• The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson: 'Real Country Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)

  • Gene Watson: 'Back in the Fire & At Last' (Morello Records, 2016) / this album was officially released on Friday 11 November 2016

  • Gene Watson's Calendar

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson Guitars by Summey

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson at The Opry in Nashville

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

Management


Lytle Management Group
P.O. Box 128228
Nashville, TN 37212
Contact Sarah Brosmer
Telephone 615-770-2688

Bookings



Battle Artist Agency
8887 Horton Highway,
College Grove, TN
Contact Rob Battle
office: 615-368-7433
mobile: 615-957-3444

Adkins Publicity

Exclusive PR / Publicity Representation of Gene Watson / Contact Scott Adkins at Adkins Publicity in Nashville

For exclusive PR / publicity representation of Gene Watson, contact Scott Adkins at Adkins Publicity in Nashville.


Gene Watson has been singing professionally since the late 1950s and has been a country music album recording artist since the late 1960s.

Gene Watson's contribution to the country music genre is immeasurable.

It is here where you have an opportunity to read a review of Gene Watson's 'Gene Watson...Then & Now' (Koch Records Nashville, 2005), as published in the October 2005 issue of Country Music People.

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 has rigorously championed Gene Watson's cause down through the years and have published a number of reviews of his album releases.

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'Gene Watson...Then & Now' (Koch Records Nashville, 2005)
Country Music PeopleOctober 2005

This review of 'Gene Watson...Then & Now' (Koch Records Nashville, 2005) by Al Moir was published in the October 2005 issue of Country Music People, and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the publishers.

Album Review by Al Moir
(***** out of 5)
'Since his first chart entry in 1975 with 'Love in the Hot Afternoon', Gene Watson has seen a lot of chart action on various major labels, namely Capitol, MCA, Curb, Epic and Warner.

However, he made it all the way to the top just once, with 'Fourteen Carat Mind' in 1982, and many would argue that this instantly recognisable vocal stylist has never had the recognition he fully deserved.

Over the years, he released consistently good albums that included a wealth of material never released as singles and which were therefore overlooked by DJs.

Watson has now decided to dig out some of these great but ignored songs and re-record them.

Gathering together a number of Nashville's finest, including Jimmy Capps, Pig Robbins, Gregg Galbraith, Sonny Garrish, Hank Singer and Hoot Hester, he self-financed ten of the tracks before Koch Records stepped in to take the album on.

Only four of the songs - 'Back in the Fire', 'You Could Know as Much About a Stranger', 'Sometimes I Get Lucky' and 'The Jukebox Played Along' - were released as singles, the remainder being relegated to album tracks.  On these newly-cut versions, Watson is in terrific vocal form, as good as when he originally recorded them.

Making no concessions towards what is today considered commercial or radio friendly, Watson remains solidly country, and it is genuinely refreshing to hear him singing with more passion and soul than many artists we are asked to accept as being dyed-in-the-wool country these days.

Watson drips with country soul on ballads like 'Only Yesterday', 'I Didn't Think of You at All', 'I Wonder How it is in Colorado' and 'I Catch Myself', and his reading of the more up-tempo tunes such as 'If I'm a Fool for Leaving' and 'You Put Out An Old Flame Last Night' are flawless.

According to Watson, he intends to delve back into more of his earlier recordings to find material worthy of renewed exposure, so 'Then & Now' could well be the first in a series of similar releases.

If this is the case, Gene Watson fans, and indeed anyone seeking the real deal in country music, really do have something to look forward to'.

Al Moir
Country Music People
October 2005

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