Morgan Wallen Wraps Record-Breaking Dangerous Tour, Earns 7th No. 1 With ‘You Proof’
Wallen played to a whopping 839,704 fans throughout the trek.
Morgan Wallen at Arlington’s Globe Life Field; Photo by David Lehr
It’s no secret that 2022 has been a game-changing year for Morgan Wallen. He’s broken records with both his latest full-length project, Dangerous: The Double Album, and his eight-month tour in support of the album.
Wallen’s most recent achievement is seeing his song “You Proof” become his fastest-rising chart-topper to date. It spent 17 weeks climbing the Billboard Country Airplay chart and took the top spot only 12 weeks after its official add date to country radio.
On Monday (Oct. 10), Country Radio Insider, Chris Owen took to Twitter to share the news about Wallen’s addicting track hitting the top spot on the charts and adding another No. 1 to his triumphant resume.
“’You Proof’ by @MorganWallen is the #1 song on Billboard Country Airplay this week. Morgan’s 7th career number one at country radio. 17 weeks on Billboard Country Airplay; 12 weeks from its impact date. Morgan’s fastest rise to number one so far.”
This song quickly became a fan favorite after the East Tennessee native first shared a snippet on social media ahead of its release. The clip has amassed over 1.8 million streams since he initially teased it. On Friday, May 13, he finally dropped the full version and fans took a liking to it just as quickly as they did with the short audio clip.
“You Proof” is among Wallen’s recent releases that were not featured on his remarkably successful 2021 Dangerous album. This project produced several No. 1’s including his multi-week hit “Wasted On You,” “7 Summers,” and “More Than My Hometown,” and “Sand in My Boots.”
Each of these songs has grown in popularity even more since they’ve been added to the set for his headlining stint, which he just concluded on Saturday (Oct. 8).
The tour launched in February at the famed Madison Square Garden and took Wallen across the country, breaking attendance records and selling out 11 of the venues faster than any other act.
While each stop on the road had its own highlight moments, Wallen reached a career milestone during his latest performance. He once again set a new attendance record as he took the stage of the at-capacity Globe Life Field for his first headlining stadium show, which topped acts including Elton John and Lady Gaga.
“This is a special night for me, my band and crew,” Wallen said as he looked out into the sea of fans, taking in the fact that they all came to experience his talent live in person.
“We started out rehearsing in one of my buddy’s mom’s basements…and this is not quite a basement,” the singer/songwriter joked.
“Flower Shops” singer ERNEST joined Morgan Wallen as a special guest, filling in for fellow country star HARDY who has been taking some time off to recover from a recent bus accident with his crew. Both members of the friendship trio explained that they’re excited to have HARDY rejoin them on stage again once he is able to.
Between all the stops he made on his 55-date tour, Wallen sold a total of 839,704 Tickets. After all the success he saw with this trek, his new music, and the awards and nominations he’s racked up, this will be a hard year for the “Whiskey Glasses” singer to top.
Morgan Wallen is next slated to take the stage on Oct. 22 when he makes his way to Kissimmee, FL for Country Thunder.
Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.