Gene Watson Peer’s Quote from Janice Maynard: September 2013

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 Janice Maynard, which she submitted to this site on Saturday 21 September 2013.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to Janice Maynard who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online ‘celebration of a Lone Star Hero’.

Janice Maynard

Janice Maynard
This quote was submitted on Saturday 21 September 2013.

‘As far as I’m concerned, Gene Watson is one of the finest and smoothest male vocalists of all time.

He has an unmistakable, unique voice like no other, and is one of my biggest heroes and influences in country music!’

Thank you, Janice Maynard, for your support of Gene Watson.



About Janice Maynard…

Janice Maynard

Janice Maynard is a traditional country artist straight from the heart of Texas.

Janice Maynard has been likened to some of the greatest classic country female singers of all time, including Lee Ann Womack, Rhonda Vincent and Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 – Monday 6 April 1998), yet has a distinct country voice that’s all her own.

Born into a musical family, and then later marrying into one, Janice Maynard has made singing country music a way of life for her.  The only explanation for her unique, pure, heartfelt way of delivering a song is that it is simply, and unmistakably, a God-given talent.

Growing up, Janice Maynard’s father’s job kept her and her sister overseas quite a bit throughout their childhood, but not without every classic country album you could think of.  Janice Maynard’s Dad had them all.  Janice Maynard relished the times they spent back home in central Texas at family reunions when her Dad, uncles, aunts and cousins would sing and play, long into the wee hours of the night.  Janice Maynard loved sitting at their feet, listening intently.

Those times had a strong impact on Janice Maynard and were the foundation that shaped her passion for music.

Janice Maynard later married into a very talented musical family, soaking up all the musical knowledge she could and enjoying all the picking and singing that went on, on a daily basis.  ‘Everybody in the family plays, sings, or both.  It’s great!’ she says.

In 2010, Janice Maynard began performing on the Texas Opry circuit and was a guest performer on ‘The Shotgun Red Show’ and ‘Tru Country’, which both aired on RFD-TV.

Janice Maynard: 'There's A Better Way' (Janice Maynard Independent Release, 2010)

It was also in 2010 when Janice Maynard saw the release of ‘There’s A Better Way’ (Janice Maynard Independent Release, 2010), which was produced by Steve Maynard, with assistance from his brothers Ricky Maynard and Jerry Maynard.

Janice Maynard’s ‘There’s A Better Way’ (Janice Maynard Independent Release, 2010) was a traditional country music of high quality material, augmented by generous helpings of fiddle, pedal steel guitar, electric lead guitar, piano, mandolin, acoustic guitar, mandolin, bass and drums.

Janice Maynard’s ‘There’s A Better Way’ (Janice Maynard Independent Release, 2010) includes the following tracks:

‘There’s A Better Way’ (written by Steve Maynard)
‘I Wish I Could Convince My Heart’ (written by Steve Maynard)
‘The Unbeliever’ (written by Steve Maynard)
‘She’s Got It Bad’ (written by Steve Maynard)
‘Baby I’ve Got You’ (written by Steve Maynard)
‘What More Could You Want’ (written by Steve Maynard)
‘I Wouldn’t Go That Far’ (written by Steve Maynard)
‘Even If You Ask Me To’ (written by Steve Maynard)
‘Sometimes Love Just Goes That Way’ (written by Steve Maynard)
‘Gettin’ Tired Of Losing You’ (written by Steve Maynard)

Janice Maynard: 'I'll Take My Chances' (Yellow Rose Records, 2013)

In 2012, Janice Maynard met and began working with producer and Grammy Award winner, Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022), on her second album, ‘I’ll Take My Chances’ (Yellow Rose Records, 2013).

Janice Maynard also began making guest appearances with Bobby Flores‘ band, The Yellow Rose Band.

It was during this time when Janice Maynard discovered her songwriting abilities and wrote or co-wrote six of the songs on her second album, ‘I’ll Take My Chances’ (Yellow Rose Records, 2013), the full track listing of which is as follows:

‘Bright Lights & Country Music’, which was written by Jimmy Gateley (Friday 1 May 1931 – Sunday 17 March 1985) and Bill Anderson

Personnel involved in the recording of ‘Bright Lights & Country Music’ included the following:

Dan Dreeben (drums)
Justin Kolb (upright bass)
Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022) (guitars, fiddle)
Anthony Bazzani (piano)
Jim Loessberg (steel guitar)
Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022) and Janice Maynard (background vocals)

‘One of A Kinda Heart’ (written by Steve Maynard and Ricky Maynard)

Personnel involved in the recording of ‘One of A Kinda Heart’ included the following:

Bobby Jarzombek (drums)
Jake Hooker (upright bass)
Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022) and Bud Maynard (guitars)
Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022) (fiddle)
Randy Reinhard (steel guitar, piano)
Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022) and Melanie Maynard (background vocals)

‘I’ll Take My Chances’, which was written by Janice Maynard and Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022)

Personnel involved in the recording of ‘I’ll Take My Chances’ included the following:

Bobby Jarzombek (drums)
Jake Hooker (upright bass)
Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022) (guitars, fiddles)
Randy Reinhard (steel guitar, piano)
Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022) and Twyla Pearce Foreman (background vocals)

