Morgan Wallen Promises His New Album Will Be ‘As Good, If Not Better’ Than His First

It’s official – Morgan Wallen is back in the studio working on his sophomore album. The Tennesee native took to…


Lauren Jo Black

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June 9, 2020

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Morgan Wallen; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

It’s official – Morgan Wallen is back in the studio working on his sophomore album.

The Tennesee native took to Instagram stories on Monday evening to check in with his fans and share a quick update about the progress of his much-anticipated new album, which will serve as the follow-up to 2018’s If I Know Me.

“In the studio working on my album,” Wallen shared in a video message. “I’m really excited. I hope you guys are gonna be excited too. I don’t have any date or anything like that yet for when it comes out, but I’m working hard.”

He went on to explain that the coronavirus pandemic delayed the recording process a bit.

“But, we’re here now, we’re working and trying to decide, as y’all know, what all I’m gonna put on there,” he said. “Keep giving me feedback and that kind of stuff from my posts.”

The singer, who just scored his third consecutive chart-topping single, closed his message with a promise to his fans.

“I miss ya’ll and I love y’all and I appreciate you letting me do this,” he shared. “I’m gonna try my best to make album two as good, if not better than, album one.”

More Than My Hometown,” the lead single from Wallen’s forthcoming project, is at radio now.

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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.