While country fans may think they haven’t heard of newcomer Morgan Wallen, they’ve probably heard the way he talks. The Tennessee native is gaining speed on country radio with his debut single “The Way I Talk,” which is an ode to his thick country accent and his small-town upbringings — something that is highlighted in the music video for the song.
The visual stars his sister and real-life friends and features the gang simply having “a really fun day,” as Wallen puts it. The video for “The Way I Talk” is available now on Wallen’s official Vevo channel, and Billboard has an exclusive look at just how much fun Wallen and his friends had on the video shoot.
As “The Way I Talk” continues to heat up on country radio, currently sitting at No. 30 (according to the May 6 Country Airplay chart), Wallen is on the road supporting Florida Georgia Line, whom he’s become friends with from several writing sessions as he’s gained his footing in the country world. Billboard chatted with Wallen about his song and video, as well as his experience touring with FGL.