Gene Watson’s ‘My Gospel Roots’ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2017)

Gene Watson: 'My Gospel Roots' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2017) (distributed by New Day Christian Distribution)

‘My Gospel Roots’
(Fourteen Carat Music, 2017) (distributed by New Day Christian Distribution)

Gene Watson: 'My Gospel Roots' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2017) (distributed by New Day Christian Distribution)

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Gene Watson’s ‘My Gospel Roots’ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2017) (distributed by New Day Christian Distribution) was officially released by Fourteen Carat Music on Friday 8 December 2017.

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About Gene Watson’s ‘My Gospel Roots’
(Fourteen Carat Music, 2017) (distributed by New Day Christian Distribution)

Note from Gene Watson
‘The music in this CD was inspired by my parents, Ted & Thelma Watson, who led the singing at our small church in Paris, TX.

Ted & Thelma Watson

My Dad led the congregation in music, playing the guitar as my Mother, brothers, sisters and all the congregation joined in the singing.

I’ve recorded many of my family’s favorites, as well as some new songs I’ve come to love.

I hope you’ll enjoy these songs as much as I do.

Many thanks to these folks for helping me continue to sing for my living:

Lytle Management, Nashville


Lytle Management
: John Lytle, Sarah Brosmer, Hannah Sanford and Larry Hughes.

Rob Battle, Helene Cole, Dirk Johnson, CCB, Dave Lindsey, Sean Brady, Raymond Glenn, Sally Bedow, Larry & LuAnn Black, Jared Black, Adam Black and to all my fans around the world who inspire me to continue every day.

Gene Watson's Farewell Party Band: Staley Rogers, Chad Phillips, Gene Watson, Chip Bricker, Todd Hines and Danny Naccarato

Gene Watson’s Farewell Party Band

Cindy Richardson Walker and John Wesley Ryles, pictured on Monday 24 April 2017, during recording sessions for Gene Watson's 'My Gospel Roots' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2017) (distributed by New Day Christian Distribution)

Cindy Richardson Walker and John Wesley Ryles, pictured on Monday 24 April 2017, during recording sessions for Gene Watson’s ‘My Gospel Roots’ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2017) (distributed by New Day Christian Distribution) 2017)

A huge thanks to all the musicians on this CD, the gifted songwriters for their words & music, and to John Wesley Ryles, Cindy Richardson Walker, Carl Jackson and Val Storey for their perfect harmonies.

I’m grateful to Becky Isaacs Bowman and Sonya Isaacs Yeary (The Isaacs) and Tanya Goodman Sykes, Johnny Minick and Michael Sykes (Goodman Revival) for adding their beautiful vocals’

Gene Watson: 'My Gospel Roots' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2017) (distributed by New Day Christian Distribution)

‘My Gospel Roots’
(Fourteen Carat Music, 2017) (distributed by New Day Christian Distribution)



1 
‘Praying’, which was written by Hazel Marie Houser (Saturday 3 June 1922 – Friday 14 June 1996)
Publishers: (Central Songs) BMI
Backing vocals: John Wesley Ryles and Cindy Richardson Walker


The Louvin Brothers - Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 - Wednesday 26 January 2011) and Ira Louvin (Monday 21 April 1924 - Sunday 20 June 1965): 'Nearer My God To Thee' (Capitol Records, 1957)

The Louvin Brothers – Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 – Wednesday 26 January 2011) and Ira Louvin (Monday 21 April 1924 – Sunday 20 June 1965) – recorded ‘Praying’, which was written by Hazel Marie Houser (Saturday 3 June 1922 – Friday 14 June 1996), and included the track on ‘Nearer My God To Thee’ (Capitol Records, 1957).

Vern Gosdin: 'If Jesus Comes Tomorrow' (Compleat Records, 1984)

Vern Gosdin (Sunday 5 August 1934 – Tuesday 28 April 2009) recorded ‘Praying’, which was written by Hazel Marie Houser (Saturday 3 June 1922 – Friday 14 June 1996), and included the track on ‘If Jesus Comes Tomorrow’ (Compleat Records, 1984).

