Albums: 1969 - 2016

• Gene Watson
• Love in the Hot Afternoon
• Because You Believed in Me
• Paper Rosie
• Beautiful Country
• The Best of Gene Watson
• Reflections
• Should I Come Home
• No One Will Ever Know
• The Best of Gene Watson, Volume 2
• Between This Time and The Next Time
• Old Loves Never Die
• Greatest Hits - 1982
• This Dream's On Me
• Sometimes I Get Lucky
• Heartaches, Love & Stuff
• Little by Little
• Texas Saturday Night
• Memories To Burn
• Greatest Hits - 1985
• Starting New Memories
• Honky Tonk Crazy
• Back in the Fire
• Greatest Hits - 1990
• At Last
• In Other Words
• Uncharted Mind
• Best of Gene Watson
• The Good Ole Days
• Jesus is All I Need
• A Way to Survive
• Eighteen Greatest Hits
• From The Heart
• Ultimate Collection
• Love in the Hot Afternoon & Paper Rosie
• Gene Watson Sings
• The Gospel Side of Gene Watson
• Gene Watson: Then & Now
• Because You Believed in Me & Beautiful Country
• Love in the Hot Afternoon (compilation)
• Gene Watson: At His Best
• Gene Watson: Gospel At Its Best
• In a Perfect World
• 14 Carat Mind
• Matters of the Heart
• Reflections & Should I Come Home
• A Taste of the Truth
• 22 Golden Country Greats
• 16 Super Hits
• 40 Greatest Hits
• Memories to Burn & Starting New Memories
• Gene Watson & Rhonda Vincent: Your Money & My Good Looks
• Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits
• My Heroes Have Always Been Country
Best of The Capitol Years
Barrooms & Bedrooms: The Capitol & MCA Years
 Real.Country.Music
• Back in the Fire & At Last
• My Gospel Roots

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Gene Watson: 'Back in the Fire & At Last' (Morello records, 2016)

'Back in the Fire & At Last'
Morello Records WMRLL66 (2016)

Morello Records

Gene Watson's 'Back in the Fire & At Last' (Morello Records, 2016) was officially released by Morello Records on Friday 11 November 2016.

Gene Watson: 'Back in the Fire' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988) Gene Watson: 'At Last' (Warner Bros. Records, 1991)

This special CD brings together two pivotal albums from Gene Watson's brief, but extraordinary time, with Warner Bros. Records; 'Back in the Fire' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988) and 'At Last' (Warner Bros. Records, 1991).

Gene Watson's 'Back in the Fire & At Last' (Morello Records, 2016) discography information is presented on the Gene Watson Fan Site for educational purposes only and no infringement of copyright is intended.

'Back in the Fire & At Last'
Morello Records WMRLL66 (2016)

Sleeve Notes by Tony Byworth
'Whenever there’s talk about country music - the genuine, hard-core variety, that is - it’s pretty inevitable that Gene Watson’s name will soon come into the conversation, his being synonymous with pure country music.

Gene Watson is a godsend to all country music fans who like their music true and honest, and that’s the way it’s always been for this entertainer over the course of five decades, ever since his name first appeared in the country music charts some 50 hits ago.

Born Gary Gene Watson in Palestine, Texas in 1943 but raised in Paris, Texas within a musical family where his father and brother both played guitar.  He also learned the instrument and first sang performing professionally in local clubs as a thirteen year old.  He soon picked up a reputation as one of the area’s finest singers with his strong tenor vocals and slight nasal tone making him a very popular attraction at Houston’s honky-tonk night spots, including The Dynasty, where he was resident for several years.

Gene Watson: 'Back in the Fire' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988)

With songs that run the gamut of emotions, and a voice that convinces he lived them, 'Back in the Fire' (1988) produced four chart singles ‘Don’t Waste it on The Blues’ (written by Sandy Ramos and Jerry Vandiver) (No.5, 1988), 'Back in the Fire’ (written by Rory Bourke and Mike Reid) (No.20, 1988), ‘The Jukebox Played Along’ (written by Ken Bell and Charles Quillen) (No.25, 1988) and ‘The Great Divide’ (written by John Lindley and Randy Travis) (No.41, 1988).

