Gene Watson Age, Biography, Wife, Net Worth, Songs List and Death


Gene Watson Biography and Wiki

Gene Watson, born Gary Gene Watson is an American country singer. He was born on October 11, 1943 in Palestine, Texas.

As a young adult, he settled in Houston, TX, and then began performing in the big Houston nightclubs while operating as a paint and body man throughout the day. He acquired a strong local audience with his stage act and it was in Houston where he released his première single on Sun Valley Records.

The single “If It Was That Easy” never charted but as Gene states “it was just exciting to see my name on a record release and to believe that I was really in the business”.

The Grand Ole Opry duo, The Wilburn Brothers, took Gene on the road briefly in 1964. It was The Wilburn Brothers who took Gene to Nashville for the very first time and left him to sing on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. Gene notes “I sang the Hank Williams song ‘I Can’t Help It if I’m Still in Love With You’ and received a standing ovation so not understanding what to follow with I just went out and did a gospel standard ‘It Is No Secret What God Can Do’.

Later, they took him to the Ernest Tubb Record Shop and he got on stage and broadcast on The Midnight Jamboree. Then it was back to the Texas honky-tonks and a string of local singles during the ‘60s.

In 1974, one of Watson’s small-label singles reached the ear of Capitol Records. Gene was an auto-body repairman and the featured singer at Houston’s Dynasty nightclub when Capitol Records picked up the steamy, sexual waltz “Love in the Hot Afternoon” for national distribution. It became the first of Watson’s two-dozen top-10 hits in early 1975.

Gene decided to quit drinking in 1980 and discontinue smoking not long after that. He went through surgery and survived colon cancer in 2000-01. Through it all, he proceeded to record one critically acclaimed collection after another. Watson was enlisted into the Texas Music Hall of Fame in 2002 and later into the inaugural class of the Houston, Texas Music Hall of Fame in 2013.

Gene Watson Age and Birthday

Gene Watson was born on October 11, 1943, in Palestine, Texas. He celebrates his birthday on 11th October every year.

Gene Watson Family—Parents and Siblings

After doing our research, details about his parents are not available and it is also not known if he has any siblings.

Gene Watson Wife and Children

Watson married Mattie Louise Bivins in January 1961 when he was 17 and she was 15 years old. They have an adult son and daughter.

Gene Watson Measurements and Facts

Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about Gene Watson.

• Full Name: Gary Gene Watson
• Also Known As Gene Watson
• Age/ How Old?: 76 Years (2019)

• Date of Birth: October 11, 1943
• Place of Birth: Palestine, Texas
• Birthday: October 11

• Nationality: American
• Education‎: Not listed
• Father’s Name: Not known

• Mother’s Name: Not known
• Siblings: Not listed
• Spouse/Married?: Mattie Louise Bivins
• Children/ Kids: 2

• Height/ How tall?: Not listed
• Weight: Not listed

• Profession: Musician
• Known For: Fourteen Carat Mind, Love in the Hot Afternoon, Farewell Party
• Net worth: $8 million (2020)

Gene Watson Net Worth

Watson has enjoyed a long career in the music industry spanning almost six decades. Through proceeds from his work as a musician, he has been able to accumulate a modest fortune. Gene is estimated to have a net worth of about $8 million.

Gene Watson Where Love Begins Lyrics

Come in, pretty lady, you’ve just made my night
I wasn’t too sure that you’d call
Sit down and I’ll fix you a drink if you like
It’s late but the morning’s still young
I’m glad you could make it, I hoped you’d get by
I thought about this all week through
What’s that, what’s the matter, what’s making you cry
You say it’s the first time for you
Leave if you’d rather not lose what you came for
Walk out the same door that I let you in
Leave if you’d rather not lose what you came with
Stay and you’ll find this is where love begins
It’s not like we’re strangers I’ve kissed your warm lips
But someone was always right there
But now we’re alone so there’s no buts or ifs
Come here, let me take down your hair
Leave if you’d rather not lose what you came for
Walk out the same door that I let you in
Leave if you’d rather not lose what you came with
Stay and you’ll find this is where love begins

Gene Watson Carmen Lyrics

Oh Carmen, I had too much tequila
Between you and this Mexican moon I’m gonna fall
El Paso lady, you’re driving me crazy
In a language I don’t understand, you said it all.
Dusty old Juarez on the old Rio Grande
It’s sure is handy when you need a friend
I don’t belong here, your dark eyes keep warning
I’ll leave in the morning but for now please let me in.
Oh Carmen, I had too much tequila
Between you and this Mexican moon I’m gonna fall
El Paso lady, you’re driving me crazy
In a language I don’t understand, you said it all.
Crossing over the border, stepping over the line
Drunk on yesterdays wine and still feeling the flame
The guitars keep playing a song that I’ve never heard
Without saying a word, you keep calling out my name.
Oh Carmen, I had too much tequila
Between you and this Mexican moon I’m gonna fall
El Paso lady, you’re driving me crazy
In a language I don’t understand, you said it all.
In a language I don’t understand, you said it all

