• 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 Lionel Cartwright, which he submitted to this site on Thursday 15 August 2013.

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



Lionel Cartwright
This quote was submitted on Thursday 15 August 2013.

'I was a staff musician on the WWVA Jamboree in Wheeling, West Virginia in the late 1970s / early 1980s.

We backed up a lot of regional performers and Gene Watson's songs were performed many, many times.

Gene's records, many of which were in my personal record collection, incorporated classic country instrumentation which complimented his unmistakably authentic country voice.

He definitely left his mark on the genre'.

Thank you, Lionel Cartwright, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Lionel Cartwright...

Lionel Cartwright was born on Wednesday 10 February 1960 in Gallipolis, Ohio, but was raised in Glen Dale, West Virginia.

Lionel Cartwright was interested in music from an early age. He first took piano lessons as a child, before going on to master guitar and eight other instruments. Lionel first performed publicly at the age of ten in community gatherings.

Lionel also went on to serve as performer, arranger and musical director on The Nashville Network's musical sitcoms 'I 40 Paradise' and 'Pickin' At The Paradise'.

Later on, Lionel Cartwright moved to Nashville and worked as a demo singer. He was eventually spotted by Tony Brown, a producer at MCA Records, while performing in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tony Brown thought that Lionel Cartwright needed more experience before being signed to a record deal and, by 1986, Lionel Cartwright was signed to MCA Records.

On Monday 6 March 1989, Lionel Cartwright saw the release of his self-titled debut album, 'Lionel Cartwright' (MCA Records, 1989), which included four tracks which were hit songs on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'You're Gonna Make Her Mine' (written by Lionel Cartwright) (No.45, 1988)
'Like Father, Like Son' (written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz) (No.14, 1989)
'Give Me His Last Chance' (written by Lionel Cartwright) (No.3, 1989)
'In My Eyes' (written by Lionel Cartwright) (No.12, 1989)

Lionel Cartwright's self-titled debut album, 'Lionel Cartwright' (MCA Records, 1989), also included the following tracks:

'Fallin' Again' (written by Lionel Cartwright)
'A Little Lesser Blue' (written by Lionel Cartwright)
'That's Why They Call It Falling' (written by Lionel Cartwright)
'Blue Fiddle Waltz' (written by Lionel Cartwright)
'She Never Saw Love' (written by Lionel Cartwright)
'Let The Hard Times Roll' (written by Lionel Cartwright)

As well as composing nine of the album's ten songs, Lionel Cartwright played guitar, fiddle, piano and mandolin on his self-titled debut album.


On Tuesday 15 May 1990, Lionel Cartwright saw the release of 'I Watched It All On The Radio' (MCA Records, 1990), which included three tracks which were hit songs on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'I Watched It All On The Radio' (written by Don Schlitz and Lionel Cartwright) (No.8, 1990)
'My Heart Is Set On You' (written by Lionel Cartwright) (No.7, 1990)
'Say It's Not True' (written by Lionel Cartwright) (No.31, 1990)

Lionel Cartwright's 'I Watched It All On The Radio' (MCA Records, 1990) also included the following tracks:

'Old Coal Town' (written by Lionel Cartwright)
'Playing It Safe' (written by Lionel Cartwright)
'In The Long Run' (written by Lionel Cartwright)
'I Refuse To Sing the Blues' (written by Lionel Cartwright)
'Let's Try Again' (written by Lionel Cartwright)
'Hard Act To Follow' (written by Lionel Cartwright and Cindy Cartwright)
'True Believer' (written by Lionel Cartwright)

Lionel Cartwright's 'I Watched It All On The Radio' (MCA Records, 1990) was his highest peaking release on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart, where it reached No.21.


On Saturday 31 August 1991, Lionel Cartwright saw the release of 'Chasin' The Sun' (MCA Records, 1991), which included three tracks which were hit songs on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Leap Of Faith' (written by Lionel Cartwright) (No.1, September 1991)
'What Kind Of Fool' (written by Lionel Cartwright) (No.24, 1991)
'Family Tree' (written by Lionel Cartwright) (No.62, 1992)

Lionel Cartwright's 'Chasin' The Sun' (MCA Records, 1991) also included the following tracks:

'Waitin' For The Sun To Shine' (written by Sonny Throckmorton)
'Susannah' (written by Gretchen Peters)
'30 Nothing' (written by Lionel Cartwright)
'When You Cross That Line' (written by Steve Bogard and Rick Giles)
'I'm Your Man' (written by Lionel Cartwright)
'Smack Dab In The Middle Of Love' (written by Lionel Cartwright)
'Great Expectations' (written by Lionel Cartwright)

Following the release of 'Chasin' The Sun' (MCA Records, 1991), Lionel Cartwright saw the release of two more singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks Chart, 'Be My Angel' (No.63, 1992) and 'Standing On The Promises' (No.50, 1992), both of which were non-album tracks; shortly afterwards, Lionel Cartwright left MCA Records.


Since exiting MCA Records, Lionel Cartwright has composed themes for television series, including '30 Minute Meals'.

On Tuesday 4 February 1997, Kathy Mattea saw the release of 'Love Travels' (Mercury Records/Polygram Records, 1997); the album included Lionel Cartwright's 'If That's What You Call Love'.
Kathy Mattea's 'Love Travels' (Mercury Records/Polygram Records, 1997) included the following tracks which were hit songs on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks Chart:

'455 Rocket' (written by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch) (No.21, 1997)
'Love Travels' (written by Bob Halligan Junior and Linda Halligan) (No.39, 1997)

Kathy Mattea's 'Love Travels' (Mercury Records/Polygram Records, 1997) also included the following tracks:

'Sending Me Angels' (written by Francis John Miller and Jerry Lynn Williams)
'Patiently Waiting' (written by Gillian Welch)
'Further And Further Away' (written by Cheryl Wheeler) / this track featured background vocals from Suzy Bogguss
'I'm On Your Side' (written by Jim Lauderdale)
'The Bridge' (written by Jim Pittman and Tom Kimmel)
'All Roads To The River' (written by Janis Ian and Jon Vezner)
'The End Of The Line' (written by Kye Fleming, Mark Stephen Cawley and Mary Ann Kennedy)
'Beautiful Fool' (written by Don Henry)


On Tuesday 19 February 2002, Lionel Cartwright saw the release of 'Signature Series, Volume 1' (Intuitive Records, 2002), which included the following tracks:

'Leap Of Faith' (written by Lionel Cartwright)
'Perfect Stranger' (written by Lionel Cartwright)
'In My Eyes' (written by Lionel Cartwright)
'Little White Lies' (written by Lionel Cartwright)
'My Place Is Here With You' (written by Lionel Cartwright)


In 2011, Lionel Cartwright saw the release of 'Practise Your Presence' (Lionel Cartwright Music, 2011), which included the following tracks:
'Practice Your Presence' (written by Lionel Cartwright)
'Help Me Be Still' (written by Lionel Cartwright)
'Into Your Hands' (written by Lionel Cartwright)
'Doxology' (written by Lionel Cartwright)

At the time of the acquisition of this Gene Watson 'Peer's Quote', in August 2013, Lionel Cartwright was serving as the Worship Pastor at HopePark Church in Nashville, a role he first undertook in 2001.


Connect with Lionel Cartwright at lionelcartwright.com

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