Aaron Watson's next album Red Bandana won't be out until late June, but as his current hit "Kiss That Girl Goodbye" makes it's way toward No. 1 in Texas The Honky Tonk Kid has released a new song to whet our appetites for the new project.

Watson tells Parade that the song "Riding with Red" is a tribute to his friend, hero, and cowboy poet Red Steagall.

My boys Jake and Jack love Red. They just gravitate toward him; he's a legend," Watson explains. "And in the song, you think that Red's passed away. But I wanted to write from that perspective so that people who have cowboys like that in their life will, after hearing that song, go hug them and know, 'I don't need to take that person for granted.

Soon after the new album is released Watson will hit the road in support of it, for his Red Bandana Tour, which kicks off June 28th in Abilene.

Aaron Watson's 2019 Red Bandana Tour Dates:

June 28 --  Abilene, Texas @ Taylor County Expo Center
June 29 -- Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall (Outdoors)
July 6 -- Big Lake, Texas @ Big Lake Festival
July 11 -- Rhinelander, Wisc. @ Hodag Country Festival
July 12 -- Cincinnati, Ohio @ Riverfront Live
July 13 -- Varysburg, N.Y. @ Jam In The Valley
July 18 -- Hastings, Neb. @ Adams County Fair
July 19 -- Lake Of The Ozarks, Mo. @ Lazy Gators
July 26 -- Yerington, Nev. @ A Night In The Country
August 10 -- Beaumont, Texas @ Ford Park Arena
August 15 -- Kansas City, Mo. @ Power & Lights District
August 23 -- Pueblo, Colo. @ Colorado State Fair
September 5 -- Puyallup, Wash. @ Washington State Fair