On Sunday, New Year’s Day January 1, 2017 at 11 am, let’s start the new year with Gene Watson on the Sunday Morning Country Classic Spotlight.

We get started at 9 am with the country classic radio show at 98.1 Minnesota’s New Country, online and on your mobile device.

Gene Watson entered the top ten country chart in 1975 with “Love in the Hot Afternoon” --  a song of passion set in New-Orleans. Watson has this smooth tenor voice known as one of country music’s great voices. Watson’s signature song is “Farewell Party” it scored a number five on the country chart in 1979.  “Paper Rosie” reached number three on the country chart in 1976. In 1981, he topped the chart at number one with “Fourteen Carat Mind.”

Watson was born October 11, 1943 in Palestine, Texas. He began his career in the 1960s performing in local clubs at night while working in a Houston auto body shop during the day. His national success began in the mid-1970s and continued into the early 1980s.

Watson has celebrated 54 years in country music, his very first single on country radio was “If it was that Easy,” that was released in 1962.  Watson’s long career has notched six number ones, 23 top ten and 75 charted singles.




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