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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

Featured Album



'Real.Country.Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)
(Official release: Friday 26 February 2016)



'Because You Believed in Me'

Capitol Records ST-11529 (1976)

Gene Watson's 'Because You Believed in Me' (Capitol Records, 1976) was released by Capitol Records in May 1976.

Gene Watson's 'Because You Believed in Me' (Capitol Records, 1976) discography information is presented on the Gene Watson Fan Site for educational purposes only and no infringement of copyright is intended.

About Gene Watson's 'Because You Believed in Me' (Capitol Records, 1976)...

Album Sleeve Notes
'Gene Watson sings songs that explore the intimate side of love and life, songs that capture both the feelings of pleasure and joy as well as heartache and sorrow, songs that make the listener laugh and cry because they tug at the heartstrings.

Gene Watson vocally dramatises the feeling of holding the right person in your arms...or not holding the person...or sometimes holding the wrong person.  When Gene Watson sings a song, a great many of the listeners invariably nod their heads in agreement as the lyrics strike a responsive chord.

'Because You Believed in Me' (Capitol Records, 1976) is a highly appropriate title for Gene Watson's second Capitol album.  The record is Gene's way of thanking everyone for believing in him. This album will undoubtedly assure everyone's continued faith in Gene'.

Ed Keeley
National Country Field Manager
Capitol Records, Inc

Gene Watson's 'Because You Believed in Me' (Capitol Records, 1976) was produced by Russ Reeder and Bob Webster (1930 - Thursday 22 February 2007).

Gene Watson's 'Because You Believed in Me' (Capitol Records, 1976) was recorded at the 'Cowboy' Jack Clement (Sunday 5 April 1931 - Thursday 8 August 2013) Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennessee (Recording Engineer: Jim Williamson).

Gene Watson's 'Because You Believed in Me' (Capitol Records, 1976) reached No.24 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1976.

'Because You Believed in Me'
Capitol Records ST11529 (1976)

1 'Because You Believed in Me'
Writers: Arthur Leo 'Doodle' Owens (Friday 28 November 1930 - Monday 4 October 1999), Shorty Hall (Walter Harrison Hall) (Tuesday 5 April 1927 - Thursday 21 March 2002) and Gene Vowell
Publishers: Unichapell Music Inc. / BMI



Gene Watson re-recorded 'Because You Believed in Me', which was written by Arthur Leo 'Doodle' Owens (Friday 28 November 1930 - Monday 4 October 1999), Shorty Hall (Walter Harrison Hall) (Tuesday 5 April 1927 - Thursday 21 March 2002) and Gene Vowell, and included the track on 'Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).

2
'If I'm a Fool For Leaving'
Writers: Skip Graves and Little Jimmy Dickens (Sunday 19 December 1920 - Friday 2 January 2015)
Publishers: Cedarwood Publishing Co. Inc. / BMI



Gene Watson recorded 'If I'm a Fool For Leaving', which was written by Skip Graves and Little Jimmy Dickens (Sunday 19 December 1920 - Friday 2 January 2015), and included the track on 'Gene Watson' (Wide World Records, 1969 & Stoneway Records, 1973).



Gene Watson re-recorded 'If I'm a Fool For Leaving', which was written by Skip Graves and Little Jimmy Dickens (Sunday 19 December 1920 - Friday 2 January 2015), and included the track on 'Gene Watson: Then & Now' (Koch Records Nashville, 2005).

3
'Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall'
Writer: Larry Gatlin
Publishers: First Generation Music Company / BMI



Larry Gatlin recorded 'Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall' (written by Larry Gatlin) and included the track on his debut album, 'The Pilgrim' (Monument Records, 1974); the track reached No.45 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1974.

Larry Gatlin's debut album, 'The Pilgrim' (Monument Records, 1974), included liner notes, which were written by Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003).



Elvis Presley (Tuesday 8 January 1935 - Tuesday 16 August 1977) recorded 'Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall' (written by Larry Gatlin) and included the track on 'From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee' (RCA Records, 1976).



Anne Murray recorded 'Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall' (written by Larry Gatlin) and included the track on 'Where Do You Go When You Dream' (Capitol Records, 1981).



Dottie West (Tuesday 11 October 1932 - Wednesday 4 September 1991) recorded 'Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall' (written by Larry Gatlin) and included the track on 'Full Circle' (Liberty Records, 1982).



Amber Digby recorded 'Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall' (written by Larry Gatlin) and included the track on 'Here Come The Teardrops' (Heart of Texas Records, 2006).



Gene Watson re-recorded 'Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall' (written by Larry Gatlin) and included the track on 'Real.Country.Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016).

4
'When My World Left Town'
Writers: Tom Ghent and R. Paul
Publishers: Jando Music Inc. / ASCAP

Jeff Woolsey & The Dancehall Kings: 'Jeff Woolsey & The Dancehall Kings: Double Live at The Western Club' (Jeff Woolsey Music / Shuffle One Records, 2017)

Jeff Woolsey & The Dancehall Kings recorded 'When My World Left Town' (written by Tom Ghent and R. Paul) and included the track on 'Jeff Woolsey & The Dancehall Kings: Double Live at The Western Club' (Jeff Woolsey Music / Shuffle One Records, 2017).

5
'Sorry Willie'
Writer: Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 - Sunday 25 October 1992)
Publishers: Tree Publishing Company Inc. / BMI



On Tuesday 19 September 1961, Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 - Sunday 25 October 1992) recorded 'Sorry Willie' (written by Roger Miller) at the RCA Victor Records studio in Nashville; the track was subsequently included on 'Roger Miller' (RCA Camden Records, 1964).



Willie Nelson & Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 - Sunday 25 October 1992) recorded 'Sorry Willie' (written by Roger Miller) and included the track on 'Old Friends' (Columbia Records, 1982).

6
'How Good a Bad Woman Feels'
Writer: Ray Griff (Monday 22 April 1940 - Wednesday 9 March 2016)
Publishers: Blue Echo Music / ASCAP

7
'Her Body Couldn't Keep You (Off My Mind)'
Writer: Ray Griff (Monday 22 April 1940 - Wednesday 9 March 2016)
Publishers: Blue Echo Music / ASCAP

8
'I Fell Apart'
Writer: Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 - Thursday 15 July 2010)
Publishers: Tree Publishing Company Inc. / BMI

9
'Hey Louella'
Writer: Ray Griff (Monday 22 April 1940 - Wednesday 9 March 2016)
Publishers: Blue Echo Music / ASCAP

10
'And Then You Came Along'
Writer: Ray Griff (Monday 22 April 1940 - Wednesday 9 March 2016)
Publishers: Blue Echo Music / ASCAP



On Monday 26 September 2005, England's Hux Records released 'Because You Believed in Me' (Capitol Records, 1976), along with 'Beautiful Country' (Capitol Records, 1977), as a special 2-for-1 CD set.



'Because You Believed in Me'
Capitol Records ST11529 (1976)

Musician Credits
Rhythm Guitar and Bass Guitar: Tommy Allsup (Tuesday 24 November 1931 - Wednesday 11 January 2017)
Rhythm and Lead Guitar: Leon Rhodes
Steel Guitar: Lloyd Green
Fiddle: Buddy Spicher
Bass: Joe Allen
Piano: Hargus 'Pig' Robbins
Lead Guitar: Jimmy Colvard (1943 - 1977) and Pete Wade
Drums: Jimmy Isbell, Buddy Harman (Sunday 23 December 1928 - Thursday 21 August 2008) and Kenny Malone

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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