Al Watkins is an American singer.
2 Regional Hits,
3 National Hits,
4 International Hits,
Entertainer, singer, encourager, guitarist, and writer.
Born Alton Watkins in 1949 Wilmington, North Carolina.
First sang publicly at the age of eight at a square dance held in Castle Hayne, North Carolina.
He sang with the original well known regional rock band "The Sounds of Time" while in high school(1965 - 1968) which also featured Jimmy Waldo (New England, Quite Riot, & Alcatrazz keyboardist)
He has opened shows with legends like Fats Domino, Louisiana Leroux, Black Oak Arkansas, The Drifters, The Band of Oz, Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs, Percy Sledge, Bo Diddley, Various East Coast Beach Music Singers and groups. In addition he did the same for many top country music artist as well like, Marty Robbins, Barbara Mandrell, Dolly Parton, the Kendalls, George Jones, Gene Watson, Laverne Tripp, Doug Oldham, Brian Free, and other well known artists.
Watkins also appeared as a presenter on the 2002 CCM Awards Show with Dottie Rambo, Hank Williams Jr., Ronnie McDowell, Del Way, Stella Parton and others.
He has published recordings over the years in several different genres.
Al is still performing live today, his messages in music and videos can be seen on the web and other various venues...www,alwatkins.com is a good place to start...
Regional Hits edit:
(1968) One Last Kiss & Love Lights (Life Around Wilmington Magazine),
(1978) 39-21-46 / Mountain of Love (Live Around Wilmington Magazine),
(1979) In Your Arms / Hell of a Band (WKLM / WMFD radios stations),
(1982) Midnight Hour (WWAY TV 3),
National Hits edit:
(1984) "All She Needs is a Man"/"Nothing Takes the Place of You" (Cashbox),
(2002) This is the Day (Power Source),
(2003) Stand By Me (Power Source),
(2004) Live by the Law of the Lord (Power Source / CMP),
(2004) Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast (Power Source / CMP),
(2004)Barefootin (Powersource Nashville),
International Hits edit:
(1985 - 86) Dixie Rock n Roll,
(2003 - 04) Radio Revival (God's Country Chart),
(Summer/Fall 2004) You'll Never Walk Alone (God's Country),
Internet Action Five #1 (MP3.com)
(2002 - 2003) I Believe in Jesus, This is the Day, Stand by Me, This Little Light of Mine, and Jesus, You are So Beautiful,
He appeared as himself in the April 1986 movie made for TV "Carolina Gold" which aired on the Odyssey Cable Network Nation wide.
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