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Management


Lytle Management Group
P.O. Box 128228
Nashville, TN 37212
Contact Sarah Brosmer
Telephone 615-770-2688

Bookings



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8887 Horton Highway,
College Grove, TN
Contact Rob Battle
office: 615-368-7433
mobile: 615-957-3444

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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 2005, 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 Dale Watson, which he submitted to this site on Tuesday 25 October 2005.

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



Dale Watson
This quote was submitted on Tuesday 25 October 2005.

'Gene Watson has always been a part of my country music diet.  'Paper Rosie' was the first song I heard of him and I was a fan from then on.

Having the same last name, I was always asked if I was related to Gene.  We are from the same part of Texas, but the answer was 'no', but I'm a big fan.  To this day, I still get asked that about Gene and I still say 'no', but I'm a big fan'.

Thank you, Dale Watson, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Dale Watson...



Dale Watson champions 'Ameripolitan' as a new genre of original music and has positioned himself as a tattooed, stubbornly independent outsider who is interested in recording authentic country music.  As a result, Dale Watson's record sales have been slow, but he has become a favourite of both critics and alt-country fans.

Dale Watson was born in Birmingham, Alabama on Sunday 7 October 1962, but spent his teenage years near Houston, Texas and he grew to think of Texas as his true home state.  Dale Watson grew up in poverty outside of Pasadena, Texas as one of four boys.

Dale Watson's father, after whom he is named, along with his brother, Jim, were both musically inclined and guided what have become his longstanding musical influences.

Dale Watson began writing his own songs at the age of twelve, making his first recording two years later.  Soon after, Dale became an emancipated minor.  By day, he went to school and by night he played local Houston clubs and honky tonks with Jim in an aggregation called The Classic Country Band.

After graduating from high school, Dale Watson spent seven years playing local clubs and honky tonks.

In 1988, upon the advice of Rosie Flores, Dale Watson moved to Los Angeles  and soon joined the house band at North Hollywood's now-legendary alt-country venue The Palomino Club.

In 1990, Dale Watson recorded two singles for Curb Records, 'One Tear at a Time' and 'You Pour It On'.



On Thursday 1 July 1993, the third volume of the compilation series, 'A Town South of Bakersfield' (Restless Records, 1993), was released; Dale Watson performed the track 'One Memory at a Time'.

Not long after, Dale Watson moved to Nashville and spent some time writing songs for Gary Morris' publishing company; it was at this time that his first daughter was born.



Dale Watson scored a recording deal with the independent record label Hightone Records and saw the release of his debut album, 'Cheatin' Heart Attack' (Hightone Records, 1995), which met with wide critical acclaim in 1995.

Dale Watson's debut album, 'Cheatin' Heart Attack' (Hightone Records, 1995), included the following tracks:

'List of Reasons'
'Caught'
'She Needs Her Mama'
'That's The Day'
'Cheatin' Heart Attack'
'South of Round Rock, Texas'
'Tonite All Day Long'
'Nashville Rash'
'Wine Wine Wine'
'You Lie'
'Tell 'em I Ain't Here'
'Holes in the Wall'
'Texas Boogie'
'Don't Be Angry'


'Cheatin' Heart Attack' (Hightone Records, 1995) was greeted with enormous acclaim for the vitality Dale Watson brought to his vintage-style material and performances and it also featured a witty dig at mainstream country music with the track 'Nashville Rash'.



In 1996, Dale Watson saw the release of his second album, 'Blessed or Damned' (Hightone Records, 1996), which included the following tracks:

'Truckin' Man'
'Honkiest Tonkiest Beer Joint'
'Blessed or Damned'
'Cowboy Lloyd Cross'
'Real Country Song'
'Poor Baby'
'It's Over Again'
'Fly Away'
'It's All Behind Us Now'
'That's What I Like About Texas' / this track featured guest vocals from Johnny Bush
'Everyone Knew But Me'
'Sweet Jesse Brown'
'Truckstop in La Grange'
'Shortcut to the Streets of Gold'



In 1997, Dale Watson saw the release of his third album, 'I Hate These Songs' (Hightone Records, 1997), which included the following tracks:

'Jack's Truck Stop & Cafe'
'Wine Don't Lie'
'Hair of the Dog'
'I Hate These Songs'
'That's Pride'
'I Won't Say Goodbye'
'Leave Me Alone'
'I Think of You'
'Take a Look at Your Neighbor'
'Life is Messy'
'Ball & Chain'
'Count on You'
'Pity Party'
'Hey Driver'

Soon after the release of Dale Watson's third album, 'I Hate These Songs' (Hightone Records, 1997), his second daughter was born.



