Morgan Wallen is planning to take over the country sphere in 2019 on his own headlining tour! On Thursday night in Toronto, he’ll get the chance to do that when Luke Bryan’s What Makes You Country Tour (XL Stadium Sized) fills the Rogers Centre.
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Following the release of “Up Down,” his breakout single featuring Florida Georgia Line , Morgan Wallen is making waves in country music. Managers for Diplo, who is working on a country music project under his real name Thomas Wesley, reached out to Wallen’s manager, Seth England, looking for new material. England, who also manages Florida Georgia Line and Chris Lane, sent over songs including a tune Wallen worked on.
Wallen has tours lined up with Luke Combs and Florida Georgia Line. The FGL tour is special, given that Wallen toured with them in 2017, and is now revisiting some of the venues he previously played before being able to count the three-week No. 1 Whiskey Glasses” among his credits.
Earlier this week, Luke made history as the first artist to simultaneously top all five Billboard country charts for multiple weeks. He is nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year at the upcoming ACM Awards on April 7.
Morgan Wallen did an amazing job and had a great voice. The venue sucked. The tickets said concert was at 7. We got in line at 615 and waited. The doors opened at 710. Once inside the concert didnt start until 820. The venue didn’t tell anyone what was going on. There were a lot of people around us who up and left.
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 four singles: “The Way I Talk”, “Up Down”, which features Florida Georgia Line, “Whiskey Glasses”, and his current single “Chasin’ You”.
Set to kick off January 2 in Grand Rapids, MI, and roll through May 1 in Denver, CO, the coast-to-coast run will feature special guests Jon Langston and Ashland Craft, stopping in 19 cities nationwide. Pre-sales for tickets to MONSTER ENERGY OUTBREAK TOUR PRESENTS: MORGAN WALLEN’S WHISKEY GLASSES ROADSHOW begin October 14 and will go on-sale to the general public October 18. Live Nation is the official promoter of the tour.
Whatever Joey and Morgan did in the studio is working. Whiskey Glasses” is mirroring the ascent of Morgan’s previous No. 1 single, Up Down,” which topped the charts in June 2018 after 32 weeks.
Growing up, Wallen played the violin, piano and guitar. He discovered his voice singing at his local church. After completing high school, Wallen decided to pursue music full-time. In 2014, he auditioned and became a contestant on the 6th season of NBC’s The Voice. His season ran from February 24 to May 20, 2014. Wallen was eliminated in the Playoffs as a member of team Adam Levine The 6th season was ultimately won by Josh Kaufman of Indianapolis, Indiana.
But Wallen’s mullet isn’t overshadowing his success in music: Whiskey Glasses,” the third single from his 2018 debut album If I Know Me,” became a sleeper hit and topped Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for two weeks this year. The song is just one of three country tunes to reach the Top 20 of the all-genre Hot 100 chart this year.
Country star Morgan Wallen will soon have 200 shows behind him on the year. The next two years of his life are booked with shows opening for the likes of Luke Combs and Florida Georgia Line. But for Wallen, it’s never hard to fit an East Tennessee show in a busy tour schedule when it always feels like coming home.
On Thursday night in Toronto, he’ll get the chance to do that when Luke Bryan’s What Makes You Country Tour (XL Stadium Sized) fills the Rogers Centre. And armed with a brand new gold plaque we’re guessing that he’s going to see and hear some strong singing voices from the GTA’s country fans.
Wallen: It’s the biggest thing I’ve gotten to do so far in my career. Luke’s awesome, and his team’s awesome. I’ve heard a lot of people say that Luke is the same guy that he was when he first started…I can 100% see that. He’s just a good ol’ boy, and he has a great time performing, and feeds off of people. I think that’s the most important thing that I’ve taken away from his performance so far is seeing his transparency with the people. I think whatever the quality is that makes you yourself, if you let those true colors show through on stage, I think that’s what makes people really get it.
Morgan Wallen is inspired and hungry, and it keeps him pushing forward to new heights, like the ones he’s reaching right now with his hit single, Up Down.
Wallen said he didn’t have a game plan for this video, but he wanted to avoid some cliches found in country music videos. Lucky for Big Loud Records breakout artist Morgan Wallen, that quality runs in his blood.
