Gene Watson Peer’s Quote from Lisa Silver: June 2022

Gene Watson’s Peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as ‘the singer’s singer’ – and rightly so!

All of Gene Watson’s Peers, who were contacted by The Gene Watson Fan Site, during 2022, were most gracious with their time and words.

It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Lisa Silver, which she submitted to this site on Monday 13 June 2022.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to Lisa Silver who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online ‘celebration of a Lone Star Hero’.

Lisa Silver

Lisa Silver
This quote was submitted on Monday 13 June 2022.

‘I’ve always considered Gene to be one of the best country singers in the business.

I saw him on a recent tv show just last week, and he sounds as good as ever.

I’m glad to have contributed a small part to his recordings over the years

Thank you, Lisa Silver, for your support of Gene Watson.



About Lisa Silver…

Lisa Silver

Lisa Silver is an acclaimed singer, violinist, fiddler, and a Grammy-nominated songwriter.

Lisa Silver’s musical journey began when she was a young girl in Detroit, Michigan.

Lisa Silver grew up in a Jewish neighbourhood, in a culturally Jewish but not particularly religiously observant household.

Lisa Silver’s Dad was a Detroit high school choral director.  Two of his more famous students were Martha Reeves of Martha & The Vandellas, and Mary Wilson of The Supremes.

Lisa Silver’s Dad also served as the synagogue music director, music teacher and vocalist in many Jewish congregations in Metropolitan Detroit.

Lisa Silver’s Mom, a music lover, had a degree in social work, but she chose to be a stay-at-home mom.

Lisa Silver’s brother introduced her to folk and blues, rock and jazz.  Lisa Silver loved classical music and started studying violin when she was eight years old.

Lisa Silver also loved the music of the 1960s girl groups, Motown and The Beatles.


Lisa Silver at Interlochen Music Camp
Lisa Silver at Interlochen Music Camp

Lisa Silver began studying violin when she was eight years old.  Lisa Silver played in the school orchestras, Junior Symphony, summer music camp, community orchestras and high school musical orchestras, and also attended two ‘All-State’ summer sessions when she was in Junior High School.

Following high school, Lisa Silver attended the University of Michigan School of Music.

Becoming a Grammy-nominated songwriter, Lisa Silver is a multi-faceted talent, whose Nashville career includes work as a studio musician and vocalist, and voice-over artist.

As a background singer and fiddle player, Lisa Silver has performed on thousands of recordings, radio and television commercials, live stage shows, and television shows.

Currently the Music Director & Cantorial Soloist at Congregation Micah, Lisa Silver has created and performed many original settings of Jewish liturgical music for all age groups.

Lisa Silver specialties include liturgical music, studio vocalist, voice-over artist, violin and fiddle player, guitarist, songwriter, songleader, and preschool music teacher.


Gene Watson: 'No One Will Ever Know' (Capitol Records, 1980)

In August 1980, Gene Watson saw the release of ‘No One Will Ever Know‘ (Capitol Records, 1980), which was produced by Russ Reeder, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

‘Raisin’ Cane In Texas’ (written by Joe Allen and D. Lay) (No.15, 1980) / this track also reached No.53 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1980

‘No One Will Ever Know’, which was written by Mel Foree (Tuesday 25 July 1911 – Sunday 28 October 1990) and Fred Rose (Floyd Jenkins) (24 August 1898 – Wednesday 1 December 1954) (No.13, 1980) / this track also reached No.22 on the Canadian RPM Country Track Chart in 1980

Gene Watson‘s ‘No One Will Ever Know‘ (Capitol Records, 1980) also included the following tracks:

‘If Love Could Find Us Now’ (written by Joe Allen)
‘A Cold Day In July’, which was written by
Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) and Glenn W. Martin (Thursday 30 June 1932 – Sunday 12 May 2019)
‘We Robbed Trains’ (written by
Eddy Raven)
‘Have A Good Day’, which was written by Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) and Hal Bynum (Saturday 29 September 1934 – Thursday 2 June 2022)
‘One Too Many Times’ (written by
Tony Booth)
‘Tryin’ To Satisfy You’, which was written by
Joe Allen and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004)
‘I’ve Been Down Some Roads’ (written by Joe Allen)
‘Down & Out This Way Again’ (written by
Joe Allen)

Personnel involved in the recording of Gene Watson‘s ‘No One Will Ever Know‘ (Capitol Records, 1980) included the following:

Harold Bradley (Saturday 2 January 1926 – Thursday 31 January 2019) (rhythm guitar, lead guitar)
Sonny Garrish (steel guitar)
Buddy Harman (Sunday 23 December 1928 – Thursday 21 August 2008) (drums)
Lisa Silver and Buddy Spicher (fiddle)
Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins (Tuesday 18 January 1938 – Sunday 30 January 2022) (piano)
Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) (rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar)
Joe Allen (bass)
Dale Sellers (electric guitar)
Lloyd Green (steel guitar)
Allen Henson, Ronald Drake, Beckie Foster and Laverna Rose Escue Moore (Wednesday 9 February 1938 – Thursday 28 March 2013) (background vocals)

Gene Watson‘s ‘No One Will Ever Know‘ (Capitol Records, 1980) reached No.45 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1980.


Gene Watson: 'Between This Time & The Next Time' (MCA Records, 1981)

In February 1981, Gene Watson saw the release of ‘Between This Time & The Next Time‘ (MCA Records, 1981), which was produced by Russ Reeder and Gene Watson for G-J Productions, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

‘Between This Time & The Next Time’, which was written by Ray Griff (Monday 22 April 1940 – Wednesday 9 March 2016) (No.17, 1981) / this track also reached No.8 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1981

‘Maybe I Should Have Been Listening’ (written by Buzz Rabin) (No.23, 1981) / this track also reached No.12 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1981

Gene Watson‘s ‘Between This Time & The Next Time‘ (MCA Records, 1981) also included the following tracks:

‘I’m Telling Me A Lie’, which was written by Joe Eddie Gough (Friday 27 January 1939 – Friday 14 August 2009) and Rick Winston
‘Come Back Home’, which was written by
Joe Allen and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004)
‘Three’, which was written by
Tom T. Hall (Monday 25 May 1936 – Friday 20 August 2021)
‘Down Here On My Knees’, which was written by
Joe Allen and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004)
‘Even At It’s Worst, It’s Still The Best’ (written by
Buzz Rabin)
‘We Got A Bad Thing Going’, which was written by
Wayne Carson (Monday 31 May 1943 – Monday 20 July 2015) and Donn Tankersley
‘The Look In Baby’s Eyes’ (written by
Ann J Morton)
‘I’m Gonna Kill You’, which was written by Wynn Stewart (Thursday 7 June 1934 – Wednesday 17 July 1985) and Jimmy Velvet

Personnel involved in the recording of Gene Watson‘s ‘Between This Time & The Next Time‘ (MCA Records, 1981) included the following:

Harold Bradley (Saturday 2 January 1926 – Thursday 31 January 2019) (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Joe Allen (bass)
Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Lisa Silver (fiddle)
Buddy Spicher (fiddle, viola)
Sonny Garrish (steel guitar)
Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins (Tuesday 18 January 1938 – Sunday 30 January 2022) (acoustic piano, electric piano)
Buddy Harman (Sunday 23 December 1928 – Thursday 21 August 2008) (drums)
Charlie McCoy (harmonica, vibes, rhythm guitar)

Gene Watson‘s ‘Between This Time & The Next Time‘ (MCA Records, 1981) reached No.38 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1981.


