Gene Watson Peer’s Quote from David Frizzell: October 2004

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 by The Gene Watson Fan Site, during 2004, were most gracious with their time and words.

David Frizzell and Gene Watson

David Frizzell and Gene Watson

It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from David Frizzell, which he submitted to this site on Friday 29 October 2004.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to David Frizzell who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online ‘celebration of a Lone Star Hero’.



David Frizzell
This quote was submitted on Friday 29 October 2004.

‘In the world of country music, Gene Watson stands alongside legends Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 – Saturday 19 July 1975), Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 – Wednesday 6 April 2016) and George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 – Friday 26 April 2013)’

Thank you, David Frizzell, for your support of Gene Watson.



About David Frizzell…

David Frizzell was born on Friday 26 September 1941 in El Dorado, Texas and is the younger brother of country music legend, Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 – Saturday 19 July 1975).

David Frizzell made his debut performances in Lefty Frizzell’s travelling road-show.

By the time he was thirteen years old, David Frizzell had performed a selection of Elvis Presley (Tuesday 8 January 1935 – Tuesday 16 August 1977) songs at Rainbow Gardens in Bakersfield, California.

In 1958, David Frizzell signed with Columbia Records and recorded a series of unsuccessful songs. After spending four years in the United States Air Force, David Frizzell resumed his career, but still failed to make an impression.

In the 1970s, David Frizzell saw the release of a number of non-album singles, including the following:

‘L.A. International Airport’ (written by Leanne Scott) / this track, which was recorded for Columbia Records, reached No.67 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1970

‘I Just Can’t Help Believing’, which was written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil (Friday 18 October 1940 – Thursday 1 June 2023)
(No.36, 1970) (Columbia Records)

‘Goodbye’, which was written by Larry Butler (Thursday 26 March 1942 – Friday 20 January 2012) and Buddy Killen (Sunday 13 November 1932 – Wednesday 1 November 2006) (No.73, 1971) (Cartwheel Records)

‘Words Don’t Come Easy’, which was written by Mac Davis (Wednesday 21 January 1942 – Tuesday 29 September 2020)
 / this track, which was produced by Buck Owens (Monday 12 August 1929 – Saturday 25 March 2006) and featured Buck Owens’ Buckaroos, reached No.63 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1973

‘Take Me One More Ride’ (written by Jack Lebsock)
(No.94, 1973) (Capitol Records)

‘A Case of You’ (written by Joni Mitchell)
(No.100, 1976) (RSO Records)

In April 1981, David Frizzell & Shelly West saw the release of ‘Carryin’ On The Family Names’ (Warner Bros. Records, 1981), which was produced by Tommy ‘Snuff’ Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 – Wednesday 16 December 2015), and included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

‘Texas State of Mind’, which was written by Cliff Crofford (Thursday 12 December 1929 – Sunday 22 November 2009), John Durrill and Tommy ‘Snuff’ Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 – Wednesday 16 December 2015) (No.9, 1981)

‘You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma’ (written by Larry Collins and Sandy Pinkard)
(No.1 for one week in April 1981)

‘Husbands & Wives’, which was written by Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 – Sunday 25 October 1992)
(No.16, 1981)

‘Lefty’ (written by Larry Bastian)
 (No.45, 1981) / this track featured guest vocals from Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 – Wednesday 6 April 2016)

David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘Carryin’ On The Family Names’ (Warner Bros. Records, 1981) also included the following tracks:

‘Carryin’ On The Family Names’, which was written by Dennis Knutson (1949 – Saturday 1 September 2018) and David Frizzell
‘Darling, Will You Marry Me Again’, which was written by Sanger D. ‘Whitey’ Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 – Saturday 12 January 2019) and Warren D. Robb
‘Yours For The Asking’ (written by Chris Waters)
‘Three Blind Hearts’ (written by Steve Dorff, Milton Brown and Jan Buckingham)
‘Love & Only Love’ (written by Hugh Moffatt)
‘We’re Lovin’ On Borrowed Time’ (written by Larry Bastian)

David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘Carryin’ On The Family Names’ (Warner Bros. Records, 1981) reached No.6 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1981.