Recently named to PEOPLE’s coveted Ones To Watch” list, the news follows Wallen’s successful 2019 IF I KNOW ME headline tour, massive summer on Florida Georgia Line’s CAN’T SAY I AIN’T COUNTRY tour and his second consecutive PLATINUM-certified #1, Whiskey Glasses.” The East Tennessee native scored his first-ever CMA nomination for New Artist of the Year – and has been projected as a top contender for the 2020 GRAMMY Award for Best New Artist by Billboard andForbes.
The tour (the latest incarnation of the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour) kicks off January 2nd in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and hits theaters and auditoriums in New Orleans, Raleigh, Philadelphia, and Denver, among others. Now You Know” singer Jon Langston and Ashland Craft, like Wallen, a former contestant on The Voice, will open all dates.
After The Voice, Wallen then signed with a label where his star began to rise. His debut single hit the Top 40 on the country charts. However, it was his follow-up single “Up Down” with Florida Georgia Line that propelled him into superstar status. The song became Wallen’s first No. 1 single. Then Wallen released his single biggest hit to date: “Whiskey Glasses” which topped the Country Charts and cracked the top 20 on Billboard’s all-genre charts.
In addition to working on his first album and his upcoming shows, Wallen recently released a music video for his song, “The Way I Talk.” The track’s lyrics talk about Wallen’s upbringing and how it shaped who he is. It’s his first music video, and he brought his sister and friends to appear in it.
I came from a little baby town in East Tennessee, and I still feel like I’m pretty much the same person, and I hope that I always will be. I think that people can really relate to that, especially if you keep it in your music as well. I always write honest things. That’s one thing I’ve seen from Luke. He’s 100% of himself on stage, and that’s really cool to see.
Morgan Wallen’s debut album IF I KNOW ME (Big Loud Records) delivered back-to-back PLATINUM-certified #1s; Up Down” featuring Florida Georgia Line, multi-week chart-ruler Whiskey Glasses,” GOLD-certified lead The Way I Talk” and current single, Chasin’ You.” With over 1 BILLION total career streams to his credit, he received his first-ever CMA Awards nomination for New Artist of the Year, after earning a CMT Breakthrough Video of the Year award nomination for Whiskey Glasses.” The breakout star was chosen as a MusicRow 2019 “Next Big Thing” artist, spotlighted in CMT’s Listen Up 18 for 2018” class, and named a 2018 Taste of Country RISER among other accolades. Wallen has co-penned hits for Jason Aldean (PLATINUM-certified multi-week #1 You Make It Easy”), Kane Brown, A Thousand Horses and Dustin Lynch, and garnered critical acclaim for his cover of Jason Isbell’s Cover Me Up,” while on-fire Diplo collaboration, Heartless” continues to gain momentum nationwide.
This year, Wallen, who recently gained his second No. 1 with Whiskey Glasses” after his first hit featuring Florida Georgia Line titled Up Down”, will get his chance to come home to East Tennessee on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Appalachian Fair in Gray.
Well, I think it goes to a lot of the sacrifices that I’ve seen them make together, him and my mom. We’re very similar people, me and my dad. We’re very similar, so when I was growing up, a lot of times, we’d butt heads. I wasn’t as close to him growing up as I am now, as I have been in the past four or five years. I think he just saw a lot of himself in me, and he didn’t want me to make the same mistakes he did and all that kind of thing. Se we’d butt heads. I was a kid, a smart alec little kid. My dad has always done everything it takes to make sure the people he loves are taken care of. And I think that’s probably the biggest thing that learned from him.
Florida Georgia Line make a habit of selling out their shows, with multiple sold out stadiums and 16 chart-topping singles. Morgan WallenJohn ShearerRising Country star Morgan Wallen has just announced a 19-date tour to kick off 2020 and it includes a Cincinnati stop.
Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley are releasing their fourth studio album, Can’t Say I Ain’t Country in February and are embarking on their tour in support of the new album with Dan + Shay and Morgan Wallen opening the show.
