• 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

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 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 Kimberly Murray Manning, which she submitted to this site on Tuesday 26 November 2013.

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



Kimberly Murray Manning
This quote was submitted on Tuesday 26 November 2013.

'I grew up listening to the sounds of Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013), Buck Owens (Monday 12 August 1929 - Saturday 25 March 2006) and Connie Smith and I adore their music.  They were my heroes.

But I remember, in the mid 1970's (while I was still a child, mind you!), I was introduced to the sounds of Gene Watson and I thought it was ground breaking!

He had such an original sound while remaining true to real country music.

He achieved what no one in Nashville is capable of doing today.

He is an original!

I loved him and his music from the very first note!

I consider myself one of the lucky ones who got to grow up listening to such a remarkable voice.

I was in awe of him again when I got to do some shows with him in the mid 2000s and witnessed his never failing ability to hold a crowd in the palm of his hand.

Thank you Gene for exposing me to class and individuality!'

Thank you, Kimberly Murray Manning, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Kimberly Murray Manning...

Kimberly Murray Manning was, from the beginning, destined to be on stage and 'keepin’ it country'. Shecomes by it honestly; even before Kimberly’s birth, she was headed down the road to performing traditional honky tonk music, as her Momma was performing with a three-girl singing act in the 1950s. The three sisters concentrated on the styles of Buck Owens (Monday 12 August 1929 - Saturday 25 March 2006), Connie Smith, The Louvin Brothers, Ray Price, and The Rambos.

Kimberly Murray has become an accomplished singer/songwriter who really knows how to put on a show! She has had the opportunity to work with the likes of Gene Watson, Johnny Rodriquez, Johnny Bush, Curtis Potter, Tony Booth, Leona Williams, and more, on the Texas music circuit. The thing you’ll notice when you see Kimberly Murray’s show, is the artful combination of great traditional country music with an amazing youth and vitality that makes the style almost new again. To hear those great songs from Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998), Loretta Lynn, Jeannie Pruett and Connie Smith with a renewed energy and vitality, intertwined with her soulful originals, is quite the treat.

Kimberly Murray travels throughout the great state of Texas performing at dancehalls, Opry shows, community events and rodeos, but she is also a member of The Honky Tonk Roadshow in the Great Northwest, where she’s making quite a name for herself. Kimberly joined this widely popular band after marrying and moving to Oregon. She shares this stage with husband Bob Manning and a wonderfully talented band performing all over the Northwest, including Oregon, California, Idaho and Washington.

In 2008, Kimberly Murray saw the release of her debut album, 'Once Upon A Time In A Honky Tonk' (Heart of Texas Records, 2008), on the highly acclaimed Heart of Texas Records, which is based in Brady, Texas; the album received critical acclaim as far away as England, Scandinavia and other parts of Europe, as well as the United States, where it could be heard regularly on Sirius/XM Radio, as well as commercial radio around Texas.

Kimberly Murray's debut album, 'Once Upon A Time In A Honky Tonk' (Heart of Texas Records, 2008), included the following tracks:

'Lonely Ever After'
'No One To Hear My Song'
'We're Both Lying To Me'
'I Never Once Stopped Loving You'
'The Steel Guitar Song'
'I Can't Remember'
'The Only Thing That's Real'
'Living And Learning' (duet with Jake Hooker)
'The Home You're Tearing Down'
'The Box It Came In'
'Don't Believe Me, I'm Lying' (duet with Justin Trevino)
'When the Angels Sing'

In 2009, Kimberly Murray was honored with The Will Rogers Award from the Academy of Western Artists for 'Pure Country Song of the Year', her duet with Jake Hooker, 'Living & Learning'. This was quite an accomplishment for a debut album, and it is sure to not be the last award she’ll receive.

Kimberly Murray's second album, 'Another Day Of Lonely' (Heart of Texas Records, 2011), has also been nicely received by national and international fans alike.

