Gene Watson
Gene Watson
Real Name/Full Name Gary Gene Watson
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Gene Watson
Birth Place: Palestine, Texas, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 11 October 1943
Age/How Old: 79 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
Weight: In Kilograms – 67 Kg
In Pounds – 148 lbs
Eye Color: Blonde
Hair Color: Grey
Parents Name: Father –Unknown
Mother –Unknown
Siblings: Jessie Elbert Watson and Eddie Watson
School: Horace Mann Grammar School and Shore High School
College: Unknown
Religion: Unknown
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Louise Bivins
Kids/Children Name: Terri Lynn Watson and Gary Wayne Watson
Profession: Singer
Net Worth: $10 million
Last Updated: March 2023

Gene Watson is a well-known American singer. He is a star in his country for releasing the #1 singles “Paper Noise” and “Fourteen Carat Mind.” He joined up together with Trace Adkins through a hit single known as ‘We’ve Got a Pulse.’ Furthermore, he has also worked as a nightclub performer together with being a shop technician.

Well, how well do you know about Gene Watson? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Gene Watson’s net worth in 2023, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Gene Watson to date.

Biography and Early Life

Gene Watson was born on 11th October 1943 in Palestine, Texas, in the United States of America. His father and mother are yet to be known though two of his siblings are known. His siblings are known as Jessie Elbert Watson and Eddie Watson.

Following his challenging early life, he was forced to lie about his age while he was 17 years old. He did this at a job building missile silos that were located in Abilene, Texas. Later, he moved to Dallas, Texas, where his uncle assisted him in getting his first professional job which involved singing in clubs known as The Palms.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Gene Watson in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Gene Watson’s age is 79 years old as of today’s date 25th March 2023 having been born on 11 October 1943. Though, he is 6′ 0″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 148 lbs in Pound and 67 kg in Kilograms.


Gene Watson has always remained silent on releasing any information regarding his education life. Furthermore, he has never involved himself in any job which needed much education as he focused on music which was more of his personal talent and passion.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Gene’s personal life is very interesting. He is married where he married at the age of 17 years and more interesting he married a 15 years old woman. Many saw it as mysterious, but to Gene, it was a lifelong decision. His wife’s name is Mattie Louise Bivins, who can be described to be an admiring lady for accepting to marry Gene at that age. Together they have two children, who are adults now, namely, Terri Lynn Watson and Gary Wayne Watson.

The couple is still happy together. Gene can be described as one of millions of celebrities who have stood out in matters relationship as he has a healthy one.

Is Gene Watson Gay?

He is neither gay. No one can even try describing Gene as gay. He is among the few celebrities who have a healthy relationship/marriage. He is married to his lovely wife, Mattie Louise Bivins, whom he married while he was 17 and she was 15. The couple has two grown-up children. Also, his sexual orientation is straight and thus proves it all. He loves his wife very much and has no plan to divorce her any day soon.

Professional Career

Gene is a popular musician for country music. He began in the 1960s, where then he used to perform in nightclubs while supplementing his income through working at an auto body shop. By then, he wasn’t a star musician. His music light began shinning when his album ‘Love in the Hot Afternoon’ was picked by Capital Records and aired nationally. Another record, ‘Bad Water,’ was a hit for the region.

He started rising to stardom when he released a track that was 3rd on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Single chart. Her career was propelled after he recorded a number of hits which include; ‘Should I Go Crazy,’ ‘Nothing Sure Looked Good,’ ‘Farewell Party,’ and ‘Where Love Begins.’ He also has a band where he drew the name of that band from one of his songs, Farewell hence the band Farewell Party Band. Gene was included in the Texas Country Music Hall Fame and later was added to the inaugural class of the Houston Music Hall of Fame.

Gene celebrated 50 years in music where he released some ore hit songs such as If it was That Easy. He made a milestone in his songs and was released first by Carat Music Label, which he owns. He has released more songs and have CDS which each CD that has 13 tracks, and some contains some traditional country music songs. He has also done some Gospel music CDs known as, My Gospel Roots.

He has albums like Reflections, Jesus Is All I Need, Because You Believed in Me, Sometimes I Get Lucky, and Paper Rosie, among many more.


Gene Watson deserves huge awards for a work well done in country music. He has achieved a lot throughout his career. Also, he has received awards like 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 & Earnings of Gene Watson in 2023

Gene Watson Net Worth
Gene Watson Net Worth

As of 2023, Gene Watson has an estimated net worth of around $10 million. He has gained all that fortune from his career as a singer and thus evidence that music is also a source of income. Also, he some private source of wealth that is not public but has played a big role in raising his net worth.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Gene Watson is a legend for he has been in music for decades now and has attained much success throughout his life.
  • He has an interesting personal life since he married when he was 17 years and married a 15 years old lady.

Gene can be described as a legend since he has made music for decades now without giving in spite of challenges in the field. His hard work and dedication have brought him this far. He is an inspiration to every singer both in the field and the upcoming all over the world. He is among the most successful singer who has been in music for decades.


  1. Gene Watson is one of my favourite singers who sings real country music. He has a beautiful voice and puts such feeling into every song. Would love to have had the opportunity to see him in person but living at the bottom of the world, in a country not particularly orientated to country music, perhaps he was never asked to tour here. What is played as country music today has ruined the real stuff as without the beautiful steel guitar and fiddles, you can hardly call it country. We need more like Gene Watson to sing the sad songs along with the happy ones that really portray real life.

  2. I’m Rhonda Prater. My mother was Barbara Prater.
    We are from Palestine, Texas.
    My mom’s friends, Sara, her husband played with Gene Watson. There was also Lura Welding, Dolly
    Barnhart and Billie Ann Coleman. These ladies were devoted groupies of Gene Warson. They followed his performances all over East Texas.
    When the song “Nothing Sure Looked Good” came out everyone traveled to Crockett, Texas to see him play. They asked me to bake him a cake. It was a very large woman holding a guitar. Big hit!
    Mr Watson, should you happen to read this , I want you to know you brought all of these ladies a Hugh amount of joy to their lives and for that I will always be grateful. Thankyou.


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