On the eve of his debut album release, MORGAN WALLEN rocked his first late-night television appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday (4/26), performing his breakout smash “Up Down” with collaborators Florida Georgia Line.
In a surprise backstage moment, Kimmel presented Wallen and FGL with RIAA GOLD certification plaques, signifying the Top 15 hit has exceeded more than 500,000 sales and streams in the U.S. alone. This marks Wallen’s first GOLD-certified single, which continues its ascent up the Country radio charts.
Wednesday night (4/25), Wallen headlined Los Angeles’ legendary Troubadour nightclub for a sold-out show, turning in a blistering set that included his anthemic debut single “The Way I Talk,” a breakneck medley of covers spanning Def Leppard to Fall Out Boy, a rowdy version of “Play Something Country,” and IF I KNOW ME cuts “Whatcha Know ‘Bout That,” “Had Me By Halftime,” “Happy Hour,” and more.
IF I KNOW ME, his eagerly awaited debut project, is available now at all digital retailers. Produced by ACM and CMA Award winner Joey Moi, the 14-song collection includes six tracks Wallen co-wrote.
The electrifying talent hits the SiriusXM Spotlight stage today (2:45 p.m. PT) at Stagecoach in Indio, CA – his first performance at the famed festival. In addition to celebrating the release of IF I KNOW ME, the tunesmith is also celebrating his first #1 as a songwriter with Jason Aldean’s “You Make It Easy.” He’ll wrap his headlining UP DOWN TOUR tomorrow (4/28) at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country in Las Vegas, NV. Fans can catch Wallen on the road this summer as support on Luke Bryan’s WHAT MAKES YOU COUNTRY TOUR, beginning May 31 in Toronto, CAN.
About Morgan Wallen: Morgan Wallen’s GOLD-certified single “Up Down,” featuring Florida Georgia Line, is catapulting up the Country radio airplay charts and has earned high praise from the likes of Billboard, Rolling Stone Country, Taste of Country, Sounds Like Nashville, Morning Hangover, Whiskey Riff and more. With more than 136 million streams to his credit, the engaging entertainer was named to CMT’s LISTEN UP “18 for 2018” class of newcomers and sharpened his performance skills opening for superstars including FGL and label mate Chris Lane. He’s currently on the road for his first headlining trek – the UP DOWN TOUR. Also an in-demand songwriter, Wallen has co-penned hits for A Thousand Horses, Dustin Lynch, and Kane Brown, as well as Jason Aldean’s sultry #1 “You Make It Easy.” His five-song EP THE WAY I TALK (2016) features Top 30 debut single “The Way I Talk,” that made its mark on Spotify’s popular Wild Country, New Boots and New Music Friday playlists. Born in Sneedville, Tenn. (also home to bluegrass legend Jimmy Martin), Wallen was a star on the baseball diamond, attended the same high school as Country superstar Kenny Chesney, and has deep roots in the church. With a Hard Rock-loving preacher for a father and a mother who couldn’t get enough Country and contemporary Christian music, Wallen began performing for his local congregation at the tender age of 3 and went on to develop a strong love of Country, Rock and Hip-Hop. His debut album IF I KNOW ME, produced by award-winning studio whiz Joey Moi, arrived April 27 on Big Loud Records.
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