Gene Watson Reflected On ‘Opry Country Classics’ at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville: Friday 13 October 2023

Gene Watson's 80th Birthday: Wednesday 11 October 2023

On Friday 13 October 2023Gene Watson reflected on an ‘Opry Country Classics’ Show at The Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive in Nashville, which took place on Thursday 12 October 2023.

Gene Watson's 80th Birthday: Wednesday 11 October 2023

‘What a big night last night at The Grand Ole Opry.

Dan Rogers (Opry Chief), Rhonda Vincent, Gene Watson, and Howard & David Bellamy (The Bellamy Brothers), at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Thursday 12 October 2023

Dan Rogers (Opry Chief), Rhonda Vincent, Gene Watson, and Howard & David Bellamy (of The Bellamy Brothers), at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Thursday 12 October 2023

It was tremendous to be honoured, and to visit with old friends, Rhonda Vincent, Howard and David of The Bellamy Brothers, Larry, Steve and Rudy of The Gatlin Brothers, Dan Rogers, the Opry Chief, and more.

Yes, there was a German Chocolate birthday cake involved, and we had so much fun going, we had to have 2 dressing rooms.

Gene Watson with 'Opry Country Classics' Show at The Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214 on Thursday 12 October 2023

Thank you to my Opry family for this great honour.

We’re still talking about the fun at The Grand Ole Opry.

Gene Watson and Rhonda Vincent backstage at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Thursday 12 October 2023

Gene Watson and Rhonda Vincent backstage at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Thursday 12 October 2023

Rhonda Vincent had the audience sing the ‘Happy Birthday’ song to me, which was very nice.

Rhonda Vincent and Gene Watson rehearsing Buck Owens' 'Together Again' backstage at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Thursday 12 October 2023

Rhonda Vincent and Gene Watson rehearsing Buck Owens’ ‘Together Again’ backstage at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Thursday 12 October 2023

This photo is of us rehearsing ‘Together Again’, which was written by Buck Owens (Monday 12 August 1929 – Saturday 25 March 2006) – a last minute decision to sing’

Erin Enderlin, with her Gene Watson shirt, at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, on Thursday 12 October 2023

Erin Enderlin, sporting her special Gene Watson shirt, at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, on Thursday 12 October 2023

Larry Gatlin and Gene Watson backstage at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Thursday 12 October 2023

Larry Gatlin and Gene Watson backstage at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Thursday 12 October 2023

Gene Watson enjoying German Chocolate Cake backstage at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Thursday 12 October 2023

Gene Watson enjoying German Chocolate Cake backstage at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Thursday 12 October 2023

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Gene Watson: 'In A Perfect World' (Shanachie Records, 2007)

Gene Watson recorded ‘Together Again’, which was written by Buck Owens (Monday 12 August 1929 – Saturday 25 March 2006), and included the track on ‘In A Perfect World‘ (Shanachie Records, 2007); the track was a duet with Rhonda Vincent.

Buck Owens (Monday 12 August 1929 – Saturday 25 March 2006) recorded ‘Together Again’ (written by Buck Owens), and included the track on ‘Together Again / Under Your Spell’ (Capitol Records, 1963); the track was the ‘B’ side of ‘My Heart Skips A Beat’, which was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1964.

Emmylou Harris recorded ‘Together Again’, which was written by Buck Owens (Monday 12 August 1929 – Saturday 25 March 2006), and included the track on ‘Elite Hotel’ (Reprise Records, 1975); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in April / May 1976.

Three years later, in 1979, Buck Owens (Monday 12 August 1929 – Saturday 25 March 2006) and Emmylou Harris teamed up on a derivative duet, ‘Play Together Again Again’.