• 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 Kenny Dale, which he submitted to this site on Thursday 21 March 2013.

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



Kenny Dale
This quote was submitted on Thursday 21 March 2013.

'Gene Watson is the most under-rated country artist in our generation.

He is truly a Hall of Famer!

All one has to do is listen'.

Thank you, Kenny Dale, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Kenny Dale...

Kenny Dale was born Kenneth Dale Eoff on Wednesday 3 October 1951 in Artesia, New Mexico.

Kenny Dale didn't turn to country music until he was in his twenties. He was a regular performer at Fiddlin' Frenchie Burke's club in Houston, Texas performing on the local club circuit with his band, Love Country.

Kenny Dale was active as an American country music artist in the 1970s, when he recorded two albums for Capitol Records and charted several country music hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart.

However, with the release of his debut single, 'Bluest Heartache Of The Year', Kenny Dale made up for lost time. The track was released by Capitol Records on Saturday 5 March 1977 and became a major country music hit (No.11 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1977) and established Kenny Dale as a promising young country voice.

Kenny Dale's debut album, 'Bluest Heartache Of The Year' (Capitol Records, 1977), which reached No.29 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart, included the following Billboard country music hit single:

'Shame, Shame On Me (I Had Planned To Be Your Man)' (No.11, 1977)

In 1978, Kenny Dale saw the release of his second album, 'Red Hot Memory' (Capitol Records, 1978), which reached No.45 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and included the following Billboard country music hit singles:

'Red Hot Memory' (No.17, 1978)
'The Loser' (No.28, 1978)
'Two Hearts Tangled In Love' (No.18, 1978)

In 1979, Kenny Dale saw the release of his third album, 'Only Love Can Break A Heart' (Capitol Records, 1979), which included the following Billboard country music hit singles:

'Down To Earth Woman' (No.16, 1979)
'Only Love Can Break A Heart' (No.7, 1979)
'Sharing' (No.15, 1979)
'Let Me In' (No.23, 1980)

Kenny Dale's biggest hit was a cover version of Gene Pitney's 'Only Love Can Break A Heart', which peaked at No.7 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1979.

Gene Pitney (Monday 17 February 1941 - Wednesday 5 April 2006) recorded 'Only Love Can Break A Heart' and included the track on 'Only Love Can Break A Heart' (Collectibles Records, 1963); the track reached No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in August 1962.

In 1980, Kenny Dale saw the release of 'When It's Just You And Me' (Capitol Records, 1981), which included the following Billboard country music hit singles:

'Thank You, Ever-Loving' (No.33, 1980)
'When It's Just You And Me' (No.31, 1981)

In the years between 1982 and 1986, Kenny Dale enjoyed a number of minor hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart (these tracks were released as singles only and did not appear on any album):

'Moanin' The Blues' (No.65, 1982)
'Two Will Be One' (No.85, 1984)
'Take It Slow' (No.86, 1984)
'Look What Love Did To Me' (No.83, 1985)
'I'm Going Crazy' (No.63, 1986)

Kenny Dale retired from the country music business in the early 1980s and took up residence in Nashville.

At the time of the acquisition of this Gene Watson 'Peer's Quote', in March 2013, Kenny Dale was working as a school bus driver in Texas and was residing in San Antonio, Texas.

On Tuesday 15 June 2004, Kenny Dale saw the release of 'The Versatility of Kenny Dale' (Axbar Records/CD Baby, 2004), which included the following tracks:

'Perfect Angel' (written by Kenny Dale and John James)
'I'm Getting Better At Forgetting' (written by Kenny Dale and John James)
'You Have My Heart' (written by Kenny Dale)
'Daylight' (written by Kenny Dale)
'Share All My Memories' (written by Kenny Dale)
'Two Will Be One' (written by Kenny Dale)
'When I Be Five' (written by Kenny Dale)
'These Lonely Hallways' (written by Rusty Cofield and Dennae Cofield)
'John James' (written by Kenny Dale)
'You Are Love' (written by Kenny Dale)

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