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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 Linda Davis, which she submitted to this site on Wednesday 25 October 2006.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Linda Davis 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 25 October 2006.
'I just wanted to let other Gene Watson fans know that he is the genuine article.
A country song was never sung better than one sung by Gene. I am also from Texas...we're very proud of our home-grown country boy.
Thanks Gene for what you mean to me and to country music'.
Thank you, Linda Davis, for your support of Gene Watson.
About Linda Davis...
Linda Davis is a native of Dodson, Texas where she was born on Monday 26 November 1962; it was in Dodson, Texas that Linda sang on local radio by the time she was six. Linda moved to Nashville in 1982 and teamed up with Skip Eaton to form the duo Skip and Linda; together they had three minor hit singles, the biggest of which was 'If You Could See You Through My Eyes'.
Linda Davis subsequently worked as a commercial-jingle singer before catching on as a backup vocalist with Reba McEntire. She had a minor chart single in 1988 with 'All The Good Ones Are Taken', but she didn't record her debut album, 'In A Different Light' (Liberty Records, 1991) until 1991, when she signed with Liberty Records.
'In A Different Light' (Liberty Records, 1991) produced two more minor Billboard country music hit singles; the title track and 'Some Kinda Woman'. The album, however, was not a big seller; nor was the self-titled follow-up 'Linda Davis' (Liberty Records, 1992).
In 1993, Linda Davis found herself, and Reba McEntire, at the top of the Billboard country music singles chart with 'Does He Love You', which won a Grammy Award for 'Best Country Vocal Collaboration'.
With her newfound exposure and a recording deal with Arista Records, Linda Davis saw the release of two albums, 'Shoot The Moon' (Arista Records, 1994) and 'Some Things Are Meant To Be' (Arista Records, 1996); both albums climbed into the Top 30 of the Billboard Top Country album chart.
Linda Davis switched labels to DreamWorks Records in 1998 and saw the release of 'I'm Yours' (DreamWorks Records, 1998), an album that featured new tracks and some previously released material. The album 'I Have Arrived' was released in 2004.