Gene Watson's 50th Anniversary Tour Is At The Tivoli May 3

Tickets Go On Sale March 15

Friday, March 8, 2013
Gene Watson
Gene Watson

Gene Watson, the country stylist known in Nashville as "The Singer's Singer," is stopping at Chattanooga’s Tivoli Theatre on May 3 on his 50th Anniversary Tour. Special guest is Robby Hopkins.  

Review for Gene Watson:
Gene’s career tally of 75 charted titles, 23 Top 10 hits, and 6 Number One singles include classic hits like Farewell Party, Fourteen Carat Mind, Paper Rosie, and Love in the Hot Afternoon. The depth of emotion in his singing, his brilliant phrasing, his jaw-dropping range and the power in the lyrics he chooses are all factors in the awe he inspires in both fans and his musical peers.  

In 2012 Gene released a re-recorded collection of 25 Greatest Hits titled Best of the Best to great critical acclaim.  Noted journalist John Lomax III gave it a Best of 2012 award for Watson’s remarkable ability to recreate the recordings with such care that it’s nearly impossible to tell the originals from the re-recorded versions some 30 years later.  

Watson’s 2009 album A Taste of the Truth received “Album of the Year” from a national critics and fan vote, including one award for Album of the Decade. The Citadel Media’s Real Country Radio Network awarded Gene Watson the title of 2010 Legend of the Year from their national fan voted contest, beating such stalwarts as Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson and Randy Travis. 

On his 2009 album release “A Taste of the Truth”, Gene Watson and Rhonda Vincent scored a #1 for their single “Staying Together.”  Rhonda Vincent and Gene Watson went on to record an all duets album in 2010 which has proved to be a fan favorite.  

Watson is one of the rare singers who still sings in the same key as he did 30 years ago and his audiences respond with standing ovations night after night when he nails the octave jumping last note on his most requested song, the now country classic  “Farewell Party.”  
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. His stunning voice captivates audiences and keeps his fans coming back again and again. 

All seats are reserved at $26.50 and $36.50 plus convenience fees. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 15, at Memorial Auditorium box office, online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com, and by phone at 642-TIXS.


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