Tuesday 6 November 2007
Country Music Hall of Fame member Hank Thompson, passed away at his home near Fort Worth in Texas, following a battle with lung cancer.
The 82-year old singer, songwriter and bandleader had, the previous week, cancelled all of his tour dates after being hospitalized.
• Hank Thompson submitted a 'Peer's Quote' about Gene Watson on Sunday 16 July 2006
Hank Thompson played his last concert, on Monday 8 October 2007, in his native Waco, Texas when Hank Thompson Day was declared by Texas Governor Rick Perry and Waco Mayor Virginia DuPuy.
According to Hank Thompson's official website, a celebration of Hank Thompson's life took place on Wednesday 14 November 2007 at Billy Bob's, the famed nightspot in Fort Worth, Texas.
Hank Thompson (Thursday 3 September 1925 - Tuesday 6 October 2007)
Monday 19 November 2007
The very first Official Gene Watson Newsletter was sent via email.
The Gene Watson Newsletter, which would be issued quarterly, would keep fans posted on Gene's concert dates, radio and television appearances and when Gene has new merchandise available.
The newsletter would also keep fans informed of all the latest news about Gene Watson & The Farewell Party Band.
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Courtesy of Sarah Brosmer at Lytle Management in Nashville, Gene Watson's very first Newsletter was made available on The Gene Watson Fan Site and you can read it here.
Tuesday 27 November 2007
Larry Karnowski, who was based in Durham, North Carolina and wrote music reviews for Hickory Wind, sampled Gene Watson's new album 'In a Perfect World' (Shanachie Records, 2007).
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