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Last updated on August 23rd, 2023 at 03:43 am
Who is Morgan Wallen? Born Morgan Cole Wallen, he was once a solid prospect as a professional baseball player, and is now a world-renowned American country music singer. Morgan Wallen is from Sneedville, Tennesee, and is known for hits such as “Whiskey Glasses,” “Cover Me Up,” “Up Down (ft Florida Georgia Line),” and many more.
Unfortunately, his sporting dreams ended early on due to an elbow injury. Although the music industry was never in his plans, he evidently rose to massive fame and success.
You might also know this classic artist through his appearance in Season Six of The Voice, where he was eliminated in The Playoffs.
Morgan Wallen’s Net Worth
In 2022, it’s reported that Morgan Wallen’s net worth stands at a whopping $4m, which is no small feat for a 28-year-old country singer from Tennessee. He’s amassed his wealth through music, from album sales to event appearances.
In 2016 he was signed to Big Loud Records. Not too long after, in 2018, he released his debut album, If I Know Me, which became a massive hit reaching #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. It’s fair to say the rest is history.
Between 2017 and 2020, it’s reported that he performed at events over 300 times. He doesn’t appear for less than $50,000, so we’ll let you do the math on how much he made.
Where Was Morgan Wallen Born?
Margan Wallen was born in Sneedville, Tennessee, on May 13, 1993, making him 28 years old today. Morgan Wallen was born to parents Tommy, a Pastor, and Lesli Wallen, a teacher, who is quite active on Instagram today.
There’s not much information on Morgan’s early life, aside from the fact that he took piano and violin lessons early in life. They didn’t lead to much at the time, as baseball was his passion and where he dedicated all his energy until he got injured.
How Tall is Morgan Wallen?
Morgan Wallen is a pretty tall and well-built individual. Still, it’s not exactly clear what his height is, as there is fluctuating information around the internet. He’s definitely over 6ft, but some sources state as much as 6ft 11, which we find to be inaccurate.
He weighs 159 lbs (68 kg), has light brown hair with blue eyes, and is a Roman Catholic.
Morgan Wallen’s Rise to Fame
His first actual public appearance under the spotlight was on The Voice season six. He started as a member of Usher’s team but later moved to Adam Levine’s team, or as reported by multiple sources, was ‘stolen.’
You’d think he won considering his success today, but he actually lost in Episode 17 during The Playoffs. Soon after, he signed to Panacea Records in 2015, where his career really started to take off.
He debuted the same year with his EP, Stand Alone.
At this point, he was on all the big shots’ radar and was quickly signed to a larger label, Big Loud Records, in 2016. He got to work on his debut album quickly and launched it in 2018.
If I Know Me went on to amass him a lot of fame. It broke many records and did well on the Billboard charts, hitting #1 on the Billboard Country Top Albums Chart.
World Class Country Singer
Morgan Wallen’s career continued to break boundaries and reach new heights. In 2021, he released his second album, Dangerous: The Double Album, which broke a whole new record, spending seven weeks as #1 on the Billboard 200. It was the first time in 64 years the billboard had seen anything like it.
These days such a strong online presence is all you need to amass fortunes and create endless wealth.
Controversy Around Morgan Wallen
There’s not just been one controversy around this young artist in recent years. Still, the good thing is that he’s been able to redeem himself for the most part and maintain his fanbase.
In May 2020, he was arrested in Nashville for public intoxication and disorderly conduct. He later apologized on social media regarding this.
If that heat wasn’t enough and tensions weren’t already high, in October of that year, videos went viral of him partying through lockdowns, maskless, and performing at house parties.
At the same time, Wallen announced that SNL postponed his appearance as he violated the show’s COVID-19 protocols.
On Feb 2, 2021, he really topped it off when TMZ released a video of him entering his home uttering a racial slur better referred to as the N-word. As a result, some radio networks temporarily stopped airing him, like SiriusXM, iHeartRadio, Satellite Radio, and more.
Pausing airplay was the least of the repercussions he faced, as he angered thousands of people worldwide and many artists he had worked with. He made a public apology on video and asked his fans not to defend him.
A Strange Response for Morgan Wallen
You’d think that all this bad media appearance in one year and the controversy he caused would damage his career, but you couldn’t be more mistaken.
His album sales went on to surge in 2021, making it the year’s best-selling album. Following this, Wallen donated $300,000 to the BMAC.
Is Morgan Wallen Married?
Morgan Wallen was in a relationship with Katie Smith. They weren’t married but engaged. They started dating in 2016, got engaged in April 2017, called off their engagement in 2018, and then officially broke up in November 2019.
Smith and Wallen had a son together, Indigo Wilder, born on July 10, 2020. They were no longer together but promised to always be there for their child.
Recently, Morgan Wallen was dating Paige Lorenze. After a year of being together, they broke up because Morgan allegedly cheated on her. She was heartbroken by this according to interviews, but the story didn’t go much deeper from there, and today, Morgan Wallen is single.