Gene Watson And 40 Years Of “Farewell Party”

Gene Watson never seems to run out of milestones. The straight-up country singer with the golden voice – who Alan Jackson considers one of his major influences – recently celebrated a couple of career moments, which he notes he’s grateful to have after more than 50 years in the business.

Milestone No. 1, literally, has arrived with a No. 1 single, but in a different genre than country. Watson  made his mark with traditional country songs like “Fourteen Carat Mind” “Paper Rosie” and “Farewell Party” (more on that tune later), but the Texas singer has found recent success in the Christian market with his acclaimed album “My Gospel Roots.

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