Gene Watson Peer’s Quote from John Lomax III: November 2006

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 2006, 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 John Lomax III, which he submitted to this site on Friday 10 November 2006.

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

John Lomax III / Photograph courtesy of George Walker, Photo Journalist, The Tennessean

John Lomax III
This quote was submitted on Friday 10 November 2006.

‘I’ve been a big fan of Gene’s since I first heard him in 1975 on Resco Records, produced by Russ Reeder.

I worked with Cowboy Jack Clement (Sunday 5 April 1931 – Thursday 8 August 2013), whose then publishing company, Jack Music, published ‘Love In The Hot Afternoon‘, which was written by Kent Westberry and Vincent Wesley Matthews (1940 – Saturday 22 November 2003).

I’m also an old pal of Sarah Brosmer, and am excited that John Lytle is working to help bring Gene the recognition his talent merits.

In my view, Gene’s one of the finest pure country singers in the history of the genre’

Thank you, John Lomax III, for your support of Gene Watson.

About John Lomax III…

John Lomax III was raised in Texas and is the grandson of pioneering folklorist John Avery Lomax (23 September 1867 – Monday 26 January 1948).

John Lomax III has been a nationally published music journalist in the United States since 1967.

John Lomax III’s work has also been published in Europe, Asia and Australia.

John Lomax III is also the author of ‘Nashville: Music City USA’, which was published in 1986, and was the co-author of ‘The Country Music Book’, which was published in 1988.

Townes Van Zandt (Tuesday 7 March 1944 - Wednesday 1 January 1997)

John Lomax III is also an artist manager and has represented various country music artists, including Townes Van Zandt (Tuesday 7 March 1944 – Wednesday 1 January 1997), Steve Earle, The Cactus Brothers and The Dead Ringer Band.

John Lomax III’s son, John Nova Lomax, is the Music Editor of Houston Press, which is based in Houston, Texas.

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Houston Press is supported entirely by advertising revenue and is free to readers.  Houston Press draws a weekly readership of more than 300,000, verified by an independent media audit and referenced on its website at Houston Press

Houston Press can be found in restaurants, coffee houses and local retail stores.  New weekly editions of Houston Press are distributed on Thursdays.

John Lomax III’s Roots Music Exporters is based at 757 Brownlee Drive in Nashville.

Roots Music Exporters specialise in selling retail exclusives, hard-to-find, ‘indie’ label CDs, DVDs and vinyl to importers in Europe, Asia and Australia.  Roots Music Exporters have hundreds of items on offer and also search out any title provided minimum of 5 copies per title and 60 piece minimum per order are met.

Roots Music Exporters has been in business since 1996, but have become far more active since 2001.

Owner John Lomax III, former manager to Townes Van Zandt (Tuesday 7 March 1944 – Wednesday 1 January 1997), Steve Earle and Kasey Chambers, has numerous ‘inside’ music industry connections.  If you want great service, come to Roots Music Exporters, who specialise in finding the music their competition cannot.

On Wednesday 27 January 2021, it was announced that Roots Music Exporters, the company started by John Lomax III, would close on Sunday 31 January 2021, after 25 years in business.

John Lomax III / Photograph courtesy of George Walker, Photo Journalist, The Tennessean

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