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 2014, 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 Ags Connolly, which he submitted to this site on Tuesday 14 October 2014.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Ags Connolly who made a special contribution to this unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.
This quote was submitted on Tuesday 14 October 2014.
'Gene Watson, to me, signifies what is great about this music that we love.
One of the greatest voices, and one who has never bent or changed.
When I think of singers like Gene, it reminds me how few of his type are left - and how important it is to carry on their incredible work'.
Thank you, Ags Connolly, for your support of Gene Watson.
About Ags Connolly...
Ags Connolly is a traditional country singer-songwriter from Oxfordshire in England. Country is the simplest description, but Ags Connolly is a proud supporter of Dale Watson’s ‘Ameripolitan’ movement, which supports new music with a roots influence, away from the modern incarnation of country that exists today.
Having attempted to write songs for years, Ags Connolly found the confidence to take it seriously after attending a workshop with Nashville super-musician Darrell Scott. Since then, Ags has built a reputation as an inspired songwriter at events, including The 2013 Country2Country Festival at the O2 in London and The 2014 Southern Fried Festival in Perth, Scotland.
Ags Connolly has shared the stage with a number of artists, including Jimmy LaFave, Fred Eaglesmith, Daniel Romano, Martin Stephenson, Paul Kelly, Dean Owens and Dale Watson; the latter being at The Continental Club in Austin, Texas.
Ags Connolly’s influences come essentially from hardcore country songwriters including David Allan Coe, Johnny Paycheck (Tuesday 31 May 1938 - Wednesday 19 February 2003), Billy Joe Shaver, Robert Earl Keen and Chris Knight. However, Ags also takes major non-country influences from the likes of Loudon Wainwright III and Ron Sexsmith.
Ags Connolly: ‘The Dim And Distant Past’ (4-track EP) (Ags Connolly Music, 2012)
In 2012, Ags Connolly saw the release of a 4-track EP, ‘The Dim And Distant Past’ (Ags Connolly Music, 2012), which included the following tracks:
'The Dim And Distant Past'
'That's The Last Time'
'How About Now'
In February 2014, Ags Connolly’s debut album, ‘How About Now’ (Drumfire Records, 2014), was produced by Dean Owens and was released on Drumfire Records.
Ags Connolly’s debut album, ‘How About Now’ (Drumfire Records, 2014), received rave reviews, including being named ‘CD of the Month’ in the March 2014 issue of the United Kingdom's highly influential Country Music People.
Connect with Ags Connolly at agsconnolly.com
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