Morgan Wallen Shares First Glimpse of Post-Mullet Hairstyle, Fans React
Fans now know what Wallen has been hiding underneath his hat.
Morgan Wallen; Photo by David Lehr
In August, Morgan Wallen shocked fans when he shaved off signature mullet but what was underneath his baseball cap remained a mystery – until now.
Over the weekend, the chart-topping artist shared the first photo of his haircut, which has grown in nicely over the past 10 weeks. His new style is a bit more clean-cut than his signature mullet and he capped off the look with a fresh mustache.
“Good morning,” he captioned the photo, which was captured by David Lehr.
The post caught the attention of thousands and has raked in over 986,000 likes and more than 12,000 comments. A quick glance at the comments section will reveal a common theme with many fans comparing Wallen’s new look to that of a police officer.
“I feel like you’re about to ask for my license and registration,” one user wrote, while another shared, “Bro is gonna ask people to step out of the car.”
Several artists also chimed in to the conversation. “Fresh outta tasers,” ERNEST quipped.
Others, including Wallen’s friends and tour mates, compared Wallen’s look to Tom Cruise’s Top Gun character LT Pete “Maverick” Mitchell.
“Big top gun vibes,” wrote Bailey Zimmerman, while HARDY shared, “Talk to me Goose.”
10th No.1 Single
Wallen unveiled his new look on social media just after earning his 10th career No.1 at country radio with “Thinkin’ Bout Me.” The song claimed the top spot on the Billboard Country Airplay chart on Friday.
As reported by Country radio insider, Chris Owen, “Thinkin’ Bout Me” secured its place at No.1 just nine weeks after it entered the Top 30. The post-breakup anthem was co-written by John Byron, Ashley Gorley, Taylor Phillips, and Ryan Vojtesak and appears on Wallen’s latest album, the 36-track One Thing At A Time.
Throughout the song, Wallen sends a message to an ex questioning if he’s still on her mind, despite the fact that she’s moved on with someone new.
“When you’re tastin’ what he’s drinkin’, are you thinkin’ ’bout me?/ When you’re ridin’ where he’s drivin’, are you missin’ my street?/ Every time you close your eyes, tell me, who do you see?/ When you’re tastin’ what he’s drinkin’, are you thinkin’ bout me?/ Comin’ over tonight, wish that truck in your drive was mine/ Just like you know it’s supposed to be/ When you’re up in his bed, am I up in your head?/ Making you crazy, tell me, baby, are you thinkin’ ’bout me?/ Are you thinkin’ ’bout, are you thinkin’ ’bout/ When you’re tastin’ what he’s drinkin’, are you thinkin’ ’bout me?,” he sings over electronic beats and heavy bass.
With his newly minted chart-topper, Wallen has now spent 13 weeks at No.1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart this year, according to Owen. Since last October, he has sat at No.1 for a whipping 22 weeks, marking the most weeks ever at No.1 on that chart for a solo artist in a single year.
The chart-topping success of “Thinkin’ Bout Me” follows “Last Night,” which hit No.1 in May. This was his fastest-rising No. 1 to-date (with just 11 weeks) and the fastest-charting No. 1 since 2015.
Time Off The Road
Morgan Wallen is currently on a break from his wildly successful One NIght at at Time World Tour. Over the weekend, he participated in his friend Cody’s wedding and shared a snapshot from the ceremony on Instagram.
“Congrats to one of my best friends Cody and his beautiful bride Gacie on an amazing wedding,” he wrote, “Truly grateful to be a part of it.”
He’ll return to the stage for back-to-back nights at Atlanta’s Truist Park on November 10 and November 11 before wrapping the U.S. dates of his 2023 touring schedule up in Texas with shows in Austin (November 16) and Houston (November 18). The East Tennessee native’s final show of the year will take place on December 3 at the O2 in London.
In 2024, the current CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee will kick things back into high gear with the extension of his One Night At A Time World Tour. The newly announced dates begin in April at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
A rotating lineup of guests including Bailey Zimmerman, Jelly Roll, Jon Pardi, Lainey Wilson, Nate Smith, Bryan Martin, Lauren Watkins and Ella Langley will join Wallen on select dates of the tour.
