• 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 2013, 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 Neal Coty, which he submitted to this site on Sunday 20 October 2013.

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



Neal Coty
This quote was submitted on Sunday 20 October 2013.

'I love Gene, but I don't know him personally.

I will say he is one of the greatest singers ever!'

Thank you, Neal Coty, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Neal Coty...

Neal Coty was born Neal Lee Coty and is the adopted son of dairy farmers; he grew up in rural Maryland. Neal was strongly influenced by two uncles: one who turned him on to 1970s Southern rockers such as Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers, and Uncle Buzz, who introduced Neal to his deep love of traditional country music.

Neal Coty's grandmother, who was a church organist, presented him with a guitar when he was five years old; Neal was writing songs at the age of eight and, upon hearing Jimmy Webb's seminal 'Wichita Lineman', decided to spend his life performing music.

A failed attempt at beauty college led Neal Coty to the theater program at Towson State, where he began playing his pop-influenced acoustic songs on open-mic nights. One ambitious Baltimore club owner recognized the young talent and soon had Neal Coty booked as an opening act for such acts as Kathy Mattea and Concrete Blonde.

Wayland Patton recorded Neal Coty's 'It's Only Monday' (written with Wayland Patton) and included the track on 'Mother Of All Heartaches' (Kudzu Blossom Records Records, 1995).

Kim Richey recorded Neal Coty's 'Let The Sun Fall Down' (co-written with Kim Richey) and included the track on 'Kim Richey' (Mercury Nashville Records, 1995).

Ronna Reeves recorded Neal Coty's 'Collect From Wichita', which was co-written with Randy VanWarmer (Wednesday 30 March 1955 - Monday 12 January 2004), and included the track on 'After The Dance' (Polygram Records, 1995).

Ronna Reeves recorded Neal Coty's 'My Heart Wasn't In It' (written with Pat Terry) and included the track on 'After The Dance' (Polygram Records, 1995).

Sawyer Brown recorded Neal Coty's 'Between You And Paradise' (co-written with Mark Alan Springer) and included the track on 'Six Days On The Road' (Curb Records, 1997).

Neal Coty briefly tried his hand at commercial and jingle writing in Los Angeles, but found true happiness in Nashville, landing a spot on the roster at Mercury Records and saw the release, on Tuesday 5 August 1997, of his debut album, 'Chance And Circumstance' (Polygram Records, 1997).

Neal Coty's debut album, 'Chance And Circumstance' (Polygram Records, 1997), included the following tracks:

'Tainted', which was written by Neal Coty and Randy VanWarmer (Wednesday 30 March 1955 - Monday 12 January 2004)
'Chance & Circumstance', which was written by Neal Coty and Randy VanWarmer (Wednesday 30 March 1955 - Monday 12 January 2004)
'Lost & Drifting', whch was written by Neal Coty and Randy VanWarmer (Wednesday 30 March 1955 - Monday 12 January 2004)
'Heaven In The Dark' (written by Neal Coty)
'Hey Lucy', which was written by Neal Coty and Randy VanWarmer (Wednesday 30 March 1955 - Monday 12 January 2004)
'Kalifornia', which was written by Neal Coty and Randy VanWarmer (Wednesday 30 March 1955 - Monday 12 January 2004)
'She's The Girl For Me', which was written by Neal Coty and Randy VanWarmer (Wednesday 30 March 1955 - Monday 12 January 2004)
'Ghost Town', which was written by Neal Coty, Bob Hamilton and Randy VanWarmer (Wednesday 30 March 1955 - Monday 12 January 2004)
'Wreck Of A Heart', which was written by Neal Coty and Randy VanWarmer (Wednesday 30 March 1955 - Monday 12 January 2004)
'When I See Jesus (Walk Across Lake Pontchartrain)', which was written by Neal Coty Randy VanWarmer (Wednesday 30 March 1955 - Monday 12 January 2004)
'Two Boys From Creagerstown', which was written by Neal Coty and Randy VanWarmer (Wednesday 30 March 1955 - Monday 12 January 2004)
'I Just Can't Slow Down' (written by Neal Coty)


Tyler England recorded Neal Coty's 'Collect From Wichita', which was co-written with Randy VanWarmer (Wednesday 30 March 1955 - Monday 12 January 2004), and included the track on 'Highways And Dance Halls' (Capitol Nashville Records, 1999).

