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.