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West Texas-Born Country Star Aaron Watson Set to Play in El Paso November 30, 2017
Country artist and West Texas-born musician Aaron Watson, embarks on his latest tour, ready to showcase his newest album, Vaquero. Watson will stop in El Paso at the Abraham Chavez Theatre on Friday, February 23, 2018.
Throughout his 17-year career that spans a dozen albums and more than 2,500 shows throughout the U.S. and Europe, 39-year-old Watson has stubbornly and sincerely identified with the everyman––even as he’s proven to be the exception to the rule.
The latest evidence of Watson’s homespun singularity is Vaquero, an ambitious 16-song set of character-driven storytelling, level-headed cultural commentary, and love songs for grownups that promise to further solidify his status as one of today’s finest torch-bearers of real country music.
Vaquero is the follow-up to 2015’s The Underdog, an acclaimed collection that also made history. Watson was sitting at his kitchen table as his wife Kim scrambled eggs when he got the call: The Underdog had debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart. It was the first time an independent, male country artist had ever outsold majors to premiere at the top spot.
“We started jumping around and squealing like kids,” he says. “It was a beautiful moment because I got to share it with the girl who believed in me when I was broke and playing some pawnshop guitar. It is something I’ll never forget.”
That momentous instant also arrived with a built-in challenge. “Once we dried the tears of joy, it hit me,” Watson says. “I had my work cut out for me for my next album.”
The result is Vaquero, a bold album that confidently draws from Texas’ storied musical melting pot: dancehall shuffles, dustbowl narratives, Tejano, and more fill the record.
Tickets for Aaron Watson go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 1 at 10AM and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, and at the Plaza Theatre Box Office. Tickets range from $22.50 to $27.50 (plus applicable service charges) and are subject to change.