Gene Watson Peer’s Quote from Kenyon Lockry: August 2017

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 2017, 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 Kenyon Lockry, which he submitted to this site on Tuesday 15 August 2017.

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

Kenyon Lockry

Kenyon Lockry
This quote was submitted on Tuesday 15 August 2017.

‘Gene Watson sounds like Texas.

Driving down 35 listening to Bob Wills (Monday 6 March 1905 – Tuesday 13 May 1975) is always a great idea; listening to Mr. Watson has the same effect on me.

He’s the real deal.

Of course, you don’t need me to say that; millions of fans already have!’

Thank you, Kenyon Lockry, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Kenyon Lockry…

Kenyon Lockry

Kenyon Lockry was, in January 2006, surprised to learn that a five song demo he had recorded in Nashville, made its way into the hands of country music legend, Mel Tillis (Monday 8 August 1932 – Sunday 19 November 2017), who immediately wanted to meet Kenyon.

Mel Tillis (Monday 8 August 1932 – Sunday 19 November 2017) invited Kenyon Lockry to stay on his farm outside Nashville and to help introduce him to the ‘right people’.

Mel Tillis (Monday 8 August 1932 – Sunday 19 November 2017) also signed Kenyon Lockry to a management deal.

For the next five to six years, Kenyon Lockry recorded three albums and toured widely throughout the United States.

Touring with Mel Tillis (Monday 8 August 1932 – Sunday 19 November 2017) brought Kenyon Lockry to the top of the world for a country singer, gracing the hallowed stage of The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

Kenyon Lockry stated, ‘I can’t begin to list all that Mel has taught me about showmanship, songwriting, singing, and the music itself.  I can’t thank Mel enough’.

Kenyon Lockry: 'It's About That Time' (Kenyon Lockry Music, 2012)

On Friday 9 March 2012, Kenyon Lockry saw the release of his debut album, ‘It’s About That Time’ (Kenyon Lockry Music, 2012), which was produced by Jamie Carter, and included the following tracks:

‘Honky Tonk Til’ I’m Over You’
‘I Didn’t Grow Up Pickin’ Cotton’
‘Pickin’ Up My Pride’
‘My Lil’ Fiance’
‘Let’s Write Ourselves A Love Song’
‘Tossin’ & Turnin’ For You’
‘Lovin’s What I Do Best’
‘Baby I’m Sorry Too’
‘Follow His Light & Be Redeemed’
‘It’s About That Time’

Kenyon Lockry: 'Family Man' (Kenyon Lockry Music, 2016)

On Saturday 6 February 2016, Kenyon Lockry saw the release of ‘Family Man’ (Kenyon Lockry Music, 2016), which included the following tracks:

‘Big Stock In Small Talk’
‘Somehow, Someone’
‘Finger Lickin’ Good Cookin’
‘On My Way’
‘Sweet Lil’ Nora June’
‘Lil’ Kenyon’
‘Let Your Worries Blow Away In The Wind’
‘We’ve Got A Good Thing’
 / this track was a duet with Jenni
‘Minutes Pass’

Kenyon Lockry’s ‘Family Man’ (Kenyon Lockry Music, 2016) was considered to be ‘a concept album which touches on the phase of life Kenyon is enjoying now’; with gentlemanly, sunbeam-strobed home-folk bounce, Kenyon shares his world and the cherished ones populating it.  An unhurried, loose-limbed family album of universal import’.

Kenyon Lockry has performed with or opened for a number of country music artists, including the following:

Dolly Parton
Randy Travis
Toby Keith (Saturday 8 July 1961 – Monday 5 February 2024)
Duane Eddy (Tuesday 26 April 1938 – Tuesday 30 April 2024)
Marty Stuart
Connie Smith
Charlie Daniels (Wednesday 28 October 1936 – Monday 6 July 2020)
Clint Black
Radney Foster
Ira Dean
Heidi Newfield
Pam Tillis
Vince Gill
Rodney Atkins
Crystal Gayle
Tanya Tucker
Jake Owens
Chris Cagle
The Oak Ridge Boys
Tracy Lawrence
Neal McCoy
Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers
Roy Linwood Clark (Saturday 15 April 1933 – Thursday 15 November 2018)
The Kentucky Headhunters
Craig Morgan
Jamey Johnson
The Band Perry
• Bobby Bare
Little Jimmy Dickens (Sunday 19 December 1920 – Friday 2 January 2015)
Ricky Skaggs
The Quebe Sisters
Doug Kershaw
BJ Thomas (Friday 7 August 1942 – Saturday 29 May 2021)
Billy Joe Royal (Friday 3 April 1942 – Tuesday 6 October 2015)
Moe Bandy
Boots Randolph
T.G. Sheppard

Kenyon Lockry: 'Honky Tonk Noir' (Kenyon Lockry Music, 2018)

In 2018, Kenyon Lockry saw the release of ‘Honky Tonk Noir’ (Kenyon Lockry Music, 2018), which included the following tracks:

‘Honky Tonk Honey’
‘Five Feet of Lovin’
‘Baby Ain’t A Lady Tonight’
‘Touch of Red’
‘Tongue, What Am I Gonna Do with You?’
‘I’ll Show Me’
‘Perfect World’ (written by James Intveld)
‘Turn The Hurt Up’
‘Honky Tonk Noir’

Kenyon Lockry

• Kenyon Lockry