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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)



'No One Will Ever Know'

Capitol Records ST12102 (1980)

Gene Watson's 'No One Will Ever Know' was released by Capitol Records in August 1980.

Gene Watson's 'No One Will Ever Know' discography information is presented on the Gene Watson Site for educational purposes only and no infringement of copyright is intended.

About Gene Watson's 'No One Will Ever Know'...

Overview
'Gene Watson's 'No One Will Ever Know' was the final album which he recorded for Capitol Records; it was released in August 1980.

It was in 1980 when Gene Watson celebrated five years with the label, having enjoyed his first hit with Capitol Records, 'Love in the Hot Afternoon', in July 1975.

This track was, of course, the title track of Gene's debut album for Capitol Records in 1975.

Many agree that Gene Watson’s tenure with Capitol Records between 1975 and 1980 produced some exquisite country music and that these years of Gene’s musical life are considered to be his 'glory days'.

It was at this time when Gene Watson felt his latter recordings for the label could have attained a higher chart position than they did had Capitol Records promoted them adequately.

Gene Watson also felt aggrieved that Capitol Records appeared to be unwilling to properly promote him the way he felt they should have been.

Capitol Records apparently felt that there was no need to invest heavily in promoting Gene Watson as his records were selling consistently and his concert appearances were sell-out events.

Gene Watson was so annoyed at the attitude of Capitol Records that he was simply uninterested as to what the label called his last album.

As it turned out, the album was titled 'No One Will Ever Know', the title track of which only achieved Top 20 status on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1980'.

Gene Watson's 'No One Will Ever Know' was produced by Russ Reeder.

Gene Watson's 'No One Will Ever Know' was recorded and mixed at the Clement Recording Studios in Nashville (Engineer: Jim Williamson) and was mastered at Capitol Records in Hollywood.

Gene Watson's 'No One Will Ever Know' reached No.45 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1980.

'No One Will Ever Know'
Capitol Records ST12102 (1980)

1 'Raisin' Cane in Texas'
Writers: Joe Allen and D. Lay
Publishers: Joe Allen Music, Inc. / BMI



Danny Paisley & Southern Grass recorded 'Raisin' Cane in Texas' (written by Joe Allen and D. Lay) and included the track on 'The Room Over Mine' (Rounder Records, 2008).

2 'If Love Could Find Us Now'
Writer: Joe Allen
Publishers: Tree Publishing Company, Inc. / BMI

3 'A Cold Day in July'
Writers: Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004) and Glenn Martin
Publishers: Tree Publishing Company, Inc. / BMI

4 'We Robbed Trains'
Writer: Eddy Raven
Publishers: Milene Music, Inc. / BMI



Eddy Raven recorded 'We Robbed Trains' (written by Eddy Raven) and included the track on 'Love And Other Hard Times' (RCA Victor Records, 1985).

5 'Have a Good Day'
Writers: Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004) and Hal Bynum
Publishers: Cross Keys Publishing Company Inc. /
Publishing Company, Inc./ Andite Invasion / ASCAP / BMI

6 'One Too Many Times'
Writer: Tony Booth
Publishers: Blue Book Music / BMI

7 'Tryin' to Satisfy You'
Writers: Joe Allen and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004)
Publishers: Joe Allen Music, Inc./ Cross Keys Publishing Company, Inc. / BMI / ASCAP

8 'No One Will Ever Know'
Writers: Mel Foree (Tuesday 25 July 1911 - Sunday 28 October 1990) and Fred Rose (24 August 1898 - Wednesday 1 December 1954)
Publishers: Milene Music, Inc. / ASCAP



Ferlin Husky (Thursday 3 December 1925 - Thursday 17 March 2011) recorded 'No One Will Ever Know', which was written by Mel Foree (Tuesday 25 July 1911 - Sunday 28 October 1990) and Fred Rose (24 August 1898 - Wednesday 1 December 1954), and included the track on 'Born to Lose' (Capitol Records, 1959).

