The State Of Texas Proclaims â€˜Gene Watson Dayâ€™
September 27, 2012 at 7:16 AM (PT)
PARIS, TEXAS has named a street after hometown Country icon, GENE WATSON. In addition to the naming of “GENE WATSON Boulevard,” the TEXAS State Senate has proclaimed SEPTEMBER 25th to be known as “GENE WATSON DAY.”
TEXAS GOVERNOR, RICK PERRY, sent a proclamation which read “The LONE STAR STATE is world –renowned for its wealth of music talent and unique styles of music. Of the many artists who have helped shape TEXAS Country into what it is today, GENE WATSON is a favorite among many. I commend you for recognizing this important figure in country music history.”
“Growing up on a dirt road on the outskirts of PARIS, TEXAS, it never in my wildest dreams occurred to me that one day I’d have a street named for me in my own hometown. I am deeply grateful to the people of PARIS, TEXAS for this great honor. I owe many thanks to DAVID MILSAP for initiating the idea and to the entire state of TEXAS for giving me my own special day,” said GENE WATSON.