Warner Music Nashville / Warner Bros. Records rising star MORGAN EVANS continues to break big in his home country, topping Australia’s pop radio chart this week with “Day Drunk.” The track climbed to #1 on the all-genre TMN Hot 100 airplay chart, after spending an astonishing 18 consecutive weeks at #1 on the TMN Country Airplay chart.
Already certified GOLD in Oz, “Day Drunk” is Evans’ first single to hit #1 on Australia’s Top 40 Radio. The singer-songwriter marks the first Country artist to achieve this feat since Taylor Swift hit #1 with “Love Story” in 2009. He is one of four Australian acts to top the chart in 2018.
Further proving its “slam-dunk” (Rolling Stone) status, “Day Drunk” continues its chart ascent in the U.S., closing in on Country radio’s Top 40. Noted by Billboard as “a carefree track that engenders plenty of audience engagement when Evans works the concert stage,” the party-ready break from reality has been praised as “bright as sunshine” (MusicRow).
“Day Drunk” is the new single from Evans’ debut U.S. album THINGS THAT WE DRINK TO and follow-up to his #1 hit “Kiss Somebody.” THINGS THAT WE DRINK TO landed in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart upon its release and has surpassed 120,000 album equivalents. The project features 11 tracks co-penned by Evans alongside the album’s producer Chris DeStefano.
Claiming a place on PEOPLE’s elite “Ones To Watch” 2018 as well as emerging artist lists compiled by Bobby Bones, Billboard, SiriusXM, CMT, The Tennessean and Amazon Music among others, Evans continues to shine in his breakout year. With more excitement on the horizon for 2019, he is set to join Old Dominion on the MAKE IT SWEET TOUR before hitting the road on the first leg of DAN + SHAY THE TOUR.
This past weekend (11/17), Evans took the stage at Bayou Stock festival in Monroe, LA. He is set to round out the year on Chris Young’s LOSING SLEEP WORLD TOUR with upcoming shows in Knoxville, TN (11/29), Greenville, SC (11/30), and Raleigh, NC (12/1).
For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit MorganEvansMusic.com.
ABOUT MORGAN EVANS: Praised by Rolling Stone as “a savvy performer with strong songwriting chops,” Australian-born rising Country artist Morgan Evans is celebrating the release of his debut album, THINGS THAT WE DRINK TO (Warner Music Nashville), out now. The project features his #1 debut US single “Kiss Somebody,” as well as chart-rising follow-up “Day Drunk.” Forging a path as one of the genre’s up-and-coming stars, he has been named to PEOPLE’s elite “Ones To Watch” 2018 list and spotlighted as an emerging artist by CMT, SiriusXM, Pandora, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Bobby Bones, The Tennessean and more. An award-winning Country force in Australia, he recently reached new heights by topping both the Aussie Pop and Country charts with “Day Drunk.” After sharing the bill with global superstar Taylor Swift, Country hit-maker Cole Swindell and more A-list acts, Evans recently wrapped his 10 IN 10 TOUR, performing 10-straight shows in 10 days including SOLD-OUT headline dates in Los Angeles, CA, Atlanta, GA, and New York, NY. He is currently featured as a special guest on Chris Young’s LOSING SLEEP WORLD TOUR and will hit the road in 2019 with Old Dominion on the MAKE IT SWEET TOUR before joining DAN + SHAY THE TOURhttp://www.countryschatter.com/2018/11/morgan-evans-tops-australias-all-genre-tmn-hot-100-airplay-chart-with-day-drunk/Chart ToppersPress Release"Day Drunk",Australia's Top 40,CMT,Morgan Evans,People's "Ones to Watch" List,Sirius XM,THINGS THAT WE DRINK TO,Twitter,Warner Music nashville/Warner Bros. Records