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Gene Watson to perform at Choctaw Casino Pocola, OK

Gene Watson, the “Singer’s Singer” and one of the finest voices of REAL Country music, will appear at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Pocola, OK  on Friday, April 25, 2014.    Showtime is 8PM and tickets can be purchased  here www.ticketmaster.com/Gene-Watson-tickets/artist/732975

photo credit: Russ Solomon

photo credit: Russ Solomon

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As mentioned on RFD-TV show  ”Country’s Family Reunion”,  for more information on CUSTOM GUITARS, email  ARTIST@Lytlemgmt.com

 

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MarchApril GW Newsletter 2014-FINAL FINAL

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Gene Watson to release new album June 10

GENE WATSON TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM

My Heroes Have Always Been Country

Release date: JUNE 10, 2014

 Nashville, TN (April 1, 2014)  -   Country Music legend, GENE WATSON, announces his latest album, My Heroes Have Always Been Country, is set to release June 10, 2014 on his Fourteen Carat Music label with distribution worldwide by CIMS-Think Indie Distribution. The release will be available at select retail stores nationwide, as well as through online music retailers, including Amazon and iTunes.

 “I recorded these songs to honor my music heroes and pay homage to the artists and the songs that shaped my career.  There’s not a lot of classic country played on Top 40 radio but there’s still a huge fan base for this kind of music”, says Gene Watson. “I wanted to give tribute to our country music history by covering songs that made a big impact on me growing up and as a young artist. Many of these songs are super hits by the biggest names in country music but a few songs are a bit more eclectic and I hope fans will ‘discover’ these gems that were sung by some of their favorite classic country artists.”

70 year-old Gene Watson has built his solid career of six # 1 songs, 23 Top Tens and over 75 charted singles by sticking to his classic country style. This powerful vocalist known as “The Singer’s Singer” still sings in the same key as 30 years ago and still nails the octave jumping note on his most requested hit “Farewell Party”.  With a career spanning five decades (his first single release “If It Was That Easy” was in 1962), Watson remains known for his defiantly hard-core country music and is often regaled as one of the last remaining “Real Country” artists.

Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell noted “Just when I think Country Music is a lost art form, something by Gene Watson catches my ear and I can breathe again.”

Track Listing (All songs produced by Dirk Johnson for DirkWorks Productions):

  1. HERE COMES MY BABY BACK AGAIN
  2. DON’T YOU BELIEVE HER
  3. SLIDE OFF OF YOUR SATIN SHEETS
  4. MAKE THE WORLD GO AWAY
  5. LONG BLACK VEIL
  6. IT’S NOT LOVE (BUT IT’S NOT BAD)
  7. WALK THROUGH THIS WORLD WITH ME
  8. TURN OUT THE LIGHTS (THE PARTY’S OVER)
  9. I FORGET YOU EVERYDAY
  10. COUNT ME OUT
  11. HELLO TROUBLE

Gene Watson Heroes CD Cover

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Country Music Legend – Gene Watson World

March 25th 2014

The weatherman says it’s SPRING but I hear it’s hard to tell in some parts.  I think we could call this month “Marchuary”.   I just thought I’d catch you up with  what’s going on in my world. I’m putting the finishing touches on the new album which we’re calling  ”MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN COUNTRY”.   Still working on the mixes and getting the album cover finalized but basically looking very good to have this out in June.  I think you’re really gonna  like this one!   While I’m in Nashville next week to work on the album, I’m going to perform April 3rd on the OPRY COUNTRY CLASSICS show which is held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.  As usual, Larry Gatlin is hosting and maybe he’ll want to do what’s about becoming OUR duet – “Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall”.   Larry wrote that beautiful song and of course had a hit with it and I’ve always admired that song so I had to record it too.  We were at a Country’s Family Reunion TV taping several years back when Larry surprised me at the end of the day, calling me up to spontaneously sing that song with him.   You can see in the video that we did not plan it, of course had no rehearsal and Thank Goodness, I could recall all the lyrics!   But so many of you have told me this is one of your favorite videos that I wanted to share it here for those that may not have seen it.  I just appreciate how great Mr. Larry Gatlin is and admire his extraordinary songwriting talents.  Please come see both of us at the Opry if you are in Nashville April 3rd!   Here’s the link to “Bitter They Are, Harder They Are”   http://youtu.be/Ivu5cU5PaI4

Larry Gatlin  Gene Watson

 

 

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