Gene Watson Biography, Age, Net Worth, Wife and Songs List

Gary Gene Watson is an American country singer. He was born on October 11, 1943 in Palestine, Texas.

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Gene Watson Biography

Gary Gene Watson is an American country singer. He was born on October 11, 1943 in Palestine, Texas.

As a young adult, Gene settled in Houston, TX and began performing in the big Houston nightclubs while working as a paint and body man during the day. He developed a strong local following with his stage act and it was in Houston where he released his debut single on Sun Valley Records. That single, titled “If It Was That Easy” didn’t make any charts but as Gene states “it was just exciting to see my name on a record release and to believe that I was really in the business”.

In 1964, the Grand Ole Opry duo, The Wilburn Brothers, took Gene on the road briefly. It was The Wilburn Brothers who brought Gene to Nashville for the very first time and allowed him to sing on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. Gene notes “I sang the Hank Williams song ‘I Can’t Help It if I’m Still in Love With You’ and got a standing ovation so not knowing what to follow with I just went out and did a gospel standard ‘It Is No Secret What God Can Do’. After that, they carried me down to the Ernest Tubb Record Shop and I got on stage and broadcast on The Midnight Jamboree.”

Then it was back to the Texas honky-tonks and a string of local singles throughout the ‘60s.

Gene Watson

In 1974, one of Gene Watson’s small-label singles caught the ear of Capitol Records. He was an auto-body repairman and the featured performer at Houston’s Dynasty nightclub when the label picked up the steamy, sexual waltz “Love in the Hot Afternoon” for national distribution. It became the first of Gene Watson’s two-dozen top-10 hits in early 1975.

Gene Watson quit drinking in 1980 and quit smoking not long after that. He underwent surgery and survived colon cancer in 2000-01. Through it all, he continued to record one critically applauded collection after another. He was inducted into the Texas Music Hall of Fame in 2002 and into the inaugural class of the Houston, Texas Music Hall of Fame in 2013.

Gene Watson Age

He was born on October 11, 1943.

Gene Watson Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $8 million.

Gene Watson Wife

He married Mattie Louise Bivins in January 1961 when he was 17 and she was 15 years old. They have an adult son and daughter.

Gene Watson Where Love Begins Lyrics

Come in, pretty lady, you’ve just made my night
I wasn’t too sure that you’d call
Sit down and I’ll fix you a drink if you like
It’s late but the morning’s still young
I’m glad you could make it, I hoped you’d get by
I thought about this all week through
What’s that, what’s the matter, what’s making you cry
You say it’s the first time for you
Leave if you’d rather not lose what you came for
Walk out the same door that I let you in
Leave if you’d rather not lose what you came with
Stay and you’ll find this is where love begins
It’s not like we’re strangers I’ve kissed your warm lips
But someone was always right there
But now we’re alone so there’s no buts or ifs
Come here, let me take down your hair
Leave if you’d rather not lose what you came for
Walk out the same door that I let you in
Leave if you’d rather not lose what you came with
Stay and you’ll find this is where love begins

Gene Watson Carmen Lyrics

Oh Carmen, I had too much tequila
Between you and this Mexican moon I’m gonna fall
El Paso lady, you’re driving me crazy
In a language I don’t understand, you said it all.
Dusty old Juarez on the old Rio Grande
It’s sure is handy when you need a friend
I don’t belong here, your dark eyes keep warning
I’ll leave in the morning but for now please let me in.
Oh Carmen, I had too much tequila
Between you and this Mexican moon I’m gonna fall
El Paso lady, you’re driving me crazy
In a language I don’t understand, you said it all.
Crossing over the border, stepping over the line
Drunk on yesterdays wine and still feeling the flame
The guitars keep playing a song that I’ve never heard
Without saying a word, you keep calling out my name.
Oh Carmen, I had too much tequila
Between you and this Mexican moon I’m gonna fall
El Paso lady, you’re driving me crazy
In a language I don’t understand, you said it all.
In a language I don’t understand, you said it all

Gene Watson Songs List

  • Farewell Party
  • Fourteen Carat Mind
  • Paper Rosie
  • Love in the Hot Afternoon
  • Nothing Sure Looked Good on You
  • Got No Reason Now For Going Home
  • Should I Come Home
  • The Old Man and His Horn
  • Where Love Begins
  • Pick the Wildwood Flower
  • I Don’t Need a Thing at All
  • Memories to Burn
  • What She Don’t Know Won’t Hurt Her
  • Old Loves Never Die
  • Speak Softly
  • Because You Believed in Me
  • When a Man Can’t Get a Woman Off His Mind
  • Change Her Mind
  • The Jukebox Played Along
  • No One Will Ever Know
  • Bedroom Ballad
  • This Dream’s On Me
  • Back in the Fire
  • You’re Out Doing What I’m Here Doing Without
  • Climb Higher
  • Gone for Good
  • You Could Know as Much About a Stranger
  • Don’t Waste It on the Blues
  • Everything I Used to Do
  • Her Body Couldn’t Keep You
  • Maybe I Should Have Been Listening
  • Old Porch Swing

Gene Watson Albums

  • 1975 Love in the Hot Afternoon
  • 1976 Because You Believed in Me
  • 1977 Paper Rosie
  • 1978 Reflections
  • 1978 Beautiful Country
  • 1979 Should I Come Home
  • 1981 Old Loves Never Die
  • 1981 Between This Time & The Next Time
  • 1981 No One Will Ever Know
  • 1982 This Dream’s on Me
  • 1983 Sometimes I Get Lucky
  • 1984 Little by Little
  • 1985 Memories to Burn
  • 1985 Heartaches, Love & Stuff
  • 1986 Starting New Memories
  • 1986 Texas Saturday Night
  • 1987 Honky Tonk Crazy
  • 1989 Back in the Fire
  • 1991 At Last
  • 1992 In Other Words
  • 1993 Uncharted Mind
  • 1996 The Good Ole Days
  • 1997 Jesus Is All I Need
  • 1997 A Way to Survive
  • 2001 From the Heart
  • 2005 Then & Now
  • 2007 In a Perfect World
  • 2008 Matters of the Heart
  • 2008 Your Fourteen Carat Mind
  • 2009 A Taste of the Truth
  • 2011 Your Money and My Good Looks

