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Gene Watson's Peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as 'the singer's singer' - and rightly so!

All of Gene Watson's Peers, who were contacted during 2013, were most gracious with their time and words.

It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Bobby Lewis, which he submitted to this site on Sunday 11 August 2013.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Bobby Lewis who made a special contribution to this unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.



Bobby Lewis
This quote was submitted on Sunday 11 August 2013.

'Thanks for inviting me to say a few words about my friend Gene Watson.

He sings so good! and always does a great show.

It only takes a few words I guess, awesome sums it all up for the great Gene Watson.

Best wishes from Bobby Lewis, the artist who plays the Lute'

Thank you, Bobby Lewis, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Bobby Lewis...
Bobby Lewis was born on Saturday 9 May 1942 in Hodgenville, Kentucky.

Between 1963 and 1985, Bobby Lewis saw the release of ten albums and charted more than twenty-five songs on the Billboard country music singles chart.

Bobby Lewis used the title 'The Boy With The Lute', being perhaps the only country music singer to use this instrument, although it was a 6-string guitar-lute.

In the early 1960s, Bobby Lewsis saw the release of three non-album singles, none of which entered the country music singles chart; 'I Miss All Of You' (1963), 'Forty Dollars A Week' (1963) and 'Crying In Public' (1964).

In May 1966, Bobby Lewis saw the release of his debut album, 'Little Man With The Big Heart' (United Artists Records, 1966), which included the following tracks:

'Six Days A Week (And Twice on Sunday)', which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 - Thursday 15 July 2010) and Fred Carter
'What You Were Looking For In Me' (written by Ray Pennington)
'Everybody's Baby' (written by Willie Nelson)
'You Wouldn't Cross The Street To Say Goodbye' (written by Willie Nelson)
'Perfect Example Of A Fool', which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 - Thursday 15 July 2010)
'Why Me', which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 - Thursday 15 July 2010)
'Local Memory' (written by Willie Nelson)
'Crying In Public', which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 - Thursday 15 July 2010)
'Moment Isn't Very Long' (written by Willie Nelson)
'Sweethearts In Heaven', which was written by Buck Owens (Monday 12 August 1929 - Saturday 25 March 2006)

Two tracks were released as singles from Bobby Lewis' debut album, 'Little Man With The Big Heart' (United Artists Records, 1966); 'Crying In Public' and 'Everybody's Baby', both of which failed to enter the country music singles chart.

In 1966, Bobby Lewis saw the release of the non-album single 'I Hope You Find in Him What You Were Losing in Me'; the single did not chart.

In May 1967, Bobby Lewis saw the release of 'How Long Has It Been' (United Artists Records, 1967), which included two tracks which were hit songs on the country music singles chart:

'How Long Has It Been' (written by Jim Throckmorton and David Snyder) (No.6, 1966)
'Two Of The Usual' (written by Fred Carter) (No.49, 1967)

Bobby Lewis' 'How Long Has It Been' (United Artists Records, 1967), which reached No.39 on the country music albums chart, also included the following tracks:

'It's Such A Pretty World Today' (written by Dale Noe)
'One Bridge At A Time' (written by Karon Penning)
'Easy To Say Hard To Do' (written by Chuck Howard)
'There Goes My Everything' (written by Dallas Frazier)
'Misty Blue' (written by Bob Montgomery)
'Love Me And Make It All Better', which was written by Eddie Rabbitt (Thursday 27 November 1941 - Thursday 7 May 1998)
'Happy Tracks' (written by Ray Pennington)
'Walk Through This World With Me' (written by Sandy Seamons and Kaye Savage)
'You Remind Me Of Myself' (written by Bobby Lewis)
'It Didn't Take Me Long', which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 - Thursday 15 July 2010)

In November 1967, Bobby Lewis saw the release of 'A World of Love From Bobby Lewis' (United Artists Records, 1967), which included one track, which was a hit song on the country music singles chart:

'Love Me And Make It All Better', which was written by Eddie Rabbitt (Thursday 27 November 1941 - Thursday 7 May 1998) (No.12, 1967)

Bobby Lewis' 'A World of Love From Bobby Lewis' (United Artists Records, 1967), which reached No.35 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart, also included the following tracks:

'Cause I Love You', which was written by Wynn Stewart (Thursday 7 June 1934 - Wednesday 17 July 1985) and Don Sessions
'All The Time' (written by Mel Tillis and Wayne P. Walker)
'Put A Little Sweetnin' In Your Love' (written by Johnny Bond and Joe Maphis)
'Too Much Of You' (written by Gene Hood)
'Leave Me Running' (written by Jerry Chesnut)
'These Are The Things I Miss' (written by Billy Smith)
'Turn The World Around' (written by Ben Peters)
'Laughing Girl, She Not Happy' (written by Jan Crutchfield)
'Here We Go Again' (written by Russell Steagall and Don Lanier)
'Throw A Little Love My Way'

