• 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


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Nashville, TN 37212
Contact Sarah Brosmer
Telephone 615-770-2688

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office: 615-368-7433
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Exclusive PR / Publicity Representation of Gene Watson / Contact Scott Adkins at Adkins Publicity in Nashville

For exclusive PR / publicity representation of Gene Watson, contact Scott Adkins at Adkins Publicity in Nashville.



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 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 Bobby Flores, which he submitted to this site on Friday 27 January 2006.

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



Bobby Flores
This quote was submitted on Friday 27 January 2006.

'I am honoured to be asked to comment on one of my country music heroes, Gene Watson.

I've been watching him perform, sometimes sharing the stage with him, and listening to him sing, since the early 1970's and hold him in the highest respect as a vocalist and performing artist.

Thanks for this awesome fan club website for a true country music legend.


Gene has always had one of the smoothest and most unique voices in country music.  You always know when it's him singing and it's always a pleasure to hear him.

I've been a fan of his for many years and sincerely thank him for his continuing contributions to the music we all love.

Keep up the great music, Gene!

Your fan always, Bobby Flores'.

Thank you, Bobby Flores, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Bobby Flores...



Bobby Flores started his professional performances in 1968 at the age of seven playing at local functions and on the gospel circuit in the Texas area as a gospel duo with his mom, Mary Jane Flores.  Bobby Flores also performed with Young Americans For Christ, a travelling Christian group.

In 1970, Bobby Flores began working nightclubs professionally at the age of nine as a featured single artist with George Chambers & The Country Gentlemen.

In 1974, when he was thirteen years old, Bobby Flores formed his first band and played clubs and fairs.

Bobby Flores also opened shows for Larry Gatlin, Tanya Tucker, Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993), Johnny Rodriguez, Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 - Wednesday 8 December 1982), Bobby Bare and Wynn Stewart (Thursday 7 June 1934 - Wednesday 17 July 1985).

In the late 1970s, Bobby Flores recorded the first of four regionally charted singles, along with his first album.

In 1980, Bobby Flores became band leader / show opener / fiddle player for Johnny Bush & The Bandoleros.

In 1981, Bobby Flores became vocalist and guitarist for the Top 40 dance band 'Gone City' and toured the southern states of the United States with them.

Between 1983 and 1986, Bobby Flores joined the popular San Antonio rock band 'The Boiz'.  Bobby Floresalso played violin with Trinity University Community Orchestra and began classical guitar studies, while at the same time serving as a guitar instructor at Dellview Music.

Between 1986 and 1988, Bobby Flores worked with local groups Mass Transit, Joe Aero & Blackjack, and Rocky Thompson & The Lost Hat Band.

Between 1988 and 1996, Bobby Flores formed the band 'Angel Fire' with his brother Greg and his sister Sandra and played Texas 'A' circuit, several top rooms in Texas.  It was also during this time that Bobby Flores opened for Steve Wariner, Vince Gill, Shenandoah (Marty Raybon), George Strait, Diamond Rio and Garth Brooks.

Bobby Flores also began part time performances with Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013).

In 1996 and 1997, Bobby Flores provided fiddle, guitar and vocals for David Kersh who was recording for Curb Records at the time.  Bobby Flores was also a concert opener for LeAnn Rimes, Tracy Lawrence, Bryan White, Collin Raye and Deana Carter.

Between 1997 and 2001, Bobby Flores played first violin and fiddle for Ray Price & The Cherokee Cowboys.

In 2002, Bobby Flores and Al Michalczak formed Yellow Rose Records; the objective of the record label was to record, preserve and forward excellent music.

Yellow Rose Records began as a showcase pool for Bobby Flores' album production projects and has since gained a respectable reputation in the industry worldwide for quality albums and gifted artists.  Although their primary focus is traditional country music, Yellow Rose Records also offer contemporary country music, Christian country music and pop-Christian artists on their roster.

Yellow Rose Records also have their own recording studio, B.A.M. Recording Studio, which is located in the far north area of San Antonio, Texas.



