Morgan Wallen is officially returning to country radio!
The country superstar’s new single “Sand In My Boots” is set to impact country radio stations across the United States on August 23, the single will mark Wallen’s first official single to hit radio since his music was temporarily removed from Country radio following the racial slur controversy earlier this year in February.
Co-written by Wallen alongside Ashley Gorley, Josh Osborne and Michael Hardy, “Sand In My Boots” is the third single from Wallen’s chart-topping project, Dangerous: The Double Album.
While the official Country Radio impact date is August 23, many of radio stations across the U.S. have already been playing the song since July 2021.
.@morganwallen’s “Sand In My Boots” will officially impact US Country Radio on August 23rd.
It marks Morgan’s 1st single since his music was temporarily pulled from Country Radio.
It’s currently charting Top 50 on Mediabase & Top 40 on Billboard Country Airplay charts.
— US Radio Updater (@USRadioUpdater) August 19, 2021
According to HITS Daily Double, 20 Mediabase-tracked stations have added the popular song into rotation. However, the song is expected to be added into radio rotation exponentially over the course of the next week or so.
The fan-favorite track currently sits in the Top 50 on Mediabase and Top 40 on the Billboard Country Airplay charts.
Listen to the song below.
Additionally, the song allowed Wallen to return to Billboard’s Country Airplay chart for the first time since February in early July.
Dangerous’ opening track, “Sand In My Boots,” has debuted on the Country Airplay chart at No. 56 with 699,000 audience impressions, which is up 105%, during the week ending July 4, according to Billboard. The outlet added that “10 of the chart’s 149 reporters played it at least once in the tracking week.”
“Sand In My Boots” appearance on the Country Airplay chart marked Wallen’s first time appearing on the chart since the chart date February 6, when his fan-favorite track, “7 Summers” peaked at No. 15.
The country superstar and East Tennessee native was removed from country radio in early February after TMZ shared a video of him using a racial slur. His ban from country radio halted his trek on the Country Airplay chart, following four consecutive No. 1s on the chart.