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 Jim Glaser, which he submitted to this site on Friday 10 November 2006.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Jim Glaser who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.
This quote was submitted on Friday 10 November 2006.
'Whenever I'm tuning up and down the country music radio dial, quite often I'll hear a voice that I don't immediately recognise.
But that never happens when I hear a song by Gene Watson.
His voice is so rich and clear, his delivery strong and solidly on pitch (even back in the days when artist's voices weren't electronically tuned) that I always stop and listen until he finishes the song.
He's truly a credit to our industry'.
Thank you, Jim Glaser, for your support of Gene Watson.
About Jim Glaser...
Jim Glaser is a native of Spalding, Nebraska, where he was born in December 1937.
Jim Glaser was a member of the family group Tompall Glaser (Sunday 3 September 1933 - Tuesday 13 August 2013) & The Glaser Brothers, who began life as session musicians for Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 - Wednesday 8 December 1982) and Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003).
The Glaser Brothers provided harmony voices on two major country music hits; Marty Robbins' 'El Paso' (No.1 on both the Billboard country and Billboard pop music charts in 1959) and Johnny Cash's 'Ring of Fire' (No.1 for seven weeks on the Billboard country chart in 1963, when it was also a Top 20 hit on the Billboard pop music singles chart).
The Glaser Brothers travelled with the Marty Robbins show for three years; some of the first country performers to appear in Las Vegas, Marty Robbins and Tompall Glaser (Sunday 3 September 1933 - Tuesday 13 August 2013) & The Glaser Brothers enjoyed a six-week run at the Showboat Casino in 1960.
The Glaser Brothers' stint on the road with Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003) included performances at Steel Pier in Atlantic City and New York City's prestigious Carnegie Hall.
Jim Glaser & The Glaser Brothers also appeared with Patsy Cline (Thursday 8 September 1932 - Tuesday 5 March 1963) when she made her debut at The Mint Casino in Las Vegas, just weeks before her tragic death, on Tuesday 5 March 1963.
As members of The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville for fifteen years, Jim Glaser, Tompall Glaser (Sunday 3 September 1933 - Tuesday 13 August 2013) & The Glaser Brothers, won nearly every group award country music had to offer.
Billboard Magazine presented The Glaser Brothers with an award for being the most awarded group in country music.
Cal Smith (Thursday 7 April 1932 - Thursday 10 October 2013) recorded Jim Glaser's 'Thanks a Lot for Trying Anyway' and included the track on 'Goin' To Cal's Place' (Kapp Records, 1967).
Jim Ed Brown (Sunday 1 April 1934 - Thursday 11 June 2015) recorded Jim Glaser's 'What Does it Take (to keep a woman like you satisfied)' and included the track on 'Just Jim' (RCA Victor Records, 1967).
The Glaser Brothers enjoyed a number of their own hit songs on the Billboard country music singles chart; 'Rings' (No.7, 1971) and 'Lovin' Her was Easier (than anything I'll ever do again)' (No.2, 1981).
In 1973, The Glaser Brothers disbanded and stayed apart for six years.
Jim Glaser first made an appearance on the Billboard country music singles chart as a solo artist in 1968 and, by 1979, Jim was still looking for the right break, when he met Don Tolle, a pop promotion man for A&M Records.
Don Tolle wanted to develop his own record label, but it would be 1982 before he could muster enough financial backing to launch Noble Vision Records.
Jim Glaser was the first artist signed to Don Tolle's Noble Vision Records and saw the release of 'Man in the Mirror' (Noble Vision Records, 1983), from which four singles made dents in the Top 40 of the Billboard country music singles chart.
A fifth single from Jim Glaser's 'Man in the Mirror' (Noble Vision Records, 1983), 'You're Gettin' to Me Again', was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in September 1984.
As a consequence, Jim Glaser was voted 'Top New Male Vocalist of the Year' by the Academy of Country Music (ACM).
Noble Vision Records was unable to replicate this success and was taken over by MCA Records, but this relationship lasted only a short time.
In 1985, Jim Glaser saw the release of 'Past The Point of No Return' (MCA Records, 1985); one of the included tracks was 'Those Days', which was written by Frank Myers.
Jim Glaser, however, did well as a backing vocalist, appearing on Sylvia's 'Drifter' (No.1 for one week in April 1981) and Ronnie McDowell's 'Watchin' Girls Go By' (No.4, 1981).
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