Gene Watson: 'Old Loves Never Die' (MCA Records, 1981)

In October 1981, Gene Watson saw the release of ‘Old Loves Never Die‘ (MCA Records, 1981), which was was produced by Russ Reeder and Gene Watson for G-J Productions, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

‘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) (No.1 for one week in January 1982) / this track made its debut on the Billboard country music singles chart on Saturday 3 October 1981, and remained on the chart for nineteen weeks / this track also reached No.5 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1982 / this track was re-recorded by Gene Watson on two occasions; firstly on ‘A Way to Survive‘ (Step One Records, 1997), and secondly, on ‘Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012)

‘Speak Softly (You’re Talking To My Heart)’ (written by Steve Spurgin and J.D. Mendenhall) (No.8, 1982) / this track also reached No.4 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1982 / this track was re-recorded by Gene Watson on two occasions; firstly on ‘The Good Ole Days‘ (Step One Records, 1996), and secondly on ‘Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012)

Gene Watson‘s ‘Old Loves Never Die‘ (MCA Records, 1981) also included the following tracks:

‘Old Loves Never Die’, which was written by Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) and Warren D. Robb
‘The Girl I Used To Run Around On’ (written by
Joe Allen)
‘Roads & Other Reasons’ (written by
Buzz Rabin)
‘Til Melinda Comes Around’, which was written by Glenn Ray (1938 – Thursday 11 June 2020)

‘Nothing About Her Reminds Me of You’, which was written by Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004)
‘Lonely Me’ (written by
Larry Booth)
‘The Sun Never Comes Up’, which was written by
Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) and Joe Allen
‘Missing You Just Started Hitting Home’ (written by Warren D. Robb and Shirl Milete)

Personnel involved in the recording of Gene Watson‘s ‘Old Loves Never Die‘ (MCA Records, 1981) included the following:

Harold Bradley (Saturday 2 January 1926 – Thursday 31 January 2019) (guitar, mandolin)
Joe Allen (bass)
Sonny Garrish (steel guitar)
Lisa Silver (fiddle)
Buddy Spicher (fiddle, viola)
Buddy Harman (Sunday 23 December 1928 – Thursday 21 August 2008) (drums)
Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins (Tuesday 18 January 1938 – Sunday 30 January 2022) (acoustic piano, electric piano)
Dale Sellers and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) (guitar)
Sound Seventy Singers (Al Henson, Ronnie Drake, Beckie Foster and Joy Gardner) (background vocals)

Gene Watson‘s ‘Old Loves Never Die‘ (MCA Records, 1981) reached No.57 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1982.


Sylvia: 'Just Sylvia' (RCA Records, 1982)

In 1982, Sylvia saw the release of ‘Just Sylvia’ (RCA Records, 1982), which was produced by Tom Collins, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

‘Sweet Yesterday’ (written by Kye Fleming and Dennis W. Morgan) (No.12, 1981)

‘Nobody’ (written by Kyle Fleming and Dennis W. Morgan)
(No.1 for one week in 1982) / this track, which also reached No.9 on the Cash Box Top 100 Country Chart in 1982, No.15 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1982, and No.5 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart in 1982, earned Sylvia a ‘Gold’ record certification and a Grammy Award nomination for ‘Best Female Country Vocal Performance’ / this track sold more than a million copies and became Sylvia‘s signature song, and was the BMI ‘Song of The Year’ for 1982, which was awarded for receiving more radio airplay than any other single that year

‘Like Nothing Ever Happened’ (written by Kye Fleming and Dennis W. Morgan)
(No.2, 1982)

Sylvia‘s ‘Just Sylvia’ (RCA Records, 1982) also included the following tracks:

‘Mirage’, which was written by Archie Jordan and Don Pfrimmer (Thursday 9 September 1937 – Monday 7 December 2015)
‘You’re A Legend In Your Own Mind’ (written by Kye Fleming and Dennis W. Morgan)
‘You Can’t Go Back Home’ (written by Kye Fleming and Dennis W. Morgan)
‘I’ll Make It Right With You’, which was written by Charles William Quillen (Monday 21 March 1938 – Friday 19 August 2022) and Don Pfrimmer (Thursday 9 September 1937 – Monday 7 December 2015)
‘Not Tonight’, which was written by Steve Dean and John Jarrard (Thursday 7 May 1953 – Thursday 1 February 2001)
‘I Feel Cheated’, which was written by Charles William Quillen (Monday 21 March 1938 – Friday 19 August 2022) and Sue Patton
‘The Mill Song (Everybody’s Got A Dream)’ (written by Kye Fleming and Dennis W. Morgan)

Personnel involved in the recording of Sylvia‘s ‘Just Sylvia’ (RCA Records, 1982) included the following:

Sylvia (lead vocals)
The Cherry Sisters, Kye Fleming, George Grantham, Sherilyn Huffman, Lisa Silver and Diane Tidwell (backing vocals)
Dennis W. Morgan and Jimmy Capps (Thursday 25 May 1939 – Monday 1 June 2020) (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Pete Bordonali and Fred Newell (electric guitar, mandolin)
David Briggs (keyboards, piano)
Archie Jordan (piano)
Shane Keister and Bobby Ogdin (synthesizers)
Joe Osborn (bass)
Kenny Malone (Thursday 4 August 1938 – Thursday 26 August 2021) and Buster Phillips (drums)
Nashville String Machine (strings, string arrangements)

Sylvia‘s ‘Just Sylvia’ (RCA Records, 1982) reached No.2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1982, No.56 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1982, and No.51 on the Canadian RPM Top Albums Chart in 1982.


Gene Watson: 'This Dream's On Me' (MCA Records, 1982)

In July 1982, Gene Watson saw the release of ‘This Dream’s On Me‘ (MCA Records, 1982), which was produced by Russ Reeder and Gene Watson for G-J Productions, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

‘This Dream’s On Me’ (written by Fred Koller) (No.8, 1982) / this track also reached No.11 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1982 / this track was re-recorded by Gene Watson, who included it on ‘Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012)

‘What She Don’t Know Won’t Hurt Her’ (written by Dave Lindsey and Ernie Rowell) (No.5, 1983) / this track also reached No.3 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1982 / this track was re-recorded by Gene Watson, who included it on ‘Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012)

Gene Watson‘s ‘This Dream’s On Me‘ (MCA Records, 1982) also included the following tracks:

‘Fightin’ Fire With Fire’, which was written by Bobby Harden (Thursday 27 June 1935 – Tuesday 30 May 2006)

‘Baby Me Baby’, which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 – Sunday 3 March 2002) / this track was re-recorded by Gene Watson, who included it on ‘Gene Watson: Then & Now‘ (Koch Records Nashville, 2005)

‘Full Time Fool’, which was written by
Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) and Warren D. Robb
‘This Torch That I Carry For You’, which was written by Dave Lindsey and
 Glenn Douglas Tubb (Saturday 29 June 1935 – Saturday 22 May 2021)
‘From Cotton To Satin’ (written by David Chamberlain and
Jim Vest)
‘You Sure Make Cheatin’ Seem Easy’, which was written by
Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) and Warren D. Robb
‘The Last Thing That I Planned To Do Today Was Cheat’, which was written by Lola Jean Dillon and Bobby Harden (Thursday 27 June 1935 – Tuesday 30 May 2006)
‘Somethin’ ‘Bout Being Gone’ (written by
Buzz Rabin)

Personnel involved in the recording of Gene Watson‘s ‘This Dream’s On Me‘ (MCA Records, 1982) included the following:

Harold Bradley (Saturday 2 January 1926 – Thursday 31 January 2019) (rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass)
Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) (rhythm guitar, lead guitar)
Joe Allen (bass)
Buddy Harman (Sunday 23 December 1928 – Thursday 21 August 2008) (drums)
Lisa Silver and Buddy Spicher (fiddle)
Sonny Garrish (steel guitar)
Sound Seventy Singers (Joy Gardner, Beckie Foster, Ronnie Drake and Al Henson) (background vocals)

Gene Watson‘s ‘This Dream’s On Me‘ (MCA Records, 1982) reached No.27 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1982.


