Following several headlining festival performances this week, Morgan Wallen went golfing with one of his country music heroes, Eric Church.
The East Tennessee native and “Wasted On You” singer took to social media on Wednesday evening (June 22) to share photos from his golf outing with Church.
Wallen shared a series of six photos from the golf outing at Cypress Point Club, a private golf club on the West Coast along the Central Coast of California. According to club’s Wikipedia, the club has a single 18-hole course, one of eight on the Monterey Peninsula near Monterey.
“Gonna be pretty hard to top this trip,” Wallen caption the series of photos.
The first and second picture shows Wallen, wearing black pants, a white hat and a salmon polo shirt, standing Oceanside on the golf course, which offers some visually stunning views. The next photo of the series finds Wallen, Church and another golfer walking through the course.
In the fourth image of the six part series on Instagram, Wallen and Church, wearing a hat with the logo of Church’s Nashville bar Chief’s on it, are seen standing side-by-side smiling before hitting some links together.
This isn’t the first time the two country superstars went golfing together. In June of 2021, Wallen shared a photo with Church in a golf cart on another course, which he captioned, ““Couple them southern boys.”
Wallen and Church have also previously spent some time together fishing with Church in late April 2021.
Morgan Wallen And Eric Church Recently Shared A Full-Circle Moment Together
The pair of country superstars and longtime friends recently shared a full-circle moment together when Wallen served as direct support for Church at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
After the show in Minnesota, Wallen took to social media to reflect on the milestone moment and share how it was a full-circle experience as it was Church who inspired him to chase his musical dreams.
“8 years ago I went to my first concert. It was an Eric Church concert at Thompson Boling Arena. His energy and his fan’s energy put a fire in me that night in Knoxville, TN. I knew right then I wanted to create something as real and genuine as what I witnessed with him and his fans,” Wallen shared on Instagram at the time.
“Fast forward 8 years, E is a near and dear friend to me, and I got to share the stage with him last night,” Wallen continued at the time. “I like to think maybe some of those same people in Thompson Boling Arena with me in 2014, were in US Bank Stadium with me last night as well.”
The platinum-selling star closed his post with a message of gratitude to fans.
“Moments like these make me truly grateful for this life and for this music I get to make and perform everywhere,” he added. “Thank you guys for making it possible.”
Morgan Wallen Detailed His Friendship With Eric Church During A Recent Interview
Wallen previously opened up about performing alongside Church, calling it one of the “greatest honors” of his career so far.
He later detailed his friendship with Church during an interview with Lon Helton on Country Countdown USA.
“We started hanging out then, I don’t know, we just became buddies. I guess we kind of have a similar attitude or whatever it is,” the East Tennessee native explained to Helton. “I know he doesn’t publicly come out and have a lot of buddies and he’s always been my country music hero; he’s one of the main reasons that I sing country music.”
He went on to share how Church’s music inspired him as an artist and songwriter.
“When I first started getting heavily into country music, it was his songwriting and the way he painted the pictures that made me want to do the same,” Wallen said. “So it’s really cool to consider him an actual friend now. I’ve always admired him.”
In a separate interview, Church talked with Helton about his friendship with Wallen and praised him as a person and artist.
“There are a lot of these younger guys that I’ve become friends with,” Church said, before detailing their friendship. “With Morgan, we talk weekly. The thing I like about him is he’s a genuine person, and real honest. We enjoy spending time together. We go fishing, we’ve written songs, and it’s become a neat friendship for me.”
Wallen also recently surprised fans during his Nashville concert in March of 2022 with a special two-song performance alongside Church. The pair performed Church’s “Smoke A Little Smoke” and “Quittin’ Time,” a song Church co-wrote with Luke Laird and Josh Thompson for Wallen’s record-breaking sophomore project, Dangerous: The Double Album.
Additionally, Eric Church and Morgan Wallen are set to headline different dates of the Faster Horses Festival in Brooklyn, Michigan from July 22-24. The festival will also feature a headlining performance from Tim McGraw.