Morgan Wallen’s Heartwarming ‘Thought You Should Know’ Music Video Amasses Over 8 Million Views

Fans can’t get enough of Morgan Wallen’s latest music video.


Madeleine O’Connell

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January 19, 2023

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Morgan Wallen; Photo via YouTube

Morgan Wallen recently released the music video for his chart-climbing hit, “Thought You Should Know,” and it’s a sweet tribute to his mother.

While the video has been out since Thanksgiving, it continues to capture fans’ attention with its heartwarming storyline. The video has amassed over 8 million views on YouTube.

The country star took to social media to announce the release of the clip and share how he brought this track to life. In his caption, Wallen also showed his gratitude towards those around him, including his mom, Leslie, who inspired the song and music video. 

“Hope y’all have a Happy Thanksgiving,” Wallen wrote on social media at the time. “Wanted to remind y’all how grateful I am for you, for my family, my mama and our good Lord. Y’all have really made this a special year for me…”

The post was paired with scenes from the sentimental music video, which opens with footage from one of Wallen’s birthday celebrations as a child. He’s being held by his mom, Leslie, and smiling from ear to ear as those in attendance gather to sing “Happy Birthday.” In between clips from his childhood, Wallen is filmed on a simple set that allows the focus to be on him and his guitar as he sings the heartfelt track.

At the very end, viewers see Wallen get up from his stool to meet his mom as she joins him on the set. They share a precious mother/song moment as they embrace in a loving hug. 


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The East Tennessee native first released “Thought You Should Know” on Mother’s Day after teasing it for several months.

“This one’s for you mama. I know it didn’t always seem like those prayers were getting through. I Hope this song is a testament to the fact that they did,” Wallen wrote on social media upon the song’s release. “Still your only damn son, Morgan”

The tender track, co-written by Wallen alongside Miranda Lambert and Nicolle Galyon, comes in the form of a phone call to his mom as Wallen gives her a bit of reassurance in sharing his update on the current stage of his life. 

“I thought you should know / That all those prayers you thought you wasted on me / Must’ve finally made their way on through / I thought you should know / I got me a new girl down there in Jefferson City, and /She lets me fish whenever I want to / Yeah, I’m still proud of where I came from / Still your only damn son / Can you believe I’m on the radio? / Just thought you should know, thought you should know, thought you should know,” Wallen sings in the chorus. 

His touching lyrics captured the hearts of fans and upon its release on November 7, “Thought You Should Know” made a major impact at country radio. He received a whopping 64 first-week adds and 82 overall.

The track currently sits in the Top 5 on the Mediabase Country Airplay charts.

Morgan Wallen, Lesli Wallen; Photo by Getty Images for ACM
Morgan Wallen, Lesli Wallen; Photo by Getty Images for ACM

Wallen wrapped up his massive tour 2022 last fall, but there was no lull in excitement for fans because not long after, he revealed news of his next headlining trek and details surrounding his new music. 

He not only announced his 2023 One Night At A Time World Tour, but also released a three-song collection, called One Thing At A Time – Sampler.

Morgan Wallen One Thing At A Time - Sampler
Morgan Wallen One Thing At A Time – Sampler

The songs featured on the project include “One Thing At A Time,” “Days That End In Why,” and the previously teased tune, “Tennessee Fan.”

Morgan Wallen’s 2023 world tour is set to kick off on February 15 in Auckland, NZ, and continue through 4 countries and 2 continents with support from ERNEST and Bailey Zimmerman on all dates as well as HARDY and Parker McCollum on select dates.

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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.