Big Loud Records’ newest star MORGAN WALLEN is celebrating a one-two punch of PLATINUM level certifications from the RIAA: as a songwriter on Jason Aldean’s sultry #1 “You Make It Easy” and as an artist on his summertime smash “Up Down” featuring Florida Georgia Line.
Last week Wallen shared the stage with Aldean, alongisde “You Make It Easy” co-writers Jordan Schmidt and FGL’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, in a “full circle moment” to celebrate the song’s swift ascent.
Also last week, Wallen joined collaborators FGL for a surprise performance of “Up Down” on CMA Fest. In case you missed it, check out the high-energy clip here.
His first #1 as an artist, “Up Down” is featured on Wallen’s debut album IF I KNOW ME released April 27. The “impressive piece of work” (Taste of Country) is available now at all digital retailers. It also houses his latest single “Whiskey Glasses,” which is steadily making its way up the charts after being among the most added at Country radio its first week of release. Whiskey Riff calls the play-on-words tune “clever, catchy and if you’ve ever had to drink away a broken heart, you know exactly where he’s coming from.”
The wildfire talent continues to bring crowds to their feet as support on Luke Bryan’s WHAT MAKES YOU COUNTRY TOUR and has been tapped to join label mate Jake Owen’s LIFE’S WHATCHA MAKE IT TOUR 2018 beginning October 4, along with special guest David Lee Murphy.
Wallen will wow the audience in Syracuse, NY tomorrow (8/17) before heading to Bristow, VA Saturday (8/18). He’ll hit the stage at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on August 25 for his tenth stadium stand on Bryan’s XL – STADIUM SIZED dates.
About Morgan Wallen: Morgan Wallen’s PLATINUM-certified #1 single “Up Down,” featuring Florida Georgia Line, has earned high praise from the likes of Billboard, Rolling Stone Country, Sounds Like Nashville, Morning Hangover, Whiskey Riff and more. His anticipated follow-up “Whiskey Glasses” is currently climbing the radio charts. With more than 200 million combined digital 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 opening for Luke Bryan’s WHAT MAKES YOU COUNTRY TOUR in support of his debut album IF I KNOW ME, named one of Taste of Country’s “Top 10 Country Albums of 2018, So Far.” The in-demand songwriter has co-penned hits for A Thousand Horses, Dustin Lynch, and Kane Brown, as well as Jason Aldean’s PLATINUM-certified #1 “You Make It Easy.” 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.https://www.countryschatter.com/2018/08/morgan-wallen-doubles-down-on-platinum-certifications/NewsPress ReleaseTours"If I Know Me","You Make It Easy",cma fest,facebook,Jake Owen,Jason Aldean,Life's Whatcha Make It Tour,Luke Bryan,Morgan Wallen,RIAA Certified Platinum,Up Down,what Makes You Country tour