Gene Watson Celebrates Lee Ann Womack’s Birthday: Thursday 19 August 2021

On Thursday 19 August 2021Gene Watson celebrated Lee Ann Womack’s birthday; she was born on Friday 19 August 1966 in Jacksonville, Texas.

‘I want to wish one of the young ‘uns a ‘Happy Birthday’ today.

Ms. Lee Ann Womack was born on this day, and she remains one that really appreciates ‘real’ country music.

I’m sure you know her signature hit, ‘I Hope You Dance’ (written by Mark D. Sandersand Tia Sillers) (No.1 for five weeks in July / August 2000 / this track, which featured guest vocals from Sons of The Desert, also reached No.14 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 2000), but I hope you’ve heard some of her earlier songs, such as this one, ‘The Fool’ (written by Marla Cannon-Goodman, Gene Ellsworth and Charlie Stefl) (No.2, 1997)’

On Wednesday 18 July 2007, Lee Ann Womack graciously submitted a ‘Peer’s Quote’ about Gene Watson, which was included on Gene Watson’s Fan Site.

On Tuesday 25 September 2007, Gene Watson saw the release of ‘In A Perfect World‘ (Shanachie Records, 2007); one of the included tracks was ‘Today I Started Loving You Again’, which was written by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 – Wednesday 6 April 2016) and Bonnie Owens (Tuesday 1 October 1929 – Monday 24 April 2006), which featured background vocals from Lee Ann Womack.



Merle Haggard
 (Tuesday 6 April 1937 – Wednesday 6 April 2016) recorded ‘Today I Started Loving You Again’, which was written by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 – Wednesday 6 April 2016) and Bonnie Owens (Tuesday 1 October 1929 – Monday 24 April 2006), and included the track on ‘The Legend of Bonnie & Clyde’ (Capitol Records, 1968); the title track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in April / May 1968, while its ‘B’ side, ‘Today I Started Loving You Again’, was never released as a single.

Source
‚ÄĘ Gene Watson on Facebook