David Frizzell & Shelley West’s ‘You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma’ (written by Larry Collins and Sandy Pinkard) (No.1 for one week in April 1981) was included on the soundtrack of Clint Eastwood’s 1981 movie ‘Any Which Way You Can’, an album, which also included Gene Watson performing ‘Any Way You Want Me’ (written by L. Ofman), a track which reached No.4 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1980.

In January 1982, David Frizzell & Shelly West saw the release of ‘The David Frizzell & Shelly West Album’ (Viva Records, 1982), which was produced by Tommy ‘Snuff’ Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 – Wednesday 16 December 2015) and Steve Dorff, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

‘Another Honky Tonk Night On Broadway’, which was written by Steve Dorff, Tommy ‘Snuff’ Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 – Wednesday 16 December 2015) and Milton Brown (No.8, 1982)

‘I Just Came Here To Dance’ (written by Ken Bell, Terry Skinner and Jerry L. Wallace)
(No.4, 1982)

David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘The David Frizzell & Shelly West Album’ (Viva Records, 1982) also included the following tracks:

‘Wasn’t That Love’ (written by Mitch Johnson and Harry Shannon)
‘Two Sides’, which was written by Stephen Allen Davis (Tuesday 4 October 1949 – Monday 26 December 2022)
‘Just Before Dawn’, which was written by Ned Miller (Sunday 12 April 1925 – Friday 18 March 2016) and Roy Aldridge
‘Three Act Play’, which was written by Dewayne L. Blackwell (Thursday 17 September 1936 – Sunday 23 May 2021)
‘Being A Man, Being A Woman’, which was written by Cliff Crofford (Thursday 12 December 1929 – Sunday 22 November 2009), John Durrill and Tommy ‘Snuff’ Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 – Wednesday 16 December 2015)
‘Our Day Will Come’ (written by Bob Hilliard and Mort Garson)
‘Dark Side of The Moon’ (written by Kevin Welch and Elfrieda Chay)
‘Breaking Up A Good Thing’ (written by David Frizzell)

David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘The David Frizzell & Shelly West Album’ (Viva Records, 1982) reached No.8 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1982.

In June 1982, David Frizzell saw the release of ‘Family’s Fine, But This One’s Mine’ (Viva Records, 1982), which was produced by Tommy ‘Snuff’ Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 – Wednesday 16 December 2015) and Steve Dorff, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

‘I’m Gonna Hire A Wino To Decorate Our Home’, which was written by Dewayne L. Blackwell (Thursday 17 September 1936 – Sunday 23 May 2021) (No.1 for one week in August 1982)

‘Lost My Baby Blues’, which was written by Ben Peters (Tuesday 20 June 1933 – Wednesday 25 May 2005)
(No.5, 1982)

David Frizzell’s ‘Family’s Fine, But This One’s Mine’ (Viva Records, 1982) also included the following tracks:

‘As Soon As A Waltz Ain’t 3/4 Time’ (written by Bob Stone)
‘Maybe There’s Love After You After All’ (written by Larry Bastian and James Shaw)
‘Lone Star Lonesome’ (written by Johnny Cunningham and Steve Stone)
‘I Wish That I Could Hurt That Way Again’, which was written by Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 – Sunday 30 October 2016), Don Cook and Rafe Van Hoy
‘She’s Up To All Her Old Tricks Again’, which was written by John Durrill and Tommy ‘Snuff’ Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 – Wednesday 16 December 2015)
‘Sweet Sweet Sin’, which was written by Dewayne L. Blackwell (Thursday 17 September 1936 – Sunday 23 May 2021)
‘Single & Alone’ (written by David Frizzell)
‘Let’s Have A Party’, which was written by Mickey Newbury (Sunday 19 May 1940 – Sunday 29 September 2002)

Personnel involved in the recording of David Frizzell’s ‘Family’s Fine But This One’s Mine’ (Viva Records, 1982) included the following:

The Gene Morford Singers (vocals)
Steve Dorff (arrangements)

David Frizzell’s ‘Family’s Fine But This One’s Mine’ (Viva Records, 1982) reached No.7 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1982.

