• 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

Webster PR



Webster Public Relations
, PO Box 23015, Nashville, TN 37202

Contact Scott Adkins
Telephone 615-777-6995



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 by The Gene Watson Fan Site, during 2004, 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 Lloyd Green, which he submitted to this site on Thursday 28 October 2004.

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



Lloyd Green Tribute Site

Sean Brady would also like to express a heartfelt 'thank you' to Walter Stettner, the webmaster at Lloyd Green's Tribute Site, without whom this 'Peer's Quote' from Lloyd Green would not have been possible.



Lloyd Green
This quote was submitted on Thursday 28 October 2004.

'During the mid 1970s, I had the privilege of often recording with Gene Watson, one of the best voices ever in country music.

When I cut records with him, his exceptional singing and songs inspired me to play my best.



If one is a good musician, recording with such a voice enables the player to often get into the 'zone', such as happened when we recorded 'Farewell Party' in just ten minutes.

Gene Watson: 'Paper Rosie' (Capitol Records, 1977) 

But, in the short span of four or five years, we also cut with Gene some other memorable tunes; 'Paper Rosie' and 'Love in The Hot Afternoon', among others.


Those songs will be remembered and sung long after most of the 'modern', disposable ones are forgotten, not only because they are terrific songs, but because Gene Watson sung them'.

Thank you, Lloyd Green, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Lloyd Green...



Lloyd Green is one of the finest steel guitarists in Nashville and has been one of the busiest session men on the music circuit for many years.

Lloyd Green was born Lloyd Lamarr Green on Monday 4 October 1937 in Mobile, Alabama and began to learn how to play the steel guitar when he was seven; he had mastered it sufficiently to play professionally by the time he was ten years old.  While he was at high school, Lloyd Green played bars and dances and performed popular songs of the day.

Lloyd Green studied psychology at the University of South Mississippi after which he moved to Nashville and obtained work with Hawkshaw Hawkins (Thursday 22 December 1921 - Tuesday 5 March 1963) and Jean Shepard (Tuesday 21 November 1933 - Sunday 25 September 2016).

In 1957, Lloyd Green broke into the highly competitive world of session playing and, over the years, worked with artists including Johnny Gimble (Sunday 30 May 1926 - Saturday 9 May 2015), George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013), Faron Young (Thursday 25 February 1932 - Tuesday 10 December 1996), Lynn Anderson (Friday 26 September 1947 - Thursday 30 July 2015), Billy 'Crash' Craddock, Crystal Gayle, Don Williams and Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998).



On Wednesday 25 September 1974, Don Williams saw the release of his third album, 'Don Williams: Volume 3' (ABC / Dot Records, 1974), which included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'I Wouldn't Want to Live if You Didn't Love Me' (written by Alan Turney) (No.1 for one week in September 1974)
'The Ties That Bind', which was written by Clyde Otis (Thursday 11 September 1924 - Tuesday 8 January 2008) and Vin Corso (No.4, 1974)

Don Williams' third album, 'Don Williams: Volume 3' (ABC / Dot Records, 1974), also included the following tracks:

'Fly Away' (written by Don Williams)
'Ghost Story' (written by Joe Allen)
'Goodbye Really Isn't Good at All' (written by Don Williams)
'Such a Lovely Lady' (written by Don Williams)
'When Will I Ever Learn' (written by Jim Rushing and Wayland Holyfield)
'Why Lord Goodbye' (written by Don Williams)
'I've Turned You to Stone' (written by Jim Rushing)
'Lovin' Understandin' Man' (written by Jim Rushing)

Musicians who were involved in the recording of Don Williams' third album, 'Don Williams: Volume 3' (ABC / Dot Records, 1974), included the following:

Joe Allen (bass)
Jimmie Colvard (1943 - 1977) (electric guitar)
Lloyd Green (steel guitar, Dobro)
Shane Keister (keyboard, Moog)
Kenny Malone (drums, marimba)
Tommy Smith (trumpet)
Buddy Spicher (fiddle)
Don Williams and Jimmie Colvard (1943 - 1977) (acoustic guitars)

Don Williams' third album, 'Don Williams: Volume 3' (ABC / Dot Records, 1974), reached No.3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1974.

 

Lloyd Green has also recorded a number of distinguished solo albums, including 'Stainless Steel' (Pye Records, 1977) and 'Green Velvet' (President Records, 1982).

Lloyd Green played steel guitar on recording sessions for the following albums:



Gene Watson's 'Love in The Hot Afternoon' (Capitol Records, 1975)

Gene Watson: 'Because You Believed in Me' (Capitol Records, 1976)

Gene Watson's 'Because You Believed in Me' (Capitol Records, 1976)

Gene Watson: 'Paper Rosie' (Capitol Records, 1977)

Gene Watson's 'Paper Rosie' (Capitol Records, 1977)



Gene Watson's 'Beautiful Country' (Capitol Records, 1977)



Crystal Gayle's 'We Must Believe in Magic' (United Artists Records, 1977)



Gene Watson's 'Reflections' (Capitol Records, 1978)



Gene Watson's 'No One Will Ever Know' (Capitol Records, 1980)



Lloyd Green also played steel guitar on the track 'Beautiful You', which was written by Joe Eddie Gough (Friday 27 January 1939 - Friday 14 August 2009), which was included on Gene Watson's 'Should I Come Home' (Capitol Records, 1979).