Daniel O'Donnell: 'Peace in The Valley' (Rosette Records, 2009)

Daniel O’Donnell recorded ‘Praying’, which was written by Hazel Marie Houser (Saturday 3 June 1922 – Friday 14 June 1996), and included the track on ‘Peace In The Valley’ (Rosette Records, 2009).

‘Call Me Gone’, which was written by Kenneth Duane Hinson (Kenny Hinson) (Saturday 17 October 1953 – Thursday 27 July 1995)
Publishers: (Songs of Calvary Publishing) BMI
Backing vocals: John Wesley Ryles and Cindy Richardson Walker

Weston Hinson & Christy Hinson: 'A Tribute To The Original Hinsons' (Hinson Music, 2015)

Weston Hinson & Christy Hinson recorded ‘Call Me Gone’, which was written by Kenneth Duane Hinson (Kenny Hinson) (Saturday 17 October 1953 – Thursday 27 July 1995), and included the track on ‘A Tribute To The Original Hinsons’ (Hinson Music, 2015).



3
‘Fit For A King’ (written by Carl Jackson and Jim Rushing)
Publishers: (BMG Chrysalis/EMI) ASCAP
Backing vocals: Valerie ‘Val’ Storey and Carl Jackson


David Parmley, Scott Vestal & Continental Divide: 'On The Divide' (Pinecastle Records, 1996)

David Parmley, Scott Vestal & Continental Divide recorded ‘Fit For A King’ (written by Carl Jackson and Jim Rushing) and included the track on ‘On The Divide’ (Pinecastle Records, 1996).

Garth Brooks: 'Sevens' (Capitol Nashville Records, 1997)

Garth Brooks recorded ‘Fit For A King’ (written by Carl Jackson and Jim Rushing) and included the track on ‘Sevens’ (Capitol Nashville Records, 1997).

Randy Howard: 'I Rest My Case' (Sugar Hill Records, 2006)

Randy Howard (Sunday 20 November 1960 – Tuesday 29 June 1999) recorded ‘Fit For A King’ (written by Carl Jackson and Jim Rushing) and included the track on ‘I Rest My Case’ (Sugar Hill Records, 2003).

Dawn Sears: 'Dawn Sears' (Dawn Sears Music, 2005)

Dawn Sears (Thursday 7 December 1961 – Thursday 11 December 2014) recorded ‘Fit For A King’ (written by Carl Jackson and Jim Rushing) and included the track on ‘Dawn Sears’ (Dawn Sears Music, 2005).

Joe Diffie: 'Homecoming: The Bluegrass Album' (Rounder Records, 2010)

Joe Diffie (Sunday 28 December 1958 – Sunday 29 March 2020) recorded ‘Fit For A King’ (written by Carl Jackson and Jim Rushing) and included the track on ‘Homecoming: The Bluegrass Album’ (Rounder Records, 2010).

4 ‘Swing Wide Them Golden Gates’ (traditional)
Publishers: (Public Domain)
Backing vocals: Goodman Revival (Tanya Goodman Sykes, Johnny Minick and Michael Sykes), and Dirk Johnson



5
‘Old Roman Soldier’ (written by David M. Cooper)
Publishers: (Cross Timbers Music) BMI
Backing vocals: Valerie ‘Val’ Storey and Carl Jackson

The Spinney Brothers: 'Memories' (Mountain Fever Records, 2012)

The Spinney Brothers recorded ‘Old Roman Soldier’ (written by David M. Cooper) and included the track on ‘Memories’ (Mountain Fever Records, 2012).

6 ‘Clinging To A Saving Hand’, which was written by Bill Mack (Saturday 4 June 1932 – Friday 31 July 2020)
Publishers: (Road Ahead Music) BMI
Backing vocals: John Wesley Ryles and Cindy Richardson Walker


Connie Smith: 'Where is My Castle' (RCA Records, 1971)

Connie Smith recorded ‘Clinging To A Saving Hand’, which was written by Bill Mack (Saturday 4 June 1932 – Friday 31 July 2020), and included the track on ‘Where Is My Castle’ (RCA Records, 1971).

