He has been making albums since 1999 but if you are from north of Oklahoma you probably are thinking Aaron Watson is a newcomer to the country music scene. Making quite the talk in Nashville in December of 2014 for his album “The Underdog” that was self- released, independently distributed and promoted…it was the first time that anything like that by an independent male artist debuted #1 on the billboard album charts! Aaron Watson truly made country music history and with that many started to listen.
The Country Music Hall Of Fame even recognized his unprecedented accomplishment with an installation commemorating his milestone as one of the biggest stories in country music for 2015. Following that up was when Watson co-wrote or wrote all 16 songs on his 11th studio album, Vaquero, and co-produced the album with award-winning producer Marshall Altman who also produces Frankie Ballard / Eric Paslay.
The song off that album seemed to make some waves was “Fencepost” as it talked about him getting turned down by a Nashville label executive that fuels his dream even more.
Britt, from Gotta B Country Radio, says “that “Fencepost” and “Underdog” are two of her favorites on that album. But it is hard to just pick one!” She continued “ After hearing Aaron for the first time back in 2011 it has always been such a great time watching him perform and watching casual listeners turn into fans. He is one of the genuine ones, I once watched him stay and shake hands and take photos for 2 hours past his concert. That is not only dedication to the fans but true thankfulness and humbleness that makes country music proud.”
If you were in Vegas for the National Finals Rodeo and happened to be at the South Point hotel, you would have had the pleasure of seeing Aaron take the stage and perform for free to a packed room…how awesome!