Spend an evening with Gene Watson at the Starlite Theatre and hear the signature sounds of 'Love in the Hot Afternoon' and more.
Enjoy the top hits of country music star Gene Watson as he brings his smooth vocals to the Branson stage. After 52 years of experience in the music industry, Watson's voice has never sounded better and his honest and sincere lyrics ring truer than ever.
With Gene Watson Live, you'll have a firsthand and up close experience with many of his well known top hits including, 'Fourteen Carat Mind,' 'Farewell Party,' 'If It Was That Easy' and so many more as he takes to the stage with en engaging stage presence that can only come from half a century of show business.
Watson is back in town by popular demand so don't miss the opportunity to see this celebrated American country music artist live in Branson at the Starlite Theatre.
About Gene Watson
Gene Watson grew up moving from place to place as his father picked up logging and crop-picking jobs. He eventually dropped out of school in the ninth grade to work with his parents in the fields. As a kid, he sang and played acoustic guitar in church, for school functions and local events. In the early 60s, he settled in Houston, Texas and developed a strong local following. He recorded his first single at the age of 19 and has admitted to not having any idea of what he was doing. He had been playing in nightclubs and figured it might be a good idea to record a song. He recorded for a few small labels until Capitol Records picked up his album 'Love in the Hot Afternoon' in 1974. It was released nationwide and climbed to number three on the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Singles chart. His newfound success continued throughout the 70s and 80s and his signature song 'Farewell Party' was an instant hit in 1979. Watson just celebrated 50 years in the music industry as of 2012 and he is actively touring and performing nationwide.
Awards and Accolades
Watson has two No. 1 hits, 23 Top 10 Hits and more than 75 Billboard charted singles. He was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in 2002 and the inaugural class of the Houston Music Hall of Fame in 2013.