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Gene Watson Biography
Gene Watson is sort of a litmus test of 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. Despite health scares over the past few years, he still tours regularly across America and occasionally returns to the UK, where he is held in high esteem.