Country singer Gene Watson was born in 1943 in Palestine, Texas. His career in music started in the early 70s, when he began performing in local clubs and recording for a few small record labels. In 1974, Capitol Records picked up his album Love in the Hot Afternoon. Over the course of his career, Watson has released thirty albums up to 2012. On those albums, he has released a number of charting singles.
Watson is perhaps best known for his 1975 hit “Love in the Hot Afternoon, his 1982 hit “Fourteen Carat Mind” and what has been deemed his signature song, “Farewell Party.” He has several Top 10 singles to his name, including those three, as well as “Paper Rosie,” “Pick the Wildwood Flower,” “Nothing Sure Looked Good on You,” “What She Don’t Know Won’t Hurt Her,” “You’re Out Doing What I’m Here Doing Without” and “Memories to Burn.”
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