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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 2011 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 Elizabeth Cook, which she submitted to this site on Friday 11 February 2011.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Elizabeth Cook who made a special contribution to this unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.
This quote was submitted on Friday 11 February 2011.
'I'm crazy about his voice...the way he sings the word 'jewl-ree' in the first verse of 'Fourteen carat mind'.
And I want to console this man when he belts out 'Farewell Party' and scold the foolish, heartless woman that is casting him aside.
A unique gift it is to be able to take a woman and put her sentiment on the man's side of a love affair gone wrong.
To me, Gene's compelling voice is in the crown jewels of country music, right alongside Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 - Saturday 19 July 1975) and Merle Haggard'.
Thank you, Elizabeth Cook, for your support of Gene Watson.
About Elizabeth Cook...
Elizabeth Cook was born in 1972 in Wildwood, Florida and made her debut on the hallowed stage of the Grand Ole Opry on Friday 17 March 2000.
Elizabeth Cook was the youngest of eleven children; her mother Joyce played mandolin and guitar and performed on radio and local television in her younger years. Elizabeth Cook's father Thomas also played string instruments and honed his skills playing upright bass in the prison band while serving time for running moonshine.
While also serving time at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary for the crime, Elizabeth's father learned the welding trade to which Elizabeth Cook paid tribute in the title of her 2010 album; 'Welder' (31 Tigers Records, 2010) was released on Tuesday 11 May 2010.
After her father was released, he and Joyce began playing in local country music bands together. Elizabeth was on stage with them at the age of four, singing such inappropriate songs as 'I'm Having Daydreams About Night Things'.
When she was nine years old, Elizabeth had her own band.
Elizabeth Cook graduated from Georgia Southern University in 1996 with dual degrees in Accounting and Computer Information Systems.
In 2000, Elizabeth independently released 'The Blue Album' on Monday 20 November 2000.
Elizabeth Cook made her major record label debut in 2002 with the release, on Tuesday 27 August 2002, of 'Hey Y'All' (Warner Bros. Records, 2002).
However, following a corporate re-structuring that left the album virtually abandoned and stagnant on sales, Elizabeth Cook fought back with her 2005 independent release 'This Side Of The Moon' (Hog Country Records, 2005), which was released on Tuesday 17 May 2005; the album received positive reviews from The New York Times and No Depression.
'This Side Of The Moon' (Hog Country Records, 2005) included Jerry Salley's 'Before I Go That Far', which was co-written with Elizabeth Cook and Jim McBride.
Elizabeth Cook's album 'Balls' (31 Tigers Records, 2007) was released on Tuesday 1 May 2007. The album was produced by Rodney Crowell and has been her most successful album to date, thanks to glowing press reviews and significant video play for the song 'Sometimes It Takes Balls To Be A Woman'.
Nine of the album's eleven tracks were written or co-written by Elizabeth Cook, including the single 'Sometimes It Takes Balls To Be A Woman'.
Elizabeth Cook's 'Welder' (31 Tigers Records, 2010) was released on Tuesday 11 May 2010 and featured appearances by an all-star roster of guests, including Dwight Yoakam, Rodney Crowell and Buddy Miller.
Elizabeth Cook maintained a relentless touring schedule, having played shows in America, as well as South Korea, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Poland, France and the United Kingdom, the last of these including memorable appearances at the Cambridge Folk Festival, The Maverick Festival and The Borderline in London.
Elizabeth Cook has also continued appearing on the hallowed stage of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville; she has appeared there on over three hundred different occasions.
Elizabeth Cook also toured the UK in support of her 'Welder' (31 Tigers Records, 2010) album, performing eighteen dates with her husband Tim Carroll and her upright bass player Bones Hillman, formerly of Midnight Oil, who had relocated to Nashville.
Elizabeth Cook's 'Welder' (31 Tigers Records, 2010) was listed at No.23 on Rolling Stone's list of the '30 Best Albums Of 2010'.