Personalities | Gene Watson | New Country & The Neo-Traditionalists

(Vocals, b. 1943)

Texan Gene Watson started out in music at only 13 and recorded for local labels in 1965, but it wasn’t until 1975 that ‘Bad Water’ became his first country chart hit, and the same year’s ‘Love In The Hot Afternoon’ started a successful run of hits on Capitol and, later, MCA. He has continued to record on independent labels without letting his standards slip.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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