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 2021, 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 David M. Cooper, which he submitted to this site on Thursday 6 May 2021.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to David M. Cooper who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online ‘celebration of a Lone Star Hero’.
David M. Cooper
This quote was submitted on Thursday 6 May 2021.
‘Gene Watson, in my opinion, is one of the greatest country music singers ever.
I was honored to have Gene record one of my gospel songs, ‘Old Roman Soldier’. It was on his ‘My Gospel Roots‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2017) CD in 2017.
Gene Watson and David M Cooper backstage at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Saturday 10 March 2018
I met Gene and got to hang with him backstage at The Grand Ole Opry.
I can honestly say Gene is one of the nicest guys I have ever met’
Thank you, David M. Cooper, for your support of Gene Watson.
About David M. Cooper…
David M. Cooper was born in Buchanan, Michigan on 5 May, and was raised in Conway, South Carolina.
The Spinney Brothers, a Bluegrass band from Nova Scotia in Canada, recorded David M. Cooper’s ‘Old Roman Soldier’ and included the track on ‘Memories’ (Mountain Fever Records, 2012).
Gene Watson recorded David M. Cooper’s ‘Old Roman Soldier’ and included the track on ‘My Gospel Roots‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2017); the track featured backing vocals from Valerie ‘Val’ Storey and Carl Jackson.
David M. Cooper’s ‘Old Roman Soldier’ was also recorded by a number of smaller Bluegrass bands.
Bradley Prater, who hails from Tunas in Missouri recorded David M. Cooper’s ‘Mortal Man’.
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