Gene Watson: 'Sometimes I Get Lucky' (MCA Records, 1983)

In March 1983, Gene Watson saw the release of ‘Sometimes I Get Lucky‘ (MCA Records, 1983), which was produced by Russ Reeder and Gene Watson for G-J Productions, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

‘You’re Out Doing What I’m Here Doing Without’ (written by Bo Roberts and Allen Frizzell) (No.2, 1983) / this track also reached No.5 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1983 / this track was re-recorded by Gene Watson, who included it on ‘Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012)

‘Sometimes I Get Lucky & Forget’, which was written by Ernie Rowell and Bobby Lee House (Friday 11 February 1949 – Thursday 25 November 2004) (No.9, 1983) / this track also reached No.6 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1983 / this track was re-recorded by Gene Watson on two occasions; firstly on ‘Gene Watson: Then & Now‘ (Koch Records Nashville, 2005), and secondly on ‘Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012)

Gene Watson’s ‘Sometimes I Get Lucky‘ (MCA Records, 1983) also included the following tracks:

‘Speak Well of Me’, which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010)
‘In Love All Alone’ (written by Jesse Shofner and Randy Hatch)
‘She Sure Makes Leaving Seem Easy’ (written by
Sonny Throckmorton)
‘You Waltzed Yourself Right Into My Life’ (written by Ron Moore)

‘You Put Out An Old Flame Last Night’ (written by Dave Lindsey and Ernie Rowell) / this track was re-recorded by Gene Watson, who included it on ‘Gene Watson: Then & Now‘ (Koch Records Nashville, 2005)

‘You’re Just Another Beer Drinkin’ Song’, which was written by Warren D. Robb and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004)
‘Thinking ‘Bout Leaving’ (written by Randy Albright,
Mark D. Sanders and Butch Paulson)

‘If I Were You, I’d Fall In Love With Me’, which was written by Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) and Warren D. Robb / this track was re-recorded by Gene Watson, who included it on ‘Gene Watson: Then & Now‘ (Koch Records Nashville, 2005)

Personnel involved in the recording of Gene Watson‘s ‘Sometimes I Get Lucky‘ (MCA Records, 1983) included members of Gene Watson’s Farewell Party Band:

Larry Booth (Tony Booth‘s younger brother) (bass)
Joe Eddie Gough (Friday 27 January 1939 – Friday 14 August 2009) (piano)
Doug Boggs (drums)
Daniel (Danny) T. Rainwater (passed away on Friday 28 December 2018), Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) and Norman Richard ‘Norm’ Kastner (‘Cass’) (Sunday 2 September 1945 – Wednesday 18 July 2012) (guitar)

Additional personnel involved in the recording of Gene Watson‘s ‘Sometimes I Get Lucky‘ (MCA Records, 1983) included the following:

Chris ‘Tiny’ Olson (steel guitar)
Lisa Silver and Buddy Spicher (fiddle)
Tennessee Express (Beckie Foster, Joy Gardner, Ronnie Drake and Curtis Young (the latter was filling in for Al Henson) (background vocals)

Gene Watson‘s ‘Sometimes I Get Lucky‘ (MCA Records, 1983), which had the distinction of being the first Gene Watson release to feature members of his acclaimed Farewell Party Band on record, reached No.16 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1983.


Gene Watson: 'Little By Little' (MCA Records, 1984)

In November 1983, Gene Watson saw the release of ‘Little By Little‘ (MCA Records, 1984), which was produced by Russ Reeder and Gene Watson for G-J Productions, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

‘Drinkin’ My Way Back Home’, which was written by Don Scaife, Ronny Scaife (1947 – Wednesday 3 November 2010) and Phil Thomas (1944 – Saturday 5 January 2019) (No.10, 1983) / this track also reached No.8 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1983 / this track was also included on ‘Texas Saturday Night‘ (MCA Records / Curb Records, 1985) / this track was re-recorded by Gene Watson, who included it on ‘Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012)

‘Forever Again’, which was written by Warren D. Robb and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) (No.10, 1984) / this track also reached No.18 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1984

‘Little By Little’, which was written by Danny Morrison (Sunday 22 April 1945 – Tuesday 14 February 2012) and Larry Keith (No.33, 1984) / this track also reached No.21 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1984

Gene Watson‘s ‘Little By Little‘ (MCA Records, 1984) also included the following tracks:

‘My Memories of You’, which was written by Daniel (Danny) T. Rainwater (passed away on Friday 28 December 2018) and Larry Booth (younger brother of Tony Booth) / this track was also included on Gene Watson‘s ‘Texas Saturday Night‘ (MCA/Curb Records, 1985)

‘The Chesapeake Bay’, which was written by Ronny Scaife (1947 – Wednesday 3 November 2010) and Jerry Hays
‘Leavin’s Been Comin’ For A Long, Long Time’, which was written by
Joe Allen, Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) and Sonny Throckmorton
‘The Ballad of Richard Lindsey’ (written by Billy Troy and Bob O’Donnell)
‘With Any Luck At All’ (written by Dave Lindsey)
‘Growing Apart’, which was written by Warren D. Robb and
Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004)
‘She Has No Memory of Me’, which was written by
Billy Troy and Randy Lynn Scruggs (Monday 3 August 1953 – Tuesday 17 April 2018)

Personnel involved in the recording of Gene Watson‘s ‘Little By Little‘ (MCA Records, 1984) included members of Gene Watson’s Farewell Party Band:

Larry Booth (Tony Booth‘s younger brother) (bass)
Joe Eddie Gough (Friday 27 January 1939 – Friday 14 August 2009) (piano)
Doug Boggs (drums)
Daniel (Danny) T. Rainwater (passed away on Friday 28 December 2018) and Norman Richard ‘Norm’ Kastner (‘Cass’) (Sunday 2 September 1945 – Wednesday 18 July 2012) (guitar)
Chris ‘Tiny’ Olson (steel guitar)
Tony Booth (tic tac bass)

Additional personnel involved in the recording of Gene Watson‘s ‘Little By Little‘ (MCA Records, 1984) included the following:

Buddy Spicher and Lisa Silver (fiddle)
Tennessee Express (Al Henson, Beckie Foster, Joy Gardner and Ronnie Drake) (background vocals)

Gene Watson‘s ‘Little By Little‘ (MCA Records, 1984), which was the third Gene Watson release to feature members of his highly acclaimed Farewell Party Band, reached No.34 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1984.


Dottie West: 'Just Dottie Again' (Permian Records, 1984)

Dottie West (Tuesday 11 October 1932 – Wednesday 4 September 1991) recorded Lisa Silver’s ‘Blue Fiddle Waltz’ (co-written with Ava Aldridge and Cindy Richardson) and included the track on ‘Just Dottie Again’ (Permian Records, 1984).


