Morgan Wallen Pens Touching Tribute To His Late Grandmother
“She was one of a kind…”
Morgan Wallen; Photo via Instagram
Morgan Wallen is mourning the loss of his grandmother, “Mamaw Boots.”
The “Chasin’ You” singer took to Instagram over the weekend to share a touching tribute to his grandma as well as the last photo they ever took together.
“This will forever be the last picture and the last time I saw her,” he began. “We played a show in Gray, Tn. It was her first show of mine she’d ever been to. It was near her birthday and I got to mention that on stage. I’ll never forget how happy she was sitting there right in front.”
He went on to remember the kind of person she was and share some of the things he learned from her during their time together.
“She was one of a kind. No one who came in contact with her ever forgot it. She loved everyone in a way that couldn’t be taught. She was also tougher than anyone I know. She knew who she was and that was never gonna change,” Wallen explained. “I learned so much from her. But the things I’ll always hold on to are the memories. She always said I was the only great grandkid she ever had to whip haha. But she also told me and Andrew (which she probably told us all) that we were her favorite. She let me drive a car into town when I was about 12 years old, to show me I was growing up (keep in mind the town had about 1000 people in it). She let me have a cigarette at 7 to show me I really didn’t want a cigarette. She maybe didn’t have the most practical methods but she came from a different time, a time where we could all use a little bit of living in.”
He concluded the tribute by writing, “We love you Mamaw Boots.”
Fans and fellow artists flooded Wallen’s post with comments, offering their condolences, thoughts and prayers.
It’s unclear when she passed away, but it’s obvious that “Mamaw Boots” left a lasting impact on the current CMA New Artist of the Year nominee. Our thoughts and prayers are with Wallen and his family as they mourn her loss.
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