Morgan Wallen Scores Third Consecutive No.1 With ‘Chasin’ You’
Morgan Wallen is back at the top of the charts this week, this time with his latest hit single, “Chasin’…
Morgan Wallen; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Morgan Wallen is back at the top of the charts this week, this time with his latest hit single, “Chasin’ You.”
The song reached the No.1 spot on both the Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase Country radio airplay charts this week, earning the rising superstar his third consecutive chart-topping single.
“Chasin’ You,” which was co-written by Wallen alongside Craig Wiseman and Jamie Moore, finds the superstar mulling over a previous relationship and reveals that although he’s with someone new, his old flame is still on his mind.
“Chasin’ you like a shot of whiskey/Burning going down, burning going down/ Chasin’ you like those goodbye taillights/ Heading west to anywhere out of this no where town/ Chasin’ that freedom, chasin’ that feeling that got gone too soon/ Chasin’ that you and me, I only see in my rear view/ Yeah I’m laying here tonight holding someone new/ Still chasin’ you, still chasin’ you,” he croons on the chorus.
“I remember the day we wrote this song,” Wallen recalls. “I had just moved to Nashville not even six months prior. I had never written with Craig or Jamie before, so I knew I needed to bring my A-game. They both made me feel comfortable and inspired. When writing the song I never imagined that it would be a #1 or that I’d be singing it in front of thousands of people. It’s crazy to think about what all has transpired in my life since that day. But that day spurred a song, relationships, and a confidence that has helped me tremendously this far in my career. Thank you to everyone on my team for believing in me since day one. From my managers, producer, agent, label, promo staff, publishers, and so many more. Thank you to Country radio for also believing in me and showing me support. I’ll never forget your kindness. We’re all chasin’ something it seems, with this song we were chasin’ a #1 — looks like we were blessed enough to catch it.”
The single follows the success of “Up Down” and “Whiskey Glasses,” and marks Wallen’s second No.1 as a songwriter – he previously penned Jason Aldean’s “You Make It Easy.”
Morgan Wallen is expected to release his highly-anticipated sophomore album later this year.
Lauren Jo Black
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.