Morgan Wallen’s Triple Win At People’s Choice Country Awards Unmentioned During Broadcast
The awards were fan-voted.
Morgan Wallen; Photo by Ryan Smith
Morgan Wallen took home three of the biggest awards of the evening at the 2023 People’s Choice Country Awards on Thursday (Sept. 28).
While the People’s Choice Country Awards didn’t air Wallen’s award wins during the broadcast, the country superstar took home a trio of the most prestigious honors of the night, including The People’s Artists of 2023, The Album of 2023 (One Thing At A Time) and The Concert Tour of 2023 (One Night At A Time World Tour). All of the awards were fan-voted.
Trio Of Wins
Currently On Tour
The “Last Night” singer is currently in Canada in the midst of his record-breaking, and now award-winning, One Night At A Time World Tour, so he was unable to attend the ceremony.
Morgan Wallen was the most-nominated artist at the event with 11 nods.
Added 10 New Stadium Dates
Wallen recently added 10 new stadium shows to the One Night At A Time World Tour. With only 11 shows left on the 2023 leg of his tour and fans demanding more, the country superstar revealed on Tuesday morning (Sept. 26) that he will be extending the tour with nearly a dozen new stadium dates in 2024.
“Thank y’all for an insanely fun and fulfilling 2023 tour,” Wallen shared. “It was impossible for me to hit every stadium that I wanted to in 2023, so we’re gonna keep this tour going in 2024. See y’all out there!”
Bailey Zimmerman, Jelly Roll, Jon Pardi, Lainey Wilson, Nate Smith, Bryan Martin, Lauren Watkins and Ella Langley will serve as support on select dates of the newly added shows.
Tickets for One Night At A Time 2024 will be using advance registration to ensure more tickets get into the hands of fans directly by helping to filter out bots from the ticket purchase process. Fans can register now through Sunday, Oct. 1 at 11:59 PM PT HERE. Once registration closes, fans will be randomly selected to receive a day/time of the presale along with a code that grants them access to the presale. Fans who previously purchased tickets for the canceled Oxford show on Saturday, April 23, 2023 will have access to an early presale. Details will be sent directly to ticket holders via email.
The tour will also offer a variety of different VIP packages and experiences for fans to take their concert experience to the next level. Packages vary but may include premium tickets, a guided backstage tour, group photo on the stage, invitation to the Morgan Wallen VIP Lounge, VIP-exclusive gift item & more. For more information, visit vipnation.com.
The newly announced dates come as Wallen continues to embark on the first leg of the tour, which kicked off overseas in March of 2023 before making its way to the United States in April. Produced by Live Nation, the U.S. leg of the trek began with back-to-back nights at Milwaukee’s American Family Field.
The One Night At A Time World Tour marks Wallen’s first time ever headlining stadiums across the globe for multiple nights. The trek marks one of the largest tours of 2023 and is visiting stadiums, arenas, amphitheaters, and festivals across four countries and two continents.
The first leg of the massive outing features support from ERNEST and Bailey Zimmerman on all dates. HARDY and Parker McCollum 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.
The tour comes in support of Wallen’s latest album, One Thing At A Time, which has quickly become one of the most popular albums of 2023. The project arrived on March 3 and made its debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, where it remained for 12 consecutive weeks; the most at the top for a Country album in over 30 years.
One Thing At A Time currently remains in the top 10 alongside his 6x platinum ACM Album of the Year, Dangerous: The Double Album, which has become Billboard’s longest-running Top 10 album in history for a solo artist.
One Thing At A Time showcases Wallen’s wide range of musical influences as well as combining his love for country, rock and hip-hop.
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.”
People’s Choice Country Awards
The first-ever People’s Choice Country Awards took place at the iconic Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday (Sept. 28).
Throughout the show, awards for 12 categories were given out, including People’s Artist of 2023, Male Artist of 2023, Female Artist of 2023, Group/Duo of 2023, New Artist of 2023, Social Country Star of 2023, Song of 2023, Collaboration Song of 2023, Crossover Song of 2023, Album of 2023, Music Video of 2023 and Concert Tour of 2023.
Toby Keith was honored with the Country Icon Award, which was presented to him by Blake Shelton. Wynonna Judd was also celebrated with the Country Champion Award, given to her by Brothers Osborne.
The coveted awards show also featured performances from Blake Shelton, Carly Pearce, Dan + Shay, HARDY, Jelly Roll, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Toby Keith, Wynonna Judd and more.
Adam Doleac, Blake Shelton, Brothers Osborne, Carly Pearce, Chris Young, Dustin Lynch, Gabby Barrett, Hunter Hayes, Jessie James Decker, Josh Ross, Kameron Marlowe, Kristin Cavallari, Lady A, Lauren Alaina, Leanne Morgan, Mickey Guyton, Nikki Garcia, Scotty McCreery and The War And Treaty were also on hand to present.
Little Big Town was the host of the show. “We are honored to host the inaugural ‘People’s Choice Country Awards,’ especially on one of our most beloved stages in the entire world,” the group previously shared in a press release. “We look forward to welcoming so many of our talented peers to take the Opry stage for this magical night of music.”
The 2023 People’s Choice Country Awards’ aired live on NBC and Peacock on September 28 at 8/7c simultaneously on NBC and Peacock.
The livestream also aired on Peacock, PCA Twitter, NBC Twitter/Facebook/YouTube, TODAY All Day/Twitter, E! News Twitter/Facebook/YouTube/E!Online, Access Twitter/YouTube, and Circle TV Network and Circle social platforms, featuring red carpet arrivals, backstage chats and more.
Lauren Jo Black
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.