(2017/Watson) 13 tracks - digipac - This Gospel CD has been a special one for me. I really thought long and hard on which
songs I wanted to record, keeping in mind many of the songs that my family and I sang in our
little church with my parents leading us in song at the pulpit.
On the back of the CD cover,
you’ll see a photo of my parents and there’s also a photo of the actual Jesus Name Mission
church with 3 pastors from over 30 years there. There are a few new songs I just wanted to
include along with many classics you’ll know and I hope you enjoy my versions of those.
As we close out 2017, please know that I appreciate your
continued support for “real” country music. It’s your dedica-
tion to this music that will keep it alive and well.
and I are going to be traveling as much or more in 2018 so
we hope we’ll be near your town and you can come out and
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy
New Year (Gene Watson)
Artikeleigenschaften von Gene Watson: My Gospel Roots (CD)
A fully-fledged Texan, Gary Gene Watson was born in Palestine, Texas, on October 11, 1943, one of seven children of a sawmill worker and crop picker. He was raised in Paris, Texas, in a musical family and played his first professional gig at the age of 13. He quit school in the 9th grade to help support his family. In 1963, he moved to Houston, where he found daytime employment in car engine and bodywork repairs. During the evenings, his vocal style, with its slight nasal sound in the best country tradition, made him a very popular honky-tonk singer around the local clubs.
Gene Watson is sort of a itmus test o country fan-dom. To younger or casual fans, he is—at most—an old guy who used to have some hit records. Longtime hard-core country fans, however, revere Watson as one of the genre's truly golden voices, perhaps the best of Lefty Frizzell's many disciples. The man who enriched country music with such timeless classics as Paper Rosie, Nothing Sure Looked Good On You, Fourteen Carat Mind, The Old Man And His Horn and Farewell Party, has always had one of the warmest, most accessible voices in the country field. The one-time motor repairman, has been making music for close on 50 years, with an impressive 50 country chart hits to his credit, including 20 that have made the top ten. He still tours regularly across America and occasionally returns to the UK, where he is held in high esteem. (Alan Cackett)