Gene Watson: 'Heartaches, Love & Stuff' (MCA Records, 1984)

In November 1984, Gene Watson saw the release of ‘Heartaches, Love & Stuff‘ (MCA Records, 1984), which was produced by Russ Reeder and Gene Watson for G-J Productions, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

‘Got No Reason Now For Going Home’, which was written by Johnny Russell (Tuesday 23 January 1940 – Tuesday 3 July 2001) (No.7, 1984) / this track also reached No.15 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1984 / this track was also included on ‘Best of Gene Watson‘ (Curb Records, 1996) / this track was re-recorded by Gene Watson, who included it on ‘Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012)

‘One Hell of A Heartache’, which was written by Keith Palmer (Sunday 23 June 1957 – Thursday 13 June 1996) and Janet White Demmans (No.43, 1985) / this track also reached No.38 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1985 / this track was also included on ‘Best of Gene Watson‘ (Curb Records, 1996)

Gene Watson’s ‘Heartaches, Love & Stuff‘ (MCA Records, 1984) also included the following tracks:

‘I Guess You Had To Be There’ (written by Dave Lindsey, Matt Lindsey and Ernie Rowell) / this track was also included on ‘Best of Gene Watson‘ (Curb Records, 1996)

‘Wino’s Prayer’, which was written by Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) and L. Kirby

‘Texas Saturday Night’, which was written by Warren D. Robb and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) / this track was also included on ‘Best of Gene Watson‘ (Curb Records, 1996)

‘A Memory Away’, which was written by Warren D. Robb and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) / this track was also included on ‘Best of Gene Watson‘ (Curb Records, 1996)

‘Independence Day’ (written by Dave Lindsey and Ernie Rowell) / this track was also included on ‘Best of Gene Watson‘ (Curb Records, 1996)

‘Sailing Home To Me’, which was written by Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) and Danny Morrison (Sunday 22 April 1945 – Tuesday 14 February 2012) / this track was also included on ‘Best of Gene Watson‘ (Curb Records, 1996)

‘I Must Be Somebody Else’, which was written by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 – Wednesday 6 April 2016) / the original version of this track was recorded by Merle Haggard, who included it on ‘Swinging Doors & The Bottle Let Me Down’ (Capitol Records, 1966)

‘That’s When You Know It’s Over’ (written by Bob O’Donnell and Billy Troy)

Personnel involved in the recording of Gene Watson’s ‘Heartaches, Love & Stuff‘ (MCA Records, 1984) included members of Gene Watson‘s Farewell Party Band:

Larry Booth (Tony Booth‘s younger brother) (bass)
Tony Booth (tic tac bass)
Chris ‘Tiny’ Olson and Daniel (Danny) T. Rainwater (passed away on Friday 28 December 2018) (steel guitar)
Norman Richard ‘Norm’ Kastner (‘Cass’) (Sunday 2 September 1945 – Wednesday 18 July 2012) (acoustic guitar, rhythm guitar)
Doug Boggs (drums)
Joe Eddie Gough (Friday 27 January 1939 – Friday 19 August 2009) (piano-organ)

Additional personnel involved in the recording of Gene Watson‘s ‘Heartaches, Love & Stuff‘ (MCA Records, 1984) included the following:

Buddy Spicher and Lisa Silver (fiddle)
Tennessee Express (Al Henson, Beckie Foster, Joy Gardner and Ronnie Drake) (background vocals)

Gene Watson‘s ‘Heartaches, Love & Stuff‘ (MCA Records, 1984), which was the second Gene Watson release to feature members of his highly acclaimed Farewell Party Band, reached No.21 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1984.


Don Williams: 'Cafe Carolina' (MCA Records, 1984)

Don Williams (Saturday 27 May 1939 – Friday 8 September 2017) recorded Lisa Silver’s ‘Maggie’s Dream’, which was co-written with Dave Loggins (Monday 10 November 1947 – Wednesday 10 July 2024), and included the track on ‘Cafe Carolina’ (MCA Records, 1984); the track reached No.11 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1984, and No.13 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1984.


Alabama: '40 Hour Week' (RCA Nashville Records, 1985)

Alabama recorded Lisa Silver’s ’40 Hour Week (For A Livin’)’, which was co-written with Dave Loggins (Monday 10 November 1947 – Wednesday 10 July 2024) and Don Schlitz, and included the track on ’40 Hour Week’ (RCA Nashville Records, 1985); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in August 1985, and No.1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1985.


Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: 'Partners, Brothers & Friends' (Warner Bros. Records, 1985)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recorded Lisa Silver’s ‘As Long As You’re Lovin’ Me’, which was co-written with Don Schlitz and Russell Smith (Friday 17 June 1949 – Friday 12 July 2019), and included the track on ‘Partners, Brothers & Friends’ (Warner Bros. Records, 1985).


Keith Whitley: 'L.A. To Miami' (RCA Records, 1985)

On Monday 2 June 1986, Randy Travis saw the release of his debut album, ‘Storms of Life’ (Warner Bros. Records, 1986), which included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

‘On The Other Hand’ (written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz) (No.67, 1985) / this track was produced by Keith Stegall / Following the success of ‘1982’ (written by Buddy Blackmon and Vip Vipperman), this track, upon its re-release, was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in July / August 1986) / the original version of this track was recorded by Keith Whitley (Thursday 1 July 1954 – Tuesday 9 May 1989), who included it on ‘L.A. To Miami’ (RCA Records, 1985)

‘1982’ (written by Buddy Blackmon and Vip Vipperman)
 (No.6, 1985) / this track was produced by Kyle Lehning

‘Diggin’ Up Bones’, which was written by Al Gore, Paul Overstreet and Nat Stuckey (Sunday 17 December 1933 – Wednesday 24 August 1988)
(No.1 for one week in November 1986) / this track was produced by Kyle Lehning

‘No Place Like Home’ (written by Paul Overstreet)
(No.2, 1986) / this track was produced by Kyle Lehning

Randy Travis‘ debut album, ‘Storms of Life’ (Warner Bros. Records, 1986), also included the following tracks:

‘The Storms of Life’, which was written by Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 – Sunday 11 January 2004) and Troy Seals / this track was produced by Kyle Lehning

‘My Heart Cracked (But It Did Not Break)’, which was written by Ronny Scaife (1947 – Wednesday 3 November 2010), Don Singleton and Phil Thomas (1944 – Saturday 5 January 2019)
/ this track was produced by Kyle Lehning

‘Send My Body’ (written by Randy Travis)
/ this track was produced by Kyle Lehning

‘Messin’ With My Mind’, which was written by Joe Allen and Charlie Williams (Friday 20 December 1929 – Thursday 15 October 1992)
/ this track was produced by Kyle Lehning

‘Reasons I Cheat’ (written by Randy Travis)
/ this track was produced by Keith Stegall

‘There’ll Always Be A Honky Tonk Somewhere’, which was written by Steve Clark and Johnny MacRae (1929 – Wednesday 3 July 2013)

Personnel involved in the recording of Randy Travis‘ debut album, ‘Storms of Life’ (Warner Bros. Records, 1986), included the following:

Baillie & The Boys, Thomas Brannon, Paul Davis (Wednesday 21 April 1948 – Tuesday 22 April 2008), Phil Forrest, Paul OverstreetLisa Silver and Diane Stegall (background vocals)
Eddie Bayers, Larrie Londin (Friday 15 October 1943 – Monday 24 August 1992) and James Stroud (drums)
Kenny Bell, Mark Casstevens and Bobby Thompson (Monday 5 July 1937 – Wednesday 18 May 2005) (acoustic guitar)
Dennis Burnside, Shane Keister and Bobby Wood (keyboards)
Larry Byrom (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Steve Gibson, Greg Jennings, Fred Newell and Keith Stegall (electric guitar)
Doyle Grisham (steel guitar)
Mark Hembree (acoustic bass)
Hoot Hester (Monday 13 August 1951 – Tuesday 30 August 2016) and Blaine Sprouse (fiddle)
David Hungate, Michael Rhodes (Wednesday 16 September 1953 – Saturday 4  March 2023) and Jack Williams (bass guitar)
Don Jackson (clarinet)
Kirk ‘Jelly Roll’ Johnson and Terry McMillan (Monday 12 October 1953 – Friday 2 February 2007) (harmonica, percussion)
Kyle Lehning (keyboards, background vocals)
Mark O’Connor (fiddle, mandolin)
Randy Travis (lead vocals)

Randy Travis‘ debut album, ‘Storms of Life’ (Warner Bros. Records, 1986), reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1986, No.61 on the Canadian RPM Top Albums Chart in 1986, and No.85 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1986.

