Aaron Watson will be inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2020.
The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame—which includes members such as George Strait, Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson and more—was created to honor individuals who show excellence in competition, business and support of rodeo and the western lifestyle in Texas.
Aaron, a native of Amarillo, Texas, has released more than a dozen albums over his 20-plus-year career, including his 2015 No. 1 album, The Underdog. The induction ceremony will be held at Billy Bob’s Texas on Jan. 16, with tickets available now. Proceeds benefit the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame & Museum and its ongoing education programs and western lifestyle preservation efforts.
“If I can look back and think of the two things that have defined my career more than anything else—it’s Texas and cowboys,” says Aaron. “To be elected to the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame is hard to put into words, but it’s a humbling honor—especially when I see the names of my some of my heroes like Nolan Ryan, George Strait and Willie Nelson on that list. I’ve always said my music isn’t about honors and awards but this one is special. What an evening it will be in January for the induction and I know I’ll be counting down the days.”
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