Hear Hellraiser Dale Watson Pay Tribute to the Possum (VIDEO)

If one guy can be called the staple ‘bad boy of country music’, right now it’s definitely Texan Dale Watson. He’s the kind of artist that always sticks to his guns no matter what the cost, all the while remaining cool as a cucumber.

When it comes to his music, the suave singer abides to good ol’ fashioned honky-tonk country. His latest album Sun Sessions harkens back to a Johnny Cash/Elvis vibe.

Following George Jones‘ passing in 2013, Dale appeared on KUT Austin Radio to share his favorite memories of the Possum and perform the first George tune he ever learned.


At another performance following the Possum’s passing, the charismatic Dale wanted to pay tribute to the fellow Lone Star legend. So during the middle of his band’s set, he unexpectedly began improvising a completely off-the-cuff, never-before-heard song. The result was called ‘Jonesin’ for Jones‘, and it’s a surprising, honky-tonk gem. 

I’m jonesin’ for Jones since George Jones is gone,” Dale sings during the chorus. “Thank God that his music still lives on.”


Hear Dale’s badass song now!

And while you’re here, enjoy the George Jones classic ‘White Lightnin’‘  performed back in 1959 below.

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