Gene Watson’s ‘My Heroes Have Always Been Country’ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2014)

Gene Watson: 'My Heroes Have Always Been Country' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2014)

‘Gene Watson: My Heroes Have Always Been Country’
Fourteen Carat Music (2014)

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Gene Watson’s ‘Gene Watson: My Heroes Have Always Been Country’ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2014) was officially released by Fourteen Carat Music on Tuesday 10 June 2014, and reached No.48 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2014.

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About Gene Watson’s ‘Gene Watson: ‘My Heroes Have Always Been Country’

Produced by Dirk Johnson for DirkWorks Productions and Fourteen Carat Music, a division of Gene Watson Enterprises Inc.
Executive Producer: Gene Watson
Tracks recorded at Sony / Tree Nashville by Adam Englehardt
Assistant Engineers: John Palmieri and Sam Raymond
Overdubs and all Vocals recorded at DirkWorks Recording, Nashville, Tennessee by Dirk Johnson
Additional overdubs recorded at Maggard Sound Studio, Big Stone Gap, VA by Alan Maggard
Remixed at Maggard Sound Studio and DirkWorks Recording by Alan Maggard and Dirk Johnson
Mastered at Mastermine by Anthony Johnson

A&R Co-ordinator: CCB
Project Co-ordinator: Sarah Brosmer
Photography: Steven Shepherd
Graphic Design: Susan Prather

Musicians
Dirk Johnson (piano, keyboards)
David Smith (bass guitar, acoustic upright bass)
Robb Tripp (drums)
Mike Johnson and Sonny Garrish (steel guitar)
James Mitchell and Gregg Galbraith (electric guitar)
Aubrey Haynie and Gail Rudisill-Johnson (fiddles, violas and various string parts)
Kelly Back (acoustic guitars)
David Johnson (harmonica)
Dirk Johnson (orchestrations arrangements)
John Wesley Ryles and Cindy Walker (background vocals)

‘Gene Watson: My Heroes Have Always Been Country’
Fourteen Carat Music (2014)

1 ‘Here Comes My Baby Back Again’, which was written by Dottie West (Tuesday 11 October 1932 – Wednesday 4 September 1991) and Bill West (1933 – Thursday 19 September 2013)

Dottie West: 'Here Comes My Baby' (RCA Victor Records, 1965)

Dottie West (Tuesday 11 October 1932 – Wednesday 4 September 1991) recorded ‘Here Comes My Baby Back Again’, which was written by Dottie West and Bill West (1933 – Thursday 19 September 2013), and included the track on ‘Here Comes My Baby’ (RCA Victor Records, 1965); the track, which reached No.10 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1965, earned Dottie West a Grammy Award for ‘Best Female Country Vocal Performance’ in 1965.

Dean Martin (Thursday 7 June 1917 – Monday 25 December 1995) recorded ‘Here Comes My Baby Back Again’, which was written by Dottie West (Tuesday 11 October 1932 – Wednesday 4 September 1991) and Bill West (1933 – Thursday 19 September 2013), and included the track on ‘(Remember Me) I’m The One Who Loves You’ (Reprise Records, 1965).

Margie Singleton: 'Crying Time' (United Artists Records, 1965)

Margie Singleton recorded ‘Here Comes My Baby Back Again’, which was written by Dottie West (Tuesday 11 October 1932 – Wednesday 4 September 1991) and Bill West (1933 – Thursday 19 September 2013), and included the track on ‘Crying Time’ (United Artists Records, 1965).

Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 – Monday 16 December 2013) recorded ‘Here Comes My Baby Back Again’, which was written by Dottie West and Bill West (1933 – Thursday 19 September 2013), and included the track on ‘Burning Memories’ (Columbia Records, 1965).



Jack Greene
(Tuesday 7 January 1930 – Thursday 15 March 2013) recorded ‘Here Comes My Baby Back Again’, which was written by Dottie West and Bill West (1933 – Thursday 19 September 2013), and included the track on ‘There Goes My Everything’ (Decca Records, 1966).

Sandy Posey: 'Single Girl' (MGM Records, 1967)

Sandy Posey recorded ‘Here Comes My Baby Back Again’, which was written by Dottie West (Tuesday 11 October 1932 – Wednesday 4 September 1991) and Bill West (1933 – Thursday 19 September 2013), and included the track on ‘Single Girl’ (MGM Records, 1967).

