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 2006, 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 Candi Carpenter, which she submitted to this site on Thursday 5 October 2006.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Candi Carpenter who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.
This quote was submitted on Thursday 5 October 2006.
'Gene Watson is a singer's singer; I appreciate the real deal'.
Thank you, Candi Carpenter, for your support of Gene Watson.
About Candi Carpenter...
Candi Carpenter was born in Lansing, Michigan in November 1986 and has very much made Nashville her home, where she has performed with a star-studded list of country music greats.
Jack Greene (Tuesday 7 January 1930 - Thursday 15 March 2013), Grand Ole Opry legend and multiple Country Music Association (CMA) Award-winner, included Candi Carpenter on his 'Yesterday & Today Show' in the years from 2003.
When Jack Greene (Tuesday 7 January 1930 - Thursday 15 March 2013) and Candi Carpenter toured together, fans were afforded the opportunity of hearing Jack Greene’s timeless classics, along with Candi Carpenter's renditions of country music’s beloved standards.
Candi Carpenter's debut album, 'Yesterday & Today', featured Jack Greene (Tuesday 7 January 1930 - Thursday 15 March 2013) as her special guest vocalist.
The star-studded list of country music greats which Candi Carpenter has performed with is quite mouth-watering, and includes the following:
Billy Walker (Monday 14 January 1929 - Sunday 21 May 2006)
Jack Greene (Tuesday 7 January 1930 - Thursday 15 March 2013)
Cal Smith (Thursday 7 April 1932 - Thursday 10 October 2013)
George Hamilton IV (Monday 19 July 1937 - Wednesday 17 September 2014)
Tommy Overstreet (10 September 1937 - 2 November 2015)
Billy 'Crash' Craddock
Dan Seals (Sunday 8 February 1948 - Wednesday 25 March 2009)
Jim Ed Brown (Sunday 1 April 1934 - Thursday 11 June 2015)
Jean Shepard (Tuesday 21 November 1933 - Sunday 25 September 2016)
Little Jimmy Dickens (Sunday 19 December 1920 - Friday 2 January 2015)
Porter Wagoner (Friday 12 August 1927 - Sunday 28 October 2007)
Billy Joe Royal (Friday 3 April 1942 - Tuesday 6 October 2015)
Ernie Ashworth (Saturday 15 December 1928 - Monday 2 March 2009)
Leroy van Dyke
Mel McDaniel (Sunday 6 September 1942 - Thursday 31 March 2011)
Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 - Wednesday 26 January 2011)
• Visit Candi Carpenter's Official Site at candicarpenter.com