New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
As summer comes to a close, country music star Gene Watson begins gearing up for his national fall tour. The legendary performer is heading out on the road to bring his unique brand of country to his legions of fans.
Watson's career began in 1974, when Capitol Records picked up distribution rights for his song, "Love in the Hot Afternoon." This hit song kicked off a career that has lasted for over 50 years. Having never intended to pursue music, Watson often refers to his consistent success in the music industry as "an accidental career."
"I've been at the top and I've been just as low as you can go." Says Watson, "All that in between in my many years in this business has made me appreciate the fans all the more. Those are the folks who come out to hear the music and make it possible for singers like me to continue making the kind of country music we love - real country!"
Watson's career comprises six No. 1 hit singles, 23 Top 10 hit singles, and more than 75 charted singles. Known as "the singer's singer," Watson continue s to tour extensively, and his voice only gets better with the years. His rich voice conveys the deep musical history of both his music and the genre he represents, and even today, he still boasts a multi-octave range, a voice he most recently highlighted in the album My Heroes Have Always Been Country. The 2014 release comprises 11 covers of songs that Watson calls some of his favorite country songs, including "Here Comes My Baby Again," "Count Me Out" and the Merle Haggard classic, "It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad)."
Gene Watson's Tour Dates
Aug. 29-30, 2015 - Sandstone, MN - Midwest Country Theater
Sept. 2-3, 2015 - Shipshewana, IN - Bluegate Theater
Sept. 11, 2015 - Knob Lick, MO - Nelson's Music
Sept. 12, 2015 - Renfro Valley, KY - Renfro Valley Entertainment New Barn
Sept. 24-25, 2015 - Branson, MO - Starlite Theatre
Sept. 26, 2015 - Buffalo, TX - Leon County Expo Center
Sept. 29, 2015 - Paris, TX - Red River Valley Fair
Oct. 3, 2015 - Jim Thorpe, PA - Penn's Peak
Oct. 4 2015 - Columbia Falls, ME - Balsam Valley Amphitheater
Oct. 9-10, 2015 - Benton, KY - Kentucky Opry
Oct. 17, 2015 - Dublin, GA - Dublin Theatre
Oct. 20-22, 2015 - Branson, MO - Starlite Theatre
Oct. 24, 2015 - Hiawassee, GA - Anderson Music
Nov. 6, 2015 - Pigeon Forge, TN - Country Tonite Theater
Nov. 7, 2015 - Liberty, NC - Liberty
Nov. 8, 2015 -Fishersville, VA - Expoland / Expo Hall
Nov. 13, 2015 - Alvin, TX - The Garage Bar & Grill
Nov. 14, 2015 - Lovelady, TX - Old Lovelady Gym
Nov. 21, 2015 - Newberry, SC - Opera House
Dec. 3-6, 2015 - Branson, MO - Starlite Theatre
Jan. 09, 2016 - Hinton, OK - Sugar Creek Casino
Jan. 16-17, 2016 - Weirsdale, FL - Orange
Jan. 31 - Feb. 7, 2016 - Country's Family Reunion Cruise
March 4, 2016 - Bremen, GA - Milltown Music
March 5, 2016 - Fulton, MS - Ittawamba Community College Festival
March 7, 2016 - Plant City, FL - Strawberry Festival
March 11, 2016 - Clinton, Iowa - Wild Rose Casino
March 12, 2016 - Effingham, IL - PAC (w/ Rhonda Vincent)
March 18-19, 2016 - Scottsburg, IN - Ross Country Jamboree
March 26, 2016 - Arlington, TX - Arlington Music
April 29, 2016 - Lincolnton, GA - Little
Roy & Lizzie
April 30, 2016 - Winchester, OH - Big Red Barn Convention Center
May 14-15, 2016 - Henrico, VA - Old Dominion
June 3, 2016 - Cherokee, NC - Cherokee Bluegrass Festival
June 24, 2016 - Chipley, FL - Panhandle Watermelon Festival
Sept. 2 -3, 2016 - Shipshewana, IN - Bluegate Theater
Sept. 17-18, 2016 - Tightwad/Clinton, MO - Truman Lake Opry
Sept. 23, 2016 - Outer Banks, NC - Bluegrass Festival
Watson is represented by Sarah
Brosmer, at Lytle Management.
About Gene Watson
The Singer's Singer, Gene Watson is one of country music's most beloved stars. The voice behind at least thirty chart-topping hits, Watson rocketed to fame with "Love in the Hot Afternoon." Other hit singles followed, including "Fourteen Carat Mind" and "Farewell Party," which quickly became his signature hit. Over a career spanning more than 50 years, Watson landed some 75 singles on the charts, produced 35 albums, and toured the world. With his most recent album, My Heroes Have Always Been Country, Watson reached 48 on the charts, proving yet again why he is one of the most enduring names in country music.