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Morgan Wallen

Morgan Wallen

American country musician
Morgan Wallen
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American country musician
Is Singer Country musician Songwriter
From United States of America
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 13 May 1993, Sneedville, Hancock County, Tennessee, USA
Age 27 years
Star sign TaurusTaurus
Genre:
Country music
Instruments:
Voice
Audio
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The details

Biography

Morgan Cole Wallen (born May 13, 1993) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He is signed to Big Loud Records and has released five singles: "The Way I Talk", "Up Down", which features Florida Georgia Line, "Whiskey Glasses", "Chasin' You", and "More Than My Hometown".

Early life

Wallen was born in Sneedville, Tennessee. His father was a Baptist pastor and as a child, Wallen took piano and violin lessons. He was offered a scholarship to play baseball in college, but after an injury, chose to pursue music instead.

Career

2014: The Voice

In 2014, Wallen competed on season 6 of The Voice, initially as part of Usher's team and later Adam Levine's team. He was eliminated during the Playoffs.

Stage Song Original artist Date Order Result
Blind Audition "Collide" Howie Day March 4, 2014 4.2 Shakira and Usher turned
Joined Team Usher
Battles, Round 1 "Hey Brother" Avicii March 18, 2014 9.5 Saved by Coach
Battles, Round 2 "Story of My Life" One Direction April 1, 2014 15.4 Defeated
Stolen by Adam Levine
Playoffs "Stay" Florida Georgia Line April 14, 2014 18.9 Eliminated

2015: Panacea Records and Stand Alone EP

During Wallen's stint on The Voice, he began working with Sergio Sanchez of Atom Smash who introduced him to Bill Ray and Paul Trust of Panacea Records. In 2015, Wallen signed to Panacea records and recorded a catalogue of songs that resulted in the five song EP Stand Alone. During these recording sessions, Wallen met Dominic Frost (guitar), Mark "Taco" Annino (drums), and Luke "Cowboy" Rice (bass) who became part of his touring band. Stand Alone was released on August 24th, 2015 with "Spin You Around" being Wallen's debut single under Panacea Records. Also during 2015, Wallen began working with Dirk Hemsath of Hard 8 Working Group Management who later got Wallen into contact with Big Loud Records.

2016–present: Big Loud Records and If I Know Me

In late 2016, Wallen signed to Big Loud Records, a label owned by record producer Joey Moi. He released his debut single "The Way I Talk" soon afterward. In addition, he co-wrote the A Thousand Horses single "Preachin' to the Choir". In April 2017, Wallen released a music video for "The Way I Talk". He also joined Florida Georgia Line for set dates on their Dig Your Roots Tour. Wallen co-wrote the single "You Make It Easy" by Jason Aldean.

On April 27, 2018, Wallen released his debut album, If I Know Me. The second single from the album, "Up Down", was recorded with Florida Georgia Line. According to Wallen, he and Florida Georgia Line got together as they knew each other, and when FGL heard the single, they became interested in a collaboration. The album's third single "Whiskey Glasses" released to country radio on July 30, 2018. It reached at number one on the Country Airplay in June 2019. Wallen joined Florida Georgia Line on their Can't Say I Ain't Country Tour in 2019. Wallen also made a short appearance on the December 3, 2018 episode of WWE Raw. "Whiskey Glasses" went on to become the year-end number one song on country radio for 2019. Wallen released "Chasin' You" to country radio as the fourth single from If I Know Me in July 2019.. On May 27 2020 Wallen released "More Than My Hometown" to country radio as the lead single to his upcoming second studio album due in 2020.

In August 2020, If I Know Me reached #1 on the Top Country Albums chart after a record-breaking 114 weeks.

Personal life

In May 2020, Wallen was arrested outside Kid Rock's bar in downtown Nashville for public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Wallen apologized stating he and his friends "didn't mean any harm". On July 10, 2020 Wallen welcomed a son named Indigo “Indie” Wilder with ex fiance Katie Smith.

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
US Country
USIndie
AUS
CAN
If I Know Me
  • Release date: April 27, 2018
  • Label: Big Loud
  • Format: CD, vinyl, digital download, streaming
18 1
1 53 31
  • US: 50,700
  • RIAA: Gold

Extended plays

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country
Stand Alone
  • Release date: August 24th, 2015
  • Label: Panacea Records
  • Format: Digital download
The Way I Talk
  • Release date: July 29, 2016
  • Label: Big Loud Mountain
  • Format: Digital download
Morgan Wallen
  • Release date: January 12, 2018
  • Label: Big Loud Mountain
  • Format: Digital download
45
  • US: 1,300
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles

As lead artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Certifications Album
US
US Country
US Country Airplay
CAN Country
CAN
"The Way I Talk" 2016 35 30 50
  • US: 98,000
  • RIAA: Platinum
  • MC: Gold
If I Know Me
"Up Down"
(featuring Florida Georgia Line)
2017 49 5 1 1 89
  • US: 333,000
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum
  • MC: 2× Platinum
"Whiskey Glasses" 2018 17 1 1 1 44
  • US: 391,000
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum
  • MC: 3× Platinum
"Chasin' You" 2019 16 2 1 1 44
  • US: 57,000
  • RIAA: Platinum
  • MC: Platinum
"More Than My Hometown" 2020 61 12 25 46 41 * MC: Gold TBA
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

As featured artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Certifications Album
US
US Country
US Adult Pop
USPop
AUS
CAN
"Heartless"
(Diplo presents Thomas Wesley
featuring Morgan Wallen
or with Julia Michaels)
2019 39 10 37 22 99 62
  • US: 73,000
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum
  • MC: Platinum
Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley, Chapter 1: Snake Oil

Promotional singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Certifications Album
US Bubbling
US Country
CAN Digital
"Cover Me Up" 2019 25 35
  • US: 45,000
  • RIAA: Gold
  • MC: Gold
Non-album single
"This Bar" 29 47
  • MC: Gold
TBA
"7 Summers" 2020 To be released

Other charted songs

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Country
"Talkin' Tennessee" 2020 44 If I Know Me

Music videos

Year Video Director Producer
2017 "The Way I Talk" TK McKamy Joel Hartz
"Up Down" Justin Clough
2018 "Not Good at Not" Paul Miller
"Whiskey Glasses" Justin Clough
2019 "Chasin' You"
"Whatcha Know 'Bout That"
"Whiskey Glasses" Joe DeMaio
"Happy Hour"
"Heartless" Brandon Dermer Jonas Dolkart
"Cover Me Up" Justin Clough Ben Skipworth
2020 "Heartless" Brandon Dermer

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominated Work Result Ref.
2019 CMT Music Awards Breakthrough Video of the Year "Whiskey Glasses" Nominated
Country Music Association Awards New Artist of the Year Himself Nominated
2020 Academy of Country Music Awards New Male Artist of the Year Himself Pending

Tours

Headlining

  • If I Know Me Tour (2019)
  • Whiskey Glasses Roadshow (2020)

Supporting

  • Dig Your Roots Tour (2016) with Florida Georgia Line
  • Smooth Tour (2017) with Florida Georgia Line
  • What Makes You Country Tour (2018) with Luke Bryan
  • Can't Say I Ain't Country Tour (2019) with Florida Georgia Line
  • Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour (2019) with Luke Combs
  • We Back Tour (2020) with Jason Aldean
  • Proud to Be Right Here Tour (2021) with Luke Bryan
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 14 Aug 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://tasteofcountry.com/jason-aldean-you-make-it-easy-lyrics/
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https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/how-up-down-singer-morgan-wallen-turned-his-accent-into-an-honest-country-voice-666096/
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