‘You’re What Makes The World Go Round’, which was written by Janice Maynard and Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022) / this track was a duet with Bobby Flores

Personnel involved in the recording of ‘You’re What Makes The World Go Round’ included the following:

Bobby Jarzombek (drums)
Jake Hooker (upright bass)
Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022) (guitars, fiddles)
Randy Reinhard (steel guitar, piano)
Twyla Pearce Foreman and Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022) (background vocals)

‘The Man You’ve Turned Into’ (written by Janice Maynard)

Personnel involved in the recording of ‘The Man You’ve Turned Into’ included the following:

Bobby Jarzombek (drums)
Jake Hooker (upright bass)
Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022) (guitars, steel guitar)
Hank Singer (fiddle)
Steve Maynard (piano)
Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022) and Twyla Pearce Foreman (background vocals)

‘Why Be A Dreamer’, which was written by Leona Williams and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004)

Personnel involved in the recording of ‘Why Be A Dreamer’ included the following:

Bobby Jarzombek (drums)
Jake Hooker (upright bass)
Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022) (guitars, fiddle, viola)
Tommy Detamore (steel guitar)
Randy Reinhard (piano)
Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022) and Melanie Maynard (background vocals)

‘Bad Girls’ (written by Vera Lakey and Leona Williams) / this track was a duet with Leona Williams

Personnel involved in the recording of ‘Bad Girls’ included the following:

Bobby Jarzombek (drums)
Jake Hooker (upright bass)
Tommy Detamore (steel guitar)
Randy Reinhard (piano)
Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022) (guitars)
Hank Singer (fiddle)

‘Where Is My Castle’, which was written by Dallas Frazier (Friday 27 October 1939 – Friday 14 January 2022)

Personnel involved in the recording of ‘Where Is My Castle’ included the following:

Dan Dreeben (drums)
Justin Kolb (upright bass)
Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022) (guitars, fiddle)
Anthony Bazzani (piano)
Dicky Overbey (Monday 11 May 1942 – Saturday 4 October 2014) (steel guitar)

‘Love Me (The Way You Used To Do)’ (written by Janice Maynard)

Personnel involved in the recording of ‘Love Me (The Way You Used To Do)’ included the following:

Bobby Jarzombek (drums)
Jake Hooker (upright bass)
Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022) (guitars, fiddles)
Tommy Detamore (steel guitar)
Randy Reinhard (piano)
Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022) and Twyla Pearce Foreman (background vocals)

‘The Perfect Place’ (written by Bill Anderson and Jerry Salley)

Personnel involved in the recording of ‘The Perfect Place’ included the following:

Bobby Jarzombek (drums)
Jake Hooker (upright bass)
Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022) (guitars, fiddle)
Randy Reinhard (steel guitar)
Steve Maynard (piano)
Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022) and Melanie Maynard (background vocals)

‘This Is The End of My World’ (written by Janice Maynard and Bobby Flores)

Personnel involved in the recording of ‘This Is The End of My World’ included the following:

Bobby Jarzombek (drums)
Jake Hooker (upright bass)
Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022) (guitars, fiddle)
Randy Reinhard (steel guitar, piano)
Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022) and Twyla Pearce Foreman (background vocals)

‘Don’t Settle For A Spark’ (written by Janice Maynard)

Personnel involved in the recording of ‘Don’t Settle For A Spark’ included the following:

Bobby Jarzombek (drums)
Jake Hooker (upright bass)
Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022) and Bud Maynard (guitars)
Hank Singer (fiddle)
Randy Reinhard (piano)
Tommy Detamore (steel guitar)
Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022) and Twyla Pearce Foreman (background vocals)

Janice Maynard’s ‘I’ll Take My Chances’ (Yellow Rose Records, 2013), which was recorded and mixed at BAM Recording Studio in San Antonio, Texas was produced by Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022), with the exception of ‘Bright Lights & Country Music’ (track 1) and ‘Where is My Castle’ (track 8), which were produced by Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022) and Robert De La Garza.

At the time of the acquisition of this Gene Watson ‘Peer’s Quote’, in September 2013, Janice Maynard was performing all over the Lone Star State with her own band, Country Stardust.

With her husband, son and daughter included in the band, they exhibit some very unique family harmonies.  Janice Maynard’s son is their lead guitar player and two of Janice’s brothers-in-law, Jerry Maynard and Steve Maynard, lend their seasoned talents to the band as well.

Janice Maynard & Country Stardust have a lot to offer with five vocalists included in their group.  They are the upcoming premier traditional country dance band.

A Texas native, Janice Maynard is excited about her future in country music and is passionately dedicated to helping keep traditional country music alive.

On Wednesday 25 September 2013, Janice Maynard & Country Stardust appeared at The Broken Spoke, 3201 South Lamar Boulevard in Austin, Texas between 9:00pm and 12:00 midnight for the CD release party of Janice Maynard’s ‘I’ll Take My Chances’ (Yellow Rose Records, 2013).

Special guest, Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022), performed the new duet, ‘You’re What Makes The World Go Round’, which was written by Janice Maynard and Bobby Flores (Sunday 18 June 1961 – Thursday 23 June 2022), which was included on the album.

On the night, there was a drawing for the new CD and other items.

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