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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
• My Gospel Roots

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Featured Album

Gene Watson: 'My Gospel Roots' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2017)

'My Gospel Roots' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2017)
(Official Release: Friday 8 December 2017)



'Matters of The Heart'

Hump Head Country HUMP 044 (2008)

Gene Watson's 'Matters of The Heart' (Hump Head Country, 2008) was officially released by Hump Head Country on Monday 11 August 2008; the record label was based in Leatherhead, Surrey, England.

Gene Watson's 'Matters of The Heart' (Hump Head Country, 2008) 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 'Matters of The Heart'...



Album Sleeve Notes
'Whenever country music aficionados discuss the genre's best traditional male vocalists, Gene Watson's name is among those that suffice, along with the likes of George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013), Vern Gosdin (Sunday 5 August 1934 - Tuesday 28 April 2009) and Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016).

One of the most consistent hit-makers of the 1970s and 1980s, his breakthrough single, 'Love in the Hot Afternoon', made No.3 in the US country charts in 1975 and launched a successful run that included 21 Top 10 singles, among them 'Where Love Begins', 'Farewell Party', 'Fourteen Carat Mind', 'This Dream's on Me', 'Paper Rosie', 'What She Don't Know Won't Hurt Her' and 'Sometimes I Get Lucky & Forget'.

One of country music's all-time finest singers and performers, in his voice is all the ache of existence.  His speciality is songs of heartbreak, unrequited love and regret.  There are people who sing songs...and then there are the singers' singers.

Gene Watson is in that elite class.  He not only possesses a potent set of pipes, but an unerring song sense.  The songs from writers like Joe Allen, Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004), Tom T. Hall, Buzz Rabin and Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002) included here are mainly lesser known classic country songs.

Though some made it as hit singles, many more were hidden away on albums, but all are well worth listening to again and again.

Among their best creations are 'Maybe I Should Have Been Listening', 'The Girl I Used to Run Around On', 'Baby Me Baby', 'Three' and 'Come Back Home'.  The by-word of all those songs are meaningful lyrics that get to the very heart and soul of human emotions and relationship issues.

Among the genuine hits here are 'Fourteen Carat Mind', a country chart-topper from 1982 in which Watson's voice masterfully pierces the music with strong effect, ranging from redneck rawness to sensuous sensitivity.

'What She Don't Know Won't Hurt Her' which made the Top Ten in 1983 is poignantly understated and Watson's vocals wring every drop of emotion out of this well-written ballad about a man realising that his cheating is hurting him more than he can stand.

There was a time, some twenty-odd years ago, when Gene was the lone torch carrier for solid traditional Texas honky-tonk music.  Whilst everybody around him were drowning the music in lavish strings and getting all dressed up like Urban Cowboys, he was quietly going about his business of performing the real thing.

He is still out there singing peerless country music.  For no one, but no one, can sing a country song like the Watson man can.  He has survived enough fads to know not to follow them.

'Oh, man, I've come through everything - the pop-country thing, the rhinestone cowboys, the Outlaw movement',
he declares.  'But I never altered my style.  I just sing good country music and try to give fans their money's worth'.

Alan Cackett (former editor of Maverick Country)



Overview



Gene Watson's 'Matters of The Heart' (Hump Head Country, 2008) was a 20-track compilation, which celebrated Gene Watson's successful five-year (1980-1985) country music career at MCA Records.





Gene Watson's 'Matters of The Heart' (Hump Head Country, 2008) was a 20-track compilation, which included tracks taken from four of Gene Watson's MCA Records albums; 'Between This Time & The Next Time' (MCA Records, 1981), 'Old Loves Never Die' (MCA Records, 1981), 'This Dream's on Me' (MCA Records, 1982) and 'Sometimes I Get Lucky' (MCA Records, 1983).

Of the twenty tracks included on Gene Watson's 'Matters of The Heart' (Hump Head Country, 2008), twelve of the tracks were on CD for the first time, namely the following:

Track 5:
'You Sure Make Cheatin' Seem Easy'
Track 6: 'You're Just Another Beer Drinkin' Song'
Track 7: 'The Girl I Used to Run Around On'
Track 8: 'Til Melinda Comes Around'
Track 9: 'Roads & Other Reasons'
Track 10: 'Old Loves Never Die'
Track 14: 'Lonely Me'
Track 15: 'From Cotton to Satin'
Track 16: 'Three'
Track 17: 'Come Back Home'
Track 18: 'Somethin' 'Bout' Bein' Gone'
Track 19: 'Thinkin' 'Bout Leaving'



The original version of 'Baby Me Baby' (track number 11) had not appeared on CD before, although Gene Watson re-recorded the track and included it on 'Gene Watson: Then & Now' (Koch Records Nashville, 2005).



