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 by The Gene Watson Fan Site, during 2019, 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 Michael Pyle, which he submitted to this site on Thursday 2 May 2019.

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

Michael Pyle

Michael Pyle
This quote was submitted on Thursday 2 May 2019.

'A lot of people go though life never realizing their true potential.

It's really gratifying when you see (or hear) someone doing something that you know that they were put on the planet to do.

Gene is absolutely one of those people.

He's just special.  I don't really know anyone that thinks differently.

He has always held the highest respect from everyone in every facet of the music business.

I'm sure others have said this, but he's just a singer's singer.

Pitch, tone, resonance, interpretation, it's all there.

We're all better for having Gene's voice and songs as a part of the soundtrack of our lives'

Thank you, Michael Pyle, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Michael Pyle...

Earl Thomas Conley (Friday 17 October 1941 - Wednesday 10 April 2019) and Michael Pyle

Earl Thomas Conley (Friday 17 October 1941 - Wednesday 10 April 2019) and Michael Pyle

Michael Pyle


Michael Pyle was born, on Friday 5 May 1961, in Birmingham, Alabama and grew up in the noted musical town of Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

As a performer, Michael Pyle has toured with many national acts and also as a solo artist.

In the early 1980s, Michael Pyle lived in Eagle and worked for KSKI, Eagle County's country music radio station.

Michael Pyle also joined the local band Airborn.

In 1989, after an extremely successful five year run with Airborn, Michael Pyle followed his musical dreams back to Nashville.

Michael Pyle spent most of the 1990s on the road with Carlene Carter, Mac McAnally and Earl Thomas Conley (Friday 17 October 1941 - Wednesday 10 April 2019), to name but a few.

During this decade, Michael Pyle did no fewer than 250 shows every year in some of the biggest venues in the world.  This period of time was instrumental in exposing Michael Pyle to some of Nashville's most important songwriters and publishers.

As a songwriter, Michael Pyle has had songs recorded by a number of artists, including Blake Shelton, Lee Ann Womack, Collin Raye, Mark Wills and Billy Dean.

Earl Thomas Conley (Friday 17 October 1941 - Wednesday 10 April 2019)

Michael Pyle also worked for twenty-five years, on the road, as a guitarist, with acclaimed country music artist Earl Thomas Conley (Friday 17 October 1941 - Wednesday 10 April 2019).

In the late 1990s, along with longtime friend and business partner Wendy Sachs, Michael Pyle formed Castle Peak Entertainment.

In 2001, Castle Peak Entertainment saw enormous success when country music star Blake Shelton recorded 'All Over Me', which was written by Michael Pyle, Earl Thomas Conley (Friday 17 October 1941 - Wednesday 10 April 2019) and Blake Shelton, enjoyed five consecutive weeks as a Billboard Top 10 single in 2001.

Blake Shelton: 'Blake Shelton' (Warner Bros. Records, 2001)

Blake Shelton recorded Michael Pyle's 'All Over Me', which was co-written with Earl Thomas Conley (Friday 17 October 1941 - Wednesday 10 April 2019) and Blake Shelton, and included the track on 'Blake Shelton' (Warner Bros. Records, 2001); the track, which reached No.18 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 2001, was written at Earl Thomas Conley's house in 1999.

Blake Shelton was introduced to Earl Thomas Conley (Friday 17 October 1941 - Wednesday 10 April 2019) by good friend Michael Pyle, who was playing in Earl Thomas Conley's band at the time.

Blake Shelton has long considered Earl Thomas Conley (Friday 17 October 1941 - Wednesday 10 April 2019) his all time musical hero.

Various Artists: 'America Will Always Stand' (Time Life Records, 2004)

In 2004, Lee Ann Womack recorded Michael Pyle's 'On A Woman's Heart'; the track was included on 'America Will Always Stand' (Time Life Records, 2004), a collection of new songs about The American Civil War, which also included tracks from Randy Travis, Darryl Worley, Ricky Skaggs, The Whites, Collin Raye, Daron Norwood (Thursday 30 September 1965 - Wednesday 22 July 2015), Josh Turner, Blake Shelton, The Wilsons, Marty Raybon, Billy Dean, Olivia Maxwell and The Michaels.

Various Artists: 'America Will Always Stand' (Time Life Records, 2004)

In 2004, Collin Raye recorded Michael Pyle's 'Oh, Virginia'; the track was included on 'America Will Always Stand' (Time Life Records, 2004), a collection of new songs about The American Civil War, which also included tracks from Randy Travis, Darryl Worley, Ricky Skaggs, The Whites, Lee Ann Womack, Daron Norwood (Thursday 30 September 1965 - Wednesday 22 July 2015), Josh Turner, Blake Shelton, The Wilsons, Marty Raybon, Billy Dean, Olivia Maxwell and The Michaels.

Victoria Baillie: 'Start Brand New' (Shock Records, 2009)

Victoria Baillie recorded Michael Pyle's 'Make Me' and included the track on 'Start Brand New' (Shock Records, 2009).

Bobby Wills: 'Man With No Past' (Willin' Entertainment, 2010)

On Monday 16 August 2010, Bobby Wills saw the release of his debut album, 'Man With No Past' (Willin' Entertainment, 2010), which was released independently, and included four tracks, which ere as singles on the Canadian country music singles chart:

'Second Chances' / this track was released as a single in 2010, but it did not chart
'My Memory Ain't What It Used To Be' / this track was released as a single in 2010, but it did not chart
'Man With No Past' / this track was released as a single in 2011, but it did not chart
'A Little More Time' (No.45, 2011)


In 2012, Mark Wills recorded Michael Pyle's 'Ceilings & Floors'.

