Morgan Wallen Thought A Double Album Was A Pipe Dream

Morgan Wallen Thought A Double Album Was A Pipe Dream

Morgan Wallen‘s sophomore effort Dangerous: The Double Album arrives in stores and online in less than 24 hours.

When the process to make his follow-up project to his debut If I Know Me began early last year, Morgan knew he had 20 songs already available, but wasn’t quite sure what to do with them, “At the beginning of 2020, we probably had about 20 songs that we felt were ready to be recorded…that we felt were worthy of being recorded. You know, 20 is a weird number, you can either whittle it down to 15, or you can do…maybe put out 5 here, 10 there, something like that.”

Then after a conversation with his manager, Morgan shares that an idea emerged, “There’s all kinds of things you can do with 20, but we just for some reason gravitated towards the idea of a double album.”

Even with 20 songs already available, Morgan still didn’t think a double album was a viable option, “I personally didn’t think it was going to be possible just because I scheduled to do a lot of touring in 2020…I didn’t think I was going to have enough time to put that much effort, and the proper amount of effort into doing an album like that, so I just kind of passed it off as a pipe dream almost.”

Of course all of this was in consideration very early in 2020 when Morgan’s touring and appearance schedule looked jam-packed…but then as we all know, quarantine hit.

Morgan shares, “When everything happened the way it did…I thought, ‘Well, maybe this might be possible.’ Fortunately, I was able to write 4, 5 songs really at the beginning of quarantine, kind of just right off the bat. Which got us to a number of about 25, that made me feel confident that it would be actually something we could do. We ended up with 30, it’ll be 32 eventually when the exclusive tracks come out, but that was never the goal number, we didn’t really have a goal number in mind, it’s kind of just what happened.”

From pipe dream to reality, Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album is heading to fans tomorrow, January 8th, with 30 awesome songs.

One of the 30 tracks is climbing its way up the country airplay chart right now. Check out the music video for “7 Summers” right here…

Have you also checked out the short film inspired by Morgan’s “7 Summers”–it connects the dots that you see in the music video?

Photo Credit: John Shearer

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell