Fourteen Carat Mind

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"Fourteen Carat Mind"
Single by Gene Watson
from the album Old Loves Never Die
B-side Lonely Me
Released September 1981
Format 7"
Recorded June 1981
Genre Country
Length 2:35
Label MCA 51183
Writer(s) Dallas Frazier and Larry Lee
Producer(s) Russ Reeder and Gene Watson
Gene Watson singles chronology
"Maybe I Should Have Been Listening"
"Fourteen Carat Mind"
"Speak Softly (You're Talking to My Heart)"

"Fourteen Carat Mind" is a song written by Dallas Frazier and Larry Lee, and recorded by American country music artist Gene Watson. It was released in September 1981 as the first single from the album Old Loves Never Die. "Fourteen Carat Mind" would become Gene Watson's twentieth country hit and his only song to hit number one on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for one week and spent a total of fifteen weeks on the country chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1981–1982) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 5


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 374. 

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Preceded by
"Love in the First Degree"
by Alabama
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

January 9, 1982
Succeeded by
"I Wouldn't Have Missed It for the World"
by Ronnie Milsap