June 21, 2019 — Nashville, TN — “Reigning indie underdog” (Rolling Stone) Aaron Watson releases his brand new album, Red Bandana today, June 21. The “epic” 20-song collection, all written solely by Watson who co-produced the project with Jordan Lehning, marks his 20th year in music and is now available on all platforms. Well-known as a “pioneering independent” (Cowboys & Indians), Watson releases Red Bandana riding a wave of success on the heels of the widely recognized commercial hit Vaquerowith his most defining project yet via his own BIG Label Records (distributed by ADA Worldwide). The album is already racking up early stellar reviews with Sounds Like Nashville declaring his “ambition and drive is likely bigger and better sounding than it’s ever been.” Saving Country Music proclaims, “Red Bandana is ambitious in its goals, inspiring in its scope, and nearly flawless in its execution. It isn’t just a personal best of Aaron Watson. It’s one of the personal best for country music in 2019.” The “high intensity” (Whiskey Riff) “Kiss That Girl Goodbye” has already hit #1 in Texas and breaking out at radio nationwide.
An extensive street week takes Watson straight to the fans with multiple radio events in Houston and Dallas on June 21. The following day, he heads north to Minneapolis, Minnesota to play the “Moondance Jammin’ Country” festival playing directly in front of Brothers Osborne. Returning to Texas on June 24, Watson is a featured guest on the ”Pat Gray: Unleashed” and "The Glenn Beck Program” radio shows and the “News And Why It Matters - Overtime” TV Show with Sarah Gonzales. Later that night, he’ll guest on the nationally syndicated “Tige and Daniel Show” followed by an album signing party at Ernest Tubb Record Shop on Broadway in Nashville (6PM). On June 25, fans can catch him at BMI’s Rooftop On The Row and later on the Grand Ole Opry performing and signing copies of Red Bandana. He will be a guest of Bill Cody’s on WSM’s “Coffee, Country & Cody” on June 26 (6am) and heads to Memphis for a show at Kix on Beale that evening. Watson guests on the Bobby Bones Show on June 28 before making a triumphant return home to Abilene for a show at the Expo Center of Taylor County, followed by a June 29 show at White Oak Music Hall in Houston. Both are stops on his “arena- ready country” 2019 headlining Red Bandana tour, which spans coast to coast through October. Tickets are available now at www.aaronwatson.com/tour.