Morgan Wallen

Country singer Morgan Cole Wallen, born on May 13, 1993, has become a sensation in the country music scene since the debut of his first album. A former contestant on the reality television show “The Voice,” Wallen went on to strike a deal with an independent music label to launch his first E.P. in 2015 and has not looked back since. With the release of his first record, Wallen went on to win multiple awards and continues to create headlines for his achievements. Celebrate his special day with some fun facts about his life and career right here.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Morgan Cole Wallen

Birth date:

May 13, 1993

Age:

31

Zodiac Sign:

Taurus

Height:

5' 9"

Relationship Status:

In a relationship

Net Worth:

$4 million

Morgan's Social Media:

Background

Award-winning country singer Morgan Cole Wallen has become an international sensation. Born on May 13, 1993, in Sneedville, Tennessee, Wallen is the son of a pastor, Tommy Wallen, and Leslie Wallen. He has three sisters, Ashlyne, Mikaela, and Lacey — the latter was adopted by his parents in 2021. From an early age, Wallen sang for the church congregation and also took piano and violin lessons. A keen baseball player, he wanted to pursue the game at college level but had to drop the dream after injuring his elbow.

In 2014, Wallen came into the limelight when he competed in season six of the American reality television show “The Voice.” He started on Usher’s team but eventually made his way to Adam Levin’s team. He was eliminated during the playoffs but after already having made his mark. Only a short while after his elimination, he was signed by the independent music label, Panacea Records. In the same year, he collaborated with guitarist Dominic Frost to release his first single, ‘Stand Alone,’ which was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America six years later. After the success of the song, Wallen was signed by Big Loud Records in 2016. His first single for the label — ‘The Way I Talk’ — was also released in 2016. The music video for the song was released in 2017 and in the same year, he also joined the famous country duo Florida Georgia Line on their “Dig Your Roots Tour.”

His collaboration with the country music duo continued through 2018. That same year, he released his debut album “If I Know Me,” and the single ‘Whiskey Glasses’ made it to the top of Country Airplay in 2019 and was also the Billboard 2019’s Top Hot Country Song. After a record 114 weeks, the album reached the top spot on the Top Country Albums chart in August 2020. In the same month, Wallen’s song, ‘7 Summers’ was released and achieved the record of the most-streamed country song on Apple Music. Then, in July 2021, he released a double album “Dangerous,” which debuted at the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 and also on the Canadian Albums Chart. Within a week of the release of the album, he became the first artist with six songs among the Top 10 Hot Country Songs. A racial controversy briefly marred his sparkling run, leading to the cancellation of a scheduled appearance on “Saturday Night Live.” The album, however, continued to top the charts and in 2021, it also earned him two awards at the inaugural Country Now Awards. In 2022, he won the “Album of the Year Award” at the Academy of Country Music.

He released his third studio album, “One Thing at a Time” in 2023 and it topped the Billboard 200 for 12 consecutive weeks with all songs entering the Billboard Hot 100. 

Wallen balances his newfound stardom with his role as a father to his son — Indigo Wilder. He is currently in a relationship with model Paige Lorenze.

Career timeline

2014
He Appears On “The Voice”

Wallen begins his musical career by competing on the reality show "The Voice."

2016
His First Single is Released

Signed to Big Loud Records, he releases his debut single, ‘The Way I Talk.’

2018
He Releases His Debut Album

“If I Know Me” is released and its singles make it to the top of the charts on Billboard.

2020
His Songs Break Records On Apple Music

His new single, ‘7 Summers,’ becomes the most-streamed song on the first day of release on Apple Music.

2021
He Releases His Second Album

Titled “Dangerous,” the double album becomes a hit, debuting at the top of the charts.

2022
He Wins "Album of the Year"

At the Academy of Country Music, Wallen takes home the award for the Album of the Year for his album “Dangerous.”

2023
He Releases His Third Album

He releases "One Thing at a Time" and it tops the Billboard 200 for 12 consecutive weeks.

Why We Love Morgan Wallen

  1. He is a doting dad

    Wallen co-parents his young son with his former girlfriend and is a devoted father. Between recordings and tours, he always makes time to raise his son and wants him to grow up loved.

  2. He is genuine

    Wallen himself has stated many times in interviews that he prefers to stay genuine and authentic all the time. Being transparent and true matters to him a lot, whether he is by himself or with people.

  3. He isn’t ashamed of his roots

    Often frowned upon, his deep Southern accent has never bothered him. He has harnessed the accent to delve deeper into country music.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. His first flight was in 2014

    When he flew to Los Angeles to compete in “The Voice,” it was the first time he had ever been on an airplane.

  2. He enjoyed sports as a child

    He used to enjoy sports like baseball, football, and others when he was younger.

  3. He made an appearance on W.W.E.

    In 2018, Wallen made a brief appearance on an episode of “W.W.E. Raw.”

  4. He was initially singing pop songs

    Unsure of his voice, during his first appearance on “The Voice,” he started as a pop singer.

  5. He is a fan of Eric Church

    Wallen has often credited Church for making him fall in love with and perform country music.

Morgan Wallen FAQs

Why is Morgan Wallen a big deal?

Wallen is the first country to achieve mainstream popularity, which is impressive.

Does Morgan Wallen have a wife?

Wallen isn’t married. He has a son with his ex KT Smith and is currently dating Paige Lorenze.

Why did Morgan Wallen lose his voice?

Wallen reinjured his vocal cords and had vocal fold trauma. He postponed his shows for six weeks after his doctor advised him to rest his vocal cords.

Morgan Wallen’s birthday dates

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