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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 2014, 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 Matraca Berg, which she submitted to this site on Friday 28 March 2014.

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



Matraca Berg
This quote was submitted on Friday 28 March 2014.

'Gene Watson is one of my all time favourite country singers!

Not only does he have a beautiful, almost heartbreaking voice, his choice of songs have proved beyond perfection.



'Fourteen Carat Mind' is the best!

I'm a forever fan.

Wish I could hear him sing one of my songs!

Gene's music is close to my heart.

It was easy to send my love'.

Thank you, Matraca Berg, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Matraca Berg...

Matraca Berg was born Matraca Maria Berg on Monday 3 February 1964 in Nashville; she is an acclaimed country music singer and songwriter and has seen the release of five albums: three for RCA Records, one for Rising Tide Records and one for Dualtone Records.

Matraca Berg has charted on the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart with 'Baby, Walk On' and 'The Things You Left Undone', both of which reached No.36.

Besides most of her own material, Matraca Berg has written hits for T.G. Sheppard, Karen Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Deana Carter and others.

In 2008, Matraca Berg was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Matraca Berg's mother, Icie Berg, moved from Harlan County in Kentucky, to Nashville, in the 1960s, in order to seek her fortune as a singer and songwriter shortly before Matraca was born.

Matraca's Aunt Sudie Callaway was a successful Music Row back-up singer. Aunts Coleida Callaway and Clara Howard were back-up vocalists on Kentucky’s Renfro Valley Barn Dance. Uncle Jim Baker was a steel guitar player who also spent some time running Mel Tillis' song publishing companies.

Matraca Berg's mother enjoyed only limited success in the music industry and eventually became a nurse. Matraca herself then took up songwriting with her mother's encouragement.

When Matraca played her songs for songwriter Bobby Braddock, he volunteered to co-write with her. She found her earliest success in their collaboration, 'Faking Love', which was recorded by Karen Brooks and T.G. Sheppard; the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in February 1983.

Following her mother's death in 1985, Matraca Berg continued to have great success writing songs for other performers. Reba McEntire had a No.1 song with Matraca's 'The Last One To Know', while Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013), Marie Osmond, Sweethearts of the Rodeo, Martina McBride, Michelle Wright, Sonya Isaacs and others have all recorded her songs.

Matraca Berg signed a recording contract with RCA Records Nashville in 1990 and saw the release, on Tuesday 25 September 1990, of her debut album, 'Lying To The Moon' (RCA Records Nashville, 1990), which included four tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Baby, Walk On' (written by Matraca Berg and Ronnie Samoset) (No.36, 1990)
'The Things You Left Undone' (written by Matraca Berg and Ronnie Samoset) (No.36, 1990)
'I Got It Bad' (written by Matraca Berg and Jim Photoglo) (No.43, 1991)
'I Must Have Been Crazy' (written by Matraca Berg and Ronnie Samoset) (No.55, 1991)

Matraca Berg's debut album, 'Lying To The Moon' (RCA Records Nashville, 1990), also included the following tracks:

'Lying To The Moon' (written by Matraca Berg and Ronnie Samoset)
'You Are The Storm' (written by Matraca Berg and Ronnie Samoset)
'Calico Plains' (written by Matraca Berg and Mike Noble)
'Appalachian Rain' (written by Matraca Berg and Ronnie Samoset)
'Alice In The Looking Glass' (written by Matraca Berg and Ronnie Samoset)
'Dancin' On The Wire' (written by Matraca Berg, Josh Leo and Wendy Waldman)

Personnel involved in the recording of Matraca Berg's 'Lying To The Moon' (RCA Records Nashville, 1990) included the following:

Sam Bush (mandolin, fiddle)
Bruce Bouton (steel guitar, Dobro, Weissenborn)
Clara Callaway, Coleida Callaway, Sudie Callaway, Ashley Cleveland, Emmylou Harris, Tracy Nelson and Wendy Waldman (background vocals)
John Catchings (cello)
Dan Dugmore (steel guitar, Dobro)
Rob Hajacos (fiddle)
Bernie Leadon (acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, mandola, mandocello)
Josh Leo and Biff Watson (acoustic guitar)
Gary Prim (keyboards)
Lisa Silver (fiddle)
Harry Stinson (drums, percussion, background vocals)
Bobby Taylor (oboe)
Willie Weeks (bass guitar, 'cheap fretless bass')John D. Willis (electric guitar, acoustic guitar)

What was to be Matraca Berg's follow-up album, 'Bittersweet Surrender', was recorded in 1991 and featured the single 'It's Easy To Tell', which charted in November 1991 and eventually peaked at No.66 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1992.