Fans were surprised with the news of the newly added dates when Wallen shared a comical video announcement featuring the Manning brothers, Peyton Manning and Eli Manning.
“Thank y’all for an insanely fun and fulfilling 2023 tour,” Wallen shared in a statement in conjunction with the news. “It was impossible for me to hit every stadium that I wanted to in 2023, so we’re gonna keep this tour going in 2024. See y’all out there!”
Additional information regarding tickets can be found via Wallen’s official website.
Morgan Wallen Tour Dates:
Fri, Nov 10 // Atlanta, GA // Truist Park* $ % +
Sat, Nov 11 // Atlanta, GA // Truist Park* $ & %
Thurs, Nov 16 // Austin, TX // Moody Center % @
Sat, Nov 18 // Houston, TX // Minute Maid Park* # @
Sun, Dec. 3 // London, UK // The O2 > %
Thurs, April 4, 2024 // Indianapolis, IN // Lucas Oil Stadium* % @ !
Fri, April 5, 2024 // Indianapolis, IN // Lucas Oil Stadium* % @ !
Sat, April 20, 2024 // Oxford, MS // Vaught-Hemingway Stadium* % @ !
Sun, April 28, 2024 // Indio, CA // Stagecoach ^
Thurs, May 2, 2024 // Nashville, TN // Nissan Stadium* % @ !
Fri, May 3, 2024 // Nashville, TN // Nissan Stadium* TBA @ !
Sat, May 4, 2024 // Nashville, TN // Nissan Stadium* TBA @ !
Thurs, May 9, 2024 // Hershey, PA // Hersheypark Stadium* & !
Sat, May 11, 2024 // Philadelphia, PA // Citizens Bank Park* $ & !
Fri, May 17, 2024 // East Rutherford, NJ // MetLife Stadium* $ & @
Sat, May 18, 2024 // East Rutherford, NJ // MetLife Stadium* $ & @
Sun, June 2, 2024 // Panama City Beach, FL // Gulf Coast Jam ^
Thurs, June 6, 2024 // Virginia Beach, VA // Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach & !
Fri, June 7, 2024 // Virginia Beach, VA // Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach & !
Sat, June 8, 2024 // Myrtle Beach, SC // Carolina Country Music Festival ^
Thurs, June 20, 2024 // Minneapolis, MN // U.S. Bank Stadium* % @ =
Fri, June 21, 2024 // Minneapolis, MN // U.S. Bank Stadium* % @ =
Thurs, June 27, 2024 // Denver, CO // Empower Field at Mile High* – @ =
Fri, June 28, 2024 // Denver, CO // Empower Field at Mile High* – @ =
Thurs, July 11, 2024 // Tampa, FL // Raymond James Stadium* ~ @ =
Fri, July 12, 2024 // Tampa, FL // Raymond James Stadium* ~ @ =
Thurs, July 18, 2024 // Charlotte, NC // Bank of America Stadium* % @ =
Fri, July 19, 2024 // Charlotte, NC // Bank of America Stadium* % @ =
Thurs, July 25, 2024 // Arlington, TX // AT&T Stadium* ~ @ =
Fri, July 26, 2024 // Arlington, TX // AT&T Stadium* * @ =
Thurs, Aug 1, 2024 // Kansas City, MO // GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium* ? @ <
Fri, Aug 2, 2024 // Kansas City, MO // GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium* % @ <
Thurs, Aug 8, 2024 // Las Vegas, NV // Allegiant Stadium* ~ @ <
Fri, Aug 9, 2024 // Las Vegas, NV // Allegiant Stadium* % @ <
* Stadium Dates
^ Festival Dates
> Larry Fleet
< Ella Langley
+ Dylan Marlowe
= Bryan Martin
$ Parker McCollum
~ Jelly Roll
– Jon Pardi
@ Nate Smith
! Lauren Watkins
? Lainey Wilson
% Bailey Zimmerman
* Very Special Texas Guest
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.