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Lytle Management Group
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Nashville, TN 37212
Contact Sarah Brosmer
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8887 Horton Highway,
College Grove, TN
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office: 615-368-7433
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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 2010, 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 Mandy Barnett, which she submitted to this site on Sunday 17 January 2010.

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



Gene Watson with Mandy Barnett at Opry Country Classics Show in Nashville on Thursday 8 April 2010

Mandy Barnett
This quote was submitted on Sunday 17 January 2010.

'Gene's interpretive skills are genius...he pours his heart into everything he sings and boy does it show!'

Thank you, Mandy Barnett, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Mandy Barnett...



Mandy Barnett, who was born Amanda Carol 'Mandy' Barnett on Sunday 28 September 1975 in Crossville, Tennessee started singing when she was five years old; she has been singing ever since.



In 1994, Mandy Barnett starred as country music legend Patsy Cline (Thursday 8 September 1932 - Tuesday 5 March 1963) in the stage show 'Always...Patsy Cline' at the celebrated Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

The performances were sold out nightly and received rave reviews across the United States.  Mandy Barnett, in role as Patsy Cline, appearred on the MCA Records cast recording, 'Always...Patsy Cline' (MCA Records, 1995).



In 1996, Mandy Barnett signed with Asylum Records and saw the release, on Tuesday 27 February 1996, of her self-titled debut album, 'Mandy Barnett' (Asylum Records, 1996), which was produced by legendary country music producer Kyle Lehning.

Mandy Barnett's self-titled debut album, 'Mandy Barnett' (Asylum Records, 1996), included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Now That's All Right with Me' (No.43, 1996)
'Maybe' (written by Rodney Crowell, Jim Lauderdale and John Leventhal) (No.65, 1996)
'A Simple I Love You' (written by Karen Brooks and Randy Sharp) (No.72, 1996)

Mandy Barnett's self-titled debut album, 'Mandy Barnett' (Asylum Records, 1996), also included the following tracks:

'Planet of Love' (written by Jim Lauderdale and John Leventhal)
'Rainy Days' (written by Pamela Brown Hayes)
'Three Days', which was written by Willie Nelson and Faron Young (Thursday 25 February 1932 - Tuesday 10 December 1996)
'Baby, Don't You Know' (written by Jamie O'Hara)
'Now That's All Right with Me' (written by Kostas and Tony Perez)
'I'll Just Pretend' (written by Richard Bennett and Kostas)
'What's Good for You' (written by Kelly Willis)
'Wayfaring Stranger' (traditional)

Mandy Barnett's self-titled debut album, 'Mandy Barnett' (Asylum Records, 1996), which reached No.60 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1996, received glowing reviews in major trade publications and magazines, including 'Time' Magazine, as well as praise from veteran country music artists and fans.



In 1997, Mandy Barnett performed Bobby Darin's 'Dream Lover', along with 'Searching (for someone like you)' and 'Dark Moon' for the (various artists) soundtrack of 'Traveller' (Elektra Records / WEA International Records, 1997).



In 1999, Mandy Barnett performed Gene Pitney's 'A Town without Pity', which was written by composer Dimitri Tiomkin and lyricist Ned Washington, and originally recorded by Gene Pitney (Monday 17 February 1941 - Wednesday 5 April 2006), for the (various artists) soundtrack of 'A Walk on The Moon' (WEA International Records, 1999).



In 1999, Mandy Barnett performed 'If You'll Be The Teacher' for the (various artists) soundtrack of 'Election' (Sire Records / London Records / Rhino Records, 1999).



In 1999, Mandy Barnett performed 'Beautiful Dreamer' for the (various artists) soundtrack of 'Drop Dead Gorgeous' (Sire Records / London Records / Rhino Records, 1999).



It was also in 1999 when Mandy Barnett and The Jordanaires performed Hank Williams' 'You Win Again', which was included on the (various artists) project 'Good Rockin' Tonight - The Legacy of Sun Records' (Imports Records, 1999).

When Seymour Stein launched Sire Records within the Warner Music Group, Mandy Barnett was the first artist he signed to the record label.

Mandy Barnett's Sire Records project paired her with the undisputed pioneer of the Nashville Sound, producer Owen Bradley (Thursday 21 October 1915 - Wednesday 7 January 1998).



