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

Adkins Publicity

Exclusive PR / Publicity Representation of Gene Watson / Contact Scott Adkins at Adkins Publicity in Nashville

For exclusive PR / publicity representation of Gene Watson, contact Scott Adkins at Adkins Publicity in Nashville.



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 Lane Brody, which she submitted to this site on Saturday 11 November 2006.

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



Lane Brody
This quote was submitted on Saturday 11 November 2006.

'I have had the privilege of working with Gene.  It has always been a great pleasure.

Gene is so talented and so humble that you can feel God with him and I must also say he is truly a gentleman.

He will always be one of the great recognisable voices of country music with a soul that delivers timeless performances.

I love you, Gene'.

Thank you, Lane Brody, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Lane Brody...



Lane Brody was born Lynne Connie Voorlas on Saturday 24 September 1955 in Oak Park, Illinois, but called Racine, Wisconsin her hometown, where her love of singing was established at a very early age.

Lane Brody graduated from Horlick High School in 1969.  Lane started her music career by singing commercial jingles for many popular television and radio commercials.

Lane Brody wrote her first song, 'Through the Darkness', when she was twelve years old, founded an all-girl trio while still in high school and, by the time she was eighteen years old, had set out for New York, where she was discovered by vocalist Bobby Whiteside.

Lane Brody moved to Chicago, where she sang commercial jingles and modelled in print for such products as Harley Davidson Motorcycles and Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer.

In 1976, Lane Brody made her recording debut with the single 'You're Gonna Make Love to Me' under the pseudonym Lynn Niles.

In 1977, Lane Brody, recording under the name of Lynn Niles, saw the release of the non-album single, 'You're Gonna Make Love to Me', which reached No.93 on the Billboard country music singles chart.

In 1981, Lane Brody moved to California, where she signed with Liberty Records and debuted on the Billboard country music singles chart with the self-penned 'He's Taken'; the track reached No.60 in 1982.

Lane Brody's next single release, 'More Nights', reached No.61 on the Billboard country music singles chart and was included on the soundtrack album for 'Tough Enough', a 1983 film, which was directed by Richard Fleischer (Friday 8 December 1916 - Saturday 25 March 2006) and starred Dennis Quaid, Pam Grier, Warren Oates (Thursday 5 July 1928 - Saturday 3 April 1982) and Stan Shaw.



Towards the end of 1981, Lane Brody had a minor hit duet with the Thom Bresh titled 'When it Comes to Love' and made her television acting debut in the series 'Taxi' with Danny DeVito.  'Taxi' was an American sitcom which originally aired from 1978 to 1982 on ABC, and from 1982 to 1983 on NBC.

The series, which won eighteen Emmy Awards, including three for Outstanding Comedy Series, focused on the everyday lives of a handful of New York City taxi drivers and their abusive dispatcher.



Anne Murray recorded Lane Brody's 'The Hottest Night of the Year' (co-written with Thomas Campbell and Kerry Chatter) and included the track on 'The Hottest Night of the Year' (Capitol Records, 1982).

In 1982, Lane Brody saw the release of the non-album single, 'When it Comes to Love', which reached No.77 on the Billboard country music singles chart and featured guest vocals from Thom Bresh.



Lane Brody's next chart appearance came in 1983 with a song she co-wrote, the Oscar-nominated 'Over You', which was featured in Bruce Bereford's film 'Tender Mercies' starring Robert Duvall; the song reached No.15 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1983.

Lane Brody was the first female artist in country music to have an Oscar-nominated hit single from a soundtrack album.

In 1983 and 1984, Lane Brody saw the release of the following non-album singles, which were released as singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'It's Another Silent Night' (No.60, 1983)
'Hanging On' (No.59, 1984)
'Alibis' (No.81, 1984)



In 1984, Lane Brody enjoyed a No.1 hit on the Billboard country music singles chart with her duet with Johnny Lee; 'The Yellow Rose' (written by Johnny Lee, Lane Brody and John Wilder) was No.1 for one week in April 1984, and was included on Johnny Lee's 'Till The Bars Burn Down' (Warner Bros. Records, 1984).


Lane Brody & Johnny Lee performing 'Yellow Rose' (written by written by Johnny Lee, Lane Brody and John Wilder) on 'Country's Family Reunion

'The Yellow Rose' (written by Johnny Lee, Lane Brody and John Wilder) was the theme song for the 1983-1984 NBC television show, 'The Yellow Rose'.

It was also in 1984 when Lane Brody was the voice of the XIV Olympics singing for Beatrice Foods.  It was also during when Lane Brody also signed with GRT Records.

Lane Brody made her singular appearance on the PBS music television program 'Austin City Limits', where she sang duets with Thom Bresh, with whom she had been on tour through 1987.

