Chanteur Country US né le 7 Octobre 1962 à Birmingham (Alabama).
adherent of old-style honky tonk and Bakersfield country, Dale Watson has
positioned himself as a tattooed, stubbornly independent outsider only
interested in recording authentic country music. As a result, he hasn't become a
major star, but his music has been championed by numerous critics and has earned
him a fervently loyal fan base.
Watson was born in Alabama in 1962 but spent his teenage years near Houston, and he grew to think of Texas as his true home state. His father and brother were both musically inclined, and he began writing his own songs at age 12, making his first recording two years later. After graduating from high school, he spent seven years playing local clubs and honky tonks. He moved to Los Angeles in 1988 on the advice of Rosie Flores and soon joined the house band at North Hollywood's now-legendary alt-country venue the Palomino Club. He recorded two singles for Curb in 1990, "One Tear at a Time" and "You Pour It On," and appeared on the third volume of the compilation series A Town South of Bakersfield in 1992. Not long after, he moved to Nashville and spent some time writing songs for the Gary Morris publishing company.
Watson didn't find commercial country much to his taste, and he relocated to the more progressive-minded scene in Austin, Texas, where he formed a backing band called the Lonestars.. He scored a deal with Hightone Records and released his debut album, Cheatin' Heart Attack, in 1995. It was greeted with enormous acclaim for the vitality Watson brought to his vintage-style material and performances and also featured a witty dig at mainstream country in "Nashville Rash." Follow-up Blessed or Damned appeared in 1996 and continued in a similar vein, as did 1997's I Hate These Songs. His next release, The Truckin' Sessions, appeared on Koch in 1998 and was devoted entirely to that distinct country subgenre of truck-driving songs. Unfortunately, that album was almost his last. In 2000, Watson's fiancée was killed in an automobile accident; devastated, he attempted to drown his sorrows in booze and drugs and nearly died of an overdose shortly after Christmas. He wound up checking himself into a mental institution to recover and re-emerged later in 2001 with the deeply sorrowful tribute Every Song I Write Is for You, which appeared on Audium, Koch's new country imprint. A couple of lower-key releases followed, the holiday album Christmas in Texas (2001) and Live in London, England (2002). In 2004, with his heart still on his sleeve but possessing a thicker skin, Watson released Dreamland.
Watson was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame in 2005, but took a break from music for most of the year, moving to Maryland in order to spend more time with his daughters. He was back playing gigs in Austin by 2006, and a documentary on Watson, Crazy Again, premiered at SXSW that year. Directed by Zalman King (who at one time hoped to star Watson in a drama about country music that was never produced), the film charted Watson's mental breakdown following the death of his fiancée.
A new full-length, From the Cradle to the Grave, came out in 2007, along with a second album, The Little Darlin' Sessions. The Truckin' Sessions, Vol. 2 appeared in 2009 from Hyena Records; a box set, 2014's The Truckin' Sessions Trilogy, featured the first two Truckin' albums along with a third disc, which received a stand-alone release as The Truckin' Sessions, Vol. 3 in 2015. The year 2010 saw the release of Carryin' On, which featured session players active in the '50s and '60s, the era so beloved by Watson. With his road band, the Lonestars, he released El Rancho Azul on Red House Records in 2012. Watson and the Lone Stars continued to deliver their honky tonk sound on another Red House release, Call Me Insane, in 2015.