In November 1982, David Frizzell & Shelly West saw the release of ‘Our Best To You’ (Viva Records, 1982), which was produced by Tommy ‘Snuff’ Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 – Wednesday 16 December 2015) and Steve Dorff, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

‘Please Surrender’, which was written by Cliff Crofford (Thursday 12 December 1929 – Sunday 22 November 2009), John Durrill and Tommy ‘Snuff’ Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 – Wednesday 16 December 2015) (No.43, 1982)

‘Cajun Invitation’, which was written by Steve Dorff, Milton Brown and Tommy ‘Snuff’ Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 – Wednesday 16 December 2015)
(No.52, 1983)

David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘Our Best To You’ (Viva Records, 1982) also included the following tracks:

‘Wrapped Around Your Finger’ (written by James Johnson and Harry Shannon)
‘My Best To You’ (written by Gene Willadsen and Isham Jones)
‘When You Wish Upon A Star’ (written by Ned Washington and Leigh Harline)
‘Missing You All By Myself’ (written by Diane Pfeifer)
‘You’ll Always Be Special To Me’, which was written by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 – Wednesday 6 April 2016)
‘Another Dawn Breaking Over Georgia’, which was written by Jim Weatherly (Wednesday 17 March 1943 – Wednesday 3 February 2021)
‘Lovin’ Naturally’ (written by Byron Walls and Brian Tabach)
‘Jukebox Serenade’, which was written by Cliff Crofford (Thursday 12 December 1929 – Sunday 22 November 2009) and John Durrill

Personnel involved in the recording of David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘Our Best To You’ (Viva Records, 1982) included the following:

The Gene Morford Singers (vocals)
Steve Dorff (arrangements)

David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘Our Best To You’ (Viva Records, 1982) reached No.24 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1982.

In June 1983, David Frizzell saw the release of ‘On My Own Again’ (Viva Records, 1983), which was produced by Tommy ‘Snuff’ Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 – Wednesday 16 December 2015) and Steve Dorff, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

‘Where Are You Spending Your Nights These Days’, which was written by Steve Dorff, Milton Brown and Tommy ‘Snuff’ Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 – Wednesday 16 December 2015) (No.10, 1983)

‘A Million Light Beers Ago’, which was written by Dewayne L. Blackwell (Thursday 17 September 1936 – Sunday 23 May 2021)
 (No.39, 1983)

‘Black & White’, which was written by Kerry Michael Chater (Tuesday 7 August 1945 – Tuesday 1 February 2022) and Gail Lopata
(No.64, 1984)

David Frizzell’s ‘On My Own Again’ (Viva Records, 1983) also included the following tracks:

‘She’s Ready For Someone To Love Her’, which was written by Tommy Rocco, Charlie Black (Wednesday 23 November 1949 – Friday 23 April 2021) and Jerry Gillespie
‘All The King’s Memories’ (written by Larry Bastian, Cliff Crawford and George Snow)
‘Survivor’, which was written by Dennis Knutson (1949 – Saturday 1 September 2018) and Eddie Burton
‘She Wanted Me’ (written by Johnny Cunningham)
‘We’re Back In Love Again’ (written by David Frizzell and Flip Anderson)
‘She Wants You To Love Her’, which was written by Kerry Michael Chater (Tuesday 7 August 1945 – Tuesday 1 February 2022) and Baron Longfellow
‘We Won’t Be Hearing Always Late Anymore’ (written by David Frizzell) / this track featured guest vocals from Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 – Saturday 19 July 1975) and Allen Frizzell

David Frizzell’s ‘On My Own Again’ (Viva Records, 1983) reached No.32 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1983.

In December 1983, David Frizzell & Shelly West saw the release of ‘In Session’ (Viva Records, 1983), which was produced by Tommy ‘Snuff’ Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 – Wednesday 16 December 2015) and Steve Dorff, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

‘Pleasure Island’, which was written by Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 – Sunday 30 October 2016), Ron Hellard and Bucky Jones (No.71, 1983)

‘Silent Partners’, which was written by Tommy Rocco, Kerry Michael Chater (Tuesday 7 August 1945 – Tuesday 1 February 2022) and Austin Roberts
 (No.20, 1984)

David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘In Session’ (Viva Records, 1983) also included the following tracks:

