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Morgan Wallen Announces New Album + Releases Three New Songs

Morgan Wallen announces new album, One Thing At A Time and shares three new songs as instant gratification tracks. Learn more here.

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After announcing his first-ever arena tour, Morgan Wallen is readying fans for album number three, One Thing A Time. The massive 36-song project is slated to be released on March 3rd. To mark the momentous occasion, Wallen is sharing three new songs for all fans who preorder the record. Amongst the three new songs are, “Last Night,” “Everything I Love,” and “I Wrote the Book.”

Each of the three new songs showcase a different side of Wallen’s personality and artistry. “Last Night,” one of the few outside cuts on the record paints the story of fighting with your partner while drinking. Despite the concept, the song comes across as confident and sexy, while the tempo begs for fans to sing along.

“Everything I Love” is the most true-blue country of the three new songs. The relatable track is about everything you love and every place that is yours being tainted by an ex who no longer loves you. While the story might be melancholy, the banjos and the instrumentals make for a fun, bluesy song.

Finally, “I Wrote The Book,” written by Wallen with HARDY and Cameron Montgomery, is quite possibly the most Wallen song of the releases. The singer teased the track earlier this month, which led to fans begging for its release. “I Wrote The Book” is a honest depiction of a man just trying to walk a straight line, despite temptation. Something tells us that Wallen wrote this one from experience.

Wallen shared about the record in a recent press release.“This record represents the last few years of my life, the highs and the lows. It also brings together the musical influences that have shaped me as an artist – country, alternative and hip-hop,” shared the singer.

“There are 36 songs on this album because we just kept exploring with fresh lyrics, music, and production ideas and these are the songs that felt right to me. It was a blast to create, and I was so grateful to be back in the studio to lay this out for my fans. I just try to tell it how it is – the good, the bad, the love, the heartbreak. That’s all I know how to do.”

Wallen finishes his statement with the sentiment, “My hope is that this album makes my fans proud; makes ‘em laugh, smirk, cry, and think – just like it did for me.”

Fans can expect the project to be full of A-list writers and collaborators. Artists and songwriters like HARDY, Devin Dawson, Ernest, and Travis Denning all have cuts on the record. Wallen also features HARDY, Ernest, and Eric Church on respective songs.

Check back on March 3rd for our full review of Wallen’s One Thing At A Time album.

One Thing At A Time Track List:

  1. “Born with a Beer in My Hand” (Morgan Wallen, Zach Abend, Michael Hardy)
  2. “Last Night” (John Byron, Ashley Gorley, Jacob Kasher Hindlin, Ryan Vojtesak)
  3. “Everything I Love (Wallen, Gorley, Ernest K. Smith, Vojtesak)
  4. “Man Made a Bar” (Feat. Eric Church) (Rocky Block, Jordan Dozzi, Larry Fleet, Brett Tyler)
  5. “Devil Don’t Know” (Travis Denning, Jared Mullins, Ben Stennis)
  6. “One Thing at a Time” (Gorley, Smith, Vojtesak, Wallen)
  7. “’98 Braves” (Byron, Josh Miller, Travis Wood)
  8. “Ain’t That Some” (Chris LaCorte, Chase McGill, Josh Miller, Blake Pendergrass)
  9. “I Wrote the Book” (Wallen, Hardy, Cameron Montgomery)
  10. “Tennessee Numbers” (Minton, Pendergrass, Wood)
  11. “Hope That’s True” (Wallen, Smith, Vojtesak)
  12. “Whiskey Friends” (Wallen, Gorley, Jonathan Hoskins, Smith, Josh Thompson, Vojtesak
  13. “Sunrise” (Byron, Pendergrass)
  14. “Keith Whitley” (Thomas Archer, Brad Clawson, Mullins)
  15. “In the Bible” (Feat. Hardy) (Byron, Jeff Garrison, Jon Hall, Johnson, Geoffrey Warburton)
  16. “You Proof” (Wallen, Gorley, Smith, Vojtesak)
  17. “Thought You Should Know” (Wallen, Michelle Galyon, Miranda Lambert)
  18. “F150-50” (Mullins, John Pierce, Stennis)
  19. “Neon Star (Country Boy Lullaby)” (Wallen, Smith, Thompson, Vojtesak)
  20. “I Deserve a Drink” (Byron, Devin Dawson, Jacob Durrett, Hillary Lindsey)
  21. “Wine Into Water” (Bryon, Matt Jenkins, Pendergrass)
  22. “Me + All Your Reasons” (Wallen, Gorley, Smith, Vojtesak)
  23. “Tennessee Fan” (Wallen, Gorley, Smith, Vojtesak)
  24. “Money on Me” (Michael Lotten, Pendergrass, Matt Roy)
  25. “Thinking’ Bout Me” (Byron, Gorley, Taylor Phillips, Vojtesak)
  26. “Single Than She Was” (Byron, Ben Johnson, Vojtesak)
  27. “Days That End in Why” (Byron, Pendergrass, Driver Williams)
  28. “Last Drive Down Main” (Jerry Flowers, Ryan Hurd, Lotten)
  29. “Me to Me” (Wallen, Gorley, Smith Vojtesak)
  30. “Don’t Think Jesus” (Jessi Alexander, Mark Holman, McGill)
  31. “180 (Lifestyle)” (Block, Gorley, Holman, Pendergrass, Smith Vojtesak)
  32. “Had It” (Block, Alex Eskeerdo Izquiedo, Vajtesak)
  33. “Cowgirls” (Feat. Ernest) (Block, Gorley, James Maddocks, Smith, Vjjtesak)
  34. “Good Girl Gone Missin’” (Wallen, Gorley, Maddocks, Smith, Vojtesak)
  35. “Outlook” (Wallen, Clawson, Hyde)
  36. “Dying Man” (Johnson, Pendergrass, Thompson)
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Morgan Wallen readies fans for album number three, ‘One Thing At A Time’ out March 3rd.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Morgan Wallen releases.

