In 2012, Morgan Wallen was just a high school graduate hanging out with friends at his lake house in Tennessee when he heard Florida Georgia Line’s hit “Get Your Shine On” for the first time and became a fan.
Fast-forward five years later and now the rising country star is getting ready to release his second single, “Up Down,” featuring FGL’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley — and PEOPLE has an exclusive behind the scenes look of its music video set to premiere on Friday.
“Five years ago, I never would have thought that I would have them on my song,” Wallen, 24, tells PEOPLE. “It’s really kind of crazy how it all unfolded, and I can’t wait to get it out for the rest of the world to see.”
Wallen, who has joined Hubbard and Kelley during select shows on their Smooth Tour, says the two “have taken me under their wing and treated me like a little brother.”