Morgan Wallen is sitting at the top of the country radio charts for the first time since November of 2020.
“Sand In My Boots,” Wallen‘s latest radio single, reached the top spot on the Mediabase chart this week and upon hearing the news, the East Tennessee native took to social media to share a heartfelt message with fans.
“Sup y’all, ‘Sand In My Boots’ is No. 1 at Country music radio,” Wallen’s message to fans began. “So, I just wanted to say thanks, you know? You guys are the best. I’ve said it before, I’ve said it a lot actually, that y’all are the best fans in the world and I don’t just say that to say it. I really mean it.”
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Wallen went on to share his gratitude for fans as they have been “really, really important” to him in recent months.
“You have always been [important] but I feel like I’ve really started to value you guys more, each and every day,” he shared. “So, thank you for really latching on to my music, to my craft, to my art… it means a lot.”
Before wrapping up, Wallen turned his attention to country radio programmers and gave them a shout-out for supporting his music.
“I also want to say thank you to country radio for jumping aboard with this song and for making it possible for a lot of people to hear a song, some who wouldn’t of heard it otherwise,” he said. ”You know, it’s always really exciting to have a No. 1, it’s a cool experience. I just wanted to say thank you guys, it means a lot to me.”
While Wallen didn’t have a hand in writing “Sand In My Boots” (it was co-written by HARDY, Josh Osborne and Ashley Gorley), he said the record has been a special one to him “from day one” and admitted it was “cool” to see that fans felt the same way about the song.
“Sand In My Boots” is Wallen’s fifth No.1 single at country radio. The track appears on his record-breaking sophomore project, Dangerous: The Double Album.
The country hitmaker is currently in the midst of his The Dangerous Tour in support of the project and is set to bring the show to Columbia, South Carolina (Feb. 24), Savannah, GA (Feb. 25) and Greenville, SC (Feb. 26) this week.