Conway Twitty: 'Clinging To a Saving Hand' (MCA Records, 1973)

Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 – Saturday 5 June 1993) recorded ‘Clinging To A Saving Hand’, which was written by Bill Mack (Saturday 4 June 1932 – Friday 31 July 2020), and included the track on ‘Clinging To A Saving Hand’ (MCA Records, 1973).

LeAnn Rimes: 'You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs' (Curb Records, 1997)

LeAnn Rimes recorded ‘Clinging To A Saving Hand’, which was written by Bill Mack (Saturday 4 June 1932 – Friday 31 July 2020), and included the track on ‘You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs’ (Curb Records, 1997).

The New Coon Creek Girls: 'Our Point of View' (Pinecastle Records, 1998)

The New Coon Creek Girls, featuring Dale Ann Bradley, recorded ‘Clinging To A Saving Hand’, which was written by Bill Mack (Saturday 4 June 1932 – Friday 31 July 2020), and included the track on ‘Our Point of View’ (Pinecastle Records, 1998).

Dale Ann Bradley: 'Songs of Praise & Glory' (Pinecastle Records, 2001)

Dale Ann Bradley recorded ‘Clinging To A Saving Hand’, which was written by Bill Mack (Saturday 4 June 1932 – Friday 31 July 2020), and included the track on ‘Songs of Praise & Glory’ (Pinecastle Records, 2001).

7 ‘Build My Mansion (Next Door To Jesus)’, which was written by Dottie Rambo (Friday 2 March 1934 – Sunday 11 May 2008)
Publishers: (Designer Music) SESAC
Backing vocals: The Isaacs (Becky Isaacs Bowman and Sonya Isaacs Yeary)


Gene Watson and Sonya Isaacs Yeary

Gene Watson and Sonya Isaacs Yeary (The Isaacs)

Dottie Rambo: 'Sheltered' (Daywind Records, 2009)

Dottie Rambo (Friday 2 March 1934 – Sunday 11 May 2008) recorded ‘Build My Mansion (Next Door To Jesus)’ (written by Dottie Rambo) and included the track on ‘Sheltered’ (Daywind Records, 2009).

8 ‘He Ain’t Gone For Good’ (written by Dirk Johnson and David S. Kraft)
Publishers: (DirkWorks Music) BMI
Backing vocals: John Wesley Ryles and Cindy Richardson Walker

9 ‘Help Me’ (written by Larry Gatlin)
Publishers: Sony/ATV BMI
Backing vocals: John Wesley Ryles and Cindy Richardson Walker


Kris Kristofferson recorded ‘Help Me’ (written by Larry Gatlin) and included the track on ‘Jesus Was A Capricorn’ (Monument Records, 1972); the track featured guest vocals from Larry Gatlin.

Ray Price: 'She's Got To Be A Saint' (Columbia Records, 1973)
Ray Price: 'Help Me' (Columbia Records, 1977)

Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 – Monday 16 December 2013) recorded ‘Help Me’ (written by Larry Gatlin) and included the track on ‘She’s Got To Be A Saint’ (Columbia Records, 1973); the track was subsequently included on Ray Price‘s ‘Help Me’ (Columbia Records, 1977).

Connie Smith recorded ‘Help Me’ (written by Larry Gatlin) and included the track on ‘God Is Abundant’ (Columbia Records, 1973).

Johnny Cash: 'The Gospel Road' (Columbia Records, 1973)

Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 – Friday 12 September 2003) recorded ‘Help Me’ (written by Larry Gatlin) and included the track on ‘The Gospel Road’ (Columbia Records, 1973).

Larry Gatlin recorded ‘Help Me’ (written by Larry Gatlin) and included the track on ‘Rain / Rainbow’ (Monument Records, 1974).