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“One Thing At A Time,” “Days That End In Why,” and “Tennessee Fan” are now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

BREAKING: Morgan Wallen Adds Second MetLife Stadium Show

Morgan Wallen’s 2023 ‘One Night At A Time’ World Tour will hit the New York/New Jersey area at MetLife Stadium not once, but TWICE this spring! The superstar revealed moments ago that a second stop on the tour has been added along with 13 additional tour dates. Get all the info below.

Wallen’s tour will hit MetLife Stadium on Friday, May 19, 2023 and Saturday, May 20, 2023. The show will include openers, Parker McCollum in direct support, ERNEST, and Bailey Zimmerman. For a full list of tour dates, click here.

Tickets are on sale Friday, December 9 at MorganWallen.com. There is no official pre-sale in the U.S. for this tour, so fans are advised to only purchase through verified fans.

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Morgan Wallen Drops Three New Songs Ahead of World Tour

Morgan Wallen drops three brand new songs ahead of his recently announced world tour. Listen to the three new tracks below & let us know which is your favorite.

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Morgan Wallen by David Lehr

After having a monumental year touring and sharing new music with fans, Morgan Wallen is showing no signs of slowing down. Earlier today, the superstar announced his first ever world tour. Now, he is sharing three brand new songs with fans, calling it a sampler for what is to come with album number three.

Wallen’s new songs are “One Thing At A Time,” “Days That End in Why,” and a previously unreleased fan-favorite, “Tennessee Fan.” All three songs gives fans a little taste of Wallen’s artistry and of course, what is in store in the next chapter of new music.

According to the singer-songwriter, “I’ve had so many people ask me if I want to take some time off, but the truth is – I have been writing and making too much music in my off-time because I feel as inspired as I ever have. It feels like new songs re pouring out of me, and I love that feeling. We are going to run it back next year with the One Night At A Time World Tour.”

“One Thing At A Time” is a mid-tempo song all about trying your best to get over someone, while “Days That End in Why” is a pensive song that touches on Wallen’s more tender side. Then, “Tennessee Fan” is a song that feels nostalgic and reminiscent of young love. The three songs are the perfect additions to Wallen’s already impressive catalog of music.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Morgan Wallen releases.

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“One Thing At A Time,” “Days That End In Why,” and “Tennessee Fan” are now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

BREAKING: Morgan Wallen Bringing Tour to MetLife Stadium 2023

Morgan Wallen’s 2023 ‘One Night At A Time’ World Tour will hit the New York/New Jersey area on Saturday, May 20, 2023. Get all the info below.

The show will include openers, Parker McCollum in direct support, ERNEST, and Bailey Zimmerman. For a full list of tour dates, click here.

Tickets are on sale Friday, December 9 at MorganWallen.com. There is no official pre-sale in the U.S. for this tour, so fans are advised to only purchase through verified fans.

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BREAKING: Morgan Wallen Announces 2023 World Tour

Morgan Wallen dropped a major announcement today revealing his 2023 ‘One Night At A Time’ World Tour. Get all the dates and details below.

