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Lytle Management Group
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College Grove, TN
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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 by The Gene Watson Fan Site, during 2018, 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 Alecia Nugent, which she submitted to this site on Thursday 8 November 2018.

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

Alecia Nugent

Alecia Nugent
This quote was submitted on Thursday 8 November 2018.

'There’s only a handful of country legends with the ability to deliver a song the way it was intended.

With Gene Watson, there’s no denying that voice...when you hear it, you know it.

He has power and control most artists only dream of
'

Thank you, Alecia Nugent, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Alecia Nugent...

Alecia Nugent

Alecia Nugent was born in Hickory Grove, Louisiana on Wednesday 5 July 1972 and is a highly acclaimed country music, Americana, and Bluegrass vocalist and musician.

Hickory Grove in Louisiana is not close to any place which is even remotely famous.

Alecia Nugent's upbringing was saturated with the sounds of bluegrass music and gospel music.

Alecia Nugent's father’s Southland Bluegrass Band trained her in tradition.  By the time she was in her teens, Alecia Nugent was the group's lead singer.

Alecia Nugent was schooled in the sounds of The Stanley Brothers (Carter Stanley: Thursday 27 August 1925 - Thursday 1 December 1966 and Ralph Stanley: Friday 25 February 1927 - Thursday 23 June 2016), Flatt & Scruggs (Lester Flatt: Friday 19 June 1914 - Friday 11 May 1979 and Earl Scruggs: Sunday 6 January 1924 - Wednesday 28 March 2012), and Jimmy Martin (Wednesday 10 August 1927 - Saturday 14 May 2005), along with many other Bluegrass music masters.

Alecia Nugent also developed a taste for country music greats, including George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013), Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993), Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016), Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton.

Carl Jackson

Alecia Nugent has worked with bluegrass music legend Carl Jackson on all of her album releases.

Carl Jackson has been a supporter of Alecia Nugent's talent for a number of years.  In 2004, when Mississippi Bluegrass promoter Johnny Stringer volunteered to bankroll Alecia Nugent's first album, Alecia Nugent turned to Carl Jackson for help.

Carl Jackson had sung with Alecia Nugent at a festival fifteen years earlier and had never forgotten the sound of her extraordinary voice.

Carl Jackson’s endorsement attracted such stellar sidemen as Ronnie McCoury, Aubrey Haynie and Randy Kohrs to work on Alecia Nugent's first album, not to mention harmony vocals by the likes of Sonya Isaacs, Rebecca Lynn Howard and Rhonda Vincent.

Rounder Records, Nashville

Alecia Nugent's first album also attracted the attention of famed WSM disc jockey Eddie Stubbs, who became a booster.  And, then, Alecia Nugent's first album attracted the attention of Rounder Records in Nashville.

Alecia Nugent: 'Alecia Nugent' (Rounder Records, 2004)

On Tuesday 9 March 2004, Alecia Nugent saw the release of her self-titled debut album, 'Alecia Nugent' (Rounder Records, 2004), which included the following tracks:

'I'll Stay Around', which was written by Lester Flatt (Friday 19 June 1914 - Friday 11 May 1979)
'Red, White & Blue' (written by Carl Jackson)
'If Your Heart Could Talk' (written by Chris Austin and Carl Jackson)
'My First Mistake' (written by Larry Cordle and Larry Shell)
'Jealous Heart', which was written by Jenny Lou Carson (Wednesday 13 January 1915 - Saturday 16 December 1978)
'Think of What You've Done', which was written by Carter Stanley (Thursday 27 August 1925 - Thursday 1 December 1966)
'Paper & Pen' (written by Jerry Salley)
'But I Do', which was written by Tibby Edwards (Tuesday 19 March 1935 - Tuesday 21 September 1999)
'For Love's Sake' (written by Chris Austin and Carl Jackson) / this track was a duet with Carl Jackson
'You Don't Have To Go Home' (written by Larry CordleJerry Salley and Larry Shell)
'Blame It On The Train' (written by Harold Pierce)

Alecia Nugent: 'A Little Girl…A Big Four-Lane' (Rounder Records, 2006)

On Tuesday 28 February 2006, Alecia Nugent saw the release of her breakthrough album, 'A Little Girl…A Big Four-Lane' (Rounder Records, 2006), which was produced by Carl Jackson, and included the following tracks:

