Morgan Wallen Celebrates Multi-Week No. 1 Smash ‘Whiskey Glasses’
Big Loud Records’ breakout star Morgan Wallen doesn’t need any more proof to solidify his status in country music. The…
Morgan Wallen; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Big Loud Records’ breakout star Morgan Wallen doesn’t need any more proof to solidify his status in country music. The singer-songwriter celebrated his massive multi-week No.1 hit, “Whiskey Glasses,” on Monday (July 29).
Last month, the anthemic smash, written by Ben Burgess and Kevin Kadish, rose to the top spot on multiple charts, including the Billboard Country Airplay chart, where it stayed for three straight weeks. Wallen, along with BIG LOUD, BMI, ASCAP, Burgess and Kadish, took over The Sutler Saloon in Nashville to commemorate the special milestone.
“This is obviously a special day for me. No matter how many milestones and achievements I’ve gotten to experience so far, I always think back through my life and what got me here,” Wallen told the packed room inside The Sutler. “To anyone who has helped with this song, my album, or anything that has to do with my career, just know that it doesn’t go unnoticed. I will do my best to give my 100 percent from here on out. I always have, and I hope I will be able to do that for a long time.”
“Whiskey Glasses,” which is featured on Wallen’s debut album, If I Know Me, is the follow up to his previous platinum-certified chart-topper “Up Down,” featuring Florida Georgia Line. With back-to-back No. 1’s under his belt, Wallen can certainly rest easy. But that doesn’t mean he’s slowing down anytime soon. In fact, the Tennessee native recently released “Chasin’ You” as the project’s fourth single. The moody, mid-tempo track is already shaping up to be another big hit, as it has earned 36 MEDIABASE adds, making it the most-added single at country radio this week. Aside from enjoying his success, Wallen is currently thinking about his next project.
“We’re about to start that process of grinding down to see what songs are going to make this project. I know for sure [Ben] Burgess is going to have some stuff on there. And Kevin [Kadish], me and him don’t know each other as well as me and Burgess do, but I would love for him to be a part of it,” he told Country Now and other reporters during the No. 1 party. “I’m not sure how we’re going to go about everything just yet, because with ‘Chasin’ You,’ I don’t want to drop an album in the middle of single cycle.”
“So we’re working on it,” he added. “We may drop a couple songs here and there from it, and I know I’m doing some features too that I know are coming out soon. So I know I’ll have some new music coming out sooner than later.”
In the meantime, fans can find Wallen on the road with Florida Georgia Line on the duo’s Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour. The trek, which will conclude in September, also features Dan + Shay, Canaan Smith and Michael Hardy. In October, Wallen will provide direct support for Luke Combs’ on his headlining Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour.
Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Country Now, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.