On Monday 14 May 1984, Don Williams saw the release of 'Cafe Carolina' (MCA Records, 1984), which included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'That's The Thing About Love' (written by Richard Leigh and Gary Nicholson) (No.1 for one week in August 1984)
'Maggie's Dream' (written by Dave Loggins and Lisa Silver) (No.11, 1984)
'Walkin' a Broken Heart', which was written by Dennis Linde (Thursday 18 March 1943 - Friday 22 December 2006) and Alan Rush (No.2, 1984)
'It's Time for Love' (written by Bob McDill and Hunter Moore) (No.20, 1985)

Don Williams' 'Cafe Carolina' (MCA Records, 1984) also included the following tracks:

'Only Game in Town' (written by Joe Allen and Ralph Murray)
'Leavin' (written by Don Williams)
'Beautiful Woman' (written by Graham Lyle)
'True Blue Hearts' (written by Don Williams)
'I'll Never Need Another You' (written by Ronnie Rogers)
'I'll be Faithful to You' (written by Paul Kennerley)

Musicians involved in the recording of Don Williams' 'Cafe Carolina' (MCA Records, 1984) included the following:

Charles Cochran (Saturday 29 February 1936 - Thursday 7 June 2007) (piano, organ)
Joe Allen (bass)
Kenny Malone (drums, percussion)
Billy Sanford and Don Williams (acoustic guitars)
Billy Sanford and Steve Gibson (electric guitars)
Jim Horn (saxophone)
Lloyd Green (steel guitar)
Garth Fundis and Don Williams (harmony vocals)
Charles Cochran (Saturday 29 February 1936 - Thursday 7 June 2007) (arrangements for violins, violas and cellos)
Nashville String Machine (string section)

Don Williams' 'Cafe Carolina' (MCA Records, 1984) reached No.13 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1984.

In 2003, Gail Davies saw the release of 'The Songwriter Sessions' (Little Chickadee Productions, 2003), which included the following tracks:

Volume 1
'With a Friend Like You' (written by Gail Davies)
'A Love That Could Last' (written by Gail Davies)
'Heat It Up' (written by Gail Davies)
'Bucket to the South' (written by Gail Davies)
'You Need Someone Like Me' (written by Gail Davies)
'Better Love Next Time' (written by Gail Davies and Paul Kennerly)
'Someone is Looking for Someone Like You' (written by Gail Davies)
'Soft Spoken Man' (written by Gail Davies)
'With a Boy Like You' (written by Gail Davies
'I've Had Enough' (written by Gail Davies)
'It's Just a Matter of Time' (written by Gail Davies)
'Where Does Love Come From' (written by Gail Davies)
'Tell Me Why' (written by Gail Davies and Harry Stinson)
'Never Cross That Line' (written by Gail Davies)
'Love Ain't Easy' (written by Gail Davies)
'Remember How It Was' (written by Gail Davies)
'I'm Hungry I'm Tired' (written by Gail Davies)
'Hometown Gossip' (written by Gail Davies and Richard Allen)
Waiting Here for You' (written by Gail Davies)
'Reaching Out for Him' (written by Gail Davies)
'I'm a Little Bit Lonely' (written by Gail Davies)
'The Game' (written by Gail Davies)
'Pretty Words' (written by Gail Davies)

Volume 2
'Ready to Fall in Love' (written by Gail Davies)
'Wedding Invitation' (written by Gail Davies and Wally Wilson)
'It's No Wonder I Feel Blue' (written by Gail Davies)
'Burning in Hell for You' (written by Gail Davies)
'What Can I Say' (written by Gail Davies)
'I Need My Baby Back' (written by Gail Davies and Wally Wilson)
'He Comes to Me for The Answers' (written by Gail Davies)
'In The Worst Way' (written by Gail Davies)
'I Don't Know' (written by Gail Davies)
'It's Boys Like You' (written by Gail Davies and Walker Igleheart)
'Not a Day Goes By' (written by Gail Davies)
'The Other Side of Love' (written by Gail Davies)
'Love is Living Around Us' (written by Gail Davies)
'Just Can't Satisfy You' (written by Gail Davies)
'Grandma's Song' (written by Gail Davies)
'Your Mamma Works so Hard' (written by Gail Davies)
'Careless Love' (written by Gail Davies)
'Holdin' Out for You' (written by Gail Davies)
'Lean on You' (written by Gail Davies)
'Sorry That You're Leavin' (written by Gail Davies)
'Driftin' Farther Away' (written by Gail Davies)
'I Will Rise and Shine Again' (written by Gail Davies)

Personnel involved in the recording of Gail Davies' 'The Songwriter Sessions' (Little Chickadee Productions, 2003), included the following:

Bob Mummert (drums)
Chris Nole, Gary Prim, Gene Sisk and Rob Price (piano and synthesier)
Leland Sklar, Rob Price and Willie Weeks (bass guitar)
Lloyd Green, Weldon Myrick (Monday 10 April 1939 - Monday 2 June 2014), Mike Daly and Stu Basore (steel guitar)
Sam Bush, David Harvey, Brent Truitt and Dave Luke (mandolin)
Aaron Till, Hank Singer and Sam Bush (fiddle)
Jerry Douglas, Lloyd Green and Randy Kohrs (Dobro)
Richard Bailey and Chris Cioffi (banjo)
Gail Davies, Richard Bennett, Kevin Welch, Chris Scruggs, Jeff Tassin and Pat Bergeson (acoustic guitar)
Richard Bennett, Chris Scruggs, Pat Bergeson, Larry Chaney, Pete Pendras and Brent Moyer (electric guitar)
Gail Davies, Patty Mitchell, Rob Price, David Lege, Kathy Mattea, Vince Gill, Ray Walker, John Cowan, Sharon White, Cheryl White and George Feith (vocalists)

• Visit Lloyd Green Tribute Site at lloydgreentribute.com (Walter Stettner's Lloyd Green Tribute Site is based in Austria and receives full approval from Lloyd Green)

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