Gene Watson Songs List

  • Farewell Party
  • Fourteen Carat Mind
  • Paper Rosie
  • Love in the Hot Afternoon
  • Nothing Sure Looked Good on You
  • Got No Reason Now For Going Home
  • Should I Come Home
  • The Old Man and His Horn
  • Where Love Begins
  • Pick the Wildwood Flower
  • I Don’t Need a Thing at All
  • Memories to Burn
  • What She Don’t Know Won’t Hurt Her
  • Old Loves Never Die
  • Speak Softly
  • Because You Believed in Me
  • When a Man Can’t Get a Woman Off His Mind
  • Change Her Mind
  • The Jukebox Played Along
  • No One Will Ever Know
  • Bedroom Ballad
  • This Dream’s On Me
  • Back in the Fire
  • You’re Out Doing What I’m Here Doing Without
  • Climb Higher
  • Gone for Good
  • You Could Know as Much About a Stranger
  • Don’t Waste It on the Blues
  • Everything I Used to Do
  • Her Body Couldn’t Keep You
  • Maybe I Should Have Been Listening
  • Old Porch Swing

Gene Watson Albums

  • 1975 Love in the Hot Afternoon
  • 1976 Because You Believed in Me
  • 1977 Paper Rosie
  • 1978 Reflections
  • 1978 Beautiful Country
  • 1979 Should I Come Home
  • 1981 Old Loves Never Die
  • 1981 Between This Time & The Next Time
  • 1981 No One Will Ever Know
  • 1982 This Dream’s on Me
  • 1983 Sometimes I Get Lucky
  • 1984 Little by Little
  • 1985 Memories to Burn
  • 1985 Heartaches, Love & Stuff
  • 1986 Starting New Memories
  • 1986 Texas Saturday Night
  • 1987 Honky Tonk Crazy
  • 1989 Back in the Fire
  • 1991 At Last
  • 1992 In Other Words
  • 1993 Uncharted Mind
  • 1996 The Good Ole Days
  • 1997 Jesus Is All I Need
  • 1997 A Way to Survive
  • 2001 From the Heart
  • 2005 Then & Now
  • 2007 In a Perfect World
  • 2008 Matters of the Heart
  • 2008 Your Fourteen Carat Mind
  • 2009 A Taste of the Truth
  • 2011 Your Money and My Good Looks

My Gospel Roots
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Gene Watson Greatest Hits

  1. Fourteen Carat Mind
  2. Paper Rosie
  3. Nothing Sure Looked Good On You
  4. You’re Out Doing (What I’m Here Doing Without)
  5. Bedroom Ballad
  6. Farewell Party
  7. Got No Reason Now for Going Home
  8. One Sided Conversation
  9. Carmen
  10. Speak Softly (You’re Talking to My Heart)
  11. Don’t Waste It On the Blues
  12. Love In the Hot Afternoon
  13. The Old Man and His Horn
  14. I Don’t Need a Thing At All
  15. Should I Come Home (Or Should I Go Crazy)
  16. What She Don’t Know Won’t Hurt Her
  17. Because You Believed In Me
  18. Cowboys Don’t Get Lucky All the Time
  19. This Dream’s On Me
  20. Memories to Burn
  21. Sometimes I Get Lucky and Forget
  22. Between This Time and the Next Time
  23. Pick the Wildwood Flower
  24. Where Love Begins
  25. Drinkin’ My Way Back Home

Frequently Asked Questions About Gene Watson

Who is Gene Watson?

Watson is an American country singer most famous for his 1975 hit “Love in the Hot Afternoon,” his 1981 #1 hit “Fourteen Carat Mind,” and his signature 1979 song “Farewell Party.” His lengthy career has notched five number ones, 23 top tens, and over 76 charted singles.

How old is Gene Watson?

Gene is 76 years old as of 2019. He was born on October 11, 1943.

How tall is Gene Watson?

Gene has not shared his height with the public. His height will be listed once we have it from a credible source.

Is Gene Watson married?

Yes. Gene is married to Mattie Louise Bivins, they married in January 1961 when he was 17 and she was 15 years old, the couple has two grown children.

How much is Gene Watson worth?

He has an estimated net worth of $8 million.

Where does Watson live?

Because of security reasons, Gene has not shared his precise location of residence. We will immediately update this information if we get the location and images of his house.

Is Watson dead or alive?

Watson is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of him being sick or having any health-related issues.