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Gene Watson's peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as 'the singer's singer' - and rightly so!
All of Gene Watson's Peers who were contacted during 2005 were most gracious with their time and words. It is here, within this special part of the Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Becky Hobbs, which she submitted to this site on Thursday 27 October 2005.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Becky Hobbs who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.
This quote was submitted on Thursday 27 October 2005.
'Gene Watson is one of the best country music singers ever!
I challenge anyone with a heart to listen to 'Farewell Party' and not feel it'.
Thank you, Becky Hobbs, for your support of Gene Watson.
About Becky Hobbs...
Becky Hobbs was born and raised in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She started playing piano and writing songs when she was nine years old and has been performing ever since.
Becky's dreams took her to Los Angeles, via Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she wrote and performed for nine years.
Becky Hobbs first attracted critical attention from rock journalist Stann Findelle, who also wrote the liner notes on her debut MCA album, 'Becky Hobbs' (MCA Records, 1974). Becky then saw the release of two albums for Tattoo Records; 'From The Heartland' (Tattoo Records, 1975) and 'Everyday' (Tattoo Records, 1977).
In 1981, Becky Hobbs headed for Nashville and recorded with Moe Bandy.
'Let's Get Over Them Together', which was written by acclaimed song-writers Keith Stegall and Charlie Craig (1938 - Friday 1 July 2011), was included on Moe Bandy's 'Devoted To Your Memory' (Columbia Records, 1983); the track reached No.10 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1983.
Glen Campbell recorded Becky Hobbs' 'You Are' (co-written with Don London) and included the track on 'Still Within The Sound of My Voice' (MCA Records, 1987); the track was a duet with Emmyou Harris.
In 1988, Becky Hobbs saw the release of her critically acclaimed album, 'All Keyed Up' (MTM Records, 1988), which was released on Mary Tyler Moore's MTM Records.
Becky Hobbs' 'All Keyed Up' (MTM Records, 1988) included the Billboard country music hit singles 'Jones On The Jukebox' (No.31, 1988), 'They Always Look Better When They're Leaving' (No.43, 1988) and 'Are There Any More Like You' (No.53, 1988).
Becky Hobbs' 'All Keyed Up' (MTM Records, 1988) was re-issued by RCA Records in 1989 and included the bonus track 'Do You Feel The Same Way Too?', which reached No.39 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1989.
The video for Becky Hobbs' 'Talk Back Tremblin' Lips', on Curb Records, reached No.6 on Country Music Television (CMT).
In 1994, Becky Hobbs saw the release of the album 'The Boots I Came To Town In' (Intersound Records, 1994), which included the haunting 'Pale Moon', the rocking 'Mama's Green Eyes (And Daddy's Wild Hair)' and Becky's own version of 'Angels Among Us'.
Becky Hobbs was named Cashbox Magazine's 'Independent Country Music Female Artist of the Year' for 1994.
Becky Hobbs is also an accomplished songwriter and has had her songs recorded by Alabama, Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993), George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, Glen Campbell, John Anderson, Janie Fricke, Lacy J. Dalton, Moe Bandy, Shelly West and Ken Mellons.
John Anderson recorded Becky Hobbs' 'Look What Followed Me Home' (co-written with Mark Sherrill) and included the track on 'All The People Are Talking' (Warner Bros. Records, 1983).
Alabama recorded Becky Hobbs' 'I Want To Know You Before We Make Love' (co-written with Candy Parton) and included the track on 'Forty Hour Week' (RCA Records, 1985).
Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993) recorded Becky Hobbs' 'I Want To Know You Before We Make Love' (co-written with Candy Parton) and included the track on 'Borderline' (MCA Records, 1987); the track reached No.2 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1987.
Alabama recorded Becky Hobbs' 'Angels Among Us' (co-written with Don Goodman) and included the track on 'Cheap Seats' (RCA Records, 1993); the track reached No.28 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1993.
In 1996, Becky Hobbs married Duane Sciacqua, a talented guitarist, producer and songwriter. Duane played guitar with Glenn Frey, of The Eagles, and has also played with Paul McCartney and Joe Walsh, among others. Duane produced 1998's 'From Oklahoma With Love', which ranges from rocking country to tender ballads.
Becky Hobbs' 'Best Of The Beckaroo, Part 1' (Beckaroo Records, 2006) was released in 2006 and was a collection of Becky's most popular recordings.
Becky Hobbs shares her gift of music by playing as many charity events as she can and by performing at country music festivals throughout the world.