NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Legendary country hitmaker and Grand Ole Opry member Gene Watson's newest album, Outside the Box, limited edition vinyl release is now available for pre-order. Outside the Box features Watson's first-ever collaboration with country legend and fellow Texan, Willie Nelson on "Wonderful Future." The album also features a duet with Grand Ole Opry peer Rhonda Vincent on "I've Got One of Those Too." Fans can pre-order the Outside the Box vinyl HERE.
In tandem with the vinyl release, Watson's esteemed career is spotlighted on the premiere of a new podcast, "Journey to the Circle."This brand-new series takes a deep dive into the history and path taken that brought Grand Ole Opry members to "The Circle". This six-episode release focusing on Watson's journey will be aired on WSM-AM radio beginning Thanksgiving weekend on Saturday, November 26 at 7 a.m. CST, with new episodes each Saturday thereafter during the 6 episode event. Fans can tune in at https://wsmradio.com/listen-live/. Spotify subscribers can also listen each week to "Journey to the Circle" on their Spotify App. Learn more at Journeytothecircle.com and GeneWatsonMusic.com.
"Journey to the Circle" is hosted by Marcia Campbell. Campbell is a national On-Air Personality/Writer/Producer/Content Creator with thousands of interviews with legends and country music stars like Bill Monroe, Mac Wiseman, Del McCoury, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley and more. Campbell has hosted, created and produced radio programs for WSM 650AM, SiriusXM, Interstate Radio Network, TNC Radio and her hometown radio station in Dickson TN, WDKN 1260AM. Campbell is a member of the Grand Ole Opry Square Dancers and you can see her perform every Saturday at the Opry. She was inducted into America’s Clogging Hall of Fame in 2021.
Celebrating 60 years in the music business hasn't slowed down Watson, as he continues to add 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.
GENE WATSON 2022 TOUR DATES:
Nov. 18 Country Tonite Theatre - Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Nov. 19 Heard County Performing Arts Center - Franklin, Ga.
Nov. 26 Texan Theater - Cleveland, Texas
Dec. 2 Main Street Crossing - Tomball, Texas
Dec. 9 The Ritz Theatre - Taccoa, Ga.
Dec. 10 Grand Ole Opry - Nashville, Tenn.
Dec. 31 Sugar Creek Casino - Hinton, Okla.
GENE WATSON 2023 TOUR DATES:
Jan. 19 Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts - Victoria, Texas
Jan. 20 Cactus Theater - Lubbock, Texas
Jan. 21 Bosque Arts Center - Clifton, Texas
Feb. 10 Newberry Opera House - Newberry, S.C.
Feb. 11 Jette Baker Center - Clintwood, Va.
Feb. 24 Orange Blossom Opry - Weirsdale, Fla.
Feb. 25 Florida Classic Park - Brooksville, Fla.
Feb. 26 Orange Blossom Opry - Weirsdale, Fla.
March 2 Brauntex Theater - New Braunfels, Texas
March 3 The Post OG - Orange Grove, Texas
March 10 Arlington Music Hall - Arlington, Texas
March 11 The Pines Theatre - Lufkin, Texas
March 17 Rome City Auditorium - Rome, Ga.
March 18 Walhalla Civic Center - Walhalla, S.C.
March 24 Heart of Texas Country Music Festival - Brady, Texas
April 7 Main Street Crossing - Tomball, Texas
April 29 Williams Auditorium - Henderson, Tenn.
May 5 Little Roy & Lizzy Festival - Lincolnton, Ga.
May 13 Neon Moon - Yantis, Texas
Aug. 11 Main Street Crossing - Tomball, Texas
Aug. 18 Reidsville Showcase Theater - Reidsville, N.C.
Aug. 19 Liberty Showcase Theater - Liberty, N.C.
Sept. 16 American Made Festival - Hiawassee, Ga.
Oct. 5 Blue Gate Theatre - Shipshewana, Ind.
Oct. 21 The Mansion Theater - Branson, Mo.
Nov. 11 The Mansion Theater - Branson, Mo.
Dec. 15 Main Street Crossing - Tomball, Texas
About Gene Watson:
From his chart-topping soulful gospel albums to his No. 1 country standards, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America's musical landscape than Gene Watson. As a newly inducted member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2020, Watson has been thrilling audiences for 60 years. This masterful country stylist from Houston, Texas, known as “The Singer’s Singer,” has more than 75 charted titles, 23 Top 10 hits, six No. 1 country singles and five No. 1 gospel hits. Watson is also a member of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and the Houston, Texas Music Hall of Fame. Fans are still transfixed whenever Watson performs classics like “Farewell Party,” “Fourteen Carat Mind” or “Love in the Hot Afternoon.” A road warrior and considered one of the finest pure-country singers of his generation, Watson offers up one of the best traditional country shows in the business. For more information, visit GeneWatsonMusic.com.