Morgan Wallen Makes Acting Debut In Eight-Minute ‘Seven Summers’ Short Film

Morgan Wallen tries his hand at acting in the just-released short film to accompany his viral hit “7 Summers.” The…


Lauren Jo Black

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November 9, 2020

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Morgan Wallen tries his hand at acting in the just-released short film to accompany his viral hit “7 Summers.”

The eight-minute clip made its debut on Monday (Nov. 9) and showcases Wallen as the main character. The storyline follows Morgan and his struggle to please his father, who is pushing him to pursue baseball. Morgan, on the other hand, has a different future in mind and it all unfolds in the Justin Clough-directed clip.

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Upon the release of the video, Wallen teased that the clip included a clue about the release date of his much-anticipated new album. Fans were quick to point out the date of January 8, which appears on the back of the baseball jerseys in the opening clip.

Wallen co-wrote “7 Summers” with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne.

“‘7 Summers’ is a song that originally I didn’t even know if it was going to make my album or if I was ever going to put it out,” Wallen previously shared of the song. “But when quarantine first started, I was challenged to do a demo on Instagram so I put out the first verse and chorus of ‘7 Summers.’ I heard a lot of good feedback from it on Instagram, and then it started making the rounds on TikTok – I saw how much the song was getting played and how much people were enjoying it, even just the first verse and chorus. Social media played a huge part in me releasing this song, especially this early. It’s a cool thing – me being on the fence about it, then being able to put it out and get people’s feedback. Seeing the response played the biggest part in this release. I think that speaks to just how much fans mean to me and fans mean to music. I’m glad I’m getting to put it out and glad people are loving it, I can’t wait for y’all to hear the full version.”

Wallen’s latest single, “More Than My Hometown,” continues to climb the charts at country radio.

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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.