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 2017, 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 Ruby Lovett, which she submitted to this site on Thursday 13 July 2017.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to Ruby Lovett who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online ‘celebration of a Lone Star Hero’.
This quote was submitted on Thursday 13 July 2017.
‘Although I’ve never met Gene, I certainly love his singing.
I would just say…he is one of my all-time favourites…the real deal‘
Thank you, Ruby Lovett, for your support of Gene Watson.
About Ruby Lovett…
Ruby Lovett was born on Thursday 16 February 1967 in Laurel, Mississippi and was put up for adoption as a baby.
Ruby Lovett recorded a 45rpm recording of ‘One Day At A Time’, which was written by Kris Kristofferson and Marijohn Wilkin (Wednesday 14 July 1920 – Saturday 28 October 2006), along with ‘Me & Jesus’, when she was six years old.
Ruby Lovett later entered local talent contests and won the True Value Country Showdown three years in a row.
Ruby Lovett started writing songs when she was ten years old, and formed a band at the age of thirteen.
Ruby Lovett’s mother encouraged her to perform but also to get an education. Ruby Lovett studied to become a radiographer and was working at a hospital in Nashville when she was offered a recording contract.
In 1998, Ruby Lovett signed a recording contract with Curb Records, and saw the release, on Tuesday 13 January 1998, of her self-titled debut album, ‘Ruby Lovett’ (Curb Records, 1998).
Ruby Lovett’s self-titled debut album, ‘Ruby Lovett’ (Curb Records, 1998), which was produced by Allen Reynolds, Shelby Kennedy and Jimmy Metts, included one track, which was a hit single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:
‘Look What Love Can Do’ (written by Hunter Davis, Ruby Lovett and Taylor Pie) (No.73, 1998)
Ruby Lovett’s self-titled debut album, ‘Ruby Lovett’ (Curb Records, 1998), also included the following tracks:
‘True Love Never Dies’ (written by Gary Scruggs and Kevin Welch)
‘Nothing To Prove’ (written by Terry Burns and Jim Rushing)
‘(I’m So) Afraid of Losing You Again’, which was written by Dallas Frazier (Friday 27 October 1939 – Friday 14 January 2022) and Arthur Leo ‘Doodle’ Owens (Friday 28 November 1930 – Monday 4 October 1999)
‘Little Bitty Crack In His Heart’ (written by Shawn Camp and Jim Rushing)
‘That Train Don’t Stop Here Anymore’ (written by Mike Henderson and John Scott Sherrill)
‘Crazy Enough’ (written by Cathy Majeski, Sunny Russ and Stephony Smith)
‘Your Love Speaks Louder Than Words’, which was written by Randy Hardison (Saturday 11 March 1961 – Tuesday 4 June 2002), Ruby Lovett and Wynn Varble
‘One of Them’s Yours’ (written by Shawn Camp and Herb McCullough (Thursday 18 May 1944 – Tuesday 5 May 2015) / this track was a duet with Ken Mellons
‘In The Arms of Love’ (written by Chapin Hartford, Bobbye Sonnier and Jo-El Sonnier)
‘I Don’t Want To Go Out Wondering’ (written by Tony Arata and Emory Gordy Jr.)
‘When He’s All You’ve Got’ (written by Ruby Lovett and Steve Siler)
Personnel involved in the recording of Ruby Lovett’s self-titled debut album, ‘Ruby Lovett’ (Curb Records, 1998), included the following:
Brent Rowan, Chris Leuzinger, Jeff King, Biff Watson, Mark Casstevens and Shawn Camp (guitar)
Russ Pahl (guitar, Dobro)
Paul Franklin and Dan Dugmore (steel guitar)
Al Perkins (Dobro)
Mike Brignardello and Mike Leech (bass)
Eddie Bayers, Milton Sledge and Kenny Malone (Thursday 4 August 1938 – Thursday 26 August 2021) (drums, percussion)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin)
Glen Duncan (fiddle)
John A. Hobbs (Saturday 11 February 1928 – Wednesday 12 June 2019) and Barry Walsh (piano, keyboards)
Bobby Wood (organ)
David Davidson, John Catchings, Kristin Wilkinson, Connie Ellisor, Carl Gorodetzky, Lee Larrison, Robert Mason, Pamela Sixfin, Alan Umstead, Gary Vanosdale and Mary Kathryn Vanosdale (strings)
Randy Frazier, Ken Mellons, Kim Parent, Stephony Smith and Russell Terrell (vocals)
Charles Cochran (Saturday 29 February 1936 – Thursday 7 June 2007) (arrangements)
In 2003, Ruby Lovett saw the release of a self-titled six-track extended play (EP) disc, ‘Ruby Lovett’ (Ruby Lovett Music, 2003), which included the following tracks:
‘Don’t Settle For Less’
‘If You Were Mine’
‘Hard Lesson Road’
‘That’s What I Believe’
In 2019, Ruby Lovett saw the release of ‘It’s A Hard Life’ (PuffBunny Records, 2019), which included the following tracks:
‘It’s A Hard Life’, which was written by Nanci Caroline Griffith (Monday 6 July 1953 – Friday 13 August 2021)
‘A Father’s Love’ (written by Ruby Lovett and K.S. Taylor Pie)
‘Catfish John’ (written by Allen Reynolds and Bob McDill)
‘The Blues, You & Me’, which was written by Herb McCullough (Thursday 18 May 1944 – Tuesday 5 May 2015), Ruby Lovett and K.S. Taylor Pie
‘Where I’m Standing Today’ (written by Pat Alger and Ruby Lovett)
‘Home Sweet Honky Tonk’ (written by Carl Jackson and Jim Rushing)
‘Riley, Bring Your Fiddle’ (written by K.S. Taylor Pie)
‘Straight From My Heart’ (written by Ruby Lovett and K.S. Taylor Pie)
‘They Don’t Know’ (written by Ruby Lovett and K.S. Taylor Pie)
‘Walking On The Moon’, which was written by Herb McCullough (Thursday 18 May 1944 – Tuesday 5 May 2015) and K.S. Taylor Pie