Elvis Presley: 'Promised Land' (RCA Records, 1975)

Elvis Presley (Tuesday 8 January 1935 – Tuesday 16 August 1977) recorded ‘Help Me’ (written by Larry Gatlin) and included the track on ‘Promised Land’ (RCA Records, 1975); the track reached No.6 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1975.

Roy Clark: 'The Last Word in Jesus is Us' (MCA Records, 1981)

Roy Linwood Clark (Saturday 15 April 1933 – Thursday 15 November 2018) recorded ‘Help Me’ (written by Larry Gatlin) and included the track on ‘The Last Word In Jesus Is Us’ (MCA Records, 1981).

Johnny Cash: 'American V: A Hundred Highways' (American Recordings / Lost Highway Records, 2006)

Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 – Friday 12 September 2003) re-recorded ‘Help Me’ (written by Larry Gatlin) and included the track on ‘American V: A Hundred Highways’ (American Recordings / Lost Highway Records, 2006).

Gene Watson: Real Country Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)

Gene Watson recorded ‘Help Me’ (written by Larry Gatlin) and included the track on ‘Real.Country.Music‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016).

10 ‘Til The Last Leaf Shall Fall’, which was written by Sonny James (Wednesday 1 May 1929 – Monday 22 February 2016) and Jack Rhodes (1908 – 1968)
Publishers: (Warner-Chappell Music) BMI
Backing vocals: John Wesley Ryles and Cindy Richardson Walker


Sonny James: 'Southern Gentleman' (Capitol Records, 1957) Sonny James: 'Til The Last Leaf Shall Fall' (Capitol Records, 1966) Sonny James: 'The Best of Sonny James' (Capitol Records, 1966)

Sonny James (Wednesday 1 May 1929 – Monday 22 February 2016) recorded ‘Til The Last Leaf Shall Fall’, which was written by Sonny James and Jack Rhodes (1908 – 1968), and included the track on ‘Southern Gentleman’ (Capitol Records, 1957), and ‘Til The Last Leaf Shall Fall’ (Capitol Records, 1966); the track was subsequently on ‘The Best of Sonny James’ (Capitol Records, 1966).

11 ‘Where No One Stands Alone’, which was written by Thomas Mosie Lister (Thursday 8 September 1921 – Thursday 12 February 2015)
Publishers: (Mosie Lister Songs/Southern Faith Songs) BMI
Backing vocals: John Wesley Ryles and Cindy Richardson Walker



Don Gibson: 'No One Stands Alone' (RCA Records, 1958)

Don Gibson (Tuesday 3 April 1928 – Monday 17 November 2003) recorded ‘Where No One Stands Alone’, which was written by Thomas Mosie Lister (Thursday 8 September 1921 – Thursday 12 February 2015), and included the track on ‘No One Stands Alone’ (RCA Records, 1958).

The Browns: 'Songs From The Little Brown Church Hymnal' (RCA Victor Records, 1961)

The Browns recorded ‘Where No One Stands Alone’, which was written by Thomas Mosie Lister (Thursday 8 September 1921 – Thursday 12 February 2015), and included the track on ‘Songs From The Little Brown Church Hymnal’ (RCA Victor Records, 1961).

Loretta Lynn: 'Hymns' (Decca Records, 1965)

Loretta Lynn (Thursday 14 April 1932 – Tuesday 4 October 2022) recorded ‘Where No One Stands Alone’, which was written by Thomas Mosie Lister (Thursday 8 September 1921 – Thursday 12 February 2015), and included the track on ‘Hymns’ (Decca Records, 1965).

Elvis Presley: 'How Great Thou Art' (RCA Records, 1967)

Elvis Presley (Tuesday 8 January 1935 – Tuesday 16 August 1977) recorded ‘Where No One Stands Alone’, which was written by Thomas Mosie Lister (Thursday 8 September 1921 – Thursday 12 February 2015), and included the track on ‘How Great Thou Art’ (RCA Records, 1967).