Lynn Anderson (Friday 26 September 1947 – Thursday 30 July 2015) recorded ‘Here Comes My Baby Back Again’, which was written by Dottie West (Tuesday 11 October 1932 – Wednesday 4 September 1991) and Bill West (1933 – Thursday 19 September 2013), and included the track on ‘Songs That Made Country Girls Famous’ (Chart Records, 1969).

Tennessee Ernie Ford (Thursday 13 February 1919 – Thursday 17 October 1991) & Glen Campbell recorded ‘Here Comes My Baby Back Again’, which was written by Dottie West (Tuesday 11 October 1932 – Wednesday 4 September 1991) and Bill West (1933 – Thursday 19 September 2013), and included the track on ‘Ernie Sings & Glen Picks’ (Capitol Records, 1975).

Billie Jo Spears: 'I'm Not Easy' (United Artists Records, 1976)

Billie Jo Spears (Thursday 14 January 1937 – Wednesday 14 December 2011) recorded ‘Here Comes My Baby Back Again’, which was written by Dottie West (Tuesday 11 October 1932 – Wednesday 4 September 1991) and Bill West (1933 – Thursday 19 September 2013), and included the track on ‘I’m Not Easy’ (United Artists Records, 1976).

Anita Perras recorded ‘Here Comes My Baby Back Again’, which was written by Dottie West (Tuesday 11 October 1932 – Wednesday 4 September 1991) and Bill West (1933 – Thursday 19 September 2013), and included the track on ‘Touch My Heart’ (Savannah Records, 1989); the track reached No.9 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1990.

In 1992, Anita Perras’ ‘Touch My Heart’ (Savannah Records, 1989) was re-issued, on CD, by TKO Records in the United Kingdom.

Yoshie Sakamoto: 'Someday' (CD Baby, 2013)

Yoshie Sakamoto recorded ‘Here Comes My Baby Back Again’, which was written by Dottie West (Tuesday 11 October 1932 – Wednesday 4 September 1991) and Bill West (1933 – Thursday 19 September 2013), and included the track on ‘Someday’ (CD Baby, 2013).

Lorrie Morgan: 'A Picture of Me: Greatest Hits & More' (Cleopatra Records, 2016)

Lorrie Morgan recorded ‘Here Comes My Baby Back Again’, which was written by Dottie West (Tuesday 11 October 1932 – Wednesday 4 September 1991) and Bill West (1933 – Thursday 19 September 2013), and included the track on ‘A Picture of Me: Greatest Hits & More’ (Cleopatra Records, 2016).

Donna Ulisse: 'Breakin' Easy' (Mountain Home Music Company, 2017)

Donna Ulisse¬†recorded ‘Here Comes My Baby Back Again’, which was written by¬†Dottie West (Tuesday 11 October 1932 – Wednesday 4 September 1991) and¬†Bill West (1933 – Thursday 19 September 2013), and included the track on ‘Breakin’ Easy’ (Mountain Home Music Company,¬†2017).

2 ‘Don’t You Believe Her’, which was written by Nat Stuckey (Sunday 17 December 1933 – Wednesday 24 August 1988)
Publisher: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI)

Nat Stuckey (Sunday 17 December 1933 – Wednesday 24 August 1988) recorded ‘Don’t You Believe Her’ (written by Nat Stuckey) and included the track on ‘Nat Stuckey Really Sings’ (Paula Records, 1966); the track was released as a single in 1966, but it did not chart.

Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 – Monday 16 December 2013) recorded ‘Don’t You Believe Her’, which was written by Nat Stuckey (Sunday 17 December 1933 – Wednesday 24 August 1988), and included the track on ‘Take Me As I Am’ (Columbia Records, 1968).

Reba McEntire recorded ‘Don’t You Believe Her’ (as ‘Don’t You Believe Him’), which was written by Nat Stuckey (Sunday 17 December 1933 – Wednesday 24 August 1988), and included the track on ‘My Kind of Country’ (MCA Records, 1984).

On Monday 10 November 2014, England’s Hux Records released Reba McEntire’s ‘My Kind of Country’ (MCA Records, 1984), along with Reba McEntire’s ‘Just A Little Love’ (MCA Records, 1984), as a special 2-for-1 CD set.

Kristin Major¬†recorded ‘Don’t You Believe Her’ (as ‘Don’t You Believe Him’), which was written by Nat Stuckey (Sunday 17 December 1933 – Wednesday 24 August 1988), and included the track on ‘What’s Done Is Done’ (Drivin’ Records, 2006).

