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.
AARON: And I know from listening to y'all throughout the past that Pat used to not like country music.
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.
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.
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.
AARON: Hey, I will get y'all -- hey, I'll have a tour bus take y'all back home.
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.
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."
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.