Nick Saban is cut (temporarily) from the lyrics of the Walker Hayes song
Did you know that is noted in the chorus of AA, a song by a country fan?
In his 2021 single, Hayes, an Alabama native and Crimson Tide fan, expressed his gratitude to Alabama's famous football coach.
Wait, there's more.
In the lyrics, Hayes, who has performed "AA" several times for the television series, set a new tone on the tune. It's also a choice between Kirby Smart -- head coach of the University of Georgia Bulldogs and a former Saban assistant.
If you haven't heard "AA," the original chorus says it's like this.
And I'm merely trying to keep my daughters off the pole/hopefully.
And my sons out of jail
Tryna gets to church so I don't go to hellI
'I'm just tryingna to keep my wife from figuring out what she can do.'
That I had married up and she married way, far down.
Nick Saban is a loving Alabama native.
Tryna writes a song the local country station will play.
Hey, Im just attempting to stay out of AA,
The Georgia-centric version of the song made its appearance on Tuesday in an Instagram video, with Hayes singing the chorus of AA in a relatively bland approach.
Hayes said on Instagram that he lost a bet with ESPN commentator David Pollack, evidently made before this year's College Football National Championship game. The Bulldogs on Monday, 33-18.
In his introduction, the singer said in his remarks: I just thought I would as well rip this off like a Band-Aid.
Pollack is praised effusively near the end of the video -- apparently also part of the bet -- and caps it off with Go Dawgs! Ruff!
Hayes, a Nashville artist who has a resurgence, has about 810,000 followers on Instagram.
The comments to the video have been positive, praised the Bulldogs' victory and commended Hayes for holding up his conclusion of the bargain.
"Love it, and you're a good sport!!" -- @laura.jester
Go Dawgs! -- @hansoncrew6
"Hope you never have to do that again!" -- @lisacj27
Haha I know that was painful for you! Go Dawgs!!!! Great game! -- @marymac0430
"Yesss we are certain do love Kirby, but we love it!! Goooooooo Dawgs" -- @jennwhite8609
"Gotta say I like the original song better! Youre still AWESOME!"- @amydrinkard
"Lol! You're the best! What a fun sport you are" -- @taximom52
In November, Hayes, 41, released the original version of AA, as a preview to County Stuff: The Album. The new release is scheduled for January 21 by Monument Records.
Hayes dominated the public spotlight last year with a catchy, feel-good anthem titled Fancy Like. It took the country by storm, celebrating pleasures such as Applebees on a date night and Country kisses on my lips without Skoal in em.
Applebee's adopted Fancy Like for a commercial that furthered his fame in a small way. Hayes partnered with Kesha for a video, appeared on late-night television, fielded a couple of award nominations (including a songwriting Grammy nod) and headlined the 2021 event at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
In the wake of Fancy Like, Hayes has released a handful of songs, including AA, U Gurl and Drinking Songs. Hell this year on his Fancy Like tour, performing at the Saenger Theatre in Mobile and Iron City in Birmingham.
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