• The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson: 'Real Country Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)

  • Gene Watson: 'Back in the Fire & At Last' (Morello Records, 2016) / this album was officially released on Friday 11 November 2016

  • Gene Watson's Calendar

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson Guitars by Summey

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson at The Opry in Nashville

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

Management


Lytle Management Group
P.O. Box 128228
Nashville, TN 37212
Contact Sarah Brosmer
Telephone 615-770-2688

Bookings



Battle Artist Agency
8887 Horton Highway,
College Grove, TN
Contact Rob Battle
office: 615-368-7433
mobile: 615-957-3444

Webster PR



Webster Public Relations
, PO Box 23015, Nashville, TN 37202

Contact Scott Adkins
Telephone 615-777-6995



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, by The Gene Watson Fan Site, during 2005, 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 Chris Wall, which he submitted to this site on Wednesday 12 January 2005.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Chris Wall who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.



Chris Wall
This quote was submitted on Wednesday 12 January 2005.

'I've always been a huge Gene Watson fan.

I was in a band called The Famous Motel Cowboys out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming in the late 1980s and I used to sing 'Memories to Burn' and 'Fourteen Carat Mind' in the show every night, though we had to drop everything down an octave or two as I couldn't hope to sing on the same plane as Gene.

In early 2002, he and his band put on a show at The Coupland Dancehall here in central Texas.  The place was packed and, believe me, he hadn't dropped a step.

Every note and vocal lick was spot on the money.  But I couldn't help but wonder - could he still hit 'the note'.  The night passed too quickly for us all.  Hit after wonderful hit until the show ended.


The applause built and built.  'Encore! Ye Hah! More! More!'  Then the opening notes of the saddest country song of all time.  This song makes 'He Stopped Loving Her Today' sound like 'Rebecca of Sunnybrooke Farm'.

We waited and waited, the anticipation building.  Did he still have it?

The end of the last chorus was upon us and Gene had reached the point of no return.  Then it came - perfect.  It soared over the years, and the miles, and the entire crowd: 'When (pause) I'm gone'.  I went nuts!  The whole place went crazy!

I've always been a huge Gene Watson fan and I'll remain so 'til the final 'Farewell Party'.

Thank you, Chris Wall, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Chris Wall...



Chris Wall is a native of Newport Beach, California although he later moved to Montana, where he began to write country songs.  Chris Wall is considered by many to be the 'real deal'.

In 1988, while bartending in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Chris Wall had a chance encounter with Jerry Jeff Walker.

This led to a summons from Jerry Jeff Walker, in early 1989, urging him to take a break from his job as a ranch hand on Horse Creek Ranch near Livingston, Montana and join Jerry Jeff Walker for a two week song-writing soiree, where one thing led to another.

 Jerry Jeff Walker: 'Night After Night' (TNT Records, 1995)

Jerry Jeff Walker recorded Chris Wall’s 'Trashy Women' and included the track on his stellar (some call it a career reviving) album, 'Live At Gruene Hall' (Rykodisc Records, 1989); the track, which reached No.63 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1989, was subsequently included on 'Night After Night' (TNT Records, 1995).



Jerry Jeff Walker recorded Chris Wall’s 'I Feel Like Hank Williams Tonight' and included the track on his stellar (some call it a career reviving) album, 'Live At Gruene Hall' (Rykodisc Records, 1989).

Shortly thereafter, Chris Wall became a part of Jerry Jeff Walker’s recording and management roster on Tried & True Music / Rykodisc Records.

 

Five years of relentless touring with Jerry Jeff Walker and the release of two highly acclaimed solo albums, 'Honky Tonk Heart' (Rykodisc Records, 1991) and 'No Sweat' (Rykodisc Records, 1992) on Rykodisc Records followed.