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‘Slide Off of Your Satin Sheets’, which was written by Wayne Carson (Monday 31 May 1943 – Monday 20 July 2015)¬†and Donn Tankersley
Publisher: Buddle Songs, Incorporated (admin by Sony/ATV Tree Music Publishing (BMI)

Johnny Paycheck (Tuesday 31 May 1938 – Wednesday 19 February 2003) recorded ‘Slide Off of Your Satin Sheets’, which was written by Wayne Carson (Monday 31 May 1943 – Monday 20 July 2015)¬†and Donn Tankersley, and included the track on ‘Slide Off of Your Satin Sheets’ (Epic Records, 1977); the track reached No.7 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1977.

4
‘Make The World Go Away’, which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010)
Publisher: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI)

Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 – Monday 16 December 2013) recorded ‘Make The World Go Away’, which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010), and included the track on ‘Burning Memories’ (Columbia Records, 1965); the track reached No.2 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1963.

Timi Yuro (Sunday 4 August 1940 – Tuesday 30 March 2004) recorded ‘Make The World Go Away’, which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010), and included the track on ‘Make The World Go Away’ (Liberty Records, 1963); the track reached No.24 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1963, and No.8 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart in 1963.

At his last recording session, which took place in July 1964, Jim Reeves (Monday 20 August 1923 – Friday 31 July 1964)¬†recorded ‘Make The World Go Away’, which was written by¬†Hank Cochran¬†(Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010); the track was subsequently included on ‘The Jim Reeves Way’ (RCA Records, 1965).

Eddy Arnold (Wednesday 15 May 1918 – Thursday 8 May 2008) recorded ‘Make The World Go Away’, which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010), and included the track on ‘My World’ (RCA Victor Records, 1965); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1965, and also reached No.6 on the Billboard pop music singles chart in 1965.

Harry James (15 March 1916 – Tuesday 5 July 1983) recorded ‘Make The World Go Away’, which was written by¬†Hank Cochran¬†(Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010), and included the track on ‘Harry James & His Western Friends’ (Dot Records, 1966).

Jimmie Rodgers recorded ‘Make The World Go Away’, which was written by¬†Hank Cochran¬†(Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010), and included the track on ‘Country Music 1966’ (Dot Records, 1966).

Dean Martin (Thursday 7 June 1917 – Monday 25 December 1995)¬†recorded ‘Make The World Go Away’, which was written by¬†Hank Cochran¬†(Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010), and included the track on ‘My Woman, My Woman, My Wife’ (Reprise Records, 1970).

Dean Martin’s¬†‘My Woman, My Woman, My Wife’ (Reprise Records, 1970)¬†was re-issued on CD, by Capitol Records in 2006, and by Hip-O Records in 2009.

Elvis Presley (Tuesday 8 January 1935 – Tuesday 16 August 1977) recorded ‘Make The World Go Away’, which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010), and included the track on ‘Elvis Country (I’m 10,000 Years Old)’ (RCA Records, 1971).

Des O'Connor: 'Sing A Favourite Country Song' (Astor Records / Pye Records, 1973)

Des O’Connor, CBE (Tuesday 12 January 1932 – Saturday 14 November 2020) recorded ‘Make The World Go Away’, which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010), and included the track on ‘Sing A Favourite Country Song’ (Astor Records / Pye Records, 1973).

Donny & Marie Osmond recorded ‘Make The World Go Away’, which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010), and included the track on ‘Make The World Go Away’ (MGM Records, 1975); the track reached No.71 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1975, No.44 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1975, and No.31 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart in 1975.

Sydney Devine: 'Doubly Devine' (Philips Records, 1976)

Sydney Devine (Thursday 11 January 1940 – Saturday 13 February 2021)¬†recorded ‘Make The World Go Away’, which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010), and included the track on ‘Doubly Devine’ (Philips Records, 1976).

Harry James (15 March 1916 – Tuesday 5 July 1983)¬†recorded ‘Make The World Go Away’, which was written by¬†Hank Cochran¬†(Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010), and included the track on ‘Comin’ From A Good Place’ (Sheffield Lab Records, 1977).

Charly McClain¬†recorded ‘Make The World Go Away’, which was written by¬†Hank Cochran¬†(Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010), and included the track on ‘Let Me Be Your Baby’ (Epic Records, 1978); the track reached No.73 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1978.

BJ Thomas: 'Night Life' (Columbia Records, 1986)

BJ Thomas (Friday 7 August 1942 – Saturday 29 May 2021) recorded ‘Make The World Go Away’, which was written by¬†Hank Cochran¬†(Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010), and included the track on ‘Night Life’ (Columbia Records, 1986).

Roger Whittaker recorded ‘Make The World Go Away’, which was written by¬†Hank Cochran¬†(Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010), and included the track on ‘His Finest Collection’ (Tembo Records, 1987).