The album which Mandy Barnett and Owen Bradley made together, 'I've Got a Right to Cry' (Sire Records, 1999), would be his final contribution to the country music community who knew him through his work with country music legends Ernest Tubb (Monday 9 February 1914 - Thursday 6 September 1984), Brenda Lee, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline (Thursday 8 September 1932 - Tuesday 5 March 1963) and Kitty Wells (Saturday 30 August 1919 - Monday 16 July 2012).

Owen Bradley passed away four songs into the project, on Wednesday 7 January 1998, but not before leaving his unmistakable mark on the album.  Owen Bradley's brother and long-time production partner, Harold Bradley, inherited the delicate task of completing the album with Mandy Barnett.

A legal pad filled with Owen Bradley's handwritten notes for each song guided the two through the rest of the sessions and what was to be Owen Bradley's farewell to the world was poised to propel Mandy Barnett and her remarkable vocal talent once again into the national limelight.



On Tuesday 13 April 1999, Mandy Barnett saw the release of 'I've Got a Right to Cry' (Sire Records, 1999), which included two tracks, which were released as singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'I've Got a Right to Cry' (written by Joe Liggins)
/ this track was released as a single in 1999, but it did not chart
'The Whispering Wind (blows on by)' (written by Russell Brown and Pat McLaughlin) /this track was released as a single in 1999, but it did not chart

Mandy Barnett's 'I've Got a Right to Cry' (Sire Records, 1999) also included the following tracks:

'Give Myself a Party', which was written by Don Gibson (Tuesday 3 April 1928 - Monday 17 November 2003)
'Who (who will it be)' (written by Russell Brown and Pat McLaughlin)
'Trademark', which was written by Porter Wagoner (Friday 12 August 1927 - Sunday 28 October 2007) and Gary Walker
'Funny, Familiar, Forgotten Feelings', which was written by Mickey Newbury (Sunday 19 May 1940 - Sunday 29 September 2002)
'Falling, Falling, Falling' (written by Bud Deckelman and J.D. Miller)
'With My Eyes Wide Open, I'm Dreaming' (written by Marc Gordon and Harry Revel)
'I'm Gonna Change Everything' (written by Alex Zanetis)
'Mistakes' (written by Edgar Leslie and Horatio Nicholls)
'Evertrue Evermore' (written by Kermit Goell)
'Don't Forget to Cry', which was written by Boudleaux Bryant (Friday 13 February 1920 - Thursday 25 June 1987) and Felice Bryant (Friday 7 August 1925 - Tuesday 22 April 2003)

Mandy Barnett's 'I've Got a Right to Cry' (Sire Records, 1999) was a huge critical success.  'Rolling Stone' magazine named the album 'Top Country Album' of 1999.  Other stellar reviews appeared in 'People', 'Newsweek', 'Interview' and multiple national newspapers.

As a result of her acclaim, Mandy Barnett appeared on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' and 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'.

Mandy Barnett's 'I've Got a Right to Cry' (Sire Records, 1999) reached No.45 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1999.



In 2000, Mandy Barnett performed 'I Only Have Eyes for You' for the (various artists) soundtrack of 'Space Cowboys' (Warner Bros. Records, 2000); the movie was produced and directed by Clint Eastwood.

 

In 2001, Mandy Barnett performed 'Slowly' (written by Webb Pierce and Tommy Hill), which was included on the (various artists) project 'Caught in the Webb' (Audium Records / Koch Records, 2001), a tribute album which was dedicated to Webb Pierce (Monday 8 August 1921 - Sunday 24 February 1991) and which was produced by Gail Davies; 'Slowly' was originally included on Webb Pierce's 'The Wondering Boy' (Decca Records, 1956).

Webb Pierce (Monday 8 August 1921 - Sunday 24 February 1991) recorded 'Slowly' (written by Webb Pierce and Tommy Hill) and included the track on 'The Wndering Boy' (Decca Records, 1955); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for seventeen weeks in February / March / April / May / June 1954.



In 2006, Mandy Barnet sang on the SpongeBob SquarePants album, 'The Best Day Ever' (Nick Records, 2006), sharing the spotlight with the likes of Brian Wilson, Tommy Ramone, Flaco Jimenez and NRBQ.