In October 1986, Randy Travis‘ ‘Storms of Life’ (Warner Bros. Records, 1986) went ‘Gold’, while the Country Music Association (CMA) honoured Randy Travis with the ‘Horizon Award’ and named ‘On The Other Hand’ as ‘Song of The Year’, while in the Spring of 1987, the Academy of Country Music (ACM) cited ‘On The Other Hand’ as ‘Song of The Year’ and ‘Single of The Year’, and named Randy Travis‘ ‘Storms of Life’ (Warner Bros. Records, 1986) as the ‘Top Country Album’.


Jeannie C. Riley: 'Jeannie C. Riley' (Dot Records / MCA Records, 1986)

Jeannie C. Riley recorded Lisa Silver’s ‘Love Is A Winding Road’ (co-written with Mark D. Sanders and Lisa Palas) and included the track on ‘Jeannie C. Riley’ (Dot Records / MCA Records, 1986).


Reba McEntire: 'What Am I Gonna Do About You' (MCA Records, 1986)

Reba McEntire recorded Lisa Silver’s ‘One Promise Too Late’, which was co-written with Dave Loggins (Monday 10 November 1947 – Wednesday 10 July 2024) and Don Schlitz, and included the track on ‘What Am I Gonna Do About You’ (MCA Records, 1986); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in August 1987, and No.1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1987.


Tanya Tucker: 'Strong Enough To Bend' (Capitol Records, 1988)

Tanya Tucker recorded Lisa Silver’s ‘Playing For Keeps’ (co-written with Lewis Anderson) and included the track on ‘Strong Enough To Bend’ (Capitol Records, 1988).


The McCarters: 'The Gift' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988)

Jennifer McCarter & The McCarters (Lisa & Teresa McCarter) recorded Lisa Silver’s ‘I Know Love’ (co-written with Mark D. Sanders and Randy Albright) and included the track on ‘The Gift’ (Warner Bros. Records, 1988).


Kathy Mattea recorded Lisa Silver’s ‘Willow In The Wind’ (co-written with Randy Albright and Mark D. Sanders) and included the track on ‘Willow In The Wind’ (Mercury Records, 1989).


Steve Wariner recorded Lisa Silver’s ‘L-O-V-E, Love’ (co-written with Steve Wariner) and included the track on ‘Laredo’ (MCA Records, 1990).


Shelby Lynne: 'Tough All Over' (Epic Records, 1990)

Shelby Lynne recorded Lisa Silver’s ‘Things Are Tough All Over’ (co-written with Trey Bruce) and included the track on ‘Tough All Over’ (Epic Records, 1990); the track reached No.23 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1990.


Matraca Berg: 'Lying To The Moon' (RCA Records Nashville, 1990)
Matraca Berg: 'The Speed of Grace' (RCA Records Nashville, 1994)

In 1990, Matraca Berg signed a recording contract with RCA Records Nashville, and saw the release, on Tuesday 25 September 1990, of her debut album, ‘Lying To The Moon’ (RCA Records Nashville, 1990), which was produced by Josh Leo and Wendy Waldman, and included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

‘Baby, Walk On’, which was written by Matraca Berg and Ronnie Samoset (1947 – Sunday 29 July 2018) (No.36, 1990)

‘The Things You Left Undone’, which was written by Matraca Berg and Ronnie Samoset (1947 – Sunday 29 July 2018) (No.36, 1990)

‘I Got It Bad’ (written by Matraca Berg and Jim Photoglo) (No.43, 1991)

‘I Must Have Been Crazy’, which was written by Matraca Berg and Ronnie Samoset (1947 – Sunday 29 July 2018) (No.55, 1991)

Matraca Berg‘s debut album, ‘Lying To The Moon’ (RCA Records Nashville, 1990), also included the following tracks:

‘Lying To The Moon’, which was written by Matraca Berg and Ronnie Samoset (1947 – Sunday 29 July 2018) / this track was later included on Matraca Berg‘s ‘The Speed of Grace’ (RCA Records Nashville, 1994)

‘You Are The Storm’, which was written by Matraca Berg and Ronnie Samoset (1947 – Sunday 29 July 2018)

‘Calico Plains’ (written by Matraca Berg and Mike Noble)
‘Appalachian Rain’, which was written by Matraca Berg and Ronnie Samoset (1947 – Sunday 29 July 2018)
‘Alice In The Looking Glass’, which was written by Matraca Berg and Ronnie Samoset (1947 – Sunday 29 July 2018)
‘Dancin’ On The Wire’ (written by Matraca Berg, Josh Leo and Wendy Waldman)

Personnel involved in the recording of Matraca Berg‘s ‘Lying To The Moon’ (RCA Records Nashville, 1990) included the following:

Sam Bush (mandolin, fiddle)
Bruce C. Bouton (steel guitar, Dobro, Weissenborn)
Clara Callaway, Coleida Callaway, Sudie Callaway, Ashley Cleveland, Emmylou Harris, Tracy Nelson and Wendy Waldman (background vocals)
John Catchings (cello)
Dan Dugmore (steel guitar, Dobro)
Rob Hajacos (fiddle)
Bernie Leadon (acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, mandola, mandocello)
Josh Leo and Biff Watson (acoustic guitar)
Gary Prim (keyboards)
Lisa Silver (fiddle)
Harry Stinson (drums, percussion, background vocals)
Bobby Taylor (oboe)
Willie Weeks (bass guitar, ‘cheap fretless bass’)
John D. Willis (electric guitar, acoustic guitar)


Anita Ward: 'Wherever There's Love' (Parallax Records, 1990)

Anita Ward recorded Lisa Silver’s ‘Wherever There’s Love’ (co-written with V. Shaw and L. Anderson) and included the track on ‘Wherever There’s Love’ (Parallax Records, 1990).


The Forester Sisters: 'Come Hold Me' (Warner Nashville Records, 1990)

The Forester Sisters – Kathy, June, Kim and Christy Forester – recorded Lisa Silver’s ‘You Can’t Have A Good Time Without Me’, which was co-written with Lewis Anderson and Russell Smith (Friday 17 June 1949 – Friday 12 July 2019), and included the track on ‘Come Hold Me’ (Warner Nashville Records, 1990).


Linda Davis recorded Lisa Silver’s ‘Three Way Tie’ (co-written with Mary Beth Anderson and Carol Grace Anderson) and included the track on her debut album, ‘In A Different Light’ (Capitol Records, 1991); the track was released as a single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1991, but it did not chart.


Eddy Raven recorded Lisa Silver’s ‘Rock Me In The Rhythm of Your Love‘ (co-written with Robert Keen) and included the track on ‘Right For The Flight’ (Capitol Records, 1991); the track reached No.60 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1991.


