• 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

Adkins Publicity

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 Kathy Chiavola, which she submitted to this site on Wednesday 31 May 2006.

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



Kathy Chiavola
This quote was submitted on Wednesday 31 May 2006.

'Gene Watson is the definition of a great country singer; there is none better.

He's the real deal, a one of a kind treasure who possesses gorgeous tone, great phrasing and technique, the life experience to communicate emotion and connect in a masterful way'.

Thank you, Kathy Chiavola, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Kathy Chiavola...



Kathy Chiavola, who was born in Chicago and raised in Kansas City, Missouri has had a very eclectic musical background.  Kathy Chiavola grew up listening to classical music, then folk music and then joined a rock & roll band.  Kathy Chiavola has also dabbled with opera music; she then discovered bluegrass music.

Kathy Chiavola was awarded a scholarship to Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where she earned her Bachelor's and Masters degrees in voice.  Kathy Chiavola later studied in a doctoral program at Indiana University with Metropolitan Opera star Eileen Farrell and then moved to Nashville in 1980.

Kathy Chiavola worked with The Doug Dillard Band, Vassar Clements (Wednesday 25 April 1928 - Tuesday 16 August 2005), Country Gazette, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer and Mark O'Connor before forming her own group.

Kathy Chiavola's sound is acoustic; a delightful combination of traditional country music and bluegrass music, with a little blues thrown into the mix.



Kathy Chiavola's debut album, 'Labor of Love' (United States: My Label Nashville, 1993 / United Kingdom: Ragged But Right Records, 1993), garnered unanimous critical acclaim in 1993 when it was released on My Label in the United States; in the United Kingdom, 'Labor of Love' was released by London's Ragged But Right Records, which was a division of Music Farm Limited.

Kathy Chiavola's 'Labor of Love' (United States: My Label Nashville, 1993 / United Kingdom: Ragged But Right Records, 1993) gathered unanimous critical acclaim upon its release.

Kathy Chiavola's 'Labor of Love' (United States: My Label Nashville, 1993 / United Kingdom: Ragged But Right Records, 1993) included the following tracks:

'Well All Right'
'A Woman in Love'
'A Man After My Own Heart'
'Cry Cry Darlin'
'Traveling at Night'
'The Passing of the Train'
'A Fool Such as I'
'Lost Dog Blues'
'Labor of Love'
'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star'
'Distant Melody'
'Faithless Love'

Kathy Chiavola's 'Labor of Love' (United States: My Label Nashville, 1993 / United Kingdom: Ragged But Right Records, 1993)
was playlisted on the United Kingdom's BBC Radio 2, and was London's Tower Record's No.1 country music CD for two weeks in September 1993; the album reached No.2 on the United Kingdom country specialist dealer chart.

In 1993, Kathy Chiavola was listener voted 'Best New Female Recorded Act of the Year' by country music radio in South Australia.

Musicians involved in the recording of Kathy Chiavola's 'Labor of Love' (United States: My Label Nashville, 1993 / United Kingdom: Ragged But Right Records, 1993) included Kathy Chiavola, Vince Gill, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor, Carl Jackson, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan and Lucy Dog.



Kathy Chiavola contributed 'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry' to the compilation album 'A Picture of Hank: The New Bluegrass Way' (Mercury Records, 1995), a bluegrass music album, which was a tribute project to Hank Williams (Monday 17 September 1923 - Thursday 1 January 1953).

In 1995, Kathy Chiavola was voted 'Outstanding Background Vocalist' in The Nashville Music Awards.

Kathy Chiavola has sung on hundreds of recordings with Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998), Kathy Mattea, Garth Brooks, Emmylou Harris and Bill Monroe (Wednesday 13 September 1911 - Monday 9 September 1996).



In 1995 / 1996, Kathy Chiavola saw the release of her second album, 'The Harvest' (United States: My Label Nashville, 1995 / United Kingdom: Demon Records, 1996), which featured a multitude of special guests, including the following:

Chet Atkins (Friday 20 June 1924 - Saturday 30 June 2001)
Vince Gill
Emmylou Harris
Bill Monroe (Wednesday 13 September 1911 - Monday 9 September 1996)
Randy Howard (1961 - Tuesday 29 June 1999)
Roy Huskey Junior (Monday 17 December 1956 - Saturday 6 September 1997)
Harley Allen (Monday 23 January 1956 - Wednesday 30 March 2011)
John Cowan
Bela Fleck
Tony Rice

Kathy Chiavola's 'The Harvest' (United States: My Label Nashville, 1995 / United Kingdom: Demon Records, 1996) was hailed as one of the top five bluegrass albums of 1996; Kathy Chiavola's duet with Bill Monroe (Wednesday 13 September 1911 - Monday 9 September 1996) is believed to be his last vocal recording.

Kathy Chiavola's second album, 'The Harvest' (United States: My Label Nashville, 1995 / United Kingdom: Demon Records, 1996), included the following tracks:

'Won't Be Long' (written by J. Leslie McFarland)
'Baby Blue Eyes', which was written by Jim Eanes (Thursday 6 December 1923 - Tuesday 21 November 1995)
'Shenandoah Valley Waltz', which was written by Clyde Moody (Sunday 19 September 1915 - Friday 7 April 1989) and Robert Russell 'Chubby' Wise (Saturday 2 October 1915 - Saturday 6 January 1996)
'Will You Love Me Still' (written by Kathy Chiavola and Elizabeth Hill)
'Stay Away From Me', which was written by Bill Monroe (Wednesday 13 September 1911 - Monday 9 September 1996)
'The Big Picture' (written by Kathy Chiavola and Stephanie Brown)
'Thirty Years of Tears' (written by John Hiatt)
'No End of Love', which was written by John Hartford (Thursday 30 December 1937 - Monday 4 June 2001)
'Dance' (written by Bob Lucas)
'One Hundred Miles' (written by Chris While)
'I am a Pilgrim' (traditional / arranged by Kathy Chiavola)
'Pilgrims on the Way' (written by Marcus Hummon)
'The Harvest' (written by Peter Rowan)

