• 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


Gene Watson has been singing professionally since the late 1950s and has been a country music album recording artist since the late 1960s.

Gene Watson's contribution to the country music genre is immeasurable.

It is here where you have an opportunity to read a review of Gene Watson's 'Because You Believed in Me & Beautiful Country' (Hux Records, 2005), as published in the February 2006 issue of Country Music People.

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Covering the latest country music news, the hot new releases, as well as older classics and favourites, Country Music People is the specialist expert on country music - past, present and future.

Country Music People have long ago nailed its colours to the mast where Gene Watson is concerned.

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 has rigorously championed Gene Watson's cause down through the years and have published a number of reviews of his album releases.

All reviews have been reproduced with the kind permission of Country Music People.



'Because You Believed in Me & Beautiful Country' (Hux Records, 2005)
Country Music PeopleFebruary 2006

This review of 'Because You Believed in Me & Beautiful Country' (Hux Records, 2005) by Craig Baguley was published in the February 2006 issue of Country Music People, and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the publishers.

Album Review by Craig Baguley
(***** out of 5)
'Two things about Gene Watson.

Number one, he's indisputably a country singer's singer, number two, during his heyday, his albums were riddled with fabulous songs.  This 2-CD set, combining the mid '70s releases, 'Because You Believed in Me' (Capitol Records, 1976) and 'Beautiful Country' (Capitol Records, 1977), proves both points.

Watson had already scored hugely in 1975 with the sensual 'Where Love Begins' from Nashville-based Canadian tunesmith Ray Griff (Monday 22 April 1940 - Wednesday 9 March 2016), and he continued to extol the latter's writing talent.

Here, on 'Because You Believed in Me' (Capitol Records, 1976), there are no less than four Griff (Monday 22 April 1940 - Wednesday 9 March 2016) compositions.


'How Good a Bad Woman Feels' is a marvellous song that was incredibly denied single status.  Its theme of taking refuge in a honky tonk's girl's arms was surely not considered too risqué, particularly as Griff's more directly suggestive 'Her Body Couldn't Keep You off My Mind' was pitched to radio, although it received a lukewarm response, peaking outside the Top 50.

'Hey Louella' is a fun up-tempo thing, while 'And Then You Came Along', the final Griff (Monday 22 April 1940 - Wednesday 9 March 2016) entry, is just perfect, with its memorable sing-along chorus.

That Griff (Monday 22 April 1940 - Wednesday 9 March 2016), who enjoyed several hit singles as an artist, failed to maintain the momentum in Nashville and returned back north was a great loss to Music City.


The major hit here was Joe Allen's tender love song, 'I Don't Need a Thing at All', which Watson imbues with such sensitivity and soul it must rank as one of his greatest performances, if not country music's.

Also a biggie was Dallas Harms' 'Cowboys Don't Get Lucky All The Time', with its droll tale of a singer whose advances get him no further than sleeping alone on the couch.


But it's not just the hits that make these two albums remarkable.  The standard of the material is first-class throughout with a zero percentage of makeweights.

Larry Gatlin's tortuous 'Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall' is simply wonderful, and the wordplay in 'She caught me lying, then she caught a train, then I caught a fever walking home in the rain' is worthy of the great American lyricists.


There's so much more, including an absolute cracker from Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 - Thursday 15 July 2010), 'He Little Thinged Her Out of My Arms', in which the protagonist, with all his wealth, is usurped in his woman's affections by the simple offerings of a competitor-in-love.

Of course, Gene Watson has the vocal mastery to make the most tedious of material listenable, so when the songs are as magnificent as these, the result is country music perfection'.

Craig Baguley
Country Music People
February 2006



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