Morgan Wallen Goes Into ‘Album Grind Mode’ After Final Show Of 2022

“Let’s get it,” he teased.


Madeleine O’Connell

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October 24, 2022

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Morgan Wallen; Photo by David Lehr

Morgan Wallen has confirmed that a new album is in the works. 

After concluding his headlining tour in support of his latest full-length record, Dangerous: The Double Album, Wallen teased that he’s already moving on to his next project. 

The country star recently took to social media to share a series of photos from his final show of 2022 at Country Thunder Florida, and in the caption, he shared that he’s showing no signs of slowing down. 

Wallen wrote, “Last show for a while. Now it’s onto album grind mode, let’s get it.”

Fans instantly took to the comments to share their excitement for the new music. Wallen’s audience has been speculating the new music based on recent hints, but this is his first official confirmation about the upcoming project.

“I’ve been working on new music. I’ve been in the studio, I’ve been grinding, I’ve been writing a lot,” Wallen told fans in an Instagram story in late August, according to Music Mayhem

“Me and HARDY just wrote one on the road the other day that I’m really pumped about. It’s one of the best ones that we’ve written in a long time, if not ever,” he added.

Since the release of his last album, the East Tennessee native has added three songs to his catalog – “Don’t Think Jesus,” “Thought You Should Know,” and his 7th No. 1 hit, “You Proof.” In addition, he was featured on several tracks including Lil Durk’s “Broadway Girls,” Ernest’s “Flower Shops” and the Hixtape collaboration, “Goin’ Nowhere.”

On Monday (Oct. 10), Country Radio Insider, Chris Owen took to Twitter to share the news that Wallen’s addicting track, “You Proof” had hit the top spot on the charts.

“’You Proof’ by @MorganWallen is the #1 song on Billboard Country Airplay this week. Morgan’s 7th career number one at country radio. 17 weeks on Billboard Country Airplay; 12 weeks from its impact date. Morgan’s fastest rise to number one so far.”

The song, which is currently No.1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart for the third consecutive week, quickly became a fan favorite after Wallen first shared a snippet on social media ahead of its release. The clip has amassed over 1.8 million streams since he initially teased it. On Friday, May 13, he finally dropped the full version and fans took a liking to it just as quickly as they did with the short audio clip. 

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As it rapidly grew in popularity, the track became a highly-anticipated part of Wallen’s set list throughout the remainder of the 55-date tour.

The trek launched in February at the famed Madison Square Garden and took Morgan Wallen across the country, breaking attendance records and selling out 11 of the venues faster than any other act. Between all the stops he made, Wallen sold a total of 839,704 Tickets.

He reached a career milestone during his final performance on The Dangerous Tour. He once again set a new attendance record as he took the stage of the at-capacity Globe Life Field for his first headlining stadium show, which topped acts including Elton John and Lady Gaga.

Taking in this chapter of his life as it comes to a close, Wallen took a moment on social media to show his appreciation for his crew and all the fans that came out to see him on the tour. Once again, he stressed that he’s been filling his time with days in the studio.

“The Dangerous Tour came to a close with our first ever stadium headline show. 43,500 people in attendance to break the venues previous record. I’m in the studio right now working on new music, or I would write a novel about this,” Wallen shared before adding, “For now, a huge thank you to everyone involved in this tour and all the fans who made it possible. Love ya. Also, God Bless Texas.”

The singer has yet to reveal when the new music will drop, but there’s no doubt that fans are ready for the upcoming project. 

As Morgan Wallen heads into the studio, he also gets a well-deserved break from life on the road. He currently doesn’t have any other shows scheduled for 2022, but he is slated to start things back up again on March 19 when he takes the stage of the CMC Rocks Festival in Willowbank, Queensland Australia. 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.