The original version of 'If I Were You, I'd Fall In Love With Me' (track number 13) has not appeared on CD before, although Gene Watson re-recorded the track and included it on 'Gene Watson: Then & Now' (Koch Records Nashville, 2005).

'Matters of The Heart'
Hump Head Country HUMP 044 (2008)

1 'Fourteen Carat Mind'
Writers: Dallas Frazier and Larry Lee Favorite (Saturday 6 January 1940 - Saturday 26 May 2001)
Publishers: Acuff-Rose Publications Inc. (BMI)



Gene Watson recorded the original version of 'Fourteen Carat Mind', which was written by Dallas Frazier and Larry Lee Favorite (Saturday 6 January 1940 - Saturday 26 May 2001), and included the track on 'Old Loves Never Die' (MCA Records, 1981).



Gene Watson re-recorded 'Fourteen Carat Mind', which was written by Dallas Frazier and Larry Lee (Saturday 6 January 1940 - Saturday 26 May 2001), and included the track on 'Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).

2
'Sometimes I Get Lucky & Forget'
Writers: Ernie Rowell and Bob House
Publishers: Blue Creek Music / Booth & Watson Music / On the House Music (BMI)



Gene Watson recorded the original version of 'Sometimes I Get Lucky & Forget', which was written by Ernie Rowell and Bob House, and included the track on 'Sometimes I Get Lucky' (MCA Records, 1983).



Gene Watson re-recorded 'Sometimes I Get Lucky & Forget', which was written by Ernie Rowell and Bob House, and included the track on 'Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).

3
'Maybe I Should Have Been Listening'
Writer: Buzz Rabin
Publishers: Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI)



Gene Watson recorded the original version of 'Maybe I Should Have Been Listening' (written by Buzz Rabin) and included the track on 'Between This Time & The Next Time' (MCA Records, 1981).

4
'What She Don't Know Won't Hurt Her'
Writers: Dave Lindsey and Ernie Rowell
Publishers: Booth and Watson Music / Crosstimbers Music / Blue Creek Music (BMI)



Gene Watson recorded the original version of 'What She Don't Know Won't Hurt Her' (written by Dave Lindsey and Ernie Rowell) and included the track on 'This Dream's on Me' (MCA Records, 1982).



Gene Watson re-recorded 'What She Don't Know Won't Hurt Her' (written by Dave Lindsey and Ernie Rowell) and included the track on 'Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).

5
'You Sure Make Cheatin' Seem Easy'
Writers: Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004) and Warren D. Robb
Publishers: Millstone Music Company / Baray Music Inc. (BMI)

This track appears on CD for the first time



Gene Watson recorded the original version of 'You Sure Make Cheatin' Seem Easy', which was written by Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004) and Warren D. Robb, and included the track on 'This Dream's on Me' (MCA Records, 1982).

6
'You're Just Another Beer Drinkin' Song'
Writers: Warren D. Robb and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004)
Publishers: Millstone Music Company (ASCAP) / Baray Music Inc. (BMI)

This track appears on CD for the first time



Gene Watson recorded the original version of 'You're Just Another Beer Drinkin' Song', which was Warren D. Robb and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004), and included the track on 'Sometimes I Get Lucky' (MCA Records, 1983).

7 'The Girl I Used to Run Around On'
Writer: Joe Allen
Publishers: Tree Publishing Company Inc. (BMI)

This track appears on CD for the first time



Gene Watson recorded the original version of 'The Girl I Used to Run Around On' (written by Joe Allen) and included the track on 'Old Loves Never Die' (MCA Records, 1981).

8 'Til Melinda Comes Around'
Writer: Glenn Ray
Publishers: Gator Music (SESAC)

This track appears on CD for the first time



Gene Watson recorded the original version of 'Til Melinda Comes Around' (written by Glenn Ray) and included the track on 'Old Loves Never Die' (MCA Records, 1981).

9 'Roads & Other Reasons'
Writer: Buzz Rabin
Publishers: Window Music Publishing Company Inc. (BMI)

This track appears on CD for the first time



Gene Watson recorded the original version of 'Roads & Other Reasons' (written by Buzz Rabin) and included the track on 'Old Loves Never Die' (MCA Records, 1981).

