Bringing Down the House

Bringing Down the House

Usually when you hear an artist “brought the house down”, that’s high praise - but somehow the house came down before we ever stepped onstage for our scheduled Crossville, TN show. We got the news just a couple of days before that the historic venue in Crossville...

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Don’t Miss Larry’s Country Diner  on RFD-TV

Don’t Miss Larry’s Country Diner on RFD-TV

On March 3rd, we taped a show for Larry’s Country Diner that airs on RFD-TV on June 2nd (check your local listing for the time). This is one of the most fun things we do.  Everyone on the show is a friend so when we arrive, there’s a whole lot of catching up, just...

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Gene Watson Puts His Trust in the Opry and Country Music

Gene Watson Puts His Trust in the Opry and Country Music

Celebrating 60 years in Country Music, Gene Watson wants to give back to the music that keeps him singing. He has announced special merchandise that will be sold on demand with the proceeds going to the Opry Trust Fund. He is also asking some of his fellow country...

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Gene Watson Announces New Album Outside The Box

Gene Watson Announces New Album Outside The Box

Watson Adds More Dates to 60th Anniversary Tour Celebrating 60 years in the music business hasn't slowed down legendary vocalist Gene Watson, who just announced his new album, Outside the Box, due out in fall of this year. The Grand Ole Opry member has also added more...

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Steel Country

Steel Country

The iconic Emmons Guitar company originally founded by Buddy Emmons, a legend among pedal steel players, is now under the ownership of Kelcey O’Neil and Darin Shiflet. Darin and Amanda Shiflet visited backstage at the Opry on March 5th as Gene’s steel player, Mike...

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In The Studio

In The Studio

In spite of the wild weather last week, I made a quick trip to Nashville to work on the new album. The songs are coming along and I’ve really appreciated hearing again the great work from the session players. When we start a new album before we begin, I hear the...

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Texas State of Mind

Texas State of Mind

We enjoy performing all over the world but a person just gets all the good feels when the performance is in their home state and mine is Texas.  Last week we enjoyed our show at Main Street Crossing in Tomball, TX.  It’s what one calls an “intimate” venue.  That means...

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Musical Hero – George Jones

Musical Hero – George Jones

I have a lot of musical heroes and I’ve talked often about one of the greatest in Country Music, George Jones. George was raised in Texas as I was and his mother played the piano in the Pentecostal church so he knew much of the same music I was raised on.  When I...

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Grand Ole Opry Anniversary

Grand Ole Opry Anniversary

February 7th marked the 2 year anniversary of my induction into the Grand Ole Opry.  By February 2020, I was a little bit over the complete shock I experienced when in January, I was invited by one of the greatest singer/songwriter/musicians in country music today,...

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60 Years Since it all Began

60 Years Since it all Began

Thanks to all of you for your congratulations on my 60th Anniversary this year in the music business.  My office was asking me more about my first single from 1962, “If It’s That Easy” so I thought I’d share more on that.  I DID write the A and B sides of that...

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