• 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 during 2012, 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 Steve Dean, which he from submitted to this site on Friday 15 June 2012.

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

Steve Dean

Steve Dean
This quote was submitted on Friday 15 June 2012.

Gene Watson: 'From The Heart' (RMG Records, 2001)

'It was, and still is, an honor to have Gene Watson record my songs.

Thank you for putting up the site.

I met Gene at the session, and he is a super nice guy'.

Thank you, Steve Dean, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Steve Dean...

Steve Dean

Steve Dean was raised in Little Rock, Arkansas on a steady diet of music from The Beatles, The Byrds and The Eagles, along with the early influences of Buck Owens (Monday 12 August 1929 - Saturday 25 March 2006), Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 - Sunday 25 October 1992) and Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003).

After earning a degree in advertising from University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Steve Dean moved to Nashville to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a hit songwriter.

Steve Dean has co-written six Billboard No.1 hit singles, 'Watching You' for Rodney Atkins, 'Round About Way' for George Strait, 'Southern Star' for Alabama, 'Walk On' for Reba McEntire, 'It Takes a Little Rain' for The Oak Ridge Boys and 'Hearts Aren't Made to Break' for Lee Greenwood.

Steve Wariner: 'Midnight Fire' (RCA Records, 1983)

Steve Dean's first single, 'Don't Your Memory Ever Sleep at Night', was recorded by Steve Wariner in 1983; the track was included on Steve Wariner's 'Midnight Fire' (RCA Records, 1983) and reached No.23 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1983.

Other Steve Dean Billboard country music hit singles included 'Fast Lanes & Country Roads' for Barbara Mandrell (No.4, 1986), 'One Bridge I Didn't Burn' for Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993) (No.57, 1990), 'The More I Learn (The Less I Understand about Love)' for Ronna Reeves (No.49, 1992), 'Just Enough Rope' for Rick Trevino (No.44, 1994) and 'Cool to Be a Fool' for Joe Nichols (No.18, 2003).

'Cool to Be a Fool' and 'Watching You' have earned Bethar Music, Steve Dean's publishing company, BMI Publisher awards.  To date, Steve Dean has earned ten BMI Awards.

Other artists who have recorded Steve Dean's songs include Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002), Billy Dean, Ronnie Milsap, Kenny Rogers, Pure Prairie League, Craig Morgan, The ROYS (Lee & Elaine Roy), Dierks Bentley, John Michael Montgomery, Lee Ann Womack, Point of Grace, Neal McCoy and Ty Herndon.

Steve Dean is a performing songwriter, doing 'In the round' shows around the United States; Steve Dean enjoys taking his music to the people in it's purest form.

Steve Dean Songs: 1983

Steve Wariner: 'Midnight Fire' (RCA Records, 1983)

Steve Wariner recorded Steve Dean's 'Don't Your Memory Ever Sleep at Night' and included the track on 'Midnight Fire' (RCA Records, 1983); the track reached No.23 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1983.

Steve Dean Songs: 1985

Lee Greenwood: 'Streamline' (MCA Records, 1985)

Lee Greenwood recorded Steve Dean's 'Hearts Aren’t Made to Break (They're Made to Love)' (co-written with Roger Murrah) and included the track on 'Streamline' (MCA Records, 1985); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in July 1986.

Barbara Mandrell: 'Get to The Heart' (MCA Records, 1985)

Barbara Mandrell recorded Steve Dean's 'Fast Lanes & Country Roads' (co-written with Roger Murrah) and included the track on 'Get to The Heart' (MCA Records, 1985); the track reached No.4 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1986.

Steve Dean Songs: 1986

Waylon Jennings: 'Will The Wolf Survive' (MCA Records, 1986)

Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) recorded Steve Dean's 'The Shadow of Your Distant Friend' (co-written with Roger Murrah) and included the track on 'Will The Wolf Survive' (MCA Records, 1986).

