Best of Gene Watson is a ten-track budget-priced collection that culls highlights from his recordings for Curb in the mid-'80s, including the two hit singles "Got No Reason Now for Goin' Home" and "One Hell of a Heartache." Watson wasn't at his commercial or artistic peak during these years and as a result, Best of Gene Watson shouldn't be seen as a definitive overview of his career, or even a worthwhile introduction to his music. Instead, it's a sampler of a brief period of his career that may appeal to fans who want a collection from each stage of Watson's career.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine