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.

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The Associated Press has issued a dire warning for abortion providers ahead of the Supreme Court's decision on Roe v. Wade.

According to an article titled "'Heightened alert’: Abortion providers brace for ruling," abortion clinics nationwide are expecting an increase in "protests, harassment, and other violence ... in states where abortion remains legal" if Roe v. Wade is overturned — as a draft opinion leaked in May suggested is likely to happen.

"On the night of last winter’s arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that could end the nationwide right to abortion, people gathered outside a clinic in New Jersey with lawn chairs, a cooler and a flaming torch — a sight that brought to mind lynchings and other horrors of the country’s racist past," the AP article began.

The article did go on to cite two incidents of extreme anti-abortion violence — "the 1993 killing of Dr. David Gunn outside a Florida abortion clinic [and] the 2015 fatal shooting of three people inside a Colorado Planned Parenthood." But there was almost no mention of the ongoing attacks on pregnancy crisis centers by pro-choice activists, including the violent group that calls itself "Jane’s Revenge."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck noted that the closest the current administration has come to calling out Jane’s Revenge was when the Department of Homeland Security published a terror advisory warning of crime on both sides of the Roe v. Wade debate earlier this month. But when was the last time you heard about violent attacks on pro-life centers in the corporate media? There have been several instances of violence by pro-choice proponents, and the Biden administration remains silent.

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Disney-owned Pixar's latest animated film "Lightyear" was expected to blast off last weekend, but ended up falling way short of box office expectations.

Box office analysts expected the "Toy Story" spin-off to gross $70 million and $85 million domestically and $50-60 million in offshore markets, despite having been barred in at least 14 countries over a controversial same-sex kissing scene, but the film's total haul worldwide wound up at $85.6 million.

Earlier this year, the controversial kissing scene was apparently cut from the film, but the Disney corporation made a show of reinstating it in March amid outrage over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' (R) Parental Rights in Education bill.

Now, why would such a woke movie flop at the box office on its opening weekend?

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"Variety" lamented that the film's lofty "ambitions were thwarted by heightened competition from Universal’s behemoth 'Jurassic World: Dominion' and Paramount’s high-flying 'Top Gun: Maverick,' as well as little intrigue to watch a slightly esoteric origin story about Buzz Lightyear."

AV Club guessed that maybe "longtime fans have simply grown up and moved on and/or gotten tougher to please."

Both Vanity Fair and Movie Web seemed to think the problem was with the movie's "high concept premise" of making a film based on a film that was supposed to have inspired the Buzz Lightyear toy in "Toy Story."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray weren't afraid to call out the obvious reason Disney's latest film fell flat: Parents are just tired of woke politics in their children's movies. It's really not that hard to figure out, Disney.

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