• The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson: 'Real Country Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)

  • Gene Watson: 'Back in the Fire & At Last' (Morello Records, 2016) / this album was officially released on Friday 11 November 2016

  • Gene Watson's Calendar

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson Guitars by Summey

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson at The Opry in Nashville

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

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

Webster PR



Webster Public Relations
, PO Box 23015, Nashville, TN 37202

Contact Scott Adkins
Telephone 615-777-6995

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 during 2013, 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 Anthony Smith, which he submitted to this site on Sunday 21 April 2013.

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



Anthony Smith
This quote was submitted on Sunday 21 April 2013.

'Gene Watson is one of the greatest country singers of all time'.

Thank you, Anthony Smith, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Anthony Smith...

Anthony Smith was born in Warsaw, Indiana and is a country music singer, songwriter and record producer. He was raised in eastern Tennessee and his musical interests began at the early age of five. When he was nine years old, Anthony Smith had joined his first band and, by the age of twelve, he was arranging music at his church.

Anthony Smith moved to Kentucky in his early twenties and joined several bands. Luke Lewis, the head of Mercury Nashville Records, received a demo tape of Anthony Smith's music and, in 2002, he signed the artist to a recording deal.

As a musician, Anthony Smith saw the release, on Tuesday 25 June 2002, of his debut album, 'If That Ain't Country' (Mercury Nashville Records, 2002), which included three tracks which were hits on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'If That Ain't Country' (written by Anthony Smith and Jeffrey Steele) (No.26, 2002)

'John J. Blanchard' (written by Anthony Smith and Chris Wallin) (No.40, 2002)
'Half A Man' (written by Anthony Smith) (No.40, 2003)

It was also in 2002 that Anthony Smith was granted a songwriting deal from BMI and began to write songs for other country music artists, including the following:

Montgomery Gentry recorded Anthony Smith's 'Carrying On' (co-written with Bobby Terry and Kevin Brandt) and included the track on 'Carrying On' (Columbia Records, 2001).

Confederate Railroad recorded Anthony Smith's 'What Brothers Do' (co-written with Chris Wallin) and included the track on 'Unleashed' (Audium Entertainment Records, 2001); the track reached No.39 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks Chart in 2001.

Confederate Railroad recorded Anthony Smith's 'Still One Outlaw Left' (co-written with Jess Brown and Tony Lane) and included the track on 'Unleashed' (Audium Entertainment Records, 2001).

Lonestar recorded Anthony Smith's 'Without You' (co-written with Bobby Terry) and included the track on 'I'm Already There' (BNA Records, 2001).

Lorrie Morgan and Sammy Kershaw recorded Anthony Smith's '3 Seconds' (co-written with Jeffrey Steele and Chris Wallin) and included the track on 'I Finally Found Someone' (RCA Records, 2001).

Trace Adkins recorded Anthony Smith's 'I'm Trying' (co-written with Jeffrey Steele and Chris Wallin) and included the track on 'Chrome' (Capitol Nashville Records, 2001); the track reached No.6 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks Chart in 2001.

Trace Adkins recorded Anthony Smith's 'Chrome' (co-written with Jeffrey Steele) and included the track on 'Chrome' (Capitol Nashville Records, 2001); the track reached No.10 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks Chart in 2002.

George Strait recorded Anthony Smith's 'Run' (co-written with Tony Lane) and included the track on 'The Road Less Traveled' (MCA Records, 2001); the track reached No.2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks Chart in December 2001.

Montgomery Gentry recorded Anthony Smith's 'Didn't I'; the track was included on the soundtrack of 'We Were Soldiers' (Icon Productions/Paramount Pictures, 2002), which starred Mel Gibson.

Rascal Flatts recorded Anthony Smith's 'My Worst Fear' (co-written with Al Anderson) and included the track on 'Melt' (Lyric Street Records, 2002); a music video was made to accompany 'My Worst Fear', but the track was never released as a single.

Faith Hill recorded Anthony Smith's 'I Think I Will' (co-written with Steve Robson) and included the track on 'Cry' (Warner Bros. Records, 2002).

George Strait recorded Anthony Smith's 'Cowboys Like Us' (co-written with Bob DiPiero) and included the track on 'Honkytonkville' (MCA Records, 2003); the track reached No.2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks Chart in late 2003.

Anthony Smith left Mercury Nashville Records in 2003, but he continued to write songs for other artists.

Tim McGraw recorded Anthony Smith's 'Kill Myself' (co-written with Bob DiPiero and Bobby Terry) and included the track on 'Live Like You Were Dying' (Curb Records, 2004).

Trisha Yearwood recorded Anthony Smith's 'Who Invented The Wheel' (co-written with Bobby Terry and Craig Wiseman) and included the track on 'Jasper County' (MCA Nashville Records, 2005).

Trick Pony recorded Anthony Smith's 'Hillbilly Rich' (co-written with Ira Dean) and included the track on 'R.I.D.E.' (Asylum/Curb Records, 2005).

Kenny Rogers recorded Anthony Smith's 'Half A Man' and included the track on 'Water & Bridges' (Capitol Records, 2006).

Montgomery Gentry recorded Anthony Smith's 'What Do Ya Think About That' (co-written with Brett Jones) and included the track on 'Some People Change' (Columbia Records, 2006); the track reack reached No.3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks Chart in early 2007.

Shooter Jennings recorded Anthony Smith's 'Last Time I Let You Down' (co-written with Ted Russell Kamp) and included the track on 'The Wolf' (Universal South Records, 2007).

Tim McGraw recorded Anthony Smith's 'Kristofferson' (co-written with Reed Nielsen) and included the track on 'Let It Go' (Curb Records, 2007); the track reack reached No.16 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks Chart in early 2008.

Halfway To Hazard (David Tolliver and Chad Warrix) recorded Anthony Smith's 'Daisy' (co-written with David Tolliver and Chad Warrix) and included the track on 'Halfway To Hazard' (Mercury Nashville Records/Style Sonic, 2007); the track reached No.39 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks Chart in 2007.

Halfway To Hazard (David Tolliver and Chad Warrix) recorded Anthony Smith's 'Got Back Up' (co-written with David Tolliver and Chad Warrix) and included the track on 'Halfway To Hazard' (Mercury Nashville Records/Style Sonic, 2007).

In 2008, Anthony Smith signed to a second recording contract, this time with Stroudavarious Records. His first single for the label, 'Bringin' Back The Sunshine', was released on Tuesday 1 July 2009 and reached No.60 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart.

Anthony Smith also released an extended play for the label, then left in early 2010 to form his own label, Krankit Records. His first release on this label was 'Love Is Love Is Love' (Krankit Records, 2010).

Visit Anthony Smith's Official Site
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