Gene Watson Peer’s Quote from Mary Lou Turner: June 2014

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 2014, 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 Mary Lou Turner, which she submitted to this site on Saturday 14 June 2014.

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

Between 1976 and 1977, Mary Lou Turner recorded two duet albums with Bill Anderson, ‘Sometimes’ (MCA Records, 1976) and ‘Billy Boy & Mary Lou’ (MCA Records, 1977), and charted four duets with him.  One of their duets, ‘Sometimes’ (written by Bill Anderson), was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in February 1976.

Mary Lou Turner also charted two solo Billboard Top 40 country music singles in 1976, and several more solo singles.

In 1976Bill Anderson & Mary Lou Turner saw the release of ‘Sometimes’ (MCA Records, 1976), which reached No.6 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

‘Sometimes’ (written by Bill Anderson) (No.1 for one week in February 1976)

‘That’s What Made Me Love You’ (No.7, 1976)

Bill Anderson & Mary Lou Turner’s ‘Sometimes’ (MCA Records, 1976) also included the following Bill Anderson compositions:

‘Can We Still Be Friends’
‘Without’
‘Let Me Take You Away’
‘Children’

In 1977Bill Anderson & Mary Lou Turner saw the release of ‘Billy Boy & Mary Lou’ (MCA Records, 1977), which reached No.39 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

‘Where Are You Going, Billy Boy’ (No.18, 1977)

‘I’m Way Ahead of You’ (No.25, 1978)

Bill Anderson & Mary Lou Turner’s ‘Billy Boy & Mary Lou’ (MCA Records, 1977) also included the following Bill Anderson compositions:

‘Just Enough To Make Me Want It All’, which was co-written with Johnny Russell (Tuesday 23 January 1940 – Tuesday 3 July 2001)
‘We Made Love (But Where’s The Love We Made)’ (co-written with Becki Anderson)

Moe Bandy: 'I'm Sorry For You My Friend' (Columbia Records, 1977)

Moe Bandy recorded Mary Lou Turner’s ‘All The Beer & All My Friends Are Gone’ (co-written with Bill Anderson) and included the track on ‘I’m Sorry For You My Friend’ (Columbia Records, 1977).

Between 1974 and 1980, Mary Lou Turner enjoyed a number of hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart, including the following:

‘All That Keeps Me Goin’ (written by Bill Anderson) (No.94, 1974)

‘Come On Home’ (written by Linda Darrell)
(No.85, 1975)

‘It’s Different With You’
(No.25, 1976)

‘Love It Away’
(No.30, 1976)

‘Cheatin’ Overtime’
(No.41, 1977)

‘The Man Still Turns Me On’ (written by Bill Anderson and David Byrd)
(No.93, 1977)

‘He Picked Me Up When You Let Me Down’ (written by Bobby Braddock and Tommy Casassa)
(No.73, 1977)

‘Yours & Mine’ (written by Don Devaney and Johnny Wilson)
(No.78, 1979)

‘Caught With My Feelings Down’
/ ‘You Can’t Remember & I Can’t Forget’ (No.81, 1979)

‘I Wanna Love You Tonight’
(No.91, 1980)

Although little is known of her life after the 1970s, Mary Lou Turner retained her links with country music through into the early 2000s.

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