A North Carolina Waffle House Hosts Impromptu Jam Session Of Jamey Johnson’s “In Color”

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A group of cowboys spontaneously launched into karaoke while enjoying their food at a Waffle House in North Carolina, and it was quite a sight!

Waffle House boasts a widespread presence with more than 1,900 establishments across 25 states in the United States. The majority of these locations are concentrated in the Midwest, particularly the South, where the chain has become a regional cultural symbol.

While the restaurant franchise may be famous for its affordable and satisfying morning grub, this breakfast spot offers more than just bacon, eggs, and smothered hash browns.

From tunes on the jukebox to their annual awards show, Waffle House is a hot spot for late-night grub and entertainment.

Waffle House sign.
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The Restaurant Is Open 24/7

As per the company’s website, the restaurant operates around the clock, every day of the year, only closing on occasions for unplanned events or disasters.

Waffle Records

Waffle House has a music label called Waffle Records, which produces jukebox-style tunes designed for play at the establishments across the nation.

The Tunie Awards

Brought to you by Waffle House restaurants and TouchTunes, The Tunie Awards acknowledge the most favored songs and artists, as chosen by customers on over 1,950 Waffle House TouchTunes jukeboxes throughout the past year.


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While these trivia tidbits about Waffle House are entertaining, a major aspect that has garnered significant attention in recent years is their late-night, lively sing-alongs. These impromptu sessions frequently involve the entire restaurant, gaining popularity and even going viral.

In the past couple of years, we’ve witnessed customers belting out tunes from Luke Combs, Eric Church, and even Hank Williams Jr

RELATED: Hank Jr. Fans Take Over Waffle House With Late Night “Family Tradition” Singalong

More recently, the Waffle House in King, North Carolina—reportedly a popular spot post-rodeo—impulsively burst into a sing-along of the beloved fan-favorite, “In Color,” a track from Jamey Johnson’s 2008 album, That Lonesome Song.

And these cowboys were definitely giving it their all!


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Jamey Johnson’s “In Color”

Crafted by Johnson in collaboration with Lee Thomas Miller and James Otto, “In Color” stands out as Johnson’s defining song and is considered one of the all-time greats. 

In January 2009, “In Color” marked Johnson’s first entry into the Top 10 country hits, reaching a peak position at number 9. The song clinched Song of the Year honors at both the 2009 ACM Awards and the 2009 CMA Awards.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - SEPTEMBER 16: Jamey Johnson performs during the SIP Hope Town Benefit at Ryman Auditorium on September 16, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)
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A music video for “In Color” was filmed in May 2008. It features Johnson seated on a stool, strumming an acoustic guitar and singing. Black-and-white photographs, borrowed from Johnson’s grandmother, are scattered on the floor around him. Over time, color gradually engulfs the photos from the edges, progressing until Johnson, too, is immersed in color.

Watch the music video below!