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 2005, 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 Tommy Cash, which he submitted to this site on Saturday 23 April 2005.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to Tommy Cash 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 23 April 2005.
‘Gene Watson is a friend of mine and I think he is one of the top three best singers in country music.
May I wish Gene Watson all the very best with his fan-based website’
Thank you, Tommy Cash, for your support of Gene Watson.
About Tommy Cash…
Tommy Cash was born in Arkansas in 1940 (one of seven children in his family), eight years after his brother, Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 – Friday 12 September 2003).
Tommy Cash formed his first band in high school and enlisted in the United States Army after graduation.
Tommy Cash also became a deejay for American Forces Radio Network.
After the Army, Tommy Cash played with Hank Williams Jr., and later gained a record deal from Musicor Records in 1965.
Kitty Wells (Saturday 30 August 1919 – Monday 16 July 2012) recorded Tommy Cash’s ‘You Don’t Hear’ (co-written with Jerry Huffman) and included the track on ‘Burning Memories’ (Decca Records, 1965).
In 1966, Tommy Cash joined United Artists Records and just missed the Billboard country music Top 40 singles chart in 1968 with ‘The Sounds of Goodbye’, which reached No.41.
In late 1969, while recording for Epic Records, Tommy Cash achieved his biggest hit single; ‘Six White Horses’ (written by Larry Murray), which reached No.4 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1969, No.79 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1970, and No. 72 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles Chart in 1972, was subsequently included on ‘Six White Horses’ (Epic Records, 1970).
In 1970, Tommy Cash enjoyed two hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart, both of which were recorded for Epic Records; ‘One Song Away’ (written by Don Reid) (No.9, 1970) and ‘Rise & Shine’, which was written by Carl Perkins (Saturday 9 April 1932 – Monday 19 January 1998) (No.9, 1970), both of which were included on ‘Rise & Shine’ (Epic Records, 1970).
It was also at this time that Tommy Cash enjoyed a Billboard Top 20 country music hit with ‘I Recall A Gypsy Woman’ (written by Bob McDill and Allen Reynolds).
Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 – Friday 12 September 2003) recorded Tommy Cash’s ‘That Christmas Feeling’, which was co-written with Jimmy Peppers (passed away on Monday 18 February 2019), and included the track on ‘The Family Christmas’ (Columbia Records, 1972).
Mel Street (Saturday 21 October 1933 – Saturday 21 October 1978) recorded Tommy Cash’s’ ‘Listen’, which was co-written with Jimmy Peppers (passed away on Monday 18 February 2019), and included the track on ‘The Town Where You Live’ (Metrologic Records, 1973).
Johnny Russell (Tuesday 23 January 1940 – Tuesday 3 July 2001) recorded Tommy Cash’s ‘Some Kind of Woman’, which was co-written with Jimmy Peppers (passed away on Monday 18 February 2019), and included the track on ‘She’s In Love With A Rodeo Man’ (RCA Records, 1974).
In 1974, Stan Hitchcock (Saturday 21 March 1936 – Wednesday 4 January 2023) recorded Tommy Cash’s ‘I’m Free’, which was co-written with Jimmy Peppers (passed away on Monday 18 February 2019); the track, which was released as a non-album single on Cinnamon Records, reached No.80 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1974.
Loretta Lynn (Thursday 14 April 1932 – Tuesday 4 October 2022) & Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 – Saturday 5 June 1993) recorded Tommy Cash’s ‘Some Kind of A Woman’, which was co-written with Jimmy Peppers (passed away on Monday 18 February 2019), and included the track on saw the release of ‘Feelins’ (MCA Records, 1975).
For many years, Tommy Cash was a very much sought after guest on NBC, ABC, CBS and TNN (The Nashville Network) and had his videos played on Country Music Television (CMT) and on The Nashville Network (TNN).
Box Office receipts made Tommy Cash a true worldwide star. Audiences from all over the globe know that when Tommy Cash is performing, they will get their money’s worth.
Tommy Cash’s show include his hit songs, along with engaging conversation, wit and charm.
Tommy Cash has entertained at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Branson Theatres, American military bases, Las Vegas and concerts on every continent.
Tommy Cash is also an avid golfer and competes in various pro-celebrity golf tournaments each year; he also plays basketball.
Tommy Cash has a background in broadcasting and his great voice has been heard commercially for many clients, including Pepsi, Burger King, Dial Finance, GM, Beechnut, Santa Fe Railroad, Sunoco, Amdro and Harrah’s Casinos.
Tommy Cash recorded ‘Too Little Too Late’, which was written by Ray Griff (Monday 22 April 1940 – Wednesday 9 March 2016) and Tommy Rocco, and included the track on ’25th Anniversary Album’ (Playback Records, 1990).
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