Morgan Wallen Reflects On 2022, Teases Brand New Song With Epic Video Montage

“2022 gonna be hard to top, but we damn sure bout to try,” Wallen captioned the clip.


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December 30, 2022


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Morgan Wallen; Photo by David Lehr

Morgan Wallen is looking back on some of his most monumental moments of 2022 ahead of the new year and he even surprised fans with a clip of a brand-new song while doing so. 

In a brand-new clip posted to Instagram, Wallen recapped his wildly successful year with clips from his Dangerous Tour, including his show at Madison Square Garden, his three consecutive Bridgestone Arena sellouts, his record-breaking first stadium show at Globe Life Field, as well as other notable moments that took place throughout the year. 

Fans will recognize a few familiar faces throughout the clip as it features artists such as Eric Church, ERNEST, HARDY, Ronnie Dunn, Jimmie Allen, Thomas Rhett, and Lil Durk.

Morgan Wallen, Ronnie Dunn; Photo by David Lehr
Morgan Wallen, Ronnie Dunn; Photo by David Lehr

Wallen’s family, including his mom, Lesli, dad, Tommy, and his son, Indigo (Indie) Wilder, also make appearances throughout the video. The clip also features a memorable moment he shared with his mom, when they walked the Billboard Music Awards red carpet together earlier this year. 

“2022 gonna be hard to top, but we damn sure bout to try,” Wallen captioned the post. 

The recap video was set to an unreleased new track, which he has yet to reveal the title of. 

The lyrics include: 

‘Ain’t that back home, buddies in the field , mud on the wheels, yeah / ain’t that some thick smoke Silverado tearing up a two lane road / ain’t that some C.O.U.N.T.R.Y. sh*t we were doing since we were yayhigh / there’s folks out there that ain’t T.R.Y. diss / man, ain’t that some sh*t / that you hate to grow up and miss / hate to think of what if / i didn’t even know what a honey hole with a Zebco with my jeans rolled and a piece of skoal in my lip / even if they say we ain’t got a pot to piss, but I thank God for this / ain’t that some back home, buddies in the field , mud on the wheels, yeah / ain’t that some thick smoke Silverado tearing up a two lane road / ain’t that some C.O.U.N.T.R.Y. sh*t we’ve been doing since we were yayhigh / there’s folks out there that ain’t T.R.Y. diss / man, ain’t that some sh*t /  ain’t that some ain’t that some sh*t…”

The 2022 recap comes just a few days after the “You Proof” singer shared an update from the studio where he has been hard at work on his third studio album. The superstar even spent some quality time with his 2-year-old son, Indie, while working on his new project.

“Album 3 Studio Files,” Wallen captioned the series of photos.

While co-hosting Country Countdown USA alongside Lon Helton in late October of 2022, Wallen shared an update on his new album. 

“I definitely have enough songs. I still got a couple more things I think I probably want to say, want to write. So, hopefully get that done in the next month or two and then you know, I don’t know exactly…” he said. “I won’t have the whole record done, I just mean get what I need to say done and written in the next month or two and then just grind it out. So, I don’t know exactly… They got me on a timeline, but that don’t mean I’m going to follow it, but to be fair you do got to put them out. That does got to happen.”

Morgan Wallen; Photo by John Shearer via Morgan Wallen Instagram
Morgan Wallen; Photo by John Shearer via Morgan Wallen Instagram

Earlier this year, Wallen also told Helton that he has “already got 12 songs finished, maybe more.”

“I’m just trying to beat what I’ve got. I’m confident in whatever I do next already,” he added at the time. “Overall I feel pretty comfortable.  I don’t feel rushed. I’ve got other things, I’ve got the tour, I’ve got my son, so I’m glad that I’ve already spent some time on the next project.”

Wallen has yet to confirm a release date for the highly anticipated project however, he has shared several snippets of several unreleased new songs such as “Hope That’s True” “Me + Your Reasons,” “Drink U Back,” and “Whiskey Friends.”

Morgan Wallen One Thing At A Time - Sampler
Morgan Wallen One Thing At A Time – Sampler

In addition, the “Thought You Should Know” singer recently released a trio of new songs on One Thing At A Time – Sampler, which features “One Thing At A Time,” “Tennessee Fan,” and “Days That End In Why.”

“I’ve had so many people ask me if I wanted to take some time off; but the truth is – I have been writing and making so much music in my off-time because I feel as inspired as I ever have. It feels like new songs are pouring out of me, and I love that feeling,” Wallen shared at the time of the three song collection’s release.

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The new album will serve as the follow-up to his record-breaking sophomore project, Dangerous: The Double Album

2023 Tour

Morgan Wallen recently announced his massive 2023 One Night At A Time World Tour.

The tour officially kicks off on March 15 in Auckland, NZ at the Spark Arena. The U.S. leg of the tour begins on April 14 with back-to-back nights at Milwaukee’s American Family Field. The tour will make its way around North America with stops at 17 stadiums as well as various arenas, amphitheaters, and festivals.

Morgan Wallen; Photo by David Lehr
Morgan Wallen; Photo by David Lehr

Marking one of the largest tours of 2023 so far and the biggest tour of Wallen’s career, the 58-show trek will visit 26 stadiums, plus arenas, amphitheaters and festivals to fans across four countries and two continents. 