Dottie West: 'Dottie West Sings Sacred Ballads' (RCA Victor Records, 1967)

Dottie West (Tuesday 11 October 1932 – Wednesday 4 September 1991) recorded ‘Where No One Stands Alone’, which was written by Thomas Mosie Lister (Thursday 8 September 1921 – Thursday 12 February 2015), and included the track on ‘Dottie West Sings Sacred Ballads’ (RCA Victor Records, 1967).

Porter Wagoner & The Blackwood Brothers Quartet: 'More Grand Old Gospel' (RCA Records, 1967)

Porter Wagoner (Friday 12 August 1927 – Sunday 28 October 2007) & The Blackwood Brothers Quartet recorded ‘Where No One Stands Alone’, which was written by Thomas Mosie Lister (Thursday 8 September 1921 – Thursday 12 February 2015), and included the track on ‘More Grand Old Gospel’ (RCA Records, 1967).

Ferlin Husky: 'Where No One Stands Alone' (Capitol Records, 1968)

Ferlin Husky (Thursday 3 December 1925 – Thursday 17 March 2011) recorded ‘Where No One Stands Alone’, which was written by Thomas Mosie Lister (Thursday 8 September 1921 – Thursday 12 February 2015), and included the track on ‘Where No One Stands Alone’ (Capitol Records, 1968).

Ray Benson & Asleep At The Wheel: 'Texas Gold' (Capitol Records, 1975)

Ray Benson & Asleep At The Wheel recorded ‘Where No One Stands Alone’, which was written by Thomas Mosie Lister (Thursday 8 September 1921 – Thursday 12 February 2015), and included the track on ‘Texas Gold’ (Capitol Records, 1975), which was produced by Tommy Allsup (Tuesday 24 November 1931 – Wednesday 11 January 2017).

Merle Haggard: 'Songs For The Mama That tried' (MCA Records, 1981)

Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 – Wednesday 6 April 2016) recorded ‘Where No One Stands Alone’, which was written by Thomas Mosie Lister (Thursday 8 September 1921 – Thursday 12 February 2015), and included the track on ‘Songs For The Mama That tried’ (MCA Records, 1981).

BJ Thomas: 'Peace In The Valley' (Myrrh Records, 1982)

BJ Thomas (Friday 7 August 1942 – Saturday 29 May 2021) recorded ‘Where No One Stands Alone’, which was written by Thomas Mosie Lister (Thursday 8 September 1921 – Thursday 12 February 2015), and included the track on ‘Peace In The Valley’ (Myrrh Records, 1982).

Alison Krauss & The Cox Family: 'I Know Who Holds Tomorrow' (Rounder Records, 1993)

Alison Krauss & The Cox Family recorded ‘Where No One Stands Alone’, which was written by Thomas Mosie Lister (Thursday 8 September 1921 – Thursday 12 February 2015), and included the track on ‘I Know Who Holds Tomorrow’ (Rounder Records, 1993).

BJ Thomas: 'Latter Day Raindrops: 20 Showers of Inspiration' (Word Entertainment, 1998)

BJ Thomas (Friday 7 August 1942 – Saturday 29 May 2021) recorded ‘Where No One Stands Alone’, which was written by Thomas Mosie Lister (Thursday 8 September 1921 – Thursday 12 February 2015), and included the track on ‘Latter Day Raindrops: 20 Showers of Inspiration’ (Word Entertainment, 1998).

Blue Murder: 'Where No One Stands Alone' (Topic Records, 2002)
Various Artists: 'Three Score & Ten: A Voice to The People' (Topic Records, 2009)

Blue Murder recorded ‘Where No One Stands Alone’, which was written by Thomas Mosie Lister (Thursday 8 September 1921 – Thursday 12 February 2015), and included the track on ‘Where No One Stands Alone’ (Topic Records, 2002).

Blue Murder’s recording of ‘Where No One Stands Alone’, which was written by Thomas Mosie Lister (Thursday 8 September 1921 – Thursday 12 February 2015), was subsequently included, as track twenty-two on the seventh CD, on ‘Three Score & Ten: A Voice To The People’ (Topic Records, 2009), a multi-CD box set album, which was issued by Topic Records in 2009 to celebrate seventy years as an independent British record label.