Kimberly Murray's second album, 'Another Day Of Lonely' (Heart of Texas Records, 2011), included the following tracks:

'Let Me Go'
'Out Of My Mind'
'If Practice Makes Perfect'
'She Did This To Me'
'What My Thoughts Do All the Time' (this track features Tony Booth)
'Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad'
'Just A Memory'
'Wall To Wall Heartaches'
'I'll Be Your Honky Tonk Angel Tonight' (this track features Bob Manning)
'Another Day Of Lonely'
'One Step Away'
'Honky Tonks And Slow Sad Music'
'Jesus Hold My Hand' (this track features Mona McCall and Amber Digby)

Kimberly Murray worked for seventeen years at Erath County Sheriff's Department, spending her last twelve years there as Sergeant in the jail division. After marrying Bob Manning, in May 2011, she finally turned in her badge and began concentrating solely on music.

On Monday 27 June 2011, Bob Manning & The Honky Tonk Road Show saw the release of 'Just What I Wanted' (Bourbon Haze Records, 2011), which included the following tracks, all of which were composed by Bob Manning:

'1000 Words' (written by Bob Manning)
'Just What I Wanted' (written by Bob Manning) (this track features Kimberly Murray)
'Shame On Me' (written by Bob Manning)
'Honky Tonk Masquerade' (written by Bob Manning)
'It's Always Christmas' (written by Bob Manning)
'I've Already Been' (written by Bob Manning)
'I'd Rather Live Lonely' (written by Bob Manning)
'Look Away My Darlin' (written by Bob Manning)
'Linger Longer Lounge' (written by Bob Manning)
'Sally's Antique Store' (written by Kimberly Murray and Bob Manning)
'Song Of Truth' (written by Bob Manning)
'The Least You Could Do' (written by Bob Manning)
'These Neon Lights' (written by Bob Manning)
'When I Fall' (written by Bob Manning)

In May 2012, Bob Manning and Kimberly Murray saw the release of 'One Night Only' (Bourbon Haze Records, 2012), their duets album, which included the following tracks:

'Good Mornin' Darlin' (written by Bob Manning and Kimberly Murray)
'Blame This Mess On You' (written by Bob Manning and Kimberly Murray)
'From Where I Came' (written by Bob Manning)
'Same Battle Fought Yesterday' (written by Bob Manning and Kimberly Murray)
'Last First Date' (written by Bob Manning)
'Lovin' In Three Quarter Time' (written by Bob Manning and Kimberly Murray)
'Cheatin' Side Of Life' (written by Bob Manning, Kimberly Murray and Justin Trevino)
'Three Chords Away' (written by Bob Manning and Kimberly Murray)
'When I'm Drunk' (written by Bob Manning and Kimberly Murray)
'Loves Me Right' (written by Kimberly Murray and Bob Manning)
'I Can't Imagine' (written by Bob Manning)
'Bunkhouse Breakdown' (written by Bob Manning and J. Denno)

Bob Manning and Kimberly Murray's duets album, 'One Night Only' (Bourbon Haze Records, 2012), also included the following bonus track:

'Devil Makes No Change' (written by Bob Manning and J. Denno)


In March 2013, Bob Manning & The Honky Tonk Road Show saw the release of 'All Night Radio' (Bourbon Haze Records, 2013), which included the following tracks:

'Radio Introduction' from Cactus Pete
'Honky Tonk Trail' (written by Bob Manning and B. Padilla)
'Anthem' (written by Bob Manning)
'The King & His Crown' (written by Kimberly Murray and Justin Trevino)
'On My Side' (written by Bob Manning)
'Heart, You’re In Trouble Again' (written by Bob Manning)
'Newest Fool' (written by Bob Manning and Kimberly Murray)
'Station Identification' from Cactus Pete
'Makin’ Up With Her' (written by Bob Manning and Kimberly Murray) (this track features Tony Booth)
'Rosita' (written by Kimberly Murray)
'Clownin’ Around' (written by Bob Manning and Kimberly Murray)
'Take It From Me' (written by Bob Manning)
'Friends' (written by Bob Manning and Kimberly Murray)
'Whisky On Ice' (written by Bob Manning and B. Padilla)
'The Devil’s In The Details' (written by Bob Manning and Kimberly Murray)
'Sign-Off' from Cactus Pete


From Friday 29 March 2013 to Sunday 31 March 2013, Kimberly Murray and Bob Manning played Northern Nashville Caithness Country Music Festival in Caithness, in northern Scotland, along with Connie Smith, Will Banister, Bobby Flores and Rance Norton.


Connect with Kimberly Murray Manning at kimberlymurraymusic.com

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