Gene Watson’s ‘From The Heart’ (RMG Records, 2001)

Gene Watson: 'From The Heart' (RMG Records, 2001)

‘From The Heart’
RMG Records RMG 8202-2 (2001)

Gene Watson’s ‘From The Heart’ (RMG Records, 2001) was released by RMG Records on Tuesday 11 September 2001.

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Album Sleeve Notes
Thanks From the Heart

‘Throughout my musical career, I have had the pleasure of working with the greatest people in the business.  At this point in my career, I feel better about my new recording contract with RMG than all the others in the past.

I would like to thank, of course, my manager Allen Whitcomb for working so closely with me.  Many thanks to George Collier, president of RMG, and his staff for working out a way to get me back in the mainstream of what I love so much – COUNTRY MUSIC.

I would like to thank Ray Pennington (Friday 22 December 1933 – Wednesday 7 October 2020) for coming out of retirement to help me with this project.  I would also like to thank Buddy Emmons (Wednesday 27 January 1937 – Wednesday 29 July 2015) for coming out of studio retirement to work with me.

Other musicians I would like to thank are David Smith, Jerry Kroon, Aubrey Haynie, Gregg Galbraith, Dirk Johnson, Milton Sledge, John Wesley Ryles and Bobby All (passed away on Thursday 19 March 2009), along with one of the greatest engineers in the business, Kevin McManus.

Thanks so much to my fan club president, Leslie Ann Elliott (Tuesday 3 September 1935 – Tuesday 24 August 2021), who does such a great job, and the Bobby Roberts Company that keeps The Farewell Party Band and me busy on the road.

Most of all I want to thank my God for giving me the talent to attract all the people mentioned above, and of course, all my fans and friends who have stuck with me throughout the many years of good and bad, thick and thin, or whatever came along.

Forever country,
Gene Watson’.

Gene Watson’s ‘From The Heart’ (RMG Records, 2001) was produced by Ray Pennington (Friday 22 December 1933 – Wednesday 7 October 2020) and Gene Watson and the Executive Producer was George Collier.

Gene Watson’s ‘From The Heart’ (RMG Records, 2001) was mixed by Kevin McManus and Ray Pennington (Friday 22 December 1933 – Wednesday 7 October 2020); the album was was mastered by John Eberle, Americana Mastering, Nashville.

Management: Serenity Career Direction / Now Lytle Management, Brentwood, TN
Booking: Bobby Roberts Company, Inc., PO Box 1547, Goodlettsville, TN 37070 / Now Battle Artist Agency, College Grove, Tennessee

Photography: Le May Photography, Nashville
Design: The Eleazar Group, Nashville, Tennessee

RMG Records: Row Music Group Inc., 1010 17th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212
RMG Records Distribution: Navarre Corporation

‘From The Heart’
RMG Records RMG 8202 (2001)


1 ‘Next To Nothing’
Writers: Wil Nance, Mack Vickery (Wednesday 8 June 1938 – Tuesday 21 December 2004) and Steve Dean
Publishers: Still Working Music, Inc / Will Nance Songs (BMI) / Stephen Foster Music / Deldeo Music (BMI) Wayho Music / Steve Dean Songs (BMI)

2
‘She Had Me’
Writers: Tommy Rocco and A.J. Masters (Wednesday 20 December 1950 – Monday 12 January 2015)
Publishers: Milene Music, Inc (ASCAP) / EMI Blackwood Music Inc. / Mark Alan Springer Music (BMI)

3
‘The Man An’ Me & You’
Writers: Jeff Bates and Kenny Beard (Thursday 26 February 1959 – Sunday 1 October 2017)
Publishers: Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corporation (BMI), Smith Haven Music (BMI) / Big Red Tractor Music (ASCAP)

4
‘Rose In The Sand’
Writers: Steve Dean and Frank Myers
Publishers: Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. (BMI) / Milene Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

5
‘When You’re Not Looking Back’
Writers: Leslie Satcher and Max T. Barnes
Publishers: Ensign Music Corporation (BMI) / Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP) / Sony ATV Tunes LLC DBA Cross Keys Publishing Company (ASCAP)

6
‘This Circus That You Call A Rodeo’
Writers: Eddy Raven, Monty Holmes and Michael Huffman
Publishers: Four Nickels Music, Inc. (BMI) / Dixie Stars Music (ASCAP)

7
‘The Truth Is I Lied’
Writers: Skip Ewing and Bill Anderson
Publishers: Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. (BMI) / Write On Music (BMI) / Sony/ATV Songs LLC DBA Tree Publishing Company / Mr. Bubba Music (BMI)

Ricochet recorded ‘The Truth Is I Lied’ (written by Skip Ewing¬†and Bill Anderson) and included the track on ‘Ricochet’ (Columbia Records, 1996).

