|MULTI-PLATINUM Country artist Morgan Wallen tributes the memory we can’t drink away in a brand-new performance video, releasing “865” as the latest installment of The Dangerous Sessions today (10/19). The video drop marks the first of six soon-to-be released videos continuing Wallen’s original acclaimed series.|
Directed by Justin Clough and filmed in his hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee, the clip finds Wallen putting a nostalgic sweetness on his celebrated sandpaper vocal and stripping down “865” to capture the emptiness of a broken heart.
Written by John Byron and Blake Pendergrass, the vivid track is part of Wallen’s record-smashing Dangerous: The Double Album, and now joins others such as “Sand In My Boots,” “Wasted on You” and more from his ongoing The Dangerous Sessions performance series.Meanwhile, Dangerous: The Double Album is nominated for Album of the Year at the upcoming 55th Annual CMA AwardsCRITICAL PRAISE FOR DANGEROUS:
“the country set to beat in 2021” – Billboard“the hottest act in country music at the moment” – Entertainment Tonight“Wallen is that rare country artist with the range to pull off arena rock, easy-vibes Americana, and traditional country ballads.” – GQ“What makes Wallen’s writing so magnetic is the easy, idiomatic shorthand that plunges you directly into his world.” – Pitchfork“the most wanted man in Country” – The New Yorker
Next up, Wallen will hit the road to perform for FOUR sold-out crowds including Auburn Rodeo on October 23 and then will light up Country Thunder Bristol on October 30 with Granger Smith (feat. Earl Dibbles Jr.), Larry Fleet, Jon Langston and ERNEST. For more information on all tour dates, check out his website here.
ABOUT MORGAN WALLEN:
Morgan Wallen has staked his claim as Country music’s next superstar with 7.5 BILLION on-demand streams, MULTI-PLATINUM certifications, and four consecutive chart-toppers. The SNL guest’s widely praised sophomore effort, Dangerous: The Double Album (Big Loud/Republic Records), reigned #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart for 10 consecutive weeks upon release and remained in the top 10 for 33 weeks, plus earned the biggest streaming week for a Country album in history. It includes more record-breaking achievements with one of TIME‘s Top 10 Songs of 2020, “7 Summers,” and “Wasted On You” – that both debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and inside the Billboard Hot 100’s Top 10 – as well as 4X PLATINUM Diplo collaboration, “Heartless,” and PLATINUM chart-topper “More Than My Hometown.” As “the most wanted man in country” (The New Yorker), the Tennessee native has stacked up the accolades, winning 2020’s CMA New Artist of the Year and and iHeartRadio’s Best New Country Artist awards, topping Billboard’s 2020 year-end Country Airplay chart with “Chasin’ You,” plus high-profile features in The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press, The Washington Post, Genius, GQ and more.