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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 2010 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 David Smith, which he submitted to this site on Friday 29 January 2010.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to David Smith who made a special contribution to this unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.
'I've had the pleasure of recording with Gene Watson for the past 16 years and every time, the experience gets better!
Not only is Gene the best country artist ever, he is a top notch person. The excitement he brings to the studio can't be matched. He can't give a bad vocal performance!
On takes he thinks can be improved on, are absolutely great! He knows what he wants in a track, and knows how to relate that information to the players.
Without a doubt, his records are the most enjoyable I have had the pleasure to work on'.
Thank you, David Smith, for your support of Gene Watson.
About David Smith...
David Smith has been a recording musician in Nashville since 1975.
David Smith has played many types of music including country, pop, jazz and gospel. David has recorded with such artists as Alabama, Billy Currington, Easton Corbin, George Jones, Gene Watson, Bill Gaither, Loretta Lynn, Buddy Emmons and many others.
David Smith has played on many syndicated television shows, including 'Country’s Family Reunion', 'Bill Gaither Homecoming', 'That Good Old Nashville Music', CMA Awards show and many more.
At the time of the acquisition of this Gene Watson 'Peer's Quote', in January 2010, David Smith was touring with Don McLean (of 'American Pie' and 'Starry, Starry Night' fame) on the road, doing approximately thirty-five days a year, including the United Kingdom and Australia.
David Smith also works live dates with The Time Jumpers, a group of studio musicians from Nashville. While not the regular bass player for the group, David Smith wound up doing half the year with them.
David Smith is also a member of the group Homer Dever, a group of the finest traditional country players in Nashville.
David Smith at the Curb Studios in Nashville during a recording session for Gene Watson's 'In A Perfect World' on Thursday 17 May 2007
Between 1992 and 2009, David Smith had the immense pleasure of displaying his extraordinary bass guitar skills, on all tracks, on the following Gene Watson albums:
'In Other Words' (Broadland Records/Mercury Canada, 1992)
'Uncharted Mind' (Step One Records, 1993)
'The Good Ole Days' (Step One Records, 1996)
'Jesus is All I Need' (Step One Records, 1997)
'A Way to Survive' (Step One Records, 1997)
'From the Heart' (RMG Records, 2001)
'Gene Watson...Sings' (Intersound Records, 2003)
'The Gospel Side of Gene Watson' (Intersound Records, 2004)
'Gene Watson: Then & Now' (Koch Records Nashville, 2005)
'In a Perfect World' (Shanachie Records, 2007)
David Smith also played bass guitar on all tracks, except 'Staying Together' and 'Still They Call Me Love', on 'A Taste of the Truth' (Shanachie Records, 2009).
David Smith at the Curb Studios in Nashville during a recording session for Gene Watson's 'In a Perfect World' on Thursday 17 May 2007