Morgan Wallen Sends Emotion-Filled Video Message To Fan Struck By Drunk Driver

Morgan Wallen sent an emotion-filled video message to a fan named Caila Nagel, who was hit by a drunk driver in 2020.  The Ohio fan received a personalized video message from the country superstar on Sunday (July 4). In the…

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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Posted on July 5, 2021

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Morgan Wallen sent an emotion-filled video message to a fan named Caila Nagel, who was hit by a drunk driver in 2020. 

The Ohio fan received a personalized video message from the country superstar on Sunday (July 4). In the 45-second clip, Wallen expressed sympathy and sent prayers to the injured fan, while also thanking her for listening to his music and letting her know that he would love to meet her one day.

“Hi Caila, It’s Morgan Wallen, I heard about your story and I just wanted to say it touched me and I’m glad you made it through,” Wallen said in the clip. “I know that I can’t comprehend what you’re going through, what you’ve been through but I just wanted to let you know that I’m thinking about you, I’m praying for you, I’m inspired by you.”

The East Tennessee native later added, “I really appreciate you listening to my music, I’m glad that it means something to you, that means a lot to me. I hope that I can meet you one day. Hopefully we can hang out or you can at least come to a show or something but I just wanted to let you know that I’m aware of what you’re going through and that I hope it gets better. God bless you, hope to see you soon.”

Caila’s parents Tim & Shelly Nagel shared the video clip from Wallen via their joint Facebook page with a message to Wallen and the people who helped get Caila’s message to the “Wasted On You” singer.

“You won’t believe what he did….Morgan took time from his busy schedule and made Caila’s dreams come true,” the Nagel’s wrote on a social media post. “He sent her this sweet video message that he made especially for her! To say she was over the moon is an understatement and it brought us to tears to think someone like Morgan would do something so sweet and kind for our girl! We’re still speechless and in shock.”

The parent’s of the Ohio fan graciously thanked Wallen via the social media post saying, “Morgan Wallen THANK YOU for being you and doing what you do! Not only are you an amazingly talented artist, but you’re an even better person! We cannot thank you enough for making Caila’s awful year a whole lot better! From the bottom of our hearts…THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! You have given Caila and our family a beautiful memory that we will cherish forever and it means the world to us!”

As many of you know, our beautiful daughter, Caila was the passenger in a car that was struck by a drunk driver a little over a year ago. She suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, among other injuries and she was in a coma on life support for nearly two months. When she began to come out of the coma the doctors and nurses were in complete awe. With all of the uncertainties that accompany a severe traumatic brain injury, the doctors believed there was a possibility that Caila would remain unresponsive (or in a vegative state) that rest of her life. She remained in the hospital for 106 days and she has a long, difficult journey ahead of her. She has come so far in such a short time and her progress has been truly a miracle. She is still confined to a wheelchair, but she’s a fighter! We believe one day she will walk again because she’s very determined and her perseverance is unbelievable. One thing that has helped motivate and push Caila to get better throughout this difficult journey is listening to music, specifically Morgan Wallen. If you’ve followed our journey you also know that Caila has had a crazy obsession with Shawn Mendes for years. Well that all changed after coming out of her coma. She has grown to love and adore country superstar Morgan Wallen. Yes- even more than Shawn! She liked Morgan before the accident but since the accident she has been obsessing over him and his music more and more. (If you haven’t listened to his music, you’re missing out!) I know I’ve said this in a previous update, but Caila now insists that Shawn Mendes was her “young love” and Morgan is her “forever love”. For months she has played Morgans music on repeat at home, in the car and also in therapy. She even has planned a “Morgan concert” with her therapist in speech therapy where she’s going to sing all of her favorite Morgan songs soon. To her there’s just something special about this boy from East Tennessee. Not only is his music amazing, but he is amazing! Morgan took time from his busy schedule and made Caila’s dreams come true! He sent her this sweet video message that he made especially for her! To say she was over the moon is an understatement and it brought us to tears to think someone like Morgan would do something so sweet and kind for our girl! We’re still speechless and in shock. Morgan Wallen THANK YOU for being you and doing what you do! Not only are you an amazingly talented artist, but you’re an even better person! We cannot thank you enough for making Caila’s awful year a whole lot better! From the bottom of our hearts…THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! You have given Caila and our family a beautiful memory that we will cherish forever and it means the world to us! PS Thank you to everyone (you know who you are) that made this happen! #cailastrong#oneyearstronger#morganmeetcaila

Posted by Tim Shelly Nagel on Sunday, July 4, 2021

The Wallen fan was “struck by a drunk driver a little over a year ago” and “has come so far in such a short time and her progress has been truly a miracle,” according to her parent’s Facebook post.

“She is still confined to a wheelchair, but she’s a fighter!” The fan’s parents added. “We believe one day she will walk again because she’s very determined and her perseverance is unbelievable. One thing that has helped motivate and push Caila to get better throughout this difficult journey is listening to music.”

Additionally, the country singer recently shared a brand new unreleased song entitled “Drink U Back,” which was co-written by his longtime friend and Big Loud labelmate ERNEST. You can listen to the unreleased track below.

ERNEST and Wallen have been spending quite a bit of time together and are often seen on the golf course with one another. 

The new song snippet comes just days after Wallen was in the studio with his longtime friend and collaborator, HARDY.

Wallen previously shared an acoustic performance of another new song, “Thought You Should Know,” which you can hear below.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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