In a Perfect World

In a Perfect World

by Gene WatsonGene Watson


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After recording several hits in the '70s and '80s for Capitol and MCA, traditional country vocalist Gene Watson, along with many of his influences like Merle Haggard and George Jones, started to disappear from the country charts as radio programmers began dictating trends and touting them as the "real thing." To his credit, Watson stuck to his guns; he continued to record throughout the '90s, putting out several gospel discs and seeing his early albums being reissued. On his first release for the Shanachie label, In a Perfect World, Watson carries on in the hard country tradition with a combination of hand-picked tunes and complementary vocal assistance from friends Vince Gill, Lee Ann Womack, Joe Nichols, Mark Chesnutt, Connie Smith, and Rhonda Vincent. Seven of the 11 tracks are new compositions, written mainly by songwriter Tim Mensy, while the rest are tried and true favorites, "Don't You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me," "Let Me Be the First to Go," "Today I Started Loving You Again," and "Together Again." In a Perfect World once again finds Gene Watson sticking to his guns and maintaining command of his roots.

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2007
Label: Shanachie
UPC: 0016351620620
catalogNumber: 6206
Rank: 32931


  1. Don't You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me
  2. Let Me Be the First to Go
  3. What Was I Thinking?
  4. Today I Started Loving You Again
  5. In a Perfect World
  6. She's Already Gone
  7. I Buried Our Love
  8. Together Again
  9. This Side of the Door
  10. A Good Place to Turn Around
  11. Like I Wasn't Even There

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gene Watson   Primary Artist
Rhonda Vincent   Background Vocals
Mark Chesnutt   Background Vocals
Connie Smith   Background Vocals
Bobby All   Acoustic Guitar
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Gregg Galbraith   Electric Guitar
John Gardner   Drums
Sonny Garrish   Steel Guitar
Vince Gill   Background Vocals
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Brent Rowan   Dobro,Electric Guitar,Hammond Organ,Gut String Guitar,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer,Soloist
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle,Mandolin
Joe Nichols   Background Vocals
Lee Ann Womack   Background Vocals
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
David Smith   Bass,Bass Guitar
Morgane Hayes   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Gene Watson   Author
Brent Rowan   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Craig White   Engineer

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