Musicians involved in the recording of Kathy Chiavola's second album, 'The Harvest' (United States: My Label Nashville, 1995 / United Kingdom: Demon Records, 1996) included the following:

Kathy Chiavola
Randy Howard (1961 - Tuesday 29 June 1999)
Brent Truitt
Emmylou Harris
Vince Gill
John Cowan
Chet Atkins (Friday 20 June 1924 - Saturday 30 June 2001)
Bill Monroe (Wednesday 13 September 1911 - Monday 9 September 1996)
Harley Allen (Monday 23 January 1956 - Wednesday 30 March 2011)
Bela Fleck
Mark Schatz
Roy Huskey Junior (Monday 17 December 1956 - Saturday 6 September 1997)
Butch Robins
Kurt Storey
Wayne Southards



It was also in 1996 when Kathy Chiavola was a special guest vocalist on the title track of The Rarely Herd's 'Pure Homemade Love' (Pinecastle Records, 1996); the track also featured the lead vocals of Jim Stack.



In 2001, Kathy Chiavola saw the release of her third album, 'From Where I Stand: A Personal Tribute' (My Label, 2001), which was Kathy Chiavola's heartfelt tribute to her friend, and wonderful fiddle player, Randy Howard (1961 - Tuesday 29 June 1999), who passed away, at the age of thirty-eight, on Tuesday 29 June 1999.



Kathy Chiavola's third album, 'From Where I Stand: A Personal Tribute' (My Label, 2001), included the following tracks:

'Goin' Away Party', which was written by Cindy Walker (Saturday 20 July 1918 - Thursday 23 March 2006)
'Cajun Blues' (written by Kathy Chiavola and Elizabeth Hill)
'Too Far Gone', which was written by Billy Sherrill (Thursday 5 November 1936 - Tuesday 4 August 2015)
'Across the Great Divide', which was written by Kate Wolf (Tuesday 27 January 1942 - Wednesday 10 December 1986)
'Last Words' (written by Mark Graham)
'Thirsty in the Rain' (written by Peter Rowan)
'My Brother Jim' (written by Bob Lucas)
'Starting All Over Again' (written by Chris While)
'Senza Parole' (written by Kathy Chiavola)
'Kingdom Come' (written by Pat Donohue)
'Stop Me' (written by Bill Caswell)
'Hills of Alabam' (written by Claire Lynch and Mark Fair)
'From Where I Stand' (written by Tom Schuyler and Jennifer Kimball)
'I Will Carry On' (written by Kathy Chiavola and Janey Clewer)

Musicians involved in the recording of Kathy Chiavola's third album, 'From Where I Stand: A Personal Tribute' (My Label, 2001), included the following:

Randy Howard (1961 - Tuesday 29 June 1999)
Brent Truitt
David Grier
Mike Bub
Rickie Simpkins
John Cowan
Adie Gray
J.D. Blair
Janey Clewer
Larry Perkins
Carlo Aonzo
Roy Huskey Junior (Monday 17 December 1956 - Saturday 6 September 1997)



In 2006, Kathy Chiavola saw the release of her fourth album, 'Somehow' (My Label Nashville, 2006); this album was Kathy Chiavola's first recording of all original songs and incorporated diverse influences, from bluegrass, blues, jazz, Latin to country, with an extraordinary cast of musicians, including Victor Wooten, Edgar Meyer, Darrell Scott and Stuart Duncan.

Kathy Chiavola's fourth album, 'Somehow' (My Label Nashville, 2006), included the following tracks:

'Makin' New Memories' (written by Kathy Chiavola)
'Azalea Waltz' (written by Kathy Chiavola)
'Missin' You' (written by Kathy Chiavola and Elizabeth Hill)
'I Wouldn't Be Here' (written by Kathy Chiavola and Lorna Hill)
'Possom & Pearl' (written by Kathy Chiavola)
'Near You' (written by Kathy Chiavola)
'Edgar' (written by Kathy Chiavola)
'What'll I Do With This Love' (written by Kathy Chiavola)
'You Blew It Baby' (written by Kathy Chiavola)
'Girl with a Mission' (written by Kathy Chiavola)
'I'll Rest My Case' (written by Kathy Chiavola)
'Italy Calling' (written by Kathy Chiavola)
'Somehow' (written by Kathy Chiavola)

Musicians involved in the recording of Kathy Chiavola's fourth album, 'Somehow' (My Label Nashville, 2006), included the following:

Richard Bailey
Butch Baldassari
Bucky Baxter
Sam Bocco
José Luis 'Chuscales' Valle Fajardo
Janey Clewer
Jeff Coffin
John Cowan
Dennis Crouch
Stuart Duncan
Terry Eldredge
Byron House
Rob Ickes
Barbara Lamb
Kenny Malone
Edgar Meyer
Joey Misculen
Darrell Scott
Brent Truitt
Sharon & Cheryl White
Resse Winans
Victor Wooten
Francisco 'Yiyi' Orozco Fernandez

Kathy Chiavola has toured the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe and extensively in Japan, and was the first bluegrass artist to perform in the Faroe Islands.

• Visit Kathy Chiavola's Official Site at kathychiavola.com

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