12 ‘In The Garden’, which was written by Charles Austin Miles (7 January 1868 – Sunday 10 March 1946)
Publishers: Public Domain
Backing vocals: John Wesley Ryles and Cindy Richardson Walker



Tennessee Ernie Ford: 'Hymns' (Capitol Records, 1956)

Tennessee Ernie Ford (Thursday 13 February 1919 – Thursday 17 October 1991) recorded ‘In The Garden’, which was written by Charles Austin Miles (7 January 1868 – Sunday 10 March 1946), and included the track on ‘Hymns’ (Capitol Records, 1956).

Jim Reeves: 'God Be With You' (RCA Victor Records, 1959)
Jim Reeves: 'The Best of Jim Reeves' Sacred Songs' (RCA Victor Records, 1974)

Jim Reeves (Monday 20 August 1923 – Friday 31 July 1964) recorded ‘In The Garden’, which was written by Charles Austin Miles (7 January 1868 – Sunday 10 March 1946), and included the track on ‘God Be With You’ (RCA Records, 1959); the track was subsequently included on ‘The Best of Jim Reeves’ Sacred Songs’ (RCA Victor Records, 1974).

Rosemary Clooney: 'Hymns From The Heart' (MGM Records, 1959)

Rosemary Clooney (Wednesday 23 May 1928 – Saturday 29 June 2002) recorded ‘In The Garden’, which was written by Charles Austin Miles (7 January 1868 – Sunday 10 March 1946), and included the track on ‘Hymns From The Heart’ (MGM Records, 1959).

Ray Price: 'Faith' (Columbia Records, 1960)

Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 – Monday 16 December 2013) recorded ‘In The Garden’, which was written by Charles Austin Miles (7 January 1868 – Sunday 10 March 1946), and included the track on ‘Faith’ (Columbia Records, 1960).

The Browns: 'Songs From The Little Brown Church Hymnal' (RCA Victor Records, 1961)

The Browns recorded ‘In The Garden’, which was written by Charles Austin Miles (7 January 1868 – Sunday 10 March 1946), and included the track on ‘Songs From The Little Brown Church Hymnal’ (RCA Victor Records, 1961).

Doris Day: 'You'll Never Walk Alone' (Columbia Records, 1962)

Doris Day (Monday 3 April 1922 – Monday 13 May 2019) recorded ‘In The Garden’, which was written by Charles Austin Miles (7 January 1868 – Sunday 10 March 1946), and included the track on ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ (Columbia Records, 1962).

Chet Atkins: 'Chet Atkins Plays Back Home Hymns' (RCA Victor Records, 1962)

Chet Atkins (Friday 20 June 1924 – Saturday 30 June 2001) recorded ‘In The Garden’, which was written by Charles Austin Miles (7 January 1868 – Sunday 10 March 1946), and included the track on ‘Chet Atkins Plays Back Home Hymns’ (RCA Victor Records, 1962).

Elvis Presley: 'How Great Thou Art' (RCA Records, 1967)

Elvis Presley (Tuesday 8 January 1935 – Tuesday 16 August 1977) recorded ‘In The Garden’, which was written by Charles Austin Miles (7 January 1868 – Sunday 10 March 1946), and included the track on ‘How Great Thou Art’ (RCA Records, 1967).

Loretta Lynn: 'Who Says God Is Dead' (Decca Records, 1968)

Loretta Lynn () recorded ‘In The Garden’, which was written by Charles Austin Miles (7 January 1868 – Sunday 10 March 1946), and included the track on ‘Who Says God Is Dead’ (Decca Records, 1968).

Willie Nelson: 'The Troublemaker' (Columbia Records, 1976)

Willie Nelson recorded ‘In The Garden’, which was written by Charles Austin Miles (7 January 1868 – Sunday 10 March 1946), and included the track on ‘The Troublemaker’ (Columbia Records, 1976).

