This masterful country stylist from Houston, Texas has been thrilling audiences for more than 50 years. Gene Watson’s tally of 75 charted titles, 23 Top 10 hits, six No. 1 country records and three No. 1 gospel hits has led to membership in the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and the Houston, TX Music Hall of Fame. Radio listeners are still transfixed whenever classics like “Farewell Party,” “Fourteen Carat Mind” or “Love in the Hot Afternoon” are played. Considered one of the finest pure-country singers of his generation and known as “The Singer’s Singer”, Watson offers up one of the best traditional country shows in the business. In 2017, Watson released My Gospel Roots, which featured the No. 1 Cashbox Country Christian and Christian Servant Chart single “Old Roman Soldier.”
The Grand Ole Opry honors member and legendary vocalist Gene Watson, celebrating his 60 years in the music business. During a performance on Friday, April 8, Dan Rogers, Vice President / Executive Producer, Grand Ole Opry, presented Watson with the plaque after his show-stopping rendition of his octave-jumping "Farewell Party" to commemorate his six decades as an artist, receiving a standing ovation from the packed Opry House audience.
Celebrating 60 years in the music business hasn't slowed down legendary vocalist Gene Watson, who just announced his new album, Outside the Box, due out in fall of this year. The Grand Ole Opry member has also added more dates to his 60th Anniversary Tour. See full list of tour dates below and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
2022 marks 60 years since country music legend Gene Watson released his first single to radio. To celebrate, the iconic vocalist is embarking on his 60th Anniversary Tour, which kicked off January 1 in Florida and will take Watson across the country. Watson's single "If It's That Easy" was released to radio in 1962 via Sun Valley Records. Since then, the 'singer's singer' has charted 75 titles including 23 Top 10 hits, six No. 1 country singles and five No. 1 gospel records. The Texas native continues to perform to sold-out crowds, singing in the same key as he did more than five decades ago and thrilling fans with his famous octave jumping ending to "Farewell Party" night after night.
Country music legend Gene Watson has rescheduled several tour dates due to a band member testing positive for COVID-19. Watson and his band members will be on self-imposed quarantine for the next 14 days.
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.
Gene Watson Reflects on Vince Gill’s Surprise Invitation to Join the Grand Ole Opry Ahead of One Year Anniversary
It’ll be one year this Sunday, Jan. 17, since country music legend and celebrated vocalist, Gene Watson, received the invitation of a lifetime: to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry.