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 2008, 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 Jace Everett, which he submitted to this site on Thursday 3 January 2008.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Jace Everett 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 3 January 2008.
'I actually heard a review of 'In a Perfect World' (Shanachie Records, 2007) on NPR Radio back in December.
I guess Gene makes music that's too country, too real, and too genuine for most country radio to play!
The new album is fantastic and proves that great songs and an undeniable voice can make music timeless.
I feel like a 16-year old kid again driving around in my beat up Ford listening to Texas radio.
Thanks for the country Mr. Watson'.
Thank you, Jace Everett, for your support of Gene Watson.
About Jace Everett...
Jace Everett, whose real name is Beasley, is a native of Evansville, Indiana where he was born in 1972, but his father's jobs kept his family on the move; Jace Everett spent his early years in Indianapolis, Indiana and St. Louis, Missouri before moving to Fort Worth, Texas at the age of six.
While in Texas, Jace Everett learned about his country music roots in church and started playing country music in his church and in school concerts.
While he was growing up, Jace Everett's musical heroes were Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002); Jace also developed a love for blues, gospel and rock 'n' roll music.
This deep love of music prompted Jace Everett to begin playing guitar at the age of fifteen.
While attending the Methodist Church, Jace Everett contemplated becoming an evangelist. After graduating from high school, Jace moved to Nashville in 1990 and attended Belmont University. After dropping out of Belmont University, Jace Everett flew to Europe to play and tour with a rock music band.
While playing with a band in Monaco, Jace Everett met Patricia who became his wife and they had a son named Jacques Beasley, who was born in 1996. Jace Everett and his new family relocated to Texas, where Jace worked construction and quit the music business in order to spend time with Patricia and Jacques.
However, Jace and Patricia divorced in 2000 and she and Jacques returned to Monaco.
Jace Everett's guitar player friend Chris Raspante persuaded him to get his life back on track musically and move back to Nashville.
With the help of Tracy Gershon, Jace Everett signed to Epic Records / Sony Records and saw the release, on Tuesday 7 March 2006, of his self-titled debut album, 'Jace Everett' (Epic Records / Sony Records, 2006).
Tracy Gershon at Epic Records / Sony Records was also the song publisher for writer Stephany Delray who Jace married in August 2005. Stephany, who had moved to Nashville in 1989 in order to become an artist in her own right, achieved hit songs recorded by Radney Foster and Chely Wright; Stephany helped Jace write four of the tracks on his self-titled debut album.
'Jace Everett' (Epic Records / Sony Records, 2006) included his debut single 'That's The Kind of Love I'm In' (written by Casey Beathard and Michael Patrick Heeney), which reached No.52 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart in 2005.
The follow-up singles, 'Bad Things' (written by Jace Everett) (released in 2005), 'Nowhere in The Neighbourhood' (written by Jace Everett, James LeBlanc and Will Rambeaux) (released in 2006) and 'Everything I Want' (written by Ashley Gorley, Wade Kirby and Bryant Simpson) (released in 2006), did not chart in the United States, although 'Bad Things' (written by Jace Everett) reached No.2 in Norway, No.30 in Sweden and No.49 in the United Kingdom in 2009.
The track, 'Bad Things' (written by Jace Everett), was used as the theme song for the HBO television series 'True Blood', which was an American television drama series created and produced by Alan Ball. It was based on 'The Southern Vampire Mysteries' series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional, small town in northwestern Louisiana. The series centred on the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse (played by Anna Paquin), a telepathic waitress with an otherworldly quality.
'True Blood' was broadcast on the premium cable network HBO in the United States and was produced by HBO in association with Alan Ball's production company, Your Face Goes Here Entertainment. It premiered on Sunday 7 September 2008. The first five seasons of the series received generally favourable reviews and won several awards, including a Golden Globe and an Emmy.
On Monday 15 July 2013, HBO announced that 'True Blood' had been renewed for a seventh and final season, which premiered in Summer 2014.
