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American country musician and songwriter

Morgan Wallen

Wallen performing at the USANA Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City, Utah, in September 2022
Background information
Birth name Morgan Cole Wallen
Born (1993-05-13) May 13, 1993 (age 29)
Sneedville, Tennessee, US
Origin Corryton, Tennessee, US
Genres
  • Country
  • country pop
  • bro-country
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instrument(s)
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Years active 2014–present
Labels
  • Panacea
  • Big Loud
  • Republic
  • Mercury
Website morganwallencom
Musical artist

Morgan Cole Wallen (born May 13, 1993) is an American country singer and songwriter He competed in the sixth season of The Voice, originally as a member of Usher’s team, but later as a member of Adam Levine’s team After being eliminated in the playoffs of that season, he signed to Panacea Records, releasing his debut EP, Stand Alone, in 2015

In 2016, Wallen signed to Big Loud, releasing his debut album, If I Know Me, in 2018 The album includes the singles “Up Down” (featuring Florida Georgia Line), “Whiskey Glasses,” and “Chasin’ You” If I Know Me reached No 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart Wallen’s second album, Dangerous: The Double Album, was released in January 2021, and in February 2021 became the only country album in the 64-year history of the Billboard 200 to spend its first seven weeks at No 1 It spent a total of ten weeks at that spot, the first album to do so since Whitney Houston’s Whitney in 1987 The album included Billboard No 1 singles “More Than My Hometown,” “7 Summers,” and “Wasted on You”

Wallen was arrested for disorderly conduct after being ejected from Kid Rock’s steakhouse in Nashville in May 2020, and was suspended from a scheduled Saturday Night Live performance that October after video evidence surfaced that showed Wallen was not adhering to NBC’s COVID-19 protocols In February 2021, a video was released that captured Wallen saying a racial slur The incident resulted in temporary suspension from his record label and removal of his music from several major radio networks in the United States Despite the controversy, Wallen’s music experienced a surge in commercial success following the incident

Early life

Morgan Wallen was born to Tommy and Lesli Wallen on May 13, 1993, in Sneedville, Tennessee As a child, Wallen took piano and violin lessons He aspired to play baseball in college, but after injuring his elbow he chose to pursue music

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

2015: Panacea Records and Stand Alone EP

While in California to appear on The Voice, Wallen began working with Sergio Sanchez of Atom Smash Sanchez introduced Wallen to Bill Ray and Paul Trust of Panacea Records In 2015, Wallen signed to Panacea Records where he was joined by Dominic Frost on guitar and released an EP Stand Alone on August 24, 2015 “Spin You Around” was Wallen’s debut single under Panacea Records and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on April 21, 2021 In 2015, Wallen’s manager, Dirk Hemsath of Working Group Artist Management, sent a demo of Wallen to Big Loud Shirt’s Seth England, who had Wallen audition for his partners in Big Loud Records They signed Wallen to the label and the publishing company

2016–2019: Big Loud Records and If I Know Me

In 2016, Wallen signed to Big Loud Records where he released his debut single “The Way I Talk” He co-wrote the A Thousand Horses’s single “Preachin’ to the Choir” In April 2017, Wallen released a music video for “The Way I Talk” He joined Florida Georgia Line on their Dig Your Roots Tour In 2017, Wallen co-wrote the Jason Aldean single “You Make It Easy” with Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, and Jordan Schmidt

On April 27, 2018, Wallen released his debut album, If I Know Me The second single from the album, “Up Down,” recorded with Florida Georgia Line, peaked at No 16 on Billboard Although Wallen did say in an interview that he didn’t want to be known as the ‘Up Down’ guy On July 30, 2018, Wallen released the album’s third single, “Whiskey Glasses” The song reached No 1 on Country Airplay in June 2019 and was Billboard's 2019 top Hot Country song and Top Country Airplay song In 2019, Wallen joined Florida Georgia Line on their Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour On December 3, 2018, Wallen appeared in an episode of WWE Raw Wallen’s single “Chasin’ You” was released in July 2019 and peaked at No 5 on the Billboard Country Digital Song Sales Wallen was a co-writer on Dallas Smith’s song “The Fall”

In August 2020, If I Know Me reached No 1 on the Top Country Albums chart after a record-breaking 114 weeks

2020–present: Dangerous

On May 27, 2020, Wallen released “More Than My Hometown” to country radio as the lead single to his upcoming second studio album On August 14, Wallen released the song “7 Summers” and it broke the record for the most first day streams for a country song on Apple Music It earned him his first top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, debuting and peaking at number six The song was also chosen by Time as one of the best songs of 2020 On November 11, Wallen announced that his second album would be a double album titled Dangerous: The Double Album, set for release on January 8, 2021 Wallen announced the release date for the album as an Easter egg in the short film for “7 Summers”

Dangerous: The Double Album debuted atop the US Billboard 200 and the Canadian Albums Chart It would remain atop the Canadian chart for four consecutive weeks, and the US chart for six consecutive weeks, marking the first new album from a country artist to do that since Garth Brooks’ The Chase in 1992 Wallen appeared on the cover of Billboard, whose headline read: “Is Morgan Wallen Country’s Next Global Star” Wallen soon became the first artist to ever chart six songs within the top 10 of Hot Country Songs at the same time in the week after his album’s release, with “Wasted on You,” “More Than My Hometown,” “Somebody’s Problem,” “7 Summers,” “Sand in My Boots,” and “Warning” Wallen also charted 23 tracks from the album on the Canadian Hot 100, and 19 tracks on the Hot 100 in the US, including “Cover Me Up” and “This Bar”

