Week No. 1 Hit, Staying Authentic, And The Return Of The Mullet Interview

Morgan WallenBig. With “Whiskey Glasses” ranking at No. 1 on many country charts, Wallen says he’ll turn his attention to his next single “Chasin’ You.” He hopes to go for another single off his debut full-length album If I Know Me, after. Morgan also shared that new music is in the works, with nine songs recorded. Two of the songs are with his friend and tour mate Hardy.

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.

Before he rose to chart-topping status as an artist, Wallen scored his first #1 hit as a songwriter with Jason Aldean’s hit, You Make it Easy.” He has also been nominated for Breakthrough Artist-Writer of the Year at the 2018 Music Row Awards. Wallen is currently opening for Luke Bryan’s What Makes You Country Tour. Wallen has also co-written songs for Kane Brown, Dustin Lynch abd A Thousand Horses.

I really Love listening to Morgan Wallen songs on my phone on the way to the bus stop for work and last night Morgan Wallen really sounds the same as he does on the radio and Morgan Was is a very very great Country performer.

Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley are releasing their fourth studio album, Can’t Say I Ain’t Country in February and are embarking on their tour in support of the new album with Dan + Shay and Morgan Wallen opening the show.

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.

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.

If you weren’t able to secure tickets through any presales or general sales for Morgan Wallen, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Tickets can still be purchased from secondary marketplaces, although the prices will not be at face value. When a rising country artist like Wallen announces a tour, ticket demand and market prices are anticipated to be on the higher side, but that doesn’t mean that good deals can’t be had – if you know where to look.

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.

Recently named to PEOPLE’s coveted Ones To Watch” list, the news follows Wallen’s successful 2019 IF I KNOW ME headline tour, massive summer on Florida Georgia Line’s CAN’T SAY I AIN’T COUNTRY tour and his second consecutive PLATINUM-certified #1, Whiskey Glasses.” The East Tennessee native scored his first-ever CMA nomination for New Artist of the Year – and has been projected as a top contender for the 2020 GRAMMY Award for Best New Artist by Billboard andForbes.

In February 2014, Wallen became a competitor on the popular televised singing competition The Voice, blind auditioning for the judges with the song “Collide” by Howie Day. Usher liked Wallen’s performance, and Morgan joined his team. After the second Battle Round, Wallen was stolen by Adam Levine’s team, but Morgan was eliminated in the playoffs. The Voice gave Wallen nationwide exposure, but it also helped him find a collaborator; Sergio Sánchez of the band Atom Smash was a vocal coach on the show, and the two began writing songs together that suited Wallen’s country voice and rock & roll attitude. Wallen moved to Nashville, where he and Sánchez formed a short-lived band, Morgan Wallen & Them Shadows.

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.

I’ll never forget the day he walked in the studio,” recalls England. They said they had a kid from Knoxville with a lot of raw talent. We love working with all types of artists, but nothing makes us happier than developing something brand new. Morgan came in, and he looked like a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd or something with long, mangled hair.

Dan + Shay are on pace to become the most successful country-radio duo since Florida Georgia Line. Morgan WallenJohn ShearerRising Country star Morgan Wallen has just announced a 19-date tour to kick off 2020 and it includes a Cincinnati stop.

With a new, fun energy in country music right now,” Wallen was particularly excited to work with Wesley as he continues to venture into country music.

With a string of hits to his name, including the Florida Georgia Line collab Up Down,” Morgan Wallen will embark on his third headlining tour next year. The Tennessee native is set to play major venues from Detroit to Boston on his new Whiskey Glasses Roadshow headlining tour.

Wallen: I definitely didn’t expect that with this song. Just because I feel like it’s really country. It definitely is. The subject matter, the sounds, everything that we used. But I think it’s just a fresh-sounding song with the phrasing and the rhythm and all of the production that we used, so it doesn’t completely shock me. But it is cool that I’ve noticed a lot of people who say, “I don’t listen to country music but I like ‘Whiskey Glasses.'” And they’ll start listening to other songs of mine. It’s cool to be able to relate to people who aren’t necessarily from the same way of life as me or don’t even maybe know what I’m talking about in some of my songs. It’s just cool that music has that ability to do that.

Working with a vocal blend which marks the spot where interstate blacktop changes over to gravelly, Smoky Mountain backroads, Wallen’s a rock and hip-hop loving country boy with a sound straight out of the modern South. He mixes boondock bangers, amped-up anthems, and sensitive, shade-tree poetry like a one-man playlist. He’s a fireball onstage, thrilling stadium crowds with superstars like Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan and headlining his own 2018 Up Down Tour.

Wallen: For my first single, I wanted to have a song to let the world know who I was. When I was growing up in Sneedville, TN, I played baseball so I got to spend some time on the road, but most of the time was in the South. I didn’t get to really experience any other culture. I think I was 19 or 20 when I got to spend time in California and start traveling a little bit. I got to see how different the world can be. I think it’s a great thing that we have different cultures, but it helped me realize how proud I am of mine and how much I value how I was raised and the things that I believe in and the things that I love. I think a lot of people are proud of who they are and where they’re from, and that’s kind of what that song meant to me.

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.

A: I’ve always enjoyed music. If I like the song, I like the song. I don’t judge it beforehand just because it’s labelled rap” or alternative.” I’ve always given music a chance, and that’s led to me liking a lot of different things. I obviously write country, I sound country, that’s just who I am. But I think it’s good to get out there a little bit and spread country music to people who normally wouldn’t give it a chance. I think it’s good for me, it’s good for the genre. I get a little bit of hate about it, people saying, ‘Aw, he’s sold out’ or, ‘He’s not real country.’ Whatever, man. A good song is a good song, and if you want to question my authentic country-ness, my resume will check out.

Morgan Wallen seems equally comfortable performing in the cozy confines of an intimate venue or commanding a huge crowd. So whether he’s working up a hardy batch of hardcore fans to a fever pitch in a small club or guesting with Florida Georgia Line at Nissan Stadium for a CMA Fest performance of his breakout hit “Up Down,” Wallen knows how to put himself across with a minimum of fuss and maximum impact.

The tour (the latest incarnation of the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour) kicks off January 2nd in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and hits theaters and auditoriums in New Orleans, Raleigh, Philadelphia, and Denver, among others. Now You Know” singer Jon Langston and Ashland Craft, like Wallen, a former contestant on The Voice, will open all dates.

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.

The singer-songwriter has achieved a lot in a short-time, and while Wallen’s music is fun for sure, he doesn’t just keep it on the surface. He writes a lot and not just poppy little ditties. His music is sometimes raw and painful but also hopeful.

Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line and Morgan Wallen perform on stage during day 1 of 2019 CMA Music Festival. Meet the artists joining Florida Georgia Line for Nashville Lifestyles’ Music in the City at FGL House on Wednesday, February 13.

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.

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 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.

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