In 2000, Neal Coty saw the release of his second album, 'Advance Music' (Mercury Records, 2000), which included the following tracks:

'Right Down The Middle Of Us' (written by Neal Coty and Scott Sherrill)
'You're All That' (written by Neal Coty, Jimmy Melton and Philip White)
'You Got Lucky' (written by Mike Campbell and Tom Petty)
'Breathing' (written by Rob Crosby and Philip White)
'Legacy' (written by Neal Coty)
'Sad Eyes' (written by Bruce Springsteen)
'This Town Ain't Big Enough' (written by Mickey Cates)
'Black Heart Of Texas' (written by Neal Coty)
'Can't Change My Love' (written by Neal Coty and Gary Harrison)
'South Texas Light' (written by Neal Coty)
'The Worst Way' (written by Neal Coty)


As Neal Coty's popularity grew, so too did his songwriting skills, which are showcased on his third album, 'Legacy' (Mercury Nashville/Uptown/Universal Records, 2001), which was released on Tuesday 6 March 2001 and included the following tracks:

'Right Down Through The Middle Of Us' (written by Neal Coly and John Scott Sherrill) / this track features Eddie Bayers, Neal Coly, Dan Dugmore, John Jorgenson, Randy McCormick, John D. Willis and Glenn Wort
'You're All That' (written by Neal Coly and Jimmy Melton) / this track features Eddie Bayers, Neal Coly, Eric Darken, John Kelton, Brent Mason, John D. Willis and Glenn Wort
'You Got Lucky' (written by Mike Campbell and Tom Petty) / this track features Eddie Bayers, Neal Coly, Dan Dugmore, Paul Franklin, John Jorgenson, John Kelton, John D. Willis and Glenn Wort
'Breathing' (written by Rob Crosby and Philip White) / the track features Neal Coly, Paul Franklin, Paul Leim, Brent Mason, Gary Prim, John D. Willis and Glenn Wort
'Legacy' (written by Neal Coly) / this track features Neal Coly, Paul Franklin, Paul Leim, Brent Mason, Gary Prim, John D. Willis and Glenn Wort
'Sad Eyes' (written by Bruce Springsteen) / this track features Eddie Bayers, Neal Coly, Eric Darken, Dan Dugmore, Brent Mason, Randy McCormick, John D. Willis and Glenn Wort
'This Town Ain't Big Enough' (written by Mickey Cates) / this track features Neal Coly, Paul Franklin, Owen Hale, Brent Mason, Gary Prim, John Wesley Ryles and Glenn Wort
'Black Heart Of Texas' (written by Neal Coly) / this track features Eddie Bayers, Neal Coly, Eric Darken, Dan Dugmore, John Kelton, Brent Mason, Randy McCormick, John D. Willis and Glenn Wort
'Can't Change My Love' (written by Neal Coly and Gary Harrison) / this track features Eddie Bayers, Dan Dugmore, Paul Franklin, John Kelton, Brent Mason, Chuck Tilley, Kenny Vaughan and John D. Willis
'South Texas Night' (written by Neal Coly) / this track features Eddie Bayers, Neal Coly, Eric Darken, Paul Franklin, Brent Mason, Randy McCormick, Kenny Vaughan, John D. Willis and Glenn Wort
'The Worst Way' (written by Neal Coly) / this track features Eddie Bayers, Neal Coly, Eric Darken, Paul Franklin, John Kelton, Gary Prim and Glenn Wort

South65 recorded Neal Coty's 'All I Ever Did', which was co-written with Randy VanWarmer (Wednesday 30 March 1955 - Monday 12 January 2004), and included the track on 'Dream Large' (Atlantic Nashville Records, 2001).

On Tuesday 21 May 2002, Mark Chesnutt saw the release of 'Mark Chesnutt' (Columbia Records, 2002), which included 'She Was' (written by Neal Coty and Jimmy Melton) (No.11, 2002).

