Country Music vocalist Gene Watson with guest Larry Mangum
live Saturday, October 13, 2018!
Tickets on sale now!
$58.50 – Rows A through F
$48.50 – Rows G through Q
$38.50 – All Remaining Rows
Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm
“Gene Watson is one of my all-time favorite ballad singers… the way he belts out a ballad, it just doesn’t get any better than that.” – George Jones
One of the most masterful voices in Country Music today, Gene Watson still sings in the same key as 30 years ago and continues to prove why he is rightly referred to as “The Singer’s Singer.” His powerful voice and multi-octave range allows him to sing some of the most challenging songs with an ease that comes from pure, natural talent as well as from his many years performing onstage.
The masterful country stylist from Houston, Texas has been thrilling audiences for more than 50 years. Gene Watson’s very first radio single, the self-penned “If it’s That Easy” was released in 1962 so the entertainer is celebrating over 50 years in the music business, a “Golden Anniversary” in 2012. Watson’s tally of 75 charted titles, 23 Top 10 hits and six Number 1 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. The depth of emotion in his singing, his brilliant phrasing, his jaw-dropping range and power in the lyrics he chooses are all factors in the awe he inspires in both fans and his musical peers.
At an age when most people are contemplating retirement, Gene Watson is still making some of the greatest records of his life, receiving such accolades as Album of the Year and even Album of the Decade from journalists around the world. Watson earned the title of 2010 Country Music Legend of the Year, from Citadel Media’s Real Country Radio Network nationwide fan vote.
His rare ability to sing in the same key as he did 30 years ago has captured audiences who 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.” 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. His stunning voice captivates audiences and keeps his fans coming back again and again.
Jacksonville, FL singer/songwriter Larry Mangum has nearly 3000 performances over 4 decades as a folk, rock, country and Americana artist. For over 100 years somebody from Larry's North Carolina family has been playing. Larry's Mom, Kate was Randy Travis' guitar teacher and Uncle Homer was a member of the legendary WBT Briarhoppers!
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