In August 1998, Dale Watson saw the release of 'The Truckin' Sessions' (Koch Records / Continental Song City, 1998), which was devoted entirely to that distinct country subgenre of truck driving songs and included the following tracks:

'Good Luck 'n' Good Truckin' Tonite'
'Big Wheels Keep Rollin'
'Heaven in Baltimore'
'Have You Got It On'
'Makin' Up Time'
'Flat Tire'
'Drag Along & Tag Along'
'Exit 109'
'Help Me Joe'
'Loose Nut Behind The Wheel'
'You've Got a Long Way to Go'
'Longhorn Suburban'
'I'm Fixin' to Have Me a Breakdown'
'I Gotta Get Home to My Baby'



In September 1999, Dale Watson saw the release of 'People I've Known, Places I've Been' (Koch Records / Continental Song City, 1999), which included the following track:

'Louie's Lee Liquor Lounge'
'Charlie Our Shoeshine Man'
'Blue, Our Old Cell Block Guard'
'Hey Don'
'Lefty (Chavis County Jail)'
'Rattlesnake Train'
'Luther'
'Johnny at the Door'
'England to Texas'
'Whatever Happened to Sam'
'That Man in the Lloyd Cross Crease'
'Road Train'

In September 2000, Dale Watson's fiancée, Terri Herbert, was killed in an automobile accident; devastated, he attempted to drown his sorrows in booze and drugs and nearly died of an overdose shortly after Christmas.

Dale Watson: 'Every Song I Write is For You' (Audium Records, 2000)

Dale Watson checked himself into a mental institution to recover and re-emerged later with the deeply sorrowful tribute album, 'Every Song I Write is For You' (Audium Records, 2000), which appeared on Koch Records' new country music imprint Audium Records.

Dale Watson's 'Every Song I Write is For You' (Audium Records, 2000) included the following tracks:

'Every Song I Write is For You'
'You're The Best Part of Me'
'I'd Deal with The Devil'
'One More For Her'
'I See Your Face in Every Face I See'
'If I Knew Then What I Know Now'
'Your Love I'm Gonna Miss'
'Money Can't Buy Her Love'
'I See My Future'
'Our First Times & Our Last Times'
'Hey Chico'
'Angel in My Dreams'
'I Can't Let You Go'
'These Things We'll Never Do'

Dale Watson was also featured in the Zalman King documentary 'Crazy Again', which chronicled Dale's breakdown following his girlfriend Terri Herbert's death.



In November 2000, Dale Watson saw the release of his holiday album, 'Christmas in Texas' (Continental Song City, 2000), which included the following tracks:

'Honky Tonk Christmas'
'Christmas Love'
'Christmas Time in Texas'
'Santa Bring Her Back'
'Christmas Without An Angel'
'Christmas With You'
'Christmas Song'
'Hot Texas Christmas Day'
'Santa & My Semi'
'Christmas in Vegas'
'Silver Bells'
'You Can Call Me Nick'



In February 2001, Dale Watson saw the release of his 'live' album 'Preachin' to The Choir' (Continental Song City, 2001), which was recorded 'live' at The Borderline in London, England and which included the following tracks:

'Welcome to The Borderline'
'In The Jailhouse'
'Introducing The Band'
'Hangover Ago'
'Luckenbach, Texas (back to the basics of love)'
'Can't Be Satisfied'
'Legends (what if)'
'I Got Stripes'
'Ain't That Livin'
'Hair of The Dog'
'Bourbon versus Tequila' (talk)
'Kentucky in a Spin'
'Frank' (talk)
'Smalltown'
'Drink Drink Drink'
'How to Break Your Own Heart'
'Yeehah' (talk)
'Turn off The Jukebox'
'You Think You'd Know Better'
'No Fussin' No Cussin'
'Mandatory Merle Song' (talk)
'Hungry Eyes' (written by Merle Haggard)
'Another Day, Another Dollar'
'Heart of Stone'
'Preachin' to the Choir' (talk)
'Country My Ass'
'Return to Sender'
'You Are My Friends'
'Viva Las Vegas'
'Call it a Night'



On Tuesday 15 January 2002, Dale Watson saw the release of the compilation album, 'Best of The Hightone Years' (Shout Factory Records, 2002), which included the following tracks:

'Hey Driver'
'You Lie'
'Caught'
'Honkiest Tonkiest Beer Joint'
'Cheatin' Heart Attack'
'Blessed or Damned'
'Nashville Rash'
'Truckin' Man'
'Tell 'Em I Ain't Here'
'Pity Party'
'I Hate These Songs'
'Cowboy Lloyd Cross'
'Truckstop in La Grange'



In 2003, Dale Watson saw the release of 'One More Once More' (Continental Song City, 2003), which included the following tracks:

'Once More'
'You Win Again'
'You've Got Me Now'
'Do You'
'So Glad You're Mine'
'Cupid'
'Six Days'
'Monterrey'
'San Antone'
'Deep in the Heart'
'Wagon'
'I Could Have Danced All Night'