Matraca Berg's album, 'Bittersweet Surrender', was rejected by RCA Records Nashville, who wanted a more mainstream-sounding recording instead.

One of the songs from this canceled album, 'Wrong Side Of Memphis' (written by Matraca Berg and Gary Harrison), was recorded by Trisha Yearwood, who included the track on 'Hearts In Armor' (MCA Records, 1992); Trisha's version of the song reached No.5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1992.

On Tuesday 1 March 1994, Matraca Berg saw the release of her second album, 'The Speed Of Grace' (RCA Records Nashville, 1994), which included the following tracks:

'Slow Poison' (written by Matraca Berg and Jimmie Fadden)
'Tall Drink Of Water' (written by Matraca Berg)
'Let's Face It' (written by Paul Buchanan)
'I Won't Let Go' (written by Matraca Berg and Jim Photoglo)
'Jolene' (written by Dolly Parton)
'Guns In My Head' (written by Matraca Berg and Gary Harrison)
'Waiting For The Sky To Fall' (written by Matraca Berg and Wendy Waldman)
'Lying To The Moon' (written by Matraca Berg and Ronnie Samoset)
'Come To Momma' (written by Willie Mitchell and Earl Randle)
'River Of No Return' (written by Matraca Berg and Greg Sutton)

Deana Carter recorded Matraca Berg's 'Strawberry Wine' (co-written with Gary Harrison) and included the track on 'Did I Shave My Legs For This' (Capitol Records, 1996); the track was No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1997 and reached No.65 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart the same year. Matraca Berg won the 'Song of the Year' Award for the track at the 1997 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards.

On Tuesday 23 September 1997, Matraca Berg saw the release of 'Sunday Morning To Saturday Night' (Rising Tide Records, 1997), which included three tracks which were released as singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'That Train Don't Run' (written by Matraca Berg and Gary Harrison) (No.59, 1997)
'Back When We Were Beautiful' (written by Matraca Berg) (this track did not chart)
'Back In The Saddle' (written by Matraca Berg and Stan Lynch) (No.51, 1998)

Matraca Berg's 'Sunday Morning To Saturday Night' (Rising Tide Records, 1997) also included the following tracks:

'Along For The Ride' (written by Matraca Berg and Sharon Rice)
'Here You Come Raining On Me' (written by Matraca Berg, Jeff Hanna and Sharon Rice)
'Some People Fall, Some People Fly' (written by Matraca Berg and Randy Scruggs)
'Sunday Morning To Saturday Night' (written by Matraca Berg and Gary Harrison)
'Good Ol' Girl' (written by Matraca Berg and Randy Scruggs)
'Give Me Tonight' (written by Matraca Berg and Randy Scruggs)
'If I Were An Angel' (written by Matraca Berg, Kim Carnes and Gary Harrison)
'The Resurrection' (written by Matraca Berg and Alice Randall)

On Tuesday 10 August 1999, Matraca Berg saw the release of a compilation album, 'Lying To The Moon & Other Stories' (RCA Records Nashville, 1999), which included the re-issue of Matraca's debut album, along with tracks from her 'Sunday Morning To Saturday Night' (Rising Tide Records, 1997).

Matraca Berg's 'Lying To The Moon & Other Stories' (RCA Records Nashville, 1999) included the following tracks:

'The Things You Left Undone' (written by Matraca Berg and Ronnie Samoset)
'I Got It Bad' (written by Matraca Berg and Jim Photoglo)
'Lying To The Moon' (written by Matraca Berg and Ronnie Samoset)
'Calico Plains' (written by Matraca Berg and Michael Noble)
'Baby, Walk On' (written by Matraca Berg and Ronnie Samoset)
'Back In The Saddle' (written by Matraca Berg and Stan Lynch)
'Appalachian Rain' (written by Matraca Berg and Ronnie Samoset)
'Back When We Were Beautiful' (written by Matraca Berg)
'Along For The Ride' (written by Matraca Berg and Sharon Vaughn)
'I Must Have Been Crazy' (written by Matraca Berg and Ronnie Samoset)
'Alice In The Looking Glass' (written by Matraca Berg and Gary Harrison)
'Eat At Joe's' (written by Matraca Berg and Gary Harrison)

In 2004 and 2005, Matraca Berg was nominated for induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, making her one of the youngest nominees in history. Matraca Berg continues to be a prolific and respected country music songwriter and was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2008.

