Press Release: Gene Watson Extends National Tour in Support of his 33rd Studio Album REAL.COUNTRY. MUSIC.

by Laura Lou / 2023 days ago / Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 9, 2017) – Country traditionalist Gene Watson is extending his nationwide tour in support of his 33rd studio album Real.Country.Music. The current single off the album “Help Me” reached No. 1 on Christian Servant Magazine and Cashbox Magazine Charts, the single also is currently at No. 2 and climbing on the Christian Voice Magazine chart. “Help Me” was written by renowned country and gospel singer/songwriter, Larry Gatlin of The Gatlin Brothers, with Canyon Creek Records working promotion on the record.

"Gene Watson is one of the best country singers of all time. And he is one of the best old boys I've ever known. I am honored that he has recorded two of my songs, 'Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall' and 'Help Me,' and I thank God for its current success .The song has been a blessing to me and my family and I hope it has been a blessing to other people as well. Thank you God, thank you Gene... in that order." said Larry Gatlin.

Watson is currently finishing his gospel album which is planned for a late Spring 2017 release. “Help Me” will be on the forthcoming project and is also featured on his current album Real.Country.Music available in select retailers, iTunes, Amazon and The 2016 album was met with high critical acclaim, with AXS The Rowdy saying, “It's as iconic an album as one could hope to make,” with the Huffington Post agreeing, saying that “The best thing about the new Gene Watson album is that it's a new Gene Watson album.” The project serves as the 33rd studio album by the Texas native, who has charted more than 75 singles.

Watson has extended his U.S. tour and remains one of the most relevant traditional country singers around, with an extensive touring schedule (see dates below).

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March 10 The Cultural Center of Charlotte County - Port Charlotte, Fla.

March 11 Orange Blossom Opry - Weirsdale, Fla.

March 12 Orange Blossom Opry - Weirsdale, Fla.

March 16 Colonnade Center - Ringgold, Ga.

March 17 Ross Country Jamboree - Scottsburg, Ind.

March 18 Ross Country Jamboree - Scottsburg, Ind.

March 25 Arlington Music Hall - Arlington, Texas

April 08 Dothan Civic Center - Dothan, Ala.

April 19 Starlite Theatre - Branson, Mo.

April 20 Starlite Theatre - Branson, Mo.

April 22 Renfro Valley Entertainment Center - Renfro Valley, Ky

April 29 3 Rivers Ballroom - Quanah, Texas

May 03 Starlite Theatre - Branson, Mo.

May 06 Civic Center - Truth or Consequences, N.M.

May 13 Golden Nugget - Lake Charles, La.

May 26 Wiregrass Animal Kingdom - Enterprise, Al.

May 27 Country Tonite Theater - Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

June 02 Marion Civic Center - Marion, Ill.

June 03 Hank Williams Festival - Georgiana, Ala.

June 09 Happy Holiday RV Village - Cherokee, N.C.

July 01 Mainstreet Crossing - Tomball, Texas

July 15 Milltown Music Hall - Bremen, Ga.

July 29 Stagecoach Ballroom - Fort Worth, Texas

Aug. 17 NC Bluegrass Festival - Marion, N.C.

Aug. 19 Red Barn - Winchester, Ohio

Aug. 26 Stryker Marina - Reklaw, Texas

Sept. 01 Bluegate Theater - Shipshewana, Ind.

Sept. 02 Bluegate Theater - Shipshewana, Ind.

Sept. 16 Midwest Country Theater - Sandstone, Minn.

Sept. 17 Midwest Country Theater - Sandstone, Minn.

Sept. 20 Starlite Theatre - Branson, Mo.

Oct. 06 Kentucky Opry - Benton, Ky.

Oct. 07 Kentucky Opry - Benton, Ky.

Oct. 10 County Fair - Cumming, Ga.

Oct. 12 Starlite Theatre - Branson, Mo.

Oct. 13 Starlite Theatre - Branson, Mo.

Oct. 14 Palace Theatre - Corsicana, Texas

Oct. 20 Riverwind Casino - Norman, Okla.

Oct. 21 Nelson’s Music City - Knob Lick, Mo.

Oct. 22 Winstar Casino - Thackerville, Okla.

Oct. 27 Anderson Civic Center - Anderson, S.C.

Nov. 01 Starlite Theatre - Branson, Mo.

Nov. 02 Starlite Theatre - Branson, Mo.

Nov. 04 Dosey Doe - The Woodlands, Texas

Nov. 12 Buffalo Run Casino - Miami, Okla.



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



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Gene Watson Tour Dates

09/29/2022 : OPRY COUNTRY CLASSICS - Gene Watson as the ‘Spotlight A ... : Nashville, TN
09/30/2022 : Capitol Arts Center: Bowling Green, KY
10/01/2022 : Marion Cultural and Civic Center: Marion, IL
10/03/2022 : Clay Cooper Theatre: Branson, MO
10/07/2022 : Dailey & Vincent's American-Made Music Festival: Gainesboro, TN
10/08/2022 : Jettie Baker Center: Clintwood, VA
10/12/2022 : Georgia Mountain Fair Inc: Hiawassee, GA
10/14/2022 : Kentucky Opry: Benton, KY
10/15/2022 : Kentucky Opry: Benton, KY
10/22/2022 : The Mansion Theatre for the Performing Arts: Branson, MO
10/27/2022 : Liberty Hall: Tyler, TX
10/28/2022 : 2920 Roadhouse: Hockley, TX
10/29/2022 : Coyote Country Store: Gail, TX
11/05/2022 : The Kenney Store: Kenney, TX
11/11/2022 : The Mansion Theatre for the Performing Arts: Branson, MO
11/12/2022 : Gene Watson Returns to Jefferson City, MO: Jefferson City, MO
11/18/2022 : Country Tonite Theatre: Pigeon Forge, TN
11/19/2022 : Heard County Performing Arts Center (GPAC): Franklin, GA
11/26/2022 : Texan Theater: Cleveland, TX
12/02/2022 : Main Street Crossing: Tomball, TX
12/09/2022 : Gene Watson with Nathan Stanley and Ralph Stanley II +Cli ... : Toccoa, GA
12/31/2022 : Sugar Creek Casino: Hinton, OK
01/19/2023 : Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts: Victoria, TX
01/21/2023 : Bosque Arts Center: Clifton, TX
02/10/2023 : Newberry Opera House: Newberry, SC
02/25/2023 : Florida Classic Park: Brooksville, FL
03/02/2023 : Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre: New Braunfels, TX
03/10/2023 : Arlington Music Hall: Arlington, TX
04/29/2023 : Williams Auditorium: Henderson, TN
08/18/2023 : The Reidsville Showcase Theater: Reidsville, NC
08/19/2023 : Liberty Showcase Inc.: Liberty, NC

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