Gene Watson Speaks (Again) of Paula Nelson: Thursday 25 March 2021

Willie Nelson and Paula Nelson

On Thursday 25 March 2021, Gene Watson recalled a call he received (on Wednesday 24 March 2021) from Paula Nelson, a radio host at of SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse.

Willie Nelson: 'The Party's Over' (RCA Victor Records, 1967)
Gene Watson: 'My Heroes Have Always Been Country' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2014)

‘For those that didn’t get to hear Paula last night (Wednesday 24 March 2021) on SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse, what she told me was her Dad, Willie Nelson, called to tell her, that his first regret was, he didn’t get to hang out with Frank Sinatra (Sunday 12 December 1915 – Thursday 14 May 1998) when Frank invited him to his home, and his second regret was, that he didn’t get to record ‘The Party’s Over’ with me, when I recorded his song a few years back.

That kind of knocked me out for a moment to hear that.  I used to sing all of Willie’s songs back when I was at clubs like The Dynasty.  Then, to top off my afternoon yesterday (Wednesday 24 March 2021), the great man himself called me, and my day was made even better.

Thank you, Paula Nelson, for making that happen’

Willie Nelson recorded ‘The Party’s Over’ (written by Hank Craig and Willie Nelson) and included the track on ‘The Part’s Over’ (RCA Victor Records, 1967); Willie Nelson’s version of the track reached No.24 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1967.

Gene Watson recorded ‘The Party’s Over’ (written by Hank Craig and Willie Nelson) and included the track on ‘My Heroes Have Always Been Country‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2014).

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• Gene Watson on Facebook