'True Blood' was also broadcast in the United Kingdom (on Fox) and in Ireland (on TG4).
Jace Everett's self-titled debut album, 'Jace Everett' (Epic Records / Sony Records, 2006) also included the following tracks:
'I Gotta Have It' (written by Jerry Salley and Chris Stapleton)
'Half of My Mistakes' (written by Radney Foster and Bobby Houck)
'The Other Kind' (written by Stephany Delray, Jace Everett and Brian Nash)
'A Little Less Lonely' (written by Stephany Delray and Jace Everett)
'Gold' (written by Stephany Delray, Bob DiPiero and Jace Everett)
'Between a Father & a Son' (written by Stephany Delray, Bob DiPiero and Jace Everett)
Josh Turner recorded Jace Everett's 'Your Man' (co-written with Chris DuBois and Chris Stapleton) and included the track on 'Your Man' (MCA Nashville Records, 2006); the track was No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart in early 2006.
'Your Man' won American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Awards for writers Chris Stapleton and Chris DuBois, as well as a Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) Award for writer Jace Everett upon it reaching No.1.
During January 2006, Jace Everett accompanied Dierks Bentley to the United Kingdom and Ireland for a three-day showcase in Dublin, Ireland, Glasgow, Scotland and London, England, which was sponsored by the Country Music Association (CMA); the 'New from Nashville' concert series was part of the CMA's continuing effort to expand the country music genre beyond the United States of America.
On Tuesday 11 November 2008, Jace Everett saw the release of 'Old New Borrowed Blues' (Phantom Sound & Vision Records, 2008), which included the following tracks:
'Your Man' (written by Jace Everett, Chris DuBois and Chris Stapleton)
'Angel Loves the Devil Outta Me'
'Bad Things' (written by Jace Everett)
'Between a Father & a Son'
'Doin' Nothing with You'
'I Gotta Have It'
'Greatest Story (Never Told)'
'Little Less Lonely'
'Not So Far Away'
'Turn it On'
On Friday 21 May 2010, the 'True Blood, Season 2' soundtrack was released; the album included 'Evil (is going on)' (written by Willie Dixon), which was a duet featuring Jake Everett and CC Adcock.
On Tuesday 1 June 2010, Jace Everett saw the release of 'Red Revelations' (Wrasse Records, 2010); the United Kingdom release of the album was on Hump Head Country and included the following tracks:
'Posession' (written by Chuck Prophet)
'Burn for You'
'More to Life (C'mon C'mon)' (written by Chuck Prophet)
'The Good Life'
'Damned If I Do'
'One of Them'
'Little Black Dress'
'Lean into the Wind'
'What it is?'
'Bad Things' (written by Jace Everett) (Theme from 'True Blood')
On Tuesday 27 September 2011, Jace Everett saw the release of 'Mr. Good Times' (AIS Records, 2011), which included the following tracks:
'Great American Hero'
'The Drugs Aren't Getting it Done'
'Business is Booming'
'Let's Begin Again'
'God Made You Mean'
'Angry, Hostile, Ugly'
'Don't Look Down'
On Tuesday 23 July 2013, Jace Everett saw the release of 'Terra Rosa' (Haywood Group Productions, 2013), which included the following tracks:
'In the Garden' (written by Jace Everett)
'No Place To Hide' (written by Stephany Delray and Jace Everett)
'Lloyd's Summer Vacation' (written by Daniel Cohen, Jace Everett, Jacques Laurent and Chris Raspante)
'Beyond the Wall' (written by Daniel Cohen and Jace Everett)
'Pennsylvania' (written by Daniel Cohen and Jace Everett)
'The Great Fish (wave after wave)' (written by Jace Everett)
'Rise Up' (written by Jace Everett)
'Love Cut Me Down' (written by Jace Everett)
'Like a Song' (written by Jace Everett)
'Sapphira' (written by Jace Everett and Chris Raspante)
'Pretty Good Plan' (written by Jace Everett and Bill Lloyd)
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