Don Gibson: 'Girls, Guitars & Gibson' (RCA Victor Records, 1961)

Don Gibson (Tuesday 3 April 1928 - Monday 17 November 2003) recorded 'No One Will Ever Know', which was written by Mel Foree (Tuesday 25 July 1911 - Sunday 28 October 1990) and Fred Rose (24 August 1898 - Wednesday 1 December 1954), and included the track on 'Girls, Guitars & Gibson' (RCA Victor Records, 1961).



Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 - Wednesday 8 December 1982) recorded 'No One Will Ever Know', which was written by Mel Foree (Tuesday 25 July 1911 - Sunday 28 October 1990) and Fred Rose (24 August 1898 - Wednesday 1 December 1954), and included the track on 'Portrait of Marty' (Columbia Records, 1962).



Jimmie Rodgers recorded 'No One Will Ever Know', which was written by Mel Foree (Tuesday 25 July 1911 - Sunday 28 October 1990) and Fred Rose (24 August 1898 - Wednesday 1 December 1954), and included the track on 'No One Will Ever Know' (Dot Records, 1963).

Roy Orbison: 'In Dreams' (Monument Records, 1963)

Roy Orbison (Thursday 23 April 1936 - Tuesday 6 December 1988) recorded 'No One Will Ever Know', which was written by Mel Foree (Tuesday 25 July 1911 - Sunday 28 October 1990) and Fred Rose (24 August 1898 - Wednesday 1 December 1954), and included the track on 'In Dreams' (Monument Records, 1963).



Dottie West (Tuesday 11 October 1932 - Wednesday 4 September 1991) recorded 'No One Will Ever Know', which was written by Mel Foree (Tuesday 25 July 1911 - Sunday 28 October 1990) and Fred Rose (24 August 1898 - Wednesday 1 December 1954), and included the track on 'Here Comes My Baby' (RCA Victor Records, 1965).



Loretta Lynn recorded 'No One Will Ever Know', which was written by Mel Foree (Tuesday 25 July 1911 - Sunday 28 October 1990) and Fred Rose (24 August 1898 - Wednesday 1 December 1954), and included the track on 'Woman of The World / To Make a Man' (RCA Records, 1969).

Don Gibson & Sue Thompson: 'Oh, How Love Changes' (Hickory Records, 1975)

Don Gibson (Tuesday 3 April 1928 - Monday 17 November 2003) and Sue Thompson recorded 'No One Will Ever Know', which was written by Mel Foree (Tuesday 25 July 1911 - Sunday 28 October 1990) and Fred Rose (24 August 1898 - Wednesday 1 December 1954), and included the track on 'Oh, How Love Changes' (Hickory Records, 1975).



Jerry Lee Lewis recorded 'No One Will Ever Know', which was written by Mel Foree (Tuesday 25 July 1911 - Sunday 28 October 1990) and Fred Rose (24 August 1898 - Wednesday 1 December 1954), and included the track on 'Country Class' (Mercury Records, 1976).

9 'I've Been Down Some Roads'
Writer: Joe Allen
Publishers: Tree Publishing Company, Inc. / BMI



Eddy Arnold (Wednesday 15 May 1918 - Thursday 8 May 2008) recorded 'I've Been Down Some Roads' (written by Joe Allen) and included the track on 'After All These Years' (Sony Music Records, 2005).



T. Jae Christian recorded 'I've Been Down Some Roads' (written by Joe Allen) and included the track on 'The Vanishing Breed' (Universal Sound Records, 2007).

10 'Down & Out This Way Again'
Writer: Joe Allen
Publishers: Tree Publishing Company, Inc. / BMI

'No One Will Ever Know'
Capitol Records ST12102 (1980)

Musician Credits
Rhythm Guitar and Lead Guitar: Harold Bradley
Steel Guitar: Sonny Garrish
Drums: Buddy Harman (Sunday 23 December 1928 - Thursday 21 August 2008)
Fiddle: Lisa Silver Reynolds and Buddy Spicher
Piano: Hargus 'Pig' Robbins
Rhythm and Acoustic Guitar: Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004)
Bass: Joe Allen
Electric Guitar: Dale Sellers
Steel Guitar: Lloyd Green
Background Vocals: Allen Henson, Ronald Drake, Beckie Foster and Laverna Rose Escue Moore (Wednesday 9 February 1938 - Thursday 28 March 2013)

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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