Gene Watson Recalls Recording Johnny Russell’s ‘Got No Reason Now For Going Home’: Thursday 28 July 2022

Gene Watson

On Thursday 28 July 2022, Gene Watson recalled recording Johnny Russell’s ‘Got No Reason Now For Going Home’.

Johnny Russell (Tuesday 23 January 1940 - Tuesday 3 July 2001) visits Gene Watson at MCA Records in 1984 during the recording of 'Got No Reason Now For Going Home'.'

‘Found this old photo of me with the late, great Johnny Russell (Tuesday 23 January 1940 – Tuesday 3 July 2001), a great singer, songwriter and entertainer.

No one could make you laugh like Johnny.

In this photo, he had stopped by the studio when I was recording his song, ‘Got No Reason Now For Going Home’, which was a Top 10 hit for me sometime around 1985.

RIP, Johnny’

Source
• Gene Watson on Facebook


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v=n9kTnXXzzDM

Johnny Russell (Tuesday 23 January 1940 – Tuesday 3 July 2001) performing ‘Got No Reason Now For Going Home’

Gene Watson recorded ‘Got No Reason Now For Going Home’, which was written by Johnny Russell (Tuesday 23 January 1940 – Tuesday 3 July 2001), and included the track on ‘Heartaches, Love & Stuff‘ (MCA Records, 1984).

The track, which was released as a single by MCA Records on Thursday 20 September 1984, reached No.7 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1985, and No.15 on the Canadian RPM Country Singles Chart in 1985.

Johnny Russell: 'Actin' Naturally' (OMS Records, 2000)

Johnny Russell (Tuesday 23 January 1940 – Tuesday 3 July 2001) recorded ‘Got No Reason Now For Going Home’ and included the track on ‘Actin’ Naturally’ (OMS Records, 2000).