In April 2004, with his heart still on his sleeve, but a thicker skin, Dale Watson saw the release of 'Dreamland' (Koch Records, 2004), which included the following tracks:

'Honky Tonkers Don't Cry'
'Ain't a Cow in Texas'
'Love at First Sight'
'I Wish You'd Come Around'
'California Wine'
'Never Ever'
'Dreamland'
'Fox on the Run'
'Way Down Texas Way'
'She Don't Care'
'I Don't Rock No Cradle'
'Pretty Girls'



It was also in 2004 when Dale Watson saw the release of 'The Truckin' Sessions, Volume 2' (Hyena Records, 2004); as a result of this album, Dale Watson was the winner of the 9th Annual Independent Music Awards for 'Best Country Album'.

After going on hiatus from music in 2004, Dale Watson moved to Baltimore, Maryland to be closer to his daughters, Raquel and Grace.


Grace Watson appeared alongside Luke Wilson, Johnny Knoxville and Knoxville's daughter Madison in Dale Watson's 2007 video for 'Hollywood Hillbilly'.

Raquel Watson is a stage and film actress, who is based in Austin, Texas.



In 2005, Dale Watson saw the release of 'Heeah' (Continental Song City, 2005), which included the following tracks:

'Sit & Drink & Cry'
'Whiskey or God'
'I Don't Feel Too Lucky Today'
'No Help Wanted'
'My Heart is Yours'
'It Hurts So Good'
'Truckin' Queen (I got my nightgown on)'
'Darlin' Look at Me Now'
'I Wish I was Crazy Again'
'I Ain't Been Right Since I've Been Left'
'Tequila & Teardrops'
'38-21-34'
'Outta Luck'
'Heeah'

It was also in 2005 when Dale Watson was inducted into The Austin Music Hall of Fame.

For the majority of 2005, Dale Watson took a break from music, moving to Maryland in order to spend more time with his daughters.



In 2006, Dale Watson saw the release of 'Whiskey or God' (Palo Duro Records, 2006), which included the following tracks:

'Sit & Drink and Cry'
'Whiskey or God'
'I Don't Feel Too Lucky Today'
'No Help Wanted'
'My Heart is Yours'
'It Hurts so Good'
'Truckin' Queen (I got my nightgown on)'
'Darlin' Look at Me Now'
'I Wish I Was Crazy Again'
'I Ain't Been Right, Since I've Been Left'
'Tequila & Teardrops'
'38...21...34'
'Outta Luck'
'Heeah!'

In July 2006, Dale Watson returned to Austin, Texas and resumed playing regular gigs, including Sundays at Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon and a Monday night residence at The Continental Club.  Dale Watson is also a regular performer on the hallowed stage of The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

It was also in 2006 when a documentary on Dale Watson, 'Crazy Again', premiered at the South by South West (SxSW) Festival; the film charted Dale Watson's mental breakdown following the death of his fiancée Terri Herbert.



In April 2007, Dale Watson saw the release of 'From The Cradle to The Grave' (Koch Records, 2007), which included the following tracks:

'Justice For All'
'It's Not Over Now'
'Time Without You'
'Hollywood Hillbilly'
'You Always Get What You Always Got'
'From The Cradle to The Grave'
'Why Oh Why Live A Lie'
'Yellow Mama'
'Tomorrow Never Comes'
'Runaway Train'



In May 2007, Dale Watson saw the release of 'The Little Darlin' Sessions' (Koch Records, 2007), which included the following tracks:

'Touch My Heart'
'Down on the Corner at a Bar Called Kelly's'
'Jukebox Charlie'
'Big Town Baby'
'Lovin' Machine'
'If I'm Gonna Sink'
'I Don't Need a Bottle'
'Apartment No.9'
'I Never Had The One That I Wanted'
'Everything You Touch Turns to Hurt'
'Point of No Return'
'He Thought He'd Die Laughing'
'Memory Crossing'
'Late & Great Me'
'Wherever You Are'



On Tuesday 9 October 2007, Dale Watson saw the release of the 2-disc set 'Live at Newland.NL' (
Rounder Records Europe / Me & My Americana Records, 2007), which included the following tracks:

Disc 1
'Honky Tonkers'
'Making Up Time'
'You Pour Salt in the Wound'
'Heaahh!!'
'I'm Wondering'
'Luther'
'Whiskey or God'
'38-21-34'
'Made in Japan'
'Wine Wine Wine'
'Yellow Mama'
'I Think of You'
'Exit 109'

Disc 2
'I See Your Face'
'Gone, Gone, Away, Pretty Girls Never Stay'
'Tequila & Teardrops'
'I Take a Lot of Pride in What I Am' (written by Merle Haggard)
'Hair of the Dog'
'South of Round Rock Texas'
'No Help Wanted'
'A Real Country Song (Mr. DJ)'
'I Ain't Been Right'
'Way Down Texas Way'
'My Heart is Yours'
'Nashville Rash'



