• 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 Dale Ann Bradley, which she submitted to this site on Friday 1 March 2013.

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



Dale Ann Bradley
This quote was submitted on Friday 1 March 2013.

'I am honoured to be asked to do this.

Gene is one of my all time favourites.

Gene Watson has been, and continues to be, one of the biggest musical influences in any style of music.

His songs are classics.



'Fourteen Carat Mind' is a bluegrass standard.

I think the definition of 'Americana Music' is Gene Watson'.

Thank you, Dale Ann Bradley, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Dale Ann Bradley...

Dale Ann Bradley is a a Bluegrass/Americana artist, who has released albums both as a solo artist and with The New Coon Creek Girls, and is known for her distinctive, gentle vocal phrasing and covers of popular, yet non-genre-related, songs by artists including U2, Gordon Lightfoot, Jim Croce (Sunday 10 January 1943 - Thursday 20 September 1973) and Stealer's Wheel.

Raised in Pineville in southeastern Kentucky, Dale Ann Bradley began performing publicly at the age of fourteen at Pine Mountain State Park. Soon afterwards, she joined her first bluegrass band, Back Porch Grass; it was a fellow bandmate, Harold McGeorge, who later helped her put together a demo, take it to Nashville and get her a gig on 'Barndance'.

Dale Ann Bradley grew up in southeastern Kentucky and has lived in the 'Bluegrass State' for most of her life; her father was a coal miner and Baptist Minister. Dale Ann auditioned unsuccessfully for The New Coon Creek Girls in 1988 and then spent the next couple of years working as a solo artist in Renfro Valley, Kentucky.

The New Coon Creek Girls: 'The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore' (Pinecastle Records, 1994)

Dale Ann Bradley finally joined The New Coon Creek Girls in 1991 and performed on the group's 1994 Pinecastle Records debut, 'The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore' (Pinecastle Records, 1994).

The New Coon Creek Girls' 'The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore' (Pinecastle Records, 1994) included the following tracks:

'The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore' (written by Tom T. Hall and Jean Ritchie)
'Little Willie' (written by Ralph Stanley)
'Kentucky Blues' (written by Dale Ann Bradley)
'Stop, Look And Listen' (written by Pam Perry, Vicki Simmons and Doug Wooley)
'Possum Kingdom' (written by Ramona Church Taylor)
'I Ain't Never', which was written by Webb Pierce (Monday 8 August 1921 - Sunday 24 February 1991) and Mel Tillis
'Mississippi Delta Dawn' (written by Dale Ann Bradley)
'Burning Love', which was written by Dennis Linde (Thursday 18 March 1943 - Friday 22 December 2006)

Dennis Linde's 'Burning Love' was recorded by Elvis Presley (Tuesday 8 January 1935 - Tuesday 16 August 1977) and included on 'Burning Love And Hits From His Movies, Volume 2' (RCA Camden Records, 1972); Elvis' version was released as a single on Tuesday 1 August 1972, with the B-side 'It's A Matter Of Time', and it reached the Top 40 on the Billboard country music singles chart, peaking at No.36. The electric guitar opening and riffs were overdubbed and played by Dennis Linde himself.

For the weeks of Saturday 21 October 1972 and Saturday 28 October 1972, 'Burning Love' rose to No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music chart. However, it reached No.1 on Cashbox's Top 40 Chart for the week of Saturday 11 November 1972.

The New Coon Creek Girls' 'Ain't Love A Good Thing' (Pinecastle Records, 1995) included the following tracks:

'Abraham' (written by David Marshall)
'Ain't Love A Good Thing' (written by Dallas Frazier)
'Westbound Train' (written by Buddy Cannon)
'Casting Stones' (written by Dee Gaskin and Jerry Salley)
'Scalded Squaw' (written by Deanie Richardson)
'Country In My Genes' (written by Larry Cordle and Larry Shell)
'Our Paths May Cross Again' (written by Dale Ann Bradley, Vicki Simmons and Ramona Church Taylor)
'Just One Time', which was written by Don Gibson (Tuesday 3 April 1928 - Monday 17 November 2003)

Don Gibson (Tuesday 3 April 1928 - Monday 17 November 2003) recorded 'Just One Time' and included the track on 'Look Who's Blue' (RCA Records, 1960); the track reached No.2 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1960 and reached No.29 on the Billboard pop music singles chart.

