• 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 Myra Rolen, which she submitted to this site on Thursday 12 June 2014.

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



Myra Rolen
This quote was submitted on Thursday 12 June 2014.

'It is such an honour to be asked to submit a quote on one of the 'greatest country music legends' of all time.

I have always been a fan of Gene's music growing up and, as I got older and into the music business myself, have grown a deeper appreciation of his work.

Gene is a classy guy and each and every performance is a showstopper.

His voice is pure velvet and his body of music is simply timeless.

Gene is a true inspiration!



I love his music so much, I recorded two of his songs on my album 'Hold That Thought' (Pretty World Records, 2014); 'You Put Out An Old Flame Last Night' (written by Dave Lindsey and Ernie Rowell) and 'Hold That Thought', which was written by Ray Griff () and Tommy Rocco.

If you've never seen one of his shows, then it's a must for your bucket list.

There is no one better than Gene!

It was an honor to submit a quote for The Gene Watson Fan Site.

Gene is one of my favorite artists.

Having grown up from the same Paris area of Texas, you don't go without knowing who Gene is and all he has accomplished!'

Thank you, Myra Rolen, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Myra Rolen...

Myra Rolen began singing and performing at a very young age.

Myra Rolen was in her first band at the age of sixteen and performed for many years until she decided to put her singing career on hold to raise a family.

Then, years later, with encouragement from her family, Myra Rolen decided to get back onstage doing what she loves most.

Myra Rolen performs at all types of venues, music festivals, fairs, private and corporate events where she has had the privilege of opening for many major recording artists, including Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013), who had this to say about her, 'I would like to introduce you to a very talented young lady whose star is rapidly rising. I hope everyone will consider giving this young lady your support!'

Myra Rolen was very honoured and thankful to Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013) for his support.

Myra Rolen: 'This Is Forever' (Myra Rolen Music, 2008)

In 2008, Myra Rolen recorded her first classic country music album, 'This Is Forever' (Myra Rolen Music, 2008) at Gene Breden Studios in Nashville; the album proved to be a fan favourite.

Myra Rolen's first classic country music album, 'This Is Forever' (Myra Rolen Music, 2008), included the following tracks:

'It Just Hurts A Little'
'Talking In Your Sleep'
'Walk Out Backwards' (written by Bill Anderson)
'That's Love'
'This Is Forever'
'Someone Had to Teach You'
'You're Gettin To Me Again'
'Tall Dark & Lonesome'
'If I Could Only Dance With You'
'Send Me The Pillow'
'Sound Of Goodbye'

In January 2012, Myra Rolen kicked off the year with the filming of her first national television appearance; 'The Shotgun Red Variety Show' was filmed on the General Jackson showboat in Nashville and was aired on RFD-TV. A video of Myra Rolen’s performance can be found on her website at myrarolen.com

Myra Rolen's second national television appearance on 'The Texas Picking Party' soon followed and included Myra’s beautiful rendition of 'Ten Thousand Angels Cried'. It was filmed in May 2012 and was aired on The Rural Network, RFD-TV’s sister channel. A video of Myra Rolen’s performance can be found at myrarolen.com

Myra Rolen: 'Tonight Darlin' (Myra Rolen Music, 2012)

Myra Rolen's second album, 'Tonight Darlin' (Myra Rolen Music, 2012) was a compilation of original material written with a traditional country and western swing style. The album was released in May 2012 and received great reviews from Myra Rolen’s peers, radio and fans.

Myra Rolen's second album, 'Tonight Darlin' (Myra Rolen Music, 2012), was recognised by The Academy of Western Artists Organization where the album and artist received three nominations: 'Album of The Year', Top 5 finalist for 'Song of The Year' for 'A Bottle Of Wine & Patsy Cline' and Top 5 finalist in the 'Female Vocalist' category.

In February 2013, Myra Rolen was added to the roster at Pretty World Records in Nashville (the label is also based in Claremont, North Carolina).

