Morgan Wallen Teams Up With Bailey Zimmerman For First-Ever Live Performance Of “I Deserve A Drink”

“We’ve never sang together, we’ve never [even] been on stage together. So, this is a cool moment for us,” Wallen shared.

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Posted on September 15, 2023

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Morgan Wallen teamed up with Bailey Zimmerman for the first-ever live performance of “I Deserve A Drink” during night one of three sold-out shows at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto.

In the midst of Wallen’s electrifying headlining performance on the One Night At A Time World Tour on Thursday evening (Sept. 14), the country superstar and Zimmerman made their way through the capacity crowd to a b-stage at the back of the venue. Upon taking to the b-stage, the pair surprised the audience with the first-ever live performance of “I Deserve A Drink,” a tune that appears on Wallen’s latest album, One Thing At A Time.

“We just were on the bus earlier practicing singing this song. It’s been a song that I’ve been wanting to play for a while [and] we’ve been talking about singing it together. We’ve never sang together, we’ve never [even] been on stage together. So, this is a cool moment for us, man,” Wallen told the capacity crowd.

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Watch Morgan Wallen And Bailey Zimmerman’s Live Duet Below

With anticipation in the air, Zimmerman then kicked off the performance by delivering the first verse of “I Deserve A Drink,” captivating the audience with his gritty vocals.

“I been doin’ good, so good/ I been on my best behavior/ I been livin’ by the book/ I should’ve known that sooner or later/ You’d walk in this place, and I’d break, take two steps back and say/ ‘What’s one little taste gonna hurt?’,” Zimmerman sang as the crowd lit the pair up with their cell phone lights.

The synergy between the two artists was undeniable as Wallen seamlessly joined in for the chorus and then took on the next verse of the tune.

“You’re burnin’ hotter than a Bourbon with no water/ And I want your buzz in my veins/ Girl, in the mornin’ you’ll walk out the door, and/ I’ll pour us back down the sink/ But tonight I deserve a drink,” the pair sang in perfect harmony.

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As Wallen and Zimmerman concluded their first-ever performance together, the pair shared a hug and Wallen graciously thanked the crowd for singing along and showing them love.

“Thank y’all very much. One more time y’all make some noise for Bailey Zimmerman,” Wallen said.

The moment was a dream come true for Zimmerman, who previously dubbed Wallen his “biggest hero.”

One Night At A Time World Tour

Wallen is currently in the midst of the U.S. leg of his record-breaking One Night At A Time World Tour, which kicked off with two sold-out shows at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in April 2023.

Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy of Matthew Paskert
Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy of Matthew Paskert

The One Night At A Time World Tour marks Wallen’s first-time ever headlining stadiums across the globe for multiple nights. The trek marks one of the largest tours of 2023 and is visiting stadiums, arenas, amphitheaters, and festivals across four countries and two continents.

The U.S. leg of the tour began on April 14 with back-to-back nights at Milwaukee’s American Family Field. Produced by Live Nation, Wallen’s 63+ date trek features support from ERNEST and Bailey Zimmerman on all dates. HARDY and Parker McCollum also appear on select dates.

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.

Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy of Matthew Paskert
Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy of Matthew Paskert

New Album, One Thing At A Time

The tour comes in support of Wallen’s latest album, One Thing At A Time, which has quickly become one of the most popular albums of 2023. The project arrived on March 3 and earned 15 non-consecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200 chart.

According to Vulture, the album has also claimed the record for the most weeks at No. 1 on the country album chart in over three decades.

One Thing At A Time showcases Wallen’s wide range of musical influences as well as combine his love for country, rock and hip-hop.

The project features 36 tracks, including duets with Eric Church, HARDY and ERNEST. Wallen’s sister Ashlyne also makes an appearance on the project, singing harmonies on the song titled “Outlook.” He also pays tribute to his son, Indigo (Indie) Wilder Wallen, on the project with the tune “Dying Man,” which he often dedicates to Indie during his live concerts.

“This record represents the last few years of my life, the highs and the lows,” Wallen previously shared in a statement. “It also brings together the musical influences that have shaped me as an artist – country, alternative and hip-hop.”

Morgan Wallen 'One Thing At A Time' Album Art
Morgan Wallen ‘One Thing At A Time’ Album Art

See below for a complete list of Morgan Wallen’s upcoming tour dates.

Morgan Wallen’s Remaining One Night At A Time Tour Dates

October

7 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome

November

10 – Atlanta, GA – Truist Park*

11 – Atlanta, GA – Truist Park*

16 – Austin, TX – Moody Center

18 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park*

Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy of Matthew Paskert
Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy of Matthew Paskert

Morgan Wallen 2023 International Tour Dates

September

15 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage  

16 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage

18 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens

21 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre

22 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre

23 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre

28 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre

29 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre

30 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome

October

3 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

4 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

December

3 – London, UK – The O2

Morgan Wallen, ERNEST, HARDY; Photo Courtesy of Matt Paskert
Morgan Wallen, ERNEST, HARDY; Photo Courtesy of Matt Paskert

Morgan Wallen 2024 U.S. Tour Dates

May 2024 

9 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium*

17 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium*

18 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium*

June 2024

6- Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

7 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

TBD – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park*

* Stadium Dates

^ Festival Dates

# HARDY, ERNEST, Bailey Zimmerman

$ Parker McCollum, ERNEST, Bailey Zimmerman

& HARDY, Bailey Zimmerman

% Riley Green, ERNEST

+ HARDY, ERNEST

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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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