On Friday (Dec. 2), the East Tennessee native shared the triad of tunes, including “One Thing At A Time,” “Days That End In Why” and the previously teased tune, “Tennessee Fan.” The new songs are just a taste of what’s to come on his forthcoming third studio album, which will follow his record-breaking sophomore project, Dangerous: The Double Album.
“I’m not quite done making this new album, so I’m going to keep making it through the holiday break and early January to chase this inspiration,” Wallen shared in a press release. ”I promise I won’t wait too long to reveal the album details. To hold you over, I’m dropping three new songs today as a sampler of what I’ve been working on. Can’t wait to take it one night at a time in 2023.”
Listen to the three new Morgan Wallen songs below.
Co-written by Wallen alongside HARDY, Mark Holman and Ashley Gorley, the song’s storyline follows a character who meets an Alabama fan at a Tennessee bar after a football game. The pair ended up hitting it off and the character turned his love interest into a Tennessee fan for life and even though his team didn’t win, the character admits he ended up getting the “number one pick.”
Wallen also references the ongoing rivalry between the Tennessee Volunteers and Alabama’s Crimson Tide within the tune’s lyrics.
“They beat us every damn year / It’s been a minute since we pulled out a win / I loaded the truck down with beer / drove down to watch ’em do it again / and they did so we went to the bar right after / met a girl with a hounds tooth brand of her chapter / on her shirt and it turned into talking all night / she came back with me crossed the Vols state line / guess the joke’s on Alabama / ’cause they lost big this time / I’ve got the number one pick blonde hair, red lips brought her over to the other side / a little deep south delta Gamma / done found a Smokey Mountain man / she was raised roll tide ’til the day she died / but ever since that night she’s been a Tennessee fan…”
“One Thing At A Time”
The tune, which serves as the title track to his just announced world tour, was co-written by Wallen alongside Ashley Gorley, ERNEST and Ryan Vojtesak. “One Thing At A Time” finds the country hitmaker realizing that he has a lot of bad habits that he has to stop while admitting that he can’t just kick them all at once and that he has to take it one thing at a time.
“I can either burn the bar down / Or I can take your number out my phone / I can give you up right now / Never want you back long as I’m half stoned / If you want me to quit you / Want me to get you out of my heart and baby off my mind / I hate to tell ya girl / But I’m only quitting one thing at a time / Aw yeah I hate to tell you / Aw yeah I hate to tell you,” Wallen sings on the chorus of the catchy new tune.
“Days That End In Why”
Co-written by John Byron, Blake Pendergrass and Driver Williams, “Days That End In Why” finds Wallen missing his past lover and questioning a breakup every day of the week.
“I know how a goodbye sounds when it’s pedal down in tail light glow / I know what she said and I won’t forget where she told me to go / But hell ever since them Goodyears pulled right out my dead grass drive / It’s been nights that start with whiskey / And days that end in why,” Wallen sings on the tune’s chorus.
The three new songs arrive on the heels of his new single at Country radio, “Thought You Should Know,” sitting in the Top 20 as his latest chart-topping hit, “You Proof,” returns to the top of the charts for a rare sixth, non-consecutive week atop the Country Airplay chart.
The news comes alongside the announcement of his massive 2023 One Night At A Time World Tour. The trek, which will feature support from ERNEST and Bailey Zimmerman on all dates as well as HARDY and Parker McCollum on select dates, will visit 4 countries and 2 continents.
Morgan Wallen’s One Night At A Time World Tour will kick off on March 15 with shows in New Zealand and Australia with HARDY.
Beginning on April 15, Wallen will make his way around North America with stops at 17 stadiums as well as various arenas, amphitheaters, and festivals.
@morganwallen just announced a massive 2023 tour with special guests @Hardy @Ernest615 @parkermccollum and @Bailey Zimmerman! #OneNightAtATimeWorldTour
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.
