Morgan Wallen Shatters Records With ‘7 Summers’

After releasing the fan-favorite track “7 Summers” on Friday (Aug. 14), Morgan Wallen shattered streaming records at both Apple Music…

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Lauren Jo Black

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August 19, 2020

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After releasing the fan-favorite track “7 Summers” on Friday (Aug. 14), Morgan Wallen shattered streaming records at both Apple Music and Spotify, solidifying his place as one of country music’s hottest rising stars.

“7 Summers” raked in a whopping 4.6 million stream on Apple Music, setting a new first-day record for a country song on the streaming platform. Additionally, the track debuted at No.3 on the Global Top 100 chart and topped the country songs charts in both the U.S. and Canada. The breezy tune landed behind Drake (feat. Lil Durk)’s “Laugh Now Cry Later” and Cardi B (feat. Megan Thee Stallion)’s viral “WAP.”

On Spotify, Wallen set the biggest all-time first-day record for a country track by a solo artist, with “7 Summers” climbing to No.3 on the U.S. all-genre Top 200 chart.

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Wallen 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.”

The success of “7 Summers” comes after Wallen celebrated another career milestone, reaching the top of Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with his debut album IF I KNOW ME 114 weeks after its release.

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, 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.