The Gene Watson Fan Site is proud of its association with Sarah Brosmer (Gene Watson’s Day-to-Day Manager) at Lytle Management in Brentwood, TN and Rob Battle at Battle Artist Agency in College Grove, Tennessee.
It is here where you can find details of previous Gene Watson performances.
All calendar information was courtesy of Sarah Brosmer, Gene Watson’s Day-to-Day Manager, at Lytle Management in Brentwood, TN.
Sunday 26 January 2020 – Sunday 2 February 2020
Country’s Family Reunion & Larry’s Country Diner Cruise (7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise)
Departed from Galveston, Texas
Artist Line-up included the following performers:
Friday 7 February 2020
The Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37214
Performances began at 7:00pm
Artists who appeared on the night included the following:
7:00pm – 7:30pm
Riders In The Sky
Maddie & Tae
8:00pm – 8:15pm
8:15pm – 8:45pm
8:45pm – 9:15pm
Chris Hollo for Grand Ole Opry
On the night of Friday 17 January 2020, Gene Watson received a long-overdue invitation to finally join the Grand Ole Opry as the next official member.
The 76-year-old from Palestine, Texas was surprised by Vince Gill, who is one of the Grand Ole Opry’s favourite couriers of formal invitations.
After performing a song, Vince Gill invited Gene Watson out on stage unexpectedly. ‘I’ve got a little bit of a cold and not feeling too good, and they’ve got me down for two more songs, but I’d love to give you one of those songs. I’ll make you a deal. I’m a wheeler-dealer guy. If you do ‘Farewell Party’, we’ll invite you to become the next member of the Grand Ole Opry’.
Of course, Gene Watson accepted, and looked genuinely surprised, elated and emotional.
After catching his breath and receiving a standing ovation, Gene Watson said, ‘In 2019, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the release of this song. And, after 40 years, it’s still the most requested song. And then you pull this on me, I’m not sure I’ve got anything left’.
Watch the moment Vince Gill invited Gene Watson to become the newest member of The Grand Ole Opry
• Gene Watson officially became a member of The Grand Ole Opry on Friday 7 February 2020
Sunday 9 February 2020
Dixie National Livestock & Rodeo, Mississippi Coliseum, 1207 Mississippi Street, Jackson, MS 39202
Performance time was 3:00pm
Tickets for the Dixie National Livestock Show were free with admittance to the Rodeo
Friday 14 February 2020
5J Dance Hall, 31727 W HWY 84, McGregor, TX 76657
Performance time was 9:00pm
Saturday 22 February 2020
Riverside Club, 214 East Chimney Road, Mission, TX 78573 (located 2.5 miles South on Conway, 1/4 Mile West / G.P.S. 3681 Levee Road)
Doors opened at 5:30pm
Performance time was 7:30pm
Thursday 27 February 2020
The Historic Rodgers Theatre, 204 North Broadway Street, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Performance time was 7:00pm
Saturday 29 February 2020
Ameristar Casino Star Pavilion, 3200 North Ameristar Drive, Kansas City, MO 64161
Doors opened at 7:30pm
Performance time was 8:30pm