'Ramona's Dream' (written by Deanie Richardson)

The New Coon Creek Girls' 'Everything You Do' (Pinecastle Records, 1996) included the following tracks:

'Everything You Do (Touches Someone Else)' (written by Dale Ann Bradley, Vicki Simmons and Ramona Church Taylor)
'The Hammer' (written by Dee Gaskin)
'Who Do You Think?' (written by Don Reid and Harold Reid - The Statler Brothers)

The Statler Brothers recorded 'Who Do You Think?' and included the track on 'Holy Bible New Testament' (Mercury Records, 1975).

'Little Black Train Is Coming', which was written by Alvin Pleasant (A.P.) Delaney Carter (15 December 1891 - Monday 7 November 1960)
'Walk A Mile' (written by David Marshall)
'The Master's Hand' (written by Dolly Parton)
'How Great Thou Art', which was written by Stuart K. Hine (25 July 1899 - Tuesday 14 March 1989)

The New Coon Creek Girls' final album was 'Our Point Of View' (Pinecastle Records, 1998); the album was billed as 'Featuring Dale Ann Bradley' and included the following tracks:

'On Fire' (written by Ramona Church Taylor)
'Danny Boy', which was written by Frederick Edward Weatherly (4 October 1848 - Saturday 7 September 1929)
'Who Knew' (written by Dale Ann Bradley and Vicki Simmons)
'Who Will Pray For Me' (written by Dale Ann Bradley and Ramona Church Taylor)
'One Of A Kind' (written by Dale Ann Bradley and Vicki Simmons)
'Sassafrass' (written by Si Kahn and Fred Koller)
'Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel No. 8)', which was written by Jimmie Rodgers (8 September 1897 - Friday 26 May 1933) and George Vaughn
'Heaven's The Way To Go' (written by Ramona Church Taylor)
'These Old Blues' (written by Larry Sparks)
'Clinging To A Saving Hand' (written by Bill Mack)
'Caught In The Middle' (written by Dale Ann Bradley and Vicki Simmons)
'Your Memory's Not Going Anywhere' (written by Steve Gulley)

In 1997, Dale Ann Bradley saw the release of her first solo album, 'East Kentucky Morning' (Pinecastle Records, 1997), which included the following tracks:

'East Kentucky Morning' (written by Dale Ann Bradley, Vicki Simmons and Susan Tomes)
'I Want It Back' (written by Dale Ann Bradley and Vicki Simmons)
'Last Drink Of Wine' (written by Sally Barris and Teresa Langworthy)
'The Day I Lose My Mind' (written by Dallas Frazier) (Bobby Osborne: lead and harmony vocals / Sonny Osborne: harmony vocal)
'Grandma's Gift' (written by Dale Ann Bradley and Vicki Simmons)
'Weakness In Life' (written by Dale Ann Bradley and Vicki Simmons)
'In My Mind' (written by Vicki Simmons)
'My Conscience Is Clear Tonight' (written by Vicki Simmons) (Russell Moore: lead vocal)
'Will You Think Of Me' (written by Irene Kelly and Billy Smith)
'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' (written by Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge and Larry Mullen Junior)
'You Are Here' (written by David Olney)
'The First Mistake' (written by Larry Cordle)

Dale Ann Bradley's first solo album, 'East Kentucky Morning' (Pinecastle Records, 1997), included a celebrated take of U2's 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For', which helped the album go Top Ten on both the Gavin Americana and Bluegrass Unlimited charts and earn high critical praise.

U2 recorded 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' and included the track on 'The Joshua Tree' (Island Records, 1987); the track was No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart and also reached No.6 on the pop music singles charts in the UK, Canada and The Netherlands.

In 1999, Dale Ann Bradley saw the release of her second solo album, 'Old Southern Porches' (Pinecastle Records, 1999), which included the following tracks:

'Reason Enough' (written by Tanya Savory)
'A Face On A Poster' (written by Dale Ann Bradley and Vicki Simmons)
'Heading Back To You' (written by Dale Ann Bradley, Pam Perry and Vicki Simmons)
'What Am I Doing Loving You Again' (written by Vicki Simmons)
'I'll Stop Loving You With Style' (written by Dale Ann Bradley, Vicki Simmons and Ramona Church Taylor)
'Rain On The Roof' (written by Bernie Faulkner and J.P. Pennington)
'Meghan's Smile' (written by Dale Ann Bradley and Vicki Simmons)
'Letting Go Of You Is Surely Killing Me' (written by Dale Ann Bradley and Vicki Simmons)
'This Old Heart Of Mine' (written by Pete Goble and Bobby Osborne)
'Old Southern Porches' (written by Leslie Satcher)
'Stuck In The Middle With You', which was written by Joe Egan and Gerry Rafferty (Wednesday 16 April 1947 - Tuesday 4 January 2011)

Dale Ann Bradley's second solo album, 'Old Southern Porches' (Pinecastle Records, 1999), included a cover of Stealer's Wheel's 1973 hit 'Stuck In The Middle With You'.