‘Wild Side of Life’ (written by Arlie Carter and William Warren)
‘It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels’, which was written by Joseph Denton ‘Jay’ Miller (Friday 5 May 1922 – Saturday 23 March 1996)
‘You’re My Better Half’ (written by Brent Maher and Randy Goodrum)
‘Straight From The Heart’ (written by Don Stalker and Steve Berg)
‘You Still Do It For Me’ (written by Dennis Knutson (1949 – Saturday 1 September 2018)Eddie Burton and David Frizzell
‘Forever & Always’, which was written by Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 – Saturday 19 July 1975) and Lessie Lyle
‘Confidential’ (written by Dorinda Morgan)
‘I Just Fall In Love Again’ (written by Gloria Sklerov, Harry Lloyd and Steve Dorff)
‘Betcha Can’t Cry Just One’, which was written by Dewayne L. Blackwell (Thursday 17 September 1936 – Sunday 23 May 2021)

David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘In Session’ (Viva Records, 1983) reached No.33 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1984.

In June 1984, David Frizzell saw the release of ‘Solo’ (Viva Records, 1984), which was produced by Tommy ‘Snuff’ Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 – Wednesday 16 December 2015) and Steve Dorff, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

‘Who Dat (Messin’ With That Woman of Mine)’, which was written by Steve Dorff, Milton Brown and Tommy ‘Snuff’ Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 – Wednesday 16 December 2015) (No.60, 1984)

‘When We Get Back To The Farm’ (written by Chris Waters, Michael Garvin and Tom Shapiro)
(No.49, 1984)

‘Country Music Love Affair’ (written by Billy Ray Reynolds and Jim Hurt)
(No.63, 1985)

David Frizzell’s ‘Solo’ (Viva Records, 1984) also included the following tracks:

‘One Who Got Away’, which was written by Rory Bourke, Charlie Black (Wednesday 23 November 1949 – Friday 23 April 2021) and Steve Bogard
‘Hard To Hit A MovingTarget’ (written by David Frizzell)
‘Katy Did & Dinah Might’ (written by Don Cook, Michael Garvin and Paul Battle)
‘Settin’ The Night On Fire’ (written by Billy Burnette and James Nolen)
‘That Old Texas Two Step’, which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 – Sunday 3 March 2002) and Ron Peterson
‘Honest Man’ (written by David Frizzell and Michael Blasucci)
‘Still One Broken Heart’ (written by Hugh Moffatt)

In 1984, David Frizzell saw the release, on Viva Records, ‘No Way Jose’ (written by Johnny Cunningham and Steve Stone), a non-album single, which reached No.49 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1984.

In August 1984, David Frizzell & Shelly West saw the release of ‘Golden Duets’ (Viva Records, 1984), which was produced by Tommy ‘Snuff’ Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 – Wednesday 16 December 2015) and Steve Dorff, and included the following tracks:

‘You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma’ (written by Larry Collins and Sandy Pinkard) (No.1 for one week in April 1981)

‘Texas State of Mind’, which was written by Cliff Crofford (Thursday 12 December 1929 – Sunday 22 November 2009), John Durrill and Tommy ‘Snuff’ Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 – Wednesday 16 December 2015)
 (No.9, 1981)

‘Husbands & Wives’, which was written by Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 – Sunday 25 October 1992)
 (No.16, 1981)

‘Another Honky Tonk Night On Broadway’, which was written by 
Steve Dorff, Tommy ‘Snuff’ Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 – Wednesday 16 December 2015) and Milton Brown (No.8, 1982)

‘I Just Came Here To Dance’ (written by Ken Bell, Terry Skinner and Jerry L. Wallace)
 (No.4, 1982)

‘Please Surrender’, which was written by Cliff Crofford (Thursday 12 December 1929 – Sunday 22 November 2009), John Durrill and Tommy ‘Snuff’ Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 – Wednesday 16 December 2015)
 (No.43, 1982)

‘Cajun Invitation’, which was written by Steve Dorff, Milton Brown and Tommy ‘Snuff’ Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 – Wednesday 16 December 2015)
 (No.52, 1983)

‘It’s A Be Together Night’, which was written by John Schweers, Tommy Rocco and Charlie Black (Wednesday 23 November 1949 – Friday 23 April 2021)
 (No.13, 1984) / this track was a new track

‘Silent Partners’, which was written by Tommy Rocco, Kerry Michael Chater (Tuesday 7 August 1945 – Tuesday 1 February 2022) and Austin Roberts
 (No.20, 1984)

‘Do Me Right’ (written by Asie Payton)
(No.60, 1985) / this track was a new track

David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘Golden Duets’ (Viva Records, 1984) reached No.45 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1984.

