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.

Hunter's Biden's latest BIZARRE scandal reveals how red-flag laws REALLY work

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Even if red-flag laws weren't unconstitutional (which they are), they've never been about your safety. They're about your submission, argued Glenn Beck on the radio program. Think of it this way: If red flag laws became the law of the land, do you think President Joe Biden’s son Hunter would lose his guns or face charges for violating the gun laws we already have?

You may have heard that he once "lost" a gun in a dumpster by a school. But there's a whole lot more to the bizarre tale. Newly revealed texts from Hunter's abandoned laptop detail the strange drama that unfolded when Hallie Biden, Hunter's sister-in-law-turned-lover, threw his handgun into a dumpster near a Delaware school in October 2018. The gun was found and turned in to police, but like so many of the Biden family scandals, the chaos created a sandstorm that conveniently helped cover Hunter's tracks. Only tidbits of information have emerged, the most significant of which is that the gun in question was purchased by Hunter illegally and, of course, no charges were filed as a result.

Glenn broke down the details of the most recently revealed Hunter Biden scandal, noting in particular that no charges or arrests were ever made as a result.

"If you voted for Joe Biden and you believe in all of these red-flag laws, then why isn't Hunter Biden in jail today?" Glenn asked.

"You and I both know that the ramifications of Hunter Biden's activities and his tragic saga go well beyond Hunter Biden, because they are teaching people a lesson. We are moving towards a society that has a ruling class that lives above their own edicts. They tell us they know better. They tell us that our neighbors and even some of us are dangerous, while ignoring the dangers in their own lives or in their own families ... We saw it during COVID-19 and we will see it again with gun regulations, 'The rules are for thee and not for me.' This is why Americans cannot give an inch, not one inch of our liberty away on the grounds of the government's good faith. They have no good faith left. They have violated every single principle of liberty and they've done it in a name of they know better," he said.

"Don't be fooled," Glenn added. "Just as we saw during COVID-19, just as we saw with the Patriot Act that is now being horribly abused by the people in power that swore they'd never abuse it, red-flags are not about your safety. Period. They are about your submission."

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Thanks to a recent report from the Federalist, we now know of an ‘insidious’ White House plan to significantly alter commercial sales of ammunition. Not only would this plot skyrocket the price of ammunition for everyday consumers, but it could create a national security risk by limiting one factory’s ability to produce for the military under war-time demand as well.

Larry Keane, from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to detail this White House move, and he explained how he knows the government is lying about it, too.

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2021 was a turning point for public education in America. Remote learning revealed to parents what public schools were force-feeding their kids — everything from critical race theory to the existence of infinite genders — while performance in subjects like math and reading fell across the board.

Now, school boards and teachers' unions are facing a tidal wave of parents who want to take the reins back. But school wasn’t always like this. Glenn Beck takes us back to a time before the Department of Education and asks the question: “Are our schools getting better or worse?”

American Federation for Children senior fellow Corey DeAngelis joins to expose who’s actually benefitting from our public school system — and it’s not our kids. And former Secretary of Education under President Trump Betsy DeVos explains why it’s time to abolish the department she once headed, what stopped her from doing so, and how parents can make a big difference.

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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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