Steve Dean Songs: 1987

The Oak Ridge Boys: 'Where The Fast Lane Ends' (MCA Records, 1987)

The Oak Ridge Boys recorded Steve Dean's 'It Takes a Little Rain (to Make Love Grow)' (co-written with James Dean Hicks and Roger Murrah) and included the track on 'Where The Fast Lane Ends' (MCA Records, 1987); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in May / June 1987.

Steve Dean Songs: 1989

Alabama: 'Southern Star' (RCA Records, 1989)

Alabama recorded Steve Dean's 'Southern Star' (co-written with Roger Murrah and Rich Alves) and included the track on 'Southern Star' (RCA Records, 1989); the track was No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart for one week in February 1990.

Reba McEntire: 'Sweet Sixteen' (MCA Records, 1989)

Reba McEntire recorded Steve Dean's 'Walk On' (co-written with Lonnie Williams) and included the track on 'Sweet Sixteen' (MCA Records, 1989); the track reached No.2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in June 1990.

Steve Dean Songs: 1990

Conway Twitty: 'Crazy in Love' (MCA Records, 1990)

Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993) recorded Steve Dean's 'One Bridge I Didn't Burn' (co-written with Jim McBride) and included the track on 'Crazy in Love' (MCA Records, 1990); the track reached No.57 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1990.

Conway Twitty: 'Crazy in Love' (MCA Records, 1990)

Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993) recorded Steve Dean's 'Shadow of a Distant Friend' (co-written with Jim McBride and Roger Murrah) and included the track on 'Crazy in Love' (MCA Records, 1990).

Steve Dean Songs: 1991

Billy Dean: 'Billy Dean' (Capitol Records, 1991)

Billy Dean recorded Steve Dean's 'Simple Things' (co-written with Billy Dean) and included the track on 'Billy Dean' (Capitol Records, 1991).

Billy Dean: 'Billy Dean' (Capitol Records, 1991)

Billy Dean
recorded Steve Dean's 'Daddy's Will' (co-written with Billy Dean) and included the track on 'Billy Dean' (Capitol Records, 1991).

Linda Davis: 'In a Different Light' (Liberty Records, 1991)

Linda Davis recorded Steve Dean's 'Just Enough Rope' (co-written with Karen Staley) and included the track on 'In a Different Light' (Liberty Records, 1991).

Steve Dean Songs: 1992

Ronna Reeves: 'The More I Learn' (Polygram Records / Mercury Records, 1992)

Ronna Reeves recorded Steve Dean's 'The More I Learn (The Less I Understand About Love)' and included the track on 'The More I Learn' (Polygram Records / Mercury Records, 1992); the track reached No.49 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1992.

Steve Dean Songs: 1994

Rick Trevino: 'Rick Trevino' (Columbia Records, 1994)

Rick Trevino recorded Steve Dean's 'Just Enough Rope' (co-written with Karen Staley) and included the track on 'Rick Trevino' (Columbia Records, 1994); the track reached No.44 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1994.

Steve Dean Songs: 1997

Neal McCoy: 'Be Good At It' (Atlantic Records, 1997)

Neal McCoy recorded Steve Dean's 'Same Boots' (co-written with Wil Nance) and included the track on 'Be Good At It' (Atlantic Records, 1997).

Ricochet: 'Blink of An Eye' (Columbia Records, 1997)

Ricochet recorded Steve Dean's 'The Last Love in This Town' (co-written with Billy Montana and Don Ellis) and included the track on 'Blink of An Eye' (Columbia Records, 1997).

George Strait: 'Carrying Your Love with Me' (MCA Records, 1997)

George Strait recorded Steve Dean's 'Round About Way' (co-written with Wil Nance) and included the track on 'Carrying Your Love with Me' (MCA Records, 1997); the track was No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart for one week in March 1998.

Steve Dean Songs: 1998

Lee Ann Womack: 'Some Things I Know' (MCA Records, 1998)

Lee Ann Womack recorded Steve Dean's 'The Preacher Won't Have to Lie' (co-written with Billy Montana) and included the track on 'Some Things I Know' (MCA Records, 1998).

