Jul 292018

Aaron Watson is a household name in the Texas Music scene, and someone I have been keeping my attention on for some time now.  And just recently he released a new video for the song “Run Wild Horses” from the newest studio album called ‘Vaquero”.

He has been touring relentlessly across America, and involved with many festivals. Right now we are eagerly awaiting his LIVE album called ‘Live At The World’s Biggest Rodeo Show”, which was recorded in front of 65,000 people on the opening night of the Rodeo Houston in 2017.

When ABC News spoke to Mr. Aaron he had this to say:

“We had planned on releasing this album in the second half of 2017, but after the storm it just didn’t feel right,” Aaron reveals. “I’ve always wanted my music to do good in the world and it became clear that there was a real opportunity to hold onto this project and release it on the one year anniversary of the hurricane.”

“So much of my home state of Texas was affected,” he adds. “Hopefully by bringing the recovery efforts back to the forefront, it will remind people that there is still so much work left to do.”

In addition to the live retrospective of Aaron’s 18-year career, the set also includes the acoustic bonus track “Higher Ground,” which he wrote while the storm was happening.

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Aaron Watson Live at the World’s Biggest Rodeo Show, the “pioneering independent’s” (Cowboys & Indians) 14th album and his first live album in nearly a decade, is set to release on August 24, 2018, marking the one year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall on the south Texas coast (August 25, 2017). The Category 4 storm caused $125 billion in damage according to the National Hurricane Center and impacted 13 million people in 41 Texas counties. $1.41 from each album sold will benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund, in recognition of the widespread devastation across Watson’s beloved home state. Recorded live in front of 65,000 fans on opening night of the 2017 Rodeo Houston, the album is particularly poignant to the Texas born-and-bred singer/songwriter.

Here’s the complete track listing for Aaron Watson Live at the World’s Biggest Rodeo Show, which comes out August 24:

“These Old Boots Have Roots”
“Freight Train”
“Real Good Time”
“Raise Your Bottle”
“That’s Why God Loves Cowboys”
“That Look”
“Outta Style”
“Bluebonnets (Julia’s Song)”
“They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To”
“Fence Post”
“Getaway Truck”
“July in Cheyenne (Song for Lane’s Momma)”
“Higher Ground”


Jul 292018


This special program runs until August 19th…. Have you heard of “Americana at the Ryman”? Our friends at the historic venue have put together this amazing new series running every Sunday from July 15 through August 19.

Tickets for each show are available now for $40.50 and can be purchased by clicking on the images below. If you buy a series pass, you can sit in your favorite seat for all six music-filled nights!

I’m not totally sure of more dates to be added, however I would have deemed that this series would have lasted up until the September 11th launch of the 2018 Americana Festival week here in town, which I shall be a part of this year. This scene in general is one that I shall be investing more time into for years to come, as I need to.


Buy Your Tickets
July 15 - Budy Miller & Friends feat. Lee Ann Womack, Tony Joe White, The McCrary Sisters, Parker Millsap and Elizabeth Cook July 22 - Jim Lauderdale, Williams Fitzsimmons and The Secret Sisters
July 29 - Mark O'Connor Band & Brandy Clark August 5 - Alejandro Escovedo, Hayes Carll and Caroline Spence
August 12 - Amanda Shires & Caitlin Rose August 19 - Justin Townes Earle & The Band of Heathens