'Too Good To Be True' (written by Larry Cordleand Leslie Satcher)
'Muddy River' (written by John Sheard)
'God Knows What' (written by Jimbeau Hinson)
'A Dozen White Roses' (written by Larry Alderman and Carl Jackson)
'Where His Wheels Left The Road', which was written by Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 - Sunday 11 January 2004) and Leslie Satcher
'I Cried All The Way To Kentucky', which was written by Dixie Hall (Saturday 26 May 1934 - Friday 16 January 2015) and Tom T. Hall
'When It Comes Down To Us (It's All Up To You)' (written by Carl Jackson) / this track was a duet with Bradley Walker
'You've Still Got It' (written by John Pennell and Jerry Salley)
'Breaking New Ground' (written by Carl Jackson and Jerry Salley)
'It Won't Be Me' (written by Roger Brown)
'Letter From Home' (written by Carl Jackson and Jennifer McCarter)
'Somewhere Else To Fall' (written by Morgane Hayes, Liz Rose and Jerry Salley)
'Meet Me In Heaven Someday' (written by Ronnie Bowman and Carl Jackson)

Personnel involved in the recording of Alecia Nugent's 'A Little Girl…A Big Four-Lane' (Rounder Records, 2006), included the following:

Rob Ickes (Dobro)
Jim Van Cleve (fiddle)
Andy Falco (acoustic guitar)
Tony Creasman (drums)
Adam Steffey (mandolin)
Cia Cherryholmes (background vocals)
Doyle Lawson
Alison Krauss

When Alecia Nugent showcased the tunes from her 'A Little Girl…A Big Four-Lane' (Rounder Records, 2006) album, in Nashville, she was proclaimed a 'hillbilly goddess' by Nashville music critic Robert K. Oermann; that off-hand nickname was transformed into the title track of her third Rounder Records album.



On Tuesday 12 September 2006, Bradley Walker saw the release of his debut album, 'Highway of Dreams' (Rounder Records, 2006), which was produced by Carl Jackson, and included the following tracks:

'Life Or Love', which was written by Harley Allen (Monday 23 January 1956 - Wednesday 30 March 2011) and Gary Cotton
Musicians
Clay Hess (acoustic guitar)
Kevin Grantt (bass)
Tony Creasman (drums)
Adam Steffey (mandolin)
Ron Block (banjo)
Randy Kohrs (Dobro)
Aubrey Haynie (fiddle)
Carl Jackson and Rhonda Vincent (background vocals)

'When I'm Hurtin' (written by Larry Cordle and Larry Shell)
Musicians
Clay Hess and Andy Falco (acoustic guitar)
Kevin Grantt (bass)
Tony Creasman (drums)
Adam Steffey (mandolin)
Ron Block (banjo)
Randy Kohrs (Dobro)
Aubrey Haynie (fiddle)
Larry Cordle and Rhonda Vincent (background vocals)

'Love's Tombstone' (written by Carl Jackson and Jenny Yates)
Musicians
Clay Hess and Carl Jackson (acoustic guitar)
Kevin Grantt (bass)
Tony Creasman (drums)
Adam Steffey (mandolin)
Ron Block (banjo)
Randy Kohrs (Dobro)
Aubrey Haynie (fiddle)
Larry Cordle and Rhonda Vincent (background vocals)

'Payin' Your Dues' (written by Chris Austin and Carl Jackson)
Musicians
Clay Hess and Andy Falco (acoustic guitar)
Kevin Grantt (bass)
Tony Creasman (drums)
Adam Steffey (mandolin)
Ron Stewart (banjo)
Rob Ickes (Dobro)
Jim Van Cleve (fiddle)
Russell Moore (background vocals)

'If I Hadn't Reached For The Stars' (written by Carl Jackson)
Musicians
Clay Hess and Carl Jackson (acoustic guitar)
Kevin Grantt (bass)
Tony Creasman (drums)
Adam Steffey (mandolin)
Rob Ickes (Dobro)
Aubrey Haynie (fiddle)
Vince Gill and Sonya Isaacs (background vocals)

'Price of Admission' (written by Glenn Garrett and Craig Market)
Musicians
Clay Hess (acoustic guitar)
Kevin Grantt (bass)
Tony Creasman (drums)
Adam Steffey (mandolin)
Ron Block (banjo)
Randy Kohrs (Dobro)
Jim Van Cleve (fiddle)
Carl Jackson and Alecia Nugent (background vocals)

