Following the release of “Up Down,” his breakout single featuring Florida Georgia Line , Morgan Wallen is making waves in country music. Fans might be divided on his hair, but they all agree one one thing, that Wallen’s latest single, “Whiskey Glasses,” is a hit. The song, which stayed at the top of the charts for three weeks, always gets a strong reaction when he performs it night after night while serving as the opening act on Florida Georgia Line ‘s Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour, a welcome return after previously opening for the duo in 2017.
A: Yeah. But I think there’s a select amount of people that consider me that. And I’m OK with that. I want my concerts to be rowdy, I like the rowdy atmosphere. I do stuff that isn’t exactly family friendly. But if someone really, truly listens to my whole album, they wouldn’t categorize me as that. When I first started writing for that last record, I was 21, 22, and a lot has changed for me. There’s a big difference between a 21-year-old and a 26-year-old, at least for me. There’s definitely going to be some growing up involved on the next one.
Those boys, they’ve kind of taken me into the family, you know? Pretty much ever since I met them. We have a lot of the same connections and same people that we work with. I met them six months after moving to Nashville. I feel like their drive grows everyday – even though, with all the success they’ve had, I feel like they could easily kind of coast through and (just be) it is what it is kind of thing and do whatever they want. But I still both of them having so much focus and so much love for writing still, and for just growing their brand. You know, they’re doing all kinds of things with their whiskey, with their FGL House, with everything that they’ve got going on. I think if you ever get to that point, just keeping that focus, you can just tell how much they love it. I’ve learned a lot of things from them, for sure.
The scheduled opening acts for all dates during this tour will be fellow country artists Jon Langston and Ashland Craft. Morgan Wallen took a trip to Paul Mole Barbershop in New York City to get his signature mullet trimmed and chat about his music.
The Five Flags Center, Dubuque’s entertainment destination, is pleased to announce it will welcome up-and-coming country star Morgan Wallen on Friday, June 21. Tickets will go on sale through and at the Five Flags box office on Monday, May 13, at 10:00 AM.
I really love Morgan Wallen. His music is great and he sounds great. I do think the concert could have had a better setup however. The stage was too low to the ground, so we were just below eye level with Morgan and made it really hard to see with all the girls on peoples shoulders and whatnot. The sound was also not very great. Me and my entire group of friends (there were 9 of us) could not understand what he was saying in between songs when he was talking.
Well, I think it goes to a lot of the sacrifices that I’ve seen them make together, him and my mom. We’re very similar people, me and my dad. We’re very similar, so when I was growing up, a lot of times, we’d butt heads. I wasn’t as close to him growing up as I am now, as I have been in the past four or five years. I think he just saw a lot of himself in me, and he didn’t want me to make the same mistakes he did and all that kind of thing. Se we’d butt heads. I was a kid, a smart alec little kid. My dad has always done everything it takes to make sure the people he loves are taken care of. And I think that’s probably the biggest thing that learned from him.
Wallen’s style blends elements of hip-hop and R&B into a modern country template, and he’s got a voice soulful enough to accommodate that mix in a totally seamless way. In other words, he gives his all on stage, but you never see him sweat. And no matter what kind of venue you catch him in, there’s one thing you can always count on at a Morgan Wallen show: a full-on party.
RaeLynn at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018, in Las Vegas. Wallen’s “Whiskey Glasses Roadshow” — featuring guests Jon Langston and Ashland Craft — is scheduled to hit the Taft Theatre on Jan. 18.
It might appear that Wallen’s on the fast track, but it took him a while to get there. Born in Sneedville, Tennessee (a town that also lays claim as the birthplace of bluegrass pioneer Jimmy Martin), to a hard-rock-lovin’ preacher and contemporary-Christian-devoted teacher, Wallen showed his musical interests early, singing in front of the local congregation at age three and asking for a violin for his fifth birthday. He would soon switch to piano and later add guitar to his arsenal, though he never really imagined it was possible to make a career of it.
Florida Georgia Line make a habit of selling out their shows, with multiple sold out stadiums and 16 chart-topping singles. Listen for Up Down” by Morgan Wallen featuring Florida Georgia Line on B104.
Very excited to share the latest additions to the Saving Country Music Top 25 Playlist, which includes songs from some great records and artists that need to be on your radar. Ben Jarrell’s debut LP ‘Troubled Times’ has been setting people’s hair on fire, and there’s nothing better to get the blood pumping at the top of the playlist.
After 38 weeks at country radio, Morgan Wallen’s single, Whiskey Glasses,” is wobbling up the charts. The tune, which was penned by Ben Burgess and Kevin Kadish, is currently No. 3 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.
For the recap of the ‘Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour’ featuring HARDY, Canaan Smith, Morgan Wallen, Dan + Shay, and Florida Georgia Line click here. Chasin’ You,” which officially hits country radio on July 29, is poised to be another massive hit for Wallen.
Wallen’s debut album for Big Loud Records, If I Know Me, has been a mainstay in the Top 5 country albums chart—topping off a wellspring of success for Wallen, who wasn’t exactly looking to be an artist before he signed with the label in 2016.
We are pleased to do this new Q&A interview with Morgan Wallen. He talks about his first chart-topper, learning to become vulnerable with his songwriting, and keeping it real with Luke Bryan.
