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 2007, 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 Mike Headrick, which he submitted to this site on Saturday 24 November 2007.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to Mike Headrick who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online ‘celebration of a Lone Star Hero’.
This quote was submitted on Saturday 24 November 2007.
‘I don’t know of any artist in country music history with a better voice, or anyone who has more ability to capture the soul of a song and transform it into a timeless masterpiece.
It doesn’t matter what the rest of the modern, money-driven music world does or what direction it may take, it can’t undo what Gene Watson has done for country music out of pure love’
Thank you, Mike Headrick, for your support of Gene Watson.
Mike Headrick, along with his wife Terri, owns and operates Country Discovery Records, Mikron Recording and Sand Mountain Music from a base in South Pittsburg in Tennessee. Mike Headrick produces all the records on the Country Discovery Records label and plays various instruments on most of them.
In 1976, Mike Headrick established Tunesmith Music and Mikron Recording and, although he is known primarily for his pedal steel guitar playing, Mike is also proficient on eight other instruments as well.
Mike Headrick is also a prolific songwriter and has had a number of his compositions recorded by an array of artists; Mike has also won numerous awards for his production work, song-writing and instrumental skills.
Country Discovery Records has also won various ‘Independent Label of the Year’ Awards on a number of occasions and is renowned for its stand on keeping real country music alive and bringing authentic, meaningful country music back to the forefront of the genre.
Through the years, Mike Headrick has recorded, produced or played music with a number of country music artists, including the following impressive line-up:
• Judy Bailey
• Louise Mandrell
• Jerry Lee Lewis (Sunday 29 September 1935 – Friday 28 October 2022)
• Don King
• Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 – Wednesday 26 January 2011)
• Ernie Ashworth (Saturday 15 December 1928 – Monday 2 March 2009)
• Billy Walker (Monday 14 January 1929 – Sunday 21 May 2006)
• Marsha Britton
• Earl Thomas Conley (Friday 17 October 1941 – Wednesday 10 April 2019)
• Narvel Felts
• Benny Berry
• Billy Joe Royal (Friday 3 April 1942 – Tuesday 6 October 2015)
• Leona Williams
• Jacob Lyda
• Carlene Carter
• Jeannie Seely
• Shane Worley
• Keith Harling
• Eric Heatherly
• Tony Martin
• Lawrence Reynolds
• Ferlin Husky (Thursday 3 December 1925 – Thursday 17 March 2011)
• Visit Mike Headrick’s official site at mikeheadrick.com