Morgan Wallen Is Using His Time Off the Road To Work On His Next Album

Like many artists, Morgan Wallen has been forced to postpone a number of concerts in the wake of the coronavirus…


Lauren Jo Black

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March 16, 2020


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Morgan Wallen; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Like many artists, Morgan Wallen has been forced to postpone a number of concerts in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The singer/songwriter, who is in the midst of his headlining Whiskey Glasses Roadshow, recently took to Instagram to share the unfortunate news that all of his shows through May 1 are being rescheduled.

“We are working on dates right this second. We’ve got that close to being nailed down,” he told fans in a video clip. “We will honor all tickets I’m hoping all the dates work for you guys. We’ve done everything we can so far to get the dates right because we have so many other shows we’re playing too.”

Noticeably bummed over of the news, Wallen ended his message to fans on a brighter note, revealing that he is going to put his time off the road to good use.

“I’m gonna go work on my album in the meantime, so at least there’s somewhat of a positive to this,” he said.

The album Wallen has in the works will serve as the follow-up to his debut record, If I Know Me, which was released April 27, 2018. That project spawned hits like “Up Down,” featuring Florida Georgia Line, “Whiskey Glasses” and his current single, “Chasin’ You.”

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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.