Chris Wall's 'Honky Tonk Heart' (Rykodisc Records, 1991) included the following tracks, all of which were written by Chris Wall:

'Honky Tonk Heart'
'Rodeo Wind'
'The Empty Seat Beside Me'
'Faithfully'
'Trashy Women' (written by Chris Wall)
'Sure is Smokey in Here'
'He Lives My Dream'
'I Wish John Stetson Made a Heart'
'Entourage'
'Something to Shoot'



Chris Wall's 'No Sweat' (Rykodisc Records, 1992) included the following tracks:

'Hangin' Out' (written by Chris Wall)
'Fine Line' (written by Chris Wall)
'Once Before I Go' (written by Chris Wall)
'Boots' (written by Chris Wall)
'No Sweat' (written by Pinto Bennett, Chris Wall and Mark Webb)
'Faded Blue' (written by Chris Wall)
'Rodeo Cowboy' (written by Chris Wall)
'I'll Take The Whiskey (You Take The Wheel)' (written by Chris Wall)
'Better Things to Do' (written by Chris Wall)
'I'm Not Drinkin' Anymore' (written by Chris Wall)

Confederate Railroad: 'Confederate Railroad' (Columbia Records, 1992)

Confederate Railroad recorded Chris Wall's 'Trashy Women' and included the track on their self-titled debut album, 'Confederate Railroad' (Columbia Records, 1992); the track reached No.10 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1993, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for 'Best Country Song' the same year.



Jerry Jeff Walker recorded Chris Wall’s 'Trashy Women' and included the tracksongs on his stellar (some call it a career reviving) album, 'Live At Gruene Hall' (Rykodisc Records, 1989); the track reached No.63 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1989.



Dale Watson recorded Chris Wall’s 'That's What I Like About Texas' (co-written with Dale Watson) and included the track on 'Blessed or Damned' (Hightone Records, 1996); the track featured guest vocals from Johnny Bush.

In 1997, the BMI recognized Chris Wall in a ceremony celebrating the fact that 'Trashy Women' had been played over one million times on American country music radio in the United States since its release.

Chris Wall’s ability to write a country hit did not go unnoticed by the industry. He turned down offers to write for the big assembly-line Nashville publishing companies and opted instead for writing and releasing his own music.

 

 

It was also in 1994 when Chris Wall formed his own record label, Cold Spring Records, and saw the release of 'Cowboy Nation' (Cold Spring Records, 1994), 'Any Saturday Night in Texas' (Cold Spring Records, 1998), 'Tainted Angel' (Cold Spring Records, 1998) and 'Just Another Place' (Cold Spring Records, 2004).

Sunny Sweeney: 'Trophy' (Aunt Daddy Records, 2017)

Sunny Sweeney recorded Chris Wall’s 'I Feel Like Hank Williams Tonight' and included the track on 'Trophy' (Aunt Daddy Records, 2017).

Chris Wall travelled extensively and headlined large festivals in Europe and Scandinavia, including Norway’s prestigious Seljord Country Fest where Chris closed the Friday night show in front of a crowd of over twenty thousand people.

Chris Wall’s songs have been recorded by over a dozen artists, including Jerry Jeff Walker, Confederate Railroad, Johnny Bush, Dale Watson, Jack Ingram and Reckless Kelly.

Chris Wall has appeared on stage, as the opening act for many of country music's legendary artists, including the following:

Willie Nelson
Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002)
George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013)
Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993)
Chris LeDoux (Saturday 2 October 1948 - Wednesday 9 March 2005)
Dixie Chicks
Lyle Lovett
Nanci Griffith
Bellamy Brothers (Howard & David Bellamy)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Confederate Railroad
David Allan Coe
Bruce & Charlie Robison
Shenandoah (featuring lead vocalist Marty Raybon)
Desert Rose Band (Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen and John Jorgenson)
Jerry Jeff Walker
Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016)
Steve Wariner
Kelly Willis
Juice Newton
Ray Benson & Asleep at The Wheel
Robert Earl Keen
Pat Green
Joe Ely
Ian Tyson
Tom Russell
Billy Joe Shaver
Rambling Jack Elliot



• Visit Chris Wall's Official Site at chriswallmusic.com

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