From selling out arenas to topping the country music charts, Morgan Wallen has become a household name. His authentic sound, raw talent and good looks have made him one of today’s most in-demand country music stars. But there is more to this Tennessee native than meets the eye – including some fun facts you may not know about his success, upbringing and career as a rising star. Here are 15 interesting tidbits that give you an inside look into the life of Morgan Wallen!
1. Morgan Wallen was born in Sneedville, Tennessee. He grew up with a strong passion for music and never looked back once he started writing his own lyrics.
2. His debut single “The Way I Talk” peaked at number one on the U.S. Country Airplay chart, making him the first solo artist since November 2014 to achieve this feat with a debut single.
3. The songwriter has two tattoos: One of an eagle on his arm, and another of the word “Funny” on his chest.
4. During high school, he sang in church and auditioned for American Idol twice but didn’t make it past the first round.
5. After finishing high school, he moved to Nashville and began performing as a songwriter for other artists around the city.
6. He was signed to Big Loud Records in 2016 and released his first EP later that year titled “The Way I Talk” which sold over 35,000 copies in its first week alone.
7. In 2017, he released his second EP “If I Know Me” which debuted at number one on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart making him the first male country artist to do so since 2014 with a debut album.
8. His single from the album “Up Down” featuring Florida Georgia Line peaked at number two on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.
9. In 2018, he released his second full-length album “Dangerous: The Double Album” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart and was met with great critical acclaim.
10. His fifth single from the album “Chasin’ You” peaked at number three on the U.S. Country Airplay chart, making him the first male solo artist since November 2014 to achieve this feat with a debut single twice in a row.
11. Morgan Wallen has toured extensively throughout his career, performing alongside some of country music’s biggest stars including Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan among many others.
12. In 2020, he won the award for “Top Country Album” at the Billboard Music Awards for his album “Dangerous: The Double Album”.
13. Morgan Wallen has been featured on Saturday Night Live twice and performed his hit single “Whiskey Glasses” each time.
14. He was also featured in an NFL commercial for Super Bowl LIV in February of 2020.
15. Morgan Wallen is currently working on new music and is expected to release a new album sometime this year. Fans are eagerly anticipating what he has in store!
All of this goes to show that Morgan Wallen is a talented, dedicated artist who has accomplished so much in such a short period of time. With his new projects on the way, it will be exciting to see what else he has up his sleeve!