Gene Watson: 'At Last' (Warner Bros. Records, 1991)

Two more hits came with 'At Last' (1991), the first being the title track, which was written by Jay Booker and Jack Keller (Wednesday 11 November 1936 - Friday 1 April 2005) (No.61, 1991), and the second, ‘You Can’t Take it with You When You Go’ (written by Larry Cordle, Larry Shell and Bert Colwell) (No.67, 1991).

With around 50 country chart hits, Gene was voted into The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in 2002 and was one of the first inductees into Houston’s Music Hall of Fame in 2013'

'Back in the Fire & At Last'
Morello Records WMRLL66 (2016)

Morello Records
Sleeve Notes by Tony Byworth

'Back in the Fire & At Last'
Morello Records WMRLL66 (2016)

Gene Watson: 'Back in the Fire & At Last' (Morello records, 2016)

1 'Don't Waste it on the Blues'
Writers: Sandy Ramos and Jerry Vandiver
Publishers: Wrensong Publishing Corp. / Miller's Daughter Music Corp. / Love This Town Music ASCAP



Gene Watson re-recorded 'Don't Waste it on the Blues' (written by Sandy Ramos and Jerry Vandiver) and included the track on 'Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).

Gene Watson recorded 'I Picked a San Antone Rose', which was written by James Dean Hicks and Bobby Paul Barker (Sunday 19 November 1944 - Friday 20 November 2015), and included the track as the 'B' side of the 'Don't Waste it on the Blues' 45rpm vinyl single, which was released on Warner Bros. Records (catalogue number 27692) in 1989.

However, Gene Watson's version of 'I Picked a San Antone Rose', which was written by James Dean Hicks and Bobby Paul Barker (Sunday 19 November 1944 - Friday 20 November 2015), was not included on the original release of 'Back in the Fire' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988).



Keith Palmer (Sunday 23 June 1957 - Thursday 13 June 1996) recorded 'I Picked a San Antone Rose', which was written by James Dean Hicks and Bobby Paul Barker (Sunday 19 November 1944 - Friday 20 November 2015), and included the track on 'Keith Palmer' (Epic Records, 1991).



 Check out Marlene Slater's website, MKOC (My Kind of Country), where she has an online celebration of Keith Palmer.

Marlene Slater's MKOC (My Kind of Country) also includes a celebration of Gene Watson here and here.



Hank Thompson
 (Thursday 3 September 1925 - Tuesday 6 November 2007) recorded 'I Picked a San Antonio Rose', which was written by James Dean Hicks and Bobby Paul Barker (Sunday 19 November 1944 - Friday 20 November 2015), and included the track on 'Hank Thompson & Friends' (Curb Records, 1997); the track featured guest vocals from Bekka Bramlett.

2
 'Dreams of a Dreamer'
Writer: David Hugh 'Jug' Brown (Tuesday 28 July 1936 - Tuesday 7 May 2013)
Publishers: Mull-Ti-Hit Music Company BMI



Darrell McCall
 & The Tennessee Volunteers recorded 'Dreams of a Dreamer', which was written by David Hugh 'Jug' Brown (Tuesday 28 July 1936 - Tuesday 7 May 2013), and included the track on 'Reunion' (BGM Records, 1986).

3
 'Somewhere Over You'
Writers: Gene Watson, Dave Lindsey and Jim Rushing
Publishers: Hall-Clement Publications / Booth and Watson Music BMI / Jack and Bill Music Co. / Little Will Music / Amanda-Lin Music (c/o The Welk Music Group) ASCAP

Gene Watson's 'Back in the Fire' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988) was unique in that it is the only album which featured a song which Gene Watson had a hand in writing; 'Somewhere Over You' was co-written by Gene, along with Jim Rushing and Dave Lindsey.

4
 'Back in the Fire'
Writers: Rory Bourke and Mike Reid
Publishers: Jack & Bill Music Company / Songs De Burgo (c/o The Welk Music Group) / Lodge Hall Music Inc. ASCAP



Mike Reid
 recorded 'Back in the Fire' (written by Rory Bourke and Mike Reid) and included the track on 'Twilight Town' (Columbia Records, 1992).



Gene Watson re-recorded 'Back in the Fire' (written by Rory Bourke and Mike Reid) and included the track on 'Gene Watson: Then & Now' (Koch Records Nashville, 2005).



