Nashville, Tenn. (January 26, 2017) – Big Loud Records breakout artist Morgan Wallen is already making waves in 2017, kicking the year off with undeniable excitement from fans, country radio and media outlets alike.
The young Tennessee native’s debut single, “The Way I Talk,” is currently making its way up the Billboard and Country Aircheck Country Airplay charts, and NASH Country Daily has premiered a new acoustic video for the grooving, celebrate-your-roots anthem, which can also be found on YouTube.
Co-written by Ben Hayslip, Chase McGill and Jessi Alexander, “The Way I Talk” has now been streamed over 4 million times on Spotify as fans connect with Wallen’s sweet-tea flavored vocals and a storyline that praises family, spirituality and Southern pride. Mixing country, rock and a touch of hip-hop, “The Way I Talk” is the title track to Wallen’s debut EP, released last summer and produced by studio ace Joey Moi (Florida Georgia Line).
Intrigued by the success of his first release, Taste of Country has chosen Wallen for its inaugural RISERS contest, an honor aimed at identifying new artists who are “poised to explode in 2017.” Nine artists have already been selected, and the tenth and final Riser will be announced February 1.
Wallen’s star will continue to shine bright as the year goes on, joining superstar duo Florida Georgia Line’s DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR as a supporting artist on select dates. The tour kicks off January 27 in Tallahassee, Florida, and also includes Dustin Lynch, Chris Lane, Ryan Follese and Seth Ennis.