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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 2006 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 Billy Troy, which he submitted to this site on Friday 6 October 2006.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Billy Troy who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.
This quote was submitted on Friday 6 October 2006.
'It's an honour for me to have had six songs (that I've written) to be recorded by Gene. I consider him a mentor and a friend.
There are singers, good singers, great singers and then there's Gene Watson'.
Thank you, Billy Troy, for your support of Gene Watson.
About Billy Troy...
Billy Troy has made numerous appearances on the famous Grand Ole Opry and is considered one of the inside talents of country music. As a songwriter, Billy Troy's songs have been recorded by artists including Gene Watson, David Frizzell, Janie Fricke and Terri Gibbs.
Billy's voice and style have been compared repeatedly to Keith Whitley (Thursday 1 July 1954 - Tuesday 9 May 1989) and he commands the respect of his peers and Nashville insiders.
2000 saw the release of Billy Troy's acclaimed 'Broken Moon' album, on which he was joined by country music and bluegrass music luminaries Randy Scruggs, Rosie Flores, Sam Bush, David Frizzell, Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), The Whites, and his father, the legendary dobro player Josh Graves, who sadly passed away on Saturday 30 September 2006.
Gene Watson has recorded six of Billy Troy's compositions:
Gene Watson recorded Billy Troy's 'That's When You Know It's Over' (co-written with Bob O'Donnell) and included the track on 'Heartaches, Love & Stuff' (MCA Records, 1984).
Gene Watson recorded Billy Troy's 'The Ballad Of Richard Lindsey' (co-written with Bob O'Donnell) and included the track on 'Little by Little' (MCA Records, 1984).
Gene Watson recorded Billy Troy's 'She Has No Memory Of Me' (co-written with Randy Scruggs) and included the track on 'Little by Little' (MCA Records, 1984).
Gene Watson recorded Billy Troy's 'When There's Not A Tear Left To My Name' (co-written with Bennie Boling) and included the track on 'A Way to Survive' (Step One Records, 1997).
Gene Watson recorded Billy Troy's 'Someone's Child' (co-written with Lee Bach) and included on 'A Way to Survive' (Step One Records, 1997).
Gene Watson recorded Billy Troy's 'All Hat, No Cattle' (co-written with Lee Bach and Leroy Anderson) and included the track on 'A Way to Survive' (Step One Records, 1997).