“Pioneering independent” (Cowboys & Indians) Aaron Watson made his hometown arena headlining debut over the weekend, packing out The Taylor County Coliseum in Abilene, Texas with over 4,000 fans, friends, and family. The Abilene Christian University graduate played well over two hours with a set list ranging from “Off The Record,” his first hit in Texas that started it all, to his most current “Outta Style” and everything in between with the fans singing along the entire show. The memorable night included special guests and fellow Texas native artists Pat Green and Hunter Hutchinson. The milestone headlining moment was not lost on Watson, expressing his sincere gratitude via social media following the show.
“I have so many good memories at the Taylor County Expo Center, from the rodeos to seeing Kenny Chesney, The Beach Boys etc etc… but last night tops them all. Thank you all for packing the house! I love you Abilene!”
Aaron Watson wrapped 2017 with a Top 10 on the national radio charts with his self-penned “Outta Style.” At 50 weeks, the hit single shattered a Billboard record, marking the longest trek to the coveted spot in the history of their Country Airplay Chart. The Texas troubadour ended his banner year with his album Vaquero earning one of the 10 biggest album debuts of the year in country music and a number of “Best Album of 2017” nods, including Whiskey Riff and the No. 1 spot on Taste of Country’s year end list, proclaiming the project “a rich collection of cowboy poetry.” His latest single is also self-penned. “Run Wild Horses” “turns the heat way up,” according to Taste of Country, and has just hit country radio.
Watson continues his tour in support of Vaquero with a slew of 2018 dates, highlighted by a Texas Independence Day show in New York City (3/2) and Stagecoach in Indio (4/29). Full list of dates is below, tickets and information available at AaronWatson.com.
ABOUT AARON WATSON: Aaron Watson continues to dominate as a true independent in the country music arena. Watson’s newest release and highly-anticipated album Vaquero launched into the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart with his biggest career sales debut to date, and at #2 on the Top Country Albums chart. Texas Monthly, Billboard, Rolling Stone Country, Noisey, CMT, The Boot and more have all featured the new music. Vaquero is the follow up to his history-making album The Underdog, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, making him the first-ever independent, male country artist to debut in the coveted top spot. The album features lead single “Outta Style,” his record-breaking Top 10 hit on country music’s national radio airplay charts. His new single, “Run Wild Horses” has just hit country radio. Watson’s rise has been paved by years of hard work and perseverance. Eighteen years later, over a dozen recorded albums and more than 2,500 shows in the U.S. and Europe, the Texas native is determined to stay true to his roots and deliver music directly to his fans. Watson shared his journey with fans via a video that has racked up over 7.2 Million views and 50,000 shares, proving his phenomenal connection to fans, watch HERE.http://www.countryschatter.com/2018/01/aaron-watson-makes-hometown-arena-headlining-debut/Concert InfoPress Releaseaaron Watson,Cowboys & Indians,facebook,Kenny Chesney,Outta Style,taste of country,Taylor County Expo Center,the Beach Boys,Twitter,Whiskey Riff