Steve Dean Songs: 1999

John Michael Montgomery: 'Home to You' (Atlantic Records, 1999)

John Michael Montgomery recorded Steve Dean's 'You Are' (co-written with Wil Nance and Noah Gordon) and included the track on 'Home to You' (Atlantic Records, 1999).

Ty Herndon: 'Steam' (Sony Records, 1999)

Ty Herndon
recorded Steve Dean's 'That's What I Call Love' (co-written with Danny Orton) and included the track on 'Steam' (Sony Records, 1999).

Steve Dean Songs: 2000

Craig Morgan: 'Craig Morgan' (Atlantic Records, 2000)

Craig Morgan recorded Steve Dean's 'It's Me' (co-written with Wil Nance and Craig Morgan) and included the track on 'Craig Morgan' (Atlantic Records, 2000).

Steve Dean Songs: 2001

Gene Watson: 'From The Heart' (RMG Records, 2001)

Gene Watson recorded Steve Dean's 'Next to Nothing', which was co-written with Wil Nance and Mack Vickery (Wednesday 8 June 1938 - Tuesday 21 December 2004), and included the track on 'From The Heart' (RMG Records, 2001).

Gene Watson: 'From The Heart' (RMG Records, 2001)

Gene Watson recorded Steve Dean's 'Rose in the Sand' (co-written with Frank Myers) and included the track on 'From The Heart' (RMG Records, 2001).

Steve Dean Songs: 2003

Joe Nichols: 'Man with a Memory' (Universal South Records, 2002)

Joe Nichols recorded Steve Dean's 'Cool to be a Fool' (co-written with Joe Nichols and Wil Nance) and included the track on 'Man with a Memory' (Universal South Records, 2002); the track reached No.18 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 2003.

Craig Morgan: 'I Love It' (Broken Bow Records, 2003)

Craig Morgan recorded Steve Dean's 'What You Do to Me' (co-written with Wil Nance) and included the track on 'I Love It' (Broken Bow Records, 2003).

Steve Dean Songs: 2006

Rodney Atkins: 'If You're Going Through Hell' (Curb Records, 2006)

Rodney Atkins recorded Steve Dean's 'Watching You' (co-written with Rodney Atkins and Brian Gene White) and included the track on 'If You're Going Through Hell' (Curb Records, 2006); the track was No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart for three weeks in January / February 2007.

Steve Dean Songs: 2009

Rodney Atkins: 'It's America' (Curb Records, 2009)

Rodney Atkins recorded Steve Dean's 'Chasin' Girls' (co-written with Rodney Atkins and Ted Hewitt) and included the track on 'It's America' (Curb Records, 2009).

Steve Dean Songs: 2011

The ROYS (Lee & Elaine Roy): 'Lonesome Whistle' (Rural Rhythm Records, 2011)

The ROYS (Lee & Elaine Roy) recorded Steve Dean's 'Trailblazer' (co-written with Elaine Roy and Bethany Dean) and included the track on 'Lonesome Whistle' (Rural Rhythm Records, 2011).

The ROYS (Lee & Elaine Roy): 'Lonesome Whistle' (Rural Rhythm Records, 2011)

The ROYS
 (Lee & Elaine Roy) recorded Steve Dean's 'Everything I Ever Wanted' (co-written with Elaine Roy and Lee Roy) and included the track on 'Lonesome Whistle' (Rural Rhythm Records, 2011).

Steve Dean Songs: 2013

The ROYS (Lee & Elaine Roy): 'Gypsy Runaway Train' (Rural Rhythm Records, 2013)

The ROYS (Lee & Elaine Roy) recorded Steve Dean's 'Enough For Me' (co-written with Lee Roy and Elaine Roy) and included the track on 'Gypsy Runaway Train' (Rural Rhythm Records, 2013).
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