Morgan Wallen Reminisces About Summer Fling In Breezy New Song, ‘7 Summers’

The fans asked and Morgan Wallen listened. The superstar’s much-anticipated new song, “7 Summers,’ is out now after Wallen’s fans…

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Lauren Jo Black

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August 14, 2020

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Morgan Wallen; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

The fans asked and Morgan Wallen listened.

The superstar’s much-anticipated new song, “7 Summers,’ is out now after Wallen’s fans begged him to release the track from the moment he first shared a snippet of the tune on TikTok.

The song more than delivers with its irresistible melody and storytelling lyrics about a past summer lover.

“But I wonder when you’re drinking if you/ Find yourself thinking about/ That boy from East Tennessee/ And I know we both knew better/ But we still said forever/ And that was seven summers/ Of Coke and Southern Comfort/ Were we dumb or just younger, who knows?/ Back then, you used to love the river/ And sippin’ on a sixer with me/ Does it ever make you sad to know/ That was seven summers ago?,” he sings on the chorus.

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The East Tennessee native co-wrote “7 Summers” alongside famed Nashville tunesmiths Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. He initially wasn’t sure if the now-fan favorite track would make the cut for his upcoming sophomore album but says the fans quickly helped him make that decision.

“‘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 shared in a statement. “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.”

Click above to listen to “7 Summers.”

Wallen’s current single, “More Than My Hometown” is currently Top 25 (and climbing at country radio. Both song are expected to appear on his yet-to-be-announced new album.

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Lauren Jo Black

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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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.