Lane Brody has also appeared on numerous American television shows, including 'NBC Today Show' and 'Crook & Chase'.

Lane Brody's song 'All The Unsung Heroes' was the theme behind the documentary, which won The American Film Festival's 'Blue Ribbon'.



In 1985, Lane Brody saw the release of her self-titled debut album, 'Lane Brody' (EMI Records, 1985), which reached No.55 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and included in 1985, and included two tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'He Burns Me Up' (No.29, 1985)
'Baby's Eyes' (No.51, 1985)

In 1996, Lane Brody was honoured by the Country Music Hall of Fame with her very own star on its famous walkway.



In 2002, Lane Brody saw the release of 'Pieces of Life' (Scream Records, 2002), which included the following tracks:

'Till You Found Me'
'Faster Than The Speed of Love'
'I Have to Say I Love You in a Song'
'Plenty More Love'
'Everytime I Think of Losing You'
'My Mind Wanders'
'Over You'
'The Song'
'Place Outside The World'

'The Yellow Rose' (written by Lane Brody, Johnny Lee and John Wilder) / this track featured guest vocals from Johnny Lee and Lee Roy Parnell
'All The Unsung Heroes'
'I'll Be Seeing You'
'White Shadows' / this track featured guest vocals from Alison Krauss
'You are the One'
'The Yellow Rose' (written by Lane Brody, Johnny Lee and John Wilder) / this track, which featured guest vocals from Johnny Lee and Lee Roy Parnell, is an extended version
'All The Unsung Heroes' / this track was a duet with Collin Raye



In 2010, Lane Brody saw the release of 'On the Wings of Songs' (GMV Nashville Records, 2010), which included the following tracks:

'On the Wings of Songs' (written by Lane Brody and Kostas Lazarides) / this track was produced by Eddie Bayers
Musicians
Michael Rhodes (bass)
John Hobbs (keyboard)
Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Paul Leim (drums)
Marty Slayton, Thom Flora and Kostas (vocals)

'Beyond The Blue' (written by Rob Crosby and Stephanie Bentley) / this track was produced by Eddie Bayers
Musicians
Ilya Toshinsky (acoustic guitar)
Michael Rhodes (bass)
Paul Leim (drums)
John Hobbs (keyboard)
Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Marty Slayton and Thom Flora (vocals)

'Found in Each Other' (written by Lane Brody) / this track was produced by Lane Brody
Musicians
John Willis (bass and guitars)
Eddie Bayers (drums)
Rodney Engle and John Willis (vocals)

'Flames Turned Blue' (written by Lane Brody) / this track was produced by Lane Brody
Musicians
John Willis (bass and guitars)
Steve Brewster (drums)
Kim Fleming and Aaron Mason (vocals)

'Busy Life' (written by Lane Brody) / this track was produced by Lane Brody
Musicians
John Willis (bass and guitars)
Eddie Bayers (drums)
Kim Fleming and Aaron Mason (vocals)

'That’s Where Love Comes In' (written by Phillip White, Kelly Shriver and Rob Crosby) / this track was produced by Eddie Bayers
Musicians
Michael Rhodes (bass)
Paul Leim (drums)
Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Kerry Marx (acoustic guitar)
John Hobbs (keyboard)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Thom Flora and Marty Slayton (vocals)

'Your Wildest Dreams' (written by Justin Hayward)
Musicians
Kathryn Marx (piano, acoustic guitar)
Michael Rhodes (bass)
Eddie Bayers (drums)
Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Thom Flora (vocals)

'I See Sunshine' (written by Lane Brody and Rob Crosby) / this track was produced by Eddie Bayers
Musicians
John Willis (bass and guitars)
Eddie Bayers (drums)
Rodney Engle (vocals)

'Evolution' (written by Lane Brody)
Musicians
Eddie Bayers (drums)
Kevin Grant (bass)
Kathryn Marx (piano)
Chris Leuzinger (electric guitar)
Kerry Marks (acoustic guitar)

'Go Quickly By' (written by Lane Brody) / this track was produced by Lane Brody
Musicians
IIya Toshinsky (acoustic guitar)
Kris Wilkinson (string arrangements)
Kris Wilkinson (viola)
David Angell and David Davidson (violins)
Sari Reist (cello)

'Sweet Sanctuary' (written by Lane Brody) / this track was produced by Lane Brody
Musicians
Kerry Marx (acoustic guitar)
Kathryn Marx (piano)
Kris Wilkinson (string arrangements)
Kris Wilkinson (viola)
David Angell and David Davidson (violins)
Sari Reist (cello)

'Thanks for What You Did' (written by Lane Brody) / this track was produced by Eddie Bayers

• Visit Lane Brody's Official Site at lanebrody.com

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