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Exclusive PR / Publicity Representation of Gene Watson / Contact Scott Adkins at Adkins Publicity in Nashville

For exclusive PR / publicity representation of Gene Watson, contact Scott Adkins at Adkins Publicity in Nashville.

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 Stephanie Davis, which she submitted to this site on Saturday 7 December 2013.

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



Stephanie Davis
This quote was submitted on Saturday 7 December 2013.

'Gene Watson: 'Fourteen Carat Mind', 'Speak Softly (You're Talking To My Heart)', 'Should I Come Home (Or Should I Go Crazy)'.

Push play.  Crank it up.  Repeat'.

Thank you, Stephanie Davis, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Stephanie Davis...

Stephanie Davis was born and raised in Montana. She later moved to Tennessee, where she worked as a songwriter, with cuts by Shelby Lynne, Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) and Martina McBride.

Garth Brooks also recorded several of Stephanie Davis' songs, including 'Wolves', 'We Shall Be Free', 'Learning To Live Again' and 'The Night Will Only Know'.

Garth Brooks also signed Stephanie Davis as an opening act in 1993, and she also joined his road band.

Stephanie Davis can be seen performing with Garth Brooks' band during the concert in Dublin at Croke Park.

On Tuesday 24 August 1993, Stephanie Davis saw the release of her self titled debut album, 'Stephanie Davis' (Asylum Records, 1993), which was produced by Kyle Lehning.

Stephanie Davis' self titled debut album, 'Stephanie Davis' (Asylum Records, 1993), included the single 'It's All In The Heart' (written by Stephanie Davis), which spent two weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1993, peaking at No.72; a promotional video was also produced for the track.

Stephanie Davis' self titled debut album, 'Stephanie Davis' (Asylum Records, 1993), also included the following tracks:

'Just A Cup Of Coffee' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Summer Nights In Dixie' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Talking To The Moon' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Wind' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Moonlighter' (written by Claire Lynch)
'Why Can't He Be You', which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 - Thursday 15 July 2010)
'If I Don't Have You' (written by Stephanie Davis and Joe Spampinato)
'Looks Like Lonesome' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Lone Star Swing' (written by Stephanie Davis)

Stephanie Davis exited Asylum Records soon afterward, as she was dissatisfied with the country music scene. Stephanie moved back to Montana and began recording albums on Recluse Records, a record label that she founded.

In 1996, Stephanie Davis saw the release of her debut album for Recluse Records, 'I'm Pullin' Through' (Recluse Records, 1996), which included the following tracks:

'There's A Springtime Feelin' In My Heart' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Takin' A Chance On Love' (written by Ted Fetter and John Latouche)
'I'm Pullin' Through' (written by Arthur Herzog Junior and Irene Wilson)
'Hallelujah' (written by Clifford Grey, Leo Robin and Vincent Youmans)
'You've Changed' (written by Bill Carey and Carl Fischer)
'Yellow Moon' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'What A Little Moonlight Can Do' (written by Harry Woods)
'Yours' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'I'll Never Say 'Never Again' Again' (written by Harry Woods)
'He's Funny That Way' (written by Neil Moret (Chas. N. Daniels) and Richard A. Whiting)
'Big Sky Bounce' (written by Stephanie Davis)

In 1998, Stephanie Davis saw the release of her second album for Recluse Records, 'River Of No Return' (Recluse Records, 1998), which included the following tracks:

'Give A Little Bit Back' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Salt River Valley', which was written by Cindy Walker (Saturday 20 July 1918 - Thursday 23 March 2006)
'The Gift' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Lone Star Swing' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Prairie Lullabye' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Diamond-O' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Saturday Night At The Whitebird School' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'River Of No Return' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Big Sky Bounce' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Wolves' (written by Stephanie Davis)

In 2004, Stephanie Davis saw the release of her third album for Recluse Records, 'Crocus In The Snow' (Recluse Records, 2004), which included the following tracks:

'Somethin' 'Bout Montana' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Talkin' Harvest Time Blues' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Crocus In The Snow' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Just A Cup Of Coffee' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Some Things Cost Too Much' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Turning To The Light' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Ikey' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Yodel Blues' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Cold Wing Blow' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'You Been A Friend To Me' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Spotted Ass' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Good Night Little Cowpup' (written by Stephanie Davis)

