Morgan Wallen is an American country music singer who gained fame after appearing on season six of The Voice in 2014.
In 2020, The New Yorker described Morgan as “the most wanted man in country.”
He was born on May 13, 1993, in Sneedville, Tennessee, as Morgan Cole Wallen.
His father is a Southern Baptist pastor.
Morgan started singing in church when he was three years old.
In 2014, he auditioned for The Voice with Howie Day’s song “Collide.”
Wallen was eliminated during the playoffs.
After appearing on The Voice, Morgan signed to Panacea Records in 2015. In the same year, Wallen released his debut EP, Stand Alone, via Panacea Records.
In 2016, he signed to Big Loud Records, previously known as Big Loud Mountain.
On July 29, 2016, Wallen released his second EP titled – ”The Way I Talk” via Big Loud Records.
On January 12, 2018, Morgan released a self-entitled EP.
On April 27, 2018, Wallen released his debut studio album entitled – ”If I Know Me.” The album sold over 2,700 copies in its first week of release.
It reached #1 on the US Top Country Albums chart and #10 on the US Billboard 200. ”If I Know Me” featured guest appearances from Florida Georgia Line.
In 2020, Morgan was named New Artist of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards and Best New Country Artist at iHeartRadio Music Awards.
In May 2020, he was arrested on Lower Broadway and charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication charges.
On January 8, 2021, Morgan released his much-anticipated sophomore album, ”Dangerous: The Double Album.” Some of the singles are “Livin’ the Dream,” “More Than My Hometown,” “Still Goin’ Down,” “7 Summers”, “Somebody’s Problem,” “This Bar,” and “Cover Me Up.”
It sold more than 265,000 copies in its first week. It also has over 240 million on-demand streams, breaking Luke Combs‘ record for a country album.
”Dangerous: The Double Album” debuted at #1 on US Top Country Albums charts and the US Billboard 200. It featured guest appearances from Chris Stapleton and Ben Burgess.
Suspended Amid Racial Slur Scandal
On January 31, 2021, Morgan was filmed by one of his neighbors calling a friend the n-word while returning home from a night out. He’s clearly intoxicated.
After the video surfaced of him shouting a racial slur, his record label has suspended him. Big Loud Records said in a statement: ”In the wake of recent events, Big Loud Records has made the decision to suspend Morgan Wallen’s contract indefinitely.”
The Academy of Country Music also said they would “halt” Morgan’s eligibility for this year’s show.
Wallen’s music was removed from iHeartRadio. A spokesperson for iHeartMedia said: ”In light of Morgan Wallen’s recent actions involving the use of a racial slur, we have made the decision to remove his music and content from our stations effective immediately.”
CMT also removed his appearances from their platforms. ”After learning of Morgan Wallen’s racial slur late last night, we are in the process of removing his appearances from all our platforms,” CMT tweeted.
Other companies that canceled the artist include – Willam Morris Endeavor, Apple Music, SiriusXM, Spotify, and Pandora.
Morgan later apologized in a statement.
”I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back,” Wallen said. He added: ”I want to sincerely apologize for using the word. I promise to do better.”
On May 14, 2021, SiriusXM-owned Pandora lifted its ban on Wallen.
On May 18, 2021, it was reported that Big Loud/Republic has lifted its suspension of Morgan.
Morgan Wallen is not married, but he was engaged to Katie Smith.
The two reportedly began dating in 2017.
Katie is known as jombo_imkt on Instagram. She has a blog called Thot Thoughts.
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Wallen and Katie have a son together, Indigo “Indie” Wilder (b. on July 10, 2020).
”Since you came into the world Friday, I see mine differently now,” Morgan wrote on his Instagram. ”It’s not just me anymore, and I’m glad it’s not.”
5′ 10½” (1.79 m)
”Dreams are coming true every day these days.”
”Anytime that I ran into somebody, it must be a victory lap.”
”I got a rebel side in me, but I’m not mean.”
”I like to think that I’ve never taken a single show for granted.”
”I just wanted people to see me as a person and not me as a headline.”
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Morgan Wallen – Net Worth
Wallen earned most of his wealth from performing in live music shows in front of an audience, selling copies of his studio albums (Dangerous: The Double Album and If I Know Me) and EPs (Morgan Wallen, The Way I Talk, and Stand Alone), and royalties from streaming platforms and radio stations.
On YouTube, Morgan has over 1.16 billion views, meaning about $2.5 million in revenue before taxes.
Therefore, country music singer Morgan Wallen has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
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