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The “Whiskey Glasses” singer has charted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a total of 22 weeks.
While Morgan holds the No. 1 spot, Luke Comb’s “Fast Car,” is hot on his tail clocking in at No. 2 on the Hot 100 chart beating out Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers.” This is the first time in 42 years that country singers have simultaneously held the top two spots on the heavily desired music list.
1981 was the last year two country artists held the top two spots of the list with Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” and Eddie Rabbitt’s “I Love a Rainy Night.”
The song instantly gained popularity becoming Wallen’s first ever No.1 on the Billboard Top 100 in early March just 5 weeks after its release.
At one point after the release of his most recent album, One Thing at a Time, the 30-year-old also claimed half of the top 10 songs on the Billboard Hot 100. This was a monumental feat as it was the first time a core country act has claimed 5 of the top 10 on the chart over the span of a week.
Wallen was raised in Sneedville, Tennessee by his parents Tommy and Lesli Wallen. The “Sand In My Boots” singer showed interest in music at a young age, and took violin and piano lessons. He also sang in the local church that his family attended. Morgan loved playing baseball, but sadly had to give up the sport after he sustained an injury. His mother, Lesli, decided that it would be profitable to sign Wallen up for the well-known show, “The Voice USA.”
Wallen was eliminated early on, but started gaining popularity shortly after.
Hear 20-year-old Morgan on The Voice in the video below: