Together Again

Album: Together Again/My Heart Skips a Beat (1964)

Songfacts®:

  • Country singer Gene Watson and Bluegrass/Country singer Rhonda Vincent recorded a duet of this song in 2007. They recorded their parts at the studio at separate times so, to their surprise, they first met when they went on stage to perform it at the Grand Ol' Opry. "I walk in, walk up to the stage, and we sang that song on live TV before we ever even said hello," Rhonda recalled in a Songfacts interview.

    They must have hit it off, because they collaborated on "Staying Together" in 2009 and released the duet album Your Money and My Good Looks in 2011.
  • Owens recorded the song "Play Together Again, Again" with Emmylou Harris in 1979 after she released a successful version of this song on her Elite Hotel album a few years earlier.
  • Other notable covers came from Ray Charles in 1966 and a duet from Kenny Rogers and Dottie West in 1983.
  • Tom Brumley played the steel guitar on this song and inspired the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia to learn to play. His friend and fellow musician Pete Grant remembered: "'Together Again' came on the radio, with that memorable solo by Tom Brumley. We both listened in reverent awe, and said, 'Man, we gotta learn pedal steel.'"

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 25th 1966, Buck Owens & the Buckaroos appeared in a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City...
    At the time Buck & the Buckeroos' "Waitin' In Your Welfare Line" was in its sixth of seven weeks at #1 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart...
    It was also the ninth in a string of fourteen straight #1* records on the Hot Country Singles chart...
    Sadly, exactly forty years later on March 25th, 2006 Alvis Edgar 'Buck' Owens, Jr. passed away at the age of 76...
    May he R.I.P.
    * "It Takes People Like You (To Make People Like Me)" broke the string of #1 records, but not by much, for it peaked at #2.
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