Dawn Sears (Thursday 7 December 1961 – Thursday 11 December 2014) recorded Lisa Silver’s ‘What A Woman Wants To Hear’ (co-written with Mark D. Sanders and Linda Davis) and included the track on her debut album, ‘What A Woman Wants To Hear’ (Warner Bros. Records, 1991).


Martin Delray: 'What Kind of Man' (Atlantic Records, 1992)

Martin Delray recorded Lisa Silver’s ‘Twang’ (co-written with Michael Garvin and Mark D. Sanders) and included the track on ‘What Kind of Man’ (Atlantic Records, 1992).


On Tuesday 22 April 1992Linda Davis saw the release of a self-titled album, ‘Linda Davis’ (Liberty Records, 1992), which was produced by Jimmy Bowen and Linda Davis, and included two tracks, which were released as singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

‘There’s Something ‘Bout Loving You’ (written by Chris Waters and Tom Shapiro) / this track was released as a single in 1992, but it did not chart

‘He Isn’t My Affair Anymore’, which was written by Dewayne L. Blackwell (Thursday 17 September 1936 – Sunday 23 May 2021)
/ this track was released as a single in 1992, but it did not chart

Linda Davis‘ self-titled album, ‘Linda Davis’ (Liberty Records, 1992) also included the following tracks:

‘Years After You’ (written by Thom Schuyler)
‘Just Enough Rope’ (written by Karen Staley and Steve Dean)
‘Tonight She’s Climbing The Walls’ (written by Craig Bickhardt)
‘Love Happens’, which was written by Wayland D. Holyfield (Sunday 15 March 1942 – Monday 6 May 2024) and Verlon Thompson
‘The Boy Back Home’ (written by Gary Harrison and Tim Menzies)
‘Do I Do It To You Too?’ (written by Chris Waters and Tom Shapiro)
‘Isn’t That What You Told Her?’ (written by Karen Staley and Gary Harrison)
‘L.A. To The Moon’ (written by Susan Longacre and Lonnie Wilson)

Personnel involved in the recording of Linda Davis‘ self-titled album, ‘Linda Davis’ (Liberty Records, 1992), included the following:

Lang Scott, Lisa Silver and Harry Stinson (vocal backing)
Brent Rowan and Billy Joe Walker Jr. (1953 – Tuesday 25 July 2017) (guitars)
Bruce C. Bouton (steel guitar)
Walt Cunningham (passed away on Thursday 16 April 2020) (synthesizers)
John Jarvis (keyboards)
Rob Hajacos (fiddle)
Terry McMillan (Monday 12 October 1953 – Friday 2 February 2007) (harmonica)
Michael Rhodes (Wednesday 16 September 1953 – Saturday 4 March 2023) (bass)
Eddie Bayers (drums, percussion)


Roger Ballard: 'A Little Piece of Heaven' (Atlantic Records, 1993)

Roger Ballard recorded Lisa Silver’s ‘Way Beyond The Blue’ (co-written with Randy Albright and Mark D. Sanders) and included the track on ‘A Little Piece of Heaven’ (Atlantic Records, 1993).


Matraca Berg: 'The Speed of Grace' (RCA Records Nashville, 1994)

On Tuesday 1 March 1994Matraca Berg saw the release of ‘The Speed of Grace’ (RCA Records Nashville, 1994), which was produced by Harry Stinson, Matraca Berg and Stewart Levine, and included one track, which was released as a single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

‘Slow Poison’ (written by Matraca Berg and Jimmie Fadden) / this track was released as a single in 1993, but it did not chart

Matraca Berg‘s ‘The Speed of Grace’ (RCA Records Nashville, 1994) also included the following tracks:

‘Tall Drink of Water’ (written by Matraca Berg)
‘Let’s Face It’ (written by Paul Buchanan)
‘I Won’t Let Go’ (written by Matraca Berg and Jim Photoglo)

Dolly Parton: 'Jolene' (RCA Records, 1974)

‘Jolene’ (written by Dolly Parton) / the original version of this track was recorded by Dolly Parton, who included it on ‘Jolene’ (RCA records, 1974); Dolly Parton’s version of the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in February 1974, reached No.60 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1974, and reached No.7 on the United Kingdom pop music singles chart in 1976

‘Guns In My Head’ (written by Matraca Berg and Gary Harrison)
‘Waiting For The Sky To Fall’ (written by Matraca Berg and Wendy Waldman)

Matraca Berg: 'Lying To The Moon' (RCA Records Nashville, 1990)

‘Lying To The Moon’, which was written by Matraca Berg and Ronnie Samoset (1947 – Sunday 29 July 2018) / this track was also included on Matraca Berg‘s debut album, ‘Lying To The Moon’ (RCA Records Nashville, 1990)

‘Come To Momma’ (written by Willie Mitchell and Earl Randle)
‘River of No Return’ (written by Matraca Berg and Greg Sutton)

Personnel involved in the recording of Matraca Berg‘s ‘The Speed of Grace’ (RCA Records Nashville, 1994) included the following:

Matraca Berg (lead vocals, acoustic guitar)
Freddie Washington, Dave Pomeroy, John Patitucci and Larry Kimpel (bass)
Jim Keltner (drums)
Michael Landau (guitar)
Neal Larson (organ, piano, keyboards)
Lenny Castro and Paulinho Da Costa (percussion)
Bunny Hull, Paulette Brown, Valerie Pinkston Mayo and Wendy Waldman (backing vocals)
Kenin Welch (acoustic guitar, backing vocals)
Harry Stinson (drums, backing vocals)
Kieran Kane (mandolin, backing vocals)
Lisa Silver (violin, backing vocals)
Wilton Felder (tenor saxophone)
Arthur Adams (guitar, backing vocals)


Patricia Conroy recorded Lisa Silver’s ‘Home In Your Arms’ (co-written with Matraca Berg) and included the track on ‘You Can’t Resist’ (Warner Music Canada, 1994).


Kathie Lee Gifford: 'Dreamship: Lullabies For Little Ones' (WEA / Time Warner Kids, 1995)

Kathie Lee Gifford recorded Lisa Silver’s ‘You Are Safe With Me’ (co-written with Sherilyn Huffman) and included the track on ‘Dreamship: Lullabies For Little Ones’ (WEA / Time Warner Kids, 1995).


Mila Mason: 'That's Enough of That' (Atlantic Records, 1996)

Mila Mason recorded Lisa Silver’s ‘That’s Enough of That’ (co-written with Randy Albright and Mark D. Sanders) and included the track on ‘That’s Enough of That’ (Atlantic Records, 1996); the track reached No.18 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1996, and No.30 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1996.


Ricky Skaggs: 'Life is a Journey' (Atlantic Records, 1997)

Ricky Skaggs recorded Lisa Silver’s ‘Time Is A Bandit’ (co-written with Mark D. Sanders and Randy Albright) and included the track on ‘Life Is A Journey’ (Atlantic Records, 1997).


On Tuesday 3 November 1998Linda Davis saw the release of ‘I’m Yours’ (DreamWorks Records, 1998), on DreamWorks Nashville Records, a newly established record label, which comprised of seven new songs, along with seven previously released songs.

