Last night, January 17, 2020, Gene Watson was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry by Opry member Vince Gill.
From Gene's Facebook page:
"This has always been a dream of mine to be a Grand Ole Opry member. And tonight it happened. I’m still trying to comprehend it all. 55 years ago, tonight, I stepped out on that stage for the first time. I sure was shocked when Vince Gill invited me this evening to be a member."
Gene was born on October 11, 1943 in Palestine, Texas.
He is known for such songs as "Love in the Hot Afternoon", "Paper Rosie", "Fourteen Caret Mind" and "Farewell Party". He is often referred to as "The Singer's Singer".
He continues to tor bringing true classic country music to fans everywhere.
Congratulations Gene! Well deserved and way overdue!