NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music legend Gene Watson will perform in Tomball, Texas on June 4 for his first show since the COVID-19 pandemic halted the iconic singer’s touring schedule. On Friday, June 11, Watson will return to the Grand Ole Opry stage for the first time since being inducted in February 2020. Watson’s full list of tour dates below.
The Texas native was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry family February 7, 2020 by Opry member Steve Wariner. Watson, whose hits include “Fourteen Carat Mind” and “Farewell Party” have become country standards, made his Opry debut 55 years prior at age 21 on the Ryman stage.
“Being invited to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry is the highlight of my music career,” shared Watson. “When Vince Gill surprised me with the news, I was so shocked I don’t know how I was able to sing. As a kid, I used to sit by the radio with my family and listen to the Opry and now it’s my proud honor to be a member. Right after my induction, the world shut down from the pandemic so I haven’t been able to return but I can’t wait to sing on that hallowed stage again.”
GENE WATSON ON TOUR:
June 11 Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tenn.
June 11 Nashville Palace – Nashville, Tenn.
June 17 Arena Theatre – Houston, Texas
June 19 Azteca Event Hall – Amarillo, Texas
June 25 Childress Vineyards – Lexington, N.C.
July 2 Old Town Theatre – Huntsville, Texas
July 17 Mill Town Music Hall – Bremen, Ga.
July 23 Liberty Showcase Theatre – Liberty, N.C.
July 24 Liberty Showcase Theatre – Liberty, N.C.
Aug. 7 The Ritz Theatre – Wellington, Texas
Aug. 19 American Music Theatre – Lancaster, Pa.
Aug. 21 Walhalla Performing Arts Center – Walhalla, S.C.
Sept. 2 Dothan Opera House – Dothan, Ala.
Sept. 18 World Championship Rodeo Bullfight – Ardmore, Okla.
Sept. 25 Bare Bones BBQ – Gatesville, Texas
Oct. 3 Dosey Doe – The Woodlands, Texas
Oct. 9 Palace Theatre – Corsicana, Texas
Nov. 12 Wild Rose Casino – Emmetsburg, Iowa
Nov. 13 Sisseton Performing Arts Center – Sisseton, S.D.
Nov. 20 Kentucky Opry – Benton, Ky.
About Gene Watson:
From his chart-topping soulful gospel albums to his No. 1 country standards, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Gene Watson. As the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry, Watson has been thrilling audiences for more than 50 years. This masterful country stylist from Houston, Texas, known as “The Singer’s Singer,” has more than 75 charted titles, 23 Top 10 hits, six No. 1 country singles and five No. 1 gospel hits. Watson is also a member of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and the Houston, Texas Music Hall of Fame. Fans are still transfixed whenever Watson performs classics like “Farewell Party,” “Fourteen Carat Mind” or “Love in the Hot Afternoon.” A road warrior and considered one of the finest pure-country singers of his generation, Watson offers up one of the best traditional country shows in the business. For more information, visit GeneWatsonMusic.com.
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GENE WATSON MANAGEMENT CONTACT:
Sarah Brosmer / Sarah@lytlemgmt.com
GENE WATSON BOOKING CONTACT:
Rob Battle / RBattleArtist@gmail.com