Morgan Wallen is gearing up to release his much-anticipated third studio album, One Thing At A Time, which will feature 36 tracks. With the proud father busy in the studio and preparing for his massive world tour, it’s no doubt he has a lot on his plate, leaving very little room for much else.
One would think the country music superstar may be unable to get in time with his baby boy, Indigo (Indie) Wilder Wallen. But that’s actually not the case.
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Turns out that Wallen has had his two-year-old son quite often in tow as he lays down and finalizes the tracks on his next offering – the follow-up to his record-breaking sophomore album, Dangerous: The Double Album, which spawned three chart-topping hits, including “Wasted On You,” “More Than My Hometown,” and “Sand in My Boots.” Wallen says his little boy has visited the studio so much that he has brought “Joy” and “a new energy” to the recording process.
Morgan Wallen Says His Son Brought “Joy” And A “New Energy” To The Studio
“He started coming in there and banging on guitar strings and, you know, deleting songs for Joey and stuff like that,” Wallen joked while previewing his upcoming project at a Republic Records GRAMMY’s listening event in Los Angeles, according to Billboard. “But honestly, he brought a lot of joy into the room [and] …a new energy we hadn’t had in there before.”
According to the outlet, Indie has even gotten pretty tight with the East Tennessee native’s longtime producer Joey Moi. He has gotten used to playing with the studio knobs while seated on the producer’s lap.
He Previously Shared A Photo With Indie In The Studio In Late 2022
Late last year, Wallen teased his 36-track One Thing At A Time collection on Instagram, sharing a set of photos. One shot featured Wallen working hard on his upcoming project while seated in a studio chair with headphones. The second snapshot showed him bonding with his child while in the studio.
“Album 3 Studio Files,” Wallen captioned the series of photos.
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Indie, who was born in July 2020, has joined his daddy at work in the past as well. In fact, the toddler was on-hand when Wallen co-hosted Country Countdown USA back in October of 2022.
“[Indie] probably tore up a bunch of stuff,” Wallen joked at the time. “He loves to run [and] runs everywhere he goes. He ain’t talking good yet, but he’s started with the letters [and] almost said ‘dad’ today. It makes me feel better than anything else. Knowing I’m gonna be an important part of his life, I think it makes me think about things differently. I try to enjoy these days as much as I can.”
Wallen has already shared a stack of songs in anticipation for his upcoming release. They include his No. 1 smash “You Proof,” “Thought You Should Know,” “One Thing At A Time,” “Days That End In Why,” “Don’t Think Jesus,” and “Tennessee Fan.” More recently, Wallen released “Last Night,” “Everything I Love,” and, “I Wrote The Book.”
One Thing At A Time, which drops March 3, will highlight Wallen’s musical influences spanning country, alternative, and hip-hop, and will include collaborations with Eric Church, HARDY, and ERNEST. Wallen’s sister, Ashlyne, will, meanwhile, be a feature on a track titled “Outlook.”
Morgan Wallen Will Soon Return To The Road For His Biggest Tour Yet
Wallen will soon return to the road for his first-ever stadium tour, dubbed One Night At A Time World Tour.
The tour officially kicks off on Wednesday, March 15 in Auckland, NZ at the Spark Arena. The U.S. leg of the tour begins on April 14 with back-to-back nights at Milwaukee’s American Family Field.
Marking one of the largest tours of 2023 so far and the biggest tour of Wallen’s career, the 63-show trek will visit 30 stadiums, plus arenas, amphitheaters and festivals to fans across four countries and two continents. The trek will feature support from ERNEST and Bailey Zimmerman on all dates. HARDY and Parker McCollum will also appear on select dates.
After making his stadium debut with a record-breaking show at Globe Life Field in Texas, Wallen will visit several ballparks throughout North America, including New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, Milwaukee’s American Family Field, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Boston’s Fenway Park and more.
Produced by Live Nation, the North American leg of the trek will wrap up on October 7 at Tacoma Dome in Washington.
In an effort to give back to those in need, Wallen will donate $3 of every ticket sold on the U.S. dates to the More Than My Hometown Foundation. Established in 2021, the foundation benefits causes near and dear to the superstar’s heart, including organizations such as Greater Good Music, Children Are People, the Salvation Army, and the National Museum of African American Music.