• 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 2010, 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 David Smith, which he submitted to this site on Friday 29 January 2010.

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

David Smith at Hilltop Studios in Nashville during a recording session for Gene Watson's 'A Taste of the Truth' (Shanachie Records, 2009) on Wednesday 6 May 2009

David Smith
This quote was submitted on Friday 29 January 2010.

'I've had the pleasure of recording with Gene Watson for the past 16 years and every time, the experience gets better!

Not only is Gene the best country artist ever, he is a top notch person.  The excitement he brings to the studio can't be matched.  He can't give a bad vocal performance!

On takes he thinks can be improved on, are absolutely great!  He knows what he wants in a track, and knows how to relate that information to the players.

Without a doubt, his records are the most enjoyable I have had the pleasure to work on'.

Thank you, David Smith, for your support of Gene Watson.

About David Smith...



David Smith has been a recording musician in Nashville since 1975.

David Smith has played many types of music, including country, pop, jazz and gospel.  David Smith has recorded with such artists as Alabama, Billy Currington, Easton Corbin, George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013), Gene Watson, Bill Gaither, Loretta Lynn, Buddy Emmons (Wednesday 27 January 1937 - Wednesday 29 July 2015) and many others.

David Smith has played on many syndicated television shows, including 'Country's Family Reunion', 'Bill Gaither Homecoming', 'That Good Old Nashville Music', CMA Awards shows and many more.



At the time of the acquisition of this Gene Watson 'Peer's Quote', in January 2010, David Smith was touring with Don McLean (of 'American Pie' and 'Starry, Starry Night' fame) on the road, doing approximately thirty-five days a year, including the United Kingdom and Australia.



David Smith also worked live dates with The Time Jumpers, a group of studio musicians from Nashville.  While not the regular bass player for the group, David Smith wound up doing half the year with them.

David Smith is also a member of the group Homer Dever, a group of the finest traditional country players in Nashville.



David Smith at Curb Studios in Nashville during a recording session for Gene Watson's 'In a Perfect World' (Shanachie Records, 2007) on Thursday 17 May 2007

Between 1992 and 2009, David Smith had the immense pleasure of displaying his extraordinary bass guitar skills, on all tracks, on a number of Gene Watson albums.



David Smith played bass guitar, on all tracks, on Gene Watson's 'In Other Words' (Broadland International Records / Mercury Canada, 1992).



David Smith played bass guitar, on all tracks, on Gene Watson's 'Uncharted Mind' (Step One Records, 1993).



David Smith played bass guitar, on all tracks, on Gene Watson's 'The Good Ole Days' (Step One Records, 1996).



David Smith played bass guitar, on all tracks, on Gene Watson's 'Jesus is All I Need' (Step One Records, 1997).



David Smith played bass guitar, on all tracks, on Gene Watson's 'A Way to Survive' (Step One Records, 1997).



David Smith played bass guitar, on all tracks, on Gene Watson's 'From the Heart' (RMG Records, 2001).



David Smith played bass guitar, on all tracks, on Gene Watson's 'Gene Watson...Sings' (Intersound Records, 2003).



David Smith played bass guitar, on all tracks, on Gene Watson's 'Gene Watson: Then & Now' (Koch Records Nashville, 2005).



David Smith played bass guitar, on all tracks, on Gene Watson's 'In a Perfect World' (Shanachie Records, 2007).



David Smith at Curb Studios in Nashville during a recording session for Gene Watson's 'In a Perfect World' (Shanachie Records, 2007) on Thursday 17 May 2007



David Smith played bass guitar, on all tracks, except 'Staying Together' (written by Jerry Salley and Monty Holmes) and 'Still They Call Me Love', which was written by Harley Allen (Monday 23 January 1956 - Wednesday 30 March 2011) and John Wiggins, on Gene Watson's 'A Taste of the Truth' (Shanachie Records, 2009).



David Smith at Hilltop Studios in Nashville during a recording session for Gene Watson's 'A Taste of the Truth' (Shanachie Records, 2009) on Wednesday 6 May 2009



David Smith played bass guitar, on all tracks, on Gene Watson's 'Best of The Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).

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David Smith played bass guitar and acoustic upright bass, on all tracks, on Gene Watson's 'My Heroes Have Always Been Country' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2014).



David Smith played bass guitar and acoustic upright bass, on all tracks, on Gene Watson's 'Real.Country.Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016).

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