Posts Tagged ‘country family reunion’

January 2013 Gene Watson World

Hi Friends –    Been up in Nashville this week finding out what the word winter means.  We don’t get it quite that cold in Houston.  But just like life , we have to have the lows to fully appreciate the good times and good weather.   I sure did enjoy singing on the Eddie Stubbs tribute this week.  Loved hearing all the great talent and catching up backstage with folks I don’t usually get to spend much time with. Enjoyed visiting a long time with Ray Price and with Ricky Skaggs and Duane Allen.  Also talked with Josh Turner, Ronnie Bowman, Jean Shepherd, Shawn Camp, Bill Anderson, Cheryl and Buck White, Bill Cody and all the great musicians that were led by Jimmy Capps and his lovely wife, Michele (who sang harmony ).

Now about to get on the Country Family Reunion cruise and head to the Western Caribbean!  Please don’t let there be any cold weather there. We stop in Belize and Cozumel.  Oddly enough my cousin, Drop, and his wife are on another cruise but will be in Cozumel at the exact same time so I hope to meet up for lunch with them.  Drop is a great guitar player and was in my band for awhile, then had his own band and now is back helping me out on the road.  If you see him at the show, be sure to say hello to him.    Rhonda Vincent and I are going to do a couple of duets on the cruise (see photo below ) .  Rhonda’s such a character – no telling what she’ll do on this show. Not to mention what a great vocalist she is.  I have to stay on my toes to keep up with her.

I was just talking to someone about these huge cruise ships. They’re like a floating city with a “main street” and shops on both sides of the “street”.  They’ve got little cafes and a pub.  Then there’s a library, a casino, a full spa and a variety of  clubs for all types of musical tastes.  Our group will take over the big theater for our shows.  If you’re not able to make it on this one, I’ll take a lot of pictures for the newsletter which my office tells me should be go out around the first of February.

Stay in touch and I’ll be back here after the cruise with some cruise stories and photos.    Til then,  Genegene - rhonda photo credit -Micah Henry, The Taylorsville Times

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Gene Watson Newsletter for November-December 2012

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!      Just click the link below to read the latest news on Gene Watson!

GW FINAL Newsletter Nov Dec 2012

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Gene Celebrates His Birthday at Country Family Reunion

Hi Friends,   I’m taking a short break from the taping at Country Family Reunion to write to you.  We’re doing an “Opry Tribute” theme and I know you’re going to love it.   It happens to be my birthday and everyone here surprised me with a big cake!  You haven’t celebrated til you’ve had T. Graham Brown, Jeannie Seely, Riders In the Sky, John Conlee, Jim Ed Brown, Jean Shepherd and so many more all sing “Happy Birthday” to you.  Thank you Larry Black and all the good people at Country Family Reunion for making my birthday extra special.  Sure was a surprise to me!    I also want to thank all of my great fans that sent me birthday cards and other fun things. I really appreciate that.  Every year it means more and more to me .   Thanks to Sean Brady for all he does and to Sally Bedow for her help and to Raymond Glenn in Ireland for starting the forum.   All of you are a great blessing to me.   Sorry I have to make this short, gotta run back and tape some more . I’m singing two songs on the show today!    Better get back to it but thank you again for making my birthday extra special!     Gene

Blowing out the candles. Is the cake on fire??

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Gene Watson on the Grand Ole Opry and Country Family Reunion

Hi Friends, I’m in Nashville this week to do some business as well as perform on the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday night (October 9th).  I sure hope if you’re anywhere nearby you can come on out to the Opry house and see the show. Going to be fun with some great acts like Ms. Connie Smith, Pam Tillis, Aaron Tippin and more.  On Thursday I’ll be taping a brand new version of Country Family Reunion and I was told the “theme” for this show will be stories about the Opry.  I always look forward to those shows since I get to visit with so many old friends and hear some really funny stories.  Not to mention hearing my favorite kind of music – real, honest to goodness country.   I’m sure all the other artists are as thankful as I am that Mr. Larry Black has continued to bring fans of country music these great shows.  I don’t know yet when this one we’re taping Thursday will air  on RFD-TV,  but I’ll be sure to ask when I’m there and I”ll let you know what I find out.    One thing I do know, it sure turned cold on us.  It’s chilly up here in Nashville!  But I don’t mind that actually and I hope wherever you are, the weather is good for you.   Stay in touch.  Email me at  .  Take care, Gene

Backstage at a Country Family Reunion taping with Vince Gill, T.Graham Brown and Con Hunley

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 Series to Include Performances by Gene Watson and Moe Bandy!

Cast members Larry Black, Nadine, The Sheriff and Keith to Appear Separately at Various Shows

Nashville, TN (August 20, 2012) – Larry Black, host and creator of TV’s programs “Larry’s Country Diner” and “Country’s Family Reunion” is pleased to announce he, along with cast members of the hit TV shows, will hit the road for a series of appearances to be held throughout September and October at The Starlite Theatre (located at 3115 W. Hwy 76) in Branson, MO.   For TICKETS , call  866-991-8445  or check out website    You don’t want to miss this show!!!

The series will kick off September 4 – 6 with Gene Watson and Moe Bandy, followed by Jimmy Fortune with award-winning bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent on September 7 and 8.  These announced shows will be emceed by lovable host Larry Black. The series will continue through October 21 with additional acts and cast members to be announced in coming weeks.

Black’s highly popular shows, which air weekly on RFD-TV, pull an estimated 1.4 million viewers each and every month and continue to grow in popularity, giving rise to a successful line of “Larry’s Country Diner” merchandise and an annual cruise that has sold out for the second consecutive year.   For more information on“Larry’s Country Diner,” or “Country’s Family Reunion,” please visit or

Gene Watson , known as the “Singer’s Singer”  is most famous for his hits “Love in the Hot Afternoon,” “Fourteen Carat Mind” and his signature song “Farewell Party.” He has amassed six number one hits, twenty-three top tens and over 75 charted singles in his stellar career.

Moe Bandy is a Branson favorite known for such hits as “Bandy the Rodeo Clown,” “It’s A Cheating Situation” and “Barstool Mountain.” Moe has had ten number one hits, forty top ten and sixty-six chart hits along with five Gold Albums, ACM Song of the Year, and ACM and CMA Duet of the Year.

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