In 2003, Bobby Flores saw the release of 'Just For The Record' (Yellow Rose Records, 2003), which was produced by Bobby Flores and included the following tracks:

'One More Time'
'I'd Fight The World'
'Just For The Record'
'Bubbles in My Beer'
'I'll Find a Way'
'Same Two Lips'
'Spicher Waltz'
'I Don't Know Why I Keep Loving You'
'I Lie a Lot'
'Be a Good Girl (till I get back in town)'
'Soft Rain'
'Your Old Love Letters'
'I'm Still Not Over You'
'Oh, Lonesome Me'

Personnel involved in the recording of Bobby Flores' 'Just For The Record' (Yellow Rose Records, 2003) included the following:

Jim Loessberg, Phil Dalmolin, Dan Dreeben, Bill Green, Jerrad Green, John 'Smiley' Reynolds and Larry Roberson (drums)
Allen Chapman, Gerald Connell, Jake Hooker and Justin Trevino (bass)
Randy Reinhard (piano)
Tommy Nash, Richard Wolfe and Bobby Flores (guitars)
Randy Reinhard, Jerry Blanton, Gary Carpenter, Tommy Detamore, Jim Loessberg, Dicky Overbey (Monday 11 May 1942 - Saturday 4 October 2014), Rick Price, Herb Steiner and Bobby Flores (steel guitar)
John Schattenberg, Ron Knuth, Reggie Rueffer and Bobby Flores (fiddles)
Thomas Detamore III (vibes)
Jake Hooker, Justin Trevino and Billy Mata (harmony and guest vocals)
Richard Wolfe (guest vocalist)



In 2004, Bobby Flores saw the release of 'Festival Favorites' (Yellow Rose Records, 2004), which was produced by Bobby Flores and included the following tracks:

'I'll Have Somebody Else'
'Too Much Love is Spoiling You'
'24th Hour', which was written by Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013)
'Silverlake Blues'
'Curtain in the Window'
'Who'll Turn Out The Lights (in your world tonight)'
'Danny Boy'
'Keeper of My Heart'
'South of the Border (down Mexico way)'
'I've Got a New Heartache'

Personnel involved in the recording of Bobby Flores' 'Festival Favorites' (Yellow Rose Records, 2004) included the following:

Jim Loessberg (drums)
Jake Hooker (upright bass)
Randy Reinhard (piano)
Bobby Flores (guitars)
Randy Reinhard and Dicky Overbey (Monday 11 May 1942 - Saturday 4 October 2014) (steel guitars)
Bobby Flores and John Schattenberg (fiddles)
Jake Hooker and Bill Green (background vocals)

Bobby Flores' 'Festival Favorites' (Yellow Rose Records, 2004) was recorded, in April & May 2004, at B.G.M. Studio in San Antonio, Texas.



In late 2004, Dicky Overbey (Monday 11 May 1942 - Saturday 4 October 2014) & Bobby Flores saw the release of 'Christmas in Ol' San Antone' (Yellow Rose Records, 2004), which included the following tracks:

'Away in a Manger'
'O, Come All Ye Faithful'
'O, Holy Night'
'Silent Night'
'Joy to the World'
'Silver Bells'
'O, Little Town of Bethlehem'
'What Child is This'
'In Excelsis Deo'
'First Noel'

Personnel involved in the recording of Dicky Overbey (Monday 11 May 1942 - Saturday 4 October 2014) & Bobby Flores' 'Christmas in Ol' San Antone with Dicky Overbey & Bobby Flores' (Yellow Rose Records, 2004) included the following:

Dicky Overbey (Monday 11 May 1942 - Saturday 4 October 2014) (steel guitar)
Bobby Flores (fiddle, guitars, mandolin)
Jim Loessberg (drums)
Jake Hooker (bass)
Randy Reinhard (piano)

Dicky Overbey & Bobby Flores' 'Christmas in Ol' San Antone with Dicky Overbey & Bobby Flores' (Yellow Rose Records, 2004) was produced by Dicky Overbey (Monday 11 May 1942 - Saturday 4 October 2014) & Bobby Flores.

From 2005 onwards, Bobby Flores has fronted his own group, The Bobby Flores Band, and performed extensively throughout the south-west of the United States.



