Gene Watson
Gene Watson
Celebrated Name: Gene Watson
Real Name/Full Name: Gary Gene Watson
Gender: Male
Age: 80 years old
Birth Date: 11 October 1943
Birth Place: Palestine, Texas, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.83m
Weight: 67 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Louise Bivins
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Gene Watson Gay?: No
Profession: Singer
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $10 million
Last Updated: February 2024

Maybe you know about Gene Watson very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Gene Watson’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Gene Watson was born in Palestine, Texas, the United States, on October 11th, 1943. Much about his early life and education is yet to be revealed to the public, but what is known is that his mother picked crops while his father was a sawmill worker. He grew up alongside his six siblings.

Personal Life

Gene Watson has an interesting relationship story. He got married at the age of only 17 and much more interesting is that he married  15 years old. It seems mysterious to many, but to Gene, it was a lifelong decision. Mattie Louise Bivins, Gene`s wife, is also a lady to admire, she gave in to marrying Gene at that age.

The couple has two adult children, Terri Lynn Watson, and Gary Wayne Watson. The couple are still together. Gene is a celebrity that stands out in matters relationships as he has had atleast one healthy relationship, unlike many other famous people that have several unhealthy ones.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 11 October 1943, Gene Watson is 80 years old as of today’s date 22nd February 2024. His height is 1.83m tall, and his weight is 67 kg.


Gene Watson is famous for Country music, which he began in the 1960s. He was, however, not a star musician at that time, he only performed in night clubs while supplementing his income through working at an auto body shop (Houston Auto body shop).

Gene`s music light started shinning when his album (Love in the Hot Afternoon) was picked by the Capital Records and aired nationally. He had earlier recorded bad water, which was a hit in the region. Gene, later on, started rising to stardom when he released a track that was 3rd on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart in 1975.

Gene recorded many hits afterward, which propelled his career. Some of his best hit songs were Farewell Party, Where Love Begins, Should I Go Crazy, Nothing Sure Looked Good among many others that were celebrated by country music fans nationally. Gene actually drew the name of his Band from one of his songs, Farewell hence the band, Farewell Party Band.

Adding to Gene`s music career success,  in2002, he was included in the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.  Further, he was added to the inaugural class of the Houston Music Hall of Fame in 2013

During Gene`s celebration of 50 years in music in 2012, he released some ore hit songs, including his first-ever single on the radio If it Was That Easy. Gena made a milestone in his career during this time as the songs he released were re-recorded and released first by Carat Music Label, which he owns. Gene went on, releasing more songs even more than before. His CD with 13 tracks was released in 2016, and the CD contains some traditional country music songs. Gene has also done a Gospel music CD titled, My Gospel Roots in 2018.

The famous country music has also made hit songs alongside big-name musicians such as Lefty Frizzell, Ray Price, and Merle Haggard.

Some of his albums include; Because You Believed in Me, Paper Rosie, Reflections, Sometimes I Get Lucky, Jesus Is All I Need, among many others.

Awards & Achievements

Gene Watson is a country musician that deserves great awards. The long time musician has achieved alot in his music personally. Gene has, however, received some awards, such as the Entertainer of the Year Award by the R.O.P.E  awards, during which he tied with Jeannie Seely, another singer.

Net Worth & Salary of Gene Watson in 2024

Gene Watson Net Worth
Gene Watson Net Worth

The famous and long time Musician, Gene, has been in the music industry for decades now, which is clear evidence that music is his major source of income. As of February 2024, His net worth is estimated at $10 million. Gene also has some material wealth that are not public as he prefers a private life just like many other famous persons.

Gene is a man that stands firm on his decisions, which can be proven his own life history where he married at 17 and still lives with his wife to this present day. Musically, he is also a legend since he has made music for decades now without giving in spite of challenges in the field.


  1. Gene Watson has that relaxing style of music. As an author I do my best work while listening to his marvelous voice. Farewell party begins my day of writing and continues through the day as I listen to his numerous hits over the years.

    K, L. Dempsey- Author of Unholy Vengeance

  2. Gene Watson is a true Country Great Never received the recognition he deserved. In my opinion he is in the league with Ray Price and the Possum. Enjoy his Music.

  3. Gene Watson is the definition of a “real” country music singer, not this so-called country you hear now days. His songs touch your soul and tear at your heart strings. His angelic voice is unlike any other country music singer. If he is not in the Country Music Hall of Fame, he definitely deserves to be. He has been my favorite artist all my life.

  4. I found gene Watson in2020, I love his music and voice, he is also a handsome man! Gene I read that you are still married Mattie, after all of these years, congrats!! My husband and I was married for 55years, he passed away on August 29, 2020. We had a good life together. I would love it if you could to Columbus, Ohio! Have a concert here! Could you please send a little note with a autograph picture of your self? Thank you and may God bless you and your family! Thank you for the wonderful, heartfelt music! All of my love to you and yours! Linda Lou Conner

  5. to Gene Watson, I would like to sign up for fan club!! Can someone in your fan club send me info concerning this? Thanks in advance.

  6. Gene Watson “IS COUNTRY MUSIC’S FINEST”… God gave him a Great Voice, A Marvelous Talent. I do not believe you could ever get tired of listening to Gene Watson. Every time I hear one of his Old Songs, They sound as good today as they did years ago. If he was singing a song on the Radio, and someone turned off while I was listening, i would probably wind up in Jail.
    Keith J. Pierce, Winston-Salem, NC… Listens to 98.1 All the Time. Play “MORE” Gene Watson.
    Thank you and have a Wonderful Day To All.

  7. First enjoyed a Gene Watson show at Halls High School many years ago at Halls Tenn, always a fan have seen him and his band at Country Tonight in Pigeon Forge Tenn.many times fabulous entertainer!!!

  8. I know how special Gene Watson is. We were born same month, same year; Him Oct. 11 me Oct 22. I have traveled many miles to see and hear him in concert. Once told him that in the audience it was difficult to hear him because all his fans knew every word to every song and sang along w/ him. His comment: “Thats a good thing.” Yes, it is. I also sing along w/ him!!! He is the greatest. Forget the awards. Tho, he deserves many. His fans are all the AWARDS he needs.

  9. I live in Northern Minnesota, and we have very few music venues. Being a fan of Gene’s, I always check his tour schedule, hoping that he will bless us with his talent.
    In the meantime, his music brings me joy, and often to tears.

  10. My husband and I have been Gene Watson Fans for MANY, MANY years…we live in Mississippi now. Our goal is to see & meet you in person … SOON as we can! No One can sing a song like You do, YOU are THE BEST!!!!! We LOVE YOU!!!

  11. Hi Gene, I am wondering if you are possibly coming to Columbus, Ohio for a concert, or maybe Newark, Ohio Newark has a very nice concert hall called The Midland. I know you have been very busy on your 80th Anniversary Tour, Wow! and Congratulations!!! I love your last CD!I play it all of time! I hope you are going to make another one. I will close for now, if you could possibly send a note back, it would make my day! Your biggest fan, Linda

  12. I have always loved Gene Watson’s voice, and he is so handsome also. I am a widow now, but was married for 55 years to my husband! I listen to Gene’s songs very often on You Tube on my phone. Especially at night when it is hard to go to sleep . Tonight is one of those nights. 2 hours of beautiful music! From Savannah Georgia!


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