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2017 R.O.P.E ‘Entertainer of the Year’ Winner

Tickets for North American Tour On Sale Now

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Gene Watson continues to stay true to his traditional
country style with the release of his new record with New Day Christian
Distribution, My Gospel Roots, available December 8. At the recent
R.O.P.E. Awards, Watson celebrated his win for the 2017 Entertainer of
the Year, an honor he shared with one of his best friends in the music
business, Jeannie Seely.

Day Christian has a storied legacy of distributing quality Christian
products,” said Dottie Leonard Miller, President New Day Christian.
“We’re excited to add Gene Watson to that list. Gene’s voice is
synonymous with Country music, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to
partner with him as he returns to his ‘roots.’”

the years, Watson has proved that he is one of the great traditional
country artists of his generation, and is defiantly proud to release a
Gospel album that stands out in the wave of today’s popular music. He is
even prouder to dedicate his new album to his parents, Ted and Thelma
Watson, who he credits for raising him in the church and sharing their
love for Gospel music. The 13-track record brings the pure, organic
country sound that Watson is famous for to gospel songs that he grew up

record really goes back to my roots of being in that little church and
singin’ hymns. We had nothing but love, family and prayer back then, so I
wanted to honor those traditions with this album,” Watson said

Fans got a taste of what to expect from Watson’s new record with the release of his “Help Me” rendition on his 2016 album, Real.Country.Music.
Originally penned by Larry Gatlin and recorded by Elvis Presley, “Help
Me,” captivated audiences and rose to No. 1 in Christian Servant
Magazine, Christian Voice Magazine and on Cashbox. My Gospel Roots
includes “Help Me,” but also features Watson’s own renditions of many
other classic Christian songs.

includes songs from all different generations on his new record, and
proves that he hasn’t lost a note in his incredible multi-octave range.
One particular stand-out is “Old Roman Soldier, the first single
releasing to Christian radio stations.

never heard a Gospel song written from the point of view of the Roman
soldier who placed Jesus on the cross,” said Watson. “This song is true
Country Gospel in the way it delivers a strong Christian message with
such a visual story type setting.”

a busy few months in the studio, Watson, who is often known as “The
Singer’s Singer,” shows no sign of slowing down his touring schedule.
Fans can expect to hear his powerhouse vocals on classics like “Love in
the Hot Afternoon,” “Farewell Party”and “Fourteen Carat Mind,” alongside
Watson’s gospel renditions.

Be sure to follow Gene Watson on Facebook or visit GeneWatsonMusic.com
to order My Gospel Roots and purchase tickets to upcoming shows. To
book Watson, contact Rob Battle at rbattleartistagent@united.net.

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