Morgan Wallen – Country Music’s Most Talked-About Artist
Get to know country superstar Morgan Wallen.
Morgan Wallen; Photo by David Lehr
Age: 30 (Born May 13, 1993)
Genre: Country, Country/Pop
Morgan Wallen Biography
Morgan Cole Wallen is the son of Lesli Wallen and Tommy Wallen. He was raised in the small town of Sneedville, Tennessee. Throughout his childhood, Wallen took piano and violin lessons and enjoyed playing music and singing in church. He played baseball while in school, but an injury forced him to give up his baseball dreams. His mom signed him up for The Voice where he was a contestant on Team Usher and Team Levine. Following his time on the NBC competition show, Morgan Wallen signed with Panacea records for a short time. He later signed with Big Loud Records and released his official debut single, “The Way I Talk.” His debut album, If I know Me, was officially released on April 27, 2018. The project spawned country music hits like “Whiskey Glasses” and “Up Down.”
In 2021, Morgan Wallen’s career rose to new heights with the release of his sophomore project, Dangerous: The Double Album. With a release date of January 8, 2021, Dangerous has gone on to spend record-breaking 100-plus weeks in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 Chart. The critically acclaimed follow-up project also dominated the top country albums chart. Songs on the double album have earned several multi-platinum certifications. In fact, his second album includes the most certified titles of any studio album in RIAA history with eight multi-platinum singles, six platinum singles, and 14 gold singles. Morgan Wallen teamed up with producer Joey Moi on both projects, which raked in impressive album sales.
Morgan Wallen launched his wildly successful The Dangerous Tour with two nights at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Dangerous Tour featured special guests such as Larry Fleet, HARDY, ERNEST, Ian Munsick, and more. The record-breaking The Dangerous Tour made stops in various cities around the U.S., including three nights at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, throughout 2022.
Morgan Wallen sings a lot about his love for East Tennessee. The deeply personal new song, “Thought You Should Know,” serves as a heartfelt tribute to his mom. Fans can’t get enough of Morgan Wallen’s music or his music videos.
One Night At A Time
The country star shows no signs of slowing down. Wallen announced his 2023 One Night At A Time World Tour and tickets were nearly impossible to secure to due fan demand.
His highly anticipated third studio album, One Thing At A Time, is set to drop on March 3, 2022. The album will include a whopping 36 tracks and duets with Eric Church, ERNEST, and HARDY.
“This record represents the last few years of my life, the highs and the lows,” Wallen said in a press release. “It also brings together the musical influences that have shaped me as an artist – country, alternative and hip-hop.”
Wallen’s sister, Ashlyne, will provide background vocals on the song, “Outlook.”
“I grew up in church singing three-part harmonies with my two sisters. That’s how I learned to sing, so this was a full-circle moment for Ashlyne and me,” Wallen shared.
Morgan Wallen gives back through his More Than My Hometown Foundation, which was established by the artist in 2021.
Most-Listened To Morgan Wallen Songs On Spotify (As Of Jan. 2023)
“Whiskey Glasses” – 544,539,718
“Chasin’ You” – 364,932,400
“Wasted On You” – 320,154,580
“More Than My Hometown” – 308,803,816
“Cover Me Up” – 304,403,134
“Sand In My Boots” – 225,225,574
Most-Viewed Morgan Wallen Videos On YouTube (As Of Jan. 2023)
“Up Down” (ft. Florida Georgia Line) – 179M
“Whiskey Glasses” – 159M
“Chasin’ You” – 122M
“Wasted On You” – 102M
“More Than My Hometown” – 93M
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.