Aaron Watson Poised to Hit #1 With New 'Vaquero' Album

You might not know who Aaron Watson is yet but you can be sure the major record labels have him on their radar. The country musicians has been burning up the country charts and has hit number one and is within striking distance of nabbing the top overall spot - all without a label.

The independent musician joined The Glenn Beck Program Thursday and his excitement couldn't be contained on the final day to push his album to number one.

"I don't know. I'm telling you right now, it's the ninth inning. There's two outs. Our album, Vaquero, just to kind of get you up-to-date, it's currently number two on all genres on iTunes. It's number one on country," Watson said.

He may be lacking a major label but he's got something even better on his side.

"And what we have on our side is, first of all, we don't have a major record label. But we have an awesome God. And all things are possible through God. He's blessed us with the best fans in the world."

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: Aaron Watson is on the phone. Are you going to be a cutting a song with Pat, Aaron?

AARON: Absolutely. First of all, good morning, boys. It's good to hear from you.

GLENN: Thank you, sir.

AARON: And Pat is one of my new best friends.

PAT: Uh-huh.

AARON: And I know from listening to y'all throughout the past that Pat used to not like country music.

PAT: Uh-huh.

AARON: But I found a little chink in his armor, a little soft spot in his heart last week, and I think I may have made an impact on Pat.

PAT: You definitely did, Aaron.

GLENN: If you could have some sort of a guitar rift, like -- that sounded like Boston in all of your songs, he would --

PAT: That would be great.

GLENN: He would love it.

PAT: So are you going to be number one this week? Is it going to happen?

AARON: I don't know. I'm telling you right now, it's the ninth inning. There's two outs. Our album, Vaquero, just to kind of get you up-to-date, it's currently number two on all genres on iTunes. It's number one on country.

PAT: Nice.

AARON: You guys made a huge. We had a big hiccup when it came to our distribution. You know, we're not a major label. We don't have a major record label, so we don't get the perks and distribution. But, you know what, today is a big day. I mean, everybody knows today is Texas Independence Day. And what we have on our side is, first of all, we don't have a major record label. But we have an awesome God. And all things are possible through God. He's blessed us with the best fans in the world.

And what we've got in honor of Texas Independence Day, we have an entire nation that's filled with people that have a Texas-like swagger, spirit, and attitude. And they believe that this country was built on the freedom to dream big dreams. And right now, there are major -- there are bigwigs at major labels right now scratching their head wondering how some small town businessman that had the band named Aaron Watson is outselling the major label pop acts that they're pumping major bucks into. And, man, we give God all the glory. And I wish I was there to hug you guys right now.

GLENN: Well, we could probably live without that.

PAT: Yeah.

(chuckling)

GLENN: But I tell you, Aaron, when are you performing at the -- when is the Houston rodeo? Is that next week?

AARON: So the Houston rodeo is on Tuesday, March the 7th. We're actually recording a live CD, DVD. There's still some tickets left. You can get them online. But, man, it's just been an incredible week, boys. I'm telling you right now.

GLENN: It's Tuesday, we should go. We should go. What time is that? We should go.

AARON: I think we kick off around 8:00-ish.

GLENN: Oh, that's way past -- that's like four hours past our bedtime.

PAT: We probably would have to stay the night and do the show in Houston.

GLENN: Yeah.

AARON: Hey, I will get y'all -- hey, I'll have a tour bus take y'all back home.

(laughter)

GLENN: We might take you up on that.

PAT: Yeah. It would be fun.

GLENN: We might go.

AARON: You know, I have to thank y'all. We have been -- I have not had -- we've not been doing anything other than this week than pounding the pavement. We've been selling CDs out of the bus. And I've had -- the most exciting thing for me is I've had people come up to me who, before you guys started talking about the record this week, they had never heard of me. And now they're downloading my entire back catalog. And they've -- overnight. And you guys as listeners -- my music and your listeners go together like peanut butter and jelly. And I'm telling you, right now, this is my battle cry. I mean, I'm on the warpath. I mean, if we -- we want to stick it to the man. I want people around the country -- I want that number one record.

GLENN: All right.

AARON: I want it. Not -- let's get it!

GLENN: Aaron, good talking to you, brother. We'll -- we'll call you back later today. Maybe we'll -- maybe we'll see you down in Houston at the rodeo.

AARON: Hey, Pat, our album that we're going to record is called Divorces and Horses.

JEFFY: Nice! Nice.

PAT: I like it. I like it.

GLENN: All right, brother. Thanks so much.

AARON: God bless, y'all.

