Aaron Watson

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Aaron Watson is a Texas country music singer.

Watson was born in Amarillo, Texas and attended Abilene Christian University, where he began learning guitar, after playing junior college baseball in New Mexico. He gigged around Texas before releasing his debut album, A Texas Cafe; the follow-up, Shuttupanddance, was a regional sales success. 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.

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.

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

Watson and his wife Kimberly have two sons and one daughter: Jacob, born in 2006, Jack, born in 2007, and Jolee Kate, born in 2009.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1999 Singer Songwriter 1
2001 A Texas Cafe 1
2003 Shutupanddance 1
2004 The Honky Tonk Kid 1
2005 Live at the Texas Hall of Fame 1
2006 San Angelo 1
2007 Barbed Wire Halo 1
2008 Angels & Outlaws 1
2009 Aaron Watson LIVE 1
2010 The Road & The Rodeo 1
2012 Real Good Time 1

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