“Man, what a year 2022 has been with the Dangerous Tour. I had the time of my life, and I cannot begin to express how grateful I am that my fans connected with the Dangerous album the way they did,” Wallen shares. “I’ve had so many people ask me if I wanted to take some time off; but the truth is – I have been writing and making so much music in my off-time because I feel as inspired as I ever have. It feels like new songs are pouring out of me, and I love that feeling. We are going to run it back next year with the One Night At A Time World Tour. Bigger venues. New countries. Bigger memories. See y’all there.”
Wallen’s “You Proof” continues its wildly successful run at country radio as it reclaimed the No.1 spot on Billboard’s Country Airplay for the 6th non-consecutive week. Meanwhile, his newest single, “Thought You Should Know,” continues to make its way up the charts.
The tour comes after his highly successful Dangerous Tour, which included more than 50 dates. The record-breaking trek broke records at 30 venues across the U.S., including historic sellouts at 11 venues.
In an effort to give back to those in need, Wallen will donate $3 of every ticket sold on the U.S. dates to the Morgan Wallen Foundation. Established in 2021, the foundation benefits causes near and dear to the superstar’s heart, including organizations such as Greater Good Music, Children Are People, the Salvation Army, and the National Museum of African American Music.
There is no official pre-sale in the U.S. for this tour, so fans are advised to only purchase through verified fans.
For more information, visit www.morganwallen.com. Morgan Wallen Fan Club pre-sale for Australia and New Zealand shows begins on Wednesday, Dec. 7.
Morgan Wallen’s 2023 One Night At A Time World Tour U.S. Dates
Sat, April 15 Milwaukee, WI American Family Field*#
Thurs, April 20 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Sat, April 22 Oxford, MS Vaught-Hemingway Stadium*#
^ ON SALE FRIDAY, 12/16
Thurs, April 27 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Fri, April 28 Moline, IL Vibrant Arena
Sat, April 29 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
Thurs, May 4 Jacksonville, FL VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Fri, May 5 West Palm Beach, FL iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
Sat, May 6 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Thurs, May 18 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium*
Sat, May 20 East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium*$
Wed, May 24 Austin, TX Moody Center
Fri, May 26 Houston, TX Minute Maid Park*#
Fri, June 2 Atlanta, GA Truist Park*$
Sat, June 3 Panama City Beach, FL Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam^
Fri, June 9 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Sat, June 10 Myrtle Beach, SC Carolina Country Music Fest^
Thurs, June 15 Pittsburgh, PA PNC Park*#
Sat, June 17 Philadelphia, PA Citizens Bank Park*#
Fri, June 23 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field*$
Fri, June 30 Detroit, MI Ford Field*#
Fri, July 7 St. Louis, MO Busch Stadium*$
Sat, July 15 San Diego, CA Petco Park*#
Thurs, July 20 Phoenix, AZ Chase Field*#
Sat, July 22 Los Angeles, CA SoFi Stadium*#
Thurs, Aug 3 Detroit Lakes, MN WE Fest^
Sat, Aug 12 Columbus, OH Ohio Stadium*#
Fri, Aug 18 Boston, MA Fenway Park*$
Sat, Aug 26 Washington, DC Nationals Park*$
Sat, Oct 7 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
Morgan Wallen 2023 International Tour Dates
Wed, March 15 Auckland, NZ Spark Arena #
Sun, March 19 Ipswich, QLD CMC Rocks ^
Tues, March 21 Sydney, NSW Qudos Bank Arena #
Fri, March 24 Melbourne, VIC Rod Laver Arena #
Sat, Aug 5 Camrose, AB Big Valley Jamboree^
Sat, Sept 16 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
Mon, Sept 18 London, ON Budweiser Gardens
Thurs, Sept 21 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
Fri, Sept 22 Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre
Sat, Sept 23 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Thurs, Sept 28 Winnipeg, MB Canada Life Centre
Fri, Sept 29 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre
Sat, Sept 30 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
Wed, Oct 4 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
* Stadium Dates
^ Festival Dates
$ Parker McCollum
ERNEST and Bailey Zimmerman on all dates