In 1985, David Frizzell saw the release of a self-titled album, ‘David Frizzell’ (MCA Records, 1985), which was produced by Ron Chancey, and included the following tracks:

‘Red Red Wine’ (written by Neil Diamond)
‘Jesse’ (written by Janis Ian)
‘Why You Been Gone So Long’, which was written by Mickey Newbury (Sunday 19 May 1940 – Sunday 29 September 2002)
‘Life Time Woman’ (writteen by Orriel Smith)
‘Oleander’, which was written by Shel Silverstein (Thursday 25 September 1930 – Monday 10 May 1999)
‘Goodbye’, which was written by Larry Butler (Thursday 26 March 1942 – Friday 20 January 2012) and Buddy Killen (Sunday 13 November 1932 – Wednesday 1 November 2006)
‘Shake Hands With The Devil’ (written by Kris Kristofferson)
‘Mary In The Morning’ (written by Johnny Cymbal and Michael Lendell)
‘500 Times’ (written by Allen Frizzell)
‘Kicking Sand’, which was written by Dennis Knutson (1949 – Saturday 1 September 2018)

In 1986, David Frizzell saw the release of ‘David Frizzell Sings Lefty’s Greatest Hits’ (Playback Records, 1986), which included the following tracks:

‘Lefty’s Star Will Always Shine’ (written by David Frizzell)

‘I Love You A Thousand Ways’, which was written by Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 – Saturday 19 July 1975) and Jim Beck

‘Always Late (With Your Kisses)’, which was written by Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 – Saturday 19 July 1975) and Blackie Crafford

‘I Want To Be With You Always’, which was written by Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 – Saturday 19 July 1975) and Jim Beck

‘Mom & Dad’s Waltz’, which was written by Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 – Saturday 19 July 1975)

‘Long Black Veil’, which was written by Marijohn Wilkin (Wednesday 14 July 1920 – Saturday 28 October 2006) and Danny Dill (Friday 19 September 1924 – Thursday 23 October 2008)

‘Saginaw Michigan’, which was written by Bill Anderson and Don Wayne (Tuesday 30 May 1933 – Monday 12 September 2011)

‘She’s Gone, Gone, Gone’, which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 – Sunday 3 March 2002)

‘Watermelon Time In Georgia’, which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 – Sunday 3 March 2002)

‘I Can’t Get Over You To Save My Life’, which was written by Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 – Saturday 19 July 1975) and Sanger D. ‘Whitey’ Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 – Saturday 12 January 2019)

‘I Never Go Around Mirrors’, which was written by Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 – Saturday 19 July 1975) and Sanger D. ‘Whitey’ Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 – Saturday 12 January 2019)

‘That’s The Way Love Goes’, which was written by Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 – Saturday 19 July 1975) and Sanger D. ‘Whitey’ Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 – Saturday 12 January 2019)

‘Yesterday Just Passed My Way Again’, which was written by Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 – Saturday 19 July 1975) and Sanger D. ‘Whitey’ Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 – Saturday 12 January 2019)

‘My Wishing Room’, which was written by Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 – Saturday 19 July 1975)

‘It Meant Goodbye To Me (When She Said Hello To Him)’, which was written by Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 – Saturday 19 July 1975) and Abe Mulkey

‘If You’ve Got The Money (I’ve Got The Time)’, which was written by Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 – Saturday 19 July 1975) and Jim Beck

In 1986, David Frizzell saw the release of ‘Celebrity’, a non-album single, which reached No.71 on the Billboard country music singles chart.

In 1987, David Frizzell saw the release, on Compleat Records, of ‘Beautiful Body’ (written by Bob Morrison, Patti Ryan and Wanda Mallette), a non-album single, which reached No.74 on the Billboard country music singles chart.