Morgan Wallen 2023 U.S. Tour Dates:
Fri, April 14             Milwaukee, WI                  American Family Field*# NEW
Sat, April 15            Milwaukee, WI                  American Family Field*#
Thurs, April 20        Louisville, KY                   KFC Yum! Center
Sat, April 22            Oxford, MS                        Vaught-Hemingway Stadium*#
Thurs, April 27        Grand Rapids, MI              Van Andel Arena
Fri, April 28             Moline, IL                          Vibrant Arena
Sat, April 29            Lincoln, NE                        Pinnacle Bank Arena
Thurs, May 4           Jacksonville, FL                 VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Fri, May 5                West Palm Beach, FL         iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
Sat, May 6                Tampa, FL                          MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Thurs, May 18         Hershey, PA                        Hersheypark Stadium
Fri, May 19              East Rutherford, NJ           MetLife Stadium*$ NEW
Sat, May 20              East Rutherford, NJ           MetLife Stadium*$
Wed, May 24           Austin, TX                          Moody Center
Fri, May 26              Houston, TX                      Minute Maid Park*#
Thurs, June 1           Atlanta, GA                        Truist Park*$ NEW
Fri, June 2                Atlanta, GA                        Truist Park*$
Sat, June 3                Panama City Beach, FL     Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam^
Thurs, June 8           Virginia Beach, VA             Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater NEW
Fri, June 9                Virginia Beach, VA             Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Sat, June 10              Myrtle Beach, SC               Carolina Country Music Fest^
Wed, June 14           Pittsburgh, PA                     PNC Park*& NEW
Thurs, June 15         Pittsburgh, PA                     PNC Park*#
Sat, June 17              Philadelphia, PA                 Citizens Bank Park*#
Thurs, June 22         Chicago, IL                         Wrigley Field*# NEW
Fri, June 23              Chicago, IL                         Wrigley Field*$
Thurs, June 29         Detroit, MI                          Ford Field*# NEW
Fri, June 30              Detroit, MI                          Ford Field*#
Thurs, July 6            St. Louis, MO                     Busch Stadium*$ NEW
Fri, July 7                 St. Louis, MO                     Busch Stadium*$
Fri, July 14               San Diego, CA                    Petco Park*# NEW
Sat, July 15              San Diego, CA                     Petco Park*#
Wed, July 19            Phoenix, AZ                        Chase Field*# NEW
Thurs, July 20          Phoenix, AZ                        Chase Field*#
Sat, July 22              Los Angeles, CA                 SoFi Stadium*#
Thurs, Aug 3            Detroit Lakes, MN              WE Fest^
Sat, Aug 12              Columbus, OH                    Ohio Stadium*#
Thurs, Aug 17          Boston, MA                        Fenway Park*# NEW
Fri, Aug 18              Boston, MA                         Fenway Park*$
Sat, Sept 2                Washington, DC                 FedEx Field*$
Sat, Oct 7                 Tacoma, WA                       Tacoma Dome

Morgan Wallen 2023 International Tour Dates:
Wed, March 15        Auckland, NZ                   Spark Arena #
Sun, March 19         Ipswich, QLD                   CMC Rocks ^
Tues, March 21        Sydney, NSW                   Qudos Bank Arena #
Fri, March 24           Melbourne, VIC               Rod Laver Arena #
Sat, Aug 5                Camrose, AB                    Big Valley Jamboree^
Thurs, Sept 14          Toronto, ON                     Budweiser Stage NEW
Fri, Sept 15              Toronto, ON                     Budweiser Stage NEW
Sat, Sept 16              Toronto, ON                     Budweiser Stage
Mon, Sept 18           London, ON                      Budweiser Gardens
Thurs, Sept 21          Ottawa, ON                      Canadian Tire Centre
Fri, Sept 22              Quebec City, QC              Videotron Centre
Sat, Sept 23              Montreal, QC                   Bell Centre
Thurs, Sept 28          Winnipeg, MB                 Canada Life Centre
Fri, Sept 29              Saskatoon, SK                  SaskTel Centre
Sat, Sept 30              Calgary, AB                     Scotiabank Saddledome
Tues, Oct 3              Vancouver, BC                 Rogers Arena NEW
Wed, Oct 4               Vancouver, BC                Rogers Arena
* Stadium Dates
^ Festival Dates
# HARDY, ERNEST, Bailey Zimmerman
$ Parker McCollum, ERNEST, Bailey Zimmerman
& HARDY, Bailey Zimmerman

Tickets are on sale Friday, December 9 at MorganWallen.com. There is no official pre-sale in the U.S. for this tour, so fans are advised to only purchase through verified fans. For more information, visit MorganWallen.com. Morgan Wallen Fan Club pre-sale for Australia and New Zealand shows begins on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

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Tyler Hubbard Earns First Number as a Solo Artist with “5 Foot 9”

Tyler Hubbard earns his first number one song at country radio with his debut single, “5 Foot 9.” Learn all the details here.