'Stuck In The Middle With You', which was written by Joe Egan and Gerry Rafferty (Wednesday 16 April 1947 - Tuesday 4 January 2011), was originally performed by their band Stealers Wheel and was included on Stealers Wheel's 1972 self-titled debut album, 'Stelaers Wheel' (A&M Records, 1972).

When released as a single, 'Stuck In The Middle With You' sold over one million copies, eventually peaking in 1973 at No.6 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in the United States; the track also reached No.8 on the UK Singles Chart.

In 2001, Dale Ann Bradley saw the release of her third solo album, 'Songs Of Praise And Glory' (Pinecastle Records, 2001), which included the following tracks:

'Clinging To A Saving Hand' (written by Bill Mack)
'I Pressed Through the Crowd' (written by Joe Isaacs)
'Stop, Look And Listen' (written by Pam Perry, Vicki Simmons and Doug Wooley)
'Abraham' (written by David Marshall)
'Who Will Pray For Me' (written by Dale Ann Bradley and Ramona Church Taylor)
'Casting Stones' (written by Dee Gaskin and Jerry Salley)
'Everything You Do (Touches Someone Else)' (written by Dale Ann Bradley, Vicki Simmons and Ramona Church Taylor)
'Grandma's Gift' (written by Dale Ann Bradley and Vicki Simmons)

It was also in 2001 that Dale Ann Bradley joined forces once again with New Coon Creek; they signed to Doobie Shea Records and saw the release of 'Cumberland River Dreams' (Doobie Shea Records, 2001), which included the following tracks:

'I Wish It'd Been You' (written by Dale Ann Bradley and Vicki Simmons)
'The Rockin' Chair' (written by Vicki Simmons)
'The Circle Is Small' (written by Gordon Lightfoot)
'Granny Cat' (written by Dale Ann Bradley and Vicki Simmons)
'Passin' Thru', which was written by Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003) and Randy Scruggs
'Beyond A Shadow Of A Doubt' (written by Dale Ann Bradley and Vicki Simmons)
'Planes, Trains And Automobiles' (written by Dale Ann Bradley and Vicki Simmons)
'Piney Rose' (written by Sarah Pirkle)
'Cumberland River Dreams' (written by Dale Ann Bradley and Vicki Simmons)

In 2004, Dale Ann Bradley saw the release of her second Gospel album, 'Send The Angels' (Mountain Home Records, 2004), which included the following tracks:

'Send The Angels Down' (written by Jerry Salley)
'Mary Rocked The Rock' (written by Jeff Hovis)
'Crosses And Stones' (written by Jerry Salley)
'Daddy Did His Best' (written by Jerry Chesnut)
'The Master's Hand' (written by Dolly Parton)
'It Was His Love' (written by Ben Marshall)
'Nothing Can Hold Me Here' (written by Mike Payne)
'The Master's Plan' (written by Vicki Simmons)

In 2006, Dale Ann Bradley saw the release of 'Catch Tomorrow' (Compass Records, 2006), which included the following tracks:

'Live Forever' (written by Billy Joe Shaver and Eddy Shaver)
'Holding On To Nothing' (written by Jerry Chesnut)
'I Can't Stand The Rain' (written by Donald Bryant, Bernard Miller and Ann Peebles)


'I Can't Stand The Rain' was originally recorded by Ann Peebles and was included on 'I Can't Stand The Rain' (Hi Records, 1974); the track became her biggest hit when, in 1973, it reached No.38 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in the United States and No.6 on the R&B/Black Chart, also in the United States. The single also reached No.41 on the UK Pop Chart in April 1974 and was one of John Lennon's favourite songs.

In 1978, the group Eruption released a disco-oriented remake, which peaked at No.6 on the disco chart and became the group's biggest hit, reaching No.18 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart in the United States.

