I love a good old fashioned country song about college football.
Is there a more perfect combination that has ever, or will ever, exist? I think not…
Of course, I think we all saw the glorious walk off, game-winning field goal from Tennessee Volunteers kicker Chase McGrath for the Vols to beat Alabama 52-49 last Saturday, and it’s safe to say that game became an instant classic.
They also trolled the Tide with a little “Dixieland Delight” in the seconds immediately following the game as fans rushed the field, which might’ve been one of the highlights of the evening honestly.
After over 15 long years of losing to the Crimson Tide, I think Vols fans will remain on cloud nine for the remainder of the year after that incredible win, no matter what else happens this season, as they should.
And there were several country stars in attendance at the game, including Knoxville natives Kelsea Ballerini and Kenny Chesney, as well as East Tennessee’s own Morgan Wallen, all taking in the game day sights and even hanging out at Peyton Manning’s bar before kickoff.
After the game ended, Morgan shared a reel over on Instagram of with pictures and videos of his big day at Neyland stadium, which included a brand new unreleased song called “Tennessee Fan” playing in the background, that I absolutely love.
Since it centers on the concept that the Vols beat Alabama, it’s hard to say how long he’s been waiting to put this one out… he could’ve written it last week in anticipation for the game, or maybe years back during a rough spot for his team in hopes that one day it would come true.
Finally, it did, and I need him to put the full studio version out ASAP:
“Guess the jokes on Alabama, ‘Cuz they lost big this time, I got the #1 pick, blonde hair, red lips, Brought her over to the other side,
A little deep south Delta Gamma, Done found a Smokey Mountain man, Yeah she was raised ‘Roll Tide; til the day she died, But ever since that night, She’s been a Tennessee fan”
I mean, I’m probably extremely biased because I love college football more than just about anything, but this might already be my favorite Morgan Wallen song yet: