What Is The Morgan Wallen Foundation?

The Morgan Wallen Foundation, formerly known as the More Than My Hometown Foundation, was created in 2021 to help support programs for youth in sports/music and also lends a hand to communities in need.

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Melinda Lorge

Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Music Mayhem, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.

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Posted on July 12, 2023

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Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy of Ryan Smith/@spideysmith

Morgan Wallen’s heart is in the right place. The country music superstar, 30, has launched the Morgan Wallen Foundation, formerly known as the More Than My Hometown Foundation.

Created in 2021 and funded by the “Last Night” hitmaker with consumer donations, the Morgan Wallen Foundation finds Wallen supporting youth-driven programs in sports and music to kids in need and providing them with opportunities that he had access to when he was a child growing up in East Tennessee.

Those opportunities, which included heavy involvement in baseball and singing with his sisters in the church, helped shape Wallen and cultivate his artistic creativity. The memories of those opportunities not only led him to where he is today, but remain near and dear to his heart.

“Without sports and music, I don’t know where I’d be. I know my life would look a whole lot different, so I want to give great opportunities to kids in these areas,” Wallen shared in a statement. “MWF also lends a hand when we see communities in need.”

Morgan Wallen Is Committed To Helping Kids And Those In Need

Wallen’s motivation to give back to the kids, who may have no other form of access to such curricular activities, will hopefully help them become well-rounded individuals to be able to reach new heights. The program also aims to provide children with the values and benefits of discipline, hard work, and commitment that it did for Wallen. 

With his knowledge and passion, Wallen’s Morgan Wallen Foundation doesn’t only combine his love of sports and music, but also community service. Of the latter, Wallen is committed to helping communities in crisis. 

The Foundation’s core values, according to its website state: “All children deserve a chance to thrive, play, and create through sports and music, the Morgan Wallen Foundation (MWF) supports programs for youth in these two areas. MWF is also dedicated to being there for communities in times of need. Whether it’s providing supplies in the wake of natural disasters, meals for first responders, distributing groceries to food insecure families, we are here to help.”

Morgan Wallen; Courtesy of David Lehr
Morgan Wallen; Courtesy of David Lehr

Donating $3 From Every Concert Ticket Sold

To make his efforts a reality, Wallen has been donating $3.00 from every concert ticket sold while on tour to support the foundation’s work. Already, his passion and drive have allowed him to donate funds for the rehabilitation of sports facilities, baseball fields, sports equipment, music programs, and instruments.

Additionally, stops on his 2022 Dangerous Tour supplied 500,000 meals, which helped provide relief to those facing food insecurity during natural disasters in the US.

And Wallen doesn’t stop there. With his foundation, Wallen recently presented a $100,000 check to support the revitalization of South Chicago’s Bessemer Park baseball field, the home field of Baker and Bowen High Schools. The moment happened during night two of his Wrigley Field tour stop in Chicago, in which he performed back-to-back shows. 

“Our mission with the Morgan Wallen Foundation is to support youth programs in the areas of sports and music. We are thrilled to donate $100k to Bessemer Park to give the kids a place to play ball here in South Chicago,” Wallen shared after inviting students from two local high schools to the stage to assist in presenting the check. “This donation, combined with being back on stage performing for my fans tonight at Wrigley is a true doubleheader for me.”

Wallen is back on the road as part of his One Night At A Time World Tour.

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

For tour dates and more information on Wallen’s career, visit MorganWallen.com. To learn more about the Morgan Wallen Foundation, visit its official website HERE.

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Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Music Mayhem, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.

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