Gene Watson re-recorded 'Back in the Fire' (written by Rory Bourke and Mike Reid) and included the track on 'Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).

5
 'Ain't No Fun to be Alone in San Antone'
Writers: Buddy Cannon and Luke Reed
Publishers: Buddy Cannon Music / Polygram Music Publishing Inc. ASCAP / Polygram Songs Inc. BMI

6
 'The Great Divide'
Writers: John Lindley and Randy Travis
Publishers: Tennessee Hills Music BMI / Three Story Music ASCAP

7
 'Just How Little I Know'
Writers: Wayland Patton and Jim Rushing
Publishers: Jack and Bill Music Co. / Amanda-Lin Music (c/o The Welk Music Group) ASCAP

8
 'She Found The Key'
Writers: Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 - Saturday 19 July 1975) and Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer
Publishers: Acuff-Rose Music Inc. BMI

 

Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 - Saturday 19 July 1975) recorded 'She Found The Key' (written by Lefty Frizzell and Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer) and included the track on 'The Classic Style of Lefty Frizzell' (ABC Records, 1975); the track was subsequently included on Lefty Frizzell's 'The ABC Collection' (ABC Records, 1977).

9
 'The Jukebox Played Along'
Writers: Ken Bell and Charles Quillen
Publishers: Next o Ken Music / Ensign Music Corporation BMI / BMG Songs Inc. ASCAP



Gene Watson re-recorded 'The Jukebox Played Along' (written by Ken Bell and Charles Quillen) and included the track on 'Gene Watson: Then & Now' (Koch Records Nashville, 2005).

10
 'When a Fool Learns'
Writers: Steve Clark and Rick Peoples
Publishers: Intersong U.S.A. Inc. / Hide-A-Bone Music / Chappell and Company Inc. ASCAP

11
 'At Last'
Writers: Jay Booker and Jack Keller (Wednesday 11 November 1936 - Friday 1 April 2005)
Publishers: Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. BMI / Colgems-EMI Music Inc. ASCAP

12
 'You Can't Take it with You When You Go'
Writers: Larry CordleLarry Shell and Bert Colwell
Publishers: Polygram International Publishing Inc. / Amanda-Lin Music ASCAP / Peer Five Music Inc. / Friendly Finley Music BMI



Ricky Skaggs recorded 'You Can't Take it with You When You Go' (written by Larry CordleLarry Shell and Bert Colwell) and included the track on 'My Father's Son' (Epic Records, 1991).



Larry Cordle
, Glen Duncan & Lonesome Standard Time recorded 'You Can't Take it with You When You Go' (written by Larry CordleLarry Shell and Bert Colwell) and included the track on 'Lonesome Standard Time' (Sugar Hill Records, 1992).

Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time: 'All Star Duets' (MightyCord Records, 2014)

Larry Cordle
 & Lonesome Standard Time recorded 'You Can't Take it with You When You Go' (written by Larry CordleLarry Shell and Bert Colwell) and included the track on 'All Star Duets' (MightyCord Records, 2014); the track featured guest vocals from Dierks Bentley.

13
 'A Gifted Hand'
Writers: Doug Crider and Billy Spencer
Publishers: Warner Tamerlane Publishing Corporation BMI / WB Music Corporation / Two Sons Music ASCAP

14
 'You Can't Get Arrested in Nashville'
Writer: Hugh Prestwood
Publishers: Careers Music Inc. (BMG) BMI

15
 'She's Leavin' Looking Good'
Writer: Lewis Anderson
Publishers: Music Corporation of America Inc. / Leighton Music BMI

16
 'This Could Go On Forever'
Writers: Jerry Vandiver and Sandy Ramos
Publishers: Love This Town Music / Wrensong Publishing Corporation / Miller's Daughter Music ASCAP

17
 'I Catch Myself'
Writer: Bruce Burch
Publishers: Ensign Music Corporation BMI



Gene Watson re-recorded 'I Catch Myself' (written by Bruce Burch) and included the track on 'Gene Watson: Then & Now' (Koch Records Nashville, 2005).

