SHOW: CMT Hot 20 Countdown
DATE: September 29 and 30
TIME: 9:00 a.m. ET / 8:00 a.m. CT
Fans will “see the world through whiskey glasses” this weekend as Big Loud Records’ wildfire talent MORGAN WALLEN reveals the music video for his brand-new, chart-climbing single. The “Whiskey Glasses” video is set for a world premiere on CMT Hot 20 Countdown this Saturday (9/29).
To celebrate the release, Wallen will take over CMT’s Instagram stories for the day. Follow along here.
Directed by Justin Clough, the clip follows Wallen as he bounces back from heartbreak by throwing down whiskey shots, a spur-of-the-moment haircut and a rowdy performance at the local bar. PEOPLE.com took an exclusive look behind-the-scenes and got Wallen’s first-hand take on bringing his new track to life on camera.
“I think we’ve all been in that situation before where you’re trying to get over somebody and you resort to [drinking],” Wallen says exclusively to PEOPLE. “I connected to it in many ways.”
Click here to see the exclusive PEOPLE.com gallery.
With its true-blue Country storytelling and classic play on words, “Whiskey Glasses” has tallied 16 MILLION plus overall streams as it gains traction on the Country radio airplay charts. The follow-up to his PLATINUM-certified #1 summer smash “Up Down” (featuring Florida Georgia Line), the track is featured on his red-hot debut album IF I KNOW ME – available now.
This weekend Wallen will return to the road for back-to-back shows in the Midwest, with stops in West Allis, WI (9/28), Dubuque, IA (9/29) and Beardstown, IL (9/30). Next up, he will bring his party-starting energy to Jake Owen’s LIFE’S WHATCHA MAKE IT TOUR 2018, kicking off October 4 in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
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 Country radio charts. With more than 330 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. Following his run on Luke Bryan’s WHAT MAKES YOU COUNTRY TOUR, including high-profile stadium stops, he will join Jake Owen’s LIFE’S WHATCHA MAKE IT TOUR this fall 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/2018/09/tune-in-alert-watch-morgan-wallen-knock-em-back-in-whiskey-glasses-world-premiere-on-cmt-hot-20-countdown/New ReleasesPress ReleaseVideos"If I Know Me","Whiskey Glasses",CMT Hot 20 Countdown,Florida Georgia Line,Justin Clough,Morgan Wallen,Twitter,Up Down