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.

A "one-world government" is being formed right now and it’s called the Great Reset, Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. And now, rebuild plans for the fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral hint at the formation of a global church, too.

In this clip, Glenn detailed plans for the iconic, 850-year-old church’s "woke" renovations that sound more like a 'politically correct Disneyland' complete with a "discovery trail," "emotional spaces," and 14 themed chapels.

"Notre Dame is now being built back better as a 'woke theme park' dedicated to environmentalism and social justice," Glenn explained.

"There will be several different chapels within, [for example] a chapel for social justice, and then chapel for environmental justice," he continued. "Which leads me to this point. The 'one-world government' is being formed, right now. One-world government. It is being formed and it's called The Great Reset."

Glenn went on to predict that one of the first steps in the direction of a one-world government will be a push for a global religion.

"I think we're seeing the first church now being dedicated to the new global religion — and it is social justice, environmental justice, and all this gobbledygook. We all know, it's not just wrong, it is dangerous. That's the first church, the cathedral of Notre Dame, in France, is the first global church. Mark my words. Christian, Jews, Muslims ... this global church will bring darkness unlike you've ever seen."

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The Omicron COVID-19 variant: Should we ACTUALLY panic?

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As the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus approaches, it seems like those in power want everyone to be terrified, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program Monday.

The chair of the World Medical Association's Council, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, is already comparing the variant to Ebola and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) has declared a state of emergency, despite the doctor who announced its discovery describing the new variant's symptoms as "unusual, but mild." So, should we really be worried or not?

In this clip, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere reviewed what we know about the Omicron variant so far and gave a few reasons why we should wait for more information before succumbing to panic.

Note: The content of this clip does not provide medical advice. Please seek the advice of local health officials for any COVID-related questions & concerns.

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Faced with an oppressive government that literally burned people at the stake for printing Bibles, America's original freedom fighters risked it all for the same rights our government is starting to trample now. That's not the Pilgrim story our woke schools and corporate media will tell you. It's the truth, and it sounds a lot more like today's heroes in Afghanistan than the 1619 Project's twisted portrait of America.

This Thanksgiving season, Glenn Beck and WallBuilders president Tim Barton tell the full story of who the Pilgrims really were and what we must learn from them, complete with a sneak peek at the largest privately owned collection of Pilgrim artifacts.

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Saule Omarova, President Joe Biden's nominee for comptroller of the currency, admitted she wants to fight climate change by bankrupting coal, oil, and gas companies. Alarmingly, Biden's U.S. special climate envoy, John Kerry, seemed to agree with Omarova when he said "by 2030 in the United States, we won't have coal" at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Scotland, earlier this month. But that could end in massive electrical blackouts and brownouts across the nation, BlazeTV host Glenn Beck warned.

Carol Roth, author of "The War On Small Business," joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain what experts say you can do now to prepare your family for potential coming power outages.

"It's interesting. Usually when I go out and talk to experts in areas that are not 100% core to my area of expertise and I say, 'I would like to give you credit.' Usually I get, 'OK, here's how you credit me.' But everyone is like, 'No, no. Let me tell you what happened, just don't use my name.' And this is across the country," Roth said. "This isn't just a California issue, which obviously [California] is leading the nation. But even experts out of Texas, people who are monitoring the electric grid are incredibly concerned about brownouts or blackouts now, already. So forget about 2030."

"You want to have a backup source of power," she continued. "Either a propane, diesel, or combo generator is something that you're going to want to have. Because in a state, for example like Texas, I'm told that once the state loses power, it will take a minimum of two weeks to restore plants back to operations and customers able to use grid power again. So, this isn't something that we've got nine years or whatever to be thinking about. We should be planning and preparing now."

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