Texas Festival Upset Koe Wetzel Was Himself During Live Performance, Cursing and Melting Faces

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With Koe Wetzel, you always know what you’re gonna get.

The guy will always be himself. Doing that may rub some people the wrong way, but it should be embraced. He’s not conforming to be some phony cookie-cutter act to cater to 56-year-old moms and dads on country radio.

He’s in your face. He drinks. He curses. He puts on a live show second to none. He joined us on the podcast a little while back to talk about all this and plenty more. In all honesty, Koe is one of the nicest, most down-to-Earth, chill artists we’ve ever met.

Well, that live show of his upset some people at a Texas festival called the Great Texas Balloon Race.

The Race issued an apology after Koe’s performance…

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Them asking Koe to not say naughty words:

Before we ever entered into contract with Wetzel, we communicated to his management that GTBR is a family oriented event and that while we wanted him to perform, the language he has used at other concerts was not welcome at our event. We were assured that Wetzel understood what was expected.”

Ummmm, have they ever listened to his music? He’s going to play his music.

Koe took to social media to thank the fans for the record-breaking attendance of 60,000.

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Some tweets.

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Twitter and Koe’s rabid fan base have been having a lot of fun with all the controversy as you’ll see.

Koe is country, and rock and roll, and true to himself, and truly gives a fuck about his fans. THAT’S why he’s performing – to give those people paying the BEST show. Don’t change, Koe. Don’t change.

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