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[HOUSTON PRESS] Aaron Watson Opens RodeoHouston as the Underdog That Roared

As country music’s most unlikely, and likable, newly minted star, the only real danger Aaron Watson is likely to face on the road ahead is letting his biography overshadow his material. Luckily for him, both sides of the ledger are pretty compelling: Once rejected by Nashville for his lack of “commercial appeal,” as he told Tuesday’s RodeoHouston crowd in his debut on the revolving stage, Watson retreated to his native Texas, where he played gig after gig until 2015’s The Underdog became the first independe

AARON WATSON DEBUTS IN TOP 10 ON THE BILLBOARD 200 ALBUMS CHART WITH BIGGEST CAREER SALES AND #2 ON THE TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS CHART

Vaquero, the new album from independent country artist Aaron Watson debuts in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with his biggest career sales week to date, and #2 on the Top Country Albums chart with 39,000 equivalent album units in total consumption. Vaquero landed at #1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart across all genres. The singer-songwriter, with his groundswell of loyal fans, opened at #1 on iTunes Country Albums chart and has continued to stay perched in the top spot consistently for

[TEXAS MONTHLY] The Underdog’s on Top

The big Nashville labels turned him away, and the radio stations refused to play him at first. But now, with a number one album and the most loyal fan base around, Aaron Watson has become a country music sensation.

[GLENN BECK] Aaron Watson: One of the Greatest American Entrepreneurs Alive Today

Country music sensation Aaron Watson made it the old fashioned way: through hard work, grit and determination. The only recording artist to make it without a record label, Watson credits his parents for teaching him about hard work and never giving up. He treasures one story, in particular, about the heartbreaking day a record producer told him he didn’t have the right stuff.

[BILLBOARD] 'The Cowboy Is Timeless': Country Singer-Songwriter Aaron Watson on Staying True to Himself With New Album 'Vaquero'

It was two years ago this month when Aaron Watson made musical history. His release The Underdog became the first album by a male artist to debut at the top of the Country Album charts with a self-released and independently distributed and promoted LP. Selling over 26,000 copies in just its first week, the feat made headlines across the country. Watson recalls to Billboard that he can still remember where he was when he got the news.

[RARE COUNTRY] This country star explains the bittersweet reason why he might envy you

The life of a touring musician can look like a lot of fun — traveling the country (sometimes the world) with your band in a different city every night and playing music to adoring crowds. But, the road can be hard. That whole “different city every night” isn’t as easy as it sounds when you’re living out of a suitcase. And imagine not being able to share major experiences with the people you love the most.

[WIDE OPEN COUNTRY] Aaron Watson to Release New Album ‘Vaquero’

Vaquero, due out on Feb. 24, features sixteen new songs co-written by Watson, along with Mac McAnally, Leslie Satcher, Kendell Marvel and more. Longtime fans of Watson’s modern yet traditional country sound are sure to instantly connect with this latest project. Much like his breakthrough record, 2015’s No. 1 hit The Underdog, Watson promises a collection of music focused around life, love and family.

Aaron Watson Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut March 31

Aaron Watson - "a proud country traditionalist" (New York Times) - is gearing up for the Feb. 17 release of his 12th album, 'The Underdog.' Produced with Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, George Jones, Zac Brown), the 14-track album is "reminiscent of George Strait and Chris Ledoux" (Country Weekly) and has earned the Texas troubadour a Spotify "Spotlight on 2015" selection and his Grand Ole Opry debut on March 31.

Bull riders head to Star Center Saturday

After seven years of success as the New Mexico Stampede, organizers are stepping things up a notch at Santa Ana Star Center as they bring the Rodeo Construction Bucking on the Rio Grande bull riding to town Saturday.