Of its new recordings, the following tracks were all released as singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

‘I Wanna Remember This’ (written by Jennifer Kimball and Annie Roboff)
(No.20, 1998) / this track, which was produced by Wally Wilson and James Stroud, was also included on the soundtrack of the 1998 film, ‘Black Dog’

‘I’m Yours’ (written by Phillip Coleman and Carolyn Dawn Johnson)
(No.38, 1999) / this track was produced by Julian King and James Stroud

‘From The Inside Out’ (written by Marc Beeson and Angela Kaset)
 (No.60, 1999) / this track was produced by Julian King and James Stroud

Seven of the album’s songs were the original recordings of songs from Linda Davis‘ earlier album releases; chronologically, these songs are the following:

  

‘Three Way Tie’ (written by Mary Beth Anderson, Carol Grace Anderson and Lisa Silver)
 / this track, which was produced by Jimmy Bowen and Linda Davis, was originally included on ‘In A Different Light’ (Capitol Records, 1991), and was released as a single in 1991, but it did not chart

‘Company Time’ (written by Mac McAnally)
 (No.43, 1994) / this track, which was produced by John Guess, was originally included on ‘Shoot For The Moon’ (Arista Nashville Records, 1994)

‘Love Didn’t Do It’ (written by Steven Dale Jones and Bobby Tomberlin)
(No.54, 1994) / this track, which was produced by John Guess, was originally included on ‘Shoot For The Moon’ (Arista Nashville Records, 1994)

‘In Pictures’ (written by Joe Doyle and Bobby E. Boyd) / this track, which was produced by John Guess, was originally included on ‘Shoot For The Moon’ (Arista Nashville Records, 1994)

‘Some Things Are Meant To Be’ (written by Michael Garvin and Gordon Payne)
 (No.13, 1995) / this track, which was produced by John Guess, was originally included on ‘Some Things Are Meant To Be’ (Arista Nashville Records, 1996)

‘A Love Story In The Making’ (written by Al Anderson and Craig Wiseman)
 (No.33, 1996) / this track, which was produced by John Guess, was originally included on ‘Some Things Are Meant To Be’ (Arista Nashville Records, 1996)

‘What Do I Know’ (written by Cathy Majeski, Sunny Russ and Stephony Smith) 
/ this track, which was produced by John Guess, was originally included on ‘Some Things Are Meant To Be’ (Arista Nashville Records, 1996)

Linda Davis‘ ‘I’m Yours’ (DreamWorks Records, 1998) also included the following tracks:

‘After A Kiss’ (written by Steven Dale Jones and Carolyn Dawn Johnson)
 / this track was produced by Julian King and James Stroud
‘I Took The Torch Out of His Old Flame’ (written by Tim Ryan Rouillier and Leslie Satcher) / this track was produced by Julian King and James Stroud
‘Through The Cracks’ (written by Steven Dale Jones and Lee Thomas Miller) / this track was produced by Julian King and James Stroud
‘Make It Through’ (written by Tim Menzies and Skip Ewing) / this track, which was a duet with Randy Travis, was produced by Byron Gallimore, James Stroud and Randy Travis

Personnel involved in the recording of Linda Davis‘ ‘I’m Yours’ (DreamWorks Records, 1998) included the following:

Charlie Anderson, Mike Brignardello, Joe Chemay and Neil Steubenhaus (bass guitar)
Michael Black, Molly Felder, Vicki Hampton, Mac McAnally, Michael Mellet, Chris Rodriguez, John Wesley Ryles, Lang Scott, Lisa Silver and Harry Stinson (background vocals)
Mark Casstevens (acoustic guitar, fiddle, mandolin)
Terry Crisp (steel guitar, Dobro)
Linda Davis (lead vocals, background vocals)
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Stuart Duncan, Larry Franklin and Aubrey Haynie (fiddle, mandolin)
Skip Ewing, Don Potter, Randy Lynn Scruggs (Monday 3 August 1953 – Tuesday 17 April 2018) and Biff Watson (acoustic guitar)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Steve Gibson, Dann Huff, Michael Landau, Chris Leuzinger and Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Scotty Hawkins, Paul Leim, Rick Marotta, John Robinson and Lonnie Wilson (drums)
John A. Hobbs (Saturday 11 February 1928 – Wednesday 12 June 2019), Paul Hollowell, John Barlow Jarvis, Steve Nathan, Gary Prim and Doug Sizemore (piano, organ)
Terry McMillan (Monday 12 October 1953 – Friday 2 February 2007) (percussion)
Kent Wells (electric guitar, acoustic guitar)
Strings arranged and conducted by Steve Dorff

Linda Davis‘ ‘I’m Yours’ (DreamWorks Records, 1998) reached No.61 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1998.


Beverly Ellis: 'A Diamond Won't Cut It' (Slipdisc Records, 1999)

Beverly Ellis recorded Lisa Silver’s ‘Home In Your Arms’ (co-written with Matraca Berg) and included the track on ‘A Diamond Won’t Cut It’ (Slipdisc Records, 1999).


Bill Miller: 'Ghostdance' (Vanguard Records, 1999)

Bill Miller recorded Lisa Silver’s ‘There Is You’ (co-written with Gene Ford and Bill Miller) and included the track on ‘Ghostdance’ (Vanguard Records, 1999).


Glenda Lynn: 'I Will' (Hundl Records, 2000)

Glenda Lynn recorded Lisa Silver’s ‘The Woman Is Smarter’ (co-written with Parker McGee) and included the track on ‘I Will’ (Hundl Records, 2000).


Various Artists: 'Celebration of Country' (Music For Little People & Rhino Records, 2001)

On Tuesday 7 August 2001, Music For Little People & Rhino Records released ‘Celebration of Country’ (Music For Little People & Rhino Records, 2001), a various artists compilation, which was produced by Lisa Silver, and included the following tracks:

‘Playin’ In The Same Band’ (written by Dennis Scott and Lisa Silver) / this track featured vocals from Charlie Daniels (Wednesday 28 October 1936 – Monday 6 July 2020)

‘I’m My Own Grandpaw’ (written by Moe Jaffe and Dwight Latham) / this track featured vocals from Chet Atkins (Friday 20 June 1924 – Saturday 30 June 2001)

‘Get In Line’ (written by Lisa Silver and Patty Way) / this track featured vocals from Tracy Byrd

‘Big Country’ (written by Lisa Silver and Patty Way) / this track featured vocals from Little Texas

‘Before You Grow’ (written by Dennis Scott and Timmy Tappan) / this track featured vocals from Faith Hill

‘Grandma’s Feather Bed’ (written by James Norman Connor and Jim Connor) / this track featured vocals from Brenda Lee

‘One Hundred Years From Now’ (written by Lisa Silver and Patty Way) / this track featured vocals from Michael Martin Murphey

‘The Nature of Things’ (written by Lisa Silver) / this track featured vocals from Randy Travis

‘Family Is’ (written by Katherine Dines and Lisa Silver) / this track featured vocals from Cleve Francis

‘Anishinabe’ (‘The People’) (written by Bill Miller and Lisa Silver) / this track featured vocals from Bill Miller

‘Angel Kisses’ (written by Alice Randall, Mark D. Sanders and Lisa Silver) / this track featured vocals from Crystal Gayle

‘Big Country’ (reprise) (written by Lisa Silver and Patty Way) / this track featured vocals from Little Texas

Personnel involved in the recording of ‘Celebration of Country’ (Music For Little People & Rhino Records, 2001) included the following:

