• 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 Rex Allen Junior, which he submitted to this site on Monday 27 May 2013.

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



Rex Allen Junior
This quote was submitted on Monday 27 May 2013.

'Gene Watson is a legend in country music.

Gene should be, not only a member of The Grand Ole Opry, but he should be a member of The Country Music Hall of Fame.

Gene Watson is a great talent and someone we all, in this business, should or do recognise'.

Thank you, Rex Allen Junior, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Rex Allen Junior...

Rex Allen Junior was born on Saturday 23 August 1947 in Chicago, Illinois and started singing at the age of six; he had followed in the footsteps of his father, Rex Allen (Friday 31 December 1920 - Friday 17 December 1999), a singing cowboy and the narrator of many Walt Disney films.

Rex Allen Jr. followed in his father's footsteps as a film narrator when he lent his voice as narrator of the Jim Carrey movie 'Me, Myself, and Irene'.

Rex Allen Jr. performed in a 'countrypolitan' style and has enjoyed numerous hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart during the 1970s and early 1980s.

Rex Allen Jr. has seen the release of a number of albums, including 'Today's Generation' (Omni Records, 1970).

In 1974, Rex Allen Jr. saw the release of 'Another Goodbye Song' (Warner Bros. Records, 1974), which reached No.45 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1974; the album included the following tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'The Great Mail Robbery' (No.63, 1973)
'Goodbye' (No.19, 1974)
'Another Goodbye Song' (No.31, 1974)
'Never Coming Back Again' (No.36, 1974)

Rex Allen Jr's 'Another Goodbye Song' (Warner Bros. Records, 1974) also included 'The Great Mail Robbery' and 'Midnight Oil', both of which were written by Joe Allen.

In 1975, Rex Allen Jr. saw the release of the non-album single 'Lying In My Arms' (No.70, 1975).

In 1976, Rex Allen Jr. saw the release of 'Ridin' High' (Warner Bros. Records, 1976), which reached No.31 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1976; the album included the following tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Play Me No Sad Songs' (No.34, 1976)
'Can You Hear Those Pioneers' (No.17, 1976)
'Teardrops In My Heart' (No.18, 1976)

Rex Allen Jr's 'Ridin' High' (Warner Bros. Records, 1976) also included 'While The Feeling's Good' (written by Freddie Hart and Roger Bowling).

In 1977, Rex Allen Jr. saw the release of 'Rex' (Warner Bros. Records, 1977), which reached No.42 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1977; the album included the following tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Two Less Lonely People' (No.8, 1976)
'I'm Getting Good At Missing You (Solitaire)' (No.10, 1977)
'Don't Say Goodbye' (No.15, 1977)

It was also in 1977 that Rex Allen Jr. saw the release of 'The Best of Rex Allen Jr.' (Warner Bros. Records, 1977), which reached No.47 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1977; the album included the following track which was a hit single on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Lonely Street' (No.8, 1977)

Rex Allen Junior's 'The Best of Rex Allen Jr.' (Warner Bros. Records, 1977) also included a medley of 'Silver Wings', which was written by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) and 'Today I Started Loving You Again', which was written by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) and Bonnie Owens (Tuesday 1 October 1929 - Monday 24 April 2006).

In 1978, Rex Allen Jr. saw the release of 'Brand New' (Warner Bros. Records, 1978), which reached No.45 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1978; the album included the following tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'No, No, No (I'd Rather Be Free)' (No.8, 1978)
'With Love' (No.10, 1978)
'It's Time We Talk Things Over' (featuring The Boys) (No.12, 1978)

Rex Allen Jr's 'Brand New' (Warner Bros. Records, 1978) also which reached No.45 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1978; the album included 'She Is The Dream' (written by Earl Thomas Conley and Joe Allen) and 'You Turned It On Last Night' (written by Hoy Lindsey, Joe Allen and Larry Shell).

In 1979, Rex Allen Jr. saw the release of 'Me And My Broken Heart' (Warner Bros. Records, 1979), which included the following tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Me And My Broken Heart' (No.9, 1979)
'If I Fell In Love With You' (No.18, 1979)

In 1980, Rex Allen Jr. saw the release of 'Oklahoma Rose' (Warner Bros. Records, 1980), which reached No.69 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1980; the album included the following tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Yippy Cry Yi' (No.25, 1980)
'It's Over' (No.14, 1980)
'Drink It Down, Lady' (No.25, 1980)

In 1981, Rex Allen Jr. saw the release of 'The Cat's In The Cradle' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981), which included the following tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Cup Of Tea' (a duet with Margo Smith) (No.12, 1981)
'Just A Country Boy' (No.35, 1981)

It was also in 1981 when Rex Allen Junior saw the release of 'While The Feeling's Good', a non-album single, which was a duet with Margo Smith); the track reached No.26 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1981.

In 1982, Rex Allen Jr. saw the release of 'The Singing Cowboy' (Warner Bros. Records, 1982), which included the following tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Last Of The Silver Screen Boys' (No.43, 1982)
'Cowboy In A Three Piece Business Suit' (No.44, 1982)
'Ride Cowboy Ride' (No.85, 1982)

In 1984, Rex Allen Jr. saw the release of 'On The Move' (Moonshine Records, 1984), which included the following tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'The Air I Breathe' (No.37, 1983)
'Dream On Texas Ladies' (No.18, 1984)
'Running Down Memory Lane' (No.24, 1984)
'When You Held Me In Your Arms' (No.62, 1985)

It was also in 1984 that Rex Allen Jr. saw the release of 'Sweet Rosanna', a non-album single; the track reached No.44 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1984.

In 1987, Rex Allen Jr. saw the release of 'We're Staying Together', a non-album single; the track reached No.59 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1987.

Rex Allen Jr. also saw the release of 'Today's Generation' (SSS Records, 1988) and 'The Very Best of Rex Allen, Jr.' (Warner Bros. Records, 1994).

Rex Allen Jr. was also the composer and performer of the alternate state anthem of Arizona, entitled 'Arizona'.

Rex Allen Jr. was a regular on The Statler Brothers Show on The Nashville Network (TNN) in the 1990s, and he also hosted the spin-off series, 'Yesteryear'.

In 2007, Rex Allen Jr. saw the release of 'The New West' (BPR Records, 2007), a collection of 'Western' themed songs.

In 2008, Rex Allen Jr. saw the release of 'It's Finally Christmas' (BPR Records, 2008), his first collection of seasonal songs.

In 2009, Rex Allen Jr. saw the release of 'Song I Wrote' (BPR Records, 2009).

In 2011, Rex Allen Jr. saw the release of 'Other Voices' (BPR Records, 2011).

In 2012, Rex Allen Jr. saw the release of 'Garage Songs I' (BPR Records, 2012).


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