Garnering Over 300,000 Streams the First Week
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Self-made country music sensation Aaron Watson’s new single, “Whisper My Name,” which released Friday, June 19, has already amassed 300,000 streams in the first week. The upbeat love song is a tribute to the beginning of his career when performances looked much different than the sold-out arenas he plays now.
“‘Whisper My Name’ takes place about 18 years ago when I was touring with my band in an old white van playing for nobody and making no money, but we didn’t have a care in the world,” Watson said. “Life back then was so simple and so was love — that’s what this song is about.”
The new single references an old favorite venue for the band, the Texas Hall of Fame in College Station, where Watson and his band sold-out shows and garnered a fan base with the students there.
“We would sell it out every time we came to town, the kids loved us,” Watson said. “It helped us believe in ourselves.”
“Whisper My Name” was co-written and produced by Phil O’Donnell, one of country music’s premiere hit-makers and producers. O’Donnell has written hits for country music superstars George Strait, Clay Walker, Blake Shelton, Rodney Atkins, Darius Rucker, Justin Moore, Brad Paisley, Trace Atkins, Randy Travis and many more. He’s also produced for top artists including Craig Morgan, Joe Diffie, High Valley and Josh Thompson.
Fans can purchase and stream “Whisper My Name” on all platforms HERE.
The single follows the release of his latest album, Red Bandana, which opened at No. 2 on Billboard’s Country Sales chart. The 20 song album written solely by Watson is commemorative of his 20 years in the industry as an artist.
Earlier this year, Watson joined George Strait, Robert Earl Keen, Willie Nelson As Newest Member of The Texas Cowboy Hall Of Fame.
During quarantine, Watson got creative, making a homemade lyric video for “Whisper My Name” while driving around his ranch in Texas. Full lyric video below.