Gene Watson Shares Video From Randy Travis: Monday 9 May 2022

Gene Watson

On Monday 9 May 2022, Gene Watson received a video from Randy Travis, which reminded him of ‘the good old days’ of country music, which he and Randy shared.

Randy Travis and Gene Watson in Texas on Thursday 31 March 2022

‘It made my day when I received this video from Randy Travis this week.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v=YrgKrfp9Aus

It reminded me of the good old days when I used to tour with Randy.

We were good friends and spent plenty of time together talking about life on the road and just everything else.  He was raised a country boy just like me and that always made for an easy friendship.

Despite his multi-platinum albums, success as an actor in numerous films and television series and later, his success in Gospel music – Randy remained as down to earth as anyone you’d ever meet.  A truly humble guy who just enjoyed his work and always remained one of our real country music heroes.

I had the pleasure of visiting with Randy and his wife, Mary, a few weeks ago and we laughed a lot, just like we did on those old days of touring together’

Source
• Gene Watson on Facebook

On Saturday 3 October 1981, Gene Watson‘s recording of ‘Fourteen Carat Mind’, which was written by Dallas Frazier (Friday 27 October 1939 – Friday 14 January 2022) and Larry Lee Favorite (Saturday 6 January 1940 – Saturday 26 May 2001), made its debut on the Billboard country music singles chart, where it remained for nineteen weeks.

In October 1981Gene Watson saw the release of ‘Old Loves Never Die’ (MCA Records, 1981); one of the included tracks was ‘Fourteen Carat Mind’, which was written by Dallas Frazier (Friday 27 October 1939 – Friday 14 January 2022) and Larry Lee Favorite (Saturday 6 January 1940 – Saturday 26 May 2001), and was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in January 1982 (Saturday 9 January 1982 – Saturday 16 January 1982).

Gene Watson‘s ‘Old Loves Never Die’ (MCA Records, 1981) was produced by Russ Reeder and Gene Watson for G-J Productions.

Gene Watson‘s ‘Old Loves Never Die’ (MCA Records, 1981) was recorded at Sound Emporium Studio in Nashville (Recording and Mixing Engineer: Jim Williamson), and reached No.57 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1981.



Gene Watson re-recorded ‘Fourteen Carat Mind’, which was written by Dallas Frazier (Friday 27 October 1939 – Friday 14 January 2022) and Larry Lee Favorite (Saturday 6 January 1940 – Saturday 26 May 2001), and included the track on ‘A Way to Survive‘ (Step One Records, 1997).



Gene Watson re-recorded ‘Fourteen Carat Mind’, which was written by Dallas Frazier (Friday 27 October 1939 – Friday 14 January 2022) and Larry Lee Favorite (Saturday 6 January 1940 – Saturday 26 May 2001), and included the track on ‘Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).

On Monday 17 October 1988Gene Watson saw the release of ‘Back In The Fire‘ (Warner Bros. Records, 1988); one of the included tracks was ‘The Great Divide’ (written by Randy Travis and John Lindley), which reached No.41 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1988.

Gene Watson‘s ‘Back In The Fire‘ (Warner Bros. Records, 1988) reached No.42 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1989.

Randy Travis

On Saturday 18 April 2020Randy Travis graciously submitted a ‘Peer’s Quote’ about Gene Watson, which was proudly included within Gene Watson’s Fan Site.