In 2011, Matraca Berg saw the release of 'The Dreaming Fields' (Dualtone Records, 2011), which included the following tracks:

'If I Had Wings' (written by Jessi Alexander and Matraca Berg)
'You And Tequila' (written by Matraca Berg and Deana Carter)
'Racing The Angels' (written by Matraca Berg, Suzy Bogguss and Gretchen Peters)
'Silver And Glass' (written by Matraca Berg)
'Clouds' (written by Matraca Berg and Gary Nicholson)
'The Dreaming Fields' (written by Matraca Berg and Gary Harrison)
'Oh, Cumberland' (written by Matraca Berg and Gary Harrison)
'Your Husband's Cheating On Us' (written by Matraca Berg, Marshall Chapman and Jill McCorkle)
'Fall Again' (written by Matraca Berg and Mary Steenburgen)
'South Of Heaven' (written by Matraca Berg, Sharon Vaughn and Troy Verges)'A Cold, Rainy Morning In London In June' (written by Matraca Berg and Gary Harrison)

On Thursday 24 February 2011, Matraca Berg, Gretchen Peters and Suzy Bogguss ran through an intimate set, which included some of their most beloved songs, in Historic Leipers Fork, Tennessee; the subsequent DVD, 'Wine, Women & Song', was released in 2012.

On Monday 22 October 2012, Matraca Berg saw the release of 'Love's Truck Stop' (Planet Records/Proper Music Distribution, 2012), which included the following tracks:

'Love's Truck Stop'
'Her Name Is Mary'
'Black Ribbons' (written by Matraca Berg, Suzy Bogguss and Gretchen Peters)
'Foolish Flower'
'We're Already Gone'
'I Buried Your Love Alive'
'Magadalene' / this track featured guest vocals from Emmylou Harris
'My Heart Will Never Break This Way Again'
'Sad Magnolia'
'Waiting On A Slow Train'
'Fistful Of Roses'

At the time of the acquisition of this Gene Watson 'Peer's Quote', in March 2014, Matraca Berg was living in Nashville with her husband, Jeff Hanna, a member of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

Matraca Berg - Songwriter Extraordinaire!

T.G. Sheppard & Karen Brooks recorded Matraca Berg's 'Faking Love' (co-written with Bobby Braddock); the track was included on T.G. Sheppard's 'Perfect Stranger' (Warner Bros. Records, 1982) and was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in February 1983.

Tanya Tucker recorded Matraca's Berg's 'Girl's Like Me' (co-written with Ronnie Samoset) and included the track on 'Girls Like Me' (Capitol Records, 1986).

Reba McEntire recorded Matraca's Berg's 'The Last One To Know' (co-written with Jane Mariash) and included the track on 'The Last One To Know' (MCA Records, 1987); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in December 1987.

Marie Osmond recorded Matraca's Berg's 'Baby Blue Eyes' (co-written with Ronnie Samoset) and included the track on 'All In Love' (Capitol Records, 1988).

Tanya Tucker recorded Matraca's Berg's 'Lonesome Town' (co-written with Ronnie Samoset) and included the track on 'Strong Enough To Bend' (Capitol Records, 1988).

Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013) recorded Matraca's Berg's 'Just Enough Love' (co-written with Jane Mariash) and included the track on 'Just Enough Love' (Step One Records, 1988).

Randy Travis recorded Matraca's Berg's 'Mining For Coal' (co-written with Ronnie Samoset) and included the track on 'No Holdin' Back' (Warner Bros. Records, 1989).

Sweethearts of the Rodeo (Kristine Arnold & Janis Gill) recorded Matraca's Berg's 'Como Se Dice (I Love You)' (co-written with Janis Gill) and included the track on 'Buffalo Zone' (Columbia Records, 1990).

