Morgan Wallen’s new song, “7 Summers,” which was released on Aug. 13, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart (streaming, sales and airplay-based) .
“7 Summers” is only the fifth song in the 62-year history of the chart to debut at No. 1, and the first since “Meant to Be” by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line in December 2017.
Co-penned by Morgan, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, “7 Summers” is expected to be part of Morgan’s upcoming sophomore album. Morgan initially teases the song via Instagram, before it began making the rounds on TikTok, which ultimately convinced Morgan to release the breezy tune.
“‘7 Summers’ is a song that originally I didn’t even know if it was going to make my album or if I was ever going to put it out,” says Morgan. “But when quarantine first started, I was challenged to do a demo on Instagram, so I put out the first verse and chorus of ‘7 Summers.’ I heard a lot of good feedback from it on Instagram, and then it started making the rounds on TikTok—I saw how much the song was getting played and how much people were enjoying it, even just the first verse and chorus. Social media played a huge part in me releasing this song, especially this early. It’s a cool thing—me being on the fence about it, then being able to put it out and get people’s feedback. Seeing the response played the biggest part in this release. I think that speaks to just how much fans mean to me and fans mean to music. I’m glad I’m getting to put it out and glad people are loving it, I can’t wait for y’all to hear the full version.”
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