Watch Morgan Wallen Surprise with Performance at Sold-Out Luke Bryan Concert in Nashville
Morgan Wallen surprised fans in Nashville on Friday (July 30) with an appearance at Luke Bryan’s sold-out, headlining show at…
Luke Bryan And Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy of Country Now
Morgan Wallen surprised fans in Nashville on Friday (July 30) with an appearance at Luke Bryan’s sold-out, headlining show at Bridgestone Arena.
Wallen was welcomed to the stage following special guest appearances by Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Jason Aldean.
“So a really good friend of ours is here backstage,” Aldean teased.
While Hubbard exclaimed, “It’s Nashville bro!”
“Do I need another tequila shot to get through this?” Bryan asked.
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Seconds later, Wallen entered the stage to a thunderous applause as fans showcased their excitement at the sight of the country superstar.
As Wallen took the stage, Hubbard, Aldean and Bryan embraced him with open arms as Aldean proclaimed, “Only in Nashville.”
The artists joined together for a toast before Wallen took centerstage on the catwalk.
“Hello Nashville, how y’all doin’ tonight,” Wallen asked.
After admitting he wasn’t sure what song to play, the Tennessee native said, “This song about staying true to yourself, and that’s been a really hard thing for me to do lately, but here I am.”
As he belted out the lyrics to his chart-topping hit, “More Than My Hometown,” fans erupted in cheers with a full-on sing along.
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Taking a moment to soak up the moment, Wallen put his hand over his heart as he looked out upon the sea of fans.
He then performed his breakout hit, “Whiskey Glasses,” as Hubbard, Aldean and Bryan watched on while seated on coolers on the catwalk.
Fans inside the arena continued to cheer loudly as the four artists joined forces to perform a collaborative rendition of Aldean’s smash hit, “She’s Country.”
Wallen was originally slated to appear as direct support on Bryan’s Proud To Be Right Here Right Here Tour, however he removed himself from the tour after a controversial video of him using a racial slur surfaced online.
His appearance comes just one week after his buzzed-about Good Morning America interview.
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.