In March 1993, David Frizzell saw the release of ‘My Life Is Just A Bridge’ (BFE Records, 1993), which included the following tracks:

‘The One That Got Away’ (written by Billy Troy) / this track featured guest vocals from Ed Bruce (Friday 29 December 1939 – Friday 8 January 2021)
‘My Life Is Just A Bridge’, which was written by Dennis Knutson (1949 – Saturday 1 September 2018)
‘Let Me Use Your Rolls Royce’ (written by David Frizzell)
‘Here I Go Again (Still Lovin’ You)’ (written by Rock Killough)
‘I Go To Pieces’, which was written by Del Shannon (Sunday 30 December 1934 – Thursday 8 February 1990)
‘They’d Have To Hold My Arm Up’, which was written by Dennis Knutson (1949 – Saturday 1 September 2018)
‘Forty & Some’ (written by David Frizzell)
‘Silent Understanding’ (written by Tim Blixseth)
‘I Should’ve Been Over You By Now’ (written by David Frizzell)
‘This Ol’ Piano’ (written by David Frizzell)
‘Charlie Loves Hazel’ (written by Rock Killough)

David Frizzell: '2001' (Nashville America Records, 2001)

On Tuesday 1 May 2001, David Frizzell saw the release of ‘2001’ (Nashville America Records, 2001), which included the following tracks:

‘One Memory At A Time’ (written by David Frizzell)
‘I Ain’t Going If There Ain’t No Hank’ (written by David Frizzell)
‘She’s Not In My Bed’, which was written by David Frizzell and Dennis Knutson (1949 – Saturday 1 September 2018)
‘Back In Over My Head Again’ (written by David Frizzell)
‘Baby Don’t Love Here Anymore’ (written by David Frizzell)
‘When Can We Do This Again?’ (written by David Frizzell)
‘You’ve Just Been Robbed By Jesse James’ (written by David Frizzell)
‘A Love That MIght Have Been’ (written by Staci Peters)
‘The Good Book’ (written by David Frizzell)
‘Could It Be We Fell In Love Tonight’ (written by David Frizzell)
‘Hiding The Pain’ (written by David Frizzell)

‘I’m Gonna Hire A Wino To Decorate Our Home’, which was written by Dewayne L. Blackwell (Thursday 17 September 1936 – Sunday 23 May 2021)
/ the original version of this track was recorded by David Frizzell, who included it on ‘Family’s Fine But This One’s Mine’ (Viva Records, 1982); David Frizzell’s original version of this track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in August 1982

Personnel involved in the recording of David Frizzell’s ‘2001’ (Nashville America Records, 2001) included the following:

Rob Hajacos (fiddle)
Tony Harrell (keyboards)
Pat Flynn (acoustic guitar)
Mike Brignardello (bass)
Steve Hinson (steel guitar)
David Frizzell (lead vocals)
Steve Turner (drums)
Michael Black and Vickie Carrico (background vocals)
Jeffrey King (electric guitar)
Peggy Rains (vocals)

David Frizzell: 'Confidentially' (Nashville America Records, 2004)

On Tuesday 30 November 2004, David Frizzell saw the release of ‘Confidentially’ (Nashville America Records, 2004), which included the following tracks:

‘Cowboy Hats’ (written by Charlie Moore and Rick Scott)
‘Warm Spanish Wine’ (written by Roger Alan Wade)
‘Why Wasn’t It Me’ (written by David Frizzell) / this track featured guest vocals from Amy Clawson
‘Boogyin’ & Woogyin’, which was written by Dewayne L. Blackwell (Thursday 17 September 1936 – Sunday 23 May 2021)
‘It Takes Me All Night Long’ (written by David Frizzell)
‘American Nights’, which was written by Dennis Knutson (1949 – Saturday 1 September 2018) and Roger Alan Wade

‘Reckless Wind’, which was written by Dewayne L. Blackwell (Thursday 17 September 1936 – Sunday 23 May 2021), Dennis Knutson (1949 – Saturday 1 September 2018) and Roger Alan Wade
/ this track featured guest vocals from John Cowan

‘In The Pine’, which was written by Dennis Knutson (1949 – Saturday 1 September 2018) and Roger Alan Wade

‘Confidentially’, which was written by Dennis Knutson (1949 – Saturday 1 September 2018)
‘Run Like The Wind’, which was written by Dennis Knutson (1949 – Saturday 1 September 2018) and Roger Alan Wade
‘Paint By Numbers’, which was written by Dewayne L. Blackwell (Thursday 17 September 1936 – Sunday 23 May 2021)
‘Distance & Time’ (written by David Frizzell)
‘Let The Good Times Roll’ (written by Shirley Goodman and Leonard Lee)
‘Sweet Memories’

