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For Immediate Release April 17, 2016
Country Music Legend Gene Watson Stars at the
Old Dominion Barn Dance
Richmond, VA -- Widely known as the singer’s singer in country music, the legendary Gene Watson will appear as the headline act at the Old Dominion Barn Dance on Saturday May 14th at 7:30 PM and and Sunday May15th at 2:00 PM at the Henrico Theatre in Highland Springs, VA. Also performing are host Donna Meade, Lee Blasingame, the Peanut City Cloggers, Lynne Carnes, Tony Jackson, Danny Menzies and the Barn Burners and the Joe Currence Band feature Whitney Perkins. Tickets are $45. and can be purchased by calling 1.866.558.4253 or by visiting www.olddominionbarndance.com.
GENE WATSON is recognized as one of the leading voices of “real country” music. Fans of Merle Haggard and George Jones will not want to miss this masterful country stylist from Houston, Texas who has been thrilling audiences worldwide since his first hit in 1975. The depth of emotion in his singing, his brilliant phrasing, his jaw-dropping range and the power in the lyrics he chooses are all factors in the awe he inspires in both fans and his musical peers. It was George Jones who stated, “Gene Watson is one of my all-time favorite singers!”
Native Texan, GENE WATSON has 6 #1 Country Hits, 23 Top Tens and over 75 charted songs. Watson was inducted into the inaugural class for the Houston Texas Music Hall of Fame and is a proud member of the Texas State Country Music Hall of Fame.
Critics revere Gene Watson: USA Today states “Gene Watson is one of country’s finest singers.” Associated Press states, “He’s never sounded better, which is saying something.” From Country Music People magazine, “Watson is one of the finest singers ever to wrap his tonsils around a country song.”
His music peers are true fans:
He's one of the all-time, great classic country singers.
To this day he is known as the Singer's Singer in Nashville. Gene is a special artist. The trail that he forged made it possible for a lot of us to be where we are today.”
-- Ronnie Dunn (Brooks & Dunn)
“Just when I think Country Music is a lost art form, something by Gene Watson catches my ear and I can breathe again.” -- Rodney Crowell
"I would be hard pressed to find anyone who didn't want to sing with Gene Watson. This man is a real country singer." --Vince Gill
A new CD titled REAL.COUNTRY.MUSIC. is set to release February 26th and it has already been declared a contender for Album of the Year by Country Music People magazine who states Watson is “one of the finest singers ever to grace country music.”
Watson’s country classics include "Love In The Hot Afternoon," "Paper Rosie," "Farewell Party," "Should I Come Home (Or Should I Go Crazy)," "When We Were Down To Nothing (Nothing Sure Looked Good On You)" and "Fourteen Carat Mind” just to name a few. Gene Watson has recorded with George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Trace Adkins, Joe Nichols, Mark Chesnutt, Connie Smith and Rhonda Vincent.
Gene 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 now country classic “Farewell Party.”
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Media Tools: Gene Watson’s biography and discography are available at www.GeneWatsonMusic.com . For hi res photos on the website, go to NEWS and scroll to the MEDIA tab. Password is gene2012. (case sensitive –use lower case G)
To set an interview with Gene Watson, Contact: Sarah Brosmer at Lytle Management
Email: [email protected] Phone: 615-770-2688
Media Contact: The Old Dominion Barn Dance and Donna Meade
The Press Office 615.419.9989 [email protected]