After The Voice, Wallen then signed with a label where his star began to rise. His debut single hit the Top 40 on the country charts. However, it was his follow-up single “Up Down” with Florida Georgia Line that propelled him into superstar status. The song became Wallen’s first No. 1 single. Then Wallen released his single biggest hit to date: “Whiskey Glasses” which topped the Country Charts and cracked the top 20 on Billboard’s all-genre charts.
Wallen hopes to build a similar story. His end goal is to continue to be onstage, making that emotional connection with his distinctive sound, as well as releasing his anticipated forthcoming debut album of Big Loud Records.
Morgan is currently nominated for CMT’s Breakthrough Video of the Year for Whiskey Glasses.” He will join Florida Georgia Line’s Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour in June.
Wallen has tours lined up with Luke Combs and Florida Georgia Line. The FGL tour is special, given that Wallen toured with them in 2017, and is now revisiting some of the venues he previously played before being able to count the three-week No. 1 Whiskey Glasses” among his credits.
Since then Morgan has been pursuing his dream of being a singer-songwriter and reaching that goal. He was signed to Big Loud records 2016. He has become friends with Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line and recorded a collaboration with them that is his current single Up Down” That friendship means a lot to Morgan as you can hear him explain in a recent #JustAMinute posted below.
The song, which is the third single from the rising star’s debut album, If I Know Me , shows fans a more serious side of the Tennessee native. He co-wrote the tune alongside Jaime Moore and Craig Wiseman.
Morgan Wallen (born May 13, 1993) is an American country music artist. He is signed to Big Loud Records and has released three singles: The Way I Talk”, Up Down”, which features Florida Georgia Line, and his current single Whiskey Glasses”.
And this week Wallen — who competed on The Voice” in 2014 and co-wrote songs for Jason Aldean and Kane Brown — earned a nomination for new artist of the year the Country Music Association Awards. He’s currently performing on the road with Florida Georgia Line, he’ll open up for Luke Combs’ fall tour and he just dropped a new collaboration with Grammy-winning DJ-producer Diplo.
Wallen: It really is. I’ve never wanted to go on and necessarily put on a show. Obviously, you’re putting on a show but you don’t have to in a personal way. You can sing a song that hopefully you believe, and you can go on stage and not feel pressured to be something different, or to feel like you’ve got to change something that you’re doing. You can be yourself. At that point, you’re really into the music as well. It’s not just the crowd; it’s the music and that’s what brings us all together obviously. If I were modeling something after Luke Bryan, I definitely can’t shake my hips like he can, so I’ve just got to be myself (laughs).
Wallen: It was a complete surprise. I wasn’t even thinking about something like that. It was about 30 minutes before we went on stage on national TV, and you have a lot going through your mind. They said Jimmy comes in and talks to people before they go perform, but just for a second was what I thought. He keeps on hanging around. I’m thinking Dang, he must think we’re cool or something (laughs). But he was just waiting on the plaque to get in there to present it to us. That was awesome.
Written by Ben Burgess and Kevin Kadish, the undeniable single comes in as the #2 current Country song in overall consumption this week, and has also garnered more than 173 million digital streams globally, helping push Wallen’s career total over the 829 million streams mark and drive his exhilarating concerts.
Along the way, Wallen notched another No. 1 hit, as a co-writer on Jason Aldean’s You Make It Easy” in 2018. For Big Loud’s Seth England, the early radio response was a surefire indicator of the song’s hit potential.
His mother signed him up to audition for NBC’s The Voice, convinced that he’d do well. Wallen had no idea what to expect – he’d never seen the show – but he was chosen by Usher and was later stolen by Adam Levine. The last song he performed during his run, a cover of Florida Georgia Line’s Stay,” helped him steer him toward his creative destiny.
Wallen just released “Chasin’ You,” the fourth and perhaps final single from his 2018 If I Know Me record. Earlier this summer, Wallen unveiled hypnotic collaboration with Diplo, Heartless,” and will hit the road on Jason Aldean’s WE BACK TOUR next year.
Twenty-five-year-old Morgan Wallen is a rising star currently taking the country music world by storm. After his hopes to play college baseball were sunk due to an injury, Wallen turned back to songwriting and making music.
Appearing on Wallen’s Top 10 album debut, If I Know Me, the smooth burning anthem marks his first Hot Country Songs #1 – following the PLATINUM-certified success of hooky single Up Down” (featuring Florida Georgia Line) that hit #5 on the Hot Country Songs chart and led the Country Airplay chart in the same week, becoming his first Country radio #1. The song is currently inside the Top 5 at Country radio and still climbing.
Fans can catch Wallen on the road with Florida Georgia Line this summer on the duo’s 2019 Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour. Click HERE to see if he’s coming to a city near you.
This year’s 10th Annual CMT Artists of the Year special highlights the entire year of country music, and honors this year’s artists: Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett.
Morgan Wallen’s Whiskey Glasses” has found a strong audience with more than 91 million Spotify streams to date. It is produced by Joey Moi and appears on If I Know Me. On the track, Morgan Wallen sings about using whiskey to cope with heartache.
Wallen’s red-hot career is something the singer doesn’t take for granted. He recently opened up to Country Now about his success and the way fans are reacting to his music.
Earlier Wednesday night, the electric entertainer made a special cameo appearance during Florida Georgia Line’s downtown street party concert, celebrating the new Titans jersey redesign, to perform Up Down,” his Top 20-and-climbing single that features the MULTI-PLATINUM duo.