Aaron Watson Wrangles Intercontinental Routing

After his breakout release several years ago, Aaron Watson, has another album coming out and is booked for headline dates and festival appearances throughout the country to showcase the new tunes.

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– Aaron Watson
World Arena, Colorado Springs, Colo.

The new album, Vaquero, is out Feb. 24, and is available for pre-order now, with a few tracks already available to the public. His single “Outta Style” is currently being pushed on country radio.

One of the most interesting things about Aaron Watson is that he is a truly independent artist, not signed to a major label. He sings about being rejected by record company executives and rising to success without them on the song “Fence Post” off his 2015 album The Underdog.

I’d rather sing my own songs than be a puppet on a string
I wear what I wanna wear, I’m gonna sing what I wanna sing
Heaven knows all I need is my faith, my fans, my friends and my family
Besides I’d rather be an old fence post in Texas than the king of Tennessee

Watson’s routing opens tonight with one gig at the Silver Saloon in Terrell, Texas, Jan. 20 and then moves for a few shows overseas in the U.K. and Ireland. He will be playing shows until a festival appearance at Country On The River in Prairie du Chien, Wisc., on Aug. 3.

The schedule includes a performance at Nashville’s

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Feb. 25, Country Thunder in Florence, Ariz., on April 7 and Manhattan, Kansas’s

Here is the plan:

Jan. 20 – Terrell, Texas, Silver Saloon (Celtic Connections Festival)
Jan. 25 – Glasgow, Scotland, Oran Mor
Jan. 26 – Manchester, England, Night & Day
Jan. 27 – London, England, The Garage
Jan. 28 – Dublin, Ireland, Whelans
Feb. 3 – Wichita Falls, Texas, Denim & Diamonds
Feb. 4 – Stillwater, Okla., Tumbleweed Dance Hall & Concert Arena
Feb. 10 – Nashville, Tenn., Grand Ole Opry House (w/ Bill Anderson)
Feb. 17 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Western Hunting Expo
Feb. 18 – Waco, Texas, Extraco Events Center (Zane Williams)
Feb. 25 – San Antonio, Texas, AT&T Center (San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo)
March 4 – Sonora, Texas, The JL Bar Ranch & Resort
March 7 – Houston, Texas, NRG Park (Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo / RodeoHouston)
March 9 – New York, N.Y., The Marlin Room @ Webster Hall
March 18 – Grant, Okla., Choctaw Event Center
March 23 – Little Rock, Ark., Revolution Music Room
March 24 – Bossier City, La., The Stage
March 25 – Fort Worth, Texas, Billy Bob’s Texas
March 30 – Bakersfield, Calif., Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace
March 31 – San Bernardino, Calif., Brandin Iron
April 5 – West Hollywood, Calif., Troubadour
April 6 – San Diego, Calif., Moonshine Flats
April 7 – Florence, Ariz., Country Thunder West (Country Thunder USA)
April 13 – St. Louis, Mo., Delmar Hall
April 14 – Springfield, Mo., Shrine Mosque
April 15 – Tulsa, Okla., Cain’s Ballroom
April 27 – Baton Rouge, La., Varsity Theatre
April 28 – Corpus Christi, Texas, American Bank Center
May 12 – Tampa, Fla., Dallas Bull
June 24 – Manhattan, Kansas, Tuttle Creek State Park (Kicker Country Stampede)
Aug. 3 – Prairie du Chien, Wisc., Country On The River Music Festival Grounds (Country On the River)

Tickets to select dates are on sale now. You can learn more about the artist at AaronWatson.com.