His mother signed him up to audition for NBC’s The Voice, convinced that he’d do well. Wallen had no idea what to expect – he’d never seen the show – but he was chosen by Usher and was later stolen by Adam Levine. The last song he performed during his run, a cover of Florida Georgia Line’s Stay,” helped him steer him toward his creative destiny.
In 2016, Wallen inked a recording contract with Joey Moi’s Big Loud Records. His debut EP, The Way I Talk, was released in July 2016. The title-single peaked at #30 on the Hot Country Songs chart and was certified Gold. The music video for ‘The Way I Talk’ has been viewed 26+ million times on YouTube. Wallen’s second EP premiered in January 2018. It rose to #45 on the US Country Albums chart.
Country music singer Morgan Wallen will bring his Whiskey Glasses Road Show to MGM Northfield Park’s Center Stage on January 16. Morgan Wallen took a trip to Paul Mole Barbershop in New York City to get his signature mullet trimmed and chat about his music.
Check out the music video for Up Down” by Morgan Wallen featuring Florida Georgia Line below. The scheduled opening acts for all dates during this tour will be fellow country artists Jon Langston and Ashland Craft.
Wallen’s style blends elements of hip-hop and R&B into a modern country template, and he’s got a voice soulful enough to accommodate that mix in a totally seamless way. In other words, he gives his all on stage, but you never see him sweat. And no matter what kind of venue you catch him in, there’s one thing you can always count on at a Morgan Wallen show: a full-on party.
Wallen: I definitely didn’t expect that with this song. Just because I feel like it’s really country. It definitely is. The subject matter, the sounds, everything that we used. But I think it’s just a fresh-sounding song with the phrasing and the rhythm and all of the production that we used, so it doesn’t completely shock me. But it is cool that I’ve noticed a lot of people who say, “I don’t listen to country music but I like ‘Whiskey Glasses.'” And they’ll start listening to other songs of mine. It’s cool to be able to relate to people who aren’t necessarily from the same way of life as me or don’t even maybe know what I’m talking about in some of my songs. It’s just cool that music has that ability to do that.
Florida Georgia Line are coming back to Bangor on their Can’t Say I Ain’t Country summer tour. The show is set for Thurs., July 18, on the Bangor Waterfront. Dan + Shay, Morgan Wallen and Hardy will open the show.
Off the top, we talked about Morgan’s hunger and inspiration, and as we spoke it became apparent that he’s taking cues in those areas from artists like Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan. He talked about FGL and how they continue to push forward, even after finding as much success as anyone could hope to in country music. And beyond even the hit singles and tours, he talked about songwriting and how he wants to emulate Tyler Hubbard’s work.
Wallen’s debut album for Big Loud Records, If I Know Me, has been a mainstay in the Top 5 country albums chart—topping off a wellspring of success for Wallen, who wasn’t exactly looking to be an artist before he signed with the label in 2016.
Country singer Morgan Wallen is out with his new album “If I Know Me” and joined FOX’s Tonya J. Powers to discuss his music career, his relationship with country stars Florida Georgia Line and him opening up for Luke Bryan on select dates this summer.
Wallen: I’ve only been writing for about four or five years now. I’ve hit a good stride, although I still think I can learn, I think I can be better. It’s fun. There’s no real certain way that I go into it. I feel like I found a good crew of guys that I really love writing with, and it took me a while to find that match. We’re good buddies now, which really helps me. You don’t hold anything back when you’ve got your buddies. You have a good connection and energy in the room that really makes a difference. We kind of half B.S., and half write a song, and that really helps.
Tennessee-based singer and songwriter who adds a touch of pop gloss to down-to-earth country sensibilities. He spoke about the success of his Top 10 single, “Up Down” featuring Florida Georgia Line, and how he got to collaborate with them.
After 38 weeks at country radio, Morgan Wallen’s single, Whiskey Glasses,” is wobbling up the charts. The tune, which was penned by Ben Burgess and Kevin Kadish, is currently No. 3 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.
With “Whiskey Glasses” ranking at No. 1 on many country charts, Wallen says he’ll turn his attention to his next single “Chasin’ You.” He hopes to go for another single off his debut full-length album If I Know Me, after. Morgan also shared that new music is in the works, with nine songs recorded. Two of the songs are with his friend and tour mate Hardy.