Gene Watson Peer’s Quote from Daryl Mosley: June 2020

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 2020, 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 Daryl Mosley, which he submitted to this site on Wednesday 17 June 2020.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say¬†‘thank you’¬†to Daryl Mosley who made a special contribution to this unique part of this online ‘celebration of a Lone Star Hero’.



Daryl Mosley

Daryl Mosley
This quote was submitted on Wednesday 17 June 2020.

‘I saw Gene many times when I was performing at The Grand Ole Opry.

He is the quintessential county singer.

And, one of my personal favorites’

Thank you, Daryl Mosley, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Daryl Mosley…

Daryl Mosley

Daryl Mosley was born in Waverly, Tennessee into a musical family, on Monday 21 September 1964, and is an American singer, musician and songwriter.

Daryl Mosley is best known as a bluegrass musician and as the writer of ‘(Ask The Blind Man) He Saw It All’, the signature song of the southern gospel trio, The Booth Brothers.


In 1979, when he was fifteen years old, Daryl Mosley began singing and entertaining at Dude Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee which was owned by Loretta Lynn (Thursday 14 April 1932 – Tuesday 4 October 2022).


In 1987, Daryl Mosley met banjo player Richie Dotson in Dickson, Tennessee.

Richie Dotson introduced Daryl Mosley to mandolin player, Danny Roberts and guitarist, Fred Duggin and the foursome formed the band, New Tradition.


In 1989, Daryl Mosley, as part of New Tradition, was named ‘Bluegrass Gospel Group of The Year’ by The Society For The Preservation of Bluegrass Music (SPBGMA).


In 1991, New Tradition won The National Bluegrass Band Contest, which was sponsored by The Society For The Preservation of Bluegrass Music (SPBGMA) in America.  This led to New Tradition signing with Brentwood Music, with whom they recorded several albums.


New Tradition: 'Seed of Love' (Brentwood Music, 1991)

In 1991, New Tradition – Fred Duggin (vocals, guitar), Richie Dotson (vocals, banjo), Danny Roberts (vocals, mandolin) and Daryl Mosley (vocals, bass) – saw the release of ‘Seed of Love’ (Brentwood Music, 1991), which included the following tracks:

‘Homecoming’
‘Seed of Love’ (written by Daryl Mosley)
‘Homefolks’
‘Solid As The Rock’
‘On His Knees’ (written by Daryl Mosley)
‘He Delivered Me’
‘He Is Risen’
‘With His Hands In Wood’ (written by Daryl Mosley)
‘Three Men On A Mountain’
‘The Way, The Truth, The Light’
‘I’m On Fire’


New Tradition: 'Love Here Today' (Brentwood Music, 1992)

In 1992, New Tradition – Fred Duggin (vocals, guitar), Richie Dotson (vocals, banjo), Danny Roberts (vocals, mandolin) and Daryl Mosley (vocals, bass) – saw the release of ‘Love Here Today’ (Brentwood Music, 1992), which included the following tracks:

‘Can’t You Hear Me Calling’
‘I Saw Her Standing There’
‘Follow Your Dreams’
‘Runaway Heart’
‘Love Here Today’
‘No Part of Nothin’
‘Dyin’ On The Vine’
‘Colorado’
‘Kaw-Liga’
‘My Baby’s Gone’
‘Don’t Give Your Heart To A Rambler’


New Tradition: 'Closer Than It's Ever Been' (Brentwood Music, 1993)

In 1993, New Tradition – Fred Duggin (vocals, guitar), Richie Dotson (vocals, banjo), Danny Roberts (vocals, mandolin) and Daryl Mosley (vocals, bass) – saw the release of ‘Closer Than It’s Ever Been’ (Brentwood Music, 1993), which included the following tracks:

‘Dust On The Bible’
‘Send The Light’
‘Smoky Mountain Sunday Morn’
‘He’s Closer Than He’s Ever Been’
‘Country Time’
‘My Saviour He’s A-Comin’
‘No Mother Or Dad’
‘We’re Still Here’
‘More Than Enough’
‘Family Ties’
‘Gideon’s Battle’
‘I Saw The Miracle’


New Tradition: 'Bluegrass Gospel At Its Finest' (Brentwood Music, 1993)

