Gene Watson blends traditional, organic country that purists long for in his new album, Real.Country.Music., available for preorder now and digital retailers February 26. After five decades in the music business and more than 75 charting singles, Watson continues to deliver an authentic, soulful album with Real.Country.Music.
“It’s exactly what we titled the album. These are songs that still have fiddle, steel guitar and, quite honestly, soul,” Watson said. “I’m not one to bash what those younger artists are doing, but I can tell you a lot of what you hear nowadays isn’t country. This is Real.Country.Music”
Real.Country.Music. is Watson’s 33rd studio album, which includes a gospel rendition of “Help Me,” a song penned by Larry Gatlin and recorded by Elvis Presley. “Enough For You,” written by Kris Kristofferson, and “When A Man Can’t Get A Woman Off His Mind” a co-write by Bill Anderson and Sharon Vaughn, showcases Watson’s powerful voice and multi-octave range. The 13-track album exemplifies Watson’s ability to sing some of the most challenging songs with an ease that comes from pure, natural talent as well as many years performing onstage.
Considered one of the finest pure-country singers of his generation and known as “The Singer’s Singer,” Watson offers one of the best traditional country shows in the business when he’s on tour and still sings in the same key as 30 years ago. Fans are still transfixed whenever classics like “Love in the Hot Afternoon,” “Farewell Party” or “Fourteen Carat Mind” are played.
REAL.COUNTRY.MUSIC. TRACK LISTING:
1. “Enough For You” (Kris Kristofferson)
2. “When A Man Can’t Get A Woman Off His Mind” (Bill Anderson/Sharon Vaughn)
3. “Help Me” (Larry Gatlin)
4. “Couldn’t Love Have Picked A Better Place To Die” (Bucky Jones/Curly Putman)
5. “A Girl I Used To Know” (David Ball)
6. “Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall” (Larry Gatlin)
7. “Ramblin Rose” (Joe Sherman/Noel Sherman)
8. “A Bridge That Just Won’t Burn” (Jim McBride/Roger Murrah)
9. “Ashes To Ashes” (Joe Chambers/Larry Jenkins/Mark Sherrill)
10. “Old Loves Never Die” (Dave Kirby/Warren Rob)
11. “She Never Got Me Over You” (Hank Cochran/Dean Dillon/Keith Whitley)
12. “All My Tomorrows” (Nat Stuckey)
13. “I’ll Find It Where I Can” (Michael Clark/Zack Van Arsdale)
Be sure to follow Gene Watson on Facebook or visit GeneWatsonMusic.com to order Real.Country.Music and purchase tickets to upcoming shows. To book Watson, contact Rob Battle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GENE WATSON ON TOUR:
March 04 Mill Town Music Hall – Bremen,Ga.
March 05 Itawamba Community College – Fulton, Miss.
March 07 Strawberry Festival – Plant City, Fla.
March 11 Bear Creek Memories Dinner Theatre – Celina, Ohio.
March 12 Effingham Performing Arts Center – Effingham, Ill.
March 18-19 Ross Country Jamboree – New Washington, Ind.
March 25 DoesyDoe – The Woolands, Texas.
March 26 Arlington Music Hall – Arlington, Texas
April 09 Coupland Dance Hall – Coupland, Texas
April 15 Wild Rose Casino & Resorts- Clinton, Iowa
April 16 Wild Rose Casino – Emmetsburg. Iowa
April 17 Sisseton Performing Arts Center – Sisseton, S.D.
April 22 Starlite Theatre – Branson, Mo.
April 23 Starlite Theatre – Branson, Mo.
April 29 Little Roy and Lizzy Music Festival – Lincolnton, Ga.
April 30 Red Barn Convention Center – Winchester, Ohio.
May 04 Starlite Theatre – Branson, Mo.
May 14 Old Dominion Barn Dance at the Henrico Theatre – Highland Springs, Va.
May 15 Old Dominion Barn Dance at the Henrico Theatre – Highland Springs, Va.
June 03 Cherokee Bluegrass Festival – Cherokee, N.C.
June 17 Freiheit Country Store – New Braunfels, Texas
June 18 Southern Junction – Rockwall, Texas
June 24 Panhandle Watermelon Festival – Chipley, Fla.
July 02 Gilley’s Choctaw Casino – Durant, Okla.
Sept. 02 Blue Gate Theater – Shipshewana, Ind.
Sept. 03 Blue Gate Theater – Shipshewana, Ind.
Sept. 10 Renfro Valley Entertainment Center New Barn- Renfro Valley, Ky.
Sept. 17 Truman Lake Opry – Tightwad, Mo.
Sept. 18 Truman Lake Opry – Tightwad, Mo.
Sept. 20 Starlite Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Sept. 23 Bluegrass Island Festival- Manteo, N.C.
Sept. 24 Liberty Showcase – Liberty, N.C.
Oct. 01 Prairie Knights Casino – Fort Yates, S.Dak.
Oct. 02 Midwest Country Theatre – Sandstone, Minn.
Oct. 15 Texas Opry – Weatherford, Texas.
Oct. 26 Starlite Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Oct. 27 Starlite Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Oct. 28 Starlite Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 05 Meramac Music Theater – Steelville, Mo.
Nov. 12 Music City Texas Theatre – Kinden, Texas
Dec. 01 Starlite Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Dec. 02 Starlite Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Dec. 03 Starlite Theatre – Branson, Mo.
ABOUT GENE WATSON: 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 and six number-one records 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. For more information about Gene Watson, visit GeneWatsonMusic.com.https://www.countryschatter.com/2016/01/gene-watson-delivers-real-country-music-in-new-album-available-february-26/New ReleasesPress ReleaseBill Anderson,Farewell Party,Fourteen Carat Mind,Gene Watson,Love in the Hot Afternoon,real country music,Sharon Vaughn,the Singer's Singer,traditional country