In April 1968, Bobby Lewis saw the release of 'An Ordinary Miracle' (United Artists Records, 1968), which included two tracks, which were hit songs on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'I Doubt It', which was written by Johnny MacRae (1929 - Wednesday 3 July 2013) (No.26, 1967)
'An Ordinary Miracle' (written by Jim Throckmorton) (No.29, 1968)

Bobby Lewis' 'An Ordinary Miracle' (United Artists Records, 1968) also included the following tracks:

'Only For Me', which was written by Liz Anderson (Monday 13 January 1930 - Monday 31 October 2011)
'Promises Promises' (written by Wiley Smith and Carlisle Hughey)
'It's Gonna Rain Today' (written by Dallas Frazier)
'Before Your Time' (written by Jerry Chesnut)
'My Mind Is A Bridge For Your Memory' (written by Dallas Frazier)
'You Mean The World To Me', which was written by Billy Sherrill () and Glenn Sutton (Tuesday 28 September 1937 - Tuesday 17 April 2007)
'Just For You' (written by Curly Putman aand Larry Butler)
'Before The Next Teardrop Falls', which was written by Ben Peters () and Vivian Keith

In December 1968, Bobby Lewis saw the release of 'From Heaven To Heartache' (United Artists Records, 1968), which included one track, which was a hit single on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'From Heaven to Heartache', which was written by Ben Peters () (No.10, 1968)

Bobby Lewis' 'From Heaven To Heartache' (United Artists Records, 1968) also included the following tracks:

'Come Home To My Heart' (written by Johnny Mathis)
'With Pen In Hand' (written by Bobby Goldsboro)
'Today I Started Loving You Again', which was written by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) and Bonnie Owens (Tuesday 1 October 1929 - Monday 24 April 2006)
'Every Step of The Way' (written by Curly Putman)
'Too Close To A Memory' (written by Billy Ed Wheeler, Jody Rowe and Frank Henderson)
'That's How High a Man Can Go' (written by Kent Westberry and Rusty Adams)
'Already It's Heaven', which was written by Billy Sherrill () and Glenn Sutton (Tuesday 28 September 1937 - Tuesday 17 April 2007)
'Want is All You Ever Let Me Do', which was written by Bobby Harden (Thursday 27 June 1935 - Tuesday 30 May 2006) and Dan Lomax
'Long Enough To Forget' (written by Jerry Chesnut)
'My (Is Such A Lonely Word)' (written by Bobby Lewis)
'I'm Only A Man' (written by Billy Shane and T. Dale)

In 1969, Bobby Lewis saw the release of the non-album single 'Each And Every Part Of Me'; the single reached No.27 on the Billboard country music singles chart.

In August 1969, Bobby Lewis saw the release of 'Things For You And I' (United Artists Records, 1969), which included two tracks which were hit songs on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Til Something Better Comes Along' (written by Jerry Chesnut) (No.41, 1969)
'Things For You And I' (written by Jerry Chesnut and Earl Sinks) (No.25, 1969)

Bobby Lewis' 'Things For You And I' (United Artists Records, 1969) also included the following tracks:

'I May Never Be Free' (written by Maurice Bower and Elinor Abend)
'Somebody Lied To Me' (written by Bud Reneau and Doyle Marsh)
'My Special Angel' (written by Jimmy Duncan)
'Just For Me' (written by Jerry Chesnut)
'Days Of Sand And Shovels' (written by Bud Reneau and Doyle Marsh)
'If Not For You' (written by Jerry Chesnut)
'Every Turn of The World', which was written by Ben Peters ()
'Sweet Bird of Youth', which was written by Ray Griff ()
'When I Stop Dreaming', which was written by Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 - Wednesday 26 January 2011) and Ira Louvin (Monday 21 April 1924 - Sunday 20 June 1965)
'Over You' (written by Bob Montgomery)

In 1970, Bobby Lewis saw the release of 'The Best Of Bobby Lewis' (United Artists Records, 1970), which included the following tracks which were hit songs on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'How Long Has It Been' (written by Jim Throckmorton and David Snyder) (No.6, 1966)
'An Ordinary Miracle' (written by Jim Throckmorton) (No.29, 1968)
'Two Of The Usual' (written by Fred Carter) (No.49, 1967)
'From Heaven to Heartache', which was written by Ben Peters () (No.10, 1968)
'Love Me & Make It All Better', which was written by Eddie Rabbitt (Thursday 27 November 1941 - Thursday 7 May 1998) (No.12, 1967)
'Til Something Better Comes Along' (written by Jerry Chesnut) (No.41, 1969)
'I Doubt It', which was written by Johnny MacRae (1929 - Wednesday 3 July 2013) (No.26, 1967)
'Each And Every Part Of Me' (written by Doc Pomus and George Fischoff)
'Things For You And I' (written by Jerry Chesnut and Earl Sinks)
'I May Never Be Free' (written by Maurice Bower and Elinor Abend)
'I'm Going Home', which was written by Hank Williams (Monday 17 September 1923 - Thursday 1 January 1953)
'All The Time' (written by Mel Tillis and Wayne P. Walker)

Between 1970 and 1973, Bobby Lewis saw the release of a number of singles, most of which charted on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Hello Mary Lou', which was written by Gene Pitney (Monday 17 February 1941 - Wednesday 5 April 2006) and Father Cayet Mangiaracina (No.14, 1970) / this track also reached No.9 on the Canadian country music singles chart
'Simple Days And Simple Ways' (No.67, 1970)
'He Gives Us All His Love' (1971) / this track did not chart
'If I Had You' (No.51, 1971)
'Today's Teardrops' (No.45, 1971)
'We Ran Out Of Time' (1972) / this track did not chart
'Already Gone To My Heart' (1973) / this track did not chart
'Here With You' (No.95, 1973)

In 1973, Bobby Lewis saw the release of 'Too Many Memories' (Ace of Hearts Records, 1973), which included four tracks which were hit songs on the country music singles chart:

'Too Many Memories' (No.21, 1973)
'I Never Get Through Missing You' (No.32, 1974)
'Lady Lover' (No.47, 1974)
'I See Love' (No.78, 1974)

In 1975, Bobby Lewis saw the release of the non-album single 'Let Me Take Care Of You'; the single reached No.71 on the Billboard country music singles chart.


In 1976, Bobby Lewis saw the release of 'Portrait In Love' (RPA Records, 1976), which included two tracks which were hit songs on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'It's So Nice To Be With You' (No.79, 1975)
'For Your Love' (No.52, 1976)


In 1977, Bobby Lewis saw the release of 'A Soul Full of Music' (RPA Records, 1977), which included one track, which was a hit single on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'I'm Getting High Remembering', which was written by Ray Griff () (No.74, 1977)

Bobby Lewis' 'A Soul Full of Music' (RPA Records, 1977) also included the following tracks:

'Too Many Memories' (written by Rory Bourke and Gayle Barnhill)
'Memories Of Tulsa' (written by Billy Arr and Bob Hampton)
'My Angel's Only Human' (written by Chuck Rogers, Johnny Wilson and Warren Farrar)
'Let Me Take Care Of You' (written by Arthur Kent and Frank Stanton)
'Hello Mary Lou', which was written by Gene Pitney (Monday 17 February 1941 - Wednesday 5 April 2006) and Father Cayet Mangiaracina
'How Long Has It Been' (written by Jim Throckmorton and David Snyder)
'Hitchin' Rides To Memories In My Mind' (written by Lionel Delmore)
'From Heaven to Heartache', which was written by Ben Peters ()
'Forgive Me When I'm Hard To Love' (written by Gary S. Paxton)

Between 1977 and 1985, Bobby Lewis saw the release of the following non-album singles, most of which appeared on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'What A Difference A Day Made' (No.81, 1977)
'She's Been Keepin' Me Up Nights' (No.39, 1979)
'Love Wouldn't Be Love Without You' (1979) / this track did not chart
'Love Is An Overload' (No.91, 1985)

In 2011, Bobby Lewis joined the roster at the Brady, Texas-based Heart of Texas Records and saw the release of 'Then And Now' (Heart of Texas Records, 2011), which included re-recordings of four of Bobby's biggest hit songs; 'How Long Has It Been', 'From Heaven To Heartache', 'Love Me And Make It All Better' and 'Hello Mary Lou'.

Bobby Lewis' 'Then And Now' (Heart of Texas Records, 2011) also included the following tracks:

'Everything’s Good In Texas'
'There’s Nothing Better'
'Put A Little Sweetnin’ In Your Love'
'Already Gone To My Heart'
'Just A Drink Away'
'Throw A Little Love My Way'
'She Just Loved You Out Of Me'
'Doggone This Heartache'

Bobby Lewis' 'Then And Now' (Heart of Texas Records, 2011) was produced by Jim Loessberg, who also played drums and steel guitar on the album; other musicians involved in the project included Jake Hooker, Bobby Flores, T. Jarrod Bonta and Dave Biller.

Connect with Bobby Lewis at bobbylewislute.com

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