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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 2009 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 Bobby Marquez, which he submitted to this site on Wednesday 9 September 2009.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Bobby Marquez who made a special contribution to this unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.
This quote was submitted on Wednesday 9 September 2009.
'Gene Watson is a great singer!
He has his own style and sound. You know him when you hear him. He is a good guy too! I'd like to see him become a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Gene Watson should and will be in the Country Music Hall Of Fame someday. Gene Watson is definitely one of the best singers to ever sing a country song!'
Thank you, Bobby Marquez, for your support of Gene Watson.
About Bobby Marquez...
Bobby Marquez lives by the words 'Be better to your neighbours and you'll have better neighbours'.
Those words were also made famous by one of Bobby's musical heroes and fellow Texan, Ernest Tubb (Monday 9 February 1914 - Thursday 6 September 1984), who, along with his Texas Troubadours, put their hearts and souls into the music and simply made people want to get up and dance.
The same can be said of Bobby Marquez and his music; when you hear tracks from his self-titled debut album, 'Bobby Marquez' (Grande Star Records, 2009), you can't help but move your feet and hum along. Bobby Marquez's catchy melodies have soared up the Texas Music Chart with two Top 20 hits and 'That's Life' (co-written by Karen Staley and Bobby Marquez), his first No.1 single.
Bobby Marquez's breakout single, 'She's Not From Texas', which was co-written by Karen Staley and Anita Cochran, stayed on the Texas Music Chart for an impressive twenty-six weeks.
Bobby Marquez grew up in Freer, Texas where he became a baseball champion; it wasn't until he was a teenager that he even picked up a guitar and wrote his first song.
After high school, Bobby Marquez hit the stage and performed alongside John Michael Montgomery, Martina McBride, Asleep At The Wheel, Neal McCoy, Clay Walker, Rick Trevino, Lonestar, Leona Williams, Earl Thomas Conley, Mel Tillis, Jimmy C. Newman, Trent Willmon, Billy Currington, The Grascals and Riders In The Sky.
One of the greatest moments in Bobby Marquez's country music career was singing on stage with Ray Price, a man that he considers has one of the greatest voices in the country music genre.
And Bobby Marquez's recording of 'Neon Tan' with country music legend Johnny Rodriguez quickly became a college campus favourite.
Bobby Marquez continues to reach audiences worldwide with performances on the radio and internet on such shows as the 'WSM Opry Star Spotlight' and the 'Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree'. A coveted spot on the stage at Nashville's CMA Music Fesitval allowed him the opportunity to entertain fans from as far away as Australia, Portugal, Sweden, Texas and New York City.