Garnering Over 300,000 Streams the First Week

Self-made country music sensation Aaron Watson's new single, "Whisper My Name," which released Friday, June 19, has already amassed 300,000 streams in the first week. The upbeat love song is a tribute to the beginning of his career when performances looked much different than the sold-out arenas he plays now. "'Whisper My Name' takes place about 18 years ago when I was touring with my band in an old white van playing for nobody and making no money, but we didn't have a care in the world," Watson said. "Life back then was so simple and so was love — that’s what this song is about." The new single references an old favorite venue for the band, the Texas Hall of Fame in College Station, where Watson and his band sold-out shows and garnered a fan base with the students there. "We would sell it out every time we came to town, the kids loved us," Watson said. "It helped us believe in ourselves." "Whisper My Name" was co-written and produced by Phil O'Donnell, one of country music's premiere hit-makers and producers. O'Donnell has written hits for country music superstars George Strait, Clay Walker, Blake Shelton, Rodney Atkins, Darius Rucker, Justin Moore, Brad Paisley, Trace Atkins, Randy Travis and many more. He's also produced for top artists including Craig Morgan, Joe Diffie, High Valley and Josh Thompson.

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The single follows the release of his latest album, Red Bandana, which opened at No. 2 on Billboard's Country Sales chart. The 20 song album written solely by Watson is commemorative of his 20 years in the industry as an artist. Earlier this year, Watson joined George Strait, Robert Earl Keen, Willie Nelson As Newest Member of The Texas Cowboy Hall Of Fame. During quarantine, Watson got creative, making a homemade lyric video for "Whisper My Name" while driving around his ranch in Texas. Full lyric video below.

About Aaron Watson: Aaron Watson’s career is perhaps summed up best by Forbes, who says he’s "one of country music’s biggest DIY success stories." For the past 20 years, Watson has achieved success on his own terms, hand-building a lauded career through songwriting, relentless touring and more than a dozen self-released albums. His independent Texas spirit and strong work ethic are emblematic of the western lifestyle; virtues which have taken him from humble honky-tonks of Texas to multiple sold-out tours around the world. In 2019 he released Red Bandana — "his most ambitious album yet" (Taste of Country) — whose 20 songs were hailed by The Boot as "a pure expression of his traditional country ethos.” This unprecedented acclaim follows Watson's previous album, Vaquero, whose Top 10 hit "Outta Style" earned a BMI Millionaire award, and The Underdog, the first independent album in the history of country music to top the Billboard Country Albums chart. With a dozen additional records under his belt, Watson is exceeding major-label-sized metrics while maintaining his independence, further galvanizing his "Texas country's reigning indie underdog" (Rolling Stone) brand. "There may be no more genuine singer-songwriter at the moment than Watson," says Texas Monthly, pointing to a self-made businessman, chart-topper, and road warrior whose authenticity has made him a country music staple.