Big Loud Records’ rising star MORGAN WALLEN toasted his first #1 hit yesterday (10/17), partying in rooftop-style for his PLATINUM-certified chart-topper, “Up Down” (featuring Florida Georgia Line).
Taking over the Thompson Hotel’s vibey L.A. Jackson rooftop bar in Nashville, BIG LOUD, BMI, ASCAP, Wallen and the backwoods anthem’s talented writers – BRAD CLAWSON, HARDY and CJ SOLAR – were on top of the world as they turned their Shiners “Up Down” in celebration, along with many of the industry pros who made the smash possible, including FGL’s TYLER HUBBARD. Each said a few words in appreciation, and then received mementos to commemorate Wallen’s career first.
“I heard FGL for the first time hanging with friends out on a boat and thought they sounded cool. I never thought I’d be here, standing next to T-Hubb – and shout-out to BK – who are now like brothers to me, and celebrating a #1 song. I still can’t believe this is real,” shared Wallen.
View photos of MORGAN WALLEN’S “UP DOWN” #1 party here.
A surprise announcement came later on, when Wallen revealed the details of his 2019 headlining tour. Beginning January 5 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the IF I KNOW ME TOUR will hit 26 cities from coast-to-coast including a hometown show in Knoxville, Tennessee, plus stops in Boston, Massachusetts; Denver, Colorado; Los Angeles, California and more before wrapping in Salt Lake City, Utah, on March 30.
Presented by Shiner Light Blonde, the IF I KNOW ME TOUR follows his successful spring 2018 headlining UP DOWN TOUR and will feature emerging Big Loud Records artist (and “Up Down” co-writer) HARDY as the opening act, with presales starting October 23 on Spotify followed by Wallen’s Fan Club / VIP Nation on October 25, and becoming widely available on October 26.
“Shiner Beer has a long history of supporting Country music artists,” shared Gregor Mina, Director of Marketing for The Gambrinus Company. “We are delighted to be back on the road with Morgan Wallen for his second tour with Shiner Light Blonde.”
Here are the dates and cities scheduled for Morgan Wallen’s 2019 IF I KNOW ME TOUR:
1/5 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1/10 – Birmingham, Alabama
1/11 – Knoxville, Tennessee
1/17 – Overland Park, Kansas
1/18 – Lincoln, Nebraska
1/19 – Denver, Colorado
1/24 – Columbia, South Carolina
1/25 – Athens, Georgia
1/26 – Madison, Wisconsin
1/31 – Nashville, Tennessee
2/2 – Springfield, Illinois
2/7 – Oxford, Mississippi
2/9 – Starkville, Mississippi
2/16 – Lexington, Kentucky
2/21 – New York, New York
2/22 – Boston, Massachusetts
2/23 – Asbury Park, New Jersey
3/1 – Lake Buena Vista, Florida
3/7 – Lancaster, Pennsylvania
3/8 – Clifton Park, New York
3/23 – Los Angeles, California
3/27 – San Diego, California
3/28 – Phoenix, Arizona
3/29 – Las Vegas, Nevada
3/30 – Salt Lake City, Utah
Meanwhile, Wallen is now featured as the latest Taste of Country RISERS, performing a stripped-down version of his buzz-inducing new single, “Whiskey Glasses,” which the Country outlet said revealed “a man who is clearly more than just party songs.” Check out Wallen’s Taste of Country RISERS feature here.
The follow-up to his first #1 hit, “Whiskey Glasses” is currently making its way up the Country radio airplay charts as part of Wallen’s wave-making IF I KNOW ME album debut. Fans can catch him now on JAKE OWEN’s LIFE’S WHATCHA MAKE IT TOUR through November 3, after taking the stage in front of arena-sized crowds supporting LUKE BRYAN and FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE.
Morgan Wallen’s PLATINUM-certified #1 single “Up Down,” featuring Florida Georgia Line, has earned high praise from the likes of Billboard, Rolling Stone Country, Sounds Like Nashville, Morning Hangover, Whiskey Riff and more. His anticipated follow-up “Whiskey Glasses” is currently climbing the Country radio charts. With more than 400 million combined digital streams to his credit, the engaging entertainer was named among CMT’s LISTEN UP “18 for 2018” class of newcomers and sharpened his performance skills opening for superstars like FGL and labelmate Chris Lane. Following his run on Luke Bryan’s WHAT MAKES YOU COUNTRY TOUR, including high-profile stadium stops, he’s joined Jake Owen’s LIFE’S WHATCHA MAKE IT TOUR for the fall in support of his debut album IF I KNOW ME, named one of Taste of Country’s “Top 10 Country Albums of 2018, So Far.” The in-demand songwriter has co-penned hits for A Thousand Horses, Dustin Lynch, and Kane Brown, as well as Jason Aldean’s PLATINUM-certified #1 “You Make It Easy.” Born in Sneedville, Tenn. (also home to bluegrass legend Jimmy Martin), Wallen was a star on the baseball diamond; attended the same high school as Country superstar Kenny Chesney; and has deep roots in the church. With a Hard Rock-loving preacher for a father and a mother who couldn’t get enough Country and contemporary Christian music, Wallen began performing for his local congregation at the tender age of 3 and went on to develop a strong love of Country, Rock and Hip-Hop.
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