Morgan Wallen and Eric Church; Photo Courtesy of David Lehr
Morgan Wallen and Eric Church; Photo Courtesy of David Lehr

WATCH: Morgan Wallen Shocks Nashville Crowd With Two Song Performance Alongside Musical Hero Eric Church

Morgan Wallen surprised fans during the second of three sold-out shows in Nashville, Tennessee, with a special performance alongside his musical hero and friend, Eric Church.

In the midst of the East Tennessee native’s electrifying 26-song set, Wallen welcomed Church to the stage to perform “Quittin’ Time,” a song Church co-wrote with Luke Laird and Josh Thompson for Wallen’s record-breaking sophomore project, Dangerous: The Double Album.

Wallen began singing the song, which he called “one of my favorites on the album,” and after singing the first verse and chorus, Church joined him to finish out the song.

Without wasting any time, Wallen and Church then performed “Smoke A Little Smoke,” a song co-written by Church alongside Jeff Hyde and Driver Williams, which is the third and final single from Church’s 2009 album, Carolina.

Church kicked off the song strumming his acoustic guitar and singing the opening verse to his fan-favorite tune. 

“Wanna little more right and a little less left / Little more right now, a little less what’s next / Act like tomorrow’s ten years away / And just kick back and let the feelin’ flow / Drink a little drink, smoke a little smoke, yeah,” Wallen sang alongside Church.

“Eric Church everybody,” Wallen shouted as the “Heart On Fire” singer exited the stage with a smile on his face.

Morgan Wallen Recently Shared How Eric Church Went From Being His Musical Hero To Being His Friend

During a recent interview with Lon Helton on Country Countdown USA, Wallen opened up about he and Church’s friendship.

“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.”

Wallen continued to explain how Church inspired him to launch a career in Country music. 

“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 added.

“So it’s really cool to consider him an actual friend now,” Wallen admitted. “I’ve always admired him.”

Wallen previously joined Church on stage in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during a stop on Church’s sold-out Gather Again Tour, where the two country superstars performed a handful of songs together for the first time.

Morgan Wallen and Eric Church; Photo Courtesy of Anthony D'Angio
Morgan Wallen and Eric Church; Photo Courtesy of Anthony D’Angio

Morgan Wallen & Eric Church Previously Shared The Stage Together

In September 2021, the country hit-makers joined forces and performed together once again at Justin Timberlake’s bar on Lower Broadway in Nashville for the Supper Club’s soft opening at The Twelve Thirty Club.

Wallen and Church sang several songs including a duet of Church’s chart-topping single “Springsteen.” That night Wallen also joined Church on acoustic guitar, singing two tracks off his award-winning project, Dangerous: The Double Album, including “Silverado For Sale” and “Sand In My Boots.”

The superstar pair also shared a jam session together in late June 2021, where they sang “Sand In My Boots” during a low-key hang alongside HARDY and Darius Rucker.

Church previously praised Wallen during an interview with Billboard, “He’s real damn good, and he’s authentic, That’s the key. Morgan is not trying to be somebody else. He’s just doing him. It’s refreshing to see and hear.”

Morgan Wallen and Eric Church; Photo Courtesy of Instagram
Morgan Wallen and Eric Church; Photo Courtesy of Instagram

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.

Additionally, 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.

See a full list of upcoming Dangerous Tour dates below.

March 18, 2022 — Nashville, TN — Bridgestone Arena — HARDY and Larry Fleet
April 14, 2022 — Evansville, IN — Ford Center — HARDY and Larry Fleet
April 15, 2022 — Charleston, WV — Charleston Coliseum — HARDY and Larry Fleet
April 21, 2022 — Corpus Christi, TX — American Bank Center — HARDY and Larry Fleet
April 22, 2022 — San Antonio, TX — AT&T Center — HARDY and Larry Fleet
April 23, 2022 — Lafayette, LA — CAJUNDOME — HARDY and Larry Fleet
April 28, 2022 — Green Bay, WI — Resch Center — TBD and Larry Fleet
April 29, 2022 — Des Moines, IA — Wells Fargo Arena — TBD and Larry Fleet
April 30, 2022 — Kansas City, MO — T-Mobile Center — TBD and Larry Fleet
May 12, 2022 — Denver, CO — Ball Arena — HARDY and Larry Fleet
May 13, 2022 — Rapid City, SD — Summit Arena — HARDY and Larry Fleet
May 14, 2022 — Billings, MT — First Interstate Arena — HARDY and Larry Fleet
May 27, 2022 — Allentown, PA — PPL Center — HARDY and Larry Fleet
June 2, 2022 — Charlotte, NC — PNC Music Pavilion — HARDY
June 3, 2022 — Raleigh, NC — Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek — HARDY
June 4, 2022 — Bristow, VA — Jiffy Lube Live — HARDY
June 16, 2022 — Noblesville, IN — Ruoff Music Center — HARDY
June 23, 2022 — Gilford, NH — Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion — HARDY
June 24, 2022 — Gilford, NH — Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion — HARDY
June 25, 2022 — Darien Center, NY — Darien Lake Amphitheater — HARDY
July 2, 2022 — Orange Beach, AL — The Wharf Amphitheater — HARDY
July 3, 2022 — Orange Beach, AL — The Wharf Amphitheater — HARDY
July 7, 2022 — Saratoga Springs, NY — Saratoga Performing Arts Center — HARDY
July 8, 2022 — Syracuse, NY — St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview — HARDY
July 21, 2022 — Burgettstown, PA — The Pavilion at Star Lake — HARDY
July 30, 2022 — Ridgefield, WA — RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater — TBD
August 4, 2022 — Atlanta, GA — Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood — HARDY
August 5, 2022 — Atlanta, GA — Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood — HARDY
August 11, 2022 — Mansfield, MA — Xfinity Center — HARDY
August 12, 2022 — Hartford, CT — XFINITY Theatre — HARDY
August 25, 2022 — Wichita, KS — INTRUST Bank Arena — HARDY
August 26, 2022 — Rogers, AR — Walmart AMP — HARDY
August 27, 2022 — St. Louis, MO — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre — HARDY
September 7, 2022 — Albuquerque, NM — Isleta Amphitheater — HARDY
September 9, 2022 — Nampa, ID — Ford Idaho Center — HARDY
September 10, 2022 — West Valley City, UT — USANA Amphitheatre — HARDY
September 15, 2022 — Chula Vista, CA — North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre — HARDY
September 16, 2022 — Mountain View, CA — Shoreline Amphitheatre — HARDY
September 17, 2022 — Wheatland, CA — Toyota Amphitheatre — HARDY
September 24, 2022 — Los Angeles, CA — Crypto.com Arena — HARDY
September 25, 2022 — Los Angeles, CA — Crypto.com Arena — HARDY

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