WATCH: Morgan Wallen and ERNEST Thrill With Live Debut Of ‘Cowgirls’

Wallen returned to the stage with two new additions to his set list.

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Lauren Jo Black

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May 5, 2023

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Morgan Wallen, ERNEST; Photo via Instagram, Payton WIckizer

Morgan Wallen added two new songs to his set list on Thursday evening (May 4) at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, including “98 Braves” and “Cowgirls,” a collaboration with ERNEST.

In the midst of his One Night At A Time World Tour set, the superstar swapped out “Keith Whitley” with “‘98 Braves.”

The set list change-up was well received by fans as “‘98 Braves” is a favorite among his latest album. Written by John Byron, Josh Miller and Travis Wood, the song finds Wallen comparing a relationship to the Atlanta Braves’ 1998 season, where the team won 106 regular-season games but ultimately lost the World Series.

@samantha.nicole67

Morgan Wallen played ‘98 Braves tonight in Jacksonville!!! My heart is so happy 😭🫶🏻 #morganwallen #onethingatatime #morganwallentour #98braves #lastnight #jacksonville #vystararena

♬ original sound – sam

Later in the show, Wallen invited ERNEST to join him for the live debut of “Cowgirls,” a tune that was co-written by Rocky Block, Ashley Gorley, James Maddocks, ERNEST and Ryan Vojtesak.

@devo0503

When @morganwallen 🫶 the sweetest girls next to me in the pit!! Made their night! #longlivedcowgirls #morganwallen #morganwallentiktok #jacksonville #hesbaaaaack #fyp #wallentok #wallen #cowgirls

♬ original sound – Devin
@haileymk23

cowgirls live for the first time is everything i’ve ever wanted 🤠#morganwallen #ernest #onenightatatimetour

♬ original sound – Hailey

Following the concert, fans took to social media to share their excitement. 

“I’m dead Morgan sang both 98 Braves and Cowgirls last night even though neither were on his original set list 🥰,” one fan wrote on Twitter.

Another fan admitted being quite jealous that they didn’t get the chance to witness the performance. “They got ‘98 Braves’ nope jealously is a disease and I have it,. And ‘Cowgirls’ with ERNEST oh my God I’m beyond jealous.” 

Wallen is in the midst of a sold-out, three-show run in Florida. These shows mark his return to the stage following doctor-ordered vocal rest, which forced him to cancel his Mississippi concert and reschedule three additional shows.

“98 Braves” and “Cowgirls” appear on Morgan Wallen’s third studio album, One Thing At A Time, which arrived on March 3.

One Thing At A Time showcases Wallen’s wide range of musical influences as well as combines 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.

Morgan Wallen - One Thing At A Time Album Art
Morgan Wallen – One Thing At A Time Album Art

“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.”

Wallen is currently in the midst of the U.S. leg of his record-breaking One Night At A Time World Tour, which kicked off with two sold-out shows at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in April.

The One Night At A Time World Tour marks Wallen’s first-time ever headlining stadiums across the globe for multiple nights.

Morgan Wallen; Photo by David Lehr
Morgan Wallen; Photo by David Lehr

Marking one of the largest tours of 2023 so far and the biggest tour of Wallen’s career, the lengthy trek will visit 30 stadiums, plus arenas, amphitheaters and festivals to fans across four countries and two continents. 

The North American leg of the trek will wrap up on October 7 at Tacoma Dome in Washington.

The tour, which kicked off in March with shows in New Zealand and Australia, will return overseas this fall with stops in Canada before heading to The O2 in London on Dec. 3.

Morgan Wallen; Photo by David Lehr
Morgan Wallen; Photo by David Lehr

Produced by Live Nation, the trek will feature support from ERNEST and Bailey Zimmerman on all dates. HARDY and Parker McCollum will 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. Established in 2021, the foundation benefits causes near and dear to the superstar’s heart, including organizations such as Greater Good Music, Children Are People, the Salvation Army, and the National Museum of African American Music.

Additionally, Morgan Wallen will also perform at several festivals this summer such as Gulf Coast Jam, Carolina Country Music Fest, We Fest, Big Valley Jamboree, YQM Country Fest, and more.

Additionally, Wallen recently earned four nominations at the 2023 ACM Awards, including the coveted Entertainer Of The Year, Male Artist Of The Year, Song Of The Year (“Sand In My Boots”) and Artist-Songwriter Of The Year.

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Morgan Wallen’s Remaining U.S. Tour Dates

May

5 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre

6 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

18 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium*

19 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium*$  

20 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium*$

24 – Austin, TX – Moody Center

26 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park*#

June

1 – Atlanta, GA – Truist Park*$  

2 – Atlanta, GA – Truist Park*$

3 – Panama City Beach, FL – Gulf Coast Jam^

8 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

9 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

10 – Myrtle Beach, SC – Carolina Country Music Fest^

14 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park*&  

15 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park*#

17 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park*#

22 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field*#  

23 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field*$

27 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena

29 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field*#  

30 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field*#

Morgan Wallen; Photo by Ryan Smith
Morgan Wallen; Photo by Ryan Smith

July

6 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium*$  

7 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium*$

14 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park*#  

15 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park*#

19 – Phoenix, AZ – Chase Field*#  

20 – Phoenix, AZ – Chase Field*#

22 – Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium*#

August

3 – Detroit Lakes, MN – WE Fest^

11 – Columbus, OH – Ohio Stadium*%

12 – Columbus, OH – Ohio Stadium*#

16 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park*#

17 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park*# 

18 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park*$

September

2 – Washington, DC – FedEx Field*$

8 – Moline, IL – Vibrant Arena

9 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena

October

7 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome

Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy of David Lehr
Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy of David Lehr

Morgan Wallen 2023 International Tour Dates

August

5 – Camrose, AB – Big Valley Jamboree^

24 – Dieppe, NB – YQM Country Fest^

September

14 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage  

15 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage  

16 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage

18 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens

21 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre

22 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre

23 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre

28 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre

29 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre

30 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome

October

3 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena 

4 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

December

3 – London, UK – The O2~

* Stadium Dates

^ Festival Dates

# HARDY, ERNEST, Bailey Zimmerman

$ Parker McCollum, ERNEST, Bailey Zimmerman

& HARDY, Bailey Zimmerman

% Riley Green, ERNEST

+ HARDY, ERNEST

~ openers TBA

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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.