8
‘Would It Be Cheating’
Writers: Jeff Bates, Michael White and Carson Chamberlain
Publishers: Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corporation (BMI), Smith Haven Music (BMI) / Zomba Enterprises, Inc. (ASCAP) / Universal-Songs of Polygram International, Inc. / Everything I Love Music (BMI)

9
‘Drivin’ Me Sane’
Writers: Curt Ryle and Tony Mullins
Publishers: Big Matador Music (BMI) / WB Music Group (ASCAP)

10
‘Take Me As I Am (Or Let Me Go)’
Writer: Boudleaux Bryant (Friday 13 February 1920 – Thursday 25 June 1987)
Publishers: Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. (BMI)

Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 – Monday 16 December 2013) recorded ‘Take Me As I Am (Or Let Me Go)’, which was written by Boudleaux Bryant (Friday 13 February 1920 – Thursday 25 June 1987), and included the track on ‘Love Life’ (Columbia Records, 1964).

Sue Thompson: 'This Is Sue Thompson Country' (Hickory Records, 1969)

Sue Thompson (Sunday 19 July 1925 – Thursday 23 September 2021) recorded ‘Take Me As I Am (Or Let Me Go)’, which was written by Boudleaux Bryant (Friday 13 February 1920 – Thursday 25 June 1987), and included the track on ‘This Is Sue Thompson Country’ (Hickory Records, 1969).

Ray Price: 'The Heart of Country Music' (Step One Records, 1986)

Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 – Monday 16 December 2013) recorded ‘Take Me As I Am (Or Let Me Go)’, which was written by Boudleaux Bryant (Friday 13 February 1920 – Thursday 25 June 1987), and included the track on ‘The Heart of Country Music’ (Step One Records, 1986).

11 ‘No Trash In My Trailer’
Writers: Byron Hill and Mike Dekle (Sunday 25 June 1944 – Thursday 24 February 2022)
Publishers: WB Music Corporation (ASCAP), Fool Hearted Melodies (ASCAP), Square D Music (ASCAP)

Colt Ford recorded ‘No Trash In My Trailer’, which was written by Byron Hill¬†and¬†Mike Dekle¬†(Sunday 25 June 1944 – Thursday 24 February 2022),¬†and included the track on ‘Ride Through The Country’ (ABC Records, 2009).

On Monday 30 September 2013, Colt Ford’s¬†‘Ride Through The Country’ (ABC Records, 2009) was re-released as¬†‘Ride Through The Country Revisited’ (ABC Records, 2013), and included a new version of ‘No Trash In My Trailer’, which was written by Byron Hill¬†and¬†Mike Dekle¬†(Sunday 25 June 1944 – Thursday 24 February 2022); the track was recorded as a duet with¬†Joe Diffie (Sunday 28 December 1958 – Sunday 29 March 2020).

The re-release of Colt Ford’s ‘Ride Through The Country’ (ABC Records, 2009) as ‘Ride Through The Country Revisited’ (ABC Records, 2013) also included a new version of ‘Ride Through The Country’ (written by Colt Ford, S. Houchins, D. Jones, J. Scuillo and J. Spillner), which was recorded as a duet with John Michael Montgomery, Ronnie Dunn and Joe Diffie (Sunday 28 December 1958 – Sunday 29 March 2020).

12 ‘I Never Go Around Mirrors’
Writers: Sanger D. ‘Whitey’ Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 – Saturday 12 January 2019) and Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 – Saturday 19 July 1975)
Publishers: Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. (BMI)

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

Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 – Wednesday 6 April 2016) recorded ‘I Never Go Around Mirrors’, which was written by Sanger D. ‘Whitey’ Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 – Saturday 12 January 2019) and Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 – Saturday 19 July 1975), and included the track on ‘The Way It Was in ’51’ (Capitol Records, 1977).

Keith Whitley (Thursday 1 July 1954 – Tuesday 9 May 1989) recorded ‘I Never Go Around Mirrors’, which was written by Sanger D. ‘Whitey’ Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 – Saturday 12 January 2019) and Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 – Saturday 19 July 1975), and included the track on ‘Don’t Close Your Eyes’ (RCA Records, 1988).

Benny Berry recorded ‘I Never Go Around Mirrors’, which was written by Sanger D. ‘Whitey’ Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 – Saturday 12 January 2019) and Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 – Saturday 19 July 1975), and included the track on ‘Mama’s Rocking Chair’ (Hawk Records, 1992).


‘From The Heart’
RMG Records RMG 8202 (2001)

Musician Credits
Piano: Dirk Johnson
Bass Guitar: David Smith
Acoustic Guitar: Bobby All (passed away on Thursday 19 March 2009)
Guitar: Gregg Galbraith
Drums: Jerry Kroon and Milton Sledge
Fiddle and Mandolin: Aubrey Haynie
Steel Guitar: Buddy Emmons (Wednesday 27 January 1937 РWednesday 29 July 2015)
Background Vocals and Harmonies: John Wesley Ryles





‚ÄĘ Read a Country Music People review of Gene Watson’s ‘From the Heart‘ (RMG Records, 2001)

The review, which was written by Craig Baguley, was published in the December 2001 issue of the United Kingdom monthly publication Country Music People.
The review, which was written by Craig Baguley, was published in the December 2001 issue of the United Kingdom monthly publication Country Music People.