Morgan Wallen Biography
Born in Sneedville, Tennessee, Morgan Cole Wallen is an American country singer and songwriter. He rose to fame after competing in The Voice season 6, in 2014. The singer won Country Music Association Awards New Artist of the Year Award in 2019.
Morgan Wallen Age and Birthday
Wallen is 27 years old as of 2020. He was born on May 13, 1993, in Sneedville, Tennessee. Morgan celebrates his birthday on the 13th of May every year.
Morgan Wallen Height
Wallen stands at a height measurement of 5 feet and 10.5 inches, an equivalent of 1.79 meters or 179.1 centimeters.
Morgan Wallen Family: Parents and Siblings
Wallen’s father was a Baptist pastor and his mother, Lesli Wallen is was a teacher. The singer has two siblings, sisters named Ashlyne and Mikaela.
Morgan Wallen Ex-Fiancee, Son, Girlfriend, and Dating
Wallen was engaged to Katie Smith and together they have a son named Indie Wilder. His son was born on July 10, 2020. Katie and Morgan were engaged for about two years before they broke their engagement reportedly in 2019. The two love their son and have agreed to co-parent as seen on their Instagram posts.
Morgan Wallen Controversy | Racial Slur Video
Wallen was booted off Saturday Night Live in October 2020, breaking the sketch series’ covid-19 safety protocol. He was seen inside a club partying his actions prompting his appearance to be canceled. He, however, was recast two months after the incidence.
Prior to that, in May 2020, he was arrested in Nashville and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges after a night drinking at Kid Rock’s downtown honky-tonk. He was not prosecuted for the charges(source: Rollingstone)
Racial Slur Video
On February 2, 2021, TMZ posted a video that appeared to show Wallen referring to a person with a racial slur. The video which seemingly was filmed by a neighbor, showed Morgan returning from a night out in Nashville with a group of friends. Following the emergence of the video, TMZ reported that he had issued an apology statement: ” I’m embarrassed and sorry. I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back. There are no excuses to use this type of language, ever.”
Moreover, Radio stations, streaming services, and record labels distanced themselves from Wallen after the video of him using a racial slur surfaced online. By Wednesday morning, February 3, 2021, Apple, Spotify, iHeartmedia, Entercom had removed Morgan from playlists and airwaves. The country singer’s record label and management company, Big Loud, announced that it would suspend his contract indefinitely. Sir frousXM also pulled his music from its platforms and so is Cumulus Media, a major owner of country music stations. In addition, CMT television network said it was pulling all of Morgan’s appearances from its platform.
Morgan Wallen The Voice
Wallen competed in season 6 of The Voice in 2014. He was initially in Team Usher and later joining Adam Levine’s team. The country singer was eliminated during the Playoffs stage. Other The Voice contestants from different seasons include Jim Ranger, Carter Rubin, John Holiday, and Ian Flanigan
Morgan Wallen Song and Albums
Wallen has as of 2020 6 singles namely: The Way I Talk, Up Down featuring Florida Georgia Line, Whiskey Glasses, Chasin You, More Than My Hometown, and 7 Summers.
Moreover,7 Summers ( released August 2020) broke a record for most first-day for a country song on Apple Music, charting top 10 on Billboard Hot 100. More Than My Hometown (May 27, 2020) is from his second studio album Dangerous:
Morgan released his first If I Know on April 27, 2018, under Big Loud Records. The album debuted number 1 in the US country music billboard chart.
His second album, Dangerous: The Double Album was released on January 8, 2021. He announced its release on November 11, 2020.
The country singer has released three EPs:
- Stand Alone which was released under Panacea Records on August 24, 2015
- The Way I Talk released under Big Loud Mountain on July 29, 2016
- Morgan Wallen released under Big Loud Mountain on January 12, 2018.
Also as a songwriter, Morgan has co-written A Thousand Horses, Preachin, to the Choir, and You Make It Easy by Jason Aldean.
Website and YouTube Channel
The singer has a website morganwallen.com and a Youtube channel under his name.
Social Media: Instagram and Twitter
- The Instagram handle is @morganwallen. He has 1.8 million followers as of 2020.
- His Twitter handle is @MorganWallen. The account had 431.3K followers as of 2020.
Morgan Wallen Net worth
Wallen has an estimated net worth of $1 million. His primary source of income is his career as a singer and songwriter.