Proving himself as “the hottest country newcomer of the moment” (Variety), Big Loud/Republic Records’ Morgan Wallen is back atop both the Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase Country radio airplay charts this week with his fourth consecutive #1 single, “More Than My Hometown.”
Written by Wallen with Michael Hardy, Ernest Keith Smith and Ryan Vojtesak and produced by Joey Moi, Billboard calls the PLATINUM certified chart-topper a “metaphor parade,” with an “Eagles-like smoothness,” while HITS praises the hometown anthem as “a feel-good look at coming of age in the flyover that’s as true as it is pungent.”
“Thank you, country radio, my incredible fans and my relentless team for making this our fourth consecutive #1,” says Wallen. “Also, thank you to my co-writers for collaborating with me on this song and for just being some damn good friends. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody.”
“More Than My Hometown” previews Wallen’s upcoming 30-track sophomore record, Dangerous: The Double Album (1/8), and serves as his third #1 as a songwriter, the second from his own catalog of tunes. “The country song that everyone’s talking about” (Los Angeles Times) – “7 Summers” – is breaking new ground simultaneously, soaring through Country radio’s Top 30, and named one of TIME’s 10 Best Songs of 2020 (all genre).