Morgan Wallen Shares The Story Behind His Smash Hit, ‘7 Summers’

Morgan Wallen is letting fans in on the real story behind his song, “7 Summers.” The rising star recently took…


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October 13, 2020


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Morgan Wallen is letting fans in on the real story behind his song, “7 Summers.”

The rising star recently took part in the Genius “Verified” series and shared the song’s official lyrics and meaning.

In the just-released clip, Wallen recalls the day he co-wrote the song with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne and explains how his East Tennessee upbringing played a role in crafting the song’s lyrics.

Wallen also opens up about how an ex-girlfriend inspired several lines in the song.

Click below to watch.

“7 Summers” was an instant hit among Wallen’s fanbase, however the singer/songwriter says he initially wasn’t sure if the track would make the cut for his upcoming sophomore album. Fans quickly helped him make that decision after he shared a snippet of the song on social media.

“‘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 previously 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.”

“7 Summers” shattered records upon its release and now has 43 million streams on Spotify to date.

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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.