WATCH: Morgan Wallen Reacts After ‘Sand In My Boots’ Hits No.1 at Country Radio
“Y’all are the best fans in the world,” Wallen shared in a video message.
Morgan Wallen; Photo by John Shearer, Getty Images
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.
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.