'He Carried Her Memory' (written by Jim McBride and Jerry Salley)
Musicians
Clay Hess (acoustic guitar)
Kevin Grantt (bass)
Tony Creasman (drums)
Adam Steffey (mandolin)
Rob Ickes (Dobro)
Aubrey Haynie (fiddles)
Jerry Salley and Alecia Nugent (background vocals)

'A Little Change' (written by Carl Jackson, Mike Ward and Jared Ashley)
Musicians
Clay Hess and Carl Jackson (acoustic guitar)
Kevin Grantt (bass)
Tony Creasman (drums)
Adam Steffey (mandolin)
Rob Ickes (Dobro)
Aubrey Haynie (fiddle)
Carl Jackson and Sonya Isaacs (background vocals)

'Lost At Sea' (written by Shawn Camp)
Musicians
Clay Hess and Carl Jackson (acoustic guitar)
Kevin Grantt (bass)
Tony Creasman (drums)
Adam Steffey (mandolin)
Rob Ickes (Dobro)
Aubrey Haynie (fiddle)
Carl Jackson and Cia Cherryholmes (background vocals)

'Shoulda Took That Train' (written by Mike Ward and Ken Williams)
Musicians
Clay Hess (acoustic guitar)
Kevin Grantt (bass)
Tony Creasman (drums)
Adam Steffey (mandolin)
Ron Stewart (banjo)
Rob Ickes (Dobro)
Aubrey Haynie (fiddle)
Vince Gill (background vocals)

'I Never Go Around Mirrors', which was written by Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 - Saturday 19 July 1975) and Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer
Musicians
Clay Hess (acoustic guitar)
Kevin Grantt (bass)
Tony Creasman (drums)
Adam Steffey (mandolin)
Randy Kohrs (Dobro)
Aubrey Haynie (fiddle)
Brandon Hickman and Alecia Nugent (background vocals)

'We Know Where He Is' (written by Shawn Camp and Buddy Cannon)
Musicians
Clay Hess (acoustic guitar)
Kevin Grantt (bass)
Tony Creasman (drums)
Adam Steffey (mandolin)
Rob Ickes (Dobro)
Jim Van Cleve (fiddles)
Carl Jackson and Cia Cherryholmes (background vocals)

In 2008, Alecia Nugent performed in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada as part of 'Bluegrass Sundays Winter Concert Series'.

In 2009, Alecia Nugent was nominated for IBMA 'Female Vocalist of The Year'.

Alecia Nugent: 'Hillbilly Goddess' (Rounder Records, 2009)

On Tuesday 24 March 2009, Alecia Nugent saw the release of 'Hillbilly Goddess' (Rounder Records, 2009), which was produced by Carl Jackson, and included the following tracks:

'Wrecking The Train' (written by Mike Ward, Lonnie Levelle and Amanda Williams)
'Don't Tell Me' (written by Buddy Miller and Julie Miller) / this track featured guest vocalist Bradley Walker
'Hillbilly Goddess' (written by Alecia Nugent, Carl Jackson and Sonya Kelly) / this track featured J.D. Crowe on banjo
'Just Another Alice' (written by Don Goodman and Ladd Smith) / this track featured guest vocalist Valerie Storey
'The Last Greyhound' (written by Tim Stafford and Craig Market)
'Cryin' All The Way To The Bank' (written by Carl Jackson and Rebecca Lynn Howard)
'Dyin' To Hold Her Again' (written by Jerry Salley and Joanie Keller-Johnson) / this track featured harmony vocals from Bradley Walker and Carl Jackson
'Nugent Family Band', which was written by Alecia Nugent, Tom T. Halland Dixie Hall (Saturday 26 May 1934 - Friday 16 January 2015)
'Wishin' Hard' (written by Tim O'Brien)
'The Writing's All Over The Wall' (written by Larry Cordle and Connie Leigh) / this track was a duet with Bradley Walker
'Already Home' (written by Tanya Leah and Gregory Lynch/ this track featured guest vocalist Sonya Isaacs

Personnel involved in the recording of Alecia Nugent's 'Hillbilly Goddess' (Rounder Records, 2009) included duet partner Bradley Walker, Andy Leftwich, Tim Stafford, Rob Ickes, Adam Steffey, producer Carl Jackson, J.D. Crowe, members of Ricky Skaggs' Kentucky Thunder, Blue Highway, The Dan Tyminski Band and The Infamous Stringdusters.

Alecia Nugent

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