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.
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.
Hear Dale’s badass song now!
And while you’re here, enjoy the George Jones classic ‘White Lightnin’‘ performed back in 1959 below.