Gene Watson Celebrates Jeanne Pruett’s Birthday: Saturday 30 January 2021

Jeanne Pruett

On Saturday 30 January 2021, Gene Watson celebrated Jeanne Pruett’s birthday.

‘Wishing Jeanne Pruett a Happy Birthday today.

A longtime member of The Grand Ole Opry, and a great lady, I recorded a song she wrote, titled ‘Count Me Out’, on ‘My Heroes Have Always Been Country‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2014) album.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v=d9HXhIY0S68

That song was originally recorded by Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 – Wednesday 8 December 1982) in 1966, then Bill Phillips (Tuesday 28 January 1936 – Monday 23 August 2010), and maybe a few others before I got to it in 2014.

Marty Robbins: 'No Signs of Loneliness Here' (Columbia Records, 1975)
Bill Philips: 'Put It Off Until Tomorrow' (Decca Records, 1966)
Jeanne Pruett: 'Satin Sheets' (MCA Records, 1973)

  

Of course, you all know her No.1 smash, ‘Satin Sheets’, which was written by John Edward Volinkaty (Friday 27 August 1943 – Friday 4 September 1992)’

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Marty Robbins: 'No Signs of Loneliness Here' (Columbia Records, 1975)
Bill Philips: 'Put It Off Until Tomorrow' (Decca Records, 1966)

In 1966, Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 – Wednesday 8 December 1982) recorded ‘Count Me Out’ (written by Jeanne Pruett); the track, which was released as a non-album single, reached No.14 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1966, and was subsequently included on ‘No Signs of Loneliness Here’ (Columbia Records, 1975).

Bill Philips: 'Put It Off Until Tomorrow' (Decca Records, 1966)

Bill Phillips (Tuesday 28 January 1936 – Monday 23 August 2010) recorded ‘Count Me Out’ (written by Jeanne Pruett) and included the track on ‘Put It Off Until Tomorrow’ (Decca Records, 1966).

The Del McCoury Band recorded ‘Count Me Out’ (written by Jeanne Pruett) and included the track on ‘Del & The Boys’ (Ceili Music Records, 2001).

Jeanne Pruett: 'Satin Sheets' (MCA Records, 1973)

Jeanne Pruett recorded ‘Satin Sheets’, which was written by John Edward Volinkaty (Friday 27 August 1943 – Friday 4 September 1992), and included the track on ‘Satin Sheets’ (MCA Records, 1973); the track, which was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for three weeks in May / June 1973, also reached No.28 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1973.



You can order Gene Watson’s ‘My Heroes Have Always Been Country’ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2014) at Gene Watson’s Official Store.

‘I recorded these songs to honor my music heroes and pay homage to the artists and the songs that shaped my career.  There‚Äôs not a lot of classic country played on Top 40 radio but there‚Äôs still a huge fan base for this kind of music’, says Gene Watson.

I wanted to give tribute to our country music history by covering songs that made a big impact on me growing up and as a young artist.

Many of these songs are super hits by the biggest names in country music, but a few songs are a bit more eclectic and I hope fans will ‚Äėdiscover‚Äô these gems that were sung by some of their favorite classic country artists’

Gene Watson’s ‘My Heroes Have Always Been Country‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2014) was officially released by Fourteen Carat Music on Tuesday 10 June 2014, and reached No.48 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2014.