AARON WATSON WITH PAT GREEN
and Special Guest Hunter Hutchinson
Friday, January 26th
Taylor County Expo Center
Doors open at 6:30 PM
About Aaron Watson:
Online Ticket order's will be available until 5:00 PM January 26th.
Tickets will be available after 5:00 PM in the will-call center in front of the Coliseum.
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” which is Top 12 on country music’s national radio airplay charts. Country music fans can catch the long-awaited music video for the track on CMT and GAC. The energetic live show clip was filmed via a ten-camera shoot during Watson’s historic, headlining show at the RodeoHouston earlier this year for an enthusiastic crowd exceeding 50,000. The Houston Press proclaimed they had never seen “a performer at RodeoHouston more in tune with the audience in the stands”, praising the headliner’s “modern-throwback aesthetic” and “supercharged Texas swing.” The heart of the show, captured by director, Ben Ranzinger, is clear in the clip, which premiered online via Cowboys & Indians.
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.
“This is a hometown show for Aaron, so we are excited to be part of this strong line-up,” says Allen Anders, Senior Talent Buyer with AEG Presents.
About Pat Green:
Pat Green has finally come full circle --‐-‐and all the way back Home.
After rising through Texas' college-town and dancehall scene years ago, Green earned himself major-label support in Nashville and became the poster child of Texas music for a whole generation of fans. His list of achievements includes over 2 million albums sold, three Grammy nominations and a sold out Houston Astrodome.
But after releasing six albums in eight years, sending singles like "Wave on Wave" and "Let Me" up the charts, touring with powerhouses like Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban and dealing with accusations of "selling out," the meat grinder of mainstream stardom proved to be too much. He was spent.
"I felt so much pressure during the years I was with the big record labels to put out a record almost every year," he explains. "There was a constant loop of having to be creative with new music, and that's just not my style. I like it to happen when it happens."
Now, after breaking The cycle for a three--‐‑year recharge, Green is back in his comfort zone and playing by his own rules again. His is new independent album Home is his first set of originals in several years, and directly speaks to the hardcore fans that have been with him since the beginning.