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Hailing from Sneedville, Tennessee, Morgan Cole Wallen has quickly become one of the most decorated artists in modern country. Since appearing on Season 6 of The Voice, Wallen's rise to country's upper echelons has been meteoric - but one that has not been without its fair share of controversies, which have at times threatened to transform this unprecedented ascent into a tumultuous collision course.

After being voted out of The Voice during the playoffs in 2014, Wallen released his Stand Alone EP, which paved the way for a recording contract with Big Loud Records. Following this, Morgan Wallen's 2018 debut album, If I Know Me, spawned hits such as ‘Chasin' You’, ‘Whiskey Glasses’ and the rowdy, party-starting Florida Georgia Line collaboration, ‘Up Down’. If I Know Me helped to solidify Wallen's mercurial blending of lyrical, lovelorn balladry with his playful, down-home charm.

Wallen's sonic dirt-road was concretised in January 2021 when he released Dangerous: The Double Album. Totalling 30 songs, the project capitalised on the songwriting prowess of Wallen himself, alongside frequent collaborators such as HARDY, Ernest and Ben Burgess. Numerous songs from the album have since gone multi-platinum, such as ‘More Than My Hometown’, ‘Wasted On You’, ‘7 Summers’ and ‘Sand In My Boots’.

In February that year, Wallen was suspended from his label after being filmed using a racial slur. This followed a series of controversies in 2020, which included Wallen being arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct, as well as being dropped from Saturday Night Live after violating social distancing guidelines.

Dangerous: The Double Album went on to break a number of records, becoming the longest-running top ten album on the Billboard 200 since the chart began. The project has also spent more time at Number One on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart than any any other album in the chart's history.

In 2022, Morgan Wallen won the ACM Award for Album of the Year, which built on the success of his 2021 Billboard Music Awards for Top Country Artist and Top Country Album. Wallen is also a past recipient of the CMA New Artist of the Year.

In October 2022, Wallen wrapped up his country-spanning Dangerous tour, during the course of which the Tennessee hitmaker played to over 800,000 fans. As he closed out his final show, his 2022 single, ‘You Proof’, was confirmed as his seventh Number One at country radio.

  • Full name: Morgan Cole Wallen
  • Born: May 13, 1993
  • Hometown: Sneedville, Tennessee
  • Genre: Country
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Morgan Wallen 2023 Concert Tour: Dates & Tickets

By Maxim Mower, March 1, 2022

The Dangerous star recently announced a blockbuster One Night At A Time world tour for 2023.

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Morgan Wallen Adds Fourteen US Dates to His 2023 World Tour

By Maxim Mower, December 6, 2022

His One Night At A Time tour will now span across 58 dates, with support from Parker McCollum, HARDY, Ernest and Bailey Zimmerman.

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Bailey Zimmerman Talks Morgan Wallen Ahead of 2023 Tour Presale

By Maxim Mower, December 2, 2022

Zimmerman was recently announced as support for Morgan Wallen's 2023 One Night At A Time world tour.

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BREAKINGMorgan Wallen Announces New Tour and Three New Songs

By Maxim Mower, December 1, 2022

The country superstar dropped ‘One Thing At A Time’, ‘Days That End In Why’ and ‘Tennessee Fan’ to celebrate his 2023 world tour reveal.

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Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam 2023: Line-Up, Dates & Tickets

By Holler , August 24, 2022

All the latest line-up announcements, date confirmations and ticket details for Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam 2023.

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Morgan Wallen, Brad Paisley, Kane Brown & Brothers Osborne Announced for WE Fest 2023

By Holler , September 27, 2022

WE Fest will make its return to the Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota from August 3-5 2023.

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WE Fest 2023: Line-Up, Dates & Tickets

By Maxim Mower, August 8, 2022

All the latest line-up announcements, date confirmations and ticket details for WE Fest 2023.

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Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and More Set To Perform at CMA Awards 2022

By Ross Jones, October 25, 2022

The 56th Annual Awards are set to take place November 9th in Nashville, Tennessee.

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INTRODUCINGNew Artist of the Week: Ben Burgess

By Jof Owen, October 11, 2022

Holler talk to Ben Burgess, the songwriter behind Morgan Wallen’s ‘Whiskey Glasses’, about growing up in East Dallas, going solo and his new album Tears The Size Of Texas

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HARDY Announced as Headliner for Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam 2023

By Holler , October 11, 2022

He'll join previously announced headliners Miranda Lambert and Morgan Wallen at the festival from June 1st - 4th 2023 at Panama City Beach

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Gabby Barrett Wins Big at the BBMAs

By Holler , May 24, 2021

Barrett won Top Female Country Artist and Top Song for "I Hope."

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Morgan Wallen Asks Fans To Not Defend Him In New Statement

By Zoe Hodges, February 11, 2021

Morgan Wallen published a video apology via Instagram on Wednesday night.

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LONG READThe Rise and Fall of Morgan Wallen

By Natalie Weiner, December 18, 2020

Morgan Wallen was heading for megastardom. Speaking with his close collaborators, fellow contemporary artists and the man himself - Natalie Weiner presents an in-depth profile on the Dangerous star, discussing his rise, controversies and his birds-eye view of the country music landscape.

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INTERVIEWOne Hot Minute: HARDY

By Carena Liptak, April 16, 2021

Multi award-nominated songwriter-turned-artist HARDY reflects both on the unforgettable year behind him, discussing his friendship with Morgan Wallen and what lays ahead.

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INTERVIEWIntroducing: Lathan Warlick

By Marcus K. Dowling, May 3, 2021

Though some may be sceptical that his message of “God, love, and unity” can supersede cultural divisions and even musical genres, it’s Lathan Warlick's unflinching religiosity and unique perspectives that makes him such a compelling artist.

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ESSENTIALSThe Best Morgan Wallen Songs

By Mark Hagen, May 10, 2022

Writing in Studies In Classic American Literature, D.H. Lawrence said “Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of a critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it”. Shall we have a go? Here are The Best Morgan Wallen Songs according to Holler.

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ALBUM REVIEWMorgan Wallen - Dangerous

By Helen M Jerome, January 15, 2021

Throughout Dangerous, Wallen is supremely comfortable in mythologising his home state of Tennessee, crafting a sepia-tinged view of rural America.

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Morgan Wallen Suspended from Big Loud Following Racial Slur

By Holler , February 3, 2021

The singer has been removed from various US country radio stations and condemned by artists.

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Morgan Wallen tops the Billboard 200 for a second week

By Zoe Hodges, January 25, 2021

Dangerous: The Double Album is the first record to top the chart for a consecutive week since Chris Stapleton's Traveller.

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Morgan Wallen Shares Live Performance of 'Sand In My Boots'

By Ross Jones, January 8, 2021

The track is the opener of his new album Dangerous.