GENE WATSON JOINS WILLIE NELSON’S 4TH OF JULY PICNIC LINEUP, EXTENDS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Country legend Gene Watson is extending his North American tour with
additional dates, including a performance next Wednesday, July 4
at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic at Circuit of The Americas in
Austin, Texas. CLICK HERE for tickets.

Watson joins Willie Nelson & Family, Sturgill Simpson, Margo Price,
Billy Joe Shaver and many more for the star-studded cavalcade of Willie
Nelson’s friends.

“I’ve always admired Willie for his unique style and his formidable
talent as a songwriter.  As a fellow Texan, I feel like it’s a
homecoming to perform at his 4th of July Picnic. We just added that date
and several more, so we’re looking forward to seeing everyone out on
the road this summer and fall,” Gene Watson shared.

Watson recently celebrated another No. 1 off his critically acclaimed
Christian album My Gospel Roots which continues captivating fans with,
“Old Roman Soldier.” The single ascended to the top spot on the Cashbox
Country Christian and Christian Servant Charts earlier this summer.

GENE WATSON ON TOUR:

July 04 Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic – Austin, Texas

July 07 Grand Casino – Shawnee, Okla.

July 14 First Council Casino – Newkirk, Okla.

July 26 Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center – Midland, Texas

Aug. 03 Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University – Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Aug. 04 Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tenn.

Aug. 18 Downtown at T&P Trailhead Park – New Boston, Texas

Aug. 25 Stagecoach Ballroom – Fort Worth, Texas

Aug. 31 Bluegate Theater – Shipshewana, Ind.

Sept. 01 Bluegate Theater – Shipshewana, Ind.

Sept. 08 Mainstreet Crossing – Tomball, Texas

Sept. 15 Midwest Country Music Theater – Sandstone, Minn.

Sept. 16 Midwest Country Music Theater – Sandstone, Minn.

Sept. 19 Liberty Hall – Tyler, Texas

Sept. 20 Starlite Theatre – Branson, Mo.

Sept. 21 Kentucky Opry – Benton, Ky.

Sept. 22 Kentucky Opry – Benton, Ky.

Sept. 27 Red River Valley Fair & Expo – Paris, Texas

Oct. 04 The Starlite Theatre, Branson, Mo.

Oct. 05 The Starlite Theatre, Branson, Mo

Oct. 06 Come and Take It Celebration – Gonzales, Texas

Oct. 11 Mill Town Music Hall – Bremen, Ga.

Oct. 12 Newberry Opera House – Newberry, S.C.

Oct. 13 Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Oct. 20 The Coyote Store – Gail, Texas

Oct. 25 Anderson Civic Center – Anderson, S.C.

Oct. 26 Palace Theatre – Crossville, Tenn.

Oct. 27 Liberty Showcase – Liberty N.C.

Nov. 02 Texas Opry Theatre – Weatherford, Texas

Nov. 08 The Starlite Theatre – Branson, Mo.

Nov. 09 The Starlite Theatre – Branson, Mo.

Nov. 10 Irving Arts Center – Irving, Texas

Nov. 11 Dosey Doe “The Big Barn” – The Woodlands, Texas

Nov. 16 Country Tonite Theatre – Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

Dec. 08 Coleman Theatre – Miami, Okla.

Jan. 27 – Feb 02 RFD Cruise – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Feb. 08 Main Street Crossing, Tomball, Texas

Feb. 16 The New Granbury Live – Granbury, Texas

Feb. 23 Star Pavilion at Ameristar Casino – Kansas City, Mo.

March 01 Sumter Opera House – Sumter, S.C.

March 02 Orange Blossom Opry – Weirsdale, Fla.

March 03 Orange Blossom Opry – Weirsdale, Fla.

March 06 Florida Strawberry Festival – Plant City, Fla.

March 08 Walhalla Performing Arts Center – Walhalla, S.C.

March 30 Windstone Entertainment Center – Jefferson City, Mo.

May 10 The Waco Hippodrome Theatre – Waco, Texas

Over the years, Watson has proved he is one of the greatest traditional
country artists of his generation, and he is defiantly proud to release a
Gospel album that stands out in the wave of today’s popular music.
Watson dedicated his new album in memory of 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
with.

Despite 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 on the road in 2018.

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 and six No. 1 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. In 2016, Watson
released his 33rd studio album Real.Country.Music. which charted on
Billboard’s Top Country Albums.

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