Morgan Wallen Ties Luke Bryan’s ‘Strip It Down’ Chart Record As ‘Last Night’ Hits No.1

This marks Wallen’s ninth No.1 single.

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Lauren Jo Black

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May 6, 2023

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Morgan Wallen; Photo by John Shearer via Morgan Wallen Instagram

Morgan Wallen scored his ninth No. 1 single at Country radio with “Last Night,” a track from his 36-track third studio album, One Thing At A Time.

The song claimed the top spot on the Billboard Country Airplay chart just 7 weeks after it was officially sent to radio and 11 weeks after its release. According to Billboard, this is the fastest climb to No.1 since 2015 when Luke Bryan ruled the chart with “Strip It Down.” 

The news comes after Wallen earned his 8th No.1 with “Thought You Should Know” just 11 weeks prior. This allows Wallen to tie another record with Bryan, marking the quickest time to acquire two No.1s by a single artist since Bryan topped the charts with “Kick The Dust Up” and “Strip It Down” in 2015.   

Co-written by John Byron, Ashley Gorley, Jacob Kasher Hindlin and Ryan Vojtesak, “Last Night” was an instant hit upon the release of the album. The track details an alcohol-induced arugment between a couple. 

“I know that last night we let the liquor talk/ I can’t remember everything we said but we said it all/ You told me that you wish I was somebody you never met/ But baby, baby somethin’s tellin’ me this ain’t over yet/ No way it was our last night/ No way it was our last night,” Wallen sings on the chorus.

Morgan Wallen launched his infamous acoustic series, dubbed One Record At A Time Sessions, with a stripped-down performance of “Last Night” in February. 

Directed by Justin Clough and filmed at Skyway Studios, the clip features Wallen delivering a laid-back performance of the fan-favorite hit. The video finds Wallen performing the tune alongside his touring band in a rehearsal space as they prepared for the One Night At A Time World Tour. 

“Last Night” appears on Wallen’s new album, One Thing At A Time, which arrived on March 3.

One Thing At A Time showcases Wallen’s wide range of musical influences as well as combines his love for country, rock, and hip-hop.

Morgan Wallen - One Thing At A Time Album Art
Morgan Wallen – One Thing At A Time Album Art

The project features 36 tracks, including duets with Eric Church, HARDY and ERNEST. Wallen’s sister Ashlyne also makes an appearance on the project, singing harmonies on the song titled “Outlook.” He also pays tribute to his son, Indigo (Indie) Wilder Wallen, on the project with the tune “Dying Man,” which he often dedicates to Indie during his live concerts.

“This record represents the last few years of my life, the highs and the lows,” Wallen previously shared in a statement. “It also brings together the musical influences that have shaped me as an artist – country, alternative and hip-hop.”

Wallen is currently in the midst of the U.S. leg of his record-breaking One Night At A Time World Tour, which kicked off with two sold-out shows at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in April.

Morgan Wallen; Photo by David Lehr
Morgan Wallen; Photo by David Lehr

The One Night At A Time World Tour marks Wallen’s first-time ever headlining stadiums across the globe for multiple nights.

Marking one of the largest tours of 2023 so far and the biggest tour of Wallen’s career, the lengthy trek will visit 30 stadiums, plus arenas, amphitheaters and festivals to fans across four countries and two continents. 

The North American leg of the trek will wrap up on October 7 at Tacoma Dome in Washington.

The tour, which kicked off in March with shows in New Zealand and Australia, will return overseas this fall with stops in Canada before heading to The O2 in London on Dec. 3.

HARDY, Morgan Wallen; Photo by David Lehr
HARDY, Morgan Wallen; Photo by David Lehr

Produced by Live Nation, the trek will feature support from ERNEST and Bailey Zimmerman on all dates. HARDY and Parker McCollum will also appear on select dates.

In an effort to give back to those in need, Wallen will donate $3 of every ticket sold on the U.S. dates to The Morgan Wallen Foundation. Established in 2021, the foundation benefits causes near and dear to the superstar’s heart, including organizations such as Greater Good Music, Children Are People, the Salvation Army, and the National Museum of African American Music.

Additionally, Morgan Wallen will also perform at several festivals this summer such as Gulf Coast Jam, Carolina Country Music Fest, We Fest, Big Valley Jamboree, YQM Country Fest, and more.

Additionally, Wallen recently earned four nominations at the 2023 ACM Awards, including the coveted Entertainer Of The Year, Male Artist Of The Year, Song Of The Year (“Sand In My Boots”) and Artist-Songwriter Of The Year. The country hitmaker is also set to perform at the awards show.

Morgan Wallen; Photo by John Shearer
Morgan Wallen; Photo by John Shearer

Morgan Wallen’s Remaining U.S. Tour Dates

​​May

6 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

18 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium*

19 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium*$  

20 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium*$

24 – Austin, TX – Moody Center

26 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park*#

June

1 – Atlanta, GA – Truist Park*$  

2 – Atlanta, GA – Truist Park*$

3 – Panama City Beach, FL – Gulf Coast Jam^

8 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

9 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

10 – Myrtle Beach, SC – Carolina Country Music Fest^

14 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park*&  

15 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park*#

17 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park*#

22 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field*#  

23 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field*$

27 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena

29 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field*#  

30 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field*#

Morgan Wallen; Photo by David Lehr
Morgan Wallen; Photo by David Lehr

July

6 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium*$  

7 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium*$

14 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park*#  

15 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park*#

19 – Phoenix, AZ – Chase Field*#  

20 – Phoenix, AZ – Chase Field*#

22 – Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium*#

August

3 – Detroit Lakes, MN – WE Fest^

11 – Columbus, OH – Ohio Stadium*%

12 – Columbus, OH – Ohio Stadium*#

16 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park*#

17 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park*# 

18 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park*$

September

2 – Washington, DC – FedEx Field*$

8 – Moline, IL – Vibrant Arena

9 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena

October

7 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome

Morgan Wallen 2023 International Tour Dates

August

5 – Camrose, AB – Big Valley Jamboree^

24 – Dieppe, NB – YQM Country Fest^

September

14 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage  

15 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage  

16 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage

18 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens

21 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre

22 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre

23 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre

28 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre

29 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre

30 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome

October

3 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena 

4 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

December

3 – London, UK – The O2~

* Stadium Dates

^ Festival Dates

# HARDY, ERNEST, Bailey Zimmerman

$ Parker McCollum, ERNEST, Bailey Zimmerman

& HARDY, Bailey Zimmerman

% Riley Green, ERNEST

+ HARDY, ERNEST

~ openers TBA

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