Gene Watson Announces New Album, ‘Outside The Box’: Thursday 21 July 2022

Gene Watson

On Thursday 21 July 2022, Gene Watson announced the release, which took place on Friday 16 September 2022, of his new album, ‘Outside The Box‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2022), which featured collaborations with Willie Nelson and Rhonda Vincent.

Gene Watson: 'Outside The Box' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2022)

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Adkins Publicity, Nashville

Gene Watson Announces New Album, ‘Outside The Box‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2022)

Nashville, Tennesse
Iconic vocalist Gene Watson ventures ‘Outside The Box‘ with new album set for release on Friday 16 September 2022.  The project features Watson’s first-ever collaboration with country legend and fellow Texan, Willie Nelson, on ‘Wonderful Future’.  The album also features a duet with Grand Ole Opry peer, Rhonda Vincent, on ‘I’ve Got One of Those Too’.  The album will be available for pre-order on Tuesday 16 August 2022.

Outside The Box‘ showcases Watson’s masterful vocals that have been his signature for more than six decades.  The 12-track collection fuses newly recorded songs from Watson, as well as re-imagined hits across multiple genres, from Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 – Wednesday 6 April 2016) to Etta James (Tuesday 25 January 1938 – Friday 20 January 2012).  The album was produced by Dirk Johnson and executive produced by Watson.

‘We titled the album before we ever recorded the first song’, shared Watson.  ‘I just wanted to do something that was different, not only for me, but for the fans too.  Of course, it’s still pure country music, but the very first song I recorded was one by Etta James (Tuesday 25 January 1938 – Friday 20 January 2012) that I’ve always thought was one of the greatest songs out there.  I really searched for songs I know my fans will appreciate and from that came this album, ‘Outside The Box.

Celebrating 60 years in the music business hasn’t slowed down Watson.  The ‘singer’s singer’ has added more dates to his 60th Anniversary Tour.

Watson’s single, ‘If It’s That Easy’, was released to radio in 1962 via Sun Valley Records.  Since then, he has charted 75 titles, including 23 Top 10 hits, six No.1 country singles and five No.1 gospel records.  The Texas native continues to perform to sold-out crowds, singing in the same key as he did more than five decades ago.

Gene Watson: 'Outside The Box' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2022)

‘Gene Watson: Outside The Box’
Fourteen Carat Music (2022)

1 ‘If I Had Any Pride Left At All’
‘If She Only Knew’
3 ‘Wonderful Future’
4 ‘Lie To Me’
‘Some Fools’
6 ‘I’ll Keep Holding Your Memory’
7 ‘I’ve Got One of Those Too’
8 ‘They Played It’
‘The Blues Are Alive & Well’
10 ‘Who Do You Think You Are’
11 ‘It Looked Good On Paper’
12 ‘Loneliness Is Eating Me Alive’

Adkins Publicity, Nashville

Adkins Publicity, Nashville
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