One of the most masterful voices in Country Music today, GENE WATSON still sings in the same key as 30 years ago and continues to prove why he is rightly referred to as "The Singer's Singer". His powerful voice and multi-octave range allows him to sing some of the most challenging songs with an ease that comes from pure, natural talent as well as many years performing onstage.
On his most recent album release, My HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN COUNTRY, the 70 year old Watson decided to pay homage to his own musical heroes and to songs that influenced him as a performer. The 11 tracks include songs made popular by such legends as Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Lefty Frizzell, Willie Nelson , George Jones and more. Watson expounds on a few of his choices here:
"The Party's Over" by Willie Nelson was a song Gene heard and loved long before he even had his own major record deal. Watson reflects "I played the largest clubs all around the Houston area as a young man and all the while, I was still working days as a specialist in auto body work. But at night I fed my music habit and I loved this Willie Nelson song. It fit so well as my closing number that I ended nearly every night onstage singing this song."
"It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad") by one of the biggest legends in country music, Merle Haggard, has always been in Gene Watson's staple of songs.