Gene Watson Songs That Became The Standard Bearer For Genuine, Traditional Country Music

Gene Watson Songs That Became The Standard Bearer For Genuine, Traditional Country Music
Country music star Gene Watson performing live at Star Pavilion inside Ameristar Casino Hotel on January 27, 2017, Kansas City concert photography.

Gene Watson came into the country music scene in the middle of the 1970s as the heir to the kind of straight-ahead hard Texas country pioneered by legendary artists Ray Price and George Jones. Gene Watson songs brought the old-fashioned sound a breath of fresh air with lyrical and musical tweaks, so his recordings matched up to the 1970s’ country airwaves – while making sure Texas tradition is intact.

Soon enough, Watson became a fixture in the country chart. His powerful vocal performances that held true to his Texas music roots earned him a reputation as one of the best ballad singers. Truly, his absence from country music would have left a gaping hole.

With that in mind, we’ve gathered some of Gene Watson‘s best hits throughout the decades. Keep on reading to find out.

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