Gene Watson is getting ready to release his 33rd studio album this month. What you see is what you get with Watson’s new record: It’s 13 songs that are exactly as advertised in the album’s title.“These are songs that still have fiddle, steel guitar and, quite honestly, soul,” Watson says in a press release. “I’m not one to bash what those younger artists are doing, but I can tell you a lot of what you hear nowadays isn’t country. Real. Country. Music. includes songs written by Kris Kristofferson (“Enough for You”), Bill Anderson (“When a Man Can’t Get a Woman Off His Mind,” a co-write with Sharon Vaughn) and Larry Gatlin (“Help Me” and “Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall”), among others.
First page of the Gene Watson archive.