Anne Murray

Anne Murray recorded Hank Cochran’s ‘Make The World Go Away’ and included the track on, disc 2, of ‘Country Croonin: 30 Timeless Country Classics’ (Straightway Records, 1999), a 2-disc CD set.

Martina McBride¬†recorded ‘Make The World Go Away’, which was written by¬†Hank Cochran¬†(Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010), and included the track on ‘Timeless’ (RCA Records, 2005).

Jamey Johnson recorded¬†‘Make The World Go Away’, which was written by¬†Hank Cochran¬†(Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010), and included the track on ‘Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran’ (Mercury Nashville Records, 2012); the track featured guest vocals from Alison Krauss.

Bobby Osborne: 'Original' (Compass Records, 2017)

Bobby Osborne (Monday 7 December 1931 – Tuesday 27 June 2023)¬†recorded¬†‘Make The World Go Away’, which was written by¬†Hank Cochran¬†(Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010), and included the track on ‘Original’ (Compass Records, 2017).

5 ‘Long Black Veil’, which was written by Marijohn Wilkin (Wednesday 14 July 1920 – Saturday 28 October 2006) and Danny Dill (Friday 19 September 1924 – Thursday 23 October 2008)
Publisher: Universal – Cedarwood Publishing (BMI)

In 1959, Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 – Saturday 19 July 1975) recorded ‘Long Black Veil’, which was written by Marijohn Wilkin (Wednesday 14 July 1920 – Saturday 28 October 2006) and Danny Dill (Friday 19 September 1924 – Thursday 23 October 2008); the track, which reached No.6 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1959, was subsequently included on ‘Lefty Frizzell’s Greatest Hits’ (Columbia Records, 1966).

Jerry Jaye: 'Long Black Veil', which was written by Marijohn Wilkin (Wednesday 14 July 1920 - Saturday 28 October 2006) and Danny Dill (Friday 19 September 1924 - Thursday 23 October 2008) (Hi Records, 1967)

In 1967, Jerry Jaye recorded ‘Long Black Veil’, which was written by Marijohn Wilkin (Wednesday 14 July 1920 – Saturday 28 October 2006) and Danny Dill (Friday 19 September 1924 – Thursday 23 October 2008); the track was released as a non-album single, on Hi Records in 1967, and was subsequently included on ‘My Girl Josephine’ (United States: Hi Records, 1992 / England: Demon Records, 1992).

Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 – Friday 12 September 2003) recorded ‘Long Black Veil’, which was written by Marijohn Wilkin (Wednesday 14 July 1920 – Saturday 28 October 2006) and Danny Dill (Friday 19 September 1924 – Thursday 23 October 2008), and included the track on two of his landmark albums; ‘Orange Blossom Special’ (Columbia Records, 1965) and ‘At Folsom Prison’ (Columbia Records, 1968).

Hank Williams Junior: 'Sweet Dreams' (MGM Records, 1971)

Hank Williams Jr. recorded ‘Long Black Veil’, which was written by Marijohn Wilkin (Wednesday 14 July 1920 – Saturday 28 October 2006) and Danny Dill (Friday 19 September 1924 – Thursday 23 October 2008), and included the track on ‘Sweet Dreams’ (MGM Records, 1971).

Sammi Smith (Thursday 5 August 1943 – Saturday 12 February 2005) recorded ‘Long Black Veil’, which was written by Marijohn Wilkin (Wednesday 14 July 1920 – Saturday 28 October 2006) and Danny Dill (Friday 19 September 1924 – Thursday 23 October 2008), and included the track on ‘Sunshine’ (Mega Records, 1975); the track reached No.26 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1974.

Johnny Lee: 'H-e-e-ere's Johnny' (GRT Records, 1977)

Johnny Lee recorded ‘Long Black Veil’, which was written by Marijohn Wilkin (Wednesday 14 July 1920 – Saturday 28 October 2006) and Danny Dill (Friday 19 September 1924 – Thursday 23 October 2008), and included the track on ‘H-e-e-ere’s Johnny’ (GRT Records, 1977).

John Anderson recorded ‘Long Black Veil’, which was written by Marijohn Wilkin (Wednesday 14 July 1920 – Saturday 28 October 2006) and Danny Dill (Friday 19 September 1924 – Thursday 23 October 2008), and included the track on ‘Wild & Blue’ (Warner Bros. Records, 1982); the track featured guest vocals from Merle Haggard¬†(Tuesday 6 April 1937 – Wednesday 6 April 2016).