Bobby Wills: 'If It Was That Easy' (On Ramp Records, 2012)

On Tuesday 6 November 2012, Bobby Wills saw the release of 'If It Was That Easy' (On Ramp Records, 2012), which was produced by Michael Pyle, and included four tracks, which were released as singles on the Canadian country music singles chart:

'Show Some Respect' (written by Walt Aldridge, Michael Pyle and Bobby Wills) / this track was released as a single in 2012, but it did not chart
'Somebody Will' (written by Walt Aldridge, Michael Pyle and Bobby Wills) (No.9, 2012) / this track also reached No.91 on the Canadian Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 2012
'If It Was That Easy' (written by Michael Pyle and Walt Alridge) (No.24, 2013)
'When It Comes To You' (written by Walt Aldridge, Michael Pyle and Bobby Wills) (No.22, 2013)

Bobby Wills' 'If It Was That Easy' (On Ramp Records, 2012) also included the following tracks:

'Life In A Small Town' (written by Walt Aldridge and Michael Pyle)
'Done Quittin' (written by Wade Kirby, Michael Pyle and Bobby Wills)
'The Far Side of Gone' (written by Michael Pyle and Bobby Wills)
'Did My Back Hurt Your Knife' (written by Thomas Wade and Bobby Wills)
'Ceilings & Floors' (written by Michael Pyle and Walt Aldridge)
'Highway & A Song' (written by Michael Pyle and Bobby Wills)

Bobby Wills: 'Crazy Enough' (MDM Recordings / Universal Music Canada, 2014)

On Tuesday 24 June 2014, Bobby Wills saw the release of 'Crazy Enough' (MDM Recordings / Universal Music Canada, 2014), which was produced by Michael Pyle, and included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Canadian country music singles chart:

'Crazy Enough' (written by Walt Aldridge, Michael Pyle and Bobby Wills) (No.13, 2014) / this track also reached No.76 on the Canadian Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 2014
'Never Didn't Love You' (written by Walt Aldridge, Michael Pyle and Bobby Wills) (No.14, 2014) / this track also reached No.75 on the Canadian Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 2014
'Undressed' (written by Bobby Wills and Patricia Conroy) (No.13, 2014) / this track featured guest vocals from Patricia Conroy
'So Much For Taking It Slow' (written by Walt Aldridge, Michael Pyle and Bobby Wills) (No.38, 2015)

Bobby Wills' 'Crazy Enough' (MDM Recordings / Universal Music Canada, 2014) also included the following tracks:

'Still Something There' (written by Walt Aldridge, Michael Pyle and Bobby Wills)
'All Kinds of Wrong' (written by Walt Aldridge, Michael Pyle and Bobby Wills)
'That's Where You Come In' (written by Walt Aldridge, Michael Pyle and Bobby Wills)
'That's Why I Pray' (written by Walt Aldridge, Michael Pyle and Bobby Wills)
'The End of The Day' (written by Walt Aldridge, Michael Pyle and Bobby Wills)
'With You' (written by Walt Aldridge, Michael Pyle and Bobby Wills)

Bobby Wills: 'Tougher Than Love' (MDM Recordings, 2016) (an extended play - EP)

On Friday 18 March 2016, Bobby Wills saw the release of 'Tougher Than Love' (MDM Recordings, 2016), an extended play (EP), which was produced by Michael Pyle, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Canadian country music singles chart:

'Won't You Be Mine' (written by Matt Craig Johnson, Michael Pyle and Bobby Wills) (No.9, Februry 2016) / this track was nominated for 'Single of The Year' at the 2016 Canadian Country Music Association Awards, with Bobby Wills also receiving a nomination for the song in the category of 'Songwriter of The Year'
'Down By The River' (written by Wade Kirby, Phil O'Donnell, Michael Pyle and Bobby Wills) (No.9, 2016)
'Tougher Than Love' (written by Walt Aldridge, Michael Pyle and Bobby Wills) (No.11, 2016)

Bobby Wills' 'Tougher Than Love' (MDM Recordings, 2016), an extended play (EP), also included the following tracks:

'30,000 Feet' (written by Wade Kirby, Michael Pyle and Bobby Wills)
'If It Ain't Broke' (written by Patricia Conroy and Bobby Wills)
'You Lose Me There' (written by Michael Curtis, Michael Pyle and Bobby Wills)

Bobby Wills: 'In Comes The Night' (MDM Recordings, 2017) Bobby Wills: 'In Comes The Night' (MDM Recordings, 2017) (Deluxe Edition)

On Friday 8 September 2017, Bobby Wills saw the release of 'In Comes The Night' (MDM Recordings, 2017), which included the following tracks:

'Ride Out The Rain' (written by Walt Aldridge, Michael Pyle and Bobby Wills)
'Before I Knew Better' (written by Matt Craig Johnson, Michael Pyle and Bobby Wills)
'A New Day' (written by Walt Aldridge, Michael Pyle and Bobby Wills)
'Spend The Night' (written by Jason Blaine, Deric Ruttan and Bobby Wills)
'Get While The Gettin's Good' (written by Walt Aldridge and Michael Pyle)
'Out of Your Mind' (written by Phil Barton, Patricia Conroy and Bobby Wills)
'In Comes The Night' (written by Walt Aldridge, Michael Pyle and Bobby Wills)

The 'Deluxe Edition' of Bobby Wills' 'In Comes The Night' (MDM Recordings, 2017) included the two following 'bonus' tracks:

'Out of Your Mind' (written by Phil Barton, Patricia Conroy and Bobby Wills) / this track was a radio edit)
'Out of Your Mind' (written by Phil Barton, Patricia Conroy and Bobby Wills) / this track was a 'live' version


Michael Pyle

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