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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 2007 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 Buddy Lee Owens, which he submitted to this site on Tuesday 20 February 2007.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Buddy Lee Owens who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.
Buddy Lee Owens
This quote was submitted on Tuesday 20 February 2007.
'Gene is, in my book, one of the best singers to ever live. He's a one of a kind stylist who has a way of making even a simple song a work of art.
I have friends who have had lots of songs recorded by Gene and they are always the ones they are most proud of'.
Thank you, Buddy Lee Owens, for your support of Gene Watson.
About Buddy Lee Owens...
Buddy Lee Owens is a singer/songwriter who was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and raised in Owasso, Oklahoma. Buddy started singing and song-writing as a teenager, playing in different venues around Owasso. As he gained experience and his reputation as an artist grew, Buddy Lee started performing at shows around the country.
While still in high school, Buddy got the chance to record an album with friends that is still popular in the area. In addition to his music, Buddy was also recognised as one of the top high school track athletes in Oklahoma, with scholarship offers from state and Ivy League schools.
In January 1998, with the support of his parents, Buddy Lee Owens decided that his true calling was in Nashville, making music and pursuing his dream. Following his move, Buddy played numerous writers nights and band gigs around Nashville.
Buddy Lee Owens also had the opportunity to open shows for Kenny Chesney, Rick Trevino, Emerson Drive, Pin Monkey and Billy Yates. Buddy has also met and spent time with two of his biggest influences, Merle Haggard and Vern Gosdin (Sunday 5 August 1934 - Tuesday 28 April 2009).
At the time of the acquisition of this Gene Watson 'Peer's Quote', in February 2007, Buddy Lee Owens was writing for Anchor Down Entertainment with some of Nashville's finest songwriters.
Buddy Lee Owens' great country music influences include Merle Haggard, Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 - Saturday 19 July 1975), Keith Whitley (Thursday 1 July 1954 - Tuesday 9 May 1989), Gene Watson, Whitey Shafer, Tim Mensy, George Strait, Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, George Jones, Johnny Paycheck (Tuesday 31 May 1938 - Wednesday 19 February 2003), Mel Tillis, Ray Price, Faron Young (Thursday 25 February 1932 – Tuesday 10 December 1996) and Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003).