Gene Watson has teased new music coming this fall with his upcoming album Outside The Box. The Grand Ole Opry member has also added more dates to his “60th Anniversary Tour,” which will visit venues across the country through December.
Watson recently presented awards to two of his longtime band members–Staley Rogers and Todd Hines–backstage during a performance at the Grand Ole Opry.
“I couldn’t have made it this far without my band and these are some of the best musicians I’ve ever worked with. I want to take this moment to show my gratitude to Staley Rogers, who has been with me as my bass player for 25 years and to Todd Hines, my drummer who has worked with me for 17 years and neither of them has ever missed a single performance in all those years!” Watson proclaimed during the special moment.
The hitmaker has charted 75 titles throughout his career, including 23 Top 10 hits, six No. 1 country singles and five No. 1 gospel records.