• 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

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 Ernie Rowell, which he submitted to this site on Monday 6 June 2006.

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



Ernie Rowell
This quote was submitted on Monday 6 June 2006.

'Gene Watson is, without a doubt, one of the best country singers ever.

Gene's voice is impeccably true with a style all his own.  When he sings, engineers don't have to worry about tuning notes like most do today.  He delivers it right without the props.

I've had a few cuts in my years in Nashville, but none have thrilled me more than my Gene Watson cuts.

There's a new breed of country writers and singers in Nashville today and I'm glad to say a lot of them are Gene Watson fans.

It should be that way!'

Thank you, Ernie Rowell, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Ernie Rowell...



Ernie Rowell was born in Auburn, Alabama and grew up in nearby Loachapoka.  After graduating from high school, Ernie Rowell attended Auburn University.  Upon gaining his college degree, Ernie Rowell moved to Nashville, where he hoped to pursue a career within the country music business.

Ernie Rowell has had the privilege of working with country music superstars, including George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013), Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013) and Mel Tillis.

Ernie Rowell spent a total of eleven years with George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013), Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013) and Mel Tillis, performing for audiences all over the United States, the provinces of Canada and several other countries.

Ernie Rowell has enjoyed some secular chart success on his own and, as a songwriter, his compositions have been recorded by George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013), Kenny Rogers, Mel Tillis, Ricky Van Shelton, Johnny Paycheck (Tuesday 31 May 1938 - Wednesday 19 February 2003) and Gene Watson, among others.



Kenny Rogers recorded Ernie Rowell's 'Buried Treasures' (co-written with Charlie Philips) and included the track on 'Love or Something Like It' (United Artists Records, 1978).



Moe Bandy recorded Ernie Rowell's 'I Just Can't Leave Those Honky Tonks Alone' (co-written with Virgil Warner) and included the track on 'The Champ' (Columbia Records, 1980).



Gene Watson recorded Ernie Rowell's 'What She Don't Know Won't Hurt Her' (co-written with Dave Lindsey) and included the track on 'This Dream's on Me' (MCA Records, 1982); the track reached No.5 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1982, and No.3 on the Canadian RPM couuntry music singles chart in 1982.



Gene Watson recorded Ernie Rowell's 'Sometimes I Get Lucky & Forget' (co-written with Bob House) and included the track on 'Sometimes I Get Lucky' (MCA Records, 1983); this track reached No.9 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1983, and No.6 on the Canadian RPM country music singles chart in 1983.



Gene Watson recorded Ernie Rowell's 'You Put Out an Old Flame Last Night' (co-written with Dave Lindsey) and included the track on 'Sometimes I Get Lucky' (MCA Records, 1983).



Gene Watson recorded Ernie Rowell's 'I Guess You Had to be There' (co-written with Dave Lindsey and Matt Lindsey) and included the track on 'Heartaches, Love & Stuff' (MCA Records, 1984).



Gene Watson recorded Ernie Rowell's 'Independence Day' (co-written with Dave Lindsey) and included the track on 'Heartaches, Love & Stuff' (MCA Records, 1984).



Gene Watson recorded Ernie Rowell's 'Everything I Used to Do' and included the track on 'Starting New Memories' (Epic Records, 1986); the track reached No.29 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1986, and No.27 on the Canadian RPM country music singles chart in 1986.



Donna Ulisse
 recorded Ernie Rowell's 'Guess Who's Back in Town' and included the track on 'Trouble at The Door' (Atlantic Records, 1991).



Ricky Van Shelton recorded Ernie Rowell's 'Foolish Pride' (co-written with Mel Tillis) and included the track on 'Fried Green Tomatoes' (Audium Records, 2000).

At the time of the acquisition of this Gene Watson Peer's Quote, in June 2006, Ernie Rowell was a Christian country music artist and had seen the release of two collections of gospel material; 'In His Will' and 'Favourites'.



Leona Williams
recorded 'You Put Out an Old Flame Last Night' (written by Dave Lindsey and Ernie Rowell) and included the track on 'New Patches' (Heart of Texas Records, 2008).



Red Jenkins recorded Ernie Rowell's 'What She Don't Know Won't Hurt Her' (co-written with Dave Lindsey) and included the track on 'Hank & Jack' (Red Hot Songs Records, 2011).

Tony Booth, Darrell McCall & Curtis Potter: 'The Survivors II' (Heart of Texas Records, 2012)

Tony BoothDarrell McCall & Curtis Potter (Thursday 18 April 1940 - Saturday 23 January 2016) recorded Ernie Rowell's 'Lucky Me' (co-written with Dave Lindsey) and included the track on 'The Survivors II' (Heart of Texas Records, 2012).



Myra Rolen
recorded 'You Put Out an Old Flame Last Night' (written by Dave Lindsey and Ernie Rowell) and included the track on 'Hold That Thought' (Pretty World Records, 2014).

Moe Bandy: 'Lucky Me' (Moe Bandy Music, 2016)

Moe Bandy recorded Ernie Rowell's 'Lucky Me' (co-written with Dave Lindsey) and included the track on 'Lucky Me' (Moe Bandy Music, 2016).

• Visit Ernie Rowell's Official Site at ernierowell.com

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