I love a good old fashioned country song about college football.
Is there a more perfect combination that has ever been or ever will be? I do not think so…
Of course, I think we all saw Tennessee Volunteers kicker Chase McGrath’s glorious field goal as the Vols beat Alabama 52-49 last Saturday, and it’s safe to say that game became an instant classic.
They also dragged the tide with a little “Dixieland Delight” in the seconds immediately following the game as the fans stormed the field, which honestly could have been one of the highlights of the evening.
After 15+ long years of losing to the Crimson Tide, I think this incredible win will keep Vols fans on cloud nine for the rest of the year no matter what else happens this season, as they should.
And there were several country stars be present at the gameincluding Knoxville natives Kelsea Ballerini and Kenny Chesney, and those from East Tennessee Morgan Wallenall watching the day of the game and even hanging out at Peyton Manning’s bar before kick-off.
After the game ended, Morgan shared a reel on Instagram of pictures and videos from his big day at Neyland Stadium, which included a brand new, unreleased song called “Tennessee Fan” playing in the background which I absolutely love.
As it revolves around the concept of the Vols beating Alabama, it’s hard to tell how long he’s been waiting to get this one out… he could have written it last week in anticipation of the game, or maybe years ago during a difficult time his team hoping that one day it would come true.
It’s finally here and I need it to get the full studio version out as soon as possible:
“Guess the jokes in Alabama,
‘Cause they lost big this time
I have number 1, blond hair, red lips,
brought her to the other side
A little deep in the south Delta Gamma,
Done found a Smokey Mountain man
Yes, she was raised on ‘Roll Tide’; Until the day she died
But since that night
She was a Tennessee fan.”
I mean, I’m probably extremely biased because I absolutely love college football, but this might just be my favorite Morgan Wallen song right now:
But until we finally get the full studio cut (hopefully sooner rather than later), I’ll have to hold “Had Me By Halftime” by the tailgate for repeats this season:
https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2022/10/18/morgan-wallen-teases-new-unreleased-song-tennessee-fan-after-the-volunteers-big-win-over-alabama/ Morgan Wallen Teases New Unreleased Song “Tennessee Fan” After The Volunteers’ Big Win Over Alabama