Dale Watson (singer)

Dale Watson (singer)
Dale Watson (singer)
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Background information
Birth name Kenneth Dale Watson
Born October 7, 1962 (1962-10-07) (age 49)
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Genres Country
Occupations Singer, songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1976–present
Labels HighTone, Continental Song City, Audium, Koch, Hyena , Ampro
Associated acts The Lone Stars
Website www.dalewatson.com
Chris Crepps, Kurt Baumer, Don Pawlak, Mike Bernal
Past members
Herb Belofsky, Billy Dee Donohue, Scott Matthews, Ricky Davis, Donnie Knutson (Road Manager), Preston Rumbaugh, Brian Ferriby, Mark Rubin, Scott Hinkle, Ron O'Rilly, Butch Brown, Dennis Vanderhoof, Craig Pettigrew, Dave Biller

Dale Watson (born October 7 1962 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American alternative country/Texas Country singer, guitarist and songwriter based in Austin, Texas. He's positioned himself as a tattooed, stubbornly independent outsider who is interested in recording authentic country music. As a result, his record sales have been slow, but he's become a favorite of critics and alt-country fans.[1]

He has won the British Country Music Awards Best International Artist on an Independent Label, and country music awards in the Netherlands and Spain. Watson tours Europe annually,[2] and has a large growing fan base there.[3] Also, winner of the 9th Annual Independent Music Awards: Best Country Album "The Truckin' Sessions, Vol 2".

The singer is also featured in the Zalman King documentary Crazy Again, chronicling his (Watson's) mental breakdown after his girlfriend Terri Herbert died in a fatal car accident in September 2000. He also was the focus of a 2007 bio-picture, Austin Angel. Championed "Ameripolitan" as a new genre of original music with prominent roots influence.

After going on hiatus from music in 2004, he moved to Baltimore, Maryland to be closer to his daughters. He then returned to Austin in July 2006 and resumed playing regular gigs, including Sundays at Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon and a Monday night residence at The Continental Club. He is also a regular performer on the Grand Ole Opry.

In 2008 Watson released "To Terri With Love," an album dedicated to his late fiance, with all proceeds going to the Teresa L. Herbert Memorial Foundation.[4]

In 2011 Watson released a video song about Tiger Airways Australia after the company charged him $500 to transport a box of CDs which they then lost and initially refused to pay compensation.[5]



Album Year Label
Cheatin' Heart Attack 1995 Hightone Records
Blessed or Damned 1996 Hightone Records
I Hate These Songs 1997 Hightone Records
The Truckin' Sessions 1998 Koch Records
People I've Known, Places I've Been 1999 Continental Song City
Christmas in Texas 2000 Audium/Koch
Preachin' to the Choir 2001 Continental Song City
Every Song I Write Is for You 2001 Audium/Koch
Live in London...England 2002 Audium/Koch
One More, Once More 2003 Continental Song City
Dreamland 2004 Koch Records
Heeah!! 2005 Continental Song City
Whiskey or God 2006 Palo Duro Records
Live at Newland, NL 2006 Me & My Records
From the Cradle to the Grave 2007 Hyena Records
The Little Darlin' Sessions 2007 Koch Records
Help Your Lord 2008 (Independent - No label)
To Terri With Love 2008 (Independent - Teresa L. Herbert Memorial Foundation)
The Truckin' Sessions Vol. 2 2009 Me & My Records
Carryin' On 2010 Koch Records
The Sun Sessions 2011 Red House Records

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