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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 2007 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 Rebecca Lynn Howard, which she submitted to this site on Sunday 2 September 2007.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Rebecca Lynn Howard who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.
Rebecca Lynn Howard
This quote was submitted on Sunday 2 September 2007.
'Gene Watson is truly a legend and has a tremendous influence on many music lovers and professional musicians/singers alike!
I'm extremely honoured to have such a rich and pure country voice gracing one of my favourite songs I've written! ('A Good Place To Turn Around')'
Thank you, Rebecca Lynn Howard, for your support of Gene Watson.
About Rebecca Lynn Howard...
Rebecca Lynn Howard was born in Salyersvilly, Kentucky on Tuesday 24 April 1979 and is a two-time Grammy Award winner.
Rebecca Lynn Howard's big break came when she recorded 'Softly And Tenderly', which was included on the soundtrack of 'The Apostle', a 1997 movie which starred and was directed by Robert Duvall.
John Michael Montgomery recorded Rebecca Lynn Howard's 'Love Is Our Business' (co-written with Marty Dodson and Rob Matson) and included the track on 'Home To You' (Atlantic Records, 1999).
In 2000, Rebecca Lynn Howard saw the release of her self titled debut album, 'Rebecca Lynn Howard', (MCA Nashville, 2000), on MCA Nashville Records.
In 2001, Rebecca Lynn Howard and Jim Brickman recorded the No.1 hit 'Simple Things' and Rebecca again scored a hit as both an artist and songwriter with 'Forgive' in 2002 - 'Forgive' was the title of her second album for MCA Nashville.
Trisha Yearwood recorded Rebecca Lynn Howard's 'I Don't Paint Myself Into Corners' (co-written with Trey Bruce) and included the track on 'Inside Out' (MCA Records, 2001); the track reached No.31 on the Billboard Hot Country Tracks and Singles Chart in 2001.
Jessica Andrews recorded Rebecca Lynn Howard's 'Cowboy Guarantee' (co-written with Jim Collins) and included the track on 'Now' (DreamWorks Records, 2003).
The Larkins recorded Rebecca Lynn Howard's 'Jesus, Daddy And You' (co-written with Kim Williams) and included the track on 'The Larkins' (Audium Records, 2003).
The Larkins recorded Rebecca Lynn Howard's 'Kiss And Tell' (co-written with Kim Williams) and included the track on 'The Larkins' (Audium Records, 2003).
In 2004, Rebecca Lynn Howard received the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Award for the 'Recorded Event Of The Year' for the tribute album 'Livin', Lovin', Losin' - Songs of The Louvin Brothers' (Universal South Records, 2004).
In 2005, Rebecca Lynn Howard received her second IBMA Award for her vocal performance on 'Love Please Stay', a track which was included on '40' (Rebel Records, 2005), a tribute album honouring bluegrass music legend Larry Sparks.
Rebecca Lynn Howard's distinctive vocal style has also graced country music albums by Patty Loveless, Vince Gill and Dolly Parton.
In recent years, Rebecca Lynn Howard has spent her time honing her song-writing craft as a staff writer for Murrah Music in Nashville.
On Tuesday 17 October 2006, Vince Gill saw the release of 'These Days' (MCA Records, 2006), a groundbreaking, four-CD set featuring forty-three new recordings of diverse musical stylings. Each album in the set explored a different musical mood: traditional country music, ballads, contemporary, up-tempo music and acoustic/bluegrass music.
Vince Gill's 'These Days' (MCA Records, 2006) was released as a four-CD set as follows:
'Workin' On A Big Chill' (The Rockin' Record)
'Workin’ on a Big Chill'
'Cowboy Up' (featuring Gretchen Wilson)
'Bet It All On You'
'Nothin’ For A Broken Heart' (duet with Rodney Crowell)
'Son Of A Ramblin’ Man' (featuring The Del McCoury Band)
'Smilin’ Song' (featuring Michael McDonald)
'The Rhythm Of The Pourin’ Rain' (featuring Bekka Bramlett)
'Nothin’ Left To Say'
'The Reason Why' (The Groovy Record)
'What You Don't Say' (with LeAnn Rimes)
'The Reason Why' (with Alison Krauss)
'The Rock Of Your Love' (with Bonnie Raitt)
'What You Give Away' (with Sheryl Crow)
'Faint Of Heart' (with Diana Krall)
'Time To Carry On' (with Jenny Gill)
'No Easy Way'
'This Memory Of You' (with Trisha Yearwood)
'How Lonely Looks'
'Tell Me One More Time About Jesus' (with Amy Grant)
'Everything And Nothing' (with Katrina Elam)
'Which Way Will You Go'
'Some Things Never Get Old' (The Country and Western Record)
'This New Heartache'
'The Only Love'
'Out Of My Mind' (featuring Patty Loveless)
'The Sight Of Me Without You'
'I Can’t Let Go' (featuring Alison Krauss and Dan Tyminski)
'Don’t Pretend With Me'
'Some Things Never Get Old' (featuring Emmylou Harris)
'Sweet Little Corrina' (featuring Phil Everly)
'If I Can Make Mississippi' (featuring Lee Ann Womack)
'Take This Country Back' (duet with John Anderson)
'Little Brother' (The Acoustic Record)
'All Prayed Up'
'Cold Gray Light Of Gone' (featuring The Del McCoury Band)
'A River Like You' (featuring Jenny Gill)
'Ace Up Your Pretty Sleeve'
'Girl' (guest vocalist: Rebecca Lynn Howard)
'Give Me The Highway' (featuring The Del McCoury Band)
'Sweet Augusta Darling'
'Almost Home' (duet with Guy Clark)
At the time of the acquisition of this Gene Watson 'Peer's Quote' from Rebecca Lynn Howard, in September 2007, she was involved in the project 'Songs 4 Worship' for Time Life, which was released in October 2007.
Gene Watson recorded Rebecca Lynn Howard's 'A good place to turn around' (co-written with J. Matthews and Jon Mabe) and included the track on 'In a Perfect World' (Shanachie Records, 2007); the track featured background vocals from Connie Smith and Wes Hightower.
In 2008, Rebecca Lynn Howard saw the release of 'No Rules' (Saguaro Records, 2008).
Joey + Rory recorded Rebecca Lynn Howard's 'The Life Of A Song' (co-written with Patrick Jason Matthews) and included the track on 'Life Of A Song' (Vanguard Records, 2008).
Gene Watson and Rebecca Lynn Howard backstage at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Thursday 2 April 2009