Morgan Wallen To Make ‘Saturday Night Live’ Debut

Morgan Wallen will soon be able to check a major item off his bucket list as he has been confirmed…


Lauren Jo Black

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October 3, 2020


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Morgan Wallen will soon be able to check a major item off his bucket list as he has been confirmed as the musical guest on an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live.

The rising star will make his SNL debut as the musical guest on the October 10 episode of NBC’s late-night comedy showcase.

“SNL. Some Back Forty Boys on the Big Screen. GAHT,” Wallen wrote on Instagram when he announced his SNL appearance.

Several of his artist friends, including Cole Swindell and Thomas Rhett, congratulated him on the news.

“Enjoy that bro. One of the coolest things ever,” Rhett wrote.

2020 has been an incredible year for Wallen, who recently shattered streaming records with his song “7 Summers.”

His current single, “More Than My Hometown,” is making its way into the Top 10 at country radio this week and it showing no signs of slowing down.

The East Tennessee native is expected to release a double album in the coming months.

Saturday Night Live airs on NBC Saturdays at 11:30 pm ET.

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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.