• 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 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 Eddie Burton, which he submitted to this site on Thursday 12 June 2014.

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



Eddie Burton
This quote was submitted on Thursday 12 June 2014.

'I only saw Gene in concert one time and that was at a club in Athens, Georgia which was a large place where many of the prominent country acts worked.

I was there with TNN (The Nashville Network) star Tom Grant and we opened for the great Gene Watson.

There was a high stage about eight feet off the dance floor and I went and stood right in front and watched Gene's first set and was mesmerized by his range and his tone and the overall performance he gave that night.

This was sometime in the mid-1980s.

When I think about that night, I can still feel the electricity that Gene had flowing in the air.

Years later, in the late 1980s, I was blessed to play on a four song session for Gene, which was produced by Norro Wilson and which led to Gene's recording for Warner Bros. Records'.

Thank you, Eddie Burton, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Eddie Burton...

In 1975, Eddie Burton met Kent Westberry; Kent's wife, Dale Turner, and Eddie's wife, Pat McKinney, had been friends from the early 1960s. They both had recording contracts with Columbia/Epic Records.

Eddie Burton and Kent Westberry were songwriting partners for many years.

In 1977, Eddie Burton met Dennis Knutson in Nashville and they were both signed to ATV Music. Eddie Burton was the studio band leader for Norro Wilson and he played acoustic guitar. Norro Wilson pitched the recording session to Warner Bros. Records which led to Gene Watson signing with the label.

In 1978, Eddie Burton saw the release of his own Christian album; 'I Can Hardly Wait To See Your Face' (Third Day Records, 1978) was released by Third Day Records.

In 1987, Eddie Burton did some studio work with Gene Watson, which lead to his recording contract with Warner Bros. Records. Gene Watson recorded two albums for Warner Bros. Records, 'Back In The Fire' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988) and 'At Last' (Warner Bros. Records, 1991).

Eddie Burton and Kent Westberry relocated to Lakeland in Florida where they continued to write songs and play music together.

Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993) recorded Eddie Burton's 'Night Fires' (co-written with Dennis Knutson) and included the track on 'Heart And Soul' (MCA Records, 1980).

Charly McClain recorded Eddie Burton's 'Dancing Your Memory Away' (co-written with Tom Grant) and included the track on 'Too Good To Hurry' (Epic Records, 1983); the track reached No.2 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1983.

Eddie Burton's 'Dancing Your Memory Away', which was co-written with Tom Grant, has been recorded over thirty times in the past thirty years (1983 - 2013).

Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998) recorded Eddie Burton's 'Dancing Your Memory Away' (co-written Tom Grant) and included the track on 'Soft Touch' (Epic Records, 1985).

David Frizzell recorded Eddie Burton's 'Survivor' (co-written with Dennis Knutson) and included the track on 'On My Own Again' (Viva Records, 1983).

David Frizzell recorded Eddie Burton's 'You Still Do It For Me' (co-written with Dennis Knutson and David Frizzell) and included the track on 'In Session' (Viva Records, 1983); the track was a duet with Shelly West.

Ed Hunnicutt recorded Eddie Burton's 'My Angel's Got The Devil In Her Eyes' (co-written with Dennis Knutson and Dave Burgess); when released by MCA Records as a non-album single, the track reached No.59 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1983.

George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) recorded Eddie Burton's 'Daisy Chain' (co-written with Roger Allan Wade and Dennis Knutson) and included the track on 'Ladies Choice' (Epic Records, 1984); the track was a duet with Barbara Mandrell.

Narvel Felts recorded Eddie Burton's 'Hey Lady' (co-written with Timothy Sharp and Jacqueline Sharp); when released by Evergreen Records as a non-album single in December 1984, the track reached No.51 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1985.

Narvel Felts recorded Eddie Burton's 'If It Was Any Better (I Couldn't Stand It)' (co-written with Tom Grant and Melanie Morris); the track was released as a non-album single on Evergreen Records in April 1985.

George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) recorded Eddie Burton's 'If Only You'd Love Me Again' (co-written with Dennis Knutson) and included the track on 'Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes' (Epic Records, 1985).

Mickey Gilley recorded Eddie Burton's 'You Need A Lady In Your Life' (co-written with Tom Grant) and included the track on 'I Feel Good About Lovin' You' (Epic Records, 1985).

Janie Fricke recorded Eddie Burton's 'Don't Put It Past My Heart' (co-written with Tom Grant) and included the track on 'Black & White' (Columbia Records, 1986).

Buck Owens (Monday 12 August 1929 - Saturday 25 March 2006) recorded Eddie Burton's 'Forever Yours' (co-written with Kent Westberry) and included the track on 'Kickin' In' (Capitol Records, 1991).

The track was pitched by Eddie Burton and Kent Westberry to Buck Owens while they were visiting Ray Pillow's office at Capitol Records in Nashville; it was produced by Jimmy Bowen and was Buck Owens' last single on Capitol Records.

Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013) recorded Eddie Burton's 'You Need A Lady In Your Life' (co-written with Tom Grant) and included the track on 'Sometimes A Rose' (Columbia Records, 1992).

Mickey Gilley recorded Eddie Burton's 'The Last Dance With You', which was co-written with Arthur Leo 'Doodle' Owens (Friday 28 November 1930 - Monday 4 October 1999) and Dennis Knutson, and included the track on 'Make It Like The First Time' (Intersound Records, 1993).

The Moffatts: 'The Moffatts' (Polygram Records/Polydor Records, 1995)

The Moffatts recorded Eddie Burton's 'Mama Never Told Me 'Bout You' (co-written with Robert Byrne and Tommy Dennis) and included the track on 'The Moffatts' (Polygram Records/Polydor Records, 1995).

Tony Booth recorded Eddie Burton's 'Losing You Just Dawned On Me Today' (co-written with Kent Westberry) and included the track on 'Is This All There Is To A Honky Tonk' (Heart of Texas Records, 2008).

Wade Hammond recorded Eddie Burton's 'Bitter Harvest' (co-written with Tommy Dennis) and included the track on 'Rainbow's End' (Independent Release, 2009); the track reached No.1 on the Inspirational Country Chart in 2010.

Cory Walker recorded Eddie Burton's 'Every Mother's Nightmare, Every Schoolboy's Dream' (co-written with Kent Westberry) and included the track on 'Cory Walker' (Walker Records, 2010).

Tony Booth recorded Eddie Burton's 'Bridge To Memory Lane' (co-written with Kent Westberry) and included the track on 'Old School' (Heart of Texas Records, 2012).

Curtis Potter, Tony Booth and Darrell McCall recorded Eddie Burton's 'Forever Yours' (co-written with Kent Westberry) and included the track on 'The Survivors' (Heart of Texas Records, 2012).

Roger Alan Wade recorded Eddie Burton's 'Naturally Stoned' (co-written with Roger Alan Wade) and included the track on 'Southbound Train' (Johnny Knoxville Records, 2012).

Roger Alan Wade recorded Eddie Burton's 'She Loves Me, I Love You, You Love Him' (co-written with Roger Alan Wade and Dennis Knutson) and included the track on 'Southbound Train' (Johnny Knoxville Records, 2012).

Wade Hammond recorded Eddie Burton's 'She Loves Me Lord' (co-written with Tommy Dennis); when released as an independent single, the track reached No.12 on the Inspirational Country Chart in 2013.

Roger Alan Wade recorded Eddie Burton's 'Years Ago' (co-written with Roger Alan Wade) and included the track on 'Bad News Knockin' (Johnny Knoxville Records, 2014).

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