Mark Chesnutt's self-titled album, 'Mark Chesnutt' (Columbia Records, 2002), also included the tracks 'Population Minus One' (written by Neil Thrasher, Wendell Mobley and Kent Blazy) and 'I Drew Me' (written by Casey Beathard and Dean Dillon).

On Tuesday 4 February 2003, Blake Shelton saw the release of 'The Dreamer' (Warner Bros. Nashville Records, 2003); the album included 'Playboys Of The South Western World', which was written by Randy VanWarmer (Wednesday 30 March 1955 - Monday 12 January 2004) and Neal Coty (No.24, 2003).

Blake Shelton's 'The Dreamer' (Warner Bros. Nashville Records, 2003) also included 'Heavy Lifting' (written by Boyd Houston Robert, George Teren and Rivers Rutherford), 'The Baby', which was written by Harley Allen (Monday 23 January 1956 - Wednesday 30 March 2011) and Michael White, 'Asphalt Cowboy' (written by Jeff Stevens and Kenny West) and 'In My Heaven' (written by Rivers Rutherford and Bobby Pinson).

On Tuesday 11 March 2003, Craig Morgan saw the release of 'I Love It' (Broken Bow Records, 2003), which included 'Every Friday Afternoon' (written by Neal Coty and Jimmy Melton) (No.25, 2003).

Craig Morgan's 'I Love It' (Broken Bow Records, 2003) also included the tracks 'Look At Us' (written by Larry Bastian, Buddy Cannon and Craig Morgan) and 'What You Do To Me' (written by Steve Dean and Wil Nance).

Hank Williams Junior recorded Neal Coty's 'I'm One Of You' (co-written with Jimmy Melton) and included the track on 'I'm One Of You' (Curb Records, 2003).

Mark Chesnutt recorded Neal Coty's 'Mama's House' (co-written with Jimmy Melton) and included the track on 'Savin' The Honky Tonk' (Vivaton Records, 2004).

Heartland recorded Neal Coty's 'Too Country' (co-written with Jon Henderson) and included the track on 'I Loved Her First' (Lofton Creek Records, 2006).

On Tuesday 11 September 2007, Flynnville Train saw the release of their self-titled debut album, 'Flynnville Train' (Showdog Records, 2007), which included 'Last Good Time' (written by Neal Coty and Craig Wiseman) (No.47, 2007).

Steve Azar recorded Neal Coty's 'Still Tryin' To Find My Way Around' (co-written with Steve Azar and Philip B. White) and included the track on 'Indianola' (Dang Records, 2008).

Steve Azar recorded Neal Coty's 'The Coach' (co-written with Steve Azar and A.J. Masters) and included the track on 'Indianola' (Dang Records, 2008).

Zona Jones recorded Neal Coty's 'Drinking' (co-written with John Scott Sherrill and John Sherrill) and included the track on 'Prove Me Right' (Rocky Comfort Records, 2009).

Joe Nichols recorded Neal Coty's 'We All Go Home' (co-written with Jimmy Melton and Michael Mobley) and included the track on 'Old Things New' (Universal South Records, 2009).

Rodney Atkins recorded Neal Coty's 'Tell A Country Boy' (co-written with Jon Henderson) and included the track on 'It's America' (Curb Records, 2009).

Dean Brody recorded Neal Coty's 'This Ain't The Same Town (That I Painted Red)' (co-written with Jim Collins and Jimmy Melton) and included the track on 'Dean Brody' (Broken Bow Records, 2009).

In July 2009, Heartland, a country music band from Huntsville, Alabama consisting of Jason Albert (lead vocals), Craig Anderson (rhythm guitar), Todd Anderson (drums), Chuck Crawford (fiddle and background vocals), Mike Myerson (lead guitar) and Keith West (bass guitar and background vocals), signed with Permian Records and saw the release of the single 'Mustache' (written by Neal Coty); the single, however, did not chart on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks Chart.

In 2010, James Wesley saw the release of the single 'Real' (written by Neal Coty and Jimmy Melton); the single, however, did not chart on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks Chart; the album on which it was due to be included, entitled 'Real', was never released.

Joe Nichols recorded Neal Coty's 'Billy Graham's Bible' (co-written with Chris DuBois and Jimmy Melton) and included the track on 'Crickets' (Red Bow Records, 2013).


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