Myra Rolen's first single, 'Walk Out Backwards' (written by Bill Anderson), was released in late February 2013 and soared all the way up to No.1 on The Indie World Charts.

Myra Rolen's second single, 'Hold That Thought' (written by Ray Griff and Tommy Rocco), was released in late 2013 and immediately came into The Indie World Charts at No.47 after only four days released to radio. The song did well and soon became Myra Rolen’s second No.1 on The Indie World Charts.

At the time of the acquisition of this Gene Watson 'Peer's Quote', in June 2014, Myra Rolen was enjoying the success she attained following the release of her third traditional country music album, 'Hold That Thought' (Pretty World Records, 2014).

Chip Bricker, Smart Productions, Nash, Texas

The album, which was true to the traditional country music sound and was pure country, was produced by Chip Bricker, piano player with Gene Watson's highly acclaimed Farewell Party Band and owner of Smart Productions in Nash, Texas.

Myra Rolen's single, 'Hold That Thought' (written by Ray Griff and Tommy Rocco), received a great response from radio and fans everywhere and the album was expected to do well.

2014 proved to be a banner year for Myra Rolen.

In January 2014, Myra Rolen returned to Nashville where she recorded her third national television appearance on 'The Shotgun Red Variety Show' as a special guest. The show was aired on Dish Networks RDF channel on Thursday 22 May 2014.

Myra Rolen's third traditional country music album, 'Hold That Thought' (Pretty World Records, 2014), was released in February 2014 and was expected to have many singles from it which would be released to radio.

Myra Rolen's third traditional country music album, 'Hold That Thought' (Pretty World Records, 2014), included the following tracks:

'Hold That Thought' (written by Ray Griff and Tommy Rocco)
'Cant Hang Up The Phone'
'You Put Out An Old Flame Last Night' (written by Dave Lindsey and Ernie Rowell)
'Beginning Of The End' (written by Chuck Cusimano)
'Crying Steel Guitar'
'Looking For Love'
'Sometimes You Just Cant Win'
'That's Why There's Honky Tonks In Texas' (written by Chuck Cusimano)
'Truth Is, I'm A Liar'
'It's Your Turn'

Myra Rolen and Gene Watson at Arlington Music Hall in Arlington, Texas in April 2014

Myra Rolen and Gene Watson at Arlington Music Hall in Arlington, Texas in April 2014

'You Put Out An Old Flame Last Night' (written by Dave Lindsey and Ernie Rowell) and 'Hold That Thought' (written by Ray Griff and Tommy Rocco) were both originally recorded by Gene Watson.

Gene Watson recorded 'You Put Out An Old Flame Last Night' (written by Dave Lindsey and Ernie Rowell) and included the track on 'Sometimes I Get Lucky' (MCA Records, 1983); Gene re-recorded the track in 2005 and included it on 'Gene Watson...Then & Now' (Koch Records Nashville, 2005).

Gene Watson recorded 'Hold That Thought' (written by Ray Griff and Tommy Rocco) and included the track on 'Uncharted Mind' (Step One Records, 1993).

On Saturday 29 March 2014, Myra Rolen attended The Academy of Western Artists Awards (AWA) at The Sheraton Hotel in Irving, Texas where she made the Top 5 finalists for 'Female Vocalist' and 'Song of The Year' for 'A Bottle Of Wine & Patsy Cline'.

Myra Rolen: 'Tonight Darlin' (Myra Rolen Music, 2012)

Myra Rolen's album 'Tonight Darlin' (Myra Rolen Music, 2012) was also nominated for 'Album of The Year'.

Myra Rolen was so humbled and honoured to be nominated for these awards and included with such great artists.

In late 2014, Myra Rolen will see the release of her first Gospel album, which will include her rendition of 'Ten Thousand Angels Cried'.

Myra Rolen loves to perform and receives high praise from the crowds at each performance.

Connect with Myra Rolen at myrarolen.com
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