Featuring the lead single “Kiss That Girl Goodbye,” Watson says that he made his upcoming album Red Bandana with the mindset that it might be his last one, and with that, he needed an album cover that would reflect his legacy.
“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.”