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 2013, 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 Diane McCall, which she submitted to this site on Sunday 2 June 2013.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to Diane McCall who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online ‘celebration of a Lone Star Hero’.
This quote was submitted on Sunday 2 June 2013.
‘Thank you for asking me to quote on Gene…I’ve been a long time fan of his.
Our paths have never crossed, but his music is just wonderful!
Gene Watson is probably one of the most admired singers in country music…the ease and unmatched ability to effortlessly move about in his range, and still keep the heart and soul in a song has to be a real gift from God.
Gene Watson has it all, and I am a most sincere fan!
I hope to get to know him someday soon’
Thank you, Diane McCall, for your support of Gene Watson.
About Diane McCall…
Diane McCall was born on 22 June; her hometown was Jamestown, Ohio and, at the time of the acquisition of this Gene Watson ‘Peer’s Quote’, in June 2013, Diane McCall was residing in Nashville.
The first record label which Diane McCall recorded for was Mega Records, which was based in Nashville.
Mega Records was a Nashville-based music label, which was founded in 1970 by former RCA Records executive Brad McCuen, along with Henry Pratt.
Mega Records’ most successful recording artist was Sammi Smith (Thursday 5 August 1943 – Saturday 12 February 2005), who also recorded the label’s very first single; ‘He’s Everywhere’, which was written by Eugene David Dobbins (Monday 19 March 1934 – Sunday 23 November 2008) and Jean Whitehead, and was released in August 1970, reached No.25 on the Billboard country music singles chart in late 1970.
One of the vinyl singles which Diane McCall saw released on Mega Records was ‘You’ll Not Take Nothin’ Out’, with ‘My Imagination’, as the ‘B’ side, in 1970.
Diane McCall’s brother is Dennis McCall, who played bass for Barbara Mandrell in the 1970s.
In the early to mid 1970s, Diane McCall was part of the Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 – Wednesday 26 January 2011) road show for over five years.
In August 1970, Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 – Wednesday 26 January 2011) saw the release of ‘Ten Times Charlie’ (Capitol Records, 1970), which included ‘I Take The Chance’, which was written by Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 – Wednesday 26 January 2011) and Ira Louvin (Monday 21 April 1924 – Sunday 20 June 1965); the track featured guest vocals from Diane McCall.
Charlie Louvin’s ‘Ten Times Charlie’ (Capitol Records, 1970) also included ‘If I Were A Carpenter’, which was written by Tim Hardin (Tuesday 23 December 1941 – Monday 29 December 1980); the track featured guest vocals from Diane McCall.
On Tuesday 9 October 2012, Diane McCall saw the release of her debut album, ‘My Imagination’ (Heart of Texas Records, 2012), which was produced by Justin Trevino; the album was recorded at Heart of Texas Recording Studio in Brady, Texas and included three tracks, which were written by Diane McCall; ‘An Old Memory’s Arms’, ‘All Around American Cowboy’ and ‘Us’.
Diane McCall’s debut album, ‘My Imagination’ (Heart of Texas Records, 2012), also included the following tracks:
‘I Can’t Listen To My Heart Anymore’ (writen by Donna Jean Overbey)
‘I’ve Got Mexico’ (written by Eddy Raven and Frank Myers)
‘You Don’t Know Me’, which was written by Cindy Walker (Saturday 20 July 1918 – Thursday 23 March 2006) and Eddy Arnold (Wednesday 15 May 1918 – Thursday 8 May 2008)
‘Going Away Party’, which was written by Cindy Walker (Saturday 20 July 1918 – Thursday 23 March 2006)
‘Little Things’ (written by Willie Nelson)
Diane McCall is joined on ‘My Imagination’ (Heart of Texas Records, 2012) by The McCall Choir (Darrell McCall, Mona McCall, Guyanne McCall, DeeJee, Darla, Jeremy, Cody, Skeet and Amber Digby), on a song which Diane McCall’s mom, Lola Ratliff McCall, had written, called ‘Reach Out’.
Personnel involved in the recording of Diane McCall’s ‘My Imagination’ (Heart of Texas Records, 2012) included the following:
Jake Hooker (bass)
Jim Loessberg (drums)
Dicky Overbey (Monday 11 May 1942 – Saturday 4 October 2014) (steel guitar)
Charley Walton and Justin Trevino (lead guitar)
Reggie Rueffer (fiddle)
T. Bonta (piano)
Randy Lindley (rhythm guitar)
Amber Digby, Mona McCall and DeeJee Overbery (harmony vocals)
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