Morgan Wallen Next Garth Brooks and George Strait

Morgan Wallen and his way to the top of the charts

by Nikhila Jain for Country Music News International

Photo Credit: John Shearer


Rising Fame: Wallen in High Demand


The singer’s “More Than My Hometown,” “7 Summers” and “Somebody’s Problem” topped the charts. Country Music Association  awarded him “The New Artist of the Year”. He got another opportunity when “Saturday Night Live” rebooked him for a December appearance.

General Information

Birth Name – Morgan Cole Wallen

Born – May 13, 1993

Genres – Country , Country Pop, Pop Rock

Top Three Milestones

  • Music in Blood

Father – A Baptist Pastor. From childhood learnt Piano and Violin

  • Panacea Records

In 2015, signed and recorded five song EP Stand Alone

  • Billboard

2020 brought new hits from Wallen and it earned him his first top 10 on Billboard

Musical Journey           

Seven years ago, a twenty-year-old set foot in America’s music industry with “The Voice” a reality show that offers a platform for aspiring stars to showcase their talent. He impressed the judges with the unique hoarse tone, and he held his grounds for two battle performances. Though, later eliminated his musical journey progressed.

He never looked back from thereon. These days, he is an established country music star. Wallen has a handful of hits on his name to take him ahead on the ladder of success. His signature hit “Whiskey Glasses” was the top radio song of 2019.

Wallen’s persona transformed him into a rock star. Though alarmed by the live music industry’s shut down, 2020 bloomed in the fragrance of songs sung by him. 2020, turned out to be the turning point in the Singer’s career and indeed a star is born.

If I Know Me

The debut album released on April 27, 2018. The songs portraying romance and break-up. With tracks like “Not Good At Not” ,“If I Ever Get You Back” and “Redneck Love Song” Wallen takes your heart.

Dangerous: The Double Album       

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Wallen was well connected with his fans online. He announced his “Dangerous: The Double Album”. Wallen’s husky voice takes you on an hour and a half musical journey with 30 musical tracks.

He brings in the fresh blend of country and Southern Rock. A versatile songwriter and singer; Wallen’s Dangerous has plenty in store to unfold. ‘Dangerous’ opens up, with ballad ‘Sand in My Boots’, one of the songs from outside writers. ‘Quittin’ Time’ closes out the album.

2014, The voice

  • He competed on “The Voice”. Initially, a part of Usher’s team and later participated from Adam Levine’s team.
  • Participated in Battle Round 1 against Brothers Walker and saved by the Coach.
  • Participated in Battle Round 2, defeated though stolen by Adam.
  • He got eliminated in “The Playoffs”.

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