Aaron Watson hit it out of the park over the weekend alongside the Texas Rangers for an energetic crowd of 35,000 on Saturday, August 19. After the Rangers defeated the White Sox 17 to 7, fans were treated to a concert on the ball field at the retro-style Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX. Watson’s full-throttle 60-minute set included his mega-hit “Outta Style.”
“We were especially excited to host Aaron this weekend and were thrilled with the fan response to his post-game show on Saturday night,” says Sean Decker, Senior Vice President, Operations & Events for the Rangers. “He set record numbers for field pass sales and, as always delivered a great show.”
To add to the epic homecoming for Watson, a native Texan, an iconic piece of Nashville was on hand to mark the occasion. In celebration of the Grand Ole Opry’s 90th anniversary, Watson participated in an “Opry Circle Throwdown” from the stage when he brought out a replica of the famed six-foot Opry Circle of wood symbolizing the oak center stage at the Opry House, making its Texas debut. Watch the video HERE.
Aaron Watson is truly living the American dream. A singing cowboy who rides a “horse named hustle,” as an independent artist, Aaron continues to undeniably impact the country music scene, building an incredible 18-year career. His latest single “Outta Style,” lauded as “the most stylish song of his career” by Rolling Stone is now in the 20s and climbing on the country radio charts, marking his highest charting single to date and arguably the greatest underdog story in country music since Zac Brown Band’s “Chicken Fried” nearly a decade ago.
Written by Watson, “Outta Style” is the lead single from the critically acclaimed album Vaquero, which debuted earlier this year at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and No. 1 on Billboard’s all genre Indie Albums chart. At mid-year, the project, which received high praise from American Songwriter, Noisey, Texas Monthly and more, ranks as the seventh biggest country album debut and top ten best selling country album of 2017 and has amassed over 20 millions streams.
Amidst a string of sold out shows nationwide, Watson is preparing for his October 4 headlining date at Music City’s iconic Ryman Auditorium. He will bring along some friends; Jon Wolfe, Mickey Guyton, Jim Collins and Leslie Satcher, to present “A Night Of Texas Music.” Tickets start at only $25 and can be purchased at ryman.com. The date adds to a hugely successful 2016-2017, with headlining ticket counts nearing the half million mark and 100+ sellout shows covering 40 states and 10 countries.