Newcomer Shane Owens Kicks Off a Night of Traditional Country As Opening Act

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 26, 2017) – Gene Watson, one of the most iconic voices in country music, will return to Music City on February 10, for an upcoming appearance at the historic Nashville Palace. Fans won’t want to miss this rare Nashville appearance by the man known as ‘The Singer’s Singer’ and, as journalist, Robert Oermann states, “A man that every country vocalist in this city should bow to. And most of them do.” Fans attending the show are in for a special treat, as modern traditionalist and Amerimonte Records recording artist, Shane Owens serves as the opener for the must-see event. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

“Fans have supported us in the early days and they just keep on supporting us,” said Gene Watson. “ We love keeping the tradition alive and are delighted they want to hear “real country.” When they come to our show they know they’re going to get one hundred percent straight-to-the-heart, pure country.”

The country chart-topper has experienced a resurgence, following the release of his latest project, Real.Country.Music. The 2016 album was met with high critical acclaim, with AXS The Rowdy saying, “It's as iconic an album as one could hope to make,” with the Huffington Post agreeing, saying that “The best thing about the new Gene Watson album is that it's a new Gene Watson album.” The project serves as the 33rd studio album by the Texas native, who has charted more than 75 singles. The current single, “Help Me,” was written by Larry Gatlin and continues its climb to No. 1 on the Christian charts.

Watson remains one of the most relevant traditional country singers around, with a jam-packed touring schedule, including dozens of shows already added for 2017, with more to be added (see dates below).

For more information on Gene Watson, visit genewatsonmusic.com or follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

GENE WATSON ON TOUR:
Jan. 27 Ameristar Casino - Kansas City, Mo.
Jan. 29 Country’s Family Reunion Cruise - George Town, Cayman Islands
Feb. 10 Nashville Palace - Nashville, Tenn.
Feb. 11 Anderson Music Hall - Hiawassee, Ga.
Feb. 18 Riverside Club - Mission, Texas
March 10 The Cultural Center of Charlotte County - Port Charlotte, Fla.
March 11 Orange Blossom Opry - Weirsdale, Fla.
March 12 Orange Blossom Opry - Weirsdale, Fla.
March 17 Ross Country Jamboree - Scottsburg, Ind.
March 18 Ross Country Jamboree - Scottsburg, Ind.
March 25 Arlington Music Hall - Arlington, Texas
April 01 Oil Palace - Tyler, Texas
April 08 Dothan Civic Center - Dothan, Ala.
April 22 Renfro Valley Entertainment Center - Renfro Valley, Ky.
May 03 Starlite Theatre - Branson, Mo.
May 06 Civic Center - Truth or Consequences, N.M.
May 27 Country Tonite Theater - Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
June 02 Marion Civic Center - Marion, Ill.
June 03 Hank Williams Festival - Georgiana, Ala.
June 09 Happy Holiday RV Village - Cherokee, N.C.
July 01 Mainstreet Crossing - Tomball, Texas
July 15 Milltown Music Hall - Bremen, Ga.
Aug. 17 NC Bluegrass Festival - Marion, N.C.
Aug. 19 Red Barn - Winchester, Ohio
Sept. 01 Bluegate Theater - Shipshewana, Ind.
Sept. 02 Bluegate Theater - Shipshewana, Ind.
Sept. 20 Starlite Theatre - Branson, Mo.
Oct. 06 Kentucky Opry - Benton, Ky.
Oct. 07 Kentucky Opry - Benton, Ky.
Oct. 14 Palace Theatre - Corsicana, Texas
Oct. 20 Riverwind Casino - Norman, Okla.
Oct. 21 Nelson’s Music City - Knob Lick, Mo.
Oct. 22 Winstar Casino - Thackerville, Okla.
Oct. 27 Anderson Civic Center - Anderson, S.C.

ABOUT GENE WATSON:
This masterful country stylist from Houston, Texas has been thrilling audiences for more than 50 years. Gene Watson’s tally of 75 charted titles, 23 top-10 hits and six number-one records has led to membership in the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and the Houston, TX Music Hall of Fame. Radio listeners are still transfixed whenever classics like “Farewell Party,” “Fourteen Carat Mind” or “Love in the Hot Afternoon” are played. Considered one of the finest pure-country singers of his generation and known as “The Singer’s Singer”, Watson offers up one of the best traditional country shows in the business. For more information about Gene Watson, visit GeneWatsonMusic.com.

ABOUT SHANE OWENS:
Recently named by Rolling Stone Country as one of “10 New Country Artists You need To Know,” Shane Owens has been building a strong following in nightclubs across the Southeast for more than a decade. His powerful vocal range combined with the emotional lyrical content of his songs has made him a favorite of fans, critics, and his fellow artists alike. After starting his career by opening shows for dozens of major stars in the mid-2000s, the baritone performer attracted the attention of Nashville music executives, and he soon landed a record deal. However, with all the changes in the music industry at the time, his album was shelved and never released. Just like the ‘Never Give Up’ mantra of his lyrics, Owens picked himself up and moved on, thanks to famed producer James Stroud (Tim McGraw, Aaron Lewis, Clint Black), who produced his new album, Where I’m Comin’ From with Country music legend Randy Travis and industry executive Steve Popovich, Jr. as executive producers and mixed by Ed Seay (Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Alabama). For more information about Shane Owens, visit ShaneOwensCountry.com.