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Hi Friends –   It’s FRIDAY and the fun begins for most folks. Hope you’re enjoying a good day. I’ll be in New Boston, TX with the Farewell Party Band on Saturday (Nov.22) so hope you can join us there at the Music Country USA Theater (Phone: 903-628-0129).  I’m sure some of you are already thinking about your Thanksgiving feast or making plans to travel to see your loved ones.  This next week really kickstarts the big holiday season in the USA.    The day after Thanksgiving we will be heading out on the bus towards our November 29th show in Myrtle Beach, SC for the SC State Bluegrass Festival (Phone for tickets: 706-864-7203).  I’m hoping we’ll be in a bit warmer weather at the beach. I know that’s going to be a fun time so come out and see us there.

Have a great weekend,  Gene

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November 2014

Hi Friends,  I just can’t believe it’s already November.  Seems to me the leaves didn’t have time to turn colors, they just fell right off in the winds and the rain that have pummeled much of the USA this week .  But just like the postman, we will deliver –  our bus is traveling in any amount of  rain  and we’ll get to our destination.  This weekend we’ll be in Bardstown, Kentucky at the Bardstown Opry so if you are anywhere near the area just call 1+ 502-249-9443  for a ticket. Hope to see you there.   Saturday night we’ll be in Newberry, SC at the Newberry Opera House.  I’m looking forward to seeing Newberry as I hear it’s a quaint old town like the fictional Mayberry, NC which was the town for the Andy Griffith television series.  Loved Andy , Barney, Opie, Gomer and Aunt Bee.  Did you know our good friend T.Graham Brown is almost a walking encylopedia on the Andy Griffith show.   Next time you get the chance to talk to T -just ask him a question and test his knowledge.  You’ll be amazed.       Next week , November 13th we’re playing the Dosey Doe at the Woodlands, TX and then November 14 we’re at the Corsicana Opry in Corsicana, TX.  November 15th we’re at the Choctaw Event Center in Durant, Oklahoma.   Make plans to come out and hear some REAL country.  I promise you’ll get  the unvarnished real thing and we’d sure love to visit with you after the show —which we do at every show.    Take care  – your friend,  Gene Watson

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Gene Watson Halloween Newsletter

Click Here To View The 2014 Gene Watson Halloween Newsletter

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Chattanooga TN show January 3 Special Hotel Rate

Get a SPECIAL $79.00 hotel rate at the world famous Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel  – for all Gene Watson fans going to the January 3 show in Chattanooga!

Just call the Chattanooga Choo Choo hotel at 423-266-5000 and tell them you  want the Gene Watson Fan Room Rate of $79.  Get a King or Double  room for the same price. This is a fabulous rate for this famous hotel.

On the National Historic Registry, this hotel has a glass blowing shop and several gift shops on the property and there is plenty of parking, with no stairs to climb.   As part of the Gene Watson Fan group rate, there is NO parking fee .   The hotel may get a TROLLEY to take fans to and from the Tivoli Theatre.  Find out more on this hotel at their website

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The TIVOLI THEATRE in CHATTANOOGA, TN  for  the Gene Watson & Farewell Party Band show coming January 3, 2015  –   is offering Gene fans an opportunity to buy the best seats in the house  with a ” Pre-SALE” !   Just call  1-800-514-3849  and provide the password   GENE FAN   to the operator.

You can also order online using the same password.   Just go to  and again, enter the password  GENEFAN  when prompted.

Seats will go on sale to the general public October 24th so this is the time to take advantage and purchase the best seats in the house at this beautiful, luxurious theater.

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TGIF Country Legend Gene Watson

Hi Friends-  It’s finally Friday and even if you’re retired, you can’t forget how much fun it is when you are off for the weekend!    I always think of the George Jones hit “Finally Friday”- what a feel good song.  And don’t we all miss our friend George Jones.  He had so many great hits but just remembering him now I want to go listen to “He Stopped Loving Her Today.”  All that raw emotion in his voice – what a song and what a singer .

The band and I are pleased that we’ve got some new tour dates added, including a rare appearance in Nashville! We’ll be performing December 6th at the brand new CMA Theater in the Country Music Hall of Fame.  If you’ve been thinking of traveling to Nashville,  I hope you’ll visit on that weekend.  We’ll also do a few songs at the Grand Ole Opry on Friday, December 5th so then you can just knock off a couple of items on your bucket list in one fell swoop.   Go to the Opry Friday night  AND visit the Country Music Hall of Fame on Saturday  -then stay for our show there Saturday night.  After our show those of you that like to dance and kick it up can head out to all the honky tonks on Nashville’s “lower broadway” area.  It’s a lot like Mardi Gras on a Saturday night in Nashville – only cleaner and safer !

Whatever your plans for the weekend, have fun and be safe.  You can be sure I’ll be watching a LOT of football!

Take care, Gene

Photo below is from a tour in Canada with George Jones. He always called me to end his shows with him and we’d sing a Gospel song and then he’d sing “Farewell Party” with me.   RIP George!GW_withGeorgeJones1980s_2

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