Gene Watson Bio, Age, Wife, Songs List, Cancer and Net Worth

Who is Gene Watson?

Gary Gene Watson is an American country singer from Palestine, Texas.

Detailed Gene Watson Biography

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.

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.

What is Gene Watson Age?

He was born on October 11, 1943.

Who’re Gene Watson Family Members?

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Who’re Gene Watson Children?

He is a father of two( adult son and daughter).

Who’s Gene Watson Wife?

He married Mattie Louise Bivins in January 1961 when he was 17 and she was 15 years old.

What is Gene Watson Net Worth 2020?

He has an estimated net worth of $8 million.

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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

Gene Watson Greatest Hits of all time

  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

List will be updated

Gene Watson Health

Gene  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.

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