18
 'The Workin' End of a Hoe'
Writer: Jim Rushing
Publishers: Polygram International Publishing Inc. / Amanda-Lin Music ASCAP



Doug Stone
 recorded 'The Workin' End of a Hoe' (written by Jim Rushing) and included the track on 'From The Heart' (Epic Records, 1992).



Larry Cordle
 & Lonesome Standard Time recorded 'The Workin' End of a Hoe' (written by Jim Rushing) and included the track on 'Songs from The Workbench' (Shell Point Records, 2002).

19
 'Only Yesterday'
Writer: Bob Regan
Publishers: AMR Publications Inc. ASCAP



Gene Watson re-recorded 'Only Yesterday' (written by Bob Regan) and included the track on 'Gene Watson: Then & Now' (Koch Records Nashville, 2005).

20
 'This Country's Bigger Than Texas'
Writer: Hugh Prestwood
Publishers: Careers Music Inc. (BMG) BMI

Gene Watson: 'Back in the Fire' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988)

'Back in the Fire' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988)
Original Album Sleeve Notes

FROM GENE
'Very special thanks to Lib Hatcher for all her concern and encouragement.

Without her my career would have probably ended.  She gave me a new 'beginning'.  I can't begin to thank her enough for everything.



Thanks to: Randy Travis (for remaining a friend for twelve years and for giving me my favourite song: 'The Great Divide'), Martha Sharp (for signing me to Warner Bros.), Gregg Brown (for taking time out of his busy schedule and working with me for days on end, selecting and reviewing my music), and to Paul Worley and Nick Hunter and the entire staff at Warner Bros. Records (for being so warm and enthusiastic).

It's the first time in my career that I've had people care so much.  This is a brand new start and career for Gene Watson'.

Special Thanks from Paul Worley to Fred Cameron for 'Hot Rod Mics'.

  

Overview
'Following the release of three Gene Watson albums on Epic Records, 'Memories to Burn' (Epic Records, 1985), 'Starting New Memories' (Epic Records, 1986) and 'Honky Tonk Crazy' (Epic Records, 1987), the label began to devote their resources toward ‘younger’ artists.

As a result, Gene Watson didn’t seem to quite 'fit' the record label image.  After a three-year absence from the Top 10, Gene’s disillusionment with his career grew and he seriously considered retirement.

It was during his heavy touring schedule with his Farewell Party Band that he began playing dates with a new, young artist called Randy Travis.

It was Randy Travis' (then) manager, Lib Hatcher, who convinced Gene to stay in the business.  Lib Hatcher began managing Gene (he signed a personal management / booking contract with her) and secured a recording contract for him with Warner Bros. Records.

Gene Watson's 'Back in the Fire' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988) was his debut album for Warner Bros. Records and was released in the latter part of 1988.

The debut single from the album, 'Don't Waste it on the Blues' (written by Sandy Ramos and Jerry Vandiver), climbed to No.5 on the Billboard country music singles chart.

Three further singles were also released; 'Back in the Fire' (written by Rory Bourke and Mike Reid) (No.20, 1988), 'The Jukebox Played Along’ (written by Ken Bell and Charles Quillen) (No.25, 1988) and 'The Great Divide' (written by John Lindley and Randy Travis) (No.41, 1988)'.

Gene Watson's 'Back in the Fire' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988) was produced by Paul Worley, Ed Seay and Gregg Brown.  The Production Assistant was Sharon Eaves (1961 - Friday 25 September 2015).

Gene Watson's 'Back in the Fire' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988) was recorded and mixed by Ed Seay with assistance from Mike Poole, Clarke Schleicher and Gary Paczosa.  Additional Engineering was undertaken by Clarke Schleicher.

Gene Watson's 'Back in the Fire' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988) was recorded at Treasure Isle Recorders, with overdubs undertaken at The Money Pit.

Gene Watson's 'Back in the Fire' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988) was mixed at Nightingale Studio and was recorded and mixed using Monster Cable; the album was mastered at Georgetown (Masters by Denny Purcell).

Gene Watson's 'Back in the Fire' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988) reached No.42 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1989.

'Back in the Fire'
Warner Bros. Records 9 25832-2 (1988)



• Read a Country Music People Review of Gene Watson's 'Back in the Fire' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988)

The review, which was written by Craig Baguley, was published in the March 1989 issue of the United Kingdom monthly publication Country Music People.

