His newest musical project is a collection of old songs — classics like Dottie West’s “Here Comes My Baby Back Again,” to Eddy Arnold’s “Make the World Go Away,”
“So many years back before I ever got a recording contract, I played the night clubs, honky tonks, one thing or another. If it hadn’t been for these guys, I wouldn’t have had a song to sin,” he said.
The album “My Heroes Have Always Been Country” is sort of the best of both worlds.
It includes songs that are planted in the traditional country music landscape and done in the unique style of Country Music Legend Gene Watson.
“I quit trying to sound like anybody else years and years ago. And I try my best to reach down inside and do these songs and just relive every story and that’s the only way I can make it come out a Gene Watson song,” he said.
Watson also spends his time on his other passion – working on cars. He has a shop just outside of Houston.