Despite his racial slur controversy in early February, Wallen remained very popular In the week following the controversy, album sales of Dangerous surged In some cases, the physical as well as digital album sales went up over 100% in the week following the controversy During the week of February 13, 2021, Wallen remained atop the Billboard charts despite the controversy; Dangerous remained atop the Billboard 200 chart, and Wallen’s debut album If I Know Me entered the top 10 for the first time In the following weeks, Dangerous remained number one on the Billboard 200, and as a result, Wallen captured the most weeks atop the chart for a male artist since Drake’s Views in 2016

On December 8, 2021, Wallen won two awards, including Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Album (‘Dangerous: The Double Album’) at the inaugural Country Now Awards On January 15, 2022, Wallen made a surprise appearance at MLK Freedom Fest in Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena during Lil Durk’s set to perform their collaboration “Broadway Girls”

In 2022, he won Album of the Year at the Academy of Country Music for his album Dangerous Wallen was a co-writer on the Tyler Joe Miller single “Wild as Her,” released in February 2022

Controversies

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In May 2020, Wallen was arrested outside Kid Rock’s bar in downtown Nashville for public intoxication and disorderly conduct He apologized on social media for his charges

In the midsts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Wallen received backlash on social media after TikTok videos emerged of him partying at a bar in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, following the Alabama vs Texas A&M football game The game was played on October 3, 2020, a week before his scheduled debut on Saturday Night Live on October 10, 2020 In the videos, Wallen was shown maskless, violating social distancing guidelines, singing at a house party, and kissing women On October 7, he announced that the producers of Saturday Night Live had postponed his appearance for violating the show’s COVID-19 protocols Wallen went on to appear as musical guest on the December 5 episode He appeared in a sketch that parodied the controversy

On February 2, 2021, TMZ released a video recorded on January 31 showing Wallen using the word “nigger” with friends as they were entering his Nashville home He issued a statement apologizing for using the racial slur As a result of the incident, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, iHeartRadio, Entercom (now Audacy, Inc), Cumulus, and Townsquare temporarily removed Wallen’s music from airplay on their stations Wallen’s songs and promotional photographs were also removed from Apple Music, Pandora and Spotify featured playlists, though Spotify later re-added Wallen’s music back to their playlists one week later CMT and the Country Music Association removed Wallen’s appearances from their platforms, and Wallen’s record label Big Loud (and partner Republic Records) suspended its recording contract with him indefinitely On February 3, 2021, the Academy of Country Music announced that Wallen and his latest album Dangerous: The Double Album would be ineligible for the 56th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards On February 10, 2021, Wallen shot an apology video in which he asked his fans not to defend him That same day, Jason Isbell, the original singer of “Cover Me Up” announced that he would be donating all of the royalties from Wallen’s cover to the NAACP Despite the controversy and ensuing backlash, Wallen’s music remained popular, with his album sales in fact surging after the incident, eventually becoming 2021’s best-selling album

In April 2021, following the surge in album sales, Wallen donated $300,000 to the Black Music Action Coalition in the names of 20 people who had counseled him following the incident Those individuals were given the option to funnel their respective $15,000 donations to a charity of their choice, or keep the money within the BMAC On July 23, 2021, Wallen publicly spoke of his comments on Good Morning America, where he said that “he was around some of his friends, and they say dumb stuff together” and said that “he was wrong” to express those words Wallen’s songs returned to country radio in August 2021 when his single “Sand in My Boots” was released Wallen was nominated for Favorite Male Country Artist and Favorite Country Album for the 2021 American Music Awards, but was not invited to attend the ceremony, and was consequently unable to accept any awards if he won, which he did not In response to Wallen’s use of a racial slur, in April 2021 writer Holly G founded the Black Opry, a website and touring revue dedicated to Black country music artists

Wallen performed with Ernest at the Grand Ole Opry in January 2022 to perform the latter’s single “Flower Shops” This performance was immediately met with criticism by some fans and other musicians, especially as it came only six months after the Grand Ole Opry’s Twitter account made a statement against racism at the institution

Personal life

Wallen and ex-girlfriend KT Smith have a son together who was born in July 2020

Discography

Main article: Morgan Wallen discography
  • If I Know Me (2018)
  • Dangerous: The Double Album (2021)

Tours

Headlining
  • The Dangerous Tour (2022)
Opening
  • What Makes You Country Tour (2018) (with Luke Bryan)

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 Nominated
Country Music Association Awards New Artist of the Year Himself Won
iHeartRadio Music Awards Country Song of The Year “Whiskey Glasses” Nominated
Best New Country Artist Himself Won
Billboard Music Awards Top Country Song “Whiskey Glasses” Nominated
Top Country Album If I Know Me Nominated
CMT Music Awards Male Video of the Year “Chasin You’ (Dream Video)” Nominated
American Music Awards Favorite Male Artist-Country Himself Nominated
Favorite Album-Country If I Know Me Nominated
2021 Billboard Music Awards Top Song Sales Artist Himself Nominated
Top Country Artist Himself Won
Top Country Male Artist Himself Won
Top Country Album Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album Won
Top Country Song Morgan Wallen, “Chasin’ You” Nominated
Country Music Association Awards Album of the Year Dangerous: The Double Album Nominated
American Music Awards Favorite Male Artist-Country Himself Nominated
Favorite Album-Country Dangerous: The Double Album Nominated
Country Now Awards Favorite Male Artist Himself Won
Favorite Album Dangerous: The Double Album Won
2022 Academy of Country Music Awards Album of the Year Dangerous: The Double Album Won
Country Music Association Awards Entertainer of the Year Himself Nominated
Male Vocalist of the Year Himself Nominated
American Music Awards Favorite Male Country Artist Himself Won
Favorite Country Song “Wasted on You” Won

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