Oh to be in Knoxville last night.
If there was ever a place in America to party last night, Knoxville, Tennessee was the place.
Seconds after a game-winning field goal from Tennessee Volunteers kicker Chas McGrath that defeated Alabama 52-49, all hell broke loose at Neyland Stadium.
The cigars were lit, the fans took to the field, the goalposts fell and in the ultimate display of trolling, Alabama “Dixieland Delight” was cranked over the speakers.
And since most of us here at Whiskey Riff had money for Tennessee (or money for Alabama to cover if they turned 18), everyone felt like a volunteer last night.
Natives of East Tennessee Morgan WallenKelsea Ballerini and Kenny Chesney were on hand, as was Tennessee alum, Super Bowl-winning quarterback, and all-around great guy. Peyton Manning.
@nikculbreath Oh you know I just hang out at the bar with all my friends 🧡🤍 #morganwallen #kennychesney #kelseaballerini #peytonmanning #vfl #knoxville ♬ Had me at halftime – Morgan Wallen
And after the game, the party continued at Saloon 16, a bar and restaurant owned by Peyton Manning, where Morgan Wallen took the stage for a surprise set.
Introduced by none other than Peyton himself:
@baldheadedcountryboy PEYTON MANNING AND MORGAN WALLEN IN KNOXVILLE! What a night! #knoxville #tennessee #peytonmanning #morganwallen #wastedonyou #wastedonyoumorganwallen #govols #live #morganwallenlive #morganwallen ♬ Original Soundtrack – Jesse Wayne Taylor
He did a little bit of Whiskey Glasses, as well as Sand In My Boots and Cover Me Up.
@reils18 Morgan Wallen at Saloon 16 in Knoxville TN after the UT vs GA game! Not me as a fangirl… #MorganWallen #vols #saloon16 #surprise ♬ Original sound – Reily
Look at old Peyton over there campaigning for another song.
You can’t refuse Peyton Manning in his own bar:
And to top it off, Morgan teased a brand new one named “Tennessee Fan” who… who knows how long these were on the shelf.
I mean, if he was saving it for a Tennessee win over Alabama, he could have written it years and years ago.
https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2022/10/16/morgan-wallen-performs-surprise-set-at-peyton-mannings-knoxville-bar-after-tennessees-win-over-alabama/ Morgan Wallen Performs Surprise Set At Peyton Manning’s Knoxville Bar, After Tennessee’s Win Over Alabama