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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 Chris Jones, which he submitted to this site on Wednesday 4 October 2006.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Chris Jones who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.
This quote was submitted on Wednesday 4 October 2006.
'Sean, I'd be honoured to give you a quote about Gene Watson.
I'm a huge fan. The first time I heard Gene Watson sing, I became a fan for life.
In a country music world of trends and fads, Gene Watson has always been consistent and true. He's an inspiration to all of us'.
Thank you, Chris Jones, for your support of Gene Watson.
About Chris Jones...
Chris Jones is one of the most soulful musicians and singers in bluegrass and country music today. His powerful, original approach to traditional bluegrass, his uncompromising professionalism and his wonderful sense of humour all combine to build a strong bond with audiences around the world. Chris Jones' rich voice is rooted firmly in the Stanley Brothers bluegrass tradition, but with a warm, resonant country flavour.
Chris Jones' strong rhythm and masterful lead guitar work has been influenced by George Shuffler, Larry Sparks, Tony Rice and Ron Block. Chris Jones is also considered one of bluegrass music's premier songwriters.
Chris Jones has performed and/or recorded with artists across a broad musical spectrum, including The Chieftains, Vassar Clements (Wednesday 25 April 1928 - Tuesday 16 August 2005), Earl Scruggs (Sunday 6 January 1924 - Wednesday 28 March 2012), Alison Krauss, Tom T. Hall, Jimmy Martin, Laurie Lewis and the Lynn Morris Band.
Chris Jones has been recognised by his peers with numerous awards nominations and he has consistently had songs in the Top 10 of the National Bluegrass Survey.
Chris Jones has seen the release of four highly acclaimed albums, 'Blinded By The Rose' (Rebel Records, 1995), 'No One But You' (Rebel Records, 1997), 'Follow Your Heart' (Rebel Records, 1999) and 'A Few Words' (Rebel Records, 2002) on bluegrass music's senior record label Rebel Records, along with two albums for Strictly Country Records, a label based in The Netherlands.
At the time of the acquisition of Chris Jones' Gene Watson 'Peer's Quote', in October 2006, Chris Jones was signed to Pete Anderson's Little Dog Records.