How Fatherhood Has Changed Morgan Wallen’s Outlook On Life

“It’s definitely changed the way I look at things,” the new father shares.


Lauren Jo Black

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August 9, 2020


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Morgan Wallen; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Morgan Wallen is a changed man after welcoming his first child, Indigo Wilder, earlier this summer.

The superstar is still new to fatherhood but admits it’s already changed him.

“I can be a little bit of a wild card, that’s just kind of how I am, but you know, I realized that every decision I make now don’t just affect me but it really affects him too, so I try to be a little bit more responsible,” Wallen shared during a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight.

The “More Than My Hometown” singer went on to share how his upbringing has helped to shape the kind of father he strives to be.

“I had a really good of an example of a dad growing up and I really just want to be like that,” he explained. “There’s always a lot of sacrifices made for me and for my sister to make sure we were all happy, he always gave me a good example of how to treat my Mom. It’s definitely changed the way I look at things.”

Wallen recently announced the release of the fan-favorite track, “7 Summers.” After fans begged him to release the song, the Tennessee native obliged and shared that it will be available to stream and download beginning August 14. That track, as well as his latest single, “More Than My Hometown,” are slated to appear on Wallen’s much-anticipated sophomore album, which is expected to drop later this year.

Wallen says the album will be more “mature” than his 2018 debut, If I Know Me.

“It’s got everything in it, I don’t want to say too much just because there’s some things that we still gotta figure out,” he told ET. “There’s some songs that are more mature, more personal to me and my life and you know whenever I make an album, I want it to just have a little bit of everything, little bit of party, little bit of fun, little bit of sad. There’s some different kind of sounding songs for me too, just I don’t even know exactly how to describe it all but it’s going to have a little bit of everything.”

Fans can visit Wallen’s Instagram to hear a sneak peek of another new track, “Still Goes Down.”

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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 and her work being featured on 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.