Talents : Singer, Guitar
Style musical : Alternative Country, Americana
Years in activity :
|09/1999||CD CRS 13 (US)||DALE WATSON & HIS LONE STARS - Hey Don / Yankee Doodle Jean / Ain't No Cow In Texas / I Love You Two Blues|
|04/1995||CD HIGHTONE HCD-8061 (US)||CHEATIN' HEART ATTACK - List Of Reasons / Caught / She Needs Her Mama / That's The Day / Cheatin' Heart Attack / South Of Round Rock, Texas / Tonite, All Day Long / Nashville Rash / Wine, Wine, Wine / You Lie / Tell 'Em I Ain't Here / Holes In The Wall / Texas Boogie / Don't Be Angry|
|05/1996||CD HIGHTONE HCD-8070 (US)||BLESSED OR DAMNED - Truckin' Man / Honkiest Tonkiest Beer Joint / Blessed Or Damned / Cowboy Lloyd Cross / A Real Country Song / Poor Baby / It's Over Again / Fly Away / It's All Behind Us Now / That's What I Like About Texas / Everyone Knew But Me / Sweet Jessie Brown / Truckstop In La Grange / Shortcut To The Streets Of Gold|
|06/1997||CD HIGHTONE HCD-8082 (US)||I HATE THESE SONGS - Jack's Truck Stop & Cafe / Wine Don't Lie / Hair Of The Dog / I Hate These Songs / That's Pride / I Won't Say Goodbye / Leave Me Alone / I Think Of You / Take A Look At Your Neighbor / Life Is Messy / Ball & Chain / Count On You / Pity Party / Hey Driver|
|08/1998||CD CONTINENTAL SONG CITY CSC-1005 (US)||THE TRUCKIN' SESSIONS - Good Luck 'n' Good Truckin' Tonite / Big Wheels Keep Rollin' / Heaven In Baltimore / Have You Got It On / Makin' Up Time / Flat Tire / Drag Along & Tag Along / Exit 109 / Help Me Joe / ...Loose Nut Behind The Wheel / You've Got A Long Way To Go / Longhorn Suburban / I'm Fixin' To Have Me A Breakdown / I Gotta Get Home To My Baby|
|09/1999||CD CONTINENTAL SONG CITY CSC-1011 (US)||PEOPLE I'VE KNOWN, PLACES I'VE BEEN - Louie's Lee's Liquor Lounge / Charlie Our Shoeshine Man / Blue Our Old Cell Block Gaurd / Hey Don / Lefty (Chavis County Jail) / Rattlesnake Train / Luther / Johnny At The Door / England To Texas / Whatever Happened To Sam / That Man In The Lloyd Cross Crease / Roadtrain|
|2000||CD CONTINENTAL SONG CITY CSC 1017 (US)||CHRISTMAS TIME IN TEXAS - Honky Tonk Christmas / Christmas Love / Christmas Time In Texas / Santa Bring Her Back / Christmas Without An Angel / Christmas With You / The Christmas Song / Hot Texas Christmas Day / Santa And My Semi / Christmas In Vegas / Silver Bells / You Can Call Me Nick|
|07/2001||2 CD CONTINENTAL SONG CITY 1018 (US)||PREACHIN'
TO THE CHOIR :
|2001||CD CONTINENTAL SONG CITY CSC 1024 (US)||EVERY SONG I WRITE IS FOR YOU - Every Song I Write Is for You / You're The Best Part Of Me / I'd Deal With The Devil / One More For Her / I See Your Face In Every Face I See / If I Knew Then What I Know Now / Your Love I'm Gonna Miss / Money Can't Buy Her Love / I See My Future / Our First Times And Our Last Times / Hey Chico / Angel In My Dreams / I Can't Let You Go / These Things We'll Never Do|
|01/2002||CD HIGHTONE HCD-8140 (US)||THE BEST OF THE HIGHTONE YEARS - Hey Driver / You Lie / Caught / Honkiest Tonkiest Beer Joint / Cheatin' Heart Attack / Blessed Or Damned / Nashville Rash / Truckin' Man / Tell 'Em I Ain't Here / Pity Party / I Hate These Songs / Cowboy Lloyd Cross / Truckstop In La Grange|
