Mark Wills, Gene Watson, Sally Williams and Bill Cody
(Photo Courtesy of Grand Ole Opry LLC. Chris Hollo, photographer)
To commemorate three consecutive No. 1s on the Country Christian charts, Mark Wills surprised Gene Watson on stage at the Grand Ole Opry as he presented Watson with a plaque for his chart-topping accomplishments.
Gene Watson’s single “Build My Mansion (Next Door To Jesus)” ascends to the No. 1 position on the Cashbox Country Christian Chart and Christian Servant Magazine. Additionally, the single is currently in the Top 10 on SGNScoops Christian Magazine. The single features The Isaacs and is the third No. 1 single from his critically acclaimed Christian album, My Gospel Roots. The album is available on Watson’s website, iTunes and Amazon.
“To have three No. 1s in a row on the Gospel charts leaves me speechless. Really, there are no words to express how much it means to me,” said Watson. “I’m eternally grateful to my fans who have supported my Gospel music and I’m thankful for the Country Christian radio stations for playing my music. To have three No. 1 songs in a row is unheard of for me, and I can’t say thank you enough to everyone who helped make that happen.”
Watson is currently celebrating the 40th Anniversary of his hit “Farewell Party.” The track, recorded in one take and released as the second single off Watson’s album Reflections in 1979, soon became the country legend’s signature song. To celebrate the milestone anniversary, Watson has been hitting the road performing his catalogue of hits and fan-favorite songs, proving once again that he hasn’t lost a note in his incredible multi-octave range.
GENE WATSON ON TOUR:
Apr. 20 Paradise Theatre at Margaritaville Casino – Bossier City, La.
Apr. 24 The Kenney Store – Kenney, Texas
Apr. 27 The Concho Palace – San Angelo, Texas
May 03 Elijah Clark State Park – Lincolnton, Ga.
May 04 Red Barn Convention Center – Winchester, Ohio.
May 09 Palace Theatre – Corsicana, Texas
May 10 Waco Hippodrome – Waco, Texas.
May 11 Arlington Music Hall – Arlington, Texas
May 12 Grand 1894 Opera House – Galveston, Texas
May 25 Music City Texas Theatre – Linden, Texas
May 31 Tifton Conference Center – Tifton, Ga.
Jun. 01 Anderson Music Hall – Hiawassee, Ga.
Jun. 02 Woodward Theatre – Owensboro, Ky.
Jun. 13 Texastar Ford Series – Stephenville, Texas
Jun. 15 Sugar Creek Casino – Hinton, Okla.
Jun. 16 Truman Lake Opry – Tightwad, Mo.
Jun. 21 Golden Nugget Lake Charles Grand Events Center – Lake Charles, La.
Jun. 22 IP Casino & Resort – Biloxi, Miss.
Jun. 28 Mainstreet Crossing – Tomball, Texas.
Jul. 04 Willie Nelson’s Picnic – Del Valle, Texas
Jul. 21 American Music Theatre – Lancaster, Pa.
Jul. 26 Great Texas Balloon Race – Longview, Texas
Jul. 27 Stagecoach Ballroom – Fort Worth, Texas
Aug. 02 Carl Perkins Theatre Civic Center – Jackson, Tenn.
Aug. 03 Plaza Theatre – Glasgow, Ky.
Aug. 10 Hill Country Fair & Rodeo – Junction, Texas
Aug. 15 Tom Johnson Campground – Marion, N.C.
Aug. 17 The Liberty Showcase – Liberty, N.C.
Aug. 24 Redneck Country Club – Stafford, Texas.
Aug. 31 Don Gay Bull Ride – Freedom, Okla.
Sept. 20 Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center – Midland, Texas.
Sept. 23 Clay Cooper Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Sept. 26 Red River Valley Fair – Paris, Texas.
Sept. 27 Titus County Fair – Mt. Pleasant, Texas
Sept. 28 Waller County Fair – Hempstead, Texas
Oct. 05 Effingham Performance Center – Effingham, Ill.
Oct. 12 Renfro Valley Entertainment Center – Mt. Vernon, Ky.
Oct. 18 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Oct. 20 Western Days – Yorktown, Texas
Oct. 25-26 Kentucky Opry – Benton, Ky.
Nov. 02 Lebanon High School Gym – Lebanon, Va.
Nov. 08 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 15 Mainstreet Crossing – Tomball, Texas
Nov. 23 Granbury Live Theatre – Granbury, Texas
For more information on Gene Watson, visit GeneWatsonMusic.com and follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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, 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.”