On Monday 18 February 2008, Dale Watson saw the release of 'To Terri with Love' (Terri L. Herbert Memorial Foundation, 2008), an album which was dedicated to his late girlfriend, Terri Herbert, with all proceeds going to The Teresa L. Herbert Memorial Foundation; the album included the following tracks:

'Every Song I Write is for You'
'I'd Deal with the Devil to Get Her Back'
'I Wasn't There'
'One More for Her'
'I See Your Face in Every Face I See'
'Your Love I'm Gonna Miss'
'I See My Future'
'Our First Times & Our Last Times'
'Angel in My Dreams'
'These Things We'll Never Do'



On Tuesday 24 August 2010, Dale Watson saw the release of 'Carrying On' (E1 Entertainment Records, 2010), which included the following tracks:

'Carryin' on This Way'
'Hey Brown Bottle'
'Flowers in Your Hair'
'You're Always on My Mind'
'Ain't That Livin'
'Heart of Stone'
'I'll Show Ya'
'How to Break Your Own Heart'
'For a Little While'
'Whatever'
'Your Love I'm Gonna Miss'
'Don't Wanna Go Home Song'
'Hello, I'm an Old Country Song'




On Tuesday 11 October 2011, Dale Watson & The Texas Two saw the release of 'The Sun Sessions' (Red House Records, 2011), which included the following tracks:

'Down Down Down Down Down'
'Johnny at The Door'
'Drive Drive Drive'
'Elbow Grease, Spackle & Pine Sol'
'Gothenburg Train'
'The Hand of Jesus'
'My Baby Makes Me Gravy'
'Her Love'
'Ponder Why I Ponder Why'
'George O'Dwyer'
'I've Done That Before'
'Big Daddy'
'If You Know What's Good For You'
'Lord, I'm Free'

Dale Watson has won The British Country Music Award for 'Best International Artist on an Independent Label', and has also won country music awards in The Netherlands and Spain.

Dale Watson tours Europe annually and has a large and growing fan base there.



On Sunday 22 January 2012, Dale Watson saw the release of 'Dalelvis' (Dale Watson Music, 2012), which included the following tracks:

'Big Frank' (written by Dale Watson)
'I Love Too Much' (written by Dale Watson)
'That's All' (written by Dale Watson)
'It was Us' (written by Dale Watson)
'Lord, I'm Proud' (written by Dale Watson)
'Color Me Gone' (written by Dale Watson)
'Forever Valentine' (written by Dale Watson)
'Rich in Love' (written by Dale Watson)
'You Can't Undo the Wrong' (written by Dale Watson)
'I'm Gonna Start Livin' (written by Dale Watson)
'You'll Cry Too' (written by Dale Watson)
'Hit the Road' (written by Dale Watson)



On Tuesday 29 January 2013, Dale Watson & His Lonestars saw the release of 'El Rancho Azul' (Red House Records, 2013), which included the following tracks:

'I Lie When I Drink' (written by Dale Watson)
'Where Do You Want It' (written by Dale Watson)
'I Drink to Remember' (written by Dale Watson)
'Cowboy Boots' (written by Dale Watson)
'We’re Gonna Get Married' (written by Dale Watson)
'Daughter’s Wedding Song' (written by Dale Watson)
'Quick Quick Slow Slow' (written by Dale Watson)
'Slow Quick Quick' (written by Dale Watson)
'Give Me More Kisses' (written by Dale Watson)
'Drink Drink Drink' (written by Dale Watson)
'I Can’t Be Satisfied' (written by Dale Watson)
'I Hate to Drink Alone' (written by Dale Watson)
'Smokey Old Bar' (written by Dale Watson)
'Thanks to Tequila' (written by Dale Watson)



On Tuesday 9 June 2015, Dale Watson saw the release of 'Call Me Insane' (Red House Records, 2015), which included the following tracks:

'A Day at a Time' (written by Dale Watson)
'Bug Ya for Love' (written by Dale Watson)
'Burden of the Cross' (written by Dale Watson)
'Everybody's Somebody in Luchenbach, Texas' (written by Dale Watson)
'Crocodile Tears' (written by Dale Watson)
'Jonesin' for Jones' (written by Dale Watson)
'I'm Through Hurtin' (written by Dale Watson)
'Call Me Insane' (written by Dale Watson)
'Heaven's Gonna have a Honky Tonk' (written by Dale Watson)
'Tienes Cabeza De Palo' (written by Dale Watson)
'I Owe it all to You' (written by Dale Watson)
'Forever Valentine' (written by Dale Watson)
'Hot Dang' (written by Dale Watson)
'Mama's Don't Let Your Cowboys Grow Up to be Babies' (written by Leann White and Tony Joe White)

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