Vernon Oxford: 'Keepin' It Country' (Rounder Records, 1982)

Vernon Oxford (Sunday 8 June 1941 – Friday 18 August 2023) recorded ‘Long Black Veil’, which was written by Marijohn Wilkin (Wednesday 14 July 1920 – Saturday 28 October 2006) and Danny Dill (Friday 19 September 1924 – Thursday 23 October 2008), and included the track on ‘Keepin’ It Country’ (Rounder Records,¬†1982).

Sydney Devine: 'Favourite Memories of Mine' (Country House Records, 1983)

Sydney Devine (Thursday 11 January 1940 – Saturday 13 February 2021)¬†recorded ‘Long Black Veil’, which was written by Marijohn Wilkin (Wednesday 14 July 1920 – Saturday 28 October 2006) and Danny Dill (Friday 19 September 1924 – Thursday 23 October 2008), and included the track on ‘Favourite Memories of Mine’ (Country House Records, 1983).

David Frizzell recorded ‘Long Black Veil’, which was written by Marijohn Wilkin (Wednesday 14 July 1920 – Saturday 28 October 2006) and Danny Dill (Friday 19 September 1924 – Thursday 23 October 2008), and included the track on ‘David Frizzell¬†Sings Lefty’s Greatest Hits’ (Playback Records, 1986).

Seldom Scene recorded ‘Long Black Veil’, which was written by Marijohn Wilkin (Wednesday 14 July 1920 – Saturday 28 October 2006) and Danny Dill (Friday 19 September 1924 – Thursday 23 October 2008), and included the track on ‘Scenic Roots’ (Sugar Hill Records, 1990).

Razzy Bailey (Tuesday 14 February 1939 – Thursday 5 August 2021) recorded ‘Long Black Veil’, which was written by Marijohn Wilkin (Wednesday 14 July 1920 – Saturday 28 October 2006) and Danny Dill (Friday 19 September 1924 – Thursday 23 October 2008), and included the track on ‘Razzy Unwrapped’ (SOA Records, 1991).

The Chieftains recorded ‘Long Black Veil’, which was written by Marijohn Wilkin (Wednesday 14 July 1920 – Saturday 28 October 2006) and Danny Dill (Friday 19 September 1924 – Thursday 23 October 2008), and included the track on ‘The Long Black Veil’ (RCA Victor Records, 1995); the track featured guest vocals from Mick Jagger.



Don Williams
¬†(Saturday 27 May 1939 – Friday 8 September 2017) recorded ‘Long Black Veil’, which was written by Marijohn Wilkin (Wednesday 14 July 1920 – Saturday 28 October 2006) and Danny Dill (Friday 19 September 1924 – Thursday 23 October 2008), and included the track on ‘Borrowed Tales’ (American Harvest Records, 1996).

The Proclaimers (Charlie & Craig Reid): 'Sunshine On Leith' (Chrysalis Records / Nettwerk Records, 2001)

The Proclaimers (Charlie Reid and Craig Reid) recorded ‘Long Black Veil’, which was written by Marijohn Wilkin (Wednesday 14 July 1920 – Saturday 28 October 2006) and Danny Dill (Friday 19 September 1924 – Thursday 23 October 2008), and included the track on ‘Sunshine On Leith’ (Chrysalis Records / Nettwerk Records, 2001); this album was originally released in August 1988 (England) and 1989 (United States) minus this track.

Daryle Singletary¬†(Wednesday 10 March 1971 – Monday 12 February 2018) recorded ‘Long Black Veil’, which was written by Marijohn Wilkin (Wednesday 14 July 1920 – Saturday 28 October 2006) and Danny Dill (Friday 19 September 1924 – Thursday 23 October 2008), and included the track on ‘That’s Why I Sing This Way’ (Audium Records / Koch Records, 2002).

The Insiders recorded ‘Long Black Veil’, which was written by Marijohn Wilkin (Wednesday 14 July 1920 – Saturday 28 October 2006) and Danny Dill (Friday 19 September 1924 – Thursday 23 October 2008), and included the track on ‘Me & My Heart & My Shoes’ (CWR Records, 2005).

Tim O'Brien: 'Fiddler's Green' (Howdy Skies Records / Sugar Hill Records, 2005)

Tim O’Brien¬†recorded ‘Long Black Veil’, which was written by Marijohn Wilkin (Wednesday 14 July 1920 – Saturday 28 October 2006) and Danny Dill (Friday 19 September 1924 – Thursday 23 October 2008), and included the track on ‘Fiddler’s Green’ (Howdy Skies / Sugar Hill Records, 2005).

