Gene Watson Calendar Archive: February 2020

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Gene Watson's Calendar

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

Country's Family Reunion & Larry's Country Diner Cruise (7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise) / Sunday 26 January 2020 - Sunday 2 February 2020 / Departing from Galveston, Texas

Artist Line-up included the following performers:

Bill Anderson
Rhonda Vincent
Gene Watson
Jeannie Seely
Jimmy Fortune
Malpass Brothers
Mark Wills
Ashley Campbell
Mo Pitney
Teea Goans
Wilson Fairchild
Joshua Hedley
Larry’s Country Diner Cast

Friday 7 February 2020
The Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37214

Gene Watson, Louis York, Steve Wariner, Zach Williams, Red Valley, Brad Upton, Maddie & Tae, Johnny Rivers and Ricky Skagg at The Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37214 on Friday 7 February 2020 (performances begin at 7:00pm)

Performances began at 7:00pm

Artists who appeared on the night included the following:

7:00pm – 7:30pm
John Conlee
Riders In The Sky
Maddie & Tae
Johnny Rivers

7:30pm – 8:00pm
Steve Wariner
Gene Watson /
Official Induction to The Grand Ole Opry took place on this night, with Eddie Stubbs officiating and Steve Wariner making the presentation

8:00pm – 8:15pm
Intermission

8:15pm – 8:45pm
Jeannie Seely

Brad Upton
Louis York

8:45pm – 9:15pm
Ricky Skaggs
High Valley
Zach Williams

On Friday 17 January 2020, Gene Watson received an invitation, from Vince Gill, to join The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, as the next official member

Photo Credit
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.

On Friday 17 January 2020, Gene Watson received an invitation, from Vince Gill, to 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’.

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Watch the moment Vince Gill invited Gene Watson to become the newest member of The Grand Ole Opry

On Friday 17 January 2020, Vince Gill invited Gene Watson to become the newest member of The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville

‚ÄĘ Gene Watson officially became a member of The Grand Ole Opry on Friday 7 February 2020

Sunday 9 February 2020
Dixie National Livestock & RodeoMississippi Coliseum, 1207 Mississippi Street, Jackson, MS 39202

Dixie National Livestock & Rodeo, Mississippi Coliseum,  1207 Mississippi Street, Jackson, MS 39202

Performance time was 3:00pm

Gene Watson at Dixie National Livestock & Rodeo, Mississippi Coliseum,  1207 Mississippi Street, Jackson, MS 39202 on Sunday 9 February 2020

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

5J Dance Hall, 31727 West Hwy 84, McGregor, TX 76657

Performance time was 9:00pm

Gene Watson at 5J Dance Hall, 31727 W HWY 84, McGregor, TX 76657 on Friday 14 February 2020

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)

Riverside Club, 214 East Chimney Road, Mission, TX 78573 (Riverside Club is 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

Gene Watson at Riverside Club, 214 East Chimney Road, Mission, TX 78573 on Saturday 22 February 2020

Thursday 27 February 2020
The Historic Rodgers Theatre, 204 North Broadway Street, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

The Historic Rodgers Theatre, 204 North Broadway Street, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

Performance time was 7:00pm

Gene Watson at The Historic Rodgers Theatre, 204 North Broadway Street, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901 on Thursday 27 February 2020



Saturday 29 February 2020
Ameristar Casino Star Pavilion3200 North Ameristar Drive, Kansas City, MO 64161

Ameristar Casino Star Pavilion , 3200 North Ameristar Drive,  Kansas City, MO 64161

Doors opened at 7:30pm

Performance time was 8:30pm
Gene Watson at Ameristar Casino Star Pavilion, 3200 North Ameristar Drive, Kansas City, MO 64161 on Saturday 29 February 2020