Country music’s electrifying new talent MORGAN WALLEN kicked off his first-ever headlining tour last weekend, bringing the UP DOWN TOUR presented by Shiner Light Blonde to 8 Seconds Saloon in Indianapolis, IN Friday (2/2) and selling out The Stache in Grand Rapids, MI Saturday (2/3).
The Big Loud Records newcomer brought down the house with his 75-minute set, complete with his his Top 30 debut single “The Way I Talk” and a faithful cover of Eric Church’s “Smoke A Little Smoke.” A standout moment included a solo acoustic version of “You Make It Easy,” Jason Aldean’s brand new single, which Wallen co-wrote with Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, and Jordan Schmidt. The breakthrough performer closed the night with his Top 30 (and climbing) surefire smash single “Up Down,” which Taste of Country admits is “just too dang catchy to ignore,” and has been streamed over 27.6 million times.
The UP DOWN TOUR continues Friday (2/9) in Myrtle Beach, SC, and wraps April 28 in Las Vegas, NV. He’ll then hit the road as support on the second leg Luke Bryan’s WHAT MAKES YOU COUNTRY TOUR, in addition to performance slots at major festivals including Stagecoach and Faster Horses.