In 2005, Stephanie Davis saw the release of her fourth album for Recluse Records, 'Home For The Holidays' (Recluse Records, 2005); the album was a seasonal release produced by Bobby Flores and Stephanie Davis, and which included the following tracks:

'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' (written by Haven Gillespie and Fred J. Coots)
'I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm' (written by Irving Berlin)
'All I Want For Christmas Is You' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'(There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays' (written by Al Stillman and Robert Allen)
'The Gift' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow' (written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne)
'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' (written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blaine)
'Diamond-O' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'I'll Be Home For Christmas' (written by Kim Gannon, Walter Kent and Buck Ram)
'Wondrous Light' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day' (written by John Marks)

On Friday 1 May 2009, Stephanie Davis saw the release of her fifth album for Recluse Records, 'Western Bliss' (Recluse Records, 2009), which included the following tracks:

'Montana Cowgirl' (written by Wallace Payne)
'Hittin' The Trail Tonight' (written by Harold Cannon)
'Santa Fe, New Mexico' (written by Glenn Spencer)
'Bronco Buster's Ball' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Leanin' On The Old Top Rail' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Along The Navajo Trail' (written by Larry Markes, Dick Charles and Eddie DeLange)
'Texas Blues' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Ol' Faithful' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Trail's End Theme Song' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'Idaho' (written by Stephanie Davis)
'There's A Goldmine In The Sky' (written by Stephanie Davis)

It was also on Friday 1 May 2009 that Stephanie Davis saw the release of her sixth album for Recluse Records, 'Western Bling' (Recluse Records, 2009).

Bobby Bare recorded Stephanie Davis' 'Learning To Live Again' (co-written with Don Schlitz) and included the track on 'As Is' (Columbia Records, 1981), which was produced by Rodney Crowell; the track reached No.28 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1981.

Laurie Lewis & Grant Street recorded Stephanie Davis' 'The Rope' and included the track on 'Singin' My Troubles Away' (Flying Fish Records, 1990); Grant Street included Tom Rozum (mandolin), Scott Nygaard (guitar), Tony Furtado (banjo) and Tammy Fassaert (bass).

Garth Brooks recorded Stephanie Davis' 'Wolves' and included the track on 'No Fences' (Capitol Records, 1990).

'No Fences' (Capitol Records, 1990), which was Garth Brooks' second studio album, was released on Monday 27 August 1990 and reached No.1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums Chart; it also reached No.3 on the Billboard Hot 200 Albums Chart.

'No Fences' (Capitol Records, 1990) remains Garth Brooks' best-selling studio album to date with seventeen million copies shipped in the United States, and is the album which made him an international star. It was Garth's first album to be issued in Europe; the original European release of the album contained the four singles from his US debut as bonus tracks.

Garth Brooks' second album, 'No Fences' (Capitol Records, 1990), also included four tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks Chart:

'Friends In Low Places' (written by DeWayne Blackwell and Earl 'Bud' Lee) (No.1, 1990) / Academy of Country Music (ACM) 1990 'Single of the Year'
'Unanswered Prayers' (written by Pat Alger, Larry Bastian and Garth Brooks) (No.1, 1990)
'Two Of A Kind, Workin' On A Full House' (written by Bobby Boyd, Warren Haynes and Dennis Robbins) (No.1, 1991)
'The Thunder Rolls' (written by Pat Alger and Garth Brooks) / Country Music Association (CMA) 1991 'Video of the Year'

Garth Brooks' second album, 'No Fences' (Capitol Records, 1990), was named 'Album of the Year' by the Academy of Country Music (ACM) in 1990.

Garth Brooks' second album, 'No Fences' (Capitol Records, 1990) also reached No.1 on the British country music charts, earning Garth Brooks his first 'Gold' album in that country, and remained charted for over five years.

Martina McBride recorded Stephanie Davis' 'The Rope' and included the track on 'The Time Has Come' (RCA Nashville Records, 1992), which also included three tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks Chart:

'The Time Has Come' (written by Lonnie Wilson and Susan Longacre) (No.23, 1992)
'That's Me' (written by Tony Haselden and Bob Alan) (No.43, 1992)
'Cheap Whiskey' (written by Emory Gordy Junior and Jim Rushing) (No.44, 1992)

Another track included on Martina McBride's 'The Time Has Come' (RCA Nashville Records, 1992) was 'When You Are Old', which was written by Gretchen Peters.