While Tyler Hubbard (Florida Georgia Line) is no country music newbie, the frontman took the plunge into becoming a solo artist earlier this year. Back in May, Hubbard emerged with his debut song, “5 Foot 9.” In just a few short months, the track became a hit on country radio. Today the song marks Hubbard’s first solo number-one single at country radio.

The debut single was the perfect re-introduction to the singer-songwriter and his incredible talent. “5 Foot 9” is a love song dedicated to Hubbard’s wife. Written by Hubbard with The Cadillac Three leader Jaren Johnston and Chase McGill, “5 Foot 9” signifies the singer’s staying power in country music, no matter what the role.

“Dry wood makes good fires // Goodyears make good swings // All that’s all good but for me // God makes five foot nine, brown eyes, and a sundress // Loves Tim McGraw and a small town accent // Ain’t no way that me and this truck made her fall in love // Jack makes good whiskey but God makes the good stuff // Oh, God makes the good stuff”

It will be exciting to see how this new chapter in Hubbard’s life continues to evolve. Fans can expect his full-length solo album debut in January 2023. Congratulations to Tyler Hubbard and his team on their first number-one single with “5 Foot 9.”

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Tyler Hubbard’s debut single, “5 Foot 9” goes number one at country radio.

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“5 Foot 9” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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The 56th Annual CMA Awards Recap ft. Luke Combs, Lainey Wilson & More

Here is the 56th Annual CMA Awards recap featuring big wins by country superstars Luke Combs, Lainey Wilson, and more.

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The 56th Annual CMA Awards took place last night (November 9th), returning to the iconic Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, this show was all about uniting fans and country artists with our favorite music genre and honoring the greats that paved the way. For a full list of all of the nominations and winners, click here.

The show began with a medley of hits, celebrating the late, great Loretta Lynn. Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, and Reba McEntire took to the stage delivering an incredible performance of Lynn’s classics like, “You’re Looking at Country” and “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” Carly Pearce also honored Lynn with her incredible song, “Dear Miss Loretta,” later in the show.

Shortly after, the CMA’s hosted another incredible female-led performance of Ashley McBryde’s killer album Lindeville. Artists like John Osborne, Brandy Clark, Caylee Hammack, and Pillbox Patti joined her on stage.

With a quick introduction, first-time CMA awards winner for Video of the Year, Cody Johnson graced the stage next, singing an electric rendition of his hit song, “‘Til You Can’t.” Similarly, Cole Swindell took to the stage to sing his latest number-one hit, “She Had Me At Heads Carolina.” Of course, he brought out Jo Dee Messina to sing with him. Lambert also returned to sing her new song, “Geraldene” and Underwood with, “Hate My Heart.”

The star-studded event continued with a killer performance from Luke Combs. The Entertainer of the Year nominee blew fans away, singing his song, “The Kind of Love We Make.” The other Luke, Luke Bryan also performed his current single, “Country On” later on in the show. The night continued with performances by Zac Brown Band, who sang their song “Out In The Middle” and an exciting duet by Thomas Rhett and Katy Perry. The latter duo sang their new song, “Where We Started,” a country-pop medley, begging for radio play.

However, HARDY and Lainey Wilson may have given arguably one of the best performances of the night with their song “wait in the truck.” The eerie ballad came to life, as the two New Artist of the Year nominees sang their hearts out, receiving a huge applause and standing ovation from the audience. Next up, Morgan Wallen, an Entertainer of the Year nominee, also showed up to perform his hit song, “You Proof.”

The CMA Awards continued to showcase collaborations throughout the night. Kelly Clarkson and Carly Pearce joined Kelsea Ballerini on stage to sing “YOU’RE DRUNK, GO HOME.” The threesome brought their sassy energy and huge vocal chops to the country music stage.

Another highlight of the night is when Chris and Morgane Stapleton took the stage with none other than the iconic, Patty Loveless. An incredibly harrowing performance, the collaborators sang Loveless’ “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive,” getting each and every artist on their feet celebrating the performance with them.

