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 Mary Lou Turner, which she submitted to this site on Saturday 14 June 2014.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Mary Lou Turner who made a special contribution to this unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.
Mary Lou Turner
This quote was submitted on Saturday 14 June 2014.
'Yes, I have always loved Gene Watson.
I've done a few shows with him and I have to say that, when Gene sings, everyone listens!'
Thank you, Mary Lou Turner, for your support of Gene Watson.
About Mary Lou Turner...
Mary Lou Turner was born on Friday 13 June 1947 in Hazard, Kentucky and was a popular country music artist in the mid and late 1970s, recording duets with Bill Anderson, collaborating with him on many songs, including ‘Sometimes’, ‘That’s What Made Me Love You’, ‘Where Are You Going, Billy Boy’, ‘Can We Still Be Friends’, ‘Charlie, Mary And Us’, ‘Children’, ‘Country Lay Off My Mind’, ‘Circle In A Triangle’ and ‘Come Walk With Me’.
Between 1976 and 1977, Mary Lou Turner recorded two duet albums with Bill Anderson, and charted four duets with him. One of their duets, 'Sometimes' (written by Bill Anderson), was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in February 1976.
Mary Lou Turner also charted two solo Billboard Top 40 country music singles in 1976, and several more solo singles.
In 1976, Bill Anderson & Mary Lou Turner saw the release of 'Sometimes' (MCA Records, 1976), which reached No.6 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and included two tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:
'Sometimes' (written by Bill Anderson) (No.1 for one week in February 1976)
'That's What Made me Love You' (No.7, 1976)
Bill Anderson & Mary Lou Turner's 'Sometimes' (MCA Records, 1976) also included the following Bill Anderson compositions:
'Can We Still Be Friends'
'Let Me Take You Away'
In 1977, Bill Anderson & Mary Lou Turner saw the release of 'Billy Boy & Mary Lou' (MCA Records, 1977), which reached No.39 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and included two tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:
'Where Are You Going, Billy Boy' (No.18, 1977)
'I'm Way Ahead Of You' (No.25, 1978)
Bill Anderson & Mary Lou Turner's 'Billy Boy & Mary Lou' (MCA Records, 1977) also included the following Bill Anderson compositions:
'Just Enough To Make Me Want It All', which was co-written with Johnny Russell (Tuesday 23 January 1940 - Tuesday 3 July 2001)
'We Made Love (But Where's The Love We Made)' (co-written with Becki Anderson)
Moe Bandy recorded Mary Lou Turner's 'All The Beer And All My Friends Are Gone' (co-written with Bill Anderson) and included the track on 'I'm Sorry For You My Friend' (Columbia Records, 1977).
Mary Lou Turner enjoyed a number of hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart beteen 1974 and 1980, including the following:
'All That Keeps Me Goin' (No.94, 1974)
'Come On Home' (No.85, 1975)
'It's Different With You' (No.25, 1976)
'Love It Away' (No.30, 1976)
'Cheatin' Overtime' (No.41, 1977)
'The Man Still Turns Me On' (No.93, 1977)
'He Picked Me Up When You Let Me Down' (No.73, 1977)
'Yours And Mine' (No.78, 1979)
'Caught With My Feelings Down'/'You Can't Remember And I Can't Forget' (No.81, 1979)
'I Wanna Love You Tonight' (No.91, 1980)
Although little is known of her life after the 1970s, Mary Lou Turner retained her links with country music through into the early 2000s.
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