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 Mandy Heinemann, which she submitted to this site on Tuesday 16 July 2013.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to Mandy Heinemann who made a special contribution to this unique part of this online ‘celebration of a Lone Star Hero’.
This quote was submitted on Tuesday 16 July 2013.
‘Wow! What an honour to be considered a ‘Peer’ of the great Gene Watson!
I have a great deal of passion and respect for real country music.
True country music is meant to be heartfelt and honest.
Gene Watson is a perfect example of this.
His voice is distinct, perfect and has a way of warming your very soul.
The only thing better than listening to a Gene Watson album is attending a live performance.
His simple smooth delivery of a song is even more impressive in person.
In this world full of technology, this man needs no electronic help!’
Thank you, Mandy Heinemann, for your support of Gene Watson.
About Mandy Heinemann…
Mandy Heinemann was born and raised in rural southern Illinois and was surrounded by great country music.
Starting at the age of six years old, Mandy Heinemann began to get involved in school productions where she captured the hearts of many.
Mandy Heinemann’s country music influences have always included Connie Smith, Loretta Lynn (Thursday 14 April 1932 – Tuesday 4 October 2022), Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 – Monday 16 December 2013), Lynn Anderson (Friday 26 September 1947 – Thursday 30 July 2015) and Faron Young (Thursday 25 February 1932 – Tuesday 10 December 1996), as well as country music artists such as Miranda Lambert, Sugarland and Little Big Town.
The honky tonk sound of the fiddle and steel is at the very root of Mandy Heinemann’s style.
On Saturday 9 February 2013, Mandy Heinemann saw the release of her debut album, ‘The Real Me’ (Right Side Up Records, 2013) and she has since gained fans, not only in the United States, but also in Ireland, The Netherlands and Sweden.
In May 2013, Duncan Warwick, editor of Country Music People Magazine gave ‘The Real Me’ (Right Side Up Records, 2013) 3½ stars out of 5 stars, and noted that he ‘expected ‘You Don’t Love Me Anymore’ to be the Eddie Rabbitt (Thursday 27 November 1941 – Thursday 7 May 1998) hit. It isn’t, it’s way better than that (and I like Eddie Rabbitt a lot). Performed as a duet with Mel Besher, it is the highlight of the record’.
Mandy Heinemann’s debut album, ‘The Real Me’ (Right Side Up Records, 2013), included the following tracks:
‘Midnight Girl / Sunset Town’ (written by Don Schlitz) / the original version of this track was recorded by Sweethearts of The Rodeo (Kristine Arnold and Janis Oliver), who included it on ‘Sweethearts of The Rodeo’ (Columbia Records, 1986)
‘Beneath Still Waters’, which was written by Dallas Frazier (Friday 27 October 1939 – Friday 14 January 2022) / the original version of this track was recorded by George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 – Friday 26 April 2013), who included it on ‘My Country’ (Musicor Records, 1968)
• this track was also recorded by Emmylou Harris, who included it on ‘Blue Kentucky Girl’ (Warner Bros. Records, 1979); Emmylou Harris’ version of the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in May 1980
‘Hillbilly Girl With The Blues’ (written by Lacy J. Dalton) / the original version of this track was recorded by Lacy J. Dalton, who included it on ‘Hard Times’ (Columbia Records, 1980); the track reached No.8 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1980
‘Real Live Woman’ (written by Bobbie Cryner) / the original version of this track was recorded by Trisha Yearwood, who included it on ‘Real Live Woman’ (MCA Records, 2000); the track reached No.16 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 2000, and No.81 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 2000
‘Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good’ (written by Dave Hanner) / the original version of this track was recorded by Don Williams (Saturday 27 May 1939 – Friday 8 September 2017), who included it on ‘Especially For You’ (MCA Records, 1981); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in February / March 1982
‘I’m Over You’ (written by Tim Nichols and Zack Turner) / the original version of this track was recorded by Keith Whitley (Thursday 1 July 1954 – Tuesday 9 May 1989), who included it on ‘I Wonder Do You Think of Me’ (RCA Records, 1989); the track reached No.3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1990
Mandy Heinemann’s debut album, ‘The Real Me’ (Right Side Up Records, 2013), also included ‘You Don’t Love Me Anymore’ (a duet with Mel Besher) and ‘Bound For Tennessee’, both of which were written by Patricia Taylor.
At the time of the acquisition of this Gene Watson ‘Peer’s Quote’, in July 2013, Mandy Heinemann was in high demand for many different types of events, including wedding ceremonies and receptions, as well as corporate parties, fairs and festivals.
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