Remember When Morgan Wallen Covered a Florida Georgia Line Song On ‘The Voice?’

Morgan Wallen is well on his way to becoming one of country music’s next mega superstars, but many fans may…

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Lauren Jo Black

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August 23, 2020

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Morgan Wallen is well on his way to becoming one of country music’s next mega superstars, but many fans may not realize that the East Tennessee native appeared on NBC’s The Voice before making it big in Nashville.

In 2014, his mom signed him up to compete on The Voice and little did he know, the experience would be a life-changing moment.

“I didn’t even know what The Voice was,” Wallen previously told People of the show. “That whole experience kind of kick-started me a little bit.”

During his stint on season six of The Voice, Wallen competed on Team Usher before joining Team Adam later in the show. He was eliminated from the competition during the “playoff” round and while his time was cut short, Wallen admits he’s glad that his time on the show ended when it did.

“I’m thankful for that time. I’m thankful for how it all turned out,” he shared. “And honestly, I’m thankful that I didn’t win because it gave me a chance to take a couple years after that show and really figure out who I was as an artist and get the right team around me. When I got there, I had no clue what I was doing.”

Wallen performed Florida Georgia Line’s “Stay” the night he was eliminated from the show. While the performance didn’t advance him in the competition, the singer/songwriter did go on to do great things. In fact, just three years later, he released “Up Down,” a duet with Florida Georgia Line, and it went on to become his first No.1 single.

Now, he has a handful of chart-topping singles under his belt and his latest release, “7 Summers,” is shattering streaming records.

It’s safe to say that Wallen is doing just fine even though he didn’t win The Voice.

Click above to re-live his performance of Florida Georgia Line’s “Stay.”

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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 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.