Rosanne Cash recorded ‘Long Black Veil’, which was written by Marijohn Wilkin (Wednesday 14 July 1920 – Saturday 28 October 2006) and Danny Dill (Friday 19 September 1924 – Thursday 23 October 2008), and included the track on ‘The List’ (Manhattan Records, 2009); the track featured guest vocals from Jeff Tweedy.

Robert Earl Keen recorded ‘Long Black Veil’, which was written by Marijohn Wilkin (Wednesday 14 July 1920 – Saturday 28 October 2006) and Danny Dill (Friday 19 September 1924 – Thursday 23 October 2008), and included the track on ‘Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions’ (Dualtone Records, 2014).

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‘It’s Not Love (But It’s Not Bad)’, which was written by¬†Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010) and Glenn W. Martin (Thursday 30 June 1932 – Sunday 12 May 2019)
Publisher: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI)

Merle Haggard¬†(Tuesday 6 April 1937 – Wednesday 6 April 2016) recorded ‘It’s Not Love (But It’s Not Bad)’, which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010) and Glenn W. Martin (Thursday 30 June 1932 – Sunday 12 May 2019), and included the track on ‘It’s Not Love (But It’s Not Bad)’ (Capitol Records, 1972); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in November 1972.



Chris Hillman
& Herb Pedersen recorded ‘It’s Not Love (But It’s Not Bad)’, which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010) and Glenn W. Martin (Thursday 30 June 1932 – Sunday 12 May 2019), and included the track on ‘Bakersfield Bound’ (Sugar Hill Records, 1996).

Catherine Britt recorded ‘It’s Not Love (But It’s Not Bad)’, which was written by¬†Hank Cochran¬†(Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010) and Glenn W. Martin (Thursday 30 June 1932 – Sunday 12 May 2019), and included the track on ‘Dusty Smiles & Heartbreak Cures’ (ABC Country, 2002); this track featured guest vocals from Bill Chambers.

7
‘Walk Through This World With Me’, which was written by Sandra Noreen Seamons (Friday 31 May 1935 – Friday 22 Aug 2014) and Kay Jeanne Savage (passed away on Friday 18 December 2009)
Publisher: Glad Music Publishing / Pappy Daily Music (BMI)



George Jones
(Saturday 12 September 1931 – Friday 26 April 2013) recorded ‘Walk Through This World With Me’, which was written by¬†Sandra Noreen Seamons (Friday 31 May 1935 – Friday 22 Aug 2014) and Kay Jeanne Savage (passed away on Friday 18 December 2009), and included the track on ‘Walk Through This World With Me’ (Musicor Records, 1967); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for two weeks in April 1967.

Loretta Lynn: 'Singin' With Feelin' (Decca Records, 1967)

Loretta Lynn (Thursday 14 April 1932 – Tuesday 4 October 2022) recorded ‘Walk Through This World With Me’, which was written by¬†Sandra Noreen Seamons (Friday 31 May 1935 – Friday 22 Aug 2014) and Kay Jeanne Savage (passed away on Friday 18 December 2009), and included the track on ‘Singin’ With Feelin’ (Decca Records, 1967).

Claude Gray: 'Claude Gray Sings' (Decca Records, 1967)

Claude Gray (Tuesday 26 January 1932 – Friday 28 April 2023) recorded ‘Walk Through This World With Me’, which was written by¬†Sandra Noreen Seamons (Friday 31 May 1935 – Friday 22 Aug 2014) and Kay Jeanne Savage (passed away on Friday 18 December 2009), and included the track on ‘Claude Gray Sings’ (Decca Records, 1967).

Engelbert Humperdinck recorded ‘Walk Through This World With Me’, which was written by¬†Sandra Noreen Seamons (Friday 31 May 1935 – Friday 22 Aug 2014) and Kay Jeanne Savage (passed away on Friday 18 December 2009), and included the track on ‘Release Me’ (Decca Records, 1967).

Daryle Singletary: 'That's Why I Sing This Way' (Audium Records / Koch Records, 2002)

Daryle Singletary¬†(Wednesday 10 March 1971 – Monday 12 February 2018) recorded¬†‘Walk Through This World With Me’, which was written by¬†Sandra Noreen Seamons (Friday 31 May 1935 – Friday 22 Aug 2014) and Kay Jeanne Savage (passed away on Friday 18 December 2009), and included the track on ‘That’s Why I Sing This Way’ (Audium Records / Koch Records, 2002); this track featured guest vocals from George Jones¬†(Saturday 12 September 1931 – Friday 26 April 2013).