Country music artists continued to celebrate the icons that came before them both in and out of the genre. Brothers Osborne took the stage with The War and Treaty to celebrate the forthcoming tribute album, Stoned Cold Country for The Rolling Stones, coming in 2023, while Elle King joined by The Black Keys and celebrated the late hall of fame, Jerry Lee Lewis.

Of course, the night would not be complete without the monumental tribute to Alan Jackson, who was the newest recipient of the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. Carrie Underwood strutted onto the stage to announce the icon, even singing a little something. Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi, and Lainey Wilson shared the stage to celebrate Jackson’s career. They sang songs like, “Chattahoochee,” “Drive (For Daddy Gene),” and “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow.” Jackson, himself also sang his song, “Don’t Rock The Jukebox.”

Overall the 56th CMA Awards were a great night for country music. The show came back to its roots, mixing the new country music sounds with more traditional country, proving that we can all love the genre together.

To view the full list of winners, click here.

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Here Are The 2022 CMA Awards Winners (Full List)

Here is the full list of 2022 winners of the 56th annual CMA Awards (2022)…

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2022 CMA AWARDS WINNERS:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
  • Luke Combs *** WINNER
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Morgan Wallen
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer  
  • “Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan
    Producer: Paul DiGiovanni
    Mix Engineer: Jim Cooley
  • “half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (feat. Kenny Chesney)
    Producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Ross Copperman, Jimmy Robbins
    Mix Engineer: Dan Grech-Marguerat
  • “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde
    Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
    Mix Engineer: Ryan Gore
  • “’Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson
    Producer: Trent Willmon
    Mix Engineer: Jack Clarke *** WINNER
  • “You Should Probably Leave” – Chris Stapleton
    Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton
    Mix Engineer: Vance Powell
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s) 
  • Growin’ Up – Luke Combs
    Producers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton
    Mix Engineers: Jim Cooley, Chip Matthews *** WINNER
  • Humble Quest – Maren Morris
    Producer: Greg Kurstin
    Mix Engineer: Serban Ghenea
  • Palomino – Miranda Lambert
    Producers: Luke Dick, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall, Mikey Reaves
    Mix Engineer: Jason Lehning
  • Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’ – Lainey Wilson
    Producer: Jay Joyce
    Mix Engineer: F. Reid Shippen
  • Time, Tequila & Therapy – Old Dominion
    Producers: Shane McAnally, Old Dominion
    Mix Engineer: Justin Niebank
SONG OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Songwriter(s) 
  • “Buy Dirt”
    Songwriters: Jacob Davis, Jordan Davis, Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins  ***WINNER
  • “Never Wanted To Be That Girl”
    Songwriters: Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce
  • “Sand In My Boots”
    Songwriters: Ashley Gorley, Michael Hardy, Josh Osborne
  • “Things A Man Oughta Know”
    Songwriters: Jason Nix, Jonathan Singleton, Lainey Wilson
  • “You Should Probably Leave”
    Songwriters: Chris DuBois, Ashley Gorley, Chris Stapleton
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Carly Pearce
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Lainey Wilson *** WINNER
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Cody Johnson
  • Chris Stapleton *** WINNER
  • Morgan Wallen
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
  • Lady A
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion *** WINNER
  • Zac Brown Band
VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne *** WINNER
  • Dan + Shay
  • LOCASH
  • Maddie & Tae
MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Artist(s) and Producer(s)
  • “Beers On Me” – Dierks Bentley with BRELAND & HARDY
    Producers: Dierks Bentley, Ross Copperman
  • “If I Didn’t Love You” – Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood
    Producer: Michael Knox
  • “Longneck Way To Go” – Midland (featuring Jon Pardi)
    Producers: Dann Huff, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
  • “Never Say Never” – Cole Swindell (with Lainey Wilson)
    Producer: Zach Crowell
  • “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde
    Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne *** WINNER
MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
  • Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle *** WINNER
  • Paul Franklin, Steel guitar
  • Brent Mason, Guitar
  • Ilya Toshinskiy, Banjo
  • Derek Wells, Guitar
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Artist(s) and Director(s)  
  • “I Bet You Think About Me” (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault) – Taylor Swift (featuring Chris Stapleton)
    Director: Blake Lively
  • “Longneck Way To Go” – Midland (featuring Jon Pardi)
    Director: Harper Smith
  • “Never Say Never” – Cole Swindell (with Lainey Wilson)
    Director: Michael Monaco
  • “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde
    Director: Alexa Campbell
  • “’Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson
    Director: Dustin Haney *** WINNER
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
  • HARDY
  • Walker Hayes
  • Cody Johnson
  • Parker McCollum
  • Lainey Wilson *** WINNER

 

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5 Artists That Are Future Entertainer of the Year Winners

Country music is home to many incredible singer-songwriters and superstars. Artists like Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Eric Church, and more have taken home the coveted Entertainer of the Year award at country music award shows like CMA Awards and ACM Awards. Over the years, Country Swag has confidently predicted future winners and Artists to Watch long before their nominations. As Awards season approaches, we thought it would be fun to share five artists that we believe are future entertainer of the year winners. Check out our list below.

