Aaron Watson is truly living the American dream. A singing cowboy who rides a “horse named hustle,” as an independent artist, Aaron continues to undeniably impact the country music scene, building an incredible 18-year career. This week Watson hits a new milestone as his latest single “Outta Style,” lauded as “the most stylish song of his career” by Rolling Stone, cracks the Top 30 threshold on the country radio charts, marking his highest charting single to date and arguably the greatest underdog story in country music since Zac Brown Band’s “Chicken Fried” nearly a decade ago.
Written by Watson, “Outta Style” is the lead single from the critically acclaimed album Vaquero, which debuted earlier this year at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and No. 1 on Billboard’s all genre Indie Albums chart. At mid-year, the project, which received high praise from American Songwriter, Noisey, Texas Monthly and more, ranks as the seventh biggest country album debut and top ten best selling country album of 2017 and has amassed over 20 millions streams.
Amidst a string of sold out shows nationwide, Watson is preparing for his October 4 headlining date at Music City’s iconic Ryman Auditorium. He will bring along some friends; Jon Wolfe, Mickey Guyton, Jim Collins and Leslie Satcher, to present “A Night Of Texas Music.” Tickets start at only $25 and can be purchased at ryman.com. The date adds to a hugely successful 2016-2017, with headlining ticket counts nearing the half million mark and 100+ sellout shows covering 40 states and 8 countries.
“It is such an honor to headline the iconic Ryman stage, definitely checking one off the top of the bucket list,” says Watson. “It is a dream come true to make my first appearance there, one that I know I’ll never forget. It will be a very special evening with some of my favorite artists.“
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 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. 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. Watson shared his journey with fans via a video that has racked up over 7 Million views and 50,000 shares, proving his phenomenal connection to fans, watch HERE.