Premiered exclusively on CMT, Aaron Watson fans can now check out the video for his current single ‘Run Wild Horses’ here, ahead of his forthcoming run of UK shows this September and a much-anticipated festival debut at The Long Road alongside Carrie Underwood, The Shires and more. The real life love story, featuring his wife of 15 years, Kimberly (@MrsAaronWatson) as she makes her music video debut, and directed by Benjamin Ranzinger, was filmed in the Watsons’ hometown of Buffalo Gap, Texas (population 468) at one of their favourite spots, the Perini Ranch and inspired by the song’s lyrics:
“Run free as the wind my passion on your skin
Your lips on mine run wild horses
Run out of control deep down in your soul
We become one, run wild horses run.”
Fans and critics agree that the self-penned homage to his wife “turns the heat way up” as “R&B overtones dominate a sultry, guitar and fiddle-heavy arrangement that practically reaches out to dim the lights itself” (Taste of Country). ‘Run Wild Horses’, which is currently racing its way through the 40’s on the US country radio charts and gaining airplay worldwide, also racked up some impressive playlist adds this week including Pandora’s New Country Now, Apple’s Hot Tracks, and Randy Travis “Diggin’ Up Songs” on Spotify, with over 2m streams to date.
The tour in support of new album ‘Vaquero‘ continues to heat up the summer with plenty of sold-out shows already under Watson’s belt in 2018, including record-breaking attendances. The success puts Watson in great company, earning a slot in the coveted Top 100 on Pollstar’s recent “Global Concert Pulse,” which ranks each artist by average box office gross per city worldwide. UK dates below:
5th September – Oran Mor, Glasgow
6th September – Band On The Wall, Manchester
7th September – The Dome, London
8th September – The Long Road Festival, Stanford Hall (Leicestershire)
Aaron Watson wrapped 2017 with a Top 10 on the national radio charts with his self-penned ‘Outta Style’. At 50 weeks, the hit single shattered a Billboard record, marking the longest trek to the coveted spot in the history of their Country Airplay Chart. The Texas troubadour ended his banner year with his album ‘Vaquero’ earning one of the 10 biggest album sales debuts of the year in country music and a number of “Best Album of 2017” nods, including Whiskey Riff and the #1 spot on Taste of Country’s year end list, proclaiming the project “a rich collection of cowboy poetry.”
ABOUT AARON WATSON:
Aaron Watson continues to dominate as a true independent in the country music arena. Watson’s newest release and highly-anticipated album Vaquero launched into the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart with his biggest career sales debut to date, and at #2 on the Top Country Albums chart. Texas Monthly, Billboard, Rolling Stone Country, Noisey, CMT, The Boot and more have all featured the new music. Vaquero is the follow up to his history-making album The Underdog, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, making him the first-ever independent, male country artist to debut in the coveted top spot. The album features lead single “Outta Style,” his record-breaking Top 10 hit on country music’s national radio airplay charts. His new single, “Run Wild Horses” has just hit country radio. Watson’s rise has been paved by years of hard work and perseverance. Eighteen years later, over a dozen recorded albums, more than 2,500 shows in the U.S. and Europe, and a newly inked global distribution partnership with ADA Worldwide, the Texas native is determined to stay true to his roots and deliver music directly to his fans.