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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 Bruce Burch, which he submitted to this site on Thursday 30 November 2006.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Bruce Burch 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 30 November 2006.
'To have one of my songs, 'I Catch Myself', recorded by Gene Watson was truly a highlight in my song-writing career.
Gene's voice has always been one of those voices that when you heard it you knew it...like an old friend you have always known...and will never forget'.
Thank you, Bruce Burch, for your support of Gene Watson.
About Bruce Burch...
Bruce Burch is a native of Gainesville, Georgia and has had the privilege of having one of his compositions, 'Rumor Has It', recorded by Reba McEntire, which reached No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1990.
Bruce Burch has also had the honour of having his songs recorded by country music artists of the calibre of Faith Hill, T. Graham Brown, George Jones, Aaron Tippin, Barbara Mandrell, Wayne Newton, Collin Raye, The Oak Ridge Boys, Billy Joe Royal and John Anderson.
As well as being a legendary song-writer within the country music genre, Bruce Burch was also the Creative Director at EMI Music Publishing for seven years and was Vice President of the publishing division at Sho-Bud Music Inc.
Bruce Burch is the Administrative Director of the UGA Music Business Certificate program at the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.
Dan Seals (Sunday 8 February 1948 - Wednesday 25 March 2009) recorded Bruce Burch's 'Water Under The Bridge' (co-written with J.P. McMeans) and included the track on 'Love On Arrival' (Capitol Records, 1989).
Reba McEntire recorded Bruce Burch's 'Rumor Has It' (co-written with Vern Dant and Larry Shell) and included the track on 'Rumor Has It' (MCA Records, 1990).
Gene Watson recorded Bruce Burch's 'I Catch Myself' and included the track on 'At Last' (Warner Bros. Records, 1991).
Collin Raye recorded Bruce Burch's 'Sadly Ever Sfter' and included the track on 'All I Can Be' (Epic Records, 1991).
Reba McEntire recorded Bruce Burch's 'I Wouldn't Go That Far' (co-written with Dana McVicker and Vip Vipperman) and included the track on 'For My Broken Heart' (MCA Records, 1991).
Reba McEntire recorded Bruce Burch's 'It's Your Call' (co-written with Liz Hengber and Shawna Harrington) and included the track on 'It's Your Call' (MCA Records, 1992).
Doug Stone recorded Bruce Burch's 'The Warmest Winter' and included the track on 'The First Christmas' (Epic Records, 1992).
John Anderson recorded Bruce Burch's 'You Can't Keep A Good Memory Down' (co-written with Michael Murrah and Roger Murrah) and included the track on 'You Can't Keep A Good Memory Down' (MCA Records, 1994).
Aaron Tippin recorded Bruce Burch's 'I Got It Honest' (co-written with Aaron Tippin and Marcus Franklin Johnson) and included the track on 'Lookin' Back At Myself' (RCA Records, 1994).
Rhett Akins recorded Bruce Burch's 'Carolina Line' (co-written with Rhett Akins and Vern Dant) and included the track on 'Somebody New' (Decca Nashville Records, 1996).
Aaron Tippin recorded Bruce Burch's 'I Got It Honest' (co-written with Aaron Tippin and Marcus Franklin Johnson) and included the track on 'Greatest Hits...And Then Some' (RCA Records, 1997).
Ricky Van Shelton recorded Bruce Burch's 'I Was Losing You' and included the track on 'Fried Green Tomatoes' (Audium Records, 2000).
Gene Watson re-recorded Bruce Burch's 'I Catch Myself' and included the track on 'Gene Watson: Then & Now' (Koch Records Nashville, 2005).
Gene Watson and Rhonda Vincent recorded Bruce Burch's 'This Wanting You' (co-written with Bruce Bouton and T. Graham Brown) and included the track on 'Your Money And My Good Looks' (Upper Management Music, 2011).