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Stephen Colbert And Sturgill Simpson Wrote A Country Song In Honor Of Waffle House

Sturgill Simpson, a fantastic alt-country musician on the rise, and Stephen Colbert, host of the Late Show, are both Southern boys who share an affinity for certain aspects of life in the South. So it’s only natural the two would come together on a positive consensus on the southern staple of Waffle House. The 24-hour purveyor of waffle based foodstuffs is so enduring that there is literally something called the “Waffle House index” that FEMA uses to measure storm damage. So, of course, it would make sense for Colbert and Simpson to collaborate on a song about the iconic chain.

The track, a rollicking little country number entitled “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Knuckleheads,” is directed toward those who may be thinking of making trouble at a Waffle House. For, as Colbert sings, it’s not a Waffle Zoo, nor a Waffle Barn. It’s a place of waffle business, so some decorum would be appreciated.

Obviously, this song is going to end up on the restaurant’s famous jukebox to join other Waffle House-inspired ditties, just as Colbert was hoping. The guy has his own ice cream, and got a space treadmill named after him. This is mere child’s play to him.

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