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

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



'Old Loves Never Die'
MCA Records MCA-5241 (1981) / this album was re-issued as MCA-27066

Gene Watson's 'Old Loves Never Die' was released on MCA Records in October 1981.

Gene Watson's 'Old Loves Never Die' 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 'Old Loves Never Die'...

Overview
Gene Watson's 'Old Loves Never Die' holds the distinction of including Gene Watson's only single to reach No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart.

On Saturday 3 October 1981, 'Fourteen Carat Mind', which was written by Dallas Frazier and Larry Lee Favorite (Saturday 6 January 1940 - Saturday 26 May 2001), made its debute on the Billboard country music singles chart where it remained for nineteen weeks.

Gene Watson enjoyed a happy start to the new year when the single 'Fourteen Carat Mind' enjoyed the honour of spending one week at No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart in January 1982 (Saturday 9 January 1982 - Saturday 16 January 1982).

Gene Watson's 'Old Loves Never Die' yielded a further hit single on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1982; 'Speak Softly (You're Talking to My Heart)' (written by Steve Spurgin and J.D. Mendenhall) reached No.8'.

Gene Watson's 'Old Loves Never Die' album was produced by Russ Reeder and Gene Watson for G-J Productions.



Gene Watson's 'Old Loves Never Die' was recorded at Sound Emporium Studio in Nashville (Recording and Mixing Engineer: Jim Williamson) and reached No.57 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1981.

'Old Loves Never Die'
MCA Records MCA5241 (1981)

1 '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)



In 1983, Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013) signed with record producer Snuff Garrett's Viva Records, which was jointly owned by Clint Eastwood.

Snuff Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 - Wednesday 16 December 2015), a native Texan, had been producing hits since the late 1950's with rock 'n' roll artists, including Bobby Vee, Gary Lewis & The Playboys and Cher.

Snuff Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 - Wednesday 16 December 2015) also produced recordings by Frank Sinatra (Sunday 12 December 1915 - Thursday 14 May 1998), Peggy Lee (Wednesday 26 May 1920 - Monday 21 January 2002) and Sarah Vaughan (Thursday 27 March 1924 - Tuesday 3 April 1990), as well as creating the highly successful '50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett' album series for Liberty Records.

Snuff Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 - Wednesday 16 December 2015) produced a fine album by Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013), along with several outstanding singles, some of which appeared in the Clint Eastwood films 'Honkytonk Man' and 'Any Which Way You Can'.

Unfortunately, illness sidelined Snuff Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 - Wednesday 16 December 2015) for a period of time and, as a result, a number of Ray Price's recordings from this period (1983) remained un-released until 2014.



In 1983, Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013) & The Cherokee Cowboys recorded 'Old Loves Never Die', which was written by Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004) and Warren D. Robb); the track was subsequently included on 'A New Place to Begin' (Varese-Sarabande Records, 2014).



Ed Bruce
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 'Homecoming' (RCA Victor Records, 1984).

Curtis Potter: 'Down in Texas Today' (Step One Records, 1984 / Heart of Texas Records, 2006)

Curtis Potter (Thursday 18 April 1940 - Saturday 23 January 2016) 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 'Down in Texas Today' (Step One Records, 1984); this album was re-issued by Heart of Texas Records in 2006.



Ray Price
(Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013) 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 'Just Enough Love' (Step One Records, 1987).

Odd Jarle Hanssen: 'Deja-Vu' (RTA Records, 1997)

Odd Jarle Hanssen 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 'Deja-Vu' (RTA Records, 1997).

2
'The Girl I Used to Run Around On'
Writer: Joe Allen
Publishers: Tree Publishing Company Inc. (BMI)

3
'Roads & Other Reasons'
Writer: Buzz Rabin
Publishers: Window Music Publishing Company Inc. (BMI)



Buzz Rabin recorded 'Roads & Other Reasons' (written by Buzz Rabin) and included the track on 'Cross Country Cowboy' (Elektra Records, 1974).

4
'Til Melinda Comes Around'
Writer: Glenn Ray
Publishers: Gator Music (SESAC)

5
'Speak Softly (You're Talking to My Heart)'
Writers: Steve Spurgin and J.D. Mendenhall
Publishers: Booth & Watson Music (BMI)



Gene Watson re-recorded 'Speak Softly (You're Talking to My Heart)' (written by Steve Spurgin and J.D. Mendenhall) and included the track on 'The Good Ole Days' (Step One Records, 1996).



Gene Watson re-recorded 'Speak Softly (You're Talking to My Heart)' (written by Steve Spurgin and J.D. Mendenhall), and included the track on 'Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).

6
'Nothing About Her Reminds Me of You'
Writer: Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004)
Publishers: Cross Keys Publishing Company Inc. (ASCAP)

7
'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 re-recorded '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 'A Way to Survive' (Step One Records, 1997).



Gene Watson re-recorded '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 'Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).

8
'Lonely Me'
Writer: Larry Booth
Publishers: Booth and Watson Music (BMI)

9
'The Sun Never Comes Up'
Writers: Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004) and Joe Allen
Publishers: New Ground Music / Joe Allen Music (ASCAP/BMI)

10
'Missing You Just Started Hitting Home'
Writers: Warren D. Robb and Shirl Milete
Publishers: Baray Music Inc. (BMI)



• Read a Country Music People review of Gene Watson's 'Old Loves Never Die'

The review, which was written by Alan Cackett, was published in the December 1981 issue of the United Kingdom monthly publication Country Music People.

'Old Loves Never Die'
MCA Records MCA5241 (1981)

Musician Credits
Guitar and Mandolin: Harold Bradley
Bass: Joe Allen
Steel Guitar: Sonny Garrish
Fiddle: Lisa Silver-Reynolds
Fiddle and Viola: Buddy Spicher
Drums: Buddy Harman (Sunday 23 December 1928 - Thursday 21 August 2008)
Acoustic and Electric Piano: Hargus 'Pig' Robbins
Guitar: Dale Sellers and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004)
Background Vocals: Sound Seventy Singers (Al Henson, Ronnie Drake, Beckie Foster and Joy Gardner)

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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