Hal Bynum's 'Hands' (co-written with Don Wayne) and included the track on 'Stars of The Grand Ole Opry' (First Generation Records, 1981).

Roger Bowling: 'Then I'll Stop Loving You' (NSD Records, 1984)

Roger Bowling recorded Hal Bynum's 'Lucille' (co-written with Roger Bowling) and included the track on 'Then I'll Stop Loving You' (NSD Records, 1984).

Patty Loveless recorded Hal Bynum's 'Chains' (co-written with Bud Reneau) and included the track on 'Honky Tonk Angel' (Epic Records, 1988); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart in March 1990.

Suzy Bogguss recorded Hal Bynum's 'As If I Didn't Know' (co-written with Mel Tillis) and included the track on 'Moment Of Truth' (Liberty Records, 1990).

Amber Digby recorded Hal Bynum's 'If You Were Me' (co-written with Jerry Chesnut) and included the track on 'Here Come The Teardrops' (Heart Of Texas Records, 2006).

Connect with Hal Bynum at halbynum.com

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