Dale Watson

Dale Watson

 Austin, Texas, USA
BandAmericanaCountry

Original songs with prominent roots influence, self termed as Ameripolitan Music. AMA Hall Of Fame 2009,Texas State Musician-2007, AMA Texas Hall Of Fame-2009/2005, CMA-Spain International Artist-2004, AMA Best Country Band 2005/2002/2001, BCMA Nominated Best Indie Album-1998,DCMA Best Concert-1997

Biography

DALE WATSON

 Dale Watson is a country music maverick, a true outlaw carrying on where Waylon Jennings left off. A member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, he stands alongside Waylon, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State.

Although Dale has made his name as a Texas artist, he actually was born in Alabama. Moving to Houston as a teenager, his musical journey began right out of high school as he started playing clubs and local honky-tonks. In 1988, it led him to move to Los Angeles on the advice of rockabilly singer-guitarist Rosie Flores. He played in the house band at the legendary Palomino Club in Hollywood for a couple years and recorded a few singles before moving to Nashville to write songs for a publishing company run by Gary Morris (writer of such country/pop hits as “The Wind Beneath My Wings”). Commercial country did not fit the fiercely independent songwriter so Dale relocated to Austin, Texas where he got a record deal and wrote several songs poking fun at the industry side of Nashville, including “Nashville Rash” from his Hightone debut Cheatin’ Heart Attack and “A Real Country Song” from his 1996 follow-up Blessed or Damned.

After making three albums with Hightone, Dale released The Trucking Sessions on Koch Records in 1998. Including 14 original driving songs, the album received high praise and caused critics to compare him to chart-topping writer Red Simpson, who was responsible for some of the most iconic trucking tunes in country music.

Lyrics

WHISKEY OR GOD

Written By: Dale Watson


WHISKEY OR GOD
IS GONNA BRING ME RELIEF
BELIEVING OR NOT
BENDING MY ELBOW OR MY KNEES

I’M GONNA DRINK UNTIL MY CONSCIOUS FADES
BEFORE I FALL ASLEEP I’M GONNA PRAY FOR A BRIGHTER DAY
WHISKEY OR GOD, BRING SALVATION TO ME

I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING AFTER SUFFERING THROUGH THE NIGHT
NOT KNOWING IF THE DAWN WAS GONNA BRING RELEIF IN SIGHT
SO
WHISKEY OR GOD
IS GONNA BRING ME RELIEF
BELIEVING OR NOT
BENDING MY ELBOW OR MY KNEES
I’M GONNA DRINK UNTIL MY CONSCIOUS FADES
BEFORE I FALL ASLEEP I’M GONNA PRAY FOR A BRIGHTER DAY
WHISKEY OR GOD, BRING SALVATION TO ME

YOUR LOVE I’M GONNA MISS

Written By: Dale Watson

WAKE UP IN THE MORNING RADIO ALARMING
TURN IT OFF THEN SNUGGLE AND KISS
GOTTA GET GOING CAN’T LET GO AND
YOU SAY WAIT JUST ONE MORE MINUTE

FINALLY MAKE IT OUT OF BED LOOK HOW LATE IT’S GETTING
WE SHOULD BE AT WORK BUT INSTEAD
WE CRAWL BACK UNDER COVERS HOLDING ONE ANOTHER
YOUR LOVE I’M GONNA MISS

YOU BRUSH AND HAIR YOU’RE RUSHING EVERYWHERE
TRYING TO MAKE UP SOME TIME
YOU THROW DOWN YOUR ROBE YOU SORT THROUGH ALL YOUR CLOTHES
WATCHING YOU I CAN’T HELP BUT SMILE
WITH A SMIRK YOU ASK WHAT YOU LAUGHIN AT
I GRIN AND SAY …AT THE BEST THERE IS
WITH THAT LOVE LOOK IN YOUR EYES YOU HUG WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT
YOUR LOVE I’M GONNA MISS

FATE HAD A DIFFERENT PLAN
AND LET YOU SLIP RIGHT THROUGH MY HANDS
YOUR MEMORY’S ALL I GOT LEFT
YOUR LOVE I’M GONNA MISS

AT NIGHT WE DRIFT TO SLEEP AND TALK OF THINGS
IN THE AFTERGLOW OF THE LOVE THAT WE’D MADE
HOW WAS YOUR DAY , YEAH MINE WAS FINE
ARE YOU SURE YOUR BOSS DON’T MIND YOU COMING IN LATE?
IN AND OUT OF SLEEP I CATCH YOU WATCHING ME
ON MY SHOULDER I FEEL YOUR CARESS
THEN I GO TO DREAMIN’ BUT NEVER DREAMED OF DREAMIN
HOW YOUR LOVE I’M GONNA MISS

FATE HAD A DIFFERENT PLAN
AND LET YOU SLIP RIGHT THROUGH MY HANDS
YOUR MEMORY’S ALL I GOT LEFT
YOUR LOVE I’M GONNA MISS

Discography

1995 - Cheatin Heart Attack
1996-Blessed Or Damned
1997 - I Hate These Songs
1998- THE TRUCKIN' SESSIONS
1999 -People I've Known, Places I've Been
2000-Christmas Time In Texas
2001-Preachin' To The Choir - Live In The Borderline
2001-Every Song I Write Is For You
2003-One More, Once More (Europe Only)
2004-Dreamland
2005-Whiskey Or God
2006-Live at Newland ,the Netherlands (Europe Only)
2007- From The Cradle To The Grave
2009- The Truckin' Sessions Volume 2
2010- Carryin' On
2011- The Sun Sessions Red Hose Records

Set List

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