On Wednesday 13 October 1993, New Tradition – Fred Duggin (vocals, guitar), Richie Dotson (vocals, banjo), Danny Roberts (vocals, mandolin) and Daryl Mosley (vocals, bass) – saw the release of ‘Bluegrass Gospel At Its Finest’ (Brentwood Music, 1993), which included the following tracks:

‘Are You Washed In The Blood?’
‘Cross Your Heart’
‘Tramp On The Street’
‘Hear Jerusalem Moan’
‘If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again’
‘Daniel Prayed’
‘In The Garden’
‘Who Will Sing One Song For Me?’
‘The Old Rugged Cross’
‘I’ll Fly Away’


Fred Duggin left New Tradition and was replaced by Ken White, and then later by Jamie Clifton.  Richie Dotson left New Tradition and was replaced by Aaron McDaris.


New Tradition: 'Daddy, On His Knees' (Pinecastle Records, 1997)

On Tuesday 7 October 1997, New Tradition saw the release of ‘Daddy, On His Knees’ (Pinecastle Records, 1997), which included the following tracks:

‘Oh, I Want To See Him’ (written by R.H. Cornelius)
‘Jesus Blazed The Trail’¬†(written by Daryl Mosley)
‘Just A Prayer Way’¬†(written by T. Dyson and Danny Robert)
‘I’m Going That Way’
‘Sweet Beaulah Land’¬†(written by Squire Parsons)
‘Just Over In The Gloryland’¬†(written by¬†Dean Acuff)
‘When I Get There’¬†(written by¬†Jamie Clifton and Danny Roberts)
‘John The Revelator’¬†(written by¬†Rusty Goodman)
‘Sit Down With The Lord & Pray’¬†(written by¬†David Marshall)
‘Heaven’s Highway’¬†(written by¬†Jamie Clifton)
‘Daddy On His Knees’¬†(written by¬†Daryl Mosley)
‘Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus’¬†(written by¬†Wayne Kirkpatrick)


New Tradition: 'A Piece At A Time' (Pinecastle Records, 1997)

It was also in 1997 when New Tradition saw the release of ‘A Piece At A Time’ (Pinecastle Records, 1997), which included the following tracks:

‘I’ll Take Your Love Anytime’ (written by Tommy Rocco)
‘A Piece At A Time’ (written by Daryl Mosley)
‘Grandpa’s Way’ (written by Danny Roberts)
‘Talking In Your Sleep’
‘He’ll Use His Wings’ (written by Tim Menzies)
‘Why Darlin’ (written by Danny Roberts)
‘Dream of The Past’ (written by J. Davis)
‘Always Have The Blues’ (written by Danny Roberts)
‘Can’t Make Me Stop Loving You’ (written by Daryl Mosley)
‘Carolina Lady’ (written by Daryl Mosley)
‘Heartache’s Moving In’ (written by Daryl Mosley and Danny Roberts)
‘I Got Stripes’, which was written by Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 – Friday 12 September 2003) and Charlie Williams


New Tradition: 'Stand & Be Counted' (Mountain Home Records, 1999)

On Tuesday 22 June 1999, New Tradition saw the release of ‘Stand & Be Counted’ (Mountain Home Records, 1999), which included the following tracks:

‘No Doubt Salvation’
‘Grandma’s Garden’
‘The Dearest Friend I Ever Had’
‘Prodigal Son’
‘I Thought She’d Never Leave’
‘Unspoken Things’
‘As For Me & My House’
‘Anywhere Is Home’
‘With His Hands In Wood’
‘When God Lived Here’
‘Jesus Satisfies’


In 1999, Daryl Mosley departed New Tradition.


In 2001, Daryl Mosley’s longtime friend, Tim Graves, introduced Daryl Mosley to Grand Ole Opry stars, Sonny Osborne (Friday 29 October 1937 – Sunday 24 October 2021) and Bobby Osborne (Monday 7 December 1931 – Tuesday 27 June 2023).

The Osborne Brothers were looking for a bass player and singer to replace the departing Terry Smith.

Daryl Mosley worked with The Osborne Brothers until Sonny Osborne (Friday 29 October 1937 – Sunday 24 October 2021) retired in 2003, and then with Bobby Osborne (Monday 7 December 1931 – Tuesday 27 June 2023) and his band, The Rocky Top Express, until 2011.


In 2006, Daryl Mosley’s ‘(Ask The Blind Man) He Saw It All’ was named ‘Song of The Year’ at The Singing News Fan Awards, The So Gospel News Awards, and The Southern Gospel Music Guild.


