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Aaron Watson: Christian artist who sings Country coming to Cowgirls

By by camille m. doty
Sept. 28, 2011 at 4:28 a.m.

Aaron Watson

Aaron Watson has traveled far since his church-singing days in Amarillo. But he's maintained his Christian roots.

In fact, he travels around the world spreading a positive message.

"We give all the glory to God," he said."

The 34-year-old professional singer has been in the music business for 11 years. He described himself as a Christian artist who sings country music.

Watson traveled to Europe for a tour and has performed in front of crowds as large as 40,000 people.

On Friday, he and 10 bandmembers will stop in Victoria to perform at Cowgirls. Watson said he wants the audience to be satisfied.

"If you had a hamburger restaurant, you would want to give good service," the independent artist said, "You want them to return."

Watson said his concerts are family-friendly. The musician said it's important for him to balance his personal and professional life.

"We all have families," he said. "We tour half of the time and we like to be home the other half."

The Abilene-based artist and his college sweetheart now wife, Kimberly, have three children and another one due in November.

Music has been a part of Watson's life since his childhood. He said he listened to his father's Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings records.

Music was not his first plan in life. At first, Watson wanted to play baseball, but an injury ended that dream.

Watson signed up for a beginner guitar class at Abilene Christian University. And with the help of his professor, Dan Mitchell, Watson realized his new dream.

"I'd like to make a living doing this."

Watson said he started treating his performance like a business by starting small and expanding.

The independent artist said he treats fans like family.

"They've taken care of us and in return we want to take care of them," he said.

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