In 2005, Bobby Flores saw the release of 'Too Many Rivers' (Yellow Rose Records, 2005), which was produced by Bobby Flores and included the following tracks:

'Big Shoes'
'When Your House is Not a Home'
'Brothers, Strangers & Friends'
'My Life's Been a Pleasure (I still love you as I did in yesterday)'
'Too Many Rivers'
'Last Letter'
'Too Late'
'Unloved, Unwanted'
'I Wonder Where You are Tonight'
'I've Just Destroyed The World', which was written by Willie Nelson and Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013)
'How Long is Forever This Time'

Personnel involved in the recording of Bobby Flores' 'Too Many Rivers' (Yellow Rose Records, 2005) included the following:

Jim Loessberg (drums)
Allen Chapman and Jake Hooker (bass)
Randy Reinhard (piano)
Bobby Flores (guitars)
Randy Reinhard, Rick Price, Dicky Overbey (Monday 11 May 1942 - Saturday 4 October 2014), Tommy Detamore and Bobby Flores (steel guitar)
Bobby Flores (fiddles)

Bobby Flores' 'Too Many Rivers' (Yellow Rose Records, 2005), which was mixed and mastered by Bill Green, Tommy Detamore and Bobby Flores, was recorded at BGM Studio in San Antonio, Texas, Cherry Ridge Studio in Floresville, Texas and Yellow Rose Studio in Blanco, Texas.



In 2006, Bobby Flores saw the release of 'Direct from Blanco County' (Yellow Rose Records, 2006), which was produced by Bobby Flores and included the following tracks:

'I Didn't Realise'
'Darkness on the Face of the Earth'
'It's Four in the Morning'
'Different Kind of Flower'
'Rose Colored Glasses' (written by John Conlee)
'Don't Say Love or Nothing'
'New Road Under My Wheels'
'He'll Let You Live a Little'
'Burning a Hole in My Mind'
'Shoes of a Fool'
'Jealous Heart'
'Waltz of the Tumbleweed'
'Meanest Jukebox in Town'
'Maiden's Prayer'

Personnel involved in the recording of Bobby Flores' 'Direct from Blanco County' (Yellow Rose Records, 2006) included the following:

Jim Loessberg (drums)
Jake Hooker (upright bass)
Johnny Loessberg and Gerald Connell (electric bass)
Andy Langham, Bobby Flores and Randy Reinhard (piano)
Randy Reinhard, Tommy Detamore, Rick Price, Dicky Overbey (Monday 11 May 1942 - Saturday 4 October 2014), Jim Loessberg and Bobby Flores (steel guitar)
Dave Biller and Richard Wolfe (electric guitars)
Bobby Flores (fiddles, acoustic guitars, electric guitar and Tic-Tac)
John Schattenberg (strings)
Ron Knuth (viola ND 5-string fiddle)
Bobby Flores (fiddle)
Greg Flores (background vocals)
Richard Wolfe (guest vocalist)

Bobby Flores' 'Direct from Blanco County' (Yellow Rose Records, 2006) was recorded and mixed at Yellow Rose Studio in Blanco, Texas and was mastered by Tommy Detamore at Cherry Ridge Studio in Floresville, Texas.



In 2007, Bobby Flores saw the release of 'Neon Nights' (Yellow Rose Records, 2007), which included the following tracks:

'Country Girl'
'I'm So Afraid of Losing You Again'
'Same Old Memories'
'Spanish Eyes'
'Talk Back Trembling Lips' (written by John D. Loudermilk)
'Case of Sorrow'
'I Hate You'
'Who'll Be The First'
'I Let My Mind Wander'
'Stranger was Here'
'Make The World Go Away', which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 - Thursday 15 July 2010)

Personnel involved in the recording of Bobby Flores' 'Neon Nights' (Yellow Rose Records, 2007) included the following:

Jim Loessberg (drums)
Jake Hooker (upright bass)
Johnny Loessberg (electric bass)
Randy Reinhard (piano)
Bobby Flores (guitars, fiddles, viola and vocals)
Dave Biller (guitar)
John Schattenberg, Ron Knuth and Reggie Rueffer (guest fiddlers)
Tommy Detamore, Bobby Flores, Jim Loessberg, Rick Price and Randy Reinhard (steel guitar)

Bobby Flores' 'Neon Nights' (Yellow Rose Records, 2007), which was recorded and mixed at Yellow Rose Studio in Blanco, Texas was mastered by Tommy Detamore at Cherry Ridge Studio in Floresville, Texas.

