Monday, April 16, 2007

Gene Watson Performs At The Clayton Center

Country music star Gene Watson performed Friday night at the Clayton Center . Watson worked at an auto repair shop in Texas while singing. His first success came in 1974 with his hit “Love in the Hot Afternoon”. Other hits followed, including” Where Love Begins, Paper Rosie, Farewell Party, and Fourteen Carat Mind. Watson, one of seven children born in Palestine , Texas , still owns his own body shop. He delighted the crowd with stories of his travels across the world, including Ireland , and a recent incident where he was accidentally locked in the bathroom stall at a truck stop. Watson, who said he was too big to fit under the stall, said he used his pocket knife to free himself.


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