The accolades keep coming for the silver-pompadoured honky-tonker. Dale Watson's song "The Burden of the Cross" was just named one of the Best Songs of June 2015 by Esquire Magazine! The song from Call Me Insane is a powerful ode to the white wooden crosses that dot roads honoring loved ones who have lost their lives along the highways and roads. "Burden of the Cross" focuses on one that was removed for construction crews to widen the road.
You can hear Dale speak to these circumstances for this song with Scott Simon on his recent interview on NPR's Weekend Edition.