Thanks for stopping by my Farewell Party by Gene Watson page where you'll find a collection of demo covers and full lesson tutorials available for purchase along with several free chord sheets in .pdf format, rhythm tips and links to other lessons.
This section will grow over time as I have other Gene Watson songs which I plan on recording and adding to this section of the website.
I'm also using images of Gene Watson albums so you know the source of each song.
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14 Carat Mind was Gene Watsons only #1 hit song during his career.
Released back in 1981 from the album "Old Loves Never Die", Fourteen Carat Mind was a #1 for one week and stayed on the country charts for 15 weeks.
The Osbourne Brothers and Daniel Donato both covered this song. The song was written by Dallas Frazier and Larry Lee.
Farewell Party was released by Gene Watson from his 1979 album Reflections. Over the course of his career, this song has become his signature song.
The song wasn't his top charting song but it peaked at #5 in the US and #9 in Canada. The song was first recorded by the writer of the song, Lawton Williams back in 1960.
Several artists recorded the song before Watson including Little Jimmy Dickens, Johnny Bush and Waylon Jennings. After Watson's release in 1979, Alan Jackson, Joe Nichols and Heidi Hauge also released their versions of the song. Download the free lyrics Farewell Party Gene Watson song below.
I Don't Need A Thing At All hails from Genes 1977 album "Gene Watson's Beautiful Country".
The song reached #4 in Canada and #8 in the US.
I Got No Reason Now For Going Home was written by Johnny Russell, who also wrote Act Naturally for Buck Owens.
Gene Watson recorded this in 1984 as his first single from the album "Heartaches And Love And Stuff". The song peaked at #7 on the US country charts.
Nothing Sure Looked Good On You was released by Gene Watson from his 1979 album called "Should I Come Home" and from it, this 2nd single which peaked at #4 on the charts in the US and #3 in Canada.
Alan Jackson also covered this song later in his career for the album Under The Influence in 1999 but the song was dropped from the album. It did appear later on his 2009 compilation album Songs Of Love And Heartache.
You're Out There Doin What I'm Here Doin' Without was almost Gene's second #1 hit when it was released as a single in 1983 from his album "Sometimes I Get Lucky".
Unfortunately it had to settle as a #2 hit song. Allen Frizzell and Bo Roberts co-wrote this one.
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