|06/2002||CD AUDIUM 8157 (US)||LIVE IN LONDON... ENGLAND - Intro / Real Country Song / Can't Be Satisfied / Ain't That Livin' / In The Jailhouse / Mama's Hungry Eyes / Another Day, Another Dollar / Legends / Bright Lights / Heart Of Stone / Nashville Rash / Lee's Liquor Lounge / I Hate These Songs / Turn Off The Jukebox / You Are My Friend / Break Your Own Heart / Country My Ass / I Got Stripes / A Couple Of Beers Ago / No Fussin', No Cussin' / Closing/Call It A Night|
|04/2003||CD CONTINENTAL SONG CITY CSC-1033 (US)||ONE MORE, ONCE MORE - Once More / You Win Again / You've Got Me Now / Do You / So Glad You're Mine / Cupid / 6 Days / Monterrey / San Antone / Deep In The Heart / Wagon / Danced All Night|
|04/2004||CD KOCH 9803 (US)||DREAMLAND - Honky Tonkers Don't Cry / Ain't A Cow In Texas / Love At First Sight / I Wish You'd Come Around / California Wine / Never Ever / Dreamland / Fox On The Run / Way Down Texas Way / She Don't Care / Don't Rock No Cradle / Pretty Girls|
|08/2005||CD CONTINENTAL SONG CITY CSC-1036 (US)||HEEAH!! - Sit And Drink And Cry / Whiskey Or God / I Don't Feel Too Lucky Today / No Help Wanted / My Heart Is Yours / It Hurts So Good / Truckin' Queen (I Got My Night Gown One..) / Darlin' Look At Me Now / I Wish I Was Crazy Again / I Ain't Been Right, Since I've Been Left / Tequila And Teardrops / 38..21..34 / Outta Luck / Heeah!!|
|03/2006||CD PALO DURO 0801 (US)||WHISKEY OR GOD - Sit And Drink And Cry / Whiskey Or God / I Don't Feel Too Lucky Today / No Help Wanted / My Heart Is Yours / It Hurts So Good / Truckin' Queen (I Got My Night Gown On...) / Darlin' Look At Me Now / I Wish I Was Crazy Again / I Ain't Been Right, Since I've Been Left / Tequila And Teardrops / 38..21..34 / Outta Luck / Heeah!!|
|07/2006||CD CBUJ ENT. 0697 (US)||ESSENTIAL - Honky Tonkers Don't Cry / I Wished You'd Come Around / Love At First Sight / She Don't Care / Way Down Texas Way / You're The Best Part Of Me / One More For Her / Real Country Song / Bright Lights And Blonde-Haired Women / A Couple Of Beers Ago / Lee's Liquor Lounge|
|08/2006||CD ME & MY 1024 (US)||LIVE @ NEWLAND. NL - DALE WATSON & HIS LONE STARS - Honky Tonkers / Making Up Time / You Pour Salt In The Wounds / Heaahh!!! / I'm Wondering / Luther / Whiskey Or God / 38-21-34 / Made In Japan / Wine Wine Wine / Yellow Mama / I Think Of You / Exit 109 / I See Your Face / Gone, Gone, Away, Pretty Girls Never Stay / Tequila And Teardrops / I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am / Hair Of The Dog / South Of Round Rock Texas / No Help Wanted / A Real Country Song (Mr. DJ) / I Ain't Been Right / Way Down Texas Way / My Heart Is Yours / Nashville Rash|
|04/2007||CD KOCH 9880 (US)||THE LITTLE DARLIN' SESSIONS - Touch My Heart / Down On The Corner (At A Bar Called Kelly's) / Jukebox Charlie / Big Town Baby / Lovin' Machine / If I'm Gonna Sink / I Don't Need A Bottle / Apartment #9 / I Never Had The One I Wanted / Everything You Touch Turns To Hurt / The Pint Of No Return / He Thought He'd Die Laughing / Memory Crossing / Late And Great Me / Whatever You Are|
