Morgan Wallen and Ronnie Dunn; Photo Courtesy of David Lehr
Morgan Wallen and Ronnie Dunn; Photo Courtesy of David Lehr

WATCH: Morgan Wallen Performs “Talkin’ Tennessee” & Brooks & Dunn’s “Neon Moon” With Ronnie Dunn In Nashville

Morgan Wallen surprised fans at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, March 16 with a special performance alongside Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn during the first of three sold-out shows in Nashville, Tennessee.

In the midst of the East Tennessee native’s electrifying 26-song set, Wallen welcomed Dunn to the stage to perform, “Talkin’ Tennessee,” a track from his 2018 debut album, If I Know Me. The performance marked Wallen’s first-time playing the song on his sold-out Dangerous Tour.

Wallen, wearing a mustard yellow button-up shirt and jeans, began singing the song by himself before shocking the crowd when Dunn entered the stage.

“Don’t mind me, I’m just talking Tennessee / Girl, don’t blame me if I slip and call you baby / That’s just my way of letting the lady know she’s working on me / There I go letting my south side show whiskey whispering on / Little sweet nothing southernisms, Jack and Seven sipping / Hoping that you’re digging on me talking Tennessee,” Wallen and Dunn sing on the chorus.

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@morganwallen in Nashville tonight singing #TalkinTennessee with @Ronnie Dunn! #MorganWallen #RonnieDunn #BrooksAndDunn

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After their performance of “Talkin’ Tennessee,” Wallen asked Dunn, “wanna sing another one, Ronnie?” before duetting on Brooks & Dunn’s 1992 classic hit, “Neon Moon,” which prompted a massive sing-a-long.”

During their performance of “Neon Moon,” Dunn strummed the guitar while singing the opening notes before trading verses with Wallen and then joining forces for an epic ending of the viral tune.

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@morganwallen and @ronniedunn performing #NeonMoon together in Nashville! #MorganWallen #RonnieDunn #BrooksAndDunn

♬ Neon Moon – Brooks & Dunn

Click above to watch the two special performance from Wallen and Dunn.

“So much appreciation to @morganwallen and his generosity for allowing me to crash his stage last night. His kind of talent comes along only once in a blue moon!!!!” Dunn wrote on Instagram following the show.

Wallen also welcomed special guests, Larry Fleet, ERNEST, and Jimmie Allen during night of in Nashville.

Dunn previously praised Wallen during SiriusXM’s Ronnie Dunn’s Road Trip. During a July episode of the radio talk show, Dunn gushed over Wallen after playing his song “Talkin’ Tennessee,” a track that was co-written by Wallen alongside Jeff Hyde and Craig Wiseman.

“You just heard Morgan Wallen and trust me, the kid’s one of the most talented, promising singer/songwriters that’s come along in a long time,” Dunn said, applauding Wallen talents. “That’s Morgan singing ‘Talkin’ Tennessee.’”

In May of 2021, Big Loud’s Seth England shared a picture in the Big Loud offices with Wallen and Dunn captioning the image, “two of the very best singers to ever walk music row.”

The manager later added that the photo adds a check to his bucket list as well as shared that Dunn is the voice that got him into country music while Wallen is the voice that keeps him going. “A bucket list picture I never knew I needed until now,” England shared. “The voice that got me into country music… and the voice that’s keeping me going.”

In the picture, England is seen shoulder to shoulder with Wallen and Dunn in front of the signature Big Loud Records logo in what appears to be the Big Loud offices in Tennessee.

The “Wasted On You” singer is currently in the midst of his massive The Dangerous Tour in support of his record-breaking sophomore project, Dangerous: The Double Album. The tour, which is the biggest country tour of 2022 and runs through October, recently sold-out with over 800,000 tickets sold, according Up2DateCountry on Instagram.

In addition to HARDY and Larry Fleet, the country hitmaker recently added Lainey Wilson, Kameron Marlowe, Chase Rice, Ian Munsick, and ERNEST to his sold-out tour lineup.

The country hitmaker will also join Eric Church for “One Hell Of A Night” in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on June 11, 2022. The star-studded show will feature Church and Wallen, as well as ERNEST.

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