• 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 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 Kirk Jelly Roll Johnson, which he submitted to this site on Saturday 8 February 2014.

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



Kirk Jelly Roll Johnson
This quote was submitted on Saturday 8 February 2014.



'I have been a Gene Watson fan ever since I heard 'Love in the Hot Afternoon'.

I was lucky enough to see several live performances by Gene and his band over the years.

Always outstanding!

Gene Watson has always sung real country music, straight from the heart.

One of my all time favourites!'

Thank you, Jelly Roll Johnson, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Jelly Roll Johnson...

Jelly Roll Johnson's distinctive, soulful style of harmonica has earned him critical acclaim, numerous awards, and a place among Nashville's top session musicians.

A native of Lake Charles, Louisiana Jelly Roll Johnson's career has spanned thirty-five years. He began playing harmonica at the age of nineteen in Cleveland, Tennessee. After touring with several rock, blues and country music groups, he settled in Knoxville to work with The Tommy Cole Band.

From 1979 to 1989, Jelly Roll Johnson played concerts and club dates all across America with Warner Brothers recording artist Con Hunley. The group opened for acts such as Alabama, The Oak Ridge Boys, Loretta Lynn and Emmylou Harris.

Since moving to Nashville in 1984, Jelly Roll Johnson has recorded with Trisha Yearwood, Kenny Rogers, Etta James, Guy Clark, Lee Ann Womack, Travis Tritt, Shania Twain, The Judds, Alan Jackson and many others.

Jelly Roll Johnson's unique sound has been heard on over fifty 'Gold' and 'Platinum' albums, including three Grammy Award-winning albums by Randy Travis.

Jelly Roll Johnson has made numerous television appearances with various artists, including Faith Hill on 'Late Show with David Letterman', Alan Jackson and Jamie O'Neal on 'Tonight Show with Jay Leno', Trisha Yearwood and The Judds on 'Country Music Association Awards Show', and Con Hunley on 'Austin City Limits' and 'Soundstage'.

In 1998, Jelly Roll Johnson won the Nashville Music Award for 'Best Wind Instrumentalist'. After receiving nominations for 1998 and 2000, he won the 'Best Specialty Instrument Award' for 2003 and 2008 from The Academy of Country Music (ACM).

Jelly Roll Johnson regularly performs at Nashville's world-famous Bluebird Cafe with hit songwriters J. Fred Knobloch, Thom Schuyler, Tony Arata and Don Schlitz.

Kirk 'Jelly Roll' Johnson has added his distinctive sound to a large number of recordings by the following impressive list of artists:

Alabama
Pat Alger
Gary Allan
Bill Anderson
Tony Arata
Suzy Bogguss
Bob Carlisle
Kim Carnes
Peter Cetera
Kenny Chesney
Mark Chesnutt
Mark Collie
Guy Clark
Jessi Colter
Ronny Cox
Lacy J. Dalton
Billy Dean
Kevin Denney
Dean Dillon
Nokie Edwards
Michael English
Skip Ewing
George Fox
Jeff Foxworthy
Gaither Vocal Band
Gatlin Brothers
Crystal Gayle
Bob Gibson
Vern Gosdin (Sunday 5 August 1934 - Tuesday 28 April 2009) (duet with Randy Travis)
Josh Gracin
Nanci Griffith
Jennifer Hanson
Wade Hayes
Eric Heatherly
Bertie Higgins
Malcolm Holcombe
Rebecca Lynn Howard
Con Hunley
Sylvia Hutton
Randall Hylton
Alan Jackson
Etta James
Jamey Johnson
Michael Johnson
George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013)
The Judds
Sammy Kershaw
Hal Ketchum
B.B. King (duet with Randy Travis)
Sean Keane
J. Fred Knobloch
Alison Krauss
McGuffey Lane
Lonestar
Kathy Mattea
Tim McGraw
Reba McEntire
Pat McLaughlin
Jo Dee Messina
Victor Mecyssne
Buddy Mondlock
John Michael Montgomery
Craig Morgan
Nicole C. Mullen
Joe Nichols
The O'Kanes (Kieran Kane & Jamie O'Hara)
Jake Owen
Tom Paxton
Suzi Ragsdale
Kenny Rogers
Jim Rooney
Tom Rush
Darrell Scott
Dan Seals (Sunday 8 February 1948 - Wednesday 25 March 2009)
T.G. Sheppard
Sierra
Charlie Sizemore
Skid Row
Red Steagall
Doug Stone
Marty Stuart
Barry & Holly Tashian
Verlon Thompson
Pam Tillis
Randy Travis
Travis Tritt
Josh Turner
Shania Twain
Phil Vassar
Bobby Vinton
Susan Werner
Don Williams
Hank Williams Junior
Jack Williams
Trent Willmon
Lee Ann Womack
Darryl Worley
Trisha Yearwood
Steve Young


Connect with Jelly Roll Johnson at jellyrolljohnson.com

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