  1. Russell Dickerson

It has been evident since day one that Russell Dickerson is an absolute superstar. He finds a way to connect with fans through his music, making everyone want to root for his success. In his young career, Dickerson has broken records, as his singles consecutively find their way to the top of the radio charts. “Love You Like I Used To” is even tied officially with Lonestar’s “Amazed” as the longest-running top-ten single in radio history. It is only a matter of time until he is nominated for the coveted award!

To keep up with Russell Dickerson, follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

  1. Morgan Wallen

Morgan Wallen was primed for superstardom back in his “The Way I Talk” days. While his career has been turbulent at times, his stardom has not wavered. After a widely successful tour and a record-breaking sophomore album, it appears that Wallen is closer than ever to the Entertainer of the Year award. He even finds himself with a nomination this year! Will he take it home? Tune in to the CMA Awards on Wednesday, November 9 at 8/7c on ABC.

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  1. Lainey Wilson

Lainey Wilson is an absolute force in country music right now! Her brand new album, Bell Bottom Country is already one of the most talked about records of the year. In her young career, she has already garnered an impressive crew of diehard fans, an army of songwriters and artists who believe in her, and an incredible future. We believe, she will be up for Entertainer of the Year sooner rather than later!

To keep up with Lainey Wilson, follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

  1. Conner Smith

When Thomas Rhett tells you he believes in someone then you know they are worth paying attention to! Conner Smith is that person and after meeting him back in 2021 for our NYC Live Sessions, we were quickly belivers ourselves. At just 22 years old, Smith is quickly building a fanbase that is obsessed with everything he puts out. He is a songwriter wise beyond his years, has undeniable charisma, a stage presence worthy of  EOY noms, and his songs are the right mix of catchy and prolific. Give it some time and everyone will know who Conner Smith is!

To keep up with Conner Smith, follow him on Instagram, TwitterTikTok, and Facebook.

 

  1. HARDY

Already one of the best songwriters in country music, HARDY is on the brink of superstardom. He can truly do no wrong! HARDY carves a space for himself everywhere he goes. His signature country-rock sound is resonating with fans across the world, and his live show is like no other. Mark our words, HARDY will be an Entertainer of the Year winner in the umping years.

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What do you think of our picks? Who do you see as a future Entertainer of the Year? Tweet us @CountrySwag and let us know!

Morgan Wallen Celebrates Vols Win with New Song “Tennessee Fan”

Morgan Wallen celebrates Tennessee Volunteer’s win with “Tennessee Fan.” Listen to the teaser of the unreleased song below.

Morgan Wallen sporting a Tennessee Vols Shirts (Photo Credit: David Lehr)

Just a few days ago, Tennessee celebrated their iconic win by the Tennessee Volunteers over their rivals Alabama’s Crimson Tide. While college football has definitely been a part of the country music landscape with songs like Luke Combs’ “South On Ya” and Conner Smith’s “Orange and White” and “I Hate Alabama,” superstar Morgan Wallen is adding to that with his unreleased song, “Tennessee Fan.”

After celebrating the win with an impromptu performance at Peyton Manning’s bar, Wallen surprised fans with a clip of the unreleased song. “Tennessee Fan” is the perfect song to celebrate the big win. While it is unclear when Wallen actually recorded the song, this was definitely the best timing.

“She came back with me // crossed the Vols state line // Guess the joke’s on Alabama // ’cause they lost big this time // I’ve got the number one pick // blonde hair, red lips brought her over to the other side // A little deep south Delta Gamma // Done found a Smokey Mountain man // She was raised roll tide ’til the day she died // but ever since that night she’s been a Tennessee fan”

We look forward to seeing when Wallen officially releases this song. The single, already an earworm could be a start of more from album number 3 for the singer-songwriter. While we wait for more music, check out the songs we think should have been singles and his impressive list of number one’s here.

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