On Thursday 12 October 2023, Gene Watson expressed his thanks to everyone who wished him a Happy 80th Birthday.
‘Thank you for all for your kind messages on my birthday.
Appreciate each one.
Today we’re traveling towards Nashville for our Grand Ole Opry show tonight, and another celebration for reaching 80.
Along the way, the band decorated our bus for the occasion, and my bus driver, Peanut, gave me this nice photo of the band’
• Gene Watson on Facebook