In 2011, Daryl Mosley and Tim Graves left the band of Bobby Osborne (Monday 7 December 1931 РTuesday 27 June 2023), and organised a new quartet, The Farm Hands, which included Bennie Boling on banjo and Kevin Williamson on guitar.


Shannon Slaughter: 'The Sideman Steps Out' (CD Baby, 2011)

Shannon Slaughter recorded Daryl Mosley’s ‘It’s A Long Way To Virginia’ and included the track on ‘The Sideman Steps Out’ (CD Baby, 2011).


The Booth Brothers: 'Requested' (The Booth Brothers Independent Release, 2012)

The Booth Brothers recorded Daryl Mosley’s ‘(Ask The Blind Man) He Saw It All’ and included the track on ‘Requested’ (The Booth Brothers Independent Release, 2012); the track became the trio’s signature song, their first No.1 song, and was named by Singing News Magazine as one of the top Southern Gospel songs of all time.


The Farm Hands: 'In A Country Town' (Farm County Music, 2013)

In 2013, Kevin Williamson left and was replaced by guitarist, Keith Tew and later, Bennie Boling left and was replaced by Don Hill.¬† The Farm Hands’ first nationally released album, ‘In A Country Town’ (Farm County Music, 2013), was named ‘Album of The Year’ by The Society For The Preservation of Bluegrass Music (SPBGMA) for 2014.


In 2015, The Farm Hands were named ‘Entertaining Band of The Year’ and ‘Bluegrass Gospel Band of The Year’.


Lynn Anderson: 'Bridges' (Center Sound Records, 2015)

Lynn Anderson (Friday 26 September 1947 – Thursday 30 July 2015) recorded Daryl Mosley’s ‘(Ask The Blind Man) He Saw It All’ and included the track on ‘Bridges’ (Center Sound Records, 2015).


In 2016, The Farm Hands again won ‘Bluegrass Gospel Band of The Year’ and ‘Vocal Group of The Year’.


Josh Williams: 'Modern Day Man' (Rounder Records, 2016)

Josh Williams recorded¬†Daryl Mosley’s ‘Prodigal Son’ and included the track on ‘Modern Day Man’ (Rounder Records, 2016).


In 2016 and 2017, Daryl Mosley was named ‘Bluegrass Songwriter of The Year’.


The Farm Hands: 'Colors' (Pinecastle Records, 2017)

The Farm Hands recorded Daryl Mosley’s ‘Rural Route’ and included the track on ‘Colors’ (Pinecastle Records, 2018).


A feature article about Daryl Mosley and his songwriting was featured in the April 2017 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine.


It was also in 2017 when The Society For The Preservation of Bluegrass Music (SPBGMA) named The Farm Hands ‘Entertainers of The Year’, and ‘Gospel Band of The Year’, as well as awarding them ‘Album of The Year’ and ‘Song of The Year’ Awards for ‘Dig In The Dirt’.


In 2018, The Farm Hands were named ‘Band of The Year.


The Farm Hands: 'Good Things' (Pinecastle Records, 2018)

The Farm Hands recorded Daryl Mosley’s ‘It’s A Long Way To Virginia’ and included the track on ‘Good Things’ (Pinecastle Records, 2018).


The Farm Hands’ Pinecastle Records album, ‘Colors’, was named ‘Album of The Year’, and their song, ‘Rural Route’ was named ‘Song of The Year’.


In 2019, Daryl Mosley signed a recording contact with Pinecastle Records. 


Daryl Mosley: 'The Secret of Life' (Pinecastle Records, 2020)

On Friday 22 May 2020, Daryl Mosley saw the release of ‘The Secret of Life’ (Pinecastle Records, 2020), which was produced by Daryl Mosley and Danny Roberts, and included the following tracks:

‘A Few Years Ago’
‘The Secret of Life’
‘In A Country Town’
‘Hands In Wood’
‘It Never Gets Old’
‘Do What The Good Book Says’
‘All The Way Home’
‘Piece At A Time’
‘The Deal’
‘I’d Write You’
‘Heartaches Moving In’

Personnel involved in the recording of Daryl Mosley’s ‘The Secret of Life’ (Pinecastle Records, 2020) included the following:

Danny Roberts and Aaron McDaris (mandolin)
Aaron McDaris (banjo)
Tony Wray (guitar)


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