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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 Lane Brody, which she submitted to this site on Saturday 11 November 2006.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Lane Brody who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.
This quote was submitted on Saturday 11 November 2006.
'I have had the privilege of working with Gene. It has always been a great pleasure. Gene is so talented and so humble that you can feel God with him and I must also say he is truly a gentleman.
He will always be one of the great recognisable voices of country music with a soul that delivers timeless performances. I love you, Gene'.
Thank you, Lane Brody, for your support of Gene Watson.
About Lane Brody...
Lane Brody is a native of Racine, Wisconsin where her love of singing was established at a very early age. She wrote her first song, 'Through The Darkness' at the age of twelve, founded an all-girl trio while still in high school and, by the time she was eighteen, had set out for New York, where she was discovered by vocalist Bobby Whiteside.
Lane Brody moved to Chicago, where she sang commercial jingles and modelled in print for such products as Harley Davidson Motorcycles and Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer.
In 1976, Lane Brody made her recording debut with the single 'You're Gonna Make Love To Me' under the pseudonym Lynn Niles. In 1981, Lane Brody moved to California, where she signed with Liberty Records and debuted on the Billboard country music singles chart with the self-penned 'He's Taken'. Her next release, 'More Nights', made it to the Billboard Top 60.
Towards the end of 1981, Lane Brody had a minor hit duet with the Thom Bresh titled 'When It Comes To Love' and made her television acting debut in the series 'Taxi' with Danny DeVito.
Lane Brody's next chart appearance came in 1983 with a song she co-wrote, the Oscar-nominated 'Over You', which was featured in Bruce Bereford's film 'Tender Mercies' starring Robert Duvall; the song reached No.15 on the charts.
Lane Brody also enjoyed a No.1 hit on the Billboard country music singles chart with her 1984 duet with Johnny Lee; 'The Yellow Rose' was No.1 for one week in April 1984.
Lane Brody's self-titled debut album was released in 1985 and contained two hits, including Bruce Lee Springfield's 'He Burns Me Up'. In 1996, Lane Brody was honoured by the Country Music Hall of Fame with her very own star on its famous walkway.
Lane Brody saw the release of her album 'Pieces of Life' (Scream Records, 2002) in 2002.