Dale Watson, singer, songwriter, guitarist
Singer ~ Songwriter

Dale Watson

October 7, 1962, AL

A staunch adherent of old-style honky tonk and Bakersfield country, Dale Watson has positioned himself as a tattooed, stubbornly independent outsider only interested in recording authentic country music. As a result, he has never sold many records, but his music has been championed by numerous critics and alternative country fans. ~ Allmusic: Dale Watson ~ retrieved October 4, 2013 © Allmusic

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Dale Watson is a country music maverick, a true outlaw carrying on where Waylon Jennings left off. A member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, he stands alongside Waylon, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State. Although Dale has made his name as a Texas artist, he actually was born in Alabama. Moving to Houston as a teenager, his musical journey began right out of high school as he started playing clubs and local honky-tonks. In 1988, it led him to move to Los Angeles on the advice of rockabilly singer-guitarist Rosie Flores. He played in the house band at the legendary Palomino Club in Hollywood for a couple years and recorded a few singles before moving to Nashville to write songs for a publishing company run by Gary Morris (writer of such country/pop hits as ‘The Wind Beneath My Wings’). Commercial country did not fit the fiercely independent songwriter so Dale relocated to Austin, Texas where he got a record deal and wrote several songs poking fun at the industry side of Nashville, including ‘Nashville Rash’ from his Hightone debut Cheatin’ Heart Attack and ‘A Real Country Song’ from his 1996 follow-up Blessed or Damned. ~ Red House Records: Dale Watson ~ retrieved October 4, 2013 © Red House Records

In 2012 three Dale Watson albums made the #DLW500, Dylan's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time ~ #490 Cheatin' Heart Attack (1995) ~ #297 Whiskey Or God (2006) ~ #19 The Truckin' Sessions (1998)



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