In 2017 Aaron Watson’s Vaquero brought in the biggest career sales for a debut Honky Tonk Kid album to date -- peaking at  No. 2 on the Top Country Albums chart.

The album was the follow up to his 2015 album, The Underdog, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, which made him the first-ever independent, male country artist to debut in the coveted top spot.

Now Watson is readying his next project, Red Bandana.

“There’s nothing more classic, more country, or more cowboy than an old red bandana. It signifies hard work, grit and determination,” says Watson. “I made this record with the mindset that this might be my last one, though I believe this is the beginning of something big. That very mindset helped me focus on writing songs with heart and soul that could leave a lasting legacy. I needed a cover that would reflect the meaning behind the music. I needed something with more substance than just another cover with my picture on it. The title track is a cowboy poem, so I decided, why not just photograph my Dad’s old red bandana. We tilted the square red bandana 45 degrees and there it was, like a diamond in the rough.”

Red Bandana will be released on June 21st, 2019, the album has already landed on “the most anticipated country albums of 2019” lists including Saving Country Music and The Boot.