Aaron Watson had friends near the Route 91 Harvest Festival stage and he played the Las Vegas fest one year ago to the day of last Sunday's shooting. It's real for him, but tragically he can recall an experience and a conversation that helps him with grief.
In May, Aaron Watson announced his October headlining special, A Night of Texas, at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville; but in light of the recent devastation from Hurricane Harvey here in his home state of Texas one change has been made.
In the summer of 2012 Aaron Watson did something that no other Texas act had done before him. Over the course of six short weeks The Honky Tonk Kid's "Raise Your Bottle" became the fastest-rising single in the history of the Texas Music Chart.
The death of traditional country music may have been overstated. These 18 country singers are proving there is still allegiance to a less pop-friendly brand of twang. They also prove fans often need to go looking for it.