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Dale Watson goes live at Willie's Place, Sirius

Friday, April 3, 2009 – Dale Watson, who is about to release "The Truckin' Sessions: Volume Two" on Hyena Records on April 21, will give a free "trucker appreciation" concert on tonight at the Night Life Theater at the Willie's Place truckstop in Carl's Corner, Texas.

Sirius XM Radio will carry the entire show live on its Willie's Place channel, channel 64 and XM channel 13, beginning at 10 p.m. eastern. Dallas Wayne will interview Watson before the show.

A portion of proceeds from the CD sales of "The Truckin' Sessions: Volume Two" during the evening's performance will be donated to the St. Christopher Truckers Development & Relief Fund, a not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance to professional truck drivers who have medical problems and can not otherwise afford healthcare.

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