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 Tommy Alverson, which he submitted to this site on Tuesday 10 October 2006.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Tommy Alverson who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.
This quote was submitted on Tuesday 10 October 2006.
'Sean, I feel honoured you would ask me to do this. Thank you very much.
Here goes: As an artist in Texas, I cut my teeth on 'Fourteen Carat Mind' (played it every night), 'Farewell Party' and 'Love in the Hot Afternoon'.
When I heard 'At Last', it was the icing on the cake. Gene is one of those singers when you hear him you know immediately who it is.
I got to play a show with Gene in Mineral Wells, Texas about two years ago and he's still as strong as ever.
What a voice! God Bless Gene Watson!'
Thank you, Tommy Alverson, for your support of Gene Watson.
About Tommy Alverson...
Tommy Alverson has been a dynamic figure on the Texas music scene for many years and is respected by all who meet him.
Tommy Alverson has a loyal fan base throughout Texas, as well as overseas with his song-writing and soulful performances.
Tommy Alverson has shared the stage with Texas country music legends Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush, Johnny Gimble (Sunday 30 May 1926 - Saturday 9 May 2015), Leon Rausch, Jerry Jeff Walker, Clay Blaker, Gary P. Nunn, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Radney Foster and Steven Fromholz (Friday 8 June 1945 - Sunday 19 January 2014), as well as artists regarded as 'the new outlaws' of country music, namely Robert Earl Keen, Pat Green, Charlie Robison, Cory Morrow, Dale Watson and Jim Lauderdale.
In 2000, Tommy Alverson saw the release of 'Me on The Jukebox' (Crystal Clear Sound Smith Records, 2000).
It was also in 2000 when Tommy Alverson saw the release of 'Live at Ozona' (Two of a Kind Records, 2000), which included the following tracks:
'Invitation to The Blues'
'Not Tonight, I've Got a Heartache'
'I Wouldn't Trade Texas'
'What's The Matter with My Baby'
'Angel Flying Too Close to The Ground'
'Cheeseburger in Paradise'
'Tonight He's a Nimber'
'Follow Your Heart'
In 2003, Tommy Alverson saw the release of 'Alive & Pickin' (Smith Entertainment Records, 2003), which featured The Tommy Alverson Band and was recorded 'live' at the historic Chatauqua Auditorium in Waxahachie, Texas.
It was also in 2003 when Tommy Alverson saw the release of 'Texasongs' (Smith Music Group Records, 2003), which was a compilation of his first two cassette releases, 'From The Heart of Hill County' and 'Always in My Heart'.
On Tuesday 2 October 2007, Tommy Alverson saw the release of 'Country to the Bone' (Palo Duro Records, 2007), which included the following tracks:
'Country to the Bone'
'Got Here as Fast as I Could'
'I Can't Convince My Heart'
'Just Like Hank'
'She Found Something in Me'
'This Buzz is for You'
'Second Hand Love'
'I'll Still Be Around'
'She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye'
'Welcome to Paradise'
On Tuesday 12 February 2008, Tommy Alverson saw the release of 'Heroes & Friends' (Palo Duro Records, 2008), which featured several guest artists, including Ed Burleson, Johnny Bush, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Rusty Wier (Wednesday 3 May 1944 - Friday 9 October 2009), Gary P. Nunn, Leon Rausch, Heather Morgan and Jerry Max Lane.
Tommy Alverson's 'Heroes & Friends' (Palo Duro Records, 2008) included the following tracks:
'Maybe in Mexico'
'I Feel Like Drinkin' Today'
'I Can't Help Myself Darlin'
'It Could Be Much Worse'
'Invitation to the Blues'
'My Way or The Highway'
'I'm a Memory'
'What'd I Come in Here For'
'Just Someone I Used to Know', which was written by Cowboy Jack Clement (Sunday 5 April 1931 - Thursday 8 August 2013)
'Starlight Lounge Review'
• Visit Tommy Alverson's Official Site at tommyalverson.com