Born in 1943 right down the road from KNUE in Palestine, Texas, Gene Watson was born. Gene Watson became one of country music’s best ballad singers in the same league as country legends George Jones, Merle Haggard, Vern Gosdin and others who are the epitome of  traditional country music. Artists like Vince Gill, Jacksonville native, Lee Ann Womack, Trace Adkins, Alison Krauss, and many others are eager to record with Gene.If you ask any number of country singers who their favorite singer is, I bet a lot of them will say - “Gene Watson.” Gene has scored over 72 charted songs, including 23 Top Tens and 6 #1 hits over his fifty-year career.

Don't miss the KNUE Gold Rush show with John Moore every Saturday morning from 8-10am on KNUE. You'll hear Gene Watson and all the great hits from the '70's, '80's and '90's.

Pick up Gene's latest CD "The best of the best 25 greatest hits" in music stores now.

My all-time favorite hit from Gene Watson has got to be - "Got no reason now for going home!"