RECEIVES FIRST-EVER CMA NOMINATION FOR
Breakout star MORGAN WALLEN rocked ABC’s Good Morning America this morning (8/28), with an unchained version of the title track from his debut album, IF I KNOW ME (Big Loud Records) supporting “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards” nominations announcement live segment.
Turning heads, Wallen’s revved-up performance cranked up the volume with a raucous full-band sound and his signature whiskey-tinged vocal twang. Entertaining a packed-out studio audience, Wallen’s undeniable charm kept the crowd dancing, singing along to the fan-favorite album cut. With his crew outfitted in all black and custom shop shirts, the Country talent sported his new-wave cowboy style for the performance, complete with a cut-off sleeved pearl button western shirt and belt bling.
Minutes before his charged up performance, the skyrocketing newcomer received his first-ever CMA Awards nomination for New Artist of the Year live on-air.
Watch a clip of the performance HERE.
Immediately following the broadcast, Wallen headed to Billboard to announce the remaining CMA Awards nominations by category with MIDLAND via livestream — watch here.
As current single “Chasin’ You” continues climbing the charts at Country radio, Wallen’s recently released collaboration with DIPLO, “Heartless,” keeps making waves, hailed as “a guitar-laden trap-tune featuring unlucky-in-love lyrics from Morgan Wallen” (Billboard) and highlighting “Wallen’s superb voice, as confident and assured here as with the throwback country-rock on his debut album” (Rolling Stone Country).
Wallen rolls on as featured support for FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE‘s CAN’T SAY I AIN’T COUNTRY TOUR through the end of September, followed by a direct support run on LUKE COMBS‘ sold-out BEER NEVER BROKE MY HEART TOUR.