Gene Watson: 'Back in the Fire' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988)

'Back in the Fire'
Warner Bros. Records 9 25832-2 (1988)

Musician Credits
Drums: Eddie Bayers and Steve Turner
Bass: Mike Brignardello
Electric Guitar: Steve Gibson, John Jorgenson, Paul Worley and Gregg Brown
Acoustic Guitar: Larry Byrom, Paul Worley, Jimmy Capps and Pete Wade
Piano: Dennis Burnside, Barry Beckett and Michael Rojas
Fiddle: Mark O'Connor
Steel: Sonny Garrish

Gene Watson: 'At Last' (Warner Bros. Records, 1991)

'At Last'
Warner Bros. Records 9 26329-2 (1991)
Original Album Sleeve Notes

'Gregg Brown would like to thank all the musicians and engineers for their endless endurance and creativity; the songwriters, publishers and pluggers who contributed to this record; and most of all Gene for his trust and willingness to go around a few new corners - thank you for your belief.

Gene Watson
 would like to say 'Thank you Jim Ed Norman, Martha Sharp, Nick Hunter and all the fine people at Warner Bros. Nashville for the opportunity.

A special thanks to Gregg Brown for his faith and hard work, I really enjoyed making this album.

Thanks to Stan, Mark, Jo, Holly and Bonnie at the agency and D.H. and Larry for their extra effort'.

Gene Watson's 'At Last' (Warner Bros. Records, 1991) was produced by Gregg Brown.

Gene Watson's 'At Last' (Warner Bros. Records, 1991) reached No.74 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1991.

'At Last'
Warner Bros. Records 9 26329-2 (1991)

Musician Credits

1 'At Last', which was written by Jay Booker and Jack Keller (Wednesday 11 November 1936 - Friday 1 April 2005)

Acoustic Guitar: Mark Casstevens
Piano: Matt Rollings
Bass: Mike Brignardello
Drums: Steve Turner
Steel Guitar: Terry Crisp
Fiddle: Mark O'Connor
Keyboards: Dennis Burnside
Electric Guitar: Gregg Galbraith and Steve Gibson
Percussion: Sam Bacco
Background Vocals: Curtis Young, Dennis Wilson and Lisa Silver
String Arrangements: Bergen White
Strings: The Nashville String Machine
Recorded by Chris Hammond at Omnisound, Nashville
Mixed by Scott Hendricks at the Castle, Franklin, Tennessee

2 'You Can't Take it with You When You Go' (written by Larry CordleLarry Shell and Bert Colwell)

Acoustic Guitar: Gregg Galbraith, Bill Hullett and Carl Jackson
Electric Guitar: Brent Mason
Piano: Hargus 'Pig' Robbins
Bass: Dave Pomeroy
Drums: Steve Turner
Acoustic Lap Steel: Paul Franklin
Fiddle and Mandolin: Stuart Duncan
Background Vocals: Curtis Young and Dennis Wilson
Recorded by Mike Poole at Treasure Isle, Nashville, Tennessee
Additional Recording by Chris Hammond
Mixed by Scott Hendricks at the Castle, Franklin, Tennessee

3 'A Gifted Hand' (written by Doug Crider and Billy Spencer)

Acoustic Guitar: Mark Casstevens and Chris Leuzinger
Electric Guitar: Gregg Galbraith and Brent Mason
Piano and Keyboards: Dennis Burnside
Bass: Dave Pomeroy
Drums: Steve Turner
Steel Guitar: Paul Franklin
Fiddle: Rob Hajacos
Background Vocals: Curtis Young and Dennis Wilson
Recorded by Mike Poole at Treasure Isle, Nashville, Tennessee
Additional Recording by Chris Hammond
Mixed by Scott Hendricks at the Castle, Franklin, Tennessee

4 'You Can't Get Arrested in Nashville' (written by Hugh Prestwood)