On Tuesday 7 August 2007,
 Yellow Rose Records was named 'Independent Record Label of the Year'; this prestigious award was presented by The Academy of Western Artists at the 12th Annual Will Rogers Awards Ceremony, which was held in Garland, Texas.



In 2008, Bobby Flores saw the release of 'Eleven Roses' (Yellow Rose Records, 2008), which was produced, engineered and mixed by Bobby Flores and included the following tracks:

'If I Ever Fall in Love (with a honky tonk girl)'
'Cajun Baby'
'Are You Teasing Me'
'Eleven Roses' (written by Lamar Morris and Darrell McCall)
'Double Life'
'Don't You Believe Her', which was written by Nat Stuckey (Sunday 17 December 1933 - Wednesday 24 August 1988)
'La Golondrina'
'I Go Anywhere'
'Sweet Nellie'
'Danny Boy'

• Ann M. Stuckey submitted a 'Peer's Quote' about Gene Watson on Saturday 25 January 2014

Personnel involved in the recording of Bobby Flores' 'Eleven Roses' (Yellow Rose Records, 2008) included the following:

Jim Loessberg (drums)
Jake Hooker (upright bass)
Randy Reinhard (piano)
Randy Reinhard, Dicky Overbey (Monday 11 May 1942 - Saturday 4 October 2014), Tommy Detamore and Jim Loessberg (steel guitar)
Bobby Flores (guitars, fiddles, viola and bajo sexto)
Richard Hunter (harmonica)
John Stuart (cello)
Leighan Cortes and Bobby Flores (background vocals)
Catie Offerman and R.J. Smith (guest fiddle players on 'La Golondrina' and 'Danny Boy')
Hank Singer (special guest fiddle on 'Sweet Nellie')
Bobby Flores (string arrangement)

Bobby Flores' 'Eleven Roses' (Yellow Rose Records, 2008) was recorded at Yellow Rose Studio in Blanco, Texas and was mastered by Tommy Detamore at Cherry Ridge Studio in Floresville, Texas.

In 2011, Bob Flores saw the release of 'Fast Company' (Yellow Rose Records, 2011), which was produced and mixed by Bobby Flores and Robert De La Garza, and included the following tracks:

'Fast Company'
'Glad to Let Her Go'
'Make Room for the Blues'
'Look What Thoughts will Do'
'A Little Unfair'
'Your Old Used to Be'
'I Guess I Had it Coming'
'Lonely Street'
'In the Corner of My Mind'
'Talk to Me Old Lonesome Heart'
'Born to Lose'
'The One You Hang Around'

Personnel involved in the recording of Bobby Flores' 'Fast Company' (Yellow Rose Records, 2011) included the following:

Jim Loessberg (drums)
Jake Hooker (upright bass)
Randy Reinhard (piano)
Randy Reinhard, Dicky Overbey (Monday 11 May 1942 - Saturday 4 October 2014), Tommy Detamore, Rick Price, Jim Loessberg and Bobby Flores (steel guitar)
Bobby Flores (guitars, fiddles)
Laura Cash, Hank Singer and Greg Flores (background vocals)
Kevin Carter, R.J. Smith, Hank Singer, Coby Carter, Laura Cash, Ron Knuth and John Schattenburg (guest fiddle players)

Bob Flores' 'Fast Company' (Yellow Rose Records, 2011), which was engineered by Robert De La Garza, was recorded at B.A.M. Recording Studio in Bulverde, Texas.



• Visit Bobby Flores' Official Site at bobbyflores.com
• Visit Yellow Rose Records at yellowroserecords.com

• Visit Bobby Flores' Band Site at bobbyfloresband.com

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