Garth Brooks recorded Stephanie Davis' 'We Shall Be Free' (co-written with Garth Brooks) and included the track on 'The Chase' (Liberty Records, 1992); the track reached No.12 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks Chart in 1992.

Garth Brooks' 'The Chase' (Liberty Records, 1992) also included the following tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks Chart:

'Somewhere Other Than the Night' (written by Kent Blazy and Garth Brooks) (No.1, 1992)
'Learning To Live Again' (written by Don Schlitz and Stephanie Davis) (No.2, 1993)
'That Summer' (written by Pat Alger, Sandy Mahl-Brooks and Garth Brooks) (No.1, 1993)

Garth Brooks' 'The Chase' (Liberty Records, 1992) also included the following tracks:

'Mr. Right' (written by Garth Brooks)
'Every Now And Then' (written by Buddy Mondlock and Garth Brooks)
'Walkin' After Midnight' (written by Alan Block and Don Hecht)
'Dixie Chicken' (written by Lowell George and Martin Kibbee)
'Something With A Ring To It' (written by Aaron Tippin and Mark Collie)
'Night Rider's Lament' (written by Michael Burton)
'Face To Face' (written by Tony Arata)

Don Edwards recorded Stephanie Davis' 'Prairie Lullabye' and included the track on 'Goin' Back To Texas' (Warner Western Records, 1993).

Garth Brooks recorded Stephanie Davis' 'The Night Will Only Know' (co-written with Jenny Yates and Garth Brooks) and included the track on 'In Pieces' (Liberty Records, 1993).

Garth Brooks' 'In Pieces' (Liberty Records, 1993) also included the following tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks Chart:

'Ain't Goin' Down ('Til The Sun Comes Up)' (written by Kent Blazy, Kim Williams and Garth Brooks) (No.1, 1993)
'American Honky-Tonk Bar Association' (written by Bryan Kennedy and Jim Rushing) (No.1, 1993)
'Standing Outside The Fire' (written by Jenny Yates and Garth Brooks) (No.3, 1993)
'One Night A Day' (written by Gary Burr and Pete Wasner) (No.7, 1994)
'Callin' Baton Rouge', which was written by Dennis Linde (Thursday 18 March 1943 - Friday 22 December 2006) (No.2, 1994)
'The Red Strokes' (written by James Garver, Lisa Sanderson, Jenny Yates and Garth Brooks) (No.49, 1994)

Garth Brooks' 'In Pieces' (Liberty Records, 1993) also included the following tracks:

'The Night I Called The Old Man Out' (written by Pat Alger, Kim Williams and Garth Brooks)
'Kickin' And Screaming' (written by Tony Arata)
'The Cowboy Song' (written by Roy Robinson)

Daniel O'Donnell recorded Stephanie Davis' 'The Gift' and included the track on 'Christmas With Daniel O'Donnell' (DPTV Media, 1994).

Shelby Lynne recorded Stephanie Davis' 'Slow Me Down' (co-written with Shelby Lynne and Brent Maher) and included the track on 'Restless' (Magnatone Records, 1995); the track reached No.59 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1995.

Garth Brooks recorded Stephanie Davis' 'Ireland' (co-written with Jenny Yates and Garth Brooks) and included the track on 'Fresh Horses' (Capitol Nashville Records, 1995).

Garth Brooks' 'Fresh Horses' (Capitol Nashville Records, 1995) also included the following tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks Chart:

'She's Every Woman' (written by Victoria Shaw and Garth Brooks) (No.1, 1995)
'The Fever' (written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Dan Roberts and Bryan Kennedy) (No.23, 1995)
'The Beaches Of Cheyenne' (written by Dan Roberts, Bryan Kennedy and Garth Brooks) (No.1, 1995)
'The Change' (written by Tony Arata and Wayne Tester) (No.19, 1996)
'It's Midnight Cinderella' (written by Kim Williams, Kent Blazy and Garth Brooks) (No.5, 1996)
'That Ol' Wind' (written by Leigh Reynolds and Garth Brooks) (No.4, 1996)

Garth Brooks' 'Fresh Horses' (Capitol Nashville Records, 1995) also included the following tracks:

'The Old Stuff' (written by Bryan Kennedy, Dan Roberts and Garth Brooks)
'Cowboys And Angels' (written by Kent Blazy, Kim Williams and Garth Brooks)
'Rollin', which was written by Harley Allen (Monday 23 January 1956 - Wednesday 30 March 2011), Leigh Reynolds and Garth Brooks

In 1996, Don Edwards saw the release of 'West Of Yesterday' (Warner Western Records, 1996); Stephanie Davis played gut string guitar and provided harmony vocals on the album.

