Joe Rogan Hears Colter Wall, Becomes Instant Fan

With mainstream radio offering no outlet for many of the most talented country artists of our generation, it’s often up to word-of-mouth and social media influencers to help spread the word about artists actually worthy of mass consumption, and there’s few bigger influencers on the planet than podcaster/comedian/fight commentator Joe Rogan.

This worked in Colter Wall’s favor on Monday morning (8-10) when Rogan gave him a ringing endorsement. “Last night at dinner Jamie Vernon (Joe’s podcast producer) turned me onto this dude Colter Wall,” Joe said, posting the song art for Colter’s “Kate McCannon” on Instagram. “He’s legit as fuck. 25 years old from Canada, sings like he’s 55 and from Nashville. I’ve been enjoying his shit all morning.”

As Joe Rogan can attest, all it takes is just being exposed to Colter Wall and beholding the power of his voice for him to resonate deeply, and make you an instant fan. This is how Colter has earned the endorsement of multiple celebrities, including Aquaman actor Jason Momoa and others.

These kinds of endorsements played a pivotal role in the launching of some of the most successful independent country careers, including Sturgill Simpson (who is a friend of Joe Rogan), and Cody Jinks, whose shout outs from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and others helped him early on. Joe Rogan has also shouted out Tyler Childers on multiple occasions.

The big Colter Wall endorsement also comes at an opportune time. His new album Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs will be arriving on August 28th via LaHonda Records and Thirty Tigers. You might think that a tired old song like “Cowpoke” written by Stan Jones couldn’t hold your attention in 2020, and then you hear Colter Wall’s version.

Unafraid to apply his haunting, one-in-a-million voice to archaic composition without any modernization and bare accompaniment, Colter Wall is single-handedly revitalizing passages of the North American songbook most had completely forgotten about.

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