Michelle Wright recorded Matraca's Berg's 'As Far As Lonely Goes' (co-written with Janis Ian) and included the track on 'Michelle Wright' (Arista Nashville Records, 1990).

Patty Loveless recorded Matraca Berg's 'I'm That Kind Of Girl' (co-written with Ronnie Samoset) and included the track on 'On Down The Line' (Epic Records, 1990); the track reached No.5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in late March 1991.

Trisha Yearwood recorded Matraca Berg's 'Wrong Side Of Memphis' (co-written with Gary Harrison) and included the track on 'Hearts In Armor' (MCA Records, 1992); the track reached No.5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1992.

Suzy Bogguss recorded Matraca Berg's 'Eat At Joe's' (co-written with Gary Harrison) and included the track on 'Voices In The Wind' (Liberty Records, 1992).

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recorded Matraca Berg's 'Little Angel' (co-written with Jeff Hanna) and included the track on 'Not Fade Away' (Capitol Records, 1992).

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recorded Matraca Berg's 'Don't Underestimate Love' (co-written with Jeff Hanna) and included the track on 'Not Fade Away' (Capitol Records, 1992); this track featured guest vocals from Suzy Bogguss.

Trisha Yearwood recorded Matraca Berg's 'Lying To The Moon' (co-written with Ronnie Samoset) and included the track on 'The Song Remembers When' (MCA Records, 1993).

Suzy Bogguss recorded Matraca Berg's 'Diamonds And Tears' (co-written with Gary Harrison) and included the track on 'Something Up My Sleeve' (Liberty Records, 1993).

Suzy Bogguss recorded Matraca Berg's 'Hey Cinderella' (co-written with Gary Harrison and Suzy Bogguss) and included the track on 'Something Up My Sleeve' (Liberty Records, 1993); the track reached No.5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1994.

Trisha Yearwood recorded Matraca Berg's 'XXX's & OOO's (An American Girl)' (co-written with Alice Randall) and included the track on 'Thinkin' About You' (MCA Records, 1995); the track was No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1995, and also peaked at No.14 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Chart and No.1 on the Canadian Country Singles Chart the same year.

Dusty Springfield (Sunday 16 April 1939 - Tuesday 2 March 1999) recorded Matraca Berg's 'You Are The Storm' (co-written with Ronnie Samoset) and included the track on 'A Very Fine Love' (Columbia Records, 1995).

Linda Ronstadt recorded Matraca Berg's 'Walk On' (co-written with Ronnie Samoset) and included the track on 'Feels Like Home' (Elektra Records, 1995); the track reached No.61 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1995.

Martina McBride recorded Matraca Berg's 'Wild Angels' (co-written with Gary Harrison and Harry Stinson) and included the track on 'Wild Angels' (RCA Nashville Records, 1995); the track was No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in early 1996.

Martina McBride recorded Matraca Berg's 'Cry On The Shoulder Of The Road' (co-written with Tim Krekel) and included the track on 'Wild Angels' (RCA Nashville Records, 1995).

Patty Loveless recorded Matraca Berg's 'You Can Feel Bad' (co-written with Tim Krekel) and included the track on 'The Trouble With The Truth' (Epic Records, 1996); the track was No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in March 1996.

Suzy Bogguss recorded Matraca Berg's 'Give Me Some Wheels' (co-written with Gary Harrison and Suzy Bogguss) and included the track on 'Give Me Some Wheels' (Liberty Records, 1996); the track reached No.60 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1996.

Deana Carter recorded Matraca Berg's 'Strawberry Wine' (co-written with Gary Harrison) and included the track on 'Did I Shave My Legs For This' (Capitol Records, 1996); the track was No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1997 and reached No.65 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart the same year. Matraca Berg won the 'Song of the Year' Award for the track at the 1997 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards.

Deana Carter recorded Matraca Berg's 'We Danced Anyway' (co-written with Randy Scruggs) and included the track on 'Did I Shave My Legs For This' (Capitol Records, 1996); the track was No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1997 and reached No.72 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart.

