Aaron Watson wasn't “outta style” when he hit the state to perform during a special concert event held next to The Crossing Travel Market in Winters on Saturday, April 22.

Aaron Watson wasn’t “outta style” when he hit the state to perform during a special concert event held next to The Crossing Travel Market in Winters on Saturday, April 22.

In fact, the City of Winters grew significantly that day as 2,800 people from all over the state flocked to the newly cleared field next to truck stop to watch Watson perform.

The concert was organized by Doug Wheat, general partner of The Crossing, who said it was to celebrate the opening of the new store.

Wheat said folks traveled from all over the state came to the concert, which featured Hunter Hutchinson, who opened for Watson.

“It was just great,” Wheat said. “It went very well. It was great for the community. We had people from all over the area and as far as the Metroplex and Texas City.”

Watson, a West Texas native known for his true country style, headlined the outdoor concert on the heels of the release of his latest album, “Vaquero.” Watson who has had a 17-year career that spans more than a dozen albums, added one more show under his belt Saturday.

It was the first time the area, located at 184 County Road 385 had been used for such an event. The event and parking took place on open farmland and the weather cooperated for the rain or shine concert, which started at 7 p.m.

In addition, there were minimal issues related to law enforcement, Runnels County Sheriff Carl Squyres reported Monday. The event was BYOB and officers from the Runnels County Sheriff’s Office and the Winters and Ballinger police departments offered security for the event.

“We didn’t have any issues,” Squyres said. “It went really well.”

The Department of Public Safety was also manning the roadways around the venue, as well.

Food was available at The Crossing and at several food trucks that were set up around the event.