RECORD-SETTING SOPHOMORE LP LAUNCHES AS “ONE OF COUNTRY MUSIC’S MOST ANTICIPATED ALBUMS OF 2021” (ROLLING STONE)
WILL GO LIVE FROM THE RYMAN TUESDAY, JANUARY 12th FOR GLOBAL LIVESTREAM CELEBRATION.
Nearly three years in the making, Big Loud/Republic Records’ Multi-Platinum superstar Morgan Wallen is unleashing today “one of country music’s most anticipated albums of 2021” (Rolling Stone), Dangerous: The Double Album, available everywhere now.
“Started writing for this album two and a half years ago and had no idea what those two and a half years were going to bring,” shares Wallen. “I tried to put all of those emotions from that time into one album but couldn’t — so we decided to make two. I hope you listen and it brings you some escape, some joy, some peace. That’s what I’ve found in it. Thanks for all of the support and I can’t wait to play these for y’all live one day.”
Grounded by the Tennessee native’s gravelly, tobacco-tinged voice and rooted in his hometown tendencies, the 30-track double shot pushes boundaries across the board, marrying modern production styles, classic Country lyricism, and Wallen’s wide range of influences on over 90 minutes of new music. GQ raves, “Wallen is that rare country artist with the range to pull off arena rock, easy-vibes Americana and traditional country ballads.”
Doubling down, Wallen tallies 16 credits as a songwriter on the collection alongside a highlight reel of Nashville’s finest collaborators, including Ashley Gorley, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Rodney Clawson, and close friend Michael Hardy. Produced entirely by Joey Moi, with co-production on select tracks by Dave Cohen, Matt Dragstrem, Jacob Durrett, and Charlie Handsome, Dangerous is a continuation of the signature sound Wallen and Moi crafted on his Platinum-certified #1 debut, If I Know Me.
LISTEN TO DANGEROUS: THE DOUBLE ALBUM HERE
In celebration of the new release, Wallen will go Live From The Ryman for one night only this Tuesday, January 12th, on his YouTube and Facebook pages
Ending a record-breaking 2020 with a bang, Wallen debuted on Saturday Night Live and was profiled in The New Yorker, called “an Everyman rock star” – read “How Morgan Wallen Became The Most Wanted Man In Country” here.
Current chart-stormer “7 Summers” is “a sign not just of (Wallen’s) own stardom, but of Country’s streaming rise,” (Billboard) continuing its reign in the new year after being named one of the Best Songs of 2020 by Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Rolling Stone and TIME, and surging into Country radio’s Top 25.
ABOUT MORGAN WALLEN:
Morgan Wallen has staked his claim as Country music’s next superstar with over 3.4 Billion on-demand streams, Multi-Platinum certifications, and four consecutive chart-toppers. The SNL guest’s widely praised sophomore effort, Dangerous: The Double Album (Big Loud/Republic Records), is out now. Featuring 30-tracks, the project includes record-breaking current single and one of TIME‘s Top 10 Songs of 2020, “7 Summers” – which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and inside the Billboard Hot 100’s Top 10 – 3X Platinum Diplo collaboration, “Heartless,” and recent Platinum chart-topper “More Than My Hometown.” As “the most wanted man in country” (The New Yorker), the Tennessee native has stacked up the accolades, winning 2020’s CMA New Artist of the Year and iHeartRadio’s Best New Country Artist awards, reigning #1 atop Billboard’s 2020 year-end Country Airplay chart with “Chasin’ You,” plus high-profile features in The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press, The Washington Post, Genius, GQ and more.