• 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 Wesley Dennis, which he submitted to this site on Tuesday 11 June 2013.

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



Wesley Dennis
This quote was submitted on Tuesday 11 June 2013.

'Gene Watson has always been one of my favorite singers.

I started listening to him at an early age and he was a big influence on my vocal style.

I had the pleasure of doing a show with him at the Hank Williams Festival in Georgiana, Alabama a few years back and he was as good as ever and such a nice gentleman.

He is what I consider a 'singer's singer'.

True country and one of the best'.

Thank you, Wesley Dennis, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Wesley Dennis...

Wesley Dennis was born on Tuesday 24 April 1962 in Clanton, Alabama and previously held a job installing car windshields before he took to singing in bars.

In 1995, Wesley Dennis signed to Mercury Nashville Records and saw the release, on Tuesday 7 March 1995, of his self-titled debut album, 'Wesley Dennis' (Mercury Nashville Records, 1995); the album sold over 500,000 copies.

'Wesley Dennis' (Mercury Nashville Records, 1995) was produced by Keith Stegall and included three tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'I Don't Know (But I've Been Told)' (written by Wesley Dennis) (No.46, 1995)
'Don't Make Me Feel At Home' (written by L. David Lewis and Kim Williams) (No.51, 1995)
'Who's Counting' (written by Tony Martin, Roger Springer and Reese Wilson) (No.58, 1995)

Wesley Dennis' self-titled debut album, 'Wesley Dennis' (Mercury Nashville Records, 1995), also included the following tracks:

'Leave Me A Picture Of You' (written by Wesley Dennis)
'Bubbaland' (written by Larry Alderman and Michael White)
'This Hat Ain't No Act' (written by Carson Chamberlain, Keith Stegall and Michael White)
'Borrowed Angel', which was written by Mel Street (Monday 21 October 1935 - Saturday 21 October 1978)
'In The Middle Of A Little Love' (written by Wesley Dennis)
'It Ain't Fair', which was written by Harley Allen (Monday 23 January 1956 - Wednesday 30 March 2011) and Mel Besher
'Whiskey Behavior' (written by Buddy Blackmon and Gordon Bradberry)
'Lovers' Junk Pile' (written by Wesley Dennis)
'That Look Was Worth A Thousand Words' (written by Wesley Dennis)

Mel Street (Monday 21 October 1935 - Saturday 21 October 1978) recorded 'Borrowed Angel' and included the track on 'Borrowed Angel' (Metromedia Records, 1972); the track reached No.7 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1972.

During the course of his country music career, Wesley Dennis has performed with Faith Hill, Lorrie Morgan, Clay Walker, Joe Diffie, Terri Clark, Shania Twain, Gene Watson, Merle Haggard and George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013), amongst others.

Wesley Dennis also toured with Alan Jackson in 1995.

Following his departure from Mercury Records in 1995, Wesley Dennis became disillusioned with the country music business and returned home to Alabama where he opened a karaoke bar and retired from recording and performing.

John Anderson recorded Wesley Dennis' 'Who's Who' (co-written with Michael White) and included the track on 'Takin' The Country Back' (Mercury Records, 1997), an album which was also produced by Keith Stegall.

In 2012, thanks to the efforts of Ken Mellons, Wesley Dennis returned to the recording studio and saw the release of his second album, 'Country Enough' (Dirt Road Records, 2012), on the Canada-based Dirt Road Records; the album was produced by Greg Cole and received a 4-out-of-5 star review in the United Kingdom's highly influential monthly publication, Country Music People.

Wesley Dennis' 'Country Enough' (Dirt Road Records, 2012) included fourteen tracks, seven of which were Wesley Dennis compositions.

Wesley Dennis' 'Country Enough' (Dirt Road Records, 2012) also included a number of cover versions of classic country songs previously recorded by other artists:

Mel Street (Saturday 21 October 1933 - Saturday 21 October 1978) recorded 'Lovin' On Back Streets'
Loretta Lynn recorded 'When The Tingle Becomes A Chill'
Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993) recorded 'Final Touches'
Moe Bandy recorded 'Brotherly Love'
Keith Whitley (Thursday 1 July 1954 - Tuesday 9 May 1989) and Earl Thomas Conley recorded 'Brotherly Love'

Mel Street (Monday 21 October 1935 - Saturday 21 October 1978) recorded 'Lovin' On Back Streets' and included the track on 'Borrowed Angel' (Metromedia Records, 1972); the track reached No.5 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1972.

Loretta Lynn recorded 'When The Tingle Becomes A Chill' and included the track on 'When The Tingle Becomes a Chill' (MCA Records, 1976); the track reached No.2 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1976.

Keith Whitley (Thursday 1 July 1954 - Tuesday 9 May 1989) and Earl Thomas Conley recorded 'Brotherly Love' as a duet in 1987, but the track was not included on an album until it concurrently appeared on Keith Whitley's posthumous 'Kentucky Bluebird' (RCA Records, 1991) and Earl Thomas Conley's 'Yours Truly' (RCA Records, 1991).

Keith Whitley (Thursday 1 July 1954 - Tuesday 9 May 1989) and Earl Thomas Conley's version of 'Brotherly Love' charted for twenty weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1991, peaking at No.2 and holding that position for one week.

In 1992, Keith Whitley (Thursday 1 July 1954 - Tuesday 9 May 1989) and Earl Thomas Conley's version of 'Brotherly Love' was nominated by the Country Music Association (CMA) for 'Vocal Event of the Year'.

Moe Bandy recorded 'Brotherly Love' and included the track on 'Many Mansions' (Curb Records, 1988); the track reached No.53 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1988.

Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993) recorded 'Final Touches' and included the track on 'Final Touches' (MCA Records, 1993).

Wesley Dennis' 'Country Enough' (Dirt Road Records, 2012) also included newly recorded acoustic versions of his 1995 hit singles 'I Don't Know (But I've Been Told)', 'Don't Make Me Feel At Home' and 'Who's Counting'.

At the time of the acquisition of this Gene Watson 'Peer's Quote', in June 2013, all Wesley Dennis booking inquiries could be directed to Jan Dennis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 334-672-0901.

Wesley Dennis is keeping his music country to the core. Wesley always looked up to music from Keith Whitley (Thursday 1 July 1954 - Tuesday 9 May 1989), George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013), Charley Pride, Gene Watson and Merle Haggard, to name a few.

Wesley Dennis is a true traditional country music artist and songwriter. When you hear Wesley Dennis sing 'live' or on CD, you will feel it directly in your soul.


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