Morgan Wallen

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Morgan Wallen
Born (1993-05-13) May 13, 1993 (age 26)
Sneedville, Tennessee
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active2016–present
LabelsBig Loud

Morgan Wallen (born May 13, 1993) is an American country music artist. 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".

Early life[edit]

Wallen was born in Sneedville, Tennessee.[1] His father was a Baptist pastor at Faith Baptist Church in White Pine,Tennessee, 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[edit]

2014: The Voice[edit]

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.[1]

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" (vs. Brothers Walker) Avicii March 18, 2014 9.5 Saved by Coach
Battles, Round 2 "Story of My Life" (vs. Stevie Jo) One Direction April 1, 2014 15.4 Defeated
Stolen by Adam Levine
Playoffs "Stay" Black Stone Cherry April 14, 2014 18.9 Eliminated

2016-present: Big Loud Records and If I Know Me[edit]

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.[2] In addition, he co-wrote the A Thousand Horses single "Preachin' to the Choir".[1] In April 2017, Wallen released a music video for "The Way I Talk".[3] He also joined Florida Georgia Line for set dates on their Dig Your Roots Tour.[1]

On April 27, 2018, Wallen released his debut album, If I Know Me.[4] The second single from the album, "Up Down", was recorded with Florida Georgia Line.[5] 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.[6] 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 also made a short appearance on the December 3, 2018 episode of WWE Raw.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[7]
US Country
[8]
AUS
[9]
CAN
[10]
If I Know Me[11] 50 3 53 96

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country
[8]
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
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Certifications Album
US
[15]
US Country
[16]
US Country Airplay
[17]
CAN Country
[18]
CAN
[19]
"The Way I Talk" 2016 35 30 50 If I Know Me
"Up Down"
(featuring Florida Georgia Line)
2017 49 5 1 1 89
  • RIAA: Platinum
"Whiskey Glasses" 2018 17 1 1 1 44
"Chasin' You"[24] 2019
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[16]
"Cover Me Up" 2019 46 Non-album single

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2017 "The Way I Talk" TK McKamy
"Up Down" Justin Clough
2018 "Not Good at Not" (live) Paul Miller
"Whiskey Glasses" Justin Clough
2019 "Chasin' You" Michael Monaco
"Whiskey Glasses" (live) Joe DeMaio

Tours[edit]

Supporting[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Casey, Jim (March 13, 2017). "Who's New: Morgan Wallen". Nash Country Daily. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  2. ^ Nicholson, Jessica (September 27, 2016). "Big Loud Records' Morgan Wallen Trades Baseball Ambitions For Country Music Dreams". MusicRow. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  3. ^ Brickey, Kelly (April 9, 2017). "Morgan Wallen Celebrates Upbringing in Video for 'The Way I Talk'". Sounds Like Nashville. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  4. ^ Hoffman, Lauren (April 26, 2018). "EXCLUSIVE: Morgan Wallen's Debut Album 'If I Know Me' Reveals What He's All About". Radio.com.
  5. ^ Cirisano, Tatiana (April 19, 2018). "How 'Up Down' Singer Morgan Wallen Went From Singing at Bonfires to Collaborating With Florida Georgia Line".
  6. ^ "Morgan Wallen Talks New Single Collab with Florida Georgia Line". MegaCountry.
  7. ^ "Morgan Wallen Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Morgan Wallen Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #517". auspOp. March 23, 2019. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  10. ^ "Morgan Wallen Chart History: Canadian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  11. ^ "Get to know Morgan Wallen with "If I Know Me"". ABC News Radio. April 5, 2018. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  12. ^ Bjorke, Matt (April 8, 2019). "Top 10 Country Albums: April 8, 2019". Roughstock. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  13. ^ "Gold/Platinum". Music Canada. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  14. ^ Bjorke, Matt (April 9, 2018). "Top 10 Country Album Sales Chart: April 9, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  15. ^ "Morgan Wallen Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  16. ^ a b "Morgan Wallen Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  17. ^ "Morgan Wallen Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  18. ^ "Morgan Wallen Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  19. ^ "Morgan Wallen Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  20. ^ Bjorke, Matt (August 15, 2017). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Sales Chart: August 15, 2017". Roughstock.
  21. ^ a b "For Students Doing Reports". RIAA. Archived from the original on 10 April 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  22. ^ Bjorke, Matt (September 25, 2018). "The Top 30 Digital Country Singles: September 25, 2018". RoughStock. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  23. ^ "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Chart: April 15, 2019". RoughStock. April 15, 2019.
  24. ^ https://musicrow.com/2019/06/morgan-wallen-raises-his-whiskey-glass-to-three-week-no-1-hit/

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