|04/2007||CD HYENA 9357 (US)||FROM THE CRADLE TO THE GRAVE - Justice For All / It's Not Over Now / Time Without You / Hollywood Hillbilly / You Always Get What You Always Got / From The Cradle To The Grave / Why Oh Why Live A Lie / Yellow Mama / Tomorrow Never Comes / Runaway Train|
|04/2009||CD HYENA 59376 (US)||THE TRUCKIN' SESSION - VOL. 2 - Drag 'n' Fly / Jack's Truck Stop And Café / Truck Stop In La Grange / 10-4 / Yankee Doodle Jean / Hey Driver / Hero / I Got To Drive / Truckin' Man / Me And Freddie And Jake / Truckin' Queen / Let This Trucker Go / No Help Wanted / Texas Boogie|
|08/2010||CD E1 ENTERTAINMENT E1ECD2311 (US)||CARRYIN' ON - Carryin' On This Way / Hey Brown Bottle / Flowers In Your Hair / You're Always On My Mind / Ain't That Livin' / Heart Of Stone / I'll Show Ya / How To Break Your Own Heart / For A Little While / Whatever / Your Love I'm Gonna Miss / Don't Wanna Go Home Song / Hello, I'm An Old Country Song|
|09/2011||CD RED HOUSE 248 (US)||THE SUN SESSIONS - DALE WATSON & THE TEXAS TWO - Down Down Down Down Down / Jonny At The Door / Drive Drive Drive / Elbow Grease, Spackle And Pine Sol / Gothenburg Train / The Hand Of Jesus / My Baby Makes Me Gravy / Her Love / Ponder Why I Ponder Why / George O' Dwyer / I've Done That Before / Big Daddy / If You Know What's Good For You / Lord, I'm Free|
|10/2012||2 CD FLOATING WORLD FLOATM 6166 (UK)||CHEATIN HEART ATTACK &
BLESSED OR DAMNED :
|01/2013||CD RED HOUSE RHR-CD-263 (US)||EL RANCHO AZUL - DALE WATSON & HIS LONESTARS - I Lie When I Drink / Where Do You Want It / I Drink To Remember / Cowboy Boots / We’re Gonna Get Married / Daughter’s Wedding Song / Quick Quick Slow Slow / Slow Quick Quick / Give Me More Kisses / Drink Drink Drink / I Can’t Be Satisfied / I Hate To Drink Alone / Smokey Old Bar / Thanks To Tequila|
|07/2014||CD Red River RRECD 154 (US)||
|06/2015||CD Red House RHRCD 287 (US)||Call Me Insane - A Day At A Time / Bug Ya For Love / Burden Of The Cross / Everybody's Somebody In Luchenbach, Texas / Crocodile Tears / Jonesin' For Jones / I'm Through Hurtin' / Call Me Insane / Heaven's Gonna Have A Honky Tonk / Tienes Cabeza De Palo / I Owe It All To You / Forever Valentine / Hot Dang / Mama's Don't Let Your Cowboys Grow Up To Be Babies|
|08/2016||CD Red House RHRCD 295 (US)||Live at the Big T Roadhouse - Chicken S#!+ Bingo Sunday - Dale Watson & His Lonestars - Lonely Blue Boy / You're Humbuggin' Me / Lucille / Made In Japan / That's What I Like About The South / Here In Frisco / Wine / Pure Love / I Don't Want To Go Home / Most Wanted Woman In Town / If You Want To Be My Woman / Long Black Veil|
|09/2016||CD Red River 175 (US)||Under the Influence - Lonely Blue Boy / You're Humbuggin' Me / Lucille / Made In Japan / That's What I Like About The South / Here In Frisco / Wine / Pure Love / I Don't Want To Go Home / Most Wanted Woman In Town / If You Want To Be My Woman / Long Black Veil|
|01/2017||CD Ameripolitan / Home 1000 (US)||
Dale & Ray - Dale Watson / Ray Benson - The Ballad Of Dale And Ray / Feelin’ Haggard / I Wish You Knew / Bus’ Breakdown / Write Your Own Songs / Cryin’ To Cryin’ Time Again / Forget About Tomorrow Today / A Hangover Ago / Nobody’s Ever Down In Texas / Sittin’ And Thinkin’ About You
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