The Grand Ole Opry honors member and legendary vocalist Gene Watson, celebrating his 60 years in the music business. During a performance on Friday, April 8, Dan Rogers, Vice President / Executive Producer, Grand Ole Opry, presented Watson with the plaque after his show-stopping rendition of his octave-jumping “Farewell Party” to commemorate his six decades as an artist, receiving a standing ovation from the packed Opry House audience.
Celebrating 60 years in the music business hasn’t slowed down Watson, who just announced his new album, Outside the Box, due out in fall of this year. The ‘singer’s singer’ has also added more dates to his 60th Anniversary Tour. See full list of tour dates below and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
Watson’s single “If It’s That Easy” was released to radio in 1962 via Sun Valley Records. Since then, he has charted 75 titles including 23 Top 10 hits, six No. 1 country singles and five No. 1 gospel records. The Texas native continues to perform to sold-out crowds, singing in the same key as he did more than five decades ago.