Aaron Watson

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Aaron Watson
Birth nameAaron Watson
Born1977
OriginAbilene, Texas, USA
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar
Years active2000-present
LabelsBIG Label Records
Websitehttp://www.aaronwatson.com
 
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Aaron Watson
Birth nameAaron Watson
Born1977
OriginAbilene, Texas, USA
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar
Years active2000-present
LabelsBIG Label Records
Websitehttp://www.aaronwatson.com

Aaron Watson is a Texas country music singer.

Watson was born in Abilene, Texas and attended Abilene Christian University, where he began learning guitar, after playing junior college baseball in New Mexico.[1] He gigged around Texas before releasing his debut album, A Texas Cafe; the follow-up, Shuttupanddance, was a regional sales success.[1] His 2004 album, The Honky Tonk Kid, was produced by Ray Benson and features an appearance from Willie Nelson. Watson's band is called the Orphans of the Brazos; they appear on his 2005 album, Live at the Texas Hall of Fame. In 2006, his San Angelo release hit No. 60 on the U.S. Billboard country charts and No. 50 on its Heatseekers chart.[2]

Later that year, Watson released a collection of gospel songs entitled Barbed Wire Halo which includes readings by Billy Joe Shaver. On April 1, 2008, Watson's 8th album, Angels & Outlaws, reached No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard Heatseekers chart, No. 28 on its Country Albums chart, and landed in the Billboard Top 200. The album's debut single, "Hearts Are Breaking Across Texas", reached the No. 1 spot on the Texas Music Chart. "Love Makin' Song" was released later that year, and "Rollercoaster Ride" followed in 2009.

On September 15, 2009, Watson released Aaron Watson LIVE: Deep in the Heart of Texas, a dual disc CD/DVD set recorded live at the Hog Creek Ice House in Waco, TX on June 27, 2009.[3]

On July 7, 2009, Watson performed at the 81st Texas FFA Convention in Dallas, Texas.

Watson and his wife Kimberly have two sons and two daughters: Jacob, born in 2006, Jack, born in 2007, Jolee Kate, born in 2009, and a daughter in heaven, Julia Grace, born in 2011.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
US CountryUSUS HeatUS Indie
Aaron Watson
  • Release date: 1999
  • Label: Sonnet Records
A Texas Café
  • Release date: 2001
  • Label: Sonnet Records
Shutupanddance
  • Release date: July 23, 2002
  • Label: Sonnet Records
The Honky Tonk Kid
  • Release date: March 30, 2004
  • Label: Sonnet Records
Live at the Texas Hall of Fame
  • Release date: April 5, 2005
  • Label: Sonnet Records
San Angelo
  • Release date: April 4, 2006
  • Label: Sonnet Records
605043
Barbed Wire Halo
  • Release date: March 20, 2007
  • Label: Sonnet Records
Angels & Outlaws
  • Release date: April 1, 2008
  • Label: Big Label Records
28175425
Deep in the Heart of Texas:
Aaron Watson Live
  • Release date: September 15, 2009
  • Label: Big Label Records
4724
The Road & The Rodeo
  • Release date: October 12, 2010
  • Label: Big Label Records
25150428
Real Good Time
  • Release date: October 9, 2012
  • Label: Big Label Records
98119
The Underdog
  • Release date: February 17, 2015
  • Label: Big Label Records
1141
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

YearSinglePeak positionsAlbum
US Country
2004"If You're Not in Love"The Honky Tonk Kid
2006"Heyday Tonight"San Angelo
2008"Hearts Are Breaking Across Texas"Angels & Outlaws
"Love Makin' Song"
2009"Rollercoaster Ride"
"The Road"The Road & The Rodeo
2010"Walls"
2011"Best for Last"
"Fast Cars Slow Kisses"
2012"Leather & Lace" (with Elizabeth Cook)Hearts Across Texas
"Raise Your Bottle"Real Good Time
2013"Lips"
"Summertime Girl"
"July in Cheyenne"
2014"That Look"41The Underdog
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

YearVideoDirector
2003"I Don't Want You to Go"
2012"Raise Your Bottle"
2013"Lips"[4]Paul De La Cerda
2014"July in Cheyenne"[5]Timothy Allen/Benjamin Ranzinger

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