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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 Jeanette Williams, which she submitted to this site on Wednesday 22 November 2006.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Jeanette Williams 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 22 November 2006.
'Gene Watson is a great singer and a true country music icon'.
Thank you, Jeanette Williams, for your support of Gene Watson.
About Jeanette Williams...
Jeanette Williams began her singing career with a local country band performing at amateur recreations of the Grand Ole Opry. In 1989, Jeanette met Johnny Williams and joined his band Clearwater, which later evolved into The Jeanette Williams Band, where she became lead vocalist and bass player.
In 1991, Johnny and Jeanette were married and continued to share leadership of the band. In 2005, Jeanette Williams became a graduate of IBMA Leadership Bluegrass and has been the recipient of a number of awards, including being named the Virginia Folk Music Association’s State Champion Female Vocalist, PICABO Entertainer of the Year (on four occasions) and PICABO Female Vocalist (on four occasions).
Jeanette Williams has also garnered five nominations for SPBGMA Female Vocalist of the Year.
A notable highlight for Jeanette Williams was being invited to perform with The Dan Tyminski Band on the 2000 IBMA Awards Show. Jeanette Williams has also been featured in both Bluegrass Unlimited and Bluegrass Now Magazine.
Over the years, Jeanette Williams has recorded eleven album projects, including the critically acclaimed 'Cherry Blossoms In The Springtime' (Doobie Shea Records, 1999).
The Jeanette Williams Band, which is based in Danville, Virginia boasts the impressive line-up of Johnny Williams (plays guitar, shares vocal and emcee duties and writes most of the band’s original material), Chase Johner (plays mandolin and provides vocals) and Jody King (plays banjo).