During April and May 2009, Mandy Barnett reprised her role as Patsy Cline (Thursday 8 September 1932 - Tuesday 5 March 1963) in the acclaimed production 'Always...Patsy Cline' at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, in honour of the fifteenth anniversary of the celebrated venue's extensive renovations and re-opening.



Gene Watson with Mandy Barnett, backstage at Opry Country Classics Show in Nashville, on the evening of Thursday 8 April 2010



In November 2010, Mandy Barnett saw the release of 'Winter Wonderland' (Rounder Records, 2010), which included the following tracks:

'Winter Wonderland' (written by Felix Bernard)
'This Time of the Year', which was written by Brook Benton (Saturday 19 September 1931 - Saturday 9 April 1988) and Cliff Owens
'Marshmallow World' (written by Peter DeRose and Carl Sigman)
'Holly Jolly Christmas' (written by Johnny Marks)
'I'll Be Home for Christmas' (written by Kim Gannon, Walter Kent and Buck Ram)
'Here Comes Santa Claus', which was written by Gene Autry (Sunday 29 September 1907 - Friday 2 October 1998) and Oakley Haldeman
'All I Want for Christmas is You' (written by A.J. Franichevich and Troy Powers)
'Home for the Holidays' (written by Robert Allen and Al Stillman)
'White Christmas' (written by Irving Berlin)
'Jingle Bell Rock' (written by Joseph Carlton Beale and James Ross Boothe)
'Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow' (written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne)
'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' (written by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin)



In May 2011, Mandy Barnett saw the release of 'Sweet Dreams' (Opry Music Records, 2011), which included the following tracks:

'Always'
'Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home'
'Crazy' (written by Willie Nelson)
'I Fall to Pieces', which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 - Thursday 15 July 2010) and Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002)
'Faded Love'
'Have You Ever Been Lonely (have you ever been blue)'
'Life's Railway to Heaven'
'She's Got You', which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 - Thursday 15 July 2010)
'So Wrong'
'Strange'
'Walking After Midnight' (written by Alan Block and Donn Hecht)
'Sweet Dreams', which was written by Don Gibson (Tuesday 3 April 1928 - Monday 17 November 2003)

Mandy Barnett: 'I Can't Stop Loving You: Songs of Don Gibson' (Cracker Barrel, 2013)

In November 2013, Mandy Barnett saw the release of 'I Can't Stop Loving You: Songs of Don Gibson' (Cracker Barrel, 2013), a tribute album to Don Gibson (Tuesday 3 April 1928 - Monday 17 November 2003), which included the following tracks:

'(Yes) I'm Hurtin' / Don Gibson: No.6, 1966
'Too Soon to Know' / album track from Don Gibson's 'Oh, Lonesome Me' (RCA Records, 1958)
'Look Who's Blue' / Don Gibson: No.8, 1958
'Sweet Dreams' / Don Gibson: No.9, 1956
'Just One Time' / Don Gibson: No.2, 1960
'Blue Blue Day' / this track featured guest vocals from Alison Krauss / Don Gibson: No.1 for two weeks in July / August 1958
'Oh, Lonesome Me' / Don Gibson: No.1 for eight non-consecetive weeks in April and May 1958, and again in June 1958
'Oh Such a Stranger' / album track from Don Gibson's 'I Wrote a Song' (RCA Records, 1964)
'Far Far Away' / Don Gibson: No.11, 1960
'I Can't Stop Loving You' / Don Gibson: No.7, 1958
'Lonesome No.1' / Don Gibson: No.2, 1961
'(I'd be a) Legend in My Time' / Don Gibson: this track was the 'B' side of 'Far, Far Away'

Mandy Barnett's 'I Can't Stop Loving You' (Cracker Barrel, 2013) reached No.32 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2013.



On Tuesday 18 March 2014, Ronnie Milsap saw the release of 'Summer Number Seventeen' (Legacy Recordings, 2014), which featured Mandy Barnett performing two duets with Ronnie; 'You Make Me Feel Brand New' and 'Make Up'.

Mandy Barnett continues to play shows, both nationally and internationally, and is a frequent guest on the hallowed stage of The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

Gene Watson with Mandy Barnett at Opry Country Classics Show in Nashville on Thursday 8 April 2010

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