Aaron Watson's 'Vaquero' Hits #1 in Record Sales

Independent country music artist Aaron Watson had a huge week last week.

"Just got a note in from Aaron Watson," Glenn said Monday on radio.

Watson, who visited the studios last week to promote his latest album Vaquero, revealed that he had the number one selling album in America last week. He asked Glenn to relay a special message to his listeners:

Please tell your listeners how grateful I am for their love and support. The hundreds of kind comments that they left me on social media has left me absolutely speechless. Tell them that I love them. ---Aaron Watson

Since chart calculations now include streaming music, Vaquero, despite being the top seller in country music, charted at number two.

"Number two, top country album. Number 10, Billboard top 200. Number one, independent album, all genres. Number one in sales. Number two, digital album," Glenn said.

Overall record sales have dropped 44 percent the past two years for major labels. However, defying the odds and the music industry, Watson's sales have been up 48 percent each year.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: Just got a note in from Aaron Watson. I want to share the numbers with you. Aaron Watson is a country artist.

PAT: We had -- was it last week we had him on?

GLENN: Yep. He said it was a huge week. Record sales over the last two years, overall in the industry were down 44 percent for major labels. Our sales are up year-to-year over 48 percent.

PAT: Good.

JEFFY: Wow.

GLENN: We were the number one selling album in America last week. However, the charts now figure in streaming --

PAT: Oh, no.

GLENN: And because they don't get airplay on streaming --

JEFFY: What!

GLENN: Yeah, they were number two on the charts.

PAT: Oh, my gosh.

JEFFY: Oh, come on.

GLENN: Yeah.

Number two, top country album. Number ten, Billboard top 200. Number one, independent album, all genres.

PAT: But number one also in sales?

GLENN: Number one in sales. Number two, digital album.

PAT: Wow.

JEFFY: I mean...

GLENN: Number seven, top internet album. Number three, albums by strata. I don't know what that is. And catalog sales, number four.

The Underdog, a great CD of theirs, up 532 percent.

So he wrote, and he said, "Please tell your listeners how grateful I am for their love and support. The hundreds of kind comments that they left me on social media has left me absolutely speechless. Tell them that I love them. Also, please tell that Pat -- tell Pat that Vaquero has an even better chance at charting number one this week, so he isn't off the hook yet. Horses and Divorces is going to be recorded, and all the proceeds will go to charity."

PAT: That's great.

GLENN: It's going to be awesome.

STU: Did you approve that part?

JEFFY: I don't remember the whole charity part --

PAT: No, I didn't sign off on that.

GLENN: I think he's actually working on a song called Horses and Divorces. I have a feeling --

PAT: He said that will be the name of our song, Horses and Divorces, which is great.

GLENN: Right. You need to say to him, who are you?

PAT: Who are you to tell me -- to dictate to me what song I will write?

GLENN: Right.

JEFFY: He's already dictating charity.

GLENN: Right.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: If he would have listened to you, he would have been number one on all the charts.

PAT: There's no question about it. No question.

STU: Well, it's easy for Aaron Watson, with his number one CDs to tell you, hey, we're going to donate it all to charity. But, I mean, Pat -- Pat has got --

GLENN: He's a struggling artist.

STU: He's trying to make it.

GLENN: This is his first hit.

PAT: With six mouths to feed.

GLENN: Right. Well, none of them are in the house.

PAT: Well, one of them is still in the house.

JEFFY: Want to bet? Want to bet?

PAT: And more coming back.

STU: All the time.

GLENN: And they're coming back with more.

PAT: And they're coming back with more. So...

GLENN: It's not right. That is not right.

PAT: Yeah. Yeah, so that's good.

GLENN: So congratulations, Aaron Watson.

JEFFY: Yeah. We got that.

PAT: Yeah, that's really great that he's -- I mean, that's pretty spectacular for an independent artist who has no record company. If you don't understand what the big deal the record company is, they're the ones that call the radio stations and make sure you put the record on.

They're the ones who distribute this to the record stores so that the record stores display it and sell it. I mean, it's hugely important. For him to be doing this on his own, it's unbelievable. It's really unbelievable.

GLENN: He is the ultimate disrupter in music right now.

PAT: Definitely.

GLENN: And I absolutely love it. And he's one of the kindest guys.

PAT: Good guy.

GLENN: He's Michael Buble of country music.

PAT: Yeah, he's a good guy.

GLENN: Really good guy. Really good guy. Vaquero is the name of the CD. If you like country music, you're going to love this. And Pat hates country music, and he really likes it.

PAT: And I like it. Yeah.

GLENN: Vaquero on the charts now.

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Harvard Law professor and lawyer on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team Alan Dershowitz explains the history of impeachment and its process, why the framers did not include abuse of power as criteria for a Constitutional impeachment, why the Democrats are framing their case the way they are, and what to look for in the upcoming Senate trial.

Dershowitz argued that "abuse of power" -- one of two articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House Democrats last month -- is not an impeachable act.

"There are two articles of impeachment. The second is 'obstruction of Congress.' That's just a false accusation," said Dershowitz. "But they also charge him, in the Ukraine matter, with abuse of power. But abuse of power was discussed by the framers (of the U.S. Constitution) ... the framers refused to include abuse of power because it was too broad, too open-ended.

"In the words of James Madison, the father of our Constitution, it would lead presidents to serve at the will of Congress. And that's exactly what the framers didn't want, which is why they were very specific and said a president can be impeached only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," he added.

"What's alleged against President Trump is not criminal," added Dershowitz. "If they had criminal issues to allege, you can be sure they would have done it. If they could establish bribery or treason, they would have done it already. But they didn't do it. They instead used this concept of abuse of power, which is so broad and general ... any president could be charged with it."

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On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, explained his newly filed lawsuit, which seeks the records of contact between Ukraine prosecutors and the U.S. Embassy officials in Kiev during the 2016 election.

The records would provide valuable information on what really happened in Ukraine, including what then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were doing with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, Solomon explained.

The documents, which the State Department has withheld thus far despite repeated requests for release by Solomon, would likely shed light on the alleged corruption that President Donald Trump requested to be investigated during his phone call with the president of Ukraine last year.

With the help of Southeastern Legal Foundation, Solomon's lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to release the critical records. Once released, the records are expected to reveal, once and for all, exactly why President Trump wanted to investigate the dealings in Ukraine, and finally expose the side of the story that Democrats are trying to hide in their push for impeachment.

"It's been a one-sided story so far, just like the beginning of the Russia collusion story, right? Everybody was certain on Jan. 9 of 2017 that the Christopher Steele dossier was gospel. And our president was an agent of Russia. Three years later, we learned that all of that turned out to be bunk, " Solomon said.

"The most important thing about politics, and about investigations, is that there are two sides to a story. There are two pieces of evidence. And right now, we've only seen one side of it," he continued. "I think we'll learn a lot about what the intelligence community, what the economic and Treasury Department community was telling the president. And I bet the story was way more complicated than the narrative that [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] has woven so far."

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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