Tanya Tucker recorded ‘Walk Through This World With Me’, which was written by¬†Sandra Noreen Seamons (Friday 31 May 1935 – Friday 22 Aug 2014) and Kay Jeanne Savage (passed away on Friday 18 December 2009), and included the track on ‘My Turn’ (Saguaro Road Records, 2009).

8
Turn Out The Lights (The Party’s Over)’ (written by Hank Craig and Willie Nelson)
Publisher: Glad Music Publishing / Pappy Daily Music (BMI)

Claude Gray

On Friday 18 December 1959, Claude Gray (Tuesday 26 January 1932 – Friday 28 April 2023) recorded ‘Turn Out The Lights (The Party’s Over)’¬†(written by Hank Craig and Willie Nelson) at Gold Star Studios in Dallas, Texas; the track was released in May 1960, as a non-album single on D Records, but it did not chart.

Various Artists: 'The Complete D Singles Collection, Volume 3: The Sounds of Houston, Texas' (Bear Family Records, 2000)

Claude Gray’s recording of ‘Turn Out The Lights (The Party’s Over)’¬†(written by Hank Craig and Willie Nelson)¬†was subsequently included on ‘The Complete D Singles Collection, Volume 3: The Sounds of Houston, Texas’ (Bear Family Records, 2000), a various artists compilation.

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

Johnny Bush¬†(Sunday 17 February 1935 – Friday 16 October 2020) & Willie Nelson recorded ‘Turn Out The Lights (The Party’s Over)’¬†(written by Hank Craig and Willie Nelson) and included the track on ‘Together Again’ (Delta Records, 1982).

Willie Nelson, with special guest Curtis Potter (Thursday 18 April 1940 – Saturday 23 January 2016), recorded ‘Turn Out The Lights (The Party’s Over)’¬†(written by Hank Craig and Willie Nelson) and included the track on ‘Six Hours At Pedernales’ (Step One Records, 1994).

Willie Nelson recorded ‘Turn Out The Lights (The Party’s Over)’¬†(written by Hank Craig and Willie Nelson) and included the track on ‘Naked Willie’ (Legacy Recordings, 2009).

Willie Nelson’s ‘Naked Willie’ (Legacy Recordings, 2009), which¬†included remixes of recordings from 1966 to 1970, stripped-down without orchestration or background vocals, was released in some countries under the alternative title ‘Stripped’ or ‘Willie Stripped’.

9
‘I Forget You Everyday’, which was written by Merle Haggard¬†(Tuesday 6 April 1937 – Wednesday 6 April 2016)
Publisher: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI)

Merle Haggard¬†(Tuesday 6 April 1937 – Wednesday 6 April 2016) recorded ‘I Forget You Everyday’ (written by Merle Haggard) and included the track on ‘I Love Dixie Blues’ (Capitol Records, 1973), a ‘live’ album, which was recorded in New Orleans on Sunday 13 May 1973.

Merle Haggard: 'Songs I'll Always Sing' (Capitol Records, 1977)

Merle Haggard¬†(Tuesday 6 April 1937 – Wednesday 6 April 2016) recorded an alternative version of ‘I Forget You Everyday’ (written by Merle Haggard) and included the track on ‘Songs I’ll Always Sing’ (Capitol Records, 1977), a two-record compilation album, which was released by Capitol Records on Monday 11 April 1977.

10
‘Count Me Out’ (written by Jeanne Pruett)
Publisher: Mariposa Music, Inc. (BMI)

Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 – Wednesday 8 December 1982) recorded ‘Count Me Out’ (written by Jeanne Pruett) in 1966; the track, which was released as a non-album single, reached No.14 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1966 and was subsequently included on ‘No Signs of Lonliness Here’ (Columbia Records, 1975).

The Del McCoury Band recorded ‘Count Me Out’ (written by Jeanne Pruett) and included the track on ‘Del & The Boys’ (Ceili Music Records, 2001).

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‘Hello Trouble’, which was written by Orville Couch (Thursday 21 February 1935 – Sunday 26 May 2002) and Eddie McDuff (Thursday 20 June 1935 – Friday 3 May 1968)
Publisher: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing / Tyler Publishing (BMI)

Orville Couch (Thursday 21 February 1935 – Sunday 26 May 2002) recorded ‘Hello Trouble’ for Vee-Jay Records in 1962; the track reached No.5 on the American country music singles chart in 1962.