Various Artists: 'Frizzell & Friends - This Is Our Time' (Nashville America Records, 2008)

In 2008, David Frizzell saw the release of ‘Frizzell & Friends – This Is Our Time’ (Nashville America Records, 2008), which included the following tracks:

‘This Is Our Time’ (written by David Frizzell, Kevin Denney and Tom Botkin) / this track featured vocals from David Frizzell, Allen Frizzell, Kevin Denney, Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 – Wednesday 6 April 2016), Jimmy Fortune, Johnny Rodriguez, Helen Cornelius, Jeannie Seely, Gene Watson, Lacy J. Dalton, T. Graham Brown, Crystal Gayle, Joe Stampley and Johnny Lee

‘Wedding Dress For Sale’ (written by David Frizzell) / this track featured vocals from David Frizzell and Crystal Gayle

‘Warm Spanish Wine’ (written by Roger Alan Wade) / this track featured vocals from David Frizzell and Johnny Rodriguez

‘If You Got The Money, I’ve Got The Time’, which was written by Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 – Saturday 19 July 1975) / this track featured vocals from David Frizzell and Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 Wednesday 6 April 2016)

‘Long Black Veil’, which was written by Danny Dill (Friday 19 September 1924 – Thursday 23 October 2008) and Marijohn Wilkin (Wednesday 14 July 1920 – Saturday 28 October 2006) / this track featured vocals from David Frizzell and Gene Watson

‘Dream of Angels’ (written by David Frizzell) / this track featured vocals from David Frizzell

‘Music (Where Did It Come From?)’ (written by Kevin Denney and Tom Botkin) / this track featured vocals from David Frizzell and Joe Stampley

‘Nobody’s Darlin’ But Mine’, which was written by Jimmie Davis (11 September 1899 – Sunday 5 November 2000) / this track featured vocals from David Frizzell and Jeannie Seely

‘How Long’s Love Gonna Put Up With That?’ (written by David Frizzell) / this track featured vocals from Jimmy Fortune

‘Got To Get To Louisiana’, which was written by Alex Harvey (Monday 10 March 1947 – Saturday 4 April 2020) and Stephen Schuffert / this track featured vocals from David Frizzell and T. Graham Brown

‘Someday’ (written by David Frizzell) / this track featured vocals from David Frizzell, Helen Cornelius and Jimmy Fortune

‘Something ‘Bout You’ (written by Kevin Welch) / this track featured vocals from David Frizzell and Lacy J. Dalton

‘Cowboy Hat’ (written by Charlie Moore, Chris Cummings and Rick Scott) / this track feaatured vocals from David Frizzell and Bobby Bare

‘Could It Be We Fell In Love Tonight’ (written by David Frizzell) / this track featured vocals from David Frizzell and Helen Cornelius

‘No Regrets’ (written by David Frizzell) / this track featured vocals from David Frizzell

‘You Can’t Love Her’ (written by David Frizzell) / this track featured vocals from David Frizzell and Johnny Lee

‘Three Minutes’ (written by David Frizzell) / this track featured vocals from David Frizzell, Allen Frizzell and Tess Frizzell

‘Why Wasn’t It Me’ (written by David Frizzell) / this track featured vocals from David Frizzell and Amy Clawson

‘Ordinary Joe’ (written by David Frizzell) / this track featured vocals from David Frizzell and Jimmy Fortune

‘Reckless Wind’, which was written by Dennis Knutson (1949 – Saturday 1 September 2018)Dewayne L. Blackwell (Thursday 17 September 1936 – Sunday 23 May 2021) and Roger Alan Wade / this track featured vocals from David Frizzell and John Cowan

David Frizzell & Shelly West: 'The Very Best of David Frizzell & Shelly West' (GME LLC, 2009)

On Tuesday June 2009, David Frizzell & Shelly West saw the release of ‘The Very Best of David Frizzell & Shelly West’ (GME LLC, 2009), which included the following tracks:

‘You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma’ (written by Larry Collins and Sandy Pinkard) / this track was originally included on David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘Carryin’ On The Family Names’ (Warner Bros. Records, 1981), and was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in April 1981

