Morgan Wallen admits that he wouldn’t be where he is today without two of his closest friends.
Prior to performing “Somebody’s Problem” during Wallen’s recent concert in Mobile, Alabama at The Grounds, the country hitmaker thanked fans for coming early to watch his longtime friends, HARDY and ERNEST, while also admitting that he wouldn’t be where he is today without them.
“First of all, I want to thank you guys so much for showing up early tonight to hear two of my best friends in the world perform,” Wallen told the capacity crowd. “I would not be here today if it weren’t for those two boys, so I just wanted to say thank you for showing them love tonight.”
Wallen, HARDY and ERNEST, are not only longtime friends and labelmates but also longtime collaborators, who have written many of songs together as well as have recorded a few together.
During Wallen’s Alabama show, while introducing his performance of “Somebody’s Problem,” he also shared the story of how the song came about with co-writer ERNEST.
“We all three write songs together, but this particular day that this song came about, me and ERNEST were on the way to go write a song and my truck was about out of gas,” Wallen began to explain.
He continued, “So, I went and stopped got some gas and I filled up, and then we pulled out. We’re headed to the house we were going to write a song at. We came to an intersection and this car pull out in front of us and this girl was driving this SUV, and she was a pretty girl and I kind of said ‘damn man, I wonder who that is.’ And I look over at ERNEST, and he said ‘look’s like Somebody’s Problem to me.’”
Wallen also showcased his appreciation for his loyal fans during the show, letting them know that the show sold over 30,000 tickets.
“We sold 31,000 tickets tonight in Mobile, Alabama!” Wallen said with a big smile on his face. “My hometown’s got about 1,500 people in it and I never thought I’d be doing something like this man, so, I just want to say thank you to each one of you that showed up tonight. I see you, and it means a lot to me and my band.”
The East Tennessee native continued to share a story of how earlier that day while on his tour bus, he was getting alerts on his phone that traffic was bad due to the show.
“I was sitting on my bus earlier, and I kept getting a bunch of alerts on my phone, and it said ‘be prepared for heavy traffic because of the concert on the grounds.’ I guess that’s what they call us, heavy traffic, baby let’s go!” Wallen said excitedly.
The trio of friends shared photos together ahead of their Alabama concert, which you can see below.