'Run Rufus Run' (written by Dale Ann Bradley and Vicki Simmons)
'Memories, Miles And Tears' (written by Dale Ann Bradley, Edith Drake and Vicki Simmons)
'Julia Belle' (written by Chris Stuart)
'Grandma's Gift' (written by Dale Ann Bradley and Vicki Simmons)
'Mercy Railroad' (written by David A. Thompson)
'When The Mist Comes Again' (written by David A. Thompson) / featuring Lúnasa
'Me And Bobby McGee' (written by Fred Foster and Kris Kristofferson)

Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 - Sunday 25 October 1992) recorded 'Me And Bobby McGee' (written by Fred Foster and Kris Kristofferson) and included the track on 'Roger Miller' (Smash Records, 1969); the track reached No.12 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1969.

Kris Kristofferson recorded 'Me And Bobby McGee' (written by Fred Foster and Kris Kristofferson) and included the track on 'Kris Kristofferson' (Monument Records, 1970).

Gordon Lightfoot recorded 'Me And Bobby McGee' (written by Fred Foster and Kris Kristofferson) and included the track on 'Sit Down Young Stranger' (Reprise Records, 1970); the track reached No.1 on the country music singles chart in Canada in 1970, and also reached No.13 on the Canadian pop music singles chart, also in 1970.

Janis Joplin (Tuesday 19 January 1943 - Sunday 4 October 1970) recorded 'Me And Bobby McGee' (written by Fred Foster and Kris Kristofferson) and included the track on 'Pearl' (Columbia Records, 1971); the track reached No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1971.

Along the way, Dale Ann Bradley's stellar vocals garnered the attention of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) who honoured her with the organisation's 'Female Vocalist of the Year' Awards in both 2007 and 2008.

In 2009, Dale Ann Bradley saw the release of 'Don't Turn Your Back' (Compass Records, 2009), which included the following tracks:

'Don't Turn Your Back' (written by Louisa Branscomb)
'Rusty Old Halo' (written by Bob Merrill)

Hoyt Axton (Friday 25 March 1938 - Tuesday 26 October 1999) recorded 'Rusty Old Halo' and included the track on 'A Rusty Old Halo' (Jeremiah Records, 1979); the track reached No.14 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1979.

'Anybody Else's Heart' (written by Walt Aldridge)
'Ghost Bound Train' (written by Dale Ann Bradley and Louisa Branscomb)
'Will I Be Good Enough' (written by Louisa Branscomb)
'I Won't Back Down' (written by Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty)

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers recorded 'I Won't Back Down' (written by Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty) and included the track on 'Full Moon Fever' (MCA Records, 1989); the track reached No.12 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart.

'He's The Last Thing On My Mind' (written by Al Anderson and Craig Wiseman)

Patty Loveless recorded 'He's The Last Thing On My Mind' (written by Al Anderson and Craig Wiseman) and included the track on 'Strong Heart' (Epic Records, 2000); the track reached No.20 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks Chart in April 2001.

'Music City Queen' (written by Dale Ann Bradley and Louisa Branscomb)

In 2011, Dale Ann Bradley saw the release of 'Somewhere South Of Crazy' (Compass Records, 2011), which included the following tracks:

'Somewhere South Of Crazy' (written by Dale Ann Bradley and Pam Tillis)
'Round And Round' (written by Dale Ann Bradley)
'Summer Breeze' (written by Darrell Crofts and Jimmy Seals)
'Come Here Good Boy' (written by Sarah Pirkle)
'In Despair' (written by Joe Ahr and Juanita Pennington)
'Restoring The Love' (written by Russell Allen and Steve Gulley)
'New Shoes' (written by Reba Rambo)
'Leaving Kentucky' (written by Dale Ann Bradley, Kim Fox and Jeff White)
'Next To Nothing' (written by Russell Dale Johnson)
'Will You Visit Me On Sundays' (written by Dallas Frazier)
'I Pressed Through The Crowd' (written by Joe Isaacs)
'Old Southern Porches' (written by Leslie Satcher)

Along with a touring schedule that takes her all over the globe, Dale Ann Bradley is still a part of the music at Renfro Valley in Kentucky, a place she will always consider her home.

Visit Dale Ann Bradley's Official Site

CMP



Country Music People is Europe’s number one country music magazine.

Country Music People is the specialist expert on country music - past, present and future.

Hux Records



Since February 1998, England-based Hux Records have been specialists in releasing classic archive recordings.

Gene Watson Fan Site