Fans React To Morgan Wallen’s Shocking Hair Transformation

No more mullet: The internet is divided when it comes to Wallen’s new look.

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Lauren Jo Black

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August 11, 2023

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Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy @nashvillevip

Morgan Wallen sent fans into a frenzy and social media abuzz after he took the stage with a bald head at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Friday (Aug. 11). 

Wallen’s shocking hair transformation was unveiled during his concert at the stadium, which is home to the Ohio Buckeyes. 

The “Last Night” singer appeared on stage wearing a red ball cap with a freshly shaved head beneath it and addressed why he shaved his mullet.

@hollyrudisill morgan wallen shaved his hair off!#morganwallen #shavedhead ♬ original sound – Holly Board

“Before we get any further… I didn’t like my long hair anymore so I shaved it off,” Wallen told the audience. 

Not long after taking the stage with his new bald look, the internet exploded as fans began to express concern that his mullet was gone.

“Morgan Wallen got rid of his mullet and I love that so much,” one fan wrote on Twitter, while others added, “morgan wallen cut his hair 🤩,” “morgan wallen cut his hair I REPEAT MORGAN WALEN CUT HIS HAIR and when i say cut i mean it’s GONE.”

On Facebook, users shared similar reactions such as “Morgan Balden,” “Say it ain’t so!!!” “Bald and no mustache. Doesn’t float my boat. Do not like it at all,” and “I am not ok, lol.”

One user predicted, “The amount of country guys going to shave their heads this weekend.”

See more below. 

The East Tennessee native’s signature mullet has been a topic of conversation since he first hit the country music scene. The look was derived in honor of his father, Tommy. 

“[My dad] had a mullet during their wedding. I just said, ‘Dang, Dad, that looks kinda good — I think I might try it,’” Wallen previously explained, according to Outsider

Wallen is currently in the midst of the U.S. leg of his record-breaking One Night At A Time World Tour, which kicked off with two sold-out shows at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in April.

The One Night At A Time World Tour marks Wallen’s first-time ever headlining stadiums across the globe for multiple nights. The trek marks one of the largest tours of 2023 and will visit stadiums, arenas, amphitheaters, and festivals across four countries and two continents. 

39,609 fans attend night one of two at Milwaukee’s MLB American Family Field | Photo Credit: Danielle Marshall
39,609 fans attend night one of two at Milwaukee’s MLB American Family Field | Photo Credit: Danielle Marshall

The U.S. leg of the tour began on April 14 with back-to-back nights at Milwaukee’s American Family Field. Produced by Live Nation, Wallen’s 63-show trek will feature support from ERNEST and Bailey Zimmerman on all dates. HARDY and Parker McCollum will also appear on select dates.

In an effort to give back to those in need, Wallen will donate $3 of every ticket sold on the U.S. dates to The Morgan Wallen Foundation. Established in 2021, the foundation supports programs for youth in the areas of sports and music and helping communities in times of crisis – including organizations such as Music Cares, Habitat for Humanity, Mr Holland’s Opus, the Salvation Army, Gibbs High School, and many more.

The tour comes in support of Wallen’s latest album, One Thing At A Time, which has quickly become one of the most popular albums of 2023. The project arrived on March 3 and recently earned a 15th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. According to Vulture, the album has also claimed the record for the most weeks at No. 1 on the country album chart in over three decades.

One Thing At A Time showcases Wallen’s wide range of musical influences as well as combines his love for country, rock and hip-hop.

The project features 36 tracks, including duets with Eric Church, HARDY and ERNEST. Wallen’s sister Ashlyne also makes an appearance on the project, singing harmonies on the song titled “Outlook.” He also pays tribute to his son, Indigo (Indie) Wilder Wallen, on the project with the tune “Dying Man,” which he often dedicates to Indie during his live concerts.

“This record represents the last few years of my life, the highs and the lows,” Wallen previously shared in a statement. “It also brings together the musical influences that have shaped me as an artist – country, alternative and hip-hop.”

See below for a complete list of Morgan Wallen’s upcoming tour dates.

Morgan Wallen; Photo by Ryan Smith
Morgan Wallen; Photo by Ryan Smith

Morgan Wallen’s One Night At A Time Tour Dates

August

11 – Columbus, OH – Ohio Stadium*%

12 – Columbus, OH – Ohio Stadium*#

16 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park*#

17 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park*#

18 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park*$

30 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park*

31 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park*

September

2 – Washington, DC – FedEx Field*$

8 – Moline, IL – Vibrant Arena

9 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena

Morgan Wallen; Photo by Matthew Paskert
Morgan Wallen; Photo by Matthew Paskert

October

7 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome

November

10 – Atlanta, GA – Truist Park*

11 – Atlanta, GA – Truist Park*

16 – Austin, TX – Moody Center

18 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park*

Morgan Wallen 2023 International Tour Dates

August 

5 – Camrose, AB – Big Valley Jamboree^

24 – Dieppe, NB – YQM Country Fest^

Morgan Wallen; Photo by David Lehr
Morgan Wallen; Photo by David Lehr

September

14 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage  

15 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage  

16 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage

18 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens

21 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre

22 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre

23 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre

28 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre

29 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre

30 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome

Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy of David Lehr
Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy of David Lehr

October

3 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

4 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

December

3 – London, UK – The O2

Morgan Wallen 2024 U.S. Tour Dates

May 2024 

9 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium*

17 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium*

18 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium*

June 2024

6- Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

7 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

TBD – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park*

* Stadium Dates

^ Festival Dates

# HARDY, ERNEST, Bailey Zimmerman

$ Parker McCollum, ERNEST, Bailey Zimmerman

& HARDY, Bailey Zimmerman

% Riley Green, ERNEST

+ HARDY, ERNEST

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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.