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.

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