No. 7: Morgan Wallen, If I Know Me
Quietly, Morgan Wallen
has released one of the better debuts of 2018. If I Know Me
proves the “Up Down”
singer’s vocal range, but mostly showcases strong songwriting and song selection instincts. There’s more rowdy (“Whatcha Know ‘Bout That,” “Happy Hour”
) than hurt, but great hooks, attention to detail and a familiar, yet unique redneck country sound define him.