Buck Owens (Monday 12 August 1929 – Saturday 25 March 2006) & His Buckaroos recorded ‘Hello Trouble’, which was written by Orville Couch (Thursday 21 February 1935 – Sunday 26 May 2002) and Eddie McDuff (Thursday 20 June 1935 – Friday 3 May 1968), and included the track on ‘Together Again / My Heart Skips A Beat’ (Capitol Records, 1964).

It was Buck Owens & His Buckaroos’ version of ‘Hello Trouble’, which was written by Orville Couch (Thursday 21 February 1935 – Sunday 26 May 2002) and Eddie McDuff (Thursday 20 June 1935 – Friday 3 May 1968), which was included on the various artists soundtrack of the movie ‘Crazy Heart’ (New West Records, 2010) in 2010.

LaWanda Lindsey recorded ‘Hello Trouble’, which was written by Orville Couch (Thursday 21 February 1935 – Sunday 26 May 2002) and Eddie McDuff (Thursday 20 June 1935 – Friday 3 May 1968), and included the track on ‘This is LaWanda Lindsey’ (Capitol Records, 1974); the track reached No.62 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1974.

The Desert Rose Band (Chris Hillman,¬†Herb Pedersen¬†& John Jorgenson) recorded ‘Hello Trouble’ and included the track on ‘Running’ (Curb Records, 1988); the track was released in July 1989 as the fourth and final single from the album and reached No.11 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1989.

‘Gene Watson: My Heroes Have Always Been Country’
Fourteen Carat Music (2014)

Produced by Dirk Johnson for DirkWorks Productions

Thursday 23 January 2014
Gene Watson visited Nashville and worked on the new album project at Sony/Tree Recording Studio.

Gene Watson enjoyed being in the studio again with a bunch of talented musicians and Dirk Johnson producing.

Gene Watson at Sony/Tree Recording Studio in Nashville, on Thursday 23 January 2014, with Mike Johnson (steel guitar), David Smith (bass guitar) and Aubrey Haynie (fiddle)

Gene Watson at Sony/Tree Recording Studio in Nashville, on Thursday 23 January 2014, with Mike Johnson (steel guitar), David Smith (bass guitar) and Aubrey Haynie (fiddle); this photo was taken just as Gene Watson and the musicians were going over a song.

Musicians involved included Mike Johnson on steel guitar, who was also involved in the ‘Country’s Family Reunion’ television recordings, and David Smith on bass guitar and Aubrey Haynie on fiddle.

Tuesday 4 February 2014
Gene Watson visited Nashville and worked on the new album project at Sony / Tree Recording Studio.

Gene Watson had already recorded all the tracks for the new album and was merely touching up some cuts.

Tuesday 1 April 2014
Gene Watson: ‘My Heroes Have Always Been Country’ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2014)

Official Press Release

Nashville, TN (Tuesday 1 April 2014)
Country Music Legend, Gene Watson, announced his latest album, ‘My Heroes Have Always Been Country’, set for release on Tuesday 10 June 2014 on his Fourteen Carat Music label, with distribution worldwide by CIMS-ThinkIndie Distribution.

The release will be available at select retail stores nationwide (United States), as well as through online music retailers, including Amazon and iTunes.

‘I recorded these songs to honor my music heroes and pay homage to the artists and the songs that shaped my career.¬† There‚Äôs not a lot of classic country played on Top 40 radio but there‚Äôs still a huge fan base for this kind of music’
, says Gene Watson.

I wanted to give tribute to our country music history by covering songs that made a big impact on me growing up and as a young artist.

Many of these songs are super hits by the biggest names in country music, but a few songs are a bit more eclectic and I hope fans will ‚Äėdiscover‚Äô these gems that were sung by some of their favorite classic country artists’

70 year-old Gene Watson has built his solid career of six No.1 songs, 23 Top Tens and over 75 charted singles by sticking to his classic country style.¬† This powerful vocalist, known as ‘The Singer‚Äôs Singer’, still sings in the same key as thirty years ago and still nails the octave jumping note on his most requested hit ‘Farewell Party’.

With a career spanning five decades (his first single release ‘If It Was That Easy’ was in 1962), Watson remains known for his defiantly hard-core country music and is often regaled as one of the last remaining ‘Real Country’ artists.

Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell noted ‘Just when I think country music is a lost art form, something by Gene Watson catches my ear and I can breathe again’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v=-nkZ_l0KT_s

Kelly Lynn interviewing Gene Watson on ‘Inside Music Row’

For more information on Gene Watson’s tour dates, full biography and discography, please visit genewatsonmusic.com and gene-watson.com

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