Morgan Wallen released his much-anticipated new double album, Dangerous, on Friday, January 8.
Included on the album is “865,” a song that finds the superstar singing about a Knoxville area code phone number. Although, the entire phone number isn’t in the title of the song, Wallen sings the 10-digit phone number during the chorus of the track.
Naturally, fans grabbed their phones and dialed the number upon the song’s release to see who answered the call. And we can assure you that it is not Wallen on the other end of the phone when you call. It is actually an automated phone system for employees at US TelePunch, a dial-in mobile service for businesses and their employees.
When he was initially sent the song, it was actually called “919” but he was unsure of the area code and wanted to change it to his area code of “865” as he says it makes him think of home.
“‘865’ is a song that was originally sent to me called ‘919.’ I don’t even know where that area code is at,” Wallen explained to Whiskey Riff. “I’m sorry if you’re from that area code, I’m sure you’re great. 865 is the area code that I use, and if I hear those 3 digits, it takes me back to place or time. It just makes me think of home. I thought it was a unique in the way that they used it.”
Wallen then apologized to whomever owns that phone number saying “And also, whoever’s number that is, I am extremely sorry.”
You can listen to the new song below.