‘A Texas State of Mind’, which was written by Cliff Crofford (Thursday 12 December 1929 – Sunday 22 November 2009), John Durrill and Tommy ‘Snuff’ Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 – Wednesday 16 December 2015) / this track was originally included on David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘Carryin’ On The Family Names’ (Warner Bros. Records, 1981), and reached No.9 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1981

‘Carryin’ On The Family Names’, which was written by Dennis Knutson (1949 – Saturday 1 September 2018) and David Frizzell / this track was originally included on David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘Carryin’ On The Family Names’ (Warner Bros. Records, 1981)

‘Husbands & Wives’, which was written by Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 – Sunday 25 October 1992) / this track was originally included on David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘Carryin’ On The Family Names’ (Warner Bros. Records, 1981), and reached No.16 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1981

‘Another Honky Tonk Night On Broadway’, which was written by Steve Dorff, Tommy ‘Snuff’ Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 – Wednesday 16 December 2015) and Milton Brown / this track was originally included on David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘The David Frizzell & Shelly West Album’ (Viva Records, 1982), and No.8 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1982

‘Our Day Will Come’ (written by Bob Hilliard and Mort Garson) / this track was originally included on David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘The David Frizzell & Shelly West Album’ (Viva Records, 1982)

‘I Just Came Here To Dance’ (written by Ken Bell, Terry Skinner and Jerry L. Wallace) / this track was originally included on David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘The David Frizzell & Shelly West Album’ (Viva Records, 1982), and reached No.4 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1982

‘Please Surrender’, which was written by Cliff Crofford (Thursday 12 December 1929 – Sunday 22 November 2009), John Durrill and Tommy ‘Snuff’ Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 – Wednesday 16 December 2015) / this track was originally included on David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘Our Best To You’ (Viva Records, 1982), and reached No.43 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1982

‘You’ll Always Be Special To Me’, which was written by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 – Wednesday 6 April 2016) / this track was originally included on David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘Our Best To You’ (Viva Records, 1982)

‘Cajun Invitation’, which was written by Steve Dorff, Milton Brown and Tommy ‘Snuff’ Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 – Wednesday 16 December 2015) / this track was originally included on David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘Our Best To You’ (Viva Records, 1982), and reached No.52 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1983

‘Pleasure Island’, which was written by Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 – Sunday 30 October 2016), Ron Hellard and Bucky Jones / this track was originally included on David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘In Session’ (Viva Records, 1983), and reached No.71 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1983

‘Silent Partners’, which was written by Tommy Rocco, Kerry Michael Chater (Tuesday 7 August 1945 – Tuesday 1 February 2022) and Austin Roberts / this track was originally included on David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘In Session’ (Viva Records, 1983), and reached No.20 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1984

A medley of ‘Wild Side of Life’ (written by Arlie Carter and William Warren) and ‘It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels’, which was written by Joseph Denton ‘Jay’ Miller (Friday 5 May 1922 – Saturday 23 March 1996) / this track was originally included on David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘In Session’ (Viva Records, 1983)

‘I Just Fall In Love Again’ (written by Gloria Sklerov, Harry Lloyd and Steve Dorff) / this track was originally included on David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘In Session’ (Viva Records, 1983)

‘Do Me Right’ (written by Asie Payton) / this track was originally included on David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘Golden Duets’ (Viva Records, 1984), as a new track, and reached No.60 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1985

‘It’s A Be Together Night’, which was written by John Schweers, Tommy Rocco and Charlie Black (Wednesday 23 November 1949 – Friday 23 April 2021) / this track was originally included on David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘Golden Duets’ (Viva Records, 1984), as a new track, and reached No.13 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1984

David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘The Very Best of David Frizzell & Shelly West’ (GME LLC, 2009) also included the following bonus tracks:

‘I’m Gonna Hire A Wino To Decorate Our Home’, which was written by Dewayne L. Blackwell (Thursday 17 September 1936 – Sunday 23 May 2021) / this track was originally included on David Frizzell’s ‘Family’s Fine, But This One’s Mine’ (Viva Records, 1982), and was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in August 1982

‘Jose Cuervo’ (written by Cathy Jordan) / this track was originally included on Shelly West’s ‘West By West’ (Viva Records, 1983), and was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in May 1983



Corey Frizzell is David Frizzell’s nephew, and a son of Allen Frizzell, and is an acclaimed portrait artist based in middle Tennessee.



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