Gene Watson at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville on Friday 1 November 2019

Gene Watson, Erin Enderlin and Marty Raybon backstage at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Friday 1 November 2019

On Friday 1 November 2019, Gene Watson graced the hallowed stage of The Grand Ole Opry at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

‘We had a great night at the Ryman for the Grand Ole Opry on Friday.

Enjoyed visiting with so many good people, including these right here.  Erin Enderlin and Marty Raybon of Shenandoah.

Erin Enderlin: 'Faulkner County' (Black Crow Productions, 2019)

Erin just released her new album, ‘Faulkner County’ (Black Crow Productions, 2019), and Marty told us he’s going into the studio for a new album, so be sure to check on both of them’

Erin Enderlin’s ‘Faulkner County’ (Black Crow Productions, 2019), which was released on Friday 1 November 2019, included two tracks, with connections to Gene Watson:

Gene Watson: 'Reflections' (Capitol Records, 1978)

‘Tonight I Don’t Give A Damn’ / this track referenced Gene Watson’s ‘Farewell Party‘, which was written by Lawton Williams (Monday 24 July 1922 – Thursday 26 July 2007) / Gene Watson’s recording of ‘Farewell Party’, which was included on ‘Reflections‘ (Capitol Records, 1978), reached No.5 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1979, and No.9 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1979

Gene Watson: 'A Taste of The Truth' (Shanachie Records, 2009)

‘Use Me Again’, which was written by Billy Lawson, Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 – Sunday 30 October 2016) and Dale Dodson / this track was originally recorded by Gene Watson, who included it on A Taste of The Truth‘ (Shanachie Records, 2009) / Erin Enderlin’s version of ‘Use Me Again’ featured background vocals from Ronnie Bowman