Acoustic Guitar: Mark Casstevens and Chris Leuzinger
Electric Guitar: Gregg Galbraith
Piano: Hargus 'Pig' Robbins
Bass: Dave Pomeroy
Drums: Steve Turner
Steel Guitar: Paul Franklin
Fiddle: Stuart Duncan
Harmonica: Terry McMillan (Monday 12 October 1953 - Friday 2 February 2007)
Hammond B-3: Mitch Humphries
Percussion: Sam Bacco
Background Vocals: Curtis Young and Dennis Wilson
Recorded by Mike Poole at Treasure Isle, Nashville, Tennessee
Additional Recording by Chris Hammond
Mixed by Scott Hendricks at the Castle, Franklin, Tennessee

5 'She's Leavin' Looking Good' (written by Lewis Anderson)

Acoustic Guitar: Mark Casstevens and Chris Leuzinger
Electric Guitar: Gregg Galbraith and Brent Mason
Piano: Hargus 'Pig' Robbins
Bass: Dave Pomeroy
Drums: Steve Turner
Steel Guitar: Paul Franklin
Fiddle: Rob Hajacos
Keyboards: Dennis Burnside
Background Vocals: Curtis Young and Dennis Wilson
Recorded by Mike Poole at Treasure Isle, Nashville, Tennessee
Additional Recording by Chris Hammond
Mixed by Scott Hendricks at the Castle, Franklin, Tennessee

6 'This Could Go On Forever' (written by Jerry Vandiver and Sandy Ramos)

Acoustic Guitar: Jimmy Capps, Pete Wade and Steve Gibson
Electric Guitar: Gregg Galbraith
Piano: Hargus 'Pig' Robbins
Bass: Larry Paxton
Drums: Steve Turner
Steel Guitar: Sonny Garrish
Fiddle: Mark O'Connor and Stuart Duncan
Arco Bass: Edgar Meyer
Keyboards: Dennis Burnside
Background Vocals: Curtis Young, Dennis Wilson and Lisa Silver
Recorded by Chris Hammond at Omnisound, Nashville, Tennessee
Mixed by Scott Hendricks at the Castle, Franklin, Tennessee

7 'I Catch Myself' (written by Bruce Burch)

Acoustic Guitar: Mark Casstevens
Electric Guitar: Gregg Galbraith
Piano: Hargus 'Pig' Robbins
Bass: Larry Paxton
Drums: Steve Turner
Steel Guitar: Sonny Garrish
Fiddle and Viola: Mark O'Connor
Keyboards: Dennis Burnside
Background Vocals: Curtis Young and Dennis Wilson
String Arrangements: Bergen White
Strings: The Nashville String Machine
Recorded by Chris Hammond at Omnisound, Nashville, Tennessee
Mixed by John Hampton at Ardent Studios, Memphis, Tennessee

8 'The Workin' End of a Hoe' (written by Jim Rushing)

Acoustic Guitar: Jimmy Capps and Pete Wade
Electric Guitar: Gregg Galbraith
Piano: Hargus 'Pig' Robbins
Bass: Larry Paxton
Drums, Percussion, Knee Slaps and Finger Snaps: Steve Turner
Steel Guitar: Sonny Garrish
Fiddle and Mandolin: Mark O'Connor
Fiddle Solo: Stuart Duncan
Lap Steel: Jerry Douglas
Pedal Dobro: Terry Crisp
Background Vocals: Curtis Young and Wayland Patton
Recorded by Chris Hammond at Omnisound, Nashville, Tennessee
Mixed by John Hampton at Ardent Studios, Memphis, Tennessee

9 'Only Yesterday' (written by Bob Regan)

Acoustic Guitar: Mark Casstevens
Electric Guitar and Delveccio Guitar: Gregg Galbraith
Piano: Hargus 'Pig' Robbins
Bass: Larry Paxton
Drums: Steve Turner
Steel Guitar: Sonny Garrish
Fiddle: Mark O'Connor
Arco Bass: Edgar Meyer
Tic Tac Bass: Steve Gibson
Marimba: Sam Bacco
Background Vocals: Curtis Young and Dennis Wilson
String Arrangements: Bergen White
Strings: The Nashville String Machine
Recorded by Chris Hammond at Omnisound, Nashville, Tennessee
Mixed by Scott Hendricks at the Castle, Franklin, Tennessee

10 'This Country's Bigger Than Texas' (written by Hugh Prestwood)

