When Wallen’s five-song EP The Way I Talk hit iTunes and Spotify July 29, the steel-driven anthem “The Way I Talk” was instantly included on Spotify’s popular Wild Country, New Boots and New Music Friday playlists.
Born about three hours from Nashville 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.
After moving to Music City in 2015, he’s spent the last year developing his writing skills with hitmakers like Craig Wiseman (“Live Like You Were Dying”), Rodney Clawson (“Dirt”), Chris Tompkins (“Drunk on a Plane”), the Warren Brothers (“Highway Don’t Care”), Tommy Cecil (“Home Alone Tonight”) and Matt Dragstrem (“Sippin’ on Fire”), and has been honing his studio poise with award-winning producer Joey Moi.
Wallen joins breakthrough star Chris Lane on Big Loud Records’ promising roster, the high-flying voice who took the label’s first-ever single, “Fix,” to #1 at Country radio. With the addition of Wallen, that unprecedented success is sure to continue.
For more about Morgan Wallen, visit www.morganwallen.com.