Ray Price: 'How Great Thou Art' (Word Records, 1978)

Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 – Monday 16 December 2013) recorded ‘In The Garden’, which was written by Charles Austin Miles (7 January 1868 – Sunday 10 March 1946), and included the track on ‘How Great Thou Art’ (Word Records, 1978).

Merle Haggard: 'Songs For The Mama That tried' (MCA Records, 1981)

Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 – Wednesday 6 April 2016) recorded ‘In The Garden’, which was written by Charles Austin Miles (7 January 1868 – Sunday 10 March 1946), and included the track on ‘Songs For The Mama That Tried’ (MCA Records, 1981).

BJ Thomas: 'Amazing Grace' (Myrrh Records, 1981)

BJ Thomas (Friday 7 August 1942 – Saturday 29 May 2021) recorded ‘In The Garden’, which was written by Charles Austin Miles (7 January 1868 – Sunday 10 March 1946), and included the track on ‘Amazing Grace’ (Myrrh Records, 1981).

Ray Price: 'A Revival of Old Time Singing' (Step One Records, 1986)

Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 – Monday 16 December 2013) recorded ‘In The Garden’, which was written by Charles Austin Miles (7 January 1868 – Sunday 10 March 1946), and included the track on ‘A Revival of Old Time Singing’ (Step One Records, 1986).

Glen Campbell: 'Favorite Hymns' (New Canaan Records, 1989)

Glen Campbell (Wednesday 22 April 1936 – Tuesday 8 August 2017) recorded ‘In The Garden’, which was written by Charles Austin Miles (7 January 1868 – Sunday 10 March 1946), and included the track on ‘Favorite Hymns’ (New Canaan Records, 1989).

Benny Berry: 'When The Trains Still Ran Through Dixie' (Hawk Records, 1993)

Benny Berry recorded ‘In The Garden’, which was written by Charles Austin Miles (7 January 1868 – Sunday 10 March 1946), and included the track on ‘When The Trains Still Ran Through Dixie’ (Hawk Records, 1993).

Anne Murray

Anne Murray recorded ‘In The Garden’, which was written by Charles Austin Miles (7 January 1868 – Sunday 10 March 1946), and included the track, on disc 2, of ‘What A Wonderful World: 14 Inspirational Classics’ (Straightway Records, 1996), a 2-disc CD set.

Johnny Cash: 'My Mother's Hymn Book' (American Recordings, 2004)
Johnny Cash: 'Unearthed' (Universal Music, 2003)

Between 1993 and 2003, Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 – Friday 12 September 2003) recorded ‘In The Garden’, which was written by Charles Austin Miles (7 January 1868 – Sunday 10 March 1946); the track was subsequently included on disc 4 of a 5-CD box set, ‘Unearthed’ (Universal Music, 2003), and on ‘My Mother’s Hymn Book’ (American Recordings, 2004).

Ann Margaret: 'God is Love' (Greenhaw Records, 2001)

Ann Margaret recorded ‘In The Garden’, which was written by Charles Austin Miles (7 January 1868 – Sunday 10 March 1946), and included the track on ‘God Is Love’ (Greenhaw Records, 2001).

Alan Jackson: 'Precious Memories' (Arista Records, 2006)

Alan Jackson recorded ‘In The Garden’, which was written by Charles Austin Miles (7 January 1868 – Sunday 10 March 1946), and included the track on ‘Precious Memories’ (Arista Records, 2006).

John Prine (Thursday 10 October 1946 – Tuesday 7 April 2020) & Mac Wiseman (Saturday 23 May 1925 – Saturday 23 February 2019) recorded ‘In The Garden’, which was written by Charles Austin Miles (7 January 1868 – Sunday 10 March 1946), and included the track on ‘Standard Songs For Average People’ (Oh Boy Records, 2007).

Judith Durham (Saturday 3 July 1943 – Friday 5 August 2022) recorded ‘In The Garden’, which was written by Charles Austin Miles (7 January 1868 – Sunday 10 March 1946), and included the track on ‘Up Close & Personal’ (Musicoast Australia, 2009).