Chet Atkins (Friday 20 June 1924 – Saturday 30 June 2001), Tracy Byrd, Charlie Daniels (Wednesday 28 October 1936 – Monday 6 July 2020), Cleve Francis, Crystal Gayle, Faith Hill, Brenda Lee, Little Texas, Bill Miller, Michael Martin Murphey and Randy Travis (vocals)
Sam Bacco and Tom Roady (percussion)
Evan Broder Children’s Chorus, Bruce Dees, Katy Dunham Children’s Chorus, Alex Garmezy Children’s Chorus, Grant Garmezy Children’s Chorus, Deah Hays Children’s Chorus, Rachel Howell Children’s Chorus, Jeremy Ivey Children’s Chorus, Michael Ivey Children’s Chorus, Andy League Children’s Chorus, Oliver Silver Children’s Chorus, Cindy Walker, and Curtis Young (background vocals)
Mark Casstevens (acoustic guitar, harmonica, Jaw Harp, Jew’s Harp, mandolin)
Steve Conn (accordion)
Sonny Garrish (steel guitar)
Steve Gibson (electric guitar)
Barry Green (trombone)
Rob Hajacos (fiddle)
Clayton Ivey (keyboards, piano)
Alisa Jones (hammer dulcimer)
Dave Pomeroy (upright bass)
Lisa Silver (fiddle, background vocals)
Milton Sledge (drums)
Biff Watson (acoustic guitar)
Glenn Worf (acoustic bass, electric bass)


Karen Taylor-Good: 'On Angel's Wings' (Scream Records, 2001)

Karen Taylor-Good recorded Lisa Silver’s ‘Me There In The Middle’ (co-written with Karen Taylor-Good) and included the track on ‘On Angel’s Wings’ (Scream Records, 2001).


Tanya Tucker: 'Tanya' (Tuckertime Records, 2002 / Capitol Nashville Records, 2002)

On Tuesday 24 September 2002Tanya Tucker saw the release of ‘Tanya’ (Tuckertime Records, 2002 / Capitol Nashville Records, 2002), which was produced by Barry Beckett (Thursday 4 February 1943 – Wednesday 10 June 2009) and Jerry Laseter; the album, which was released on Tanya Tucker‘s Tuckertime Records, and distributed through Capitol Nashville Records, included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

‘A Memory Like I’m Gonna Be’ (written by Jerry Laseter and Roger Murrah) (No.34, 2002)

‘Old Weakness (Coming On Strong)’ (written by Gary Nicholson and Bob DiPiero)
(No.49, 2003)

Tanya Tucker‘s ‘Tanya’ (Tuckertime Records, 2002) also included the following tracks:

‘Oh, What A Love’, which was written by Jerry Laseter and Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010)
‘Over My Shoulder’ (written by Marcus Hummon and Roger Murrah)
‘We Had It All’ (written by Jerry Laseter and Kerry Kurt Phillips)
‘I Can Live Without You (But Not Very Long)’ (written by Jerry Laseter and Kerry Kurt Phillips)
‘I Still Hear Your Voice’ (written by Gary Burr and Beth Hooker)
‘Borrowed Wings’ (written by Pat Terry and Roger Murrah)
‘1010 Whippoorwill Lane’ (written by Jerry Laseter and Kerry Kurt Phillips)
‘Should’a Thought About That’ (written by Tanya Tucker, Jerry Laseter and Kerry Kurt Phillips)
‘I Can Do That’ (written by Jerry Laseter, Earl Clark and David Stewart)
‘Waitin’ For The Sun’ (written by Monty Criswell and Roger Murrah)

Personnel involved in the recording of Tanya Tucker‘s ‘Tanya’ (Tuckertime Records, 2002) included the following:

Eddie Bayers (drums)
Barry Beckett and John Barlow Jarvis (keyboards, piano)
Bekka Bramlett, Vince GillJohn Wesley RylesLisa Silver and Dennis Wilson (background vocals)
J.T. Corenflos (Wednesday 6 November 1963 – Saturday 24 October 2020) and Jerry Laseter (electric guitar)
Dan Dugmore (pedal steel guitar)
Carl Gorodetzky (string contractor)
Aubrey Haynie (mandolin)
Beth Hooker (background vocals on ‘I Still Hear Your Voice’)
Jim Horn (soprano saxophone)
Ronn Huff (string arrangements)
Blue Miller (acoustic guitar)
Hank Singer (fiddle)
Tanya Tucker (lead vocals, background vocals)
Willie Weeks (bass guitar)

Tanya Tucker‘s ‘Tanya’ (Tuckertime Records, 2002 / Capitol Nashville Records, 2002) reached No.39 on the Billboard Top Country Albums & Chart in 2002.


Gene Pistilli: 'I Still Get Dressed On Sundays' (Memphis International Records, 2003)

Gene Pistilli (Thursday 27 March 1947 – Tuesday 26 December 2017) recorded Lisa Silver’s ‘New Shadow’ (co-written with Gene Pistilli) and included the track on ‘I Still Get Dressed On Sundays’ (Memphis International Records, 2003).


John Gora: 'Polka Playin' Fool' (Korona Music, 2009)

John Gora recorded Lisa Silver’s ‘One Promise Too Late’, which was co-written with Dave Loggins (Monday 10 November 1947 – Wednesday 10 July 2024) and Don Schlitz, and included the track on ‘Polka Playin’ Fool’ (Korona Music, 2009).


Alan Jackson: 'The Bluegrass Album' (Alan's Country Records / EMI Nashville, 2013)

Alan Jackson recorded Lisa Silver’s ‘Way Beyond The Blue’ (co-written with Randy Albright and Mark D. Sanders) and included the track on ‘The Bluegrass Album’ (Alan’s Country Records / EMI Nashville, 2013).


Various Artists: 'Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams' (Slate Creek Records, 2017)
Don Williams: 'Cafe Carolina' (MCA Records, 1984)

On Friday 26 May 2017, Slate Creek Records released ‘Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams’ (Slate Creek Records, 2017), a tribute project, which was dedicated to Don Williams (Saturday 27 May 1939 – Friday 8 September 2017), which was produced by Garth Fundis, and included the following tracks:

‘Tulsa Time’ (written by Danny Flowers) / this track was performed by Pistol Annies

‘I Believe In You’, which was written by Roger Cook and Sam Hogin (1950 – Monday 9 August 2004)
 / this track was performed by Brandy Clark

‘We’ve Got A Good Fire Going’, which was written by Dave Loggins (Monday 10 November 1947 – Wednesday 10 July 2024)
/ this track was performed by Lady A

‘Some Broken Hearts Never Mend’, which was written by Wayland D. Holyfield (Sunday 15 March 1942 – Monday 6 May 2024)
/ this track was performed by Dierks Bentley

‘Amanda’ (written by Bob McDill)
/ this track was performed by Chris Stapleton and Morgane Stapleton

‘Til The Rivers All Run Dry’, which was written by Wayland D. Holyfield (Sunday 15 March 1942 – Monday 6 May 2024) and Don Williams (Saturday 27 May 1939 – Friday 8 September 2017)
/ this track was performed by Alison Krauss

‘Love Is On A Roll’, which was written by Roger Cook and John Prine (Thursday 10 October 1946 – Tuesday 7 April 2020)
 / this track was performed by John Prine and Roger Cook

‘If I Needed You’, which was written by Townes Van Zandt (Tuesday 7 March 1944 – Wednesday 1 January 1997)
/ this track was performed by Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires

‘Maggie’s Dream’, which was written by Dave Loggins (Monday 10 November 1947 – Wednesday 10 July 2024) and Lisa Silver
/ this track was performed by Trisha Yearwood / the original version of this track was recorded by Don Williams (Saturday 27 May 1939 – Friday 8 September 2017), who included it on ‘Cafe Carolina’ (MCA Records, 1984); Don Williams‘ version of the track reached No.11 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1984, and No.13 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1984

‘Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good’ (written by Dave Hanner)
/ this track was performed by Keb’ Mo’


Lisa Silver

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