Dale Watson (born October 7, 1962 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American country/Texas Country singer, guitarist, songwriter, and self-published author based in Austin, Texas. He champions “Ameripolitan” as a new genre of original music and has positioned himself as a tattooed, stubbornly independent outsider who is interested in recording authentic country music. As a result, he has become a favorite of critics and alt-country fans.
In 2015 he toured in January with The Reverend Horton Heat as part of The BADDEST of The BAD Tour, in February he took part in the 2nd Annual Ameripolitan Awards show at The Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas. In March, he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC) sitting in with the house band on a night the show broadcast from Austin during South by Southwest. In early April, his first performance on Mountain Stage (NPR) aired nationally. In late May, The Truckin’ Sessions, Vol.ill was released as a stand-alone mid-line title in the US via Red River Ent. and in Europe via CRS. His new studio album, Call Me Insane was produced by Lloyd Maines (The Flatlanders, etc.) and was released worldwide June 9th via Red House/Ameripolitan Records. The Call Me Insane Tour “offiiclally” kicked off on June 13th at The Broken Spoke, in Austin, TX. Also in June, he appeared as part of a segment on The Bachlorette (ABC) on June 15th. The following weekend he & His Lone Stars began touring nationally to support the album’s release, selling out shows in Wichita, KS, Lincoln, NE, Minneapolis, MN, Columbus, OH, Cambridge, MA, etc..