10 'Old Loves Never Die'
Writers: Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004) and Warren D. Robb
Publishers: Millstone Music / Baray Music Inc. (ASCAP/BMI)

This track appears on CD for the first time



Gene Watson recorded the original version of 'Old Loves Never Die', which was written by Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004) and Warren D. Robb, and included the track on 'Old Loves Never Die' (MCA Records, 1981).



Gene Watson re-recorded 'Old Loves Never Die', which was written by Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004) and Warren D. Robb, and included the track on 'Real.Country.Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016).

11 'Baby Me Baby'
Writer: Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002)
Publishers: Harlan Howard Songs / Tree Publishing Company Inc. (BMI)



Gene Watson recorded the original version of 'Baby Me Baby', which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), and included the track on 'This Dream's on Me' (MCA Records, 1982).

12 'You Waltzed Yourself Right into My Life'
Writer: Ron Moore
Publishers: Low Ball Music Inc. (BMI)



Gene Watson recorded the original version of 'You Waltzed Yourself into My Life' (written by Ron Moore) and included the track on 'Sometimes I Get Lucky' (MCA Records, 1983).

13 'If I were You, I'd Fall in Love with Me'
Writers: Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004) and Warren D. Robb
Publishers: Almarie Music (BMI) / Millstone Music Company (ASCAP)



Gene Watson recorded the original version of 'If I were You, I'd Fall in Love with Me', which was written by Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004) and Warren D. Robb, and included the track on 'Sometimes I Get Lucky' (MCA Records, 1983).

14 'Lonely Me'
Writer: Larry Booth
Publishers: Booth & Watson Music (BMI)

This track appears on CD for the first time



Gene Watson recorded the original version of 'Lonely Me' (written by Larry Booth) and included the track on 'Old Loves Never Die' (MCA Records, 1981).

15 'From Cotton to Satin'
Writers: David Chamberlain and Jim Vest
Publishers: Column One Music (ASCAP)

This track appears on CD for the first time

Gene Watson recorded the original version of 'From Cotton to Satin' (written by David Chamberlain and Jim Vest) and included the track on 'This Dream's on Me' (MCA Records, 1982).

16 'Three'
Writer: Tom T. Hall
Publishers: Newkeys Music Inc. (BMI)

This track appears on CD for the first time



Gene Watson recorded the original version of 'Three' (written by Tom T. Hall) and included the track on 'Between This Time & The Next Time' (MCA Records, 1981).

17 'Come Back Home'
Writers: Joe Allen and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004)
Publishers: Joe Allen Music Inc. (BMI)

This track appears on CD for the first time



Gene Watson recorded the original version of 'Come Back Home', which was written by Joe Allen and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004), and included the track on 'Between This Time & The Next Time' (MCA Records, 1981).

18 'Somethin' 'Bout' Bein' Gone'
Writer: Buzz Rabin
Publishers: Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI)

This track appears on CD for the first time



Gene Watson recorded the original version of 'Somethin' 'Bout' Bein' Gone' (written by Buzz Rabin) and included the track on 'This Dream's on Me' (MCA Records, 1982).

19 'Thinkin' 'Bout Leaving'
Writers: Randy Albright, Mark D. Sanders and Butch Paulson
Publishers: Milene Music (ASCAP)

This track appears on CD for the first time



Gene Watson recorded the original version of 'Thinkin' 'Bout Leaving' (written by Randy Albright, Mark D. Sanders and Butch Paulson) and included the track on 'Sometimes I Get Lucky' MCA Records, 1983).

20 'This Dream's on Me'
Writer: Fred Koller
Publishers: Coal Miners Music Inc. (BMI)



Gene Watson recorded the original version of 'This Dream's on Me' (written by Fred Koller) and included the track on 'This Dream's on Me' MCA Records, 1982).



Gene Watson re-recorded 'This Dream's on Me' (written by Fred Koller) and included the track on 'Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).



• Read a Country Music People review of Gene Watson's 'Matters of The Heart' (Hump Head Country, 2008)

The review, which was written by Al Moir, was published in the November 2008 issue of the United Kingdom monthly publication Country Music People.



'Matters of The Heart'
Hump Head Country HUMP 044 (2008)

Gene Watson's 'Matters of The Heart' (Hump Head Country, 2008) was mastered from vinyl LPs and everything was done to eliminate any noise imperfections.

Thank you to Alan Cackett, Sarah Brosmer and Sean Brady for helping to put this album together.

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