Country legend Gene Watson released “Build My Mansion (Next Door to Jesus),” the second single off his critically-acclaimed Gospel album My Gospel Roots. The single features the incomparable vocal stylings of The Isaacs and is currently rising up the Gospel charts.
Fans of Watson’s take on the gospel classic include the award-winning movie producer and longtime business associate of Robert Duvall, Brad Wilson, “Gene Watson is one of the greatest singers of our lifetime. Now Gene with the help of The Isaacs has recorded one of the greatest songs of our lifetime “Build My Mansion (Next Door to Jesus)” and one of my all time favorites. This is probably the best version of this song ever done. A masterpiece! If Dottie Rambo were still with us, I would think she would feel the same.”
Watson recently celebrated another No. 1 off his critically-acclaimed Christian album My Gospel Roots which continues captivating fans with, “Old Roman Soldier.” The single ascended to the top spot on the Cashbox Country Christian and Christian Servant Charts earlier this summer. During a performance in Tyler, Texas at Liberty Hall, Watson was presented a plaque by Tommy Smith, Editor of Christian Servant Magazine, commemorating the No. 1 Gospel single.
GENE WATSON ON TOUR:
Oct. 11 Mill Town Music Hall – Bremen, Ga.
Oct. 12 Newberry Opera House – Newberry, S.C.
Oct. 13 Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – Ponte Vedra, Fla.
Oct. 20 The Coyote Store – Gail, Texas
Oct. 25 Anderson Civic Center – Anderson, S.C.
Oct. 26 Palace Theatre – Crossville, Tenn.
Oct. 27 Liberty Showcase – Liberty N.C.
Nov. 03 Texas Opry Theatre – Weatherford, Texas
Nov. 08 The Starlite Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 09 The Starlite Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 11 Dosey Doe “The Big Barn” – The Woodlands, Texas
Nov. 16 Country Tonite Theatre – Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Nov. 17 Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tenn.
Nov. 17 Nashville Palace – Nashville, Tenn.
Dec. 08 Coleman Theatre – Miami, Okla.
Jan. 12 Sugarcreek Casino – Hinton, Okla.
Jan. 27 – Feb 02 Country’s Family Reunion Cruise – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Feb. 09 Spencer Theater Performing Arts Center – Ruidoso, N.M.
Feb. 14 Eissman Center – Richardson, Texas
Feb. 15 Mainstreet Crossing – Tomball, Texas
Feb. 16 The New Granbury Live – Granbury, Texas
Feb. 23 Star Pavilion at Ameristar Casino – Kansas City, Mo.
March 01 Sumter Opera House – Sumter, S.C.
March 02 Orange Blossom Opry – Weirsdale, Fla.
March 03 Orange Blossom Opry – Weirsdale, Fla.
March 06 Florida Strawberry Festival – Plant City, Fla.
March 08 Walhalla Performing Arts Center – Walhalla, S.C.
March 10 Siesta Bay RV Resort – Fort Myers, Fla.
March 15 Ross Country Jamboree – Scottsburg, Ind.
March 16 Ross Country Jamboree – Scottsburg, Ind.
March 30 Windstone Entertainment Center – Jefferson City, Mo.
May 03 Little Roy & Lizzie Festival – Lincolnton, Ga.
May 04 Red Barn Convention Center – Winchester, Ohio
May 09 Palace Theatre – Corsicana, Texas
May 10 The Waco Hippodrome Theatre – Waco, Texas
May 11 Arlington Music Hall – Arlington, Texas
June 07 Carl Perkins Theatre – Jackson, Tenn.
June 22 Imperial Palace Casino – Biloxi, Miss.
June 28 Mainstreet Crossing – Tomball, Texas
Aug. 15 North Carolina Bluegrass Festival – Marion, N.C.
Oct. 18 Mainstreet Crossing – Tomball, Texas
Nov. 02 Lebanon High School – Lebanon, Va.
Over the years, Watson has proved he is one of the greatest traditional country artists of his generation, and he is defiantly proud to release a Gospel album that stands out in the wave of today’s popular music. Watson dedicated his new album in memory of his parents, Ted and Thelma Watson, who he credits for raising him in the church and sharing their love for Gospel music. The 13-track record brings the pure, organic country sound that Watson is famous for to gospel songs that he grew up with.
Despite a busy few months in the studio, Watson, who is often known as “The Singer’s Singer,” shows no sign of slowing down his touring schedule. Fans can expect to hear his powerhouse vocals on classics like “Love in the Hot Afternoon,” “Farewell Party” and “Fourteen Carat Mind,” alongside Watson’s gospel renditions on the road in 2018.
ABOUT GENE WATSON:
This masterful country stylist from Houston, Texas has been thrilling audiences for more than 50 years. Gene Watson’s tally of 75 charted titles, 23 Top 10 hits and six No. 1 records has led to membership in the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and the Houston, TX Music Hall of Fame. Radio listeners are still transfixed whenever classics like “Farewell Party,” “Fourteen Carat Mind” or “Love in the Hot Afternoon” are played. Considered one of the finest pure-country singers of his generation and known as “The Singer’s Singer”, Watson offers up one of the best traditional country shows in the business. In 2016, Watson released his 33rd studio album Real.Country.Music. which charted on Billboard’s Top Country Albums.