Gene Watson, the masterful country stylist from Houston, Texas, has been thrilling audiences for more than 50 years. Gene’s very first radio single, the self-penned “If It’s That Easy,” was released in 1962. Although the song didn’t make any radio charts, it did start the career of the man now known as “The Singer’s Singer.” Gene Watson’s tally of 75 charted titles, 23 top-10 hits and 6 number-one records has led to membership in the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. Radio listeners are still transfixed whenever classics like “Farewell Party,” “Fourteen Carat Mind” or “Love in the Hot Afternoon” are played.
Watson is one of the rare singers who still sings in the same key as he did 30 years ago, and his audiences respond with standing ovations night after night when he nails the octave jumping last note on his most requested song, the country classic “Farewell Party.” As Rodney Crowell so aptly stated, “Just when I think Country Music is a lost art form, something by Gene Watson catches my ear and I can breathe again.”
Considered one of the finest pure-country singers of his generation, Watson offers up one of the best traditional country shows in the business. The depth of emotion in his singing, his brilliant phrasing, his jaw-dropping range and the power in the lyrics keeps his fans coming back again and again.
See Gene Watson live, only at Margaritaville. Tickets start at $20 and go on sale Friday, March 8, 2019 via Ticketmaster. Tickets are also available at the Margaritaville Retail Store.