Morgan Wallen surprised fans in Nashville on Friday (July 30) with a special appearance at Luke Bryan’s sold-out, headlining show at Bridgestone Arena.
Bryan and fellow country superstars Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard, who were also special guests during the star-studded event, graciously welcomed Wallen to the stage for a two-song performance that included his chart-topping hits “More Than My Hometown” and “Whiskey Glasses.”
“So a really good friend of ours is here backstage,” Aldean teased.
“It’s Nashville bro,” Hubbard exclaimed.
“Do I need another tequila shot to get through this?” Bryan asked before Wallen appeared in the spotlight on stage.
Wallen entered the stage to a thunderous applause that shook the arena and lasted for a few minutes as fans showcased their excitement at the sight of the “Sand In My Boots” singer.
As Wallen took the stage, Hubbard, Aldean and Bryan embraced him with open arms as Aldean proclaimed, “Only in Nashville.” Then the artists joined together for a toast before Wallen took centerstage on the catwalk.
“Hello Nashville, how y’all doin’ tonight,” Wallen asked following deafening screams as he took center stage.
After admitting he wasn’t sure what song to play, the Tennessee native said, “This song about staying true to yourself.”
As he belted out the lyrics to his chart-topping hit, “More Than My Hometown,” fans erupted in cheers with a full-on sing along.
Following his performance of “More Than My Hometown,” the chart-topping hitmaker performed his fan-favorite track “Whiskey Glasses,” after Bryan started singing it as the capacity crowd erupted into one massive sing-a-long.
“Light em up, light em up,” Bryan started before dancing and strumming along to the popular track as Wallen led a explosive sing-a-long.
Hubbard, Aldean and Bryan cheered Wallen on while sitting atop Two Lane branded coolers during his performance of “More Than My Hometown.”
Additionally, the show featured a setlist full of Bryan’s chart-topping singles in addition to several star-studded collaborations from surprise guests Jason Aldean & Tyler Hubbard as well as Wallen.
The collaborations included “This Is How We Roll” with Bryan and Hubbard, “The Only Way I Know” with Aldean, Hubbard and Bryan and “She’s Country” with Wallen, Hubbard, Aldean and Bryan.
Wallen was originally slated to appear as direct support on Bryan’s Proud To Be Right Here Right Here Tour, however he removed himself from the tour after a controversial video of him using a racial slur surfaced online.
His appearance comes just one week after his buzzed-about Good Morning America interview.