Gene Watson Remembers A ‘Country Family Reunion’ Television Taping In January 2010

John Conlee, Charley Pride (Friday 18 March 1934 - Saturday 12 December 2020) and Gene Watson on the set of 'Country's Family Reunion' in Nashville in January 2010

On Tuesday 2 April 2024, Gene Watson remembered a ‘Country Family Reunion’ television taping in January 2010, reminding him of fellow country music artists no longer with us.

‘I ran across some old photos taken at a January 2010 ‘Country‚Äôs Family Reunion’ TV taping.

It reminded me of how sweet those days were, as too many are now gone.

Charley Pride (Friday 18 March 1934 – Saturday 12 December 2020), Jim Ed Brown (Sunday 1 April 1934 – Thursday 11 June 2015), Jimmy Capps (Thursday 25 May 1939 – Monday 1 June 2020), Jan Howard (Friday 13 March 1929 – Saturday 28 March 2020), and more were on that one show.

Too many great ones are no longer with us.


Norah Lee Allen (Saturday 14 February 1948 - Easter Sunday 31 March 2024)
Norah Lee Allen
(Saturday 14 February 1948 – Easter Sunday 31 March 2024)

Duane Allen’s wife, Norah Lee Allen (Saturday 14 February 1948 РEaster Sunday 31 March 2024), passed away on Easter Sunday (31 March 2024).

She was always so kind and friendly at the TV tapings, where she sang harmonies so beautifully.

I always enjoyed singing with her.


Shown here are a few of the old photos.


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

Rhonda Vincent and I were rehearsing, with Dirk Johnson on piano.

Probably singing ‘Together Again’, which was written by Buck Owens (Monday 12 August 1929 – Saturday 25 March 2006), which was on my album, ‘In A Perfect World‘ (Shanachie Records, 2007), which was released in 2007.


Jan Howard (Friday 13 March 1929 - Saturday 28 March 2020), Rhonda Vincent, Gene Watson and Jeannie Seely, with Jimmy Capps (Thursday 25 May 1939 - Monday 1 June 2020) on guitar, during a recording of 'Country's Family Reunion' in 2007
Jan Howard (Friday 13 March 1929 – Saturday 28 March 2020), Rhonda Vincent, Gene Watson and Jeannie Seely, with Jimmy Capps (Thursday 25 May 1939 – Monday 1 June 2020) on guitar, during a recording of ‘Country’s Family Reunion’ in 2007

Moe Bandy and Gene Watson, during a recording of 'Country's Family Reunion'
Moe Bandy and Gene Watson, during a recording of ‘Country’s Family Reunion’

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