PAT: You too.

GLENN: God bless you. Aaron Watson. The reason why we are -- I mean, he's a really good guy.

PAT: Yeah, nobody deserves this more than he does.

GLENN: Yeah. Yeah. But he is a guy who the record company tried to change. He wouldn't do it. He stays out on his own. He listens to his dad's advice that says, "Listen, you might be 40 before you hit it. But if you love it, that's what you'll do." And he spent the last 20 years just working so hard. It is only his fans that have made him this way, not radio, nothing. Just his fans have given him a number one record. The music industry discredited it last time and said, "Well, he had no competition. And that's not possible." If he's number one again with this record, it will be huge.

And today is the last day that it counts for that number one status. And the name of the CD is Vaquero, just download it now. You'll love it. It's really good.

[break]

GLENN: We're just sitting here talking about Aaron Watson again and the record companies and how these gatekeepers like to keep people down.

PAT: And how nobody -- nobody has called him. He had the number one record in the country as an independent artist. And nobody called and said, "Hey, you know what, we can use you."

GLENN: Yeah, I'm not sure he would go.

PAT: I'm not sure either.

GLENN: Nobody would do it. And now there's -- nobody is helping him on his -- on his album. And he's just this underdog that is out swinging against these giants. And I love it. I love it.

PAT: Yeah, it's great. Because you've done the same thing. You've done the same.

GLENN: Yeah, and nobody -- you know, no cable company said, "No, look at what Glenn Beck is doing. We should put him on."

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: No, they didn't do it.

Right. Some tried not to, just out of spite.

GLENN: Yeah, you could make the case -- I don't know if very convincingly, but you could make a case almost collusion with us and Aaron Watson to keep it down.

PAT: Yeah.

Soros is trying to elect MORE TEXAS RINOs. Here's how YOU can stop him.

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Texas is under threat of a George Soros-backed takeover.

Soros-funded RINO judges have been elected in some of the highest courts in Texas. These judges implemented restrictions that have blocked nearly a thousand cases of voter fraud from being investigated or prosecuted from across the state. These new restrictions are similar to ones in place in states like George, Arizona, and Wisconsin, leaving Texas more susceptible to election corruption than ever. If Texas falls to corruption, America will lose its largest bastion of conservative electoral power in the nation. Without Texas, Republicans WILL NOT be able to win national elections and liberal corruption will go unchecked across the country.

Fortunately, there is a way to stop this: YOU.

If you live in Texas you have a chance to stand up against corruption and to fight back! Starting Tuesday, February 20th, early voting for the primaries begins, where three of these judges are up for election. Go out and vote. If the right people are voted in, there's a good chance the restrictions will be lifted and election fraud can once again be prosecuted.

But remember, you can't just go in and vote for anyone who has an "R" next to their name. Sorors knows that a registered Democrat would never stand a chance in Texas, so his lackeys register as Republicans and ride the little "R" right into office. So who do you vote for?

Fortunately, Glenn had Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on his show today and Ken gave us his list of judges that he vouches for. His list is as follows:

  • Gina Parker
  • Lee Finley
  • David Schenck
The Primary Election runs from February 20th to March 5th. This is your chance to get out there and make a difference. It might be the most important election you ever participate in. If you need to know where your nearest polling location is, or any other information regarding the election, you can go to votetexas.gov to find out more.
It's time to stand up.

Hypocrisy EXPOSED: The 'Amazon Files' and what WE are doing about it

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Who is really banning books?

For years now, Conservatives have been taking flak from the left for supposed "book bans." The left likes to compare these "bans" to Nazi book burnings, accusing the right of sweeping authoritarian decrees designed to suppress information. In reality, this is a movement largely motivated by parents, who want to remove inappropriate books from children's libraries.

But if you want to discuss authoritarian book bans, look no further than the White House. As Glenn recently covered, the Biden administration has been pressuring the world's largest bookseller, Amazon, into suppressing books they disagree with.

On February 5th, 2024, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan released a slew of subpoenaed documents that exposed pressure placed on Amazon by the Biden Administration. The documents, which Jordan dubbed "The Amazon Files" after Elon Musk's "The Twitter Files," revealed an email conversation between Andrew Slavitt, a former White House senior adviser, and Amazon employees. In these emails, Slavitt complained that the top search results for books on "vaccines" were "concerning" and then requested that Amazon intervene. Amazon initially refused, not out of some altruistic concern for the free exchange of information. They thought any action taken would be "too visible" and would further exasperate the “Harry/Sally narrative,” referring to the outrage that followed Amazon's removal of Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally.