Acoustic Guitar: Mark Casstevens
Electric Guitar: Gregg Galbraith
Piano: Matt Rollings
Bass: Mike Brignardello
Drums: Steve Turner
Steel Guitar: Terry Crisp
Fiddle: Mark O'Connor
Electric Guitar and Solo Acoustic Guitar: Chris Leuzinger
Keyboards: Dennis Burnside
Accordion: Jay Spell
Percussion: Sam Bacco
Congas and Percussion: Kenny Malone
Background Vocals: Curtis Young, Dennis Wilson and Lisa Silver
Recorded by Chris Hammond at Omnisound, Nashville, Tennessee
Mixed by Scott Hendricks at the Castle, Franklin, Tennessee

The Nashville String Machine
Concertmaster: Carl Gorodetzky
Violins: Carl Gorodetzky, George Binkley, Dennis Molchan, Pamela Sixfin, Lee Larrison, Connie Ellisor, Ted Mansen, Laura Molyneaux, David Davidson and Mary Kathryn Vanosdale
Viola: Kathryn Plummer, Jim Grosjean, Gary Vanosdale and Virginia Christensen
Cello: Bob Mason and Anthony LaMarchina

Additional Recording in Nashville at the Loft, Recording Arts, Masterfonics, Javelina and Syncro Sound.
Assistant and Additional Engineering: Mark Nevers, Carry Summers, Steve Charles, Patrick Kelly, Robert Charles, Scott Gunter, Dave Parker, Jum DeMain, Graham Lewis, Mike Griffith, Pat Hutchinson and Ed Simonton
Mastering: Denny Purcell at Georgetown Masters
Digital Editing: Carlos Grier



• Read a Country Music People review of Gene Watson's 'At Last' (Warner Bros. Records, 1991)

The review, which was written by Craig Baguley, was published in the April 1991 issue of the United Kingdom monthly publication Country Music People.

Gene Watson: 'Back in the Fire & At Last' (Morello records, 2016)

'Back in the Fire & At Last'
Morello Records WMRLL66 (2016)

Album Chart Positions



'Love In The Hot Afternoon'
(Capitol Records, 1975)
Billboard (USA): No.5, 1975




'Because You Believed In Me'
(Capitol Records, 1976)
Billboard (USA): No.24, 1976




'Paper Rosie'
(Capitol Records, 1977)
Billboard (USA): No.22, 1977




'Beautiful Country'
(Capitol Records, 1977)
Billboard (USA): No.32, 1977




'The Best of Gene Watson'
(Capitol Records, 1978)
Billboard (USA): No.29, 1978
Canada: No.12, 1978




'Reflections'
(Capitol Records, 1978)
Billboard (USA): No.23, 1978
Canada: No.14, 1978




'Should I Come Home'
(Capitol Records, 1979)
Billboard (USA): No.16, 1979




'No One Will Ever Know'
(Capitol Records, 1980)
Billboard (USA): No.45, 1980




'Between This Time & The Next Time'
(MCA Records, 1981)
Billboard (USA): No.38, 1981




'Old Loves Never Die'
(MCA Records, 1981)
Billboard (USA): No.57, 1981




'This Dream's On Me'
(MCA Records, 1982)
Billboard (USA): No.27, 1982




'Sometimes I Get Lucky'
(MCA Records, 1983)
Billboard (USA): No.16, 1983




'Little By Little'
(MCA Records, 1984)
Billboard (USA): No.34, 1984




'Heartaches, Love & Stuff'
(MCA Records, 1984)
Billboard (USA): No.21, 1984




'Memories To Burn'
(Epic Records, 1985)
Billboard (USA): No.35, 1985




'Starting New Memories'
(Epic Records, 1986)
Billboard (USA): No.49, 1986




'Honky Tonk Crazy'
(Epic Records, 1987)
Billboard (USA): No.54, 1987




'Back In The Fire'
(Warner Bros. Records, 1988)
Billboard (USA): No.42, 1988




'At Last'
(Warner Bros. Records, 1991)
Billboard (USA): No.74, 1991




'Your Money & My Good Looks'
(with Rhonda Vincent)
(Upper Management Music, 2011)
Billboard (USA): No.56, 2011




'Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012)
Billboard (USA): No.64, 2012




'My Heroes Have Always Been Country' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2014)
Billboard (USA): No.48, 2014




'Real.Country.Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)
Billboard (USA): No.

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