My Gospel Roots
My Heroes Have Always

Gene Watson Greatest Hits

  1. Fourteen Carat Mind
  2. Paper Rosie
  3. Nothing Sure Looked Good On You
  4. You’re Out Doing (What I’m Here Doing Without)
  5. Bedroom Ballad
  6. Farewell Party
  7. Got No Reason Now for Going Home
  8. One Sided Conversation
  9. Carmen
  10. Speak Softly (You’re Talking to My Heart)
  11. Don’t Waste It On the Blues
  12. Love In the Hot Afternoon
  13. The Old Man and His Horn
  14. I Don’t Need a Thing At All
  15. Should I Come Home (Or Should I Go Crazy)
  16. What She Don’t Know Won’t Hurt Her
  17. Because You Believed In Me
  18. Cowboys Don’t Get Lucky All the Time
  19. This Dream’s On Me
  20. Memories to Burn
  21. Sometimes I Get Lucky and Forget
  22. Between This Time and the Next Time
  23. Pick the Wildwood Flower
  24. Where Love Begins
  25. Drinkin’ My Way Back Home

Gene Watson Tour Dates | Concerts

  1. Jun 15, 2018
    Jackpot, NV
    Cactus Pete’s Horseshoe Casino
  2. Jun 16, 2018
    Jackpot, NV
    Cactus Pete’s Horseshoe Casino
  3. Jun 22, 2018
    Scottsburg, IN
    Ross Country Jamboree
  4. Jun 23, 2018
    Scottsburg, IN
    Ross Country Jamboree
  5. Jul 7, 2018
    Shawnee, OK
    Grand Casino
    w/ Mickey Gilley Jody Miller
  6. Jul 14, 2018
    Newkirk, OK
    First Council Casino – Council Bluff Event Center
    w/ Mickey Gilley Johnny Lee
  7. Jul 26, 2018
    Midland, TX
    Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
    w/ Johnny Rodriguez Jeannie Seely Moe Bandy
  8. Aug 3, 2018
    Cape Girardeau, MO
    Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast MO State University
  9. Aug 8, 2018
    Nashville, TN
    Grand Ole Opry
  10. Aug 18, 2018
    New Boston, TX
    Downtown at T&P Trail Head Park
  11. Aug 25, 2018
    Ft. Worth, TX
    Stagecoach Ballroom
  12. Aug 31, 2018
    Shipshewana, IN
    Bluegate Theatrre
  13. Sep 1, 2018
    Shipshewana,, IN
    Blue Gate Theater
  14. Sep 8, 2018
    Tomball, TX
    Mainstreet Crossing
  15. Sep 15, 2018
    Sandstone, MN
    Midwest Country Music Theater
  16. Sep 16, 2018
    Sandstone, MN
    Midwest Country Music Theater
  17. Sep 19, 2018
    Tyler, TX
    Liberty Hall
  18. Sep 20, 2018
    Branson, MO
    Starlite Theatre
  19. Sep 21, 2018
    Benton, KY
    Kentucky Opry
  20. Sep 22, 2018
    Benton, KY
    The Kentucky Opry
  21. Oct 4, 2018
    Branson, MO
    The Starlite Theatre
  22. Oct 5, 2018
    Branson, MO
    The Starlite Theatre
  23. Oct 6, 2018
    Gonzales, TX
    Come And Take It Celebration – Downtown Gonzales
    w/ Eddy Raven
  24. Oct 11, 2018
    Bremen, GA
    Mill Town Music Hall
    w/ Emi Sunshine
  25. Oct 12, 2018
    Newberry, SC
    Newberry Opera House
  26. Oct 13, 2018
    Ponte Vedra, FL
    Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
  27. Oct 20, 2018
    Gail, TX
    The Coyote Store
    w/ Jody Nix and the Texas Playboys
  28. Oct 25, 2018
    Anderson, SC
    Anderson Civic Center
  29. Oct 26, 2018
    Crossville, TN
    Palace Theatre
  30. Oct 27, 2018
    Liberty, NC
    Liberty Showcase
  31. Nov 3, 2018
    Weatherford, TX
    Texas Opry Theater
  32. Nov 8, 2018
    Branson, MO
    The Starlite Theatre
  33. Nov 9, 2018
    Branson, MO
    The Starlite Theatre
  34. Nov 10, 2018
    Irving, TX
    Irving Arts Center
  35. Nov 11, 2018
    The Woodlands, TX
    Dosey Doe “The Big Barn”
  36. Nov 16, 2018
    Pigeon Forge, TN
    Country Tonite Theatre
  37. Dec 8, 2018
    Miami, OK
    Coleman Theatre
  38. Feb 16, 2019
    Granbury, TX
    The New Granbury Live!
  39. Mar 1, 2019
    Sumter, SC
    Sumter Opera House
  40. Mar 2, 2019
    Weirsdale, FL
    Orange Blossom Opry
  41. Mar 3, 2019
    Weirsdale, FL
    Orange Blossom Opry
  42. Mar 6, 2019
    Plant City, FL
    Florida Strawberry Festival
  43. Mar 8, 2019
    Walhalla, SC
    Walhalla Civic Auditorium

Gene Watson Farewell Party

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