Rich O'Brien recorded Stephanie Davis' 'Big Sky Bounce' and included the track on 'Seasons, Roads And Faces' (Western Jubilee Records, 1997).

Brent Lamb recorded Stephanie Davis' 'Wolves' and included the track on 'No Excuses, No Regrets' (Word Records, 1997).

Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum recorded Stephanie Davis' 'The Gift' and included the track on 'No Excuses, No Regrets' (Signature Sounds Records, 1999).

On Tuesday 10 April 2001, Stephanie Davis saw the release of 'In The Beginning: A Songwriters Tribute to Garth Brooks' (VFR Records, 2001), a various artists collection, which included the following tracks:

'The Thunder Rolls' (performed by Pat Alger and Stephanie Davis)
'A New Way To Fly' (performed by Kim Williams, Kent Blazy and Stephanie Davis)
'Unanswered Prayers' (performed by Pat Alger)
'Face To Face' (performed by Tony Arata)
'If Tomorrow Never Comes' (performed by Kent Blazy)
'Rodeo' (performed by Larry Bastian, Kent Blazy and Pat Alger)
'Mr. Blue' (performed by Dewayne Blackwell and Stephanie Davis)
'The River' (performed by Victoria Shaw, Kent Blazy, Pat Alger and Tony Arata)
'Cold Shoulder' (performed by Kent Blazy, Pat Alger and Stephanie Davis)
'We Shall Be Free' (performed by Stephanie Davis, Pat Alger and Kent Blazy)
'Cowboy Bill' (performed by Larry Bastian, Pat Alger and Kent Blazy)
'Papa Loved Mama' (performed by Kim Williams and Kent Blazy)
'Wolves' (performed by Stephanie Davis)
'Friends In Low Places' (performed by Dewayne Blackwell, Pat Alger, Tony Arata, Stephanie Davis and Kent Blazy)
'The Dance' (performed by Tony Arata)
'Pains' (performed by Dewayne Blackwell)

Dan Roberts recorded Stephanie Davis' 'Wolves' and included the track on 'Viva La Cowboy' (Old Boots Music, 2003).

On Tuesday 11 September 207, Trisha Yearwood saw the release of 'Greatest Hits' (MCA Nashville Records, 2007), which included two previously unreleased tracks, one of which was Stephanie Davis' 'Just A Cup Of Coffee'; the track was recorded for Trisha Yearwood's 'Jasper County' (MCA Nashville Records, 2005), but was not included on the album and was represented on 'Greatest Hits' (MCA Nashville Records, 2007) as an unfinished studio cut.

Trisha Yearwood's 'Greatest Hits' (MCA Nashville Records, 2007) sold 22,000 copies in its first week of release, debuting at No.22 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and at No.2 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart in 2007.

Gretchen Peters & Tom Russell recorded Stephanie Davis' 'Wolves' and included the track on 'One To The Heart, One To The Head' (Frontera Records/Scarlett Letter Records, 2009).

Joey + Rory (Joey Martin Feek and Rory Lee Feek) recorded Stephanie Davis' 'The Gift' and included the track on 'A Farmhouse Christmas' (Vanguard Records/Sugar Hill Records, 2011).

Bill Emerson & The Sweet Dixie Band recorded Stephanie Davis' 'The Rope' and included the track on 'The Touch Of Time' (E1 Entertainment/Rural Rhythm Records, 2012).

Joey + Rory (Joey Martin Feek and Rory Lee Feek) recorded Stephanie Davis' 'Turning To The Light' and included the track on 'Inspired: Songs Of Faith & Family' (Gaither Music Group, 2013); the track featured guest vocals from Bill Gaither.

Joey + Rory (Joey Martin Feek and Rory Lee Feek) recorded Stephanie Davis' 'Just A Cup Of Coffee' and included the track on 'Made To Last' (Farmhouse Recordings, 2013).

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