• 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

Featured Album



'Real.Country.Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)
(Official release: Friday 26 February 2016)



Friday 5 January 2007
Gene Watson graced the hallowed stage of The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

 

Gene Watson, who used the services of The Opry House Band, instead of his acclaimed Farewell Party Band, performed two songs at 9:30pm (approximately): 'Nothing Sure Looked Good on You' (written by Jim Rushing), a track included on 'Should I Come Home' (Capitol Records, 1979) and 'Got No Reason Now for Going Home', which was written by Johnny Russell (Tuesday 23 January 1940 - Tuesday 3 July 2001) and was included on 'Heartaches, Love & Stuff' (MCA Records, 1984).

The full line-up on The Grand Ole Opry on the night of Friday 5 January 2007 included Mike Snider, Jean Shepard (Tuesday 21 November 1933 - Sunday 25 September 2016), Blaine Larsen, Little Jimmy Dickens (Sunday 19 December 1920 - Friday 2 January 2015), Connie Smith, Jim Lauderdale, Jeannie Seely, George Hamilton IV (Monday 19 July 1937 - Wednesday 17 September 2014), Mountain Heart, Riders in the Sky, and Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys.

Saturday 13 January 2007 - Saturday 20 January 2007
Gene Watson participated in the Truckin' Bozo XM Radio Cruise, a cruise which was organised by SS Cruises.



The Cruise was an Eastern Caribbean one (the first stop was San Juan, Puerto Rico then St Thomas and St Maarten). It was a seven-day cruise. During the cruise, Gene Watson and The Farewell Party Band performed onboard on Friday 19 January 2007.

The opening act was Carl Dobkins Junior, a major rock 'n' roll star from the 1960s, who enjoyed a number of hit songs on the Billboard (pop) music singles chart.

Gene Watson was the headline act and performed a great number of requested songs, including the following:
'Carmen' (written by Steve Spurgin)
'Paper Rosie' (written by Dallas Harms)
'Farewell Party', which was written by Lawton Williams (Monday 24 July 1922 - Thursday 26 July 2007)
'Fourteen Carat Mind', which was written by Dallas Frazier and Larry Lee Favorite (Saturday 6 January 1940 - Saturday 26 May 2001)

The show was a seventy-five minute performance and the fans gave Gene Watson and The Farewell Party Band a standing ovation at the end of the show.

The audience begged Gene Watson for an encore.  When they all returned to the stage, Gene Watson performed 'Should I Come Home (or Should I Go Crazy)' (written by Joe Allen).

As a result of Gene Watson's outstanding performance, the tour operator is already being bombarded with requests to have Gene and The Farewell Party Band on another cruise very soon.

Friday 16 January 2007
Gene Watson graced the hallowed stage of the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.



Gene Watson was backed by Opry House Band and performed two of his classic songs:
'Fourteen Carat Mind', which was written by Dallas Frazier and Larry Lee Favorite (Saturday 6 January 1940 - Saturday 26 May 2001)
'Farewell Party', which was written by Lawton Williams (Monday 24 July 1922 - Thursday 26 July 2007)

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