Great news for fans of Texan independent artist Aaron Watson! Following a huge sold-out show last year at the Houston Rodeo in 2017, Watson will be releasing a live record on August 24th, Live at the World’s Biggest Rodeo Show. Known for his electrifying live performances, this record is sure to be a hit with Watson’s ever-expanding fan base. His 2015 record The Underdog managed to hit the number one spot, the first independent Texan artist to do so.
The collection contains 13 songs from Aaron’s 18-year career, recorded live at the 2017 Rodeo Houston, and includes the emotional acoustic bonus track, “Higher Ground,” – out today to stream and available to fans who pre-order the album (listen here) – which Aaron wrote as Hurricane Harvey was devastating his home state of Texas.
“I was out of state touring when Harvey hit. I felt helpless being so far away,” shares Watson. “This storm is personal to me. My grandparents lived in, and are buried in, an area that was devastated. Seeing that on the news and the people there struggling to escape, rescue each other and recover was the inspiration for writing the song ‘Higher Ground.’”
Adding to the summertime excitement, Watson’s new single from ‘Vaquero’, “Run Wild Horses,” was just named one of Rolling Stone’s 10 Best Country Songs of the Week, and is currently climbing the national radio charts. The video (watch here) for the self-penned homage to his wife “turns the heat way up” (Taste of Country), premiered with CMT Music last month and has racked up positions on some impressive playlists including Pandora’s New Country Now, Amazon Music’s New In Country, Apple’s Hot Tracks, and Randy Travis’ “Diggin’ Up Songs” on Spotify.
Aaron Watson Live at the World’s Biggest Rodeo Show – track list:
“These Old Boots Have Roots” (Aaron Watson)
“Freight Train” (Aaron Watson, Troy Olsen, Tim Nichols)
“Real Good Time” (Aaron Watson)
“Raise Your Bottle” (Aaron Watson)
“That’s Why God Loves Cowboys” (Aaron Watson, Troy Olsen, Sarah Buxton)
“That Look” (Aaron Watson)
“Outta Style” (Aaron Watson)
“Bluebonnets” (Julia’s Song) (Aaron Watson)
“They Don’t Make Em Like They Use To” (Aaron Watson)
“Fence Post” (Aaron Watson)
“Wildfire” (John Mayer)
“Getaway Truck” (Aaron Watson)
“July in Cheyenne” (Song for Lane’s Momma) (Aaron Watson)
“Higher Ground” (Acoustic Bonus Track) (Aaron Watson)
Aaron Watson heads back to the UK in September!