The trek will feature support from ERNEST and Bailey Zimmerman on all dates. HARDY and Parker McCollum will also appear on select dates.

After making his stadium debut with a record-breaking show at Globe Life Field in Texas, Wallen will visit several ballparks throughout North America, including New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, Milwaukee’s American Family Field, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Boston’s Fenway Park and more.

Produced by Live Nation, the North American leg of the trek will wrap up on October 7 at Tacoma Dome in Washington.

“Man, what a year 2022 has been with the Dangerous Tour. I had the time of my life, and I cannot begin to express how grateful I am that my fans connected with the Dangerous album the way they did,” Wallen said. “We are going to run it back next year with the One Night At A Time World Tour. Bigger venues. New countries. Bigger memories. See y’all there.”

The One Night At A Time World Tour comes after Wallen’s highly successful Dangerous Tour, which included more than 50 sold-out shows. The record-breaking trek broke records at 30 venues across the U.S. during its 8-month-long run, including historic sellouts at 11 venues, while simultaneously breaking attendance records with stops at XFINITY Theatre, AmericanBank Center and Darien Lake Amphitheater.

In an effort to give back to those in need, Wallen will donate $3 of every ticket sold on the U.S. dates to the More Than My Hometown Foundation. Established in 2021, the foundation benefits causes near and dear to the superstar’s heart, including organizations such as Greater Good Music, Children Are People, the Salvation Army, and the National Museum of African American Music.

Wallen’s “You Proof” continues its wildly successful run at country radio as it reclaimed the No.1 spot on Billboard’s Country Airplay for the 10th non-consecutive week. The tune broke the Billboard Country Airplay Chart record and is now the longest-leading No. 1 in chart’s history.

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Meanwhile, his newest single, “Thought You Should Know,” continues to make its way up the charts.

See A Full List Of Morgan Wallen’s 2023 One Night At A Time World Tour Dates Below.

Morgan Wallen 2023 U.S. Tour Dates

Fri, April 14 Milwaukee, WI American Family Field*# NEW

Sat, April 15 Milwaukee, WI American Family Field*#

Thurs, April 20 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center

Sat, April 22 Oxford, MS Vaught-Hemingway Stadium*#

Thurs, April 27 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena

Fri, April 28 Moline, IL Vibrant Arena

Sat, April 29 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena

Thurs, May 4 Jacksonville, FL VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

Fri, May 5 West Palm Beach, FL iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre

Sat, May 6 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

Thurs, May 18 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium

Fri, May 19 East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium*$ NEW

Sat, May 20 East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium*$

Wed, May 24 Austin, TX Moody Center

Fri, May 26 Houston, TX Minute Maid Park*#

Thurs, June 1 Atlanta, GA Truist Park*$ NEW

Fri, June 2 Atlanta, GA Truist Park*$

Sat, June 3 Panama City Beach, FL Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam^

Thurs, June 8 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater NEW

Fri, June 9 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

Sat, June 10 Myrtle Beach, SC Carolina Country Music Fest^

Wed, June 14 Pittsburgh, PA PNC Park*& NEW

Thurs, June 15 Pittsburgh, PA PNC Park*#

Sat, June 17 Philadelphia, PA Citizens Bank Park*#

Thurs, June 22 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field*# NEW

Fri, June 23 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field*$

Thurs, June 29 Detroit, MI Ford Field*# NEW

Fri, June 30 Detroit, MI Ford Field*#

Thurs, July 6 St. Louis, MO Busch Stadium*$ NEW

Fri, July 7 St. Louis, MO Busch Stadium*$

Fri, July 14 San Diego, CA Petco Park*# NEW

Sat, July 15 San Diego, CA Petco Park*#

Wed, July 19 Phoenix, AZ Chase Field*# NEW

Thurs, July 20 Phoenix, AZ Chase Field*#

Sat, July 22 Los Angeles, CA SoFi Stadium*#

Thurs, Aug 3 Detroit Lakes, MN WE Fest^

Sat, Aug 12 Columbus, OH Ohio Stadium*#

Thurs, Aug 17 Boston, MA Fenway Park*# NEW

Fri, Aug 18 Boston, MA Fenway Park*$

Sat, Sept 2 Washington, DC FedEx Field*$

Sat, Oct 7 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome

Morgan Wallen 2023 International Tour Dates

Wed, March 15 Auckland, NZ Spark Arena #

Sun, March 19 Ipswich, QLD CMC Rocks ^

Tues, March 21 Sydney, NSW Qudos Bank Arena #

Fri, March 24 Melbourne, VIC Rod Laver Arena #

Sat, Aug 5 Camrose, AB Big Valley Jamboree^

Thurs, Sept 14 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage NEW

Fri, Sept 15 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage NEW

Sat, Sept 16 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage

Mon, Sept 18 London, ON Budweiser Gardens

Thurs, Sept 21 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre

Fri, Sept 22 Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre

Sat, Sept 23 Montreal, QC Bell Centre

Thurs, Sept 28 Winnipeg, MB Canada Life Centre

Fri, Sept 29 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre

Sat, Sept 30 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome

Tues, Oct 3 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena NEW

Wed, Oct 4 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

* Stadium Dates

^ Festival Dates

# HARDY, ERNEST, Bailey Zimmerman

$ Parker McCollum, ERNEST, Bailey Zimmerman

& HARDY, Bailey Zimmerman

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