Trisha Yearwood recorded Matraca Berg's 'Under The Rainbow' (co-written with Randy Scruggs) and included the track on 'Everybody Knows' (MCA Records, 1996); Matraca Berg also provided harmony vocals on the album.

 

Martina McBride recorded Matraca Berg's 'Still Holdin' On' (co-written with Marty Stuart and Clint Black) and included the track on 'Evolution' (RCA Nashville Records, 1997).

The track, which was a duet with Clint Black, reached No.11 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1997 and was also included on CB's 'Nothin' But The Taillights' (RCA Nashville Records, 1997).

Suzy Bogguss: 'Nobody Love, Nobody Gets Hurt' (Capitol Records, 1998)

Suzy Bogguss recorded Matraca Berg's 'Somebody To Love' (co-written with Doug Crider and Suzy Bogguss) and included the track on 'Nobody Love, Nobody Gets Hurt' (Capitol Records, 1998); the track reached No.33 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1998.

Sara Evans recorded Matraca Berg's 'Fool, I'm A Woman' (co-written with Sara Evans) and included the track on 'No Place That Far' (RCA Nashville Records, 1998); the track reached No.32 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in early 1999.

Deana Carter recorded Matraca's Berg's 'Ruby Brown' (co-written with Tim Krekel) and included the track on 'Everything's Gonna Be Alright' (Capitol Records, 1998).

Deana Carter recorded Matraca's Berg's 'Dickson County' (co-written with Deana Carter) and included the track on 'Everything's Gonna Be Alright' (Capitol Records, 1998).

The Dixie Chicks recorded Matraca Berg's 'If I Fall, You're Going Down With Me' (co-written with Annie Roboff) and included the track on 'Fly' (Monument Records, 1999); the track reached No.3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1999 and No.38 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart the same year.

Martina McBride recorded Matraca Berg's 'Anything's Better Than Feelin' The Blues' (co-written with Randy Scruggs) and included the track on 'Emotion' (RCA Nashville Records, 1999).

Susan Ashton recorded Matraca Berg's 'Our Little World' (co-written with Jeff Hanna) and included the track on 'Closer' (Capitol Records, 1999).

Susan Ashton recorded Matraca Berg's 'Shot For The Moon' (co-written with Sharon Vaughn) and included the track on 'Closer' (Capitol Records, 1999).

Mindy McCready (Sunday 30 November 1975 - Sunday 17 February 2013) recorded Matraca Berg's 'All I Want Is Everything' (co-written with Marshall Chapman) and included the track on 'I'm Not That Tough' (BNA Records, 1999).

Trisha Yearwood recorded Matraca Berg's 'I'm Still Alive' (co-written with Al Anderson) and included the track on 'Real Live Woman' (MCA Records, 2000); Matraca Berg also provided harmony vocals on the album.

Patty Loveless recorded Matraca Berg's 'You're So Cool' (co-written with Carolyn Dawn Johnson) and included the track on 'Strong Heart' (Epic Records, 2000).

Patty Loveless recorded Matraca Berg's 'My Heart Will Never Break This Way Again' (co-written with Gary Harrison) and included the track on 'Strong Heart' (Epic Records, 2000).

Sonya Isaacs recorded Matraca's Berg's 'Give Me Tonight' (co-written with Gary Scruggs) and included the track on 'Sonya Isaacs' (Lyric Street Records, 2000).

Trisha Yearwood recorded Matraca Berg's 'For A While' (co-written with Ronnie Samoset) and included the track on 'Inside Out' (MCA Records, 2001).

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recorded Matraca Berg's 'Oh, Cumberland' (co-written with Gary Harrison) and included the track on 'Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume III' (Capitol Records, 2002).

Lee Ann Womack recorded Matraca Berg's 'You Should've Lied' (co-written with Angelo Petraglio) and included the track on 'Something Worth Leaving Behind' (MCA Nashville Records, 2002).

Deana Carter recorded Matraca's Berg's 'You And Tequila' (co-written with Deana Carter) and included the track on 'I'm Just A Girl' (Arista Records, 2003).

Deana Carter recorded Matraca's Berg's 'Goodbye Train' (co-written with Deana Carter) and included the track on 'I'm Just A Girl' (Arista Records, 2003).

Patty Loveless recorded Matraca Berg's 'On Your Way Home' (co-written with Ronnie Samoset) and included the track on 'On Your Way Home' (Epic Records, 2003).

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recorded Matraca Berg's 'Jealous Moon' (co-written with Jeff Hanna and Tim Krekel) and included the track on 'Welcome To Woody Creek' (Dualtone Music Records, 2004).




Melonie Cannon recorded Matraca Berg's 'Tennessee Roads' (co-written with Jim Photoglo) and included the track on her self-titled debut album, 'Melonie Cannon' (Skaggs Family Records, 2004).



Keith Urban recorded Matraca Berg's 'Nobody Drinks Alone' (co-written with Jim Collins) and included the track on 'Be Here' (Capitol Nashville Records, 2004).

Gretchen Wilson recorded Matraca Berg's 'I Don't Feel Like Loving You Today' (co-written with Jim Collins) and included the track on 'All Jacked Up' (Epic Records, 2005); the track reached No.22 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 2005.

Trisha Yearwood recorded Matraca Berg's 'They Call It Falling For A Reason' (co-written with Jim Collins) and included the track on 'Heaven, Heartache & The Power of Love' (Big Machine Records, 2007).

Trisha Yearwood recorded Matraca Berg's 'The Dreaming Fields' (co-written with Gary Harrison) and included the track on 'Heaven, Heartache & The Power of Love' (Big Machine Records, 2007).

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recorded Matraca Berg's 'The Resurrection' (co-written with Alice Randall) and included the track on 'Speed Of Life' (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Records, 2009).

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recorded Matraca Berg's 'Good To Be Alive' (co-written with Troy Verges) and included the track on 'Speed Of Life' (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Records, 2009).

Kenny Chesney recorded Matraca Berg's 'You And Tequila' (co-written with Deana Carter) and included the track on 'Hemingway's Whiskey' (BNA Records, 2010), from which it was released as a single on Tuesday 31 May 2011. Kenny Chesney's version of the song featured a guest vocal from Grace Potter, lead singer of Grace Potter & The Nocturnals.

On Wednesday 30 November 2011, the song received two nominations in the 54th Grammy Awards for 'Best Country Song' and 'Best Country Duo/Group Performance'.

Matraca Berg and Deana Carter co-wrote the song, and both recorded their own versions: Deana Carter included the track on on 'I'm Just A Girl' (Records, 2003), while Matraca Berg included it on 'The Dreaming Fields' (Records, 2011).

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell recorded Matraca Berg's 'Back When We Were Beautiful' and included the track on 'Old Yellow Moon' (Nonesuch Records, 2013).

On Tuesday 25 June 2013, Reviver Records released a various artists compilation album, 'Let Us In: Americana, The Music of Paul McCartney & John Lennon' (Reviver Records, 2013), which delved into the catalogue of songs written by Sir Paul McCartney and John Lennon (Wednesday 9 October 1940 - Monday 8 December 1980).

All proceeds from the sales of 'Let Us In: Americana, The Music of Paul McCartney & John Lennon' (Reviver Records, 2013) go to The Women & Cancer Fund, which was established in the memory of Linda McCartney (Wednesday 24 September 1941 - Friday 17 April 1998). The album was produced by Phil Madeira in Nashville, New York and San Francisco.

The Reviver Records various artists compilation album, 'Let Us In: Americana, The Music of Paul McCartney & John Lennon' (Reviver Records, 2013), included the following tracks:

'Come And Get It' / performed by The Wood Brothers
'Yellow Submarine' / performed by Buddy Miller
'Band On The Run' / performed by Will Hoge
'I'm Looking Through You' / performed by Jim Lauderdale
'My Love' / performed by Holly Williams
'Let Me Roll It' / performed by Teddy Thompson
'Fool On The Hill' / performed by Bruce Cockburn
'Get Back' / performed by Ollabelle
'Let 'Em In' / performed by Lee Ann Womack
'I Will' / performed by Allison Moorer
'Every Night' / performed by Rodney Crowell
'Yesterday' / performed by Matraca Berg
'Give Ireland Back To The Irish' / performed by Ketch Secor
'I've Just Seen A Face' / performed by Sam Bush
'Uncle Albert' / performed by Ed Snodderly
'Let It Be' / performed by The McCrary Sisters

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