Nashville, TN – February 21, 2018 – “An Aaron Watson tune is solid, sturdy, well crafted, dependable…like George Strait…above all, he is authentic,” proclaims Texas Monthly, and his latest effort, “Run Wild Horses,” is proving the songsmith’s staying power at country radio, where it was the #3 most added single this week on the national Mediabase chart, pulling in support from markets coast to coast.
Fans and critics agree that the self-penned homage to his wife of 15 years “turns the heat way up” as “R&B overtones dominate a sultry, guitar and fiddle-heavy arrangement that practically reaches out to dim the lights itself” (Taste of Country). Watson shared the lyric video with his fans via socials on Tuesday, the single’s add date.
The tour in support of new album Vaquero continues to heat up with a slew of sellouts already under Watson’s belt in 2018, including a record-breaking attendance in Midland, TX earlier this month. The successful start to the year puts Watson in great company, earning a slot in the coveted Top 100 on Pollstar’s most recent “Global Concert Pulse,” which ranks each artist by average box office gross per city worldwide. He’ll be heading to the Northeast next week, highlighted by a Texas Independence Day show in New York City (3/2) and back out west in April for Stagecoach in Indio (4/29). Full list of dates, tickets and information is available at AaronWatson.com.Aaron Watson wrapped 2017 with a Top 10 on the national radio charts with his self-penned “Outta Style.” At 50 weeks, the hit single shattered a Billboard record, marking the longest trek to the coveted spot in the history of their Country Airplay Chart. The Texas troubadour ended his banner year with his album Vaquero earning one of the 10 biggest album debuts of the year in country music and a number of “Best Album of 2017” nods, including Whiskey Riff and the No. 1 spot on Taste of Country’s year end list, proclaiming the project “a rich collection of cowboy poetry.”
ABOUT AARON WATSON: Aaron Watson continues to dominate as a true independent in the country music arena. Watson’s newest release and highly-anticipated album Vaquero launched into the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart with his biggest career sales debut to date, and at #2 on the Top Country Albums chart. Texas Monthly, Billboard, Rolling Stone Country, Noisey, CMT, The Boot and more have all featured the new music. Vaquero is the follow up to his history-making album The Underdog, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, making him the first-ever independent, male country artist to debut in the coveted top spot. The album features lead single “Outta Style,” his record-breaking Top 10 hit on country music’s national radio airplay charts. His new single, “Run Wild Horses” has just hit country radio. Watson’s rise has been paved by years of hard work and perseverance. Eighteen years later, over a dozen recorded albums and more than 2,500 shows in the U.S. and Europe, the Texas native is determined to stay true to his roots and deliver music directly to his fans. Watson shared his journey with fans via a video that has racked up over 7.2 Million views and 50,000 shares, proving his phenomenal connection to fans, watch HERE.