13 ‘Satisfied’, which was written by Irene Ethel ‘Martha Carson’ Amburgey Cosse (Thursday 19 May 1921 – Thursday 16 December 2004)
Publishers: (Sony ATV/Acuff Rose Music) BMI
Backing vocals: John Wesley Ryles and Cindy Richardson Walker



Irene Ethel ‘Martha Carson’ Amburgey Cosse: 'Satisfied' (Capitol Records, 1960) Irene Ethel ‘Martha Carson’ Amburgey Cosse: 'Martha Carson Sings' (RCA Camden Records, 1965)

Irene Ethel ‘Martha Carson’ Amburgey Cosse: 'Martha Carson's Greatest Gospel Hits' (Starday Records, 1977)
Irene Ethel ‘Martha Carson’ Amburgey Cosse: 'Martha Carson Explodes' (Bear Family Records, 1996)

Irene Ethel ‘Martha Carson’ Amburgey Cosse (Thursday 19 May 1921 – Thursday 16 December 2004) recorded ‘Satisfied’ (written by Irene Ethel ‘Martha Carson’ Amburgey Cosse) and included the track on ‘Satisfied’ (Capitol Records, 1960); the track was subsequently included on ‘Martha Carson Sings’ (RCA Camden Records, 1965), ‘Martha Carson’s Greatest Gospel Hits’ (Starday Records, 1977) and ‘Martha Carson Explodes’ (Bear family Records, 1996).

Barbara Mandrell: 'The Midnight Oil' (Columbia Records, 1973)

Barbara Mandrell recorded ‘Satisfied’, which was written by Irene Ethel ‘Martha Carson’ Amburgey Cosse (Thursday 19 May 1921 – Thursday 16 December 2004), and included the track on ‘The Midnight Oil’ (Columbia Records, 1973).

Gene Watson: 'My Gospel Roots' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2017) (distributed by New Day Christian Distribution)

‘My Gospel Roots’
(Fourteen Carat Music, 2017)
(distributed by New Day Christian Distribution)

Produced by Dirk Johnson for DirkWorks Productions
Executive Producer: Gene Watson

Tracks recorded at Sony / Tree Recording Studio by Adam Englehardt and Taylor Pollack
Gene Watson vocals recorded at DirkWorks Recording by Dirk Johnson
Background Vocals and Guest Vocals recorded at DirkWorks Recording, Hilltop Recording and Square One Studio by Dirk Johnson, Anthony Johnson and Stephen Allen

Mixed at DirkWorks Recording by Dirk Johnson
Mastered at Mastermine in Hendersonville, Tennessee by Anthony Johnson
Assistant Engineers: Taylor Pollack (Sony / Tree) and John Nicholson (Hilltop Recording)



Background Vocalists
John Wesley Ryles, Cindy Richardson Walker, Carl Jackson, Val Storey and Dirk Johnson

Special Guest Vocalists
The Isaacs (Becky Isaacs Bowman and Sonya Isaacs Yeary)
Goodman Revival (Tanya Goodman Sykes, Johnny Minick and Michael Sykes)

Musicians
Dirk Johnson
(session leader, keyboards)
David Smith (bass guitars)
Lonnie Wilson (drums)
Kelly Back and Ben Hall (acoustic guitars)
Paul Franklin, Mike Johnson and Sonny Garrish (steel guitars)
Gregg Galbraith, James Mitchell and Kelly Back (electric guitars)
Aubrey Haynie and Gail Rudisill-Johnson (fiddles)
Gail Rudisill-Johnson (violins, violas, cellos)

The Isaacs appear courtesy of House of Isaacs Records
Goodman Revival appears courtesy of Gaither Music Group

A&R Coordinator: CCB
Photography: Eric Adkins Photos
Production Co-ordinator: Sarah Brosmer
Graphic Design: Susan Prather

Booking: Rob Battle /  615-368-7433
Management: Lytle Management

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