Morgan Wallen may be new to the Nashville arriving in July of 2015 and has quickly made it his home. Morgan seems to be on the fast track, in less than a year and he has landed a record deal with Big Loud Records, and started to set some tracks with producer Joey Moi (Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen) and is now on the road on his first radio tour.
Born in Sneedville, Tennessee with a hard rock lovin’ preacher and contemporary Christian Teacher he started with violin, then piano then added guitar but never thought he could make in in music.
“I didn’t think that it was realistic because I had no clue about how the music business worked” Wallen says. “Even living three hours away, I had no idea about Nashville.”
In high school he focused on baseball. He was playing shortstop and pitcher for Gibbs High School in Corryton. During his he felt a pop in his elbow and needed to undergo a tendon replacement ending his baseball dreams.
It was his mother who signed him up for NBC’s The Voice. Morgan had never seen the show before. He was chosen by Usher and was then stolen by Adam Levine. Wallen soon moved to Nashville where he has been working on as a songwriter. During this promotional tour it’s giving him a chance to return to the stage again.
“We’ve just really been trying to get the focus on the music,” he says. ”If we don’t have that, then there’s no point in playing.”