Legendary Country artist, Gene Watson turns 77 years old today. He had 12 top five songs on the country chart throughout his long career. As we celebrate Gene's birthday, check out five of his best hits.

Love In The Hot Afternoon: This was Gene Watson's first solo hit as a Country Artist. It peaked at number 3 on the charts in 1975.

Paper Rosie: A year later, in 1976, Watson continued his success on the charts, with this heartfelt classic that went to number 3 that year.

Pick The Wildwood Flower: Watson was a certified country star by the time this classic went to number 5 on the charts in 1979.

Fourteen Carat Mind: This was the biggest hit of Watson's career. It went all the way to number 1 on the charts in 1981 and is a staple for classic country radio stations to this day. It was also the first of three top ten hit singles released from his Old Loves Never Die album.

You're Out Doing What I'm Here Doing Without: This one almost went to number one itself. With its catchy chorus and fun backup singers, You're Out Doing What I'm Here Doing Without went to number 2 on the charts in 1983.

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