Despite this initial refusal, Amazon agreed to meet with the White House a few days later. The number one item on their agenda was removing books from the website. An Amazon employee even admitted that the reason they even took this meeting was due to the pressure being placed on them by the Biden Administration.

What was the result of this meeting? Amazon caved. They began to implement ways of limiting the outreach of books that challenged the mainstream vaccine narrative and other books the White House might not like.

The White House was caught red-handed pressuring the world's largest bookseller to restrict the sale of books they consider in opposition to their narrative, and they have the gall to accuse conservatives of information suppression. This is just ONE of many actions committed by the Biden Administration that are more characteristic of a dictator than a president.

What can you do about it? Fortunately, you are not dependent on Amazon and its corrupted algorithm to help you find books. Every week right here on GlennBeck.com, we highlight books that Glenn is reading or talking about in our "Glenn's Bookshelf" series. Here you can find a wide selection of books free from Amazon's filters. Be sure to sign up for Glenn's newsletter to find out about new additions to "Glenn's Bookshelf" every week.

10 times Biden has acted like a DICTATOR

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The left-wing media's most recent tirade is accusing Trump of being a dictator. But, as Glenn said, "Everything they're accusing us of, they're doing."

Since day one, the Biden administration has overstepped the bounds placed on the executive branch set by the Constitution. In Glenn's most recent TV Special, he examined ten times Biden acted like a dictator, NOT a president. Here are 10 of Biden's Dictator Moves, and click HERE to get ALL of the research that went into this week's Glenn TV special:

5 ways to protect your First Amendment rights. Number 4 will surprise you.

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Every day it seems Glenn covers another story revealing how people across the world at all levels of power DESPISE the fact that YOU have rights, and they are actively trying to curtail them. Recently, there has been a string of attacks against the rights outlined in the First Amendment: the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom to petition.

As a refresher, the First Amendment reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This is powerful stuff, there is a good reason the Founding Fathers made it the FIRST Amendment. It's also the reason why power-hungry elites are attacking it. These attacks are designed to control the way you think, speak, and believe, vote, what you read, and who holds your representatives responsible. The First Amendment is our strongest weapon against tyrants, and they know it.

So what can you do about it? Hope that some wig in Washinton will eventually do something? We know how well that works. The best thing to do is to stay active, engage in the issues you care about, and exercise your rights.

So where to start? Here are a few things YOU can do to protect your First Amendment rights:

Religion

The best way to flex your Freedom of Religion is to—you guessed it—practice your faith. Become an active member in your place of worship, go to scripture studies, invite your friends to that late afternoon event, and walk the life. This can impact the way you spend money as well. Shop the businesses and brands that share your values, and don't shop at the ones that scorn them. Keeping the community alive and healthy is the best way to ensure that generations to come will be able to experience the freedom you enjoy.

Speech

Much like religion, the best way to protect your freedom of speech is... to speak. Engage your friends and family in polite, civil conversation. Stand up for what you believe in, and make your case to your peers. Just remember to keep it friendly. No one ever won an argument by shouting down their opponent. The civil exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of our republic, and a dialogue where the participants are well-informed, considerate, compassionate, and open-minded can have permanent impacts on all involved.

Press

Freedom of the Press seems a little tricky at first. Unless you work for the media, what are you supposed to do? Quit your job and go work for the local newspaper? The good news is that exercising this right is not nearly that difficult. In fact, you are currently doing it. The best thing you can do is to read from outlets that produce informative content. Want to know what Glenn consumes to stay informed every day? Sign up for Glenn's Morning Brief newsletter to get all the stories Glenn gets sent to his desk every day sent straight to your inbox.

Assembly

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Freedom of assembly is one of the more impactful yet underutilized freedoms in the First Amendment. Peaceably assembling and protesting with like-minded individuals can hugely influence politicians and policies while simultaneously creating community and fellowship between attendees. It's understandable why more people don't turn out. We're all busy people with busy schedules, and flying out to D.C. for the weekend seems like a daunting task to many. Thankfully, you don't have to go out all the way to D.C. to make a difference. Gather some like-minded people in your town and bring awareness to issues that impact your community. Big change starts locally, and exercising your freedom to assemble can be the catalyst to lasting impact.

Petition

If you've been a long-time listener of Glenn, then you will have heard a few of his calls to action where he asks his audience to contact their representatives about a particular piece of policy. There is a good reason Glenn keeps on doing those: they work. Whether it's your local mayor or your senator, a call and an email go a long way. If you really want to make a change, convince your friends and family to reach out as well.