Song written by Stephen P. Spurgin & J. D. Mendenhall, was recorded by Gene Watson at the end of 1981, for the MCA label, with the production of Russ Reeder & Gene Watson, was released on February 27, 1982. The song would arrive at number 9 of the lists of country singles in the USA and to the position number 4 in the Canadian charts.
The song would be included in the tenth work of Gene, Old Loves Never Die (MCA 1981), Gene Watson’s ‘Old Loves Never Die’ was recorded at Sound Emporium Studio in Nashville (Recording and Mixing Engineer: Jim Williamson) and reached No.57 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1981.
Gene Watson re-recorded ‘Speak Softly (You’re Talking to My Heart) and included the track on’ The Good Ole Days’ (Step One Records, 1996).
Gene Watson 1981 (MCA)
Doyle Lawson 1985 (Sugarhill)